Vitamin C 500 mg - Orange

$20.99

Orange Flavor – Sweetened With Stevia

  • Water-soluble nutrient found in citrus and other fruits and vegetables
  • Helps form muscles, collagen, blood vessels, and cartilage.
  • Critically important in wound healing
  • Helps protect cells against the effects of reactive oxygen species (free radicals).
  • Vitamin C is not produced by the body and therefore must be obtained from diet.

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Description

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C 500 mg – 100 chewable tablets

Vitamin C Deficiency:

Vitamin C deficiency is more likely in people who:

  • Have certain gastrointestinal malabsorption conditions
  • Smoke tobacco (or are exposed to secondhand smoke)
  • Have certain types of cancer
  • Have a diet with limited fruits and vegetables

Severe vitamin C deficiency can lead to a disease called scurvy, associated with anemia, bleeding gums, easy bruising, poor wound healing and death.

What are the effects of Vitamin C on health?

Cancer prevention:
High of vitamin C from fruits and vegetables might lower the risk of various cancers, including lung, breast, and colon. However, vitamin C supplements, with or without other antioxidants, do not seem to be protective against cancer.

Cardiovascular disease:
Although people who consume large amounts of vegetables and fruits have a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, it is not clear whether vitamin C itself, either from food or supplements, helps protect people from cardiovascular disease. It is also uncertain whether vitamin C helps prevent the worsening of cardiovascular disease in those who already have it.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts:
Vitamin C cannot prevent age-related macular degeneration; however, combined with other nutrients it might help slow the progression of AMD.
Some studies suggest that people who consume more vitamin C-rich foods have a lower risk of developing cataracts; however, further investigation is needed.

The common cold:
Vitamin C supplementation does not reduce the risk of developing the common cold. However, people who take vitamin C supplements regularly may have milder symptoms and shorter colds. Beginning vitamin C supplements after cold symptoms start does not decrease symptoms or cold duration.

Safety and side effects:

Taking too much vitamin C can cause side effects, including:

  • Heartburn
  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Headache
  • Fatigue and sleepiness, or sometimes insomnia
  • Skin flushing

Long-term usage of high dose (>2000 mg/day) vitamin C supplements increases the risk of significant side effects.

Possible interactions include:

  • Aluminum – Vitamin C supplements can increase absorption of aluminum from aluminum-containing medications. This can be problematic for people with kidney disease.
  • Chemotherapy – Antioxidants, including vitamin C, may reduce the beneficial effects of chemotherapy medications.
  • Estrogen – Vitamin C may increase estrogen levels when taken with oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy.
  • Protease inhibitors – Antiviral medications may have reduced effect if taken in conjunction with vitamin C.
  • Statins and niacin – When taken with vitamin C, the effects of these cholesterol-lowering medications may be reduced.
  • Warfarin – Vitamin C in high dosages might reduce the response to this oral anticoagulant.

Additional information

Weight 0.6 lbs

Disclaimer: None of the above statements have been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your health care professional before taking any and all supplements. Individual results may vary.

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