Exxtra-C™ 1,000 mg Vitamin C is made from Quali-C™, a high-grade ascorbic acid in an advanced delivery system that provides superior absorption and bioavailability. The unique microencapsulated beadlet technology allows a gradual release of Vitamin C over eight hours and a sustained release activity of 24 hours.
Furthermore, new clinical studies have shown Exxtra-C™ to be more bioavailable than other premium Vitamin C products currently on the market. Since it is slowly broken down and released into the gastrointestinal tract, Exxtra-C™ is also beneficial for individuals who normally have difficulty tolerating Vitamin C in its ascorbic acid form. It is less apt to cause diarrhea or stomach upset.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Quantity: 75 capsules
|Vitamin C||1,000 mg (Ascorbic Acid) from DSM Quali-C™.|
|Also contains: Organic Sugar, Natural Beta Carotene Colour, Natural Food Glaze, Gelatin, Purified Magnesium Silicate, Tartaric Acid, Titanium Dioxide.|
Drug Interactions: Anti-coagulant medications and tetracycline antibiotics may react adversely with this product. Take Exxtra-C™ separately from beta-blockers (i.e. propanolol).
Nutrient Depletions: The following may deplete Vitamin C levels: Corticosteroids, Anti-Asthmatics/Bronchodilators, Anti-Inflammatory Agents/ Mast-Cell Stabilizing Agents/ Anti-Leukotrienes/ Preventive Agents/ Xanthines, Anti-Gout drugs, Antipyretics, Anti-Ulcer drugs, Cyclosporin, Salicylates, Tetracyclines.4 Intake of large amounts of vitamin C can deplete the body of copper and selenium. Individuals should be sure to maintain adequate copper and selenium intakes at higher doses of vitamin C. These are found in many multivitamin-mineral supplements.
Supportive Interactions: Vitamin C enhances the effectiveness of the following medications: Analgesics/Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) – increases length of time the analgesic stays in the body; Anti-Acne drugs – increases drug effectiveness; Anti-Anginals/Nitrates – maintains drug strength; Anti-Arthritics, Antibiotics, Anti-Glaucoma, Anti-Ulcer drugs – increases drug strength; Immunosuppressants – increases absorption. Vitamin C works well when taken in conjunction with other antioxidants such as vitamin E, and it enhances the absorption of the mineral iron.
Warnings and Precautions: None known when taken as directed
Toxicity, Adverse Warnings and Side Effects: Do not exceed recommended dosage. Taking too much Vitamin C may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, mouth sores, frequent urination or kidney stones. Consult your healthcare practitioner if any of these side effects persist or worsen.
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