Vitamin C promotes healthy capillaries, gums and teeth, and aids iron absorption. It helps heal wounds and broken bones and, by increasing the absorption of iron from the intestine, it helps treat anemia. Vitamin C plays a role in collagen formation within connective tissue and it contributes to hemoglobin and red-blood-cell production in bone marrow.
Vitamin C is perhaps best known for its role as an immune system booster that helps prevent viral and bacterial infections. It is recommended for treatment of the common cold.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Quantity: 100 capsules
Vitamin C 500 mg (Ascorbic acid). A special time-diffused micro encapsulation providing a gradual release of vitamin C over 6-8 hours.
Excipients: Gelatin, Sucrose, Silica, Vegetable Magenesium Stearate, Natural Food Glaze.
Drug Interactions: Mixed amphetamines, Blood Pressure Drugs, Tetracycline, Warfarin (blood thinning medication).
Nutrient Depletions: Acetaminophen, Ampicillin, Alcohol, aspirin, Carbidopa, Clozapine, Cyclophosphamide, Cyclosporin (medication for cancer treatment), nitroglycerin, oral contraceptives.
Excess Vitamin C can interfere with the absorption of copper and selenium.
Supportive Drug Interactions: Loop diuretics (Vitamin C amplifies the effects of these medications), nitrate medications for heart disease Vitamin C may reduce the development of tolerance).
Vitamin C works well when taken in conjunction with other antioxidants such as Vitamin E.
Warnings and Precautions: None known when taken as directed.
Toxicity, Adverse Reactions and Side Effects: Doses greater than recommended have been associated with loose stools, diarrhea, gas and bloating. Decrease dosage if these symptoms occur.
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