What is it? Vitamin C also known as ascorbic acid plays a key role in helping to maintain good health and immunity. It forms a vital component in the formation of collagen in our bodies and therefore is essential for the growth and repair of blood vessels, bones, teeth and gums. It is also a powerful anti-oxidant, hence prevents the build up of excess oxygen in our blood vessels. Vitamin C can also help to decrease the frequency of colds and viral infections such as the flu, by giving our immunity a boost. We are unable to store this vitamin in our bodies therefore require small amounts of it daily, when in a stressful condition the amount required is more.
Vitamin C can be found in a number of foods in our diet, these include:
- citrus fruit, such as oranges and orange juice
- brussels sprouts
Dosage: Adults and Children over 12 years: Chew one tablet per day with food or liquid.
Suitable for vegetarians. Vegetarian Society Approved
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Keep out of sight and reach of children.
What are the side effects of taking excessive vitamin C
Taking large amounts (more than 1,000mg per day) of vitamin C can cause:
- stomach pain
These symptoms should disappear once you stop taking vitamin C supplements.
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