Vitamin C Extra contains vitamins C and E, two important anti-oxidant nutrients that work together in the body.
Vitamin C is synthesised naturally by all species of primates except man, guinea pigs and the Indian fruit bat. It is thought that a genetic mutation caused this situation some 25-60 million years ago.
Vitamin C is involved in:
- Formation and maintenance of collagen
- Metabolism of tryptophan (a brain chemical)
- Antioxidant activity
- Maintenance of a healthy immune system
- Absorption of iron
- Growth and repair of tissue
- Maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels
- Metabolism of fat
Vitamin C can be obtained from many natural sources. The best-known sources are the citrus fruits: oranges, lemons, tangerines, limes and grapefruits. The fruits with the highest natural concentrations are citrus fruits, rose hips, strawberries and acerola cherries.
Vegetable sources include: red and green peppers, broccoli, brussel sprouts, tomatoes, asparagus, parsley, dark leafy greens, cabbage and sauerkraut. Grains and beans contain very small quantities, except when sprouted, when they provide excellent amounts. The richest vegetable source is the green pepper, which contains more vitamin C than an orange, weight-for-weight.
Nature's Own Vitamin C Extra Plus Vitamin Tablets are free from gluten, corn, wheat, soya and dairy. They do not contain any GM ingredients. Suitable for vegetarians & vegans.
Vitamin C complexed in citrus pulp: vitamin E combined in vegetable oil: citrus bioflavonoid complex, rutin, vegetable stearic acid, vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, vegetable protein (zein).