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Vitamin C

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid and is a water-soluble, antioxidant vitamin that plays a role in more than 300 bodily functions. It is essential to help support health and wellness and requires daily replenishment. 

More information about vitamin C under the product list

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A.Vogel Nature-C - Health Supplement

A.Vogel Nature-C - Health Supplement£9.30

A Vogel Nature-C is a Health Supplement that benefits the immune system & helps the formation of collagen.

BioCare Mixed Ascorbates

BioCare Mixed Ascorbates£26.95

Mixed Ascorbates is a great tasting vitamin C powder with minerals and berry extracts. This handy powder dissolves easily into water. Each 5g dose provides 1g of vitamin C with minerals such as zinc and manganese.

BioCare Vitamin C 1000

BioCare Vitamin C 1000From:  £10.25

Vitamin C 1000 provides 1000mg of citrus-free magnesium ascorbate (a low-acid form of vitamin C) with the bioflavanoids bilberry and grapeseed extract. Low acidity for reduced stomach irritation.

BioCare Vitamin C 500mg

BioCare Vitamin C 500mgFrom:  £14.15

BioCare Vitamin C 500mg provides a bio-available source of vitamin C & magnesium & bilberry extract

BioCare Vitamin C Powder

BioCare Vitamin C PowderFrom:  £11.70

BioCare Vitamin C powder contains magnesium ascorbate which is a low-acid form of vitamin C, produced by our unique solvent free freeze-dried method; it is free from additives and excipients. This form of vitamin C is gentler on the stomach.

BioCare Vitamin C Rosehip Complex - 150g Powder

BioCare Vitamin C Rosehip Complex - 150g Powder£16.35

NEW Vitamin C Rosehip Complex is a great tasting vitamin C powder with minerals, bioflavonoids and berry extracts.

BioCare Vitasorb C 15ml

BioCare Vitasorb C 15ml£6.30

This product has been discontinued and replaced by BioCare Vitamin C Powder

Good Health Naturally Altrient C - Liposomal Vitamin C (30)

Good Health Naturally Altrient C - Liposomal Vitamin C (30)£41.99

A form of vitamin C with no absorption barriers

Higher Nature Immune +

Higher Nature Immune +From:  £5.45

Higher Nature Immune + provides 1000mg Vitamin C with Blackcurrant, Black Elderberry & Bilberry, plus Zinc, to prevent oxidative damage to the body.

Higher Nature Multi Vits (Effervescent) 20

Higher Nature Multi Vits (Effervescent) 20£5.85

Higher Higher Nature Multi Vits (Effervescent) is believed to be the first effervescent multivitamin health supplement in the UK without additives & artificial colouring or flavouring.

Higher Nature True Food C

Higher Nature True Food CFrom:  £19.65

Higher Nature True Food C is a food-based formula, which includes food nutrients from yeast, which our digestion is designed to receive. Easily digested & absorbed.

Higher Nature Ultra C Plus

Higher Nature Ultra C Plus£19.45

Higher Nature Ultra C Plus (Size 90) provides 1000mg of Vitamin C plus 500mg Citrus Bioflavonoids, to work in synergy with Vitamin C as well as supporting healthy veins.

Higher Nature Vit C Effervescent (20)

Higher Nature Vit C Effervescent (20)£4.40

Higher Nature Vit C Effervescent (Fizzy C) is believed to be the first effervescent Vitamin C in the UK without additives & artificial colouring or flavouring.

Higher Nature Vitamin C Powder

Higher Nature Vitamin C PowderFrom:  £6.70

This is a gentle, non-acidic, buffered source of Vitamin C, in powder form, that can be mixed into drinks

Higher Nature Vitamin C Rosehips

Higher Nature Vitamin C RosehipsFrom:  £14.35

Higher Nature Rosehips C 1000 health supplement - 1000mg of Vitamin C with extra Rosehips, a natural source of Vitamin C. 

Lamberts Ascorbic Acid Powder (250g)

Lamberts Ascorbic Acid Powder (250g)£15.95

Lamberts Ascorbic Acid 250g powder - cost effective vitamin C powder - fast dissolving and ideal for those who find tablets difficult to swallow.

Lamberts Calcium Ascorbate Vitamin C (250g)

Lamberts Calcium Ascorbate Vitamin C (250g)£25.95

Lamberts VIT C Calcium Ascorbate is a gentle, non-acidic powdered vitamin C suitable for people who require large amounts or find tablets difficult to swallow. 

Lamberts Ester-C (90)

Lamberts Ester-C (90)£18.95

A non-acidic, easily absorbed form of vitamin C.

Lamberts Rosehips 10,000mg (60)

Lamberts Rosehips 10,000mg (60)£11.95

Lamberts Rosehips 10,000mg health supplement contributes the normal function of cartilage, gums, skin and blood vessels, and the immune system. Exceptionally powerful.

Lamberts Rutin & C & Bioflavonoids (90)

Lamberts Rutin & C & Bioflavonoids (90)£12.95

Lamberts Rutin and Vitamin C 500mg plus Bioflavonoids. Health supplement designed to aid effect of vitamin C and maintain healthy blood vessels.

Lamberts Vitamin C 1000mg + Bioflavonoids - tabs

Lamberts Vitamin C 1000mg + Bioflavonoids - tabsFrom:  £8.95

Lamberts Vitamin C 1000mg Plus Bioflavonoids which aid absorption of Vitamin C and have strengthening effect on the capillaries.

Lamberts Vitamin C Time Release 1000mg

Lamberts Vitamin C Time Release 1000mgFrom:  £7.95

Vitamin C health supplement with Bioflavonoids and Rose Hips are specially formulated to release the vitamin C over 6-8 hours for a more stable level of vitamin C.

Lamberts Vitamin C Time Release 1500mg. Bioflavonoids - 120 tabs

Lamberts Vitamin C Time Release 1500mg. Bioflavonoids - 120 tabs£19.95

Lamberts Time Release Vitamin C 1500mg tablets provide a relevant level of citrus bioflavonoids. Vitamin C and bioflavonoids are most effective when taken together. 

Lamberts Vitamin C Time Release 500mg

Lamberts Vitamin C Time Release 500mgFrom:  £7.95

Lamberts Time Release Vitamin C 500mg is a Vitamin C health supplement with Bioflavonoids and Rose Hips is released over several hours for absorption is more even.

Natural Health Practice Vitamin C Support 60 Capsules

Natural Health Practice Vitamin C Support 60 Capsules£16.77

Vitamin C Support Including magnesium and bilberry extract. Rich in bio-flavanoids.

Nutri Advanced C-1000 TR (90)

Nutri Advanced C-1000 TR (90)£18.79

Nutri B Complex - Hypo Allergenic is a nutritional supplement for people who are exposed to stressful situations, or who have a poor dietary intake.

Nutri Advanced Esterol - 100

Nutri Advanced Esterol - 100£39.29

Nutri Esterol - Ester-C Calcium Ascorbate with Proanthocyanidins and other Bioflavonoids health supplements is an important Antioxidants

Nutri Advanced Ultra Potent C 1000 90 Tabs

Nutri Advanced Ultra Potent C 1000 90 Tabs£38.14

Ultra Potent-C 1000 is designed to provide high levels of vitamin C in a short period of time. Research suggests that this may enhance the bioavailability of the preparation.

Nutri Advanced Ultra Potent-C Powder 232g

Nutri Advanced Ultra Potent-C Powder 232g£43.89

Ultra Potent-C Powder features the same high-quality formula as Ultra Potent-C tablets, but in a convenient powder form that provides over 1000mg of vitamin C per serving.

Solgar Calcium Magnesium Citrate tabs

Solgar Calcium Magnesium Citrate tabsFrom:  £8.99

Advanced assimilation Formula.

  
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How Vitamin C Benefits Your Body

Your body cannot product Vitamin C, that is why it is called an essential vitamin, meaning your body can’t produce it but it has many roles and health benefits for your body.

Where is Vitamin C found?

In many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach. It is recommended that you intake 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men every day.

Get your vitamin C intake from foods if you can but if not many people take supplements to meet their needs.

Proven benefits of vitamin C

May reduce your risk of chronic disease

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant (which boost the immune system) so it can strengthen your body’s natural defences and protect your cells from free radicals.

Free radicals cause oxidative stress, which has been linked to many chronic diseases.

Studies show that consuming more vitamin C can increase your blood antioxidant levels by up to 30% and so helps the body’s natural defences to fight inflammation.

Vitamin C may help manage high blood pressure

Approximately one-third of have high blood pressure, which puts you at risk of heart disease. Studies have shown that vitamin C may help lower blood pressure whether you have high blood pressure or not because it would seem to help relax the blood vessels that carry blood from the heart.

An analysis found that taking a vitamin C supplement reduced systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure in healthy adults.

However, people with high blood pressure should not rely on vitamin C alone and it should not replace any medication you are taking for high blood pressure

Vitamin C may reduce your risk of heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Many factors increase the risk of heart disease, including high blood pressure, high triglyceride or LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, and low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Vitamin C may help reduce these risk factors, which may reduce heart disease risk.

An analysis of studies found that after 10 years, people who took at least 700 mg of vitamin C daily had a 25% lower risk of heart disease than those who did not take a vitamin C supplement. Of course, consuming vitamin C from foods was also linked to a lower risk of heart disease however it is not clear whether people who have a higher intake of vitamin C from foods simply had a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Another analysis found that taking a vitamin C supplement significantly reduced bad cholesterol.

Vitamin C may reduce blood uric acid levels and help prevent gout attacks

Gout is a type of arthritis that affects approximately 4% of adults. Gout is an extremely incredibly painful condition because it causes inflammation of the joints, especially those of the big toes. People with gout experience swelling and sudden, severe attacks of pain.

Gout symptoms appear when there is too much uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is a waste product produced by the body. At high levels, it may crystallize and deposit in the joints. Studies have shown that vitamin C may help reduce uric acid in the blood and, as a result, protect against gout attacks.

Vitamin C helps prevent iron deficiency

Iron is an important nutrient and is essential for making red blood cells and transporting oxygen throughout the body as well as many other functions.

Vitamin C supplements can help improve the absorption of iron from the diet by converting iron into a form that is easier to absorb.

This is especially useful for people on a meat-free diet, as meat is a major source of iron.

Simply consuming 100 mg of vitamin C may improve iron absorption by up to 67% and thus help reduce the risk of anemia among people prone to iron deficiency.

Vitamin C boosts immunity

One of the main reasons people take vitamin C supplements is to boost their immunity as it helps encourage the production of white blood cells  which help protect the body against infection.

Vitamin C also helps white blood cells become more effective and protects them from damage by harmful molecules like free radicals.

Vitamin C is also essential for the skin’s defence because it's transported to the skin, where it can act as an antioxidant and help strengthen the skin’s barriers.

It has been shown that taking vitamin C may shorten wound healing time.

On the other hand, low vitamin C levels are often linked to poor health outcomes.

Vitamin C protects your memory and ability to think as you get older

Dementia is a broad term used to describe symptoms of poor thinking and memory. It affects millions of people and typically occurs among older adults.

Studies suggest that oxidative stress and inflammation near the brain, spine, and nerves can increase the risk of dementia. Because Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant, low levels of it have been linked to an impaired ability to think and remember. Several studies have shown that people with dementia may have lower blood levels of vitamin C.

Conversely, high vitamin C intake from food or supplements has been shown to have a protective effect on thinking and memory as you age.