Vitamin C has enjoyed the reputation of the key vitamin in the prevention of colds and associated winter infections.
Vitamin C primary role involves the manufacture and maintenance of connective tissue, in bringing about the normal metabolism of cholesterol, and in the production of cortisol by the adrenal glands. It is biochemically active in the production of collagen for both skin and bones, and in synthesising the hormone noradrenalin that governs pulse rate and blood pressure.
As an antioxidant, Vitamin C is a potent scavenger of free radicals, protecting against tissue damage caused by chemical pollutants, cigarette smoke and environmental toxins.
Thompson's Chewable Vitamin C comes in different doses, the 250mg tablets are suitable for young children whilst the 500mg and 1000mg tablets supply a high potency adult dose.
The addition of lemon bioflavonoids, rosehips and acerola not only aids in the absorption of Vitamin C by the body, but also contributes to the delicious taste, increasing compliance particularly in children and teenagers.
Available strengths: 250 mg 500 mg 1000 mg
Vitamin C 250 mg 500 mg 1000 mg
from Sodium Ascorbate 100 mg 200 mg 401 mg
and Ascorbic Acid 150 mg 300 mg 599 mg
Lemon Bioflavonoids 5 mg 5 mg 5 mg
Rosehip (Rosa Canina) 5 mg 5 mg 5 mg
Acerola (Malphigia Punicifolia) 5 mg 5 mg 5 mg
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Dosages range between one and three per day, depending on strength.
High doses of vitamin C can help to decrease the release of inflammatory mediators involved in allergic reactions.