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|1 tablet contains||% RDA*|
|(as calcium ascorbate)||750 mg||938%|
* RDA: Recommended Daily Allowance
1 tablet daily, unless otherwise advised. Preferably after a meal as a whole take.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage.
Dietary supplements should not replace a varied diet.
A healthy lifestyle and a varied balanced diet are important for maintaining good health.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Vitamin C (Calcium-L-ascorbate),
bulking agent: microcrystalline cellulose,
anti-caking agent: magnesium salts of fatty acids,
glazing agents: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, talc,
firming agent: silicon dioxide,
color: titanium dioxide.
Dark, dry and at room temperature.
Keep out of reach of young children.
What is Bio-C-Vitamine?
Bio-C-Vitamin is film-coated tablets with 750 mg of vitamin C in the form of non-acidic calcium ascorbate in a pharmaceutical quality. Bio-C-Vitamin can be taken with or without a meal. The tablets are manufactured in pharmaceutical quality.
Bio-C-Vitamin may be used by pregnant and lactating women.
What is vitamin C?
Vitamin C is named ascorbic acid which means: The acid that counteracts scurvy. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and an antioxidant that is part of several intra-cellular redox systems involved in neutralising reactive oxygen compounds (also known as free radicals). Vitamin C is a so-called co-factor in different enzymatic processes. Vitamin C distributes itself through the body’s water phase, which includes everything that is not fat and bone tissue.
The highest concentration is found in white blood cells and blood platelets. The adrenal glands and pituitary gland plus the testicles and ovaries have particularly high concentrations of vitamin C. The vitamin C concentration in the brain is 10 times higher than what is found in blood.
Mammals produce their own vitamin C
Almost all mammals are able to synthesize vitamin C in their adrenal glands by means of an enzymatic conversion of glucose. In these animals vitamin C works like a hormone. In humans, on the other hand, the gene of the vitamin C-producing enzyme contains a number of mutations resulting in an inability to produce the vitamin and therefore we depend on it from our diet.
Humans have an increased need for vitamin C in situations with oxidative stress like e.g. large lesions, burns, and serious infections. Also, smokers have increased need for vitamin C.
Properties of Vitamin C:
- Is an important antioxidant that is involved in intra-cellular redox systems. The exact mechanism of action is not known.
- Is almost fully absorbed from the intestine in dosages of about 100 mg daily. At higher dosages or in the case of diarrhea, the absorption is reduced.
- Is able to regenerate vitamin E which have been damaged by encounter with free radicals
- Maintains the enzyme propyl hydroxylase in its active form which helps to hydroxylate recently produced connective tissue (collagen). The deficiency symptom known as scurvy is a result of insufficient collagen hydroxylation.
- Is important for our energy-yielding metabolism, our immune and nervous system and also psychological functions. It increases non-haem iron from our food
- Is able to reduce tiredness and fatique
Good sources of vitamin C
Good and natural vitamin C sources include foods such as:
- Bell pepper
- Citrus fruits
Vitamin C tablets should dissolve within 30 minutes, to be able to be well absorbed into the body. If it takes longer to dissolve than 60 minutes, much of the vitamin will disappear in the toilet. Make you own test with a Bio-C tablet in a glass of lukewarm water. Set the timer and check.
When to avoid Vitamin C supplements
Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron and should therefore not be taken by people with iron overload problems. In addition, Bio-C-Vitamin should not be used by people who tend to develop kidney stones, have impaired renal function or glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Rare cases of diarrhea and indigestion have been reported from large intake of vitamin C.
Vitamin C overdosing rarely occurs, as a vitamin C surplus is normally excreted in the urine. Ingesting more than 2 grams of vitamin C daily may in some people cause a completely harmless state of diarrhea known as osmotic diarrhea.
The EU Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has evaluated the evidence behind the product's content of vitamin C and has acknowledged the following statements:
- Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
- Contributes to normal function of the immune system
- Contributes to normal function of the nevous system
- Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of the blood vessels
- Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones
- Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage
- Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of gums
- Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin
- Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of teeth
- Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism
- Contributes to normal psychological function
- Contributes to the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E
- Increases iron absorption
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise*
*The claim may be used only for food, which provides a daily intake of 200 mg vitamin C. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200 mg in addition to the recommended daily intake of vitamin C