Strong Vitamin C - non-Acidic - pharmaceutical quality
- Strong vitamin preparation
- 750 mg in each tablet
- Acid neutral
- Can be used by pregnant and lactating
- Pharmaceutical quality
- Manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control
- Please note that this is a Dutch package
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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 agent: calcium carbonate,
anti-caking agent: silicon dioxide,
glazing agent: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
Dark, dry and at room temperature.
Keep out of reach of young children.
What is Bio-C-Vitamin
Bio-C-vitamin is eggshell-colored, film-coated, oval tablets measuring 16 x 9 mm. Each tablet contains 750 mg of vitamin C in the form of calcium ascorbate. As the tablet does not contain any animal ingredients, it is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. The tablets are manufactured in pharmaceutical quality. Bio-C-vitamine can be taken with or without a meal.
Acid-neutral vitamin C
To protect sensitive stomachs from the acid action of vitamin C, the tablet is made acid-neutral. To make vitamin C acid-neutral, it is bound to calcium in a chemical compound, turning it into calcium ascorbate. In other words: Calcium ascorbate is a calcium salt of ascorbic acid, a molecule made up of ascorbic acid and calcium. Calcium ascorbate acts like vitamin C, but has no acid effect.
Bio-C-vitamin can be taken without a meal, however, in nature, vitamin C never appears in isolation, but always together with a number of other nutrients such as flavonoids. Therefore, it may be beneficial to take Bio-C-vitamin with a meal.
Bio-C-Vitamin may be used by pregnant and lactating women.
What is vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and an important antioxidant. The fact that vitamin C is water-soluble means that we do not have a large stock of it in the body, which is why we need a regular supply. Vitamin C protects proteins, lipids (fats), carbohydrates and nucleic acids such as DNA and RNA against damage from the free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are formed during normal metabolism and when we are exposed to pollution in the form of chemical substances in the environment including tobacco smoke.
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.
The body's immune cells usually contain a high amount of vitamin C, and vitamin C supports the normal immune system in several ways.
Vitamin C is also part of the normal functioning of the nervous system. The nerve cells in the body's central nervous system contain very high concentrations of vitamin C. Here, vitamin C has a wide range of functions such as antioxidant protection, the formation of peptides and myelin, which is a protective layer of fat that surrounds parts of the nerve cells and which improves their function. Vitamin C also protects the nerve cells from the substance glutamate, which can damage the nerve cells if the level becomes too high.
Vitamin C is part of the body's normal energy metabolism, as it contributes to the formation of the amino acid carnitine, which is an essential cofactor in the transport of long-chain fatty acids into the cells' energy-producing mitochondria. In this way, vitamin C helps to reduce fatigue and exhaustion.
Vitamin C contributes to the body's normal production of various types of collagen in the body. Collagen is made up of protein and is found in skin, mucous membranes, bones, tendons, blood vessels, connective tissue and hair cells. About one-third of the body's protein consists of collagen.
Vitamin C increases the bioavailability of iron from food by increasing intestinal uptake of non-haem iron. Non-haem iron come from plants. Haem-iron comes from meat and fish.
Vitamin C helps to repair the fat-soluble vitamin E that has been destroyed during the work of protecting fats from rancidity in the body. After this, vitamin E can function normally again.
The best dietary sources of vitamin C
Vitamin C is found especially in fruits, berries and vegetables, which are also the best dietary sources, especially when these foods are fresh. Among foods with the highest content of vitamin C we find rose hips, sea buckthorn, peppers, parsley and cabbage, especially kale. Foods with a low vitamin C content may also be an important source of vitamin C if the daily intake is relatively high. Vitamin C is broken down by heating, light and oxygen.
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.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the evidence behind vitamin C and has acknowledged the following claims:
- 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 nervous 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 that 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