Microgenics Vitamin C 500mg Raspberry Flavoured 200 Tablets
The importance of vitamin C has been known for centuries. Sailors in the 15th century knew they had to eat fresh fruits – especially oranges and lemons – to prevent scurvy, even though it wasn’t until 1928 that vitamin C was ‘discovered’. Despite the fact scurvy is now very uncommon, vitamin C still remains an essential nutrient that we need to consume on a regular basis because our body cannot produce nor store it. Microgenics Vitamin C 500mg Raspberry Flavoured is a delicious, raspberry tasting vitamin C supplement for the whole family.
It is a well-known fact that vitamin C is important for the immune system. Low levels of vitamin C are associated with lowered immunity whilst higher levels are linked to improved resistance to bacteria and viruses.
There are several ways in which vitamin C supports the immune system. It supports healthy skin function, so viruses and bacteria can’t enter our bodies through the skin. It also stimulates immune cells to attack and kill microbes more efficiently1.
Whilst vitamin C deficiency may result in impaired immunity and higher susceptibility to infections, infections create inflammation and increase metabolic requirements, all of which deplete Vitamin C levels and increase their requirements.
Research shows that supplementing with vitamin C can help to both prevent and treat respiratory and systemic infections. Studies also show that to prevent infections, you need to take at least 100-200 mg vitamin C per day2. Microgenics Vitamin C 500mg Raspberry Flavoured provides higher levels to support the immune system.
Whilst studies show that vitamin C supplementation can reduce the duration of the common cold in athletes and children by 14-18%3 it is recommended that the rest of the general population combines Vitamin C with a Zinc supplement4 for the best results.
Helps reduce free radical damage to the body
Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties help prevent cells from dying during inflammation, thus limiting damage that can occur when the immune system
fights off an infection5.
Supports skin health
A normal, healthy skin contains high concentrations of vitamin C, important for collagen synthesis. Low levels of vitamin C can thus impact on the skin’s health. Research also shows that vitamin C has powerful anti-oxidant properties to help protect the skin against UV damage6.
Supports wound healing
Data from several studies shows that vitamin C deficiency can result in poor wound healing, and that vitamin C supplementation can help improve wound healing in those who have low vitamin C levels7,8.
Supports nervous system function
Vitamin C is also involved in the production of several neurotransmitters, including
noradrenaline and serotonin. Low levels of vitamin C can thus affect moods; and
supplementing with vitamin C may be beneficial to lift moods9,10.
Supports healthy blood vessels
Vitamin C can help repair broken capillaries and help strengthen the capillary
walls. It does this by supporting collagen synthesis and by acting as an
▪ Vitamin C supports the immune system and can improve susceptibility against
viruses and bacteria
▪ Vitamin C can help reduce the symptoms and severity of the common cold
▪ Vitamin C is important for a healthy skin and can help improve wound healing
▪ Vitamin C can help maintain healthy blood vessels
▪ Pleasant raspberry flavour
▪ Chewable tablet
APPROVED LABEL CLAIM
Microgenics Vitamin C 500mg Raspberry Flavoured contains Vitamin C which supports immune system health and healthy immune system function. Two tablets daily of Microgenics Vitamin C 500mg Raspberry Flavoured provides 1000mg of Ascorbic acid to help relieve the severity of common cold symptoms and reduce common cold duration. Vitamin C also supports collagen formation,
skin health and wound healing.
üüSupports healthy immune system function
üüHelps relieve the severity of common cold symptoms
üüHelps reduce common cold duration
INGREDIENTS (per chewable tablet)
Sodium ascorbate 337.5mg
Equiv. Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 300mg
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 200mg
Total Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 500mg
CONTAINS NO ADDED
Wheat, gluten, yeast, dairy products, egg, artificial colours, preservatives.
Store below 30°C, away from children. Take in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet.