Vitamin C, Citrus Bioflavonoids - 500 mg.
• Supports the immune system.
• Protects against free radical damage.
• Aids in collagen production.
• Provides 500 mg vitamin C per tablet.
Bioflavonoids are nutritional compounds found together in nature that help protect the body from free radical damage and are reported to have numerous health benefits. Free radicals are unstable molecules that are formed when the body burns oxygen.
Bioflavonoids are also referred to as vitamin P and are the natural pigments in fruits and vegetables. Research reports over 800 different bioflavonoids. Most of these are the yellow pigments found in citrus fruit as well as other fruits and vegetables.
Some researchers believe that bioflavonoids help maintain capillaries. Capillaries are microscopic blood vessels that allow the oxygen, hormones, nutrients, and antibodies to pass from the body's bloodstream to individual cells.
If capillary walls are too fragile they allow blood to drain into the cells. The result of this is easy bruising, brain and retinal hemorrhages, bleeding gums and other abnormalities. Bioflavonoids also in recent studies have been shown to help the blood clot, this alone can be helpful for clotting disorders.
Researchers have discovered that some of the functions that vitamin C is credited with is actually from the bioflavonoids. Since they work so close together numerous reports have stated that vitamin C and many bioflavonoids need each other to produce the effects that they have on the immune system.
Foods that are high in bioflavonoids include apricots, blackberries, black currants, broccoli, cantaloupes, cherries, grapefruits, grapes, oranges and lemons.
How It Works
Vitamin C performs many functions involving the immune system and tissue development. It is involved in iron absorption and in the syntheses of enzymes, hormones and proteins. The adrenal glands need large amounts of this nutrient in order to support immunity and help produce energy. Vitamin C is easily washed from the body and needs to be replaced constantly. Without vitamin C, the body cannot make collagen, the substance that holds the body's cells together and maintains skin integrity. Vitamin C works best with attending bioflavonoids, which help protect the body from free radical damage.
500 mg Vitamin C per tablet (835% of the Daily Value), calcium, phosphorus, grapefruit bioflavonoid extract, hesperidin, lemon bioflavonoid extract, orange bioflavonoid extract, rutin and rose hips extract.
Supplement Facts - Amount Per 2 Tablets
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) - 1000 mg
Calcium (di-calcium phosphate) - 180 mg
Phosphorus (di-calcium phosphate) - 140 mg
Proprietary Blend - 525 mg
Rose Hips (Rosa canina)
Take 1 - 2 tablets with a meal three times daily.
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