Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is an essential anti-oxidant nutrient for our daily lives. It is
often referred to as nature’s medicine kit, and its many properties include antiseptic, immune system support, anti-oxidant, and beautifying qualities for skin and hair. Humans cannot create vitamin C, so we need to get it through our diet, or through supplements.
Vitamin C is one of the most popular vitamin supplements, especially during winter, and at times of stress, as it is effective in providing support for those with winter illnesses.
Supplements come in a variety of forms and dosages, and vitamin C can be found in most multivitamin formulas, as well as specific remedies. Your health practitioner or chemist can advise you on what’s best for your needs.
Smokers have reported a reduction in craving after taking large doses of vitamin C while quitting, and it is helpful in assisting with detoxification.
Wagner Ester C Chewable 500mg Tablets (60)
Ester C helps maintain general body resistance to mild infections and respiratory ailments$19.63
Blackmores Sustained Release C Tablets 75
Helps reduce the severity & duration of colds.$23.89
Natures Own Child Chew C Natural Orange Flavour Tablets 75
Natural Orange flavoured Vitamin C specifically designed to avoid irritating young stomachs.$12.47
Natures Own Vitamin C Natural Orange Flavour 500mg Tablets 100
Maintains Resistance to Infections, Allergies, Colds, and Respiratory Ailments.$15.95
Natures Own Triple Strength Garlic + C, Horseradish, Fenugreek & Marshmallow Tablets 60
High potency cold & hayfever relief$26.23
Blackmores Bio C 1000mg - 31 tablets
Bio C May reduce the severity and duration of colds and allergic reactions. May also assist wound healing via its role in collagen production.$14.44
Thompsons Vitamin C 250mg Chewable - 100 tablets
Vitamin C helps maintain ressistance to colds, mild infection and hayfever. As an important antioxidant, Vitamin C neutralises free radicals.$18.26
Thompsons Vitamin C 500mg Chewable Tablets 50
Helps maintain ressistance to colds, mild infection and hayfever.$17.17
Thompsons Ultra C 1000mg Non-Acid, Sustained Release - 60 tablets
Thompsons Ultra C assists the body's immune system.$29.24
Thompsons Super Bioflavonoid High Potency Vitamin C Complex 1100mg - 60 tablets
In this complex, Vitamin C is complemented by its natural synergistic partners, Bioflavonoids (Vitamin P) and Rutin.$30.84
Did you know… One of the earliest known effects of vitamin C deficiency was scurvy, an agonising and lethal disease which is credited with the deaths of more than two million sailors between 1500 and 1800.
Eskimoes didn’t get scurvy, despite the lack of fruit and vegetables in their diet, because raw seal meat has enough vitamin C to ward the dreaded disease off.
The connection between vitamin C and scurvy had a tremendous impact on seafarers, and was instrumental in a notable rise in passenger shipping.