See what vitamin C can do for you
Keeping your vitamin C levels up is very important for your overall health. These vitamin C tablets contain all the vitamin C you need to meet your daily requirement, with added wild rose hips – a natural plant-based source of vitamin C.
What is vitamin C?
It is mostly found in fresh fruits and vegetables like citrus fruits, peppers, berries, tomatoes, leafy greens and potatoes – new potatoes have a particularly high content. The problem is that vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that can’t be stored in the body, so we have to make sure we reach the required levels every day.
A supplement could top you up and act as insurance if you don’t always hit your 5-a-day.
What does vitamin C do?
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, supports multiple bodily processes and helps to keep us feeling physically and mentally well.
The many benefits of vitamin C:
Metabolic function: vitamin C helps our bodies turn the food and drink we consume into energy and stave away feelings of excessive tiredness and fatigue.
Psychological performance: vitamin C supports normal psychological function
Iron absorption: vitamin C is essential for iron absorption, which is one of the body’s most vital minerals
Collagen production: vitamin C plays an important part in collagen synthesis, which is found in our bones, hair, skin, nails, ligaments, blood vessels, joints and other parts of the body.
Immunity health: doctors tell you to make sure you’re getting enough vitamin C during winter for good reason as it supports the immune system
|Each caplet contains: %NRV*|
|Vitamin C||1,000mg 1,250%|
|Citrus Bioflavonoids||25mg **|
|Rose Hips||20mg **|
|*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value **No NRV established|
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Take one to two caplets daily, preferably with meals. Do not exceed stated dose. This product is not intended for chewable consumption.
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Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid), Bulking Agent (Microcrystalline Cellulose), Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Anti-Caking Agents (Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide), Rose Hips Powder, Glazing Agent (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose).
No Artificial Colours, Flavours or Sweeteners. No Preservatives. No added Sugar or Salt. No Corn, No Milk, No Lactose, No Soya, No Gluten, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Fish, No Porcine.
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medications or under medical supervision, please consult a doctor or healthcare professional before use. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. Amounts greater than 1000mg daily of Vitamin C may cause mild stomach upset in sensitive individuals. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing.
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Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential, water-soluble vitamin which our bodies cannot naturally produce on their own.
Instead, it must be consumed through our diets. Vitamin C is found in a wide range of foods, including fruits and vegetables.
If you do not think you are getting enough vitamin C through your diet alone then it is a good idea to take an additional dietary supplement.
Vitamin C has many functions in the body.
Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant within the body, helping to protect the cells from the damage caused by free radicals.
Free radicals are formed from the food we eat and our also found in our environment. Things like air pollution, cigarette smoke and UV rays are all free radicals and can cause damage to our cells.
Vitamin C is essential for the absorption of iron from plant-based foods, which is one of the most important minerals in the body. Iron is essential for your growth and development as well as haemoglobin production.
As well as this, vitamin C helps support normal psychological function, the normal function of the immune system and the production of collagen.
It also supports energy yielding metabolism and also helps us to feel less tired and fatigued.
The NHS recommends that adults aged 19 to 64 years old need 40mg of vitamin C per day.
Because it is water-soluble, vitamin C cannot be stored in our bodies and so we must get it through our diets and additional supplements each day.
You should take one or two of the Holland & Barrett Vitamin C with Wild Rose Hips Caplets per day. These caplets should be swallowed whole and preferably taken with meals. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Rose hips are the seed-filled bulbs or fruits which are found beneath the petals of the rose.
Usually red or orange in colour, rose hips grow once the rose petals have started to fall off, usually in the autumn.
Rose hips are a plant-based source of vitamin C, adding more of the nutrient to the Holland & Barrett Vitamin C with Wild Rose Hips Caplets.
As well as vitamin C, rosehips contain carotenoid pigments called lycopene and beta carotene and antioxidants such as catechins, quercetin and ellagic acid.
Yes, Holland & Barrett Vitamin C with Wild Rose Hips Caplets do not contain any animal products and are therefore suitable for anyone following a vegan or vegetarian diet.