What is Vitamin C-500?
Vitamin C-500 is a dietary supplement based on vitamin C, which is essential for improving vitality of our body and it’s natural defense mechanisms. Without sufficient amount of this vitamin many physiological functions, such as growth and development, or antioxidant defense, would simply not be possible. It is an essential nutrient, which means that it cannot be synthesized by the body, therefore, it must be provided continuously through a healthy diet and dietary supplements, when necessary.
Regular use of Vitamin C-500 tablets has a particularly important role in:
• Biosynthesis of collagen, the main structural protein of various connective tissues, such as tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bone, skin, blood vessels, corneas and dentin.
• Oxidative stress protection, which is caused by free radicals. A large number of scientific studies establish the link between oxidative stress and many diseases in humans, including stroke, coronary heart disease, neurodegenerative disease, and some types of cancer.
• Immune system components improvement, which may alleviate symptoms and shorten the duration of upper respiratory tract infections.
• Increasing the iron absorption in the body, which is why it is often used in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia.
What are the advantages of using Vitamin C-500 tablets?
Vitamin C is recommended mainly during continuous viral infections, and it is widely spread on the market in solid pharmaceutical forms, such as tablets, film tablets, sugar-coated tablets, in amounts that exceed recommended daily allowance (80mg) for several times (500mg, 100mg, 2000mg). Although it is a moderately weak acid, tablets containing such high levels of vitamin C, could trigger various gastric disorders in both healthy population and chronic gastric patients.
Vitamin C tablets dissolution rate directly affects the onset and duration of possible side effects, such as various gastric disorders. Tablets with longer dissolution time can cause local irritation of the mucous membrane of the stomach, due to the prolonged contact between them. Many patients describe this phenomenon as the subjective feeling of tablets being “glued” to the stomach wall, which is manifested as a feeling of discomfort, burning sensation, or pain in the upper abdomen.
These symptoms can be minimized by using our fast dissolving Vitamin C-500 tablets, which are safe and recommended even for people with chronic gastric disorders, whose number tend to increase both in our country and worldwide.
Better tolerance of Vitamin C-500 tablets represents a safe way to better compliance (the degree to which the patient correctly follows medical advice prescribed by the physician), and thus to better treatment efficacy as its ultimate goal.
When should we use Vitamin C-500?
Vitamin C-500 should be used in conditions of increased need for vitamin C, and inadequate dietary intake.
Conditions that require vitamin C supplementation include:
- rapid growth and development in children and adolescents
- great physical strain
- frequent upper respiratory tract infections
- iron deficiency anemia
- pregnancy and lactation
- inadequate intake during reduction diets
- intestinal malabsorbtion in elderly
- professional athletes
Some evidence shows that people who get enough vitamin C from a healthy diet, as well as dietary supplements, are less likely to be diagnosed with heart attack, stroke, peripheral artery disease, hypertension, macular degeneration, asthma, immune system deficiencies and some types of cancer.
To whom is Vitamin C-500 recommended?
Vitamin C-500 is intended for use by the general population, because it is involved in crucial metabolic pathways, which contribute in maintaining body’s vitality and natural defense mechanisms. It is recommended for people prone to common cold and frequent upper respiratory tract infections, as well as chronic patients and convalescents.
How is Vitamin C-500 used?
Adults and adolescents from 14 years of age: 1-2 tablets a day.
Tablets should be taken with sufficient amount of liquid, or dissolved in a warm tea.
Product is suitable for a gluten-free diet.
It is recommended to use 1 tablet a day throughout the year, while in the course of frequent colds and respiratory infections 2 tablets per day are preferable. Evidence suggests that regular use of vitamin C can shorten the duration of cold and flu for 1 day in adults, and about 2 days in children.
Where is Vitamin C-500 available?
Vitamin C-500 tablets are available in all better supplied pharmacies in Serbia, as well as Montenegro.
The package contains 100 tablets (10 blisters X10 tablets).
Number and date of registration in the Ministry of Health database – 2387/2012 from August 15, 2012.
|Composition||1 tablet/daily dose||% RDA*/day||100 g|
|Vitamin C(L-ascorbic acid)||500 mg||625||83,33 g|
* RDA – recommended daily allowance
|Nutritional value||1 tablet||100 g|
|energy value||7,91 kJ (1,88 kcal)||1319 kJ (314.kcal)|
|carbohydrates||0,59 g||98,2 g|
|proteins||< 0,01 g||0,5 g|
|fats||< 0,01 g||1,3 g|