Origins of Vitamin C
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential nutrient found in various food sources. It falls into the category of water-soluble vitamins, which also includes Vitamin B. As water-soluble vitamins are not held in the body for a long period of time, it is recommended that they are consumed daily to maintain optimum levels.
Sources of Vitamin C include citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwis, watermelons, bell peppers, broccoli, and Brussel sprouts. Nowadays, vitamin C is incredibly popular due to its wide range of health benefits.
Vitamin C was discovered in 1912 and first produced in 1933, making it the first vitamin to ever be chemically manufactured. It is currently on the World Health Organisation’s List of Essential Medicines.
Benefits of Vitamin C
There are many health benefits to Vitamin C. It is vital to the functioning of the immune system, particularly in maintaining the immune system during and after intense physical exercise. It also increases iron absorption, helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, and as an antioxidant, it protects cells from oxidative stress.
Additionally, Vitamin C supports the normal functioning of the nervous system and energy-yielding metabolism. Furthermore, it contributes to collagen formation which supports the health of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, skin, gums, and teeth.
Our Chewable Vitamin C Tablets
Our Chewable Vitamin C tablets provide 1,000mg of Vitamin C. At this dose, they will contribute to maintaining the normal function of the immune system. One tablet is taken per day, preferably after a meal. Please note that these tablets are large and not suitable for children. Our supplier's ingredients are tested at independent third-party labs with ISO17025 certification to ensure the quality and safety of the materials we use. We manufacture and package our own tablets here in Oxfordshire at our certified facility.