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Blackmores Bio C Powder 125g

Blackmores Bio C Powder 125g
$22.95
Blackmores Bio C Powder 125g

Blackmores Bio C® Powder:

May reduce the severity and duration of colds. May also assist wound healing via its role in collagen production.

 

Features and benefits

  • Contains citrus bioflavonoids extract that helps increase the uptake and utilisation of vitamin C in the body.
  • Buffered with mineral ascorbates making it gentle on the stomach.
  • Contains acerola which is a natural source of vitamin C.
  • Contains no artificial sweeteners making it suitable for the whole family.

How it works

Vitamin C is involved in hundreds of biological process, the most important being in the manufacture of collagen, the major protein in the body. Collagen is a structural protein found in tissue, cartilage and tendons, and it helps to support blood vessels. Due to its structural role in collagen synthesis vitamin C is necessary for wound repair, healthy gums, prevention of bruising and to protect against infection.

Vitamin C is water-soluble and only small amounts are stored in the body after it is absorbed from the intestine. It is an antioxidant in water, and therefore helps to neutralise potentially harmful reactions in the blood and the watery fluid inside and outside the body?s cells.

Dosage

Adults - Take 1g per day preferably with meals, or as professionally prescribed. At the early onset of symptoms the dose may be increased to 3g per day. - Add powder to fruit juice or water. Note this product contains citrus bioflavonoids which does not dissolve. Stir vigorously to disperse. Measuring spoon (equiv to approx 1g level or 4g heaped) is included. Always use a dry spoon and replace lid tightly.

Children (from 4 years to 12 years) - Take 250mg (1/4g) twice daily preferably with meals, or as professionally prescribed

Children (from 2 years to 4 years) - Take 250mg (1/4g) once daily preferably with meals, or as professionally prescribed.

Children (under 2 years) - As professionally prescribed.

Cautions

  • If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
  • Consult your healthcare professional before use if you have had renal calculi (kidney stones). Ascorbic acid may increase the risk of recurrence of calcium oxalate calculi.
  • Always read the label. Use only as directed.

Side Effects

None noted in the literature at recommended dosage.

Active Ingredients Per Gram

Ascorbic acid
300 mg
Calcium ascorbate
300 mg
Sodium ascorbate
260 mg
Citrus bioflavonoid extracts
40 mg
Rutin
40 mg
Malpighia punicifolia (Acerola) extract
      equivalent to dry fruit
160 mg
Hesperidin
20 mg

Medicine interactions

  • In kidney failure should be separated by at least 2 hours from doses of aluminium-containing preparations. Ascorbic acid may increase the absorption of aluminium.
  • If taking propranolol, separate doses by at least two hours. Ascorbic acid may decrease the absorption and efficacy of this medication

Physical description

An off white to pale yellow free-flowing powder, with tangy citrus taste.

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