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Blackmores Bio C 1000mg (31)

Blackmores Bio C 1000mg (31)
$9.95
Blackmores Bio C® 1000mg

Blackmores Bio C® 1000mg may reduce the severity and duration of colds and allergic reactions. Blackmores Bio C® 1000mg 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 the natural sources of vitamin C, rosehips and acerola.

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, minimising of bruising and to replace the risk of 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 1 tablet per day, preferably with main meal or as professionally prescribed. At the early onset of symptoms, this dose may be increased to three tablets per day.

Children (from 4 years to 12 years) - We recommend Blackmores Bio C Chewable.

Children (under 4 years) - Only 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 Tablet

Ascorbic acid
400 mg
Sodium ascorbate
350 mg
Calcium ascorbate (equiv. to vitamin C 1000mg)
400 mg
Citrus bioflavonoids extract
25 mg
Rutin
50 mg
Hesperidin
50 mg
Rosa canina (Rosehips) extract
      equivalent to dry fruit
250 mg
Malpighia punicifolia (Acerola) extract
      equivalent to dry fruit
50 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

A mustard, large oval shaped tablet with opaque coating.

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