What You Need to Know About Vitamin C

Vitamin C is touted as an ultra-versatile vitamin due to its impressive list of benefits. Here, we bring you answers to questions that may bug you about this body’s excellent helper.

Q1. Is it better to take a higher dose of vitamin C at one time or a smaller amount throughout the day?
Vitamin C is not produced or stored in the body and hence, we have to replenish this vital vitamin through diet.

Even if you take a large amount of vitamin C, your body will only absorb what it needs and flush out the rest. It is better to take vitamin C consistently over a longer period. Opt to take vitamin C via a Sustained Release System where 100mg of vitamin C is released hourly, across five hours, ensuring maximum absorption by the body. The elderly and those feeling under the weather may need an extra boost of vitamin C for added protection.

Q2. I am eating a healthy diet with fruits and vegetables. Do I need to supplement with vitamin C?
The content of vitamin C in fruits and vegetables may vary, especially after washing, cutting and cooking.

To get 500mg of vitamin C, you need to eat 7.5 oranges, 6 cups of broccoli or 119 carrots. This is impossible to achieve in our daily diet as it is expensive. The smarter way to get 500mg of vitamin C is through supplementation. Sustained Release Vita-C Plus only costs 40 cents per tablet!

Q3. I have gastric. I heard that it’s not advisable to take vitamin C supplement.
This is a misconception. There are various sources of vitamin C supplement made from ingredients that would not aggravate gastric pain. Opt for vitamin C extracted from corn, which is gentle on sensitive stomach.

Q4. How much vitamin C should I consume daily?
A review done by Institute of Medicine (IOM) showed that high intakes of vitamin C has a low toxicity risk and adverse effect has been reported when the daily consumption is 3000mg/day1. The Ministry of Health Malaysia has lined that the maximum vitamin C intake to 2000mg/day.

Q5. Shaklee Sustained Release Vita-C Plus has a component called bioflavonoids. What is it?
Bioflavonoids are antioxidants found only in plants and citrus fruits. They work synergistically with vitamin C to enhance its absorption and utilisation.

You can find bioflavonoids in the pulp and white core that runs through the centre of oranges. It is bitter and chewy so they are usually discarded. In Shaklee, we use bioflavonoids from citrus fruits, giving you wholesome benefits in the form of a concentrated and convenient tablet.

Get Your Daily Dose of C
Sustained Release Vita-C Plus All-Natural Vitamin

  • Sustained Release System that delivers 500mg of vitamin C over a period of five hours to improve utilisation and reduce wastage. This is equivalent to one-and-a-half oranges every hour for five hours.
  • More effective with added 120mg of Citrus Bioflavonoids.
  • All-natural product derived from corn extract.
  • Suitable for those with sensitive stomachs.

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