Vitamin C is famous for helping to keep our immune systems healthy but did you know that vitamin C is also needed for strong bones as well as healthy gums, teeth and skin? Vitamin C helps to make collagen which is one of the key building blocks for skin and bone.Vitamin C also helps to boost the absorption of iron from our food and helps reduce tiredness and fatigue.
Where can I find Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is mainly found in fruit and vegetables. Oranges are famous for being rich in vitamin C but kiwis, mangoes, green vegetables and berries are all good sources.
Did you know?
Although potatoes are not very high in vitamin C, Irish people eat so many that potatoes supply over one third of our daily vitamin C!
Vitamin C – Benefits at a glance:
- Helps support your immune system
- Needed for healthy skin, bones and teeth
- Helps make collagen, an important part of skin and bone
- Acts as an antioxidant to help protect your body
- Reduces tiredness and fatigue
- Helps keep cartilage healthy
- Boosts absorption of iron from food
- Helps to keep nerves healthy
How much vitamin C do I need?
The RDA or Recommended Daily Amount for vitamin C is 80mg per day.
|Vitamin C in foods|
|Apples (14mg)||New Potatoes (16mg)|
|Oranges (54mg)||Mange Tout (28mg)|
|Grapefruit (36mg)||Broccoli (44mg)|
|Kiwi (59mg)||Brussels Sprouts (60mg)|
|Mango (37mg)||Cauliflower (27mg)|
|Peaches (31mg)||Red Pepper (81mg)|
|Cantaloupe Melon (26mg)||Tomatoes (17mg)|
What if I have too little Vitamin C?
It is unusual for people in Ireland to be very low in vitamin C. In the past scurvy was the name given to the disease that results from too little vitamin C. Symptoms include bleeding from the gums, tooth loss, fatigue, bone pain and dry skin.
Can I overdose on Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is one of the water soluble vitamins. This means that if you take more than you need, the excess leaves your body in your urine.
Beeline Vitamin C 550mg and Zinc Time Release Tablets
Beeline Vitamin C 550mg+ Zinc Time Release is a break through formula as it utilises sustained release technology which ensures the gradual release of nutrients throughout the day. Vitamin C cannot be stored for any length of time in the body and should be taken daily. This advanced formula may help you avoid the misery of colds and flu by providing the renowned immune boosters Vitamin C + Zinc in a balanced and sustained way to meet your body’s needs. Available as a time release tablet format which releases nutrients gradually throughout the day.
Beeline Vitamin C & Zinc Effervescent Tablets
Vitamin C cannot be stored for any length of time in the body, Beeline Effervescent Vitamin C 1000mg + Zinc tablets are the ideal way to replace Vitamin C lost through colds and flu.Vitamin C plays an important role in maintaining a healthy immune system and helps to fight off infections and we recommend that it is taken daily.
Beeline Vitamin C 1000mg + Zinc Effervescent Tablets Contains as much Vitamin C as 20 freshly pressed oranges. Fast acting, once it reaches your digestive system it is 100% available to your body. Easy to take- delicious orange flavour combines the power of immune boosters Vitamin C + Zinc to provide double action defence against colds and flu. Zinc has been shown to combat cold, viruses and speed up healing of infection.
Beeline Iron & Vitamin C Effervescent Tablets
Beeline Iron & Vitamin C Effervescent Double Action Tablets provide Iron (14mg 100% RDA) in a highly absorbable organic complex, which is gentle on the stomach. Vitamin C 80mg (100% RDA) plays an important role in the Iron absorption.
- Fast acting once it reaches your digestive system, it is 100% available to your body.
- Helps Combat Fatigue.
- Key to Haemoglobin production.
- Helps maintain health and vitality.
- Delicious cherry flavoured sparkling drink.
Suitable for Vegetarians.
Beeline Effervescent Ginseng Multivitamins Tablets
Ginseng Natures Energiser. Beeline Effervescent Ginseng and Multivitamins is specially formulated for those with a hectic or demanding lifestyle. Contains all the key vitamins including B Complex vitamins. Their primary responsibility is for producing energy by extracting fuel from food Ginseng known as Natures Energiser is regarded as an essential nutrient that helps to release your natural energy allowing you to cope when the going gets tough. Beeline Ginseng and Multivitamins Effervescent Tablets is in an effervescent format, producing an excellent tasting orange flavoured sparkling drink.