Blackmores Bio C 1000mg Tablets contains bioflavonoids that help increase the uptake and ultilisation of vitamin C in the body. The formula is buffered with mineral ascorbates making it gentle on the stomach, and contains the natural sources of vitamin C, rosehips and acerola. Vitamin C is commonly used to reduce the severity and duration of colds and allergic reactions, assist wound healing via its role in collagen production.
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.
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