The major water soluble antioxidant.
Recommended Intake: 1 tablet daily, to be taken during a meal.
Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) is an important nutrient which must be obtained from the diet or by supplementation, as it cannot be synthesized by the human body. Vitamin C is one of the most labile dietary nutrients, being easily destroyed by cooking or food processing. Levels of vitamin C are reduced by smoking, drinking alcohol, as well as by certain drugs (e.g. anticoagulants, antidepressants, oral contraceptives).
Vitamin C is essential for normal tissue growth and repair, playing a vital role in collagen formation and strengthening capillary blood vessels. Vitamin C strengthens ligaments and tendons, prevents bruising and is required for wound healing. Vitamin C helps to maintain healthy gums and healthy immune function. Vitamin C is the primary water soluble antioxidant vitamin within the human body, protecting the aqueous cytoplasm within the main body of the cell from damage by free radicals. Vitamin C acts synergistically with the major lipid soluble antioxidant vitamin E, which protects cell membranes from free radical damage.
Each tablet of Bio-C-Vitamin contains 750mg of vitamin C, equivalent to that contained in 1.5Kg of oranges. Bio-C-Vitamin is based on calcium ascorbate, a less acidic form of vitamin C which does not disturb the normal pH of the stomach.
Pharma Nord, a privately owned limited company, is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of preventive dietary supplements and herbal remedies. It was founded in 1982 by the two current owners, Eli Wallin and Sven Moesgaard. The underlying idea of Pharma Nord was to compensate for the shortcomings of modern diet by means of dietary supplements with high a bio-availability and a documented effect.
The company develops, manufactures and markets scientifically well founded dietary supplements, herbal remedies and medical drugs based on optimal bio-availability, safety and documentation. Pharma Nord’s research database contains more than 8,000 scientific studies - including a large number of studies conducted with Pharma Nord’s own preparations. The database is the cornerstone of the entire product development. With its production facilities and company head quarters located in Denmark, Pharma Nord has a large operational field.
A cornerstone of Pharma Nord's philosophy is that all products must provide optimal bio-availability and physiological effect. This is only possible by making sure that both the raw materials selected and the production methods employed are adjusted to the manufacturing of superior quality. The result of this strategy is a range of products that has distinguished itself as a market leader in independent consumer tests and scientific studies. Over the years, Pharma Nord has established a comprehensive international network of scientists in areas such as cardiology, oncology, odontology, surgery, dietary technology and several others. This collaboration, and the ongoing dialogue with researchers, is an extremely important tool for the development of our products.