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Vitamin C 500mg


Vitamin C is an essential nutrient well known for its vital role in immune system function. It is a highly effective antioxidant that can protect the body's structures from oxidative damage generated during normal metabolism. Vitamin C is also necessary for the production of collagen and is therefore important for skin, bone, and joint health. It is also needed for amino acid metabolism and the utilization of many nutrients, such as folic acid and iron.

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Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin. It is needed for a lot of vital body functions. And your body needs to ingest vitamin C or foods with vitamin C on a daily basis, because the body cannot store it, and the excess is excreted daily.

Studies have found that many people are deficient in this crucial vitamin. However, people think more about Vitamin D or Omega 3, and forget to supplement with vitamin C.

Other names

Ascorbic Acid

Benefits for health

Let’s have a look at the health benefits of vitamin C:

  • Common cold: Vitamin C reduces the symptoms of the common cold, by enhancing the immune system of your body. It facilitates the absorption of iron and therefore strengthens the body’s resistance to infection and viruses. Vitamin C can also reduce the duration of the cold, but only when taken on a regular basis, or at the very beginning of the cold.
  • Hypertension and cardiovascular health: People suffering from hypertension are at a high risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. A supplement of vitamin C helps in lowering the body’s blood pressure. This is due to the antioxidant properties of vitamin C, which reduce the oxidation of the vessels and help dilate them. Both effects increase the blood flow and reduce tension.
  • Lead toxicity: Lead toxicity is a severe problem found mostly in children, especially in urban areas. Excess of lead can cause abnormal development and growth. They develop behavioral problems, and may have difficulties learning, and a low IQ. It may damage the kidneys and increase blood pressure in adults. Taking a supplement of vitamin C can reduce the quantity of lead in blood, and avoid abnormal development in children.
  • Cataracts (Eye Disorder / visual problems): Studies have found that a low level of vitamin C in the human eye can lead to cataract. An increase of vitamin C intake increases the blood supply to the eyes, so they are less likely to be affected by cataracts.
  • Asthma: Ascorbic acid also helps to reduce the symptoms of asthma. It helps to protect against the damages caused by pollution on the human body, including asthma.
  • Diabetes: A low level of vitamin C has been found to be one of the main reasons for diabetes. Supplements of vitamin C are recommended if you suffer from diabetes, as they help to regulate insulin and glucose levels.

How to use it?

Take 1 to 3 capsules per day, preferably during meals.

Safety / contraindications

No contraindications exist in taking vitamin C. Mild side effects can be caused by excessive vitamin C, which can upset your stomach.

Pregnancy use

The vitamin C can be taken during pregnancy. If you take prenatal supplements, you may already get some. If you want to take an additional supplement, remember that the maximum dose not to exceed is 2,000 mg per day.

Shipping in Chile

Shipping is available for all Chile. Products are sent by CorreosChile.

Most products are shipped on the next day. Some products that we do not sell frequently (such as essential oils in bottles of 10mL or 30mL) require an extra day. This is due to the fact that they are made to order by the manufacturer, so that you get the freshest product possible.

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Pick-up in Santiago

We are an online retailer. Therefore, the address mentioned at the bottom of the website is not a shop and no products are sold there.

However, free delivery is possible near station Tobalaba. We are usually available for our clients on Tuesday and Thursday between 6:00pm and 7:30pm, and on Wednesday and Friday between 1:30pm and 3pm.

You must first confirm and pay your order online. We will then send you an email when your order is ready (usually the next day), so that you can come to pick your order.

Shipping in Latin America

We plan to start shipping in Latin America from first half of 2016. If you are interested, feel free to contact us for more information. So that we can better assist you, we recommend you to create an account, then add to your cart the products you want us to ship to you. This will allow us to give you a more precise quote quickly.

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