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Vitamin C with Bioflavinoids Bonus Size ~ Natural Factors

When taking Vitamin C, always ensure you are taking a supplement that also contains bioflavinoids, which enhance the absorption of Vitamin C. Together the two help strengthen the walls of blood vessels and capillaries, provide assistance for varicose veins, their anti histamine effects help to prevent allergies, minimize bruising and inflammation.

Vitamin C with bioflavinoids can be a useful supplement for women experiencing hot flushes.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, essential for enhancing immune system function and increasing resistance to infection, balancing cholesterol.

Vitamin C plays a role in the formation of collagen and is necessary for the maintenance of healthy bones, teeth, gums, skin and blood vessels – in convenient tablet form.

Aspirin, antidepressants, analgesics, steroids, anti coagulants, tobacco and oral contraceptives all reduce the levels of vitamin C in the body leading to an increased need of supplementation. Regular size 180 for $ 23.79 While supplies last bonus size 210 tablets ON SALE here.

 

Why Bioflavonoids?

 ~ written by Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, Medical Herbalist

During winter months it is common for people to begin using their Vitamin C supplement for both cold and flu prevention and to enhance immune system function.

Unbeknownst to many, bioflavonoids taken together with Vitamin C actually enhance the absorption of the Vitamin C supplement, increasing its benefit to the body. Bioflavonoids, also known as Vitamin P, are used to enhance the absorption and therapeutic effects of Vitamin C. Some types of Bioflavonoids include quercetin, rutin and hesperetin. Not supplied by the body, we must obtain the benefits of these nutrients from the foods that we eat and through nutritional supplements.

Bioflavonoids work together with Vitamin C to:

  • Strengthen the walls of blood vessels and capillaries.
  • Help to prevent and minimize bruising.
  • Help treat varicose veins and promote circulation.
  • Enhances white blood cells response to Vitamin C,  offering increased resistance to infection, and enhancing Vitamin C’s anti viral and anti bacterial effects in the body.
  • Help to prevent vision problems associated with intraocular pressure and assist in cataract prevention.
  • Help to treat gum disease, heal swollen bleeding gums and retard plaque buildup.
  • Strengthens the collagen structures in the arteries, helps to lower total cholesterol levels and raise HDL (healthy) cholesterol levels.

Bioflavonoids are found in peppers, buckwheat, apricots, the white rind inside of the peel of citrus fruits, berries, rosehips, blueberries, grapefruits, watercress, kale, elderberries, paprika, garlic and onions. Ensure that your choice of Vitamin C, contains bioflavonoids (as many excellent quality supplements, combine them together) or take an extra supplement of mixed bioflavonoids with your vitamin C to enhance the absorption.