Vitamin C 1000mg + Zinc 10mg Orange Flavour
Vitamin C Absorption
Vitamin C is one of the commonly known vitamins to help promote a healthy immune system. It is also essential in supporting our body’s growth and ability in repair of tissue, including blood vessels. As an antioxidant vitamin, Vitamin C helps prevent our body from free radical damage and proper functioning of our immune system.
Vitamin C plays important role in preventing respiratory infections, especially in elderly and people who are constantly exposed to continuous oxidative stress such as chronic smokers and people expsoed to heavy physical exercise. Elderly is known to have a lowered vitamin C status.
Zinc is not only essential for preventing colds, but also provides a boost to a flagging immune system. Zinc is one of the most widespread trace elements in the body. It is mostly located in bone, muscle, the prostate (in men), and the retina. It is a vital component in the production of enzymes, speeds up wound healing, and plays an important part in the immune and reproductive systems. Men with prostate and infertility problems are often found to be lacking in zinc.
Zinc is critical for immune cell production and proper functioning of B- and T-cells. A 2011 systematic review of 15 clinical trials of oral zinc, involving more than 1,300 people, concluded that zinc helped reduce the length and severity of the common cold in healthy people when taken within 24 hours after symptoms started. The review also concluded that zinc, taken at low doses for at least 5 months, reduced the number of colds in children.
Many trials have also proven that intakes of up to 1g of vitamin C and up to 30mg of zinc improve symptoms and shorten the duration of respiratory tract infections including the common cold. Furthermore, vitamin C and zinc have been shown to reduce the incidence and improve the outcome of pneumonia, malaria, and diarrhoea among children in developing countries.
Why effervescent tablets?
One of the most important advantages of taking vitamin C and zinc in effervescent form is that the ingredients in effervescent formulations are 100% bioavailable. Effervescent versions of vitamin C and zinc are already in a form that can be quickly digested upon ingestion. This allows for 100% absorption, which is especially critical for the elderly and those with weak digestive systems.
- The importance of carbon dioxide
The permeability of vitamin C and zinc is enhanced by the presence of carbon dioxide. The chemical combination of the vitamin powder when mixed in water results in the effervescence of carbon dioxide. This chemical equation alters the paracellular pathway in the intestines and eases the absorption of nutrients through the intestinal lining. It does this by reducing the thickness of the mucus layer lining the intestinal wall. Loosening the junctions between cells causes structural changes in the cell membrane, allowing it to better absorb hydrophilic substances.
- Creates a buffered solution
Effervescent vitamins form a buffered solution. When mixed in water, they form the perfect ratio of acid and alkaline, so that nutrients can be easily absorbed. Effervescent formulas provide a balanced pH when mixed with water. When the effervescent vitamin drink enters the digestive system, it neutralizes the stomach pH, buffering it to create the perfect pH for the absorption of all kinds of nutrients.
- A consistent and reliable dose
- Easier to swallow
- Gentle on the stomach
- Great tasting
Immediate protection against virus and infections. The combination is a powerful antioxidant; protects our body from free radicals.