Blackmores Bio C Powder 125g Vitamin C
Blackmores Bio C Powder contains bioflavonoids that help increase the uptake and utilisation of vitamin C in the body. This formula is buffered with mineral ascorbates making it gentle on the stomach and contains acerola which is a natural source of vitamin C.
Blackmores Bio C can help to reduce the severity and duration of colds, support skin suppleness, promote wound healing and maintain capillary health. Bio C® Powder can also be mixed with fruit juice or water.
Vitamin C is involved in hundreds of biological processes, 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.
Per 1g of Powder:
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 300mg;
Calcium ascorbate 300mg (ascorbic acid, vitamin C 248mg);
Sodium ascorbate 260mg (Ascorbic acid, Vitamin C 231mg);
Total vitamin C 779 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoids extract 40mg;
Malpighia glabra (Acerola) extract equivalent to dry fruit 160mg;
This product does not contain any natural sweeteners and is an off white to pale yellow free-flowing powder with dark specs.
Adults – Take 1g (1 level scoop using measuring scoop enclosed) a day with a meal, or as professionally prescribed. At the onset of cold symptoms, the dose may be increased to 1g 3 times a day.
Children 4-12 years – Take 250 mg (1/4 level scoop) twice a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.
Children 2 - 4 years – Take 250 mg (1/4 level scoop) a day with a meal, or as professionally prescribed.
Children under 2 years – Only as professionally prescribed.
Add powder to fruit juice or water. Note this product contains citrus bioflavonoids which do not dissolve. Stir vigorously to disperse. Always use a dry scoop and replace lid tightly.
Contraindications and cautions
- Consult your healthcare professional before use if you have had renal calculi (kidney stones) as Ascorbic acid may increase the risk of recurrence of calcium oxalate calculi
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding consult your healthcare professional before use
- *Not to be used by children under 2 years of age without medical advice
Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.