Solgar Vitamin C 1000mg Vegicaps 250

£26.49

Sugar, Salt and Stach Free
Suitable for Vegans

£26.49
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Solgar Vitamin C 1000 mg is a high strength form of vitamin C, a water-soluble vitamin that helps fight free radicals. Free radicals can lead to oxidative stress and the premature aging of cells. Vitamin C also helps to maintain a healthy immune system and has multiple benefits for maintaining optimal health.

Contributes to normal:
• Function of the immune system (including during and after intense physical exercise)
• Collagen formation for the normal function of bones and cartilage
• Collagen formation for the normal function of gums and teeth
• Collagen formation for the normal function of skin
• Functioning of the nervous system
• The reduction of tiredness and fatigue
• Increasing iron absorption

All Solgar products meet our industry recognized “Gold Standard” for excellence. Made using only naturally sourced ingredients and innovating since 1947, Solgar is your perfect supplement to good health – 98% of Solgar consumers recommend the brand.*

Ingredients Vitamin C (as L-Ascorbic acid), Vegetable Capsule Shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, Anti-caking Agent: vegetable magnesium stearate.
Disclaimer Please note: The products offered are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results are not guaranteed and may vary from individual to individual.
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PPS wrote:
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Reason for buying:
When I read from a number of reliable sources that Vitamin C was the most important Vitamin in your body and that it was needed in both a Normal Release' and 'Fast Release' form, I decided to carry out an extensive amount of research and implemented it into my life with immediate effect.

I decided to buy this product because I wanted a Strong, High Quality Vitamin C Product. Solgar have a very good reputation and I had success with a number of different products that I purchased from them before. This product is a 'Normal Release' Vitamin C.

Ingredients:

L-Ascorbic Acid, Vegetable Cellulose, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate.

Free Of: Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Soy, Yeast, Sugar, Sodium, Artificial Flavour, Sweetener, Preservatives and Colour.

Amount of Vitamin C per tablet = 1,000mg

Do Oranges have more Vitamin C than this product?:
Oranges are not the 'Heavy Weight Of The Vitamin C Division'. There are a number of common foods that have more Vitamin C than Oranges:

General Fruit & Vegetables with higher Vitamin C content than Oranges (per 100g):
#1 Peppers (Yellow) = 183.5mg
#2 Kale = 120mg
#3: Kiwi = 92.7mg
#4: Broccoli = 89.2mg
#5: Strawberries = 58.8mg
(Oranges = 53.2mg)

Do you need to take Vitamin C?:
If you consume a diet high in the foods listed above and you are not suffering from stress or illness and you do not perform intense exercise then you are less likely to need Vitamin C supplements. However if you fall into any of the following categories then you are more likely to need them:

1/During Times Of Long Term Chronic Stress:
If for example you are suffering from workplace related stress, your body releases the stress hormone Cortisol which Lowers your Immunity. This provides an opportunity for Bacteria and Viruses to take Control. Vitamin C kills viruses and bacteria directly.

Amount Required = 1,000mg (Slow Release) Vitamin C X2 a Day

2/ During Times of Short Term Stress:
When you perform Intense Exercise such as Body Building or Marathon Running a considerable amount of stress is exerted on the body, especially the Immune system. This provides Bacteria and Viruses etc an opportunity to grow in large numbers. Vitamin C kills virus and bacteria directly

Amount Required = X2 1,000 Vitamin C (Normal Release) Post Exercise

3/ If you are ill (e.g Cancer, Pneumonia, Bladder infections, Flu Cold):
Vitamin C kills virus, bacteria and cancer cells directly. When you are ill, your body can use as much as 1,000mg of vitamin C every hour which means that a significant amount of Vitamin C is required.

Amount Required = X11* Vitamin C (Normal Release) per day

* = Refer to Vitamin C Tolerance Test Section Below

Vitamin C Tolerance Test:
The amount of Vitamin C tablets that you can take safely without it giving you Diarrhoea or any other illness. For me I could take X11 tablets, 1,000mg tablets split evenly throughout the day without any issues whilst 12 made me ill with Diarrhoea. Megadoses of vitamin C can also cause Nausea, Vomiting, Heartburn, Abdominal bloating and cramps, Headache, Insomnia and Kidney stones.

Results:
Since I have been taking these tablets Immediately after each gym session and on the first sign of an illness symptom such as sore throat or cold, I have not suffered from any illness. I took them during the 'Flu Season' which is October to April. You are far more likely to fall ill in that time. They have been very effective and my partner also takes them and has not been ill since being on them, despite nearly all her other work colleagues falling ill with flu in December.

Note: If you are ill and decide to tackle your cold with Vitamin C, its important to hit it with Vitamin C as early as you can. Taking it when you have already been ill for several days will have a minimal impact. Taking it very early on is likely to have more of an impact because Bacteria / Viruses numbers are much lower at that point.

Value:
This product has a price tag that would make you put it back on the shelf quicker than you picked the up. However when you consider that they are very strong (1,000mg per tablet) and that they are a High Quality Brand, they don't seem that expensive.

Note: This product releases Vitamin C at a normal speed and is ideal for use when Vitamin C is required relatively quickly such as immediately after intense exercise or if you have Cancer or Flu. However they are not ideal to take for an individual who requires a small amount of Vitamin C slowly such as an individual with Chronic Stress. I take the 'Quest Vitamin C 1000mg - 240 Tablets Slow Relesse' which are a very good quality product and I highly recommend them.

Negatives:
The only Negative that I could identify was that this is a synthetic Vitamin C. Although they are very effective at killing bacteria, viruses etc. They also kill your good bacteria which are vital to human health. It is therefore recommended that you take Probiotics whilst you are ill and when you are taking Vitamin C. If you wanted to take a natural high dosage in a supplement form they would be considerably more. They are likely to be twice the price.

Summary:

- If you consume a diet high in Vitamin C, you are not suffering from stress or illness and you do not perform intense exercise then you are less likely to need these tablets.

- If you experience any Intense Exercise or If you are ill with either a short term illness such as a cold or a more severe long term illness like Cancer then I believe that you much more likely to need this product.

- For Chronic Long Term stress this product would not be as effective as 'Quest Vitamin C 1000mg - 240 Tablets Slow Release' which are a very good quality product and I highly recommend them.

Verdict:
High Recommended
Baby 80 wrote:
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I bought this product after using a different brand. The previous one I found had a horrible after taste which you don't get with these. They are capsules which are absorbed into your body a lot easier than tablets as they don't contain any hard to digest ingredients like calcium carbonate. They are also great value for money, as I take 2per day. I would highly recommend this product.