Nutralife Ester C+ 500mg is a patented form of vitamin C. It is the most bioavailable form developed. Metabolites in Ester-C help the vitamin get into cells more efficiently.
Improving resistance to infection
Key and unique features
Provides 500mg of Ester-C in a tasty and convenient chewable tablet
Lemon & Lime flavour
Full 24 hour support for your immune system
Non-acidic and gentle on your stomach
Ester-C is absorbed twice as fast compared with ordinary vitamin C1,2(ascorbic acid), increasing its effectiveness and activity
Tabletting aids, antioxidant, natural flavours (lemon/lime), natural sweeteners, glucose & fructose.
Formulated without gluten, wheat, animal products, dairy products, eggs, soy, artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners. Suitable for vegetarians.
1-2 chewable tablets, up to 3 times a day (daily dose 3g) with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Q What is Ester-C® and how does it help my immunity?
Q What is vitamin C and its role in the body?
A Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant vitamin and one of life’s most important nutrients. Unlike other mammals, humans are unable to make their own vitamin C. The body does not store vitamin C for long periods of time, so it needs to be supplied in the diet each day.
Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant, where it helps to defend the cells against the harmful effects of free radicals produced during stress, smoking, injury, infection, anxiety and pollution and from our own metabolism. The demands for vitamin C increase during these situations and supplementation is often required to maintain sufficient levels.
Vitamin C’s antioxidant power helps protect heart health and is used by the body to support healthy capillaries and arterial walls. It also enhances the absorption of Iron, and assists the role of Iron in forming red blood cells (RBCs), making it useful in helping to prevent iron deficiency anaemia.
Large concentrations of vitamin C are found in the adrenal glands, which are important for managing the body’s stress response. In fact, during stress, vitamin C reserves are used up more rapidly than normal and supplementation is often recommended to individuals who suffer from chronic stress.
Q What role does vitamin C play in immunity?
A Many studies show that vitamin C supports natural immunity during common infections such as the common cold, where it has been shown to help manage symptoms and shorten the duration of infection. The body’s disease-fighting white blood cells (WBCs) depend on vitamin C for normal functioning and many people make vitamin C an important part of their Winter wellness programme.
Q What are some common signs of Vitamin C deficiency?
A The classic deficiency state is ‘scurvy’. Other common deficiency signs include brittle hair and nails, bleeding gums, broken capillaries, easy bruising, lowered resistance to infection and slow wound healing.