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Vitamin C, Time-Release

Vitamin C, Time-Release allows more efficient use of this vitamin by slowly releasing it into the body. Each tablet is designed with a special coating to release its contents only after reaching the intestine. This specially formulated product mixes 1,000 mg vitamin C in a base of rose hips extract, acerola extract, rutin, lemon bioflavonoids and hesperidin complex derived from natural sources. Each tablet provides 1670 percent of the Daily Value of vitamin C. This product contains no sugar, starch, artificial colorings or flavorings.
Product: Vitamin C, Time-Release
Brand: Nature's Sunshine (More Products)
Size: 60 tablets
Dosage: Take 1 tablet daily
Retail: $19.10
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2 Customer Reviews

No More Stomach Irritation!
by SierraK

I tried this product because of a problem taking conventional vitamin C supplements. Although I wanted the benefits of extra C, taking it was tearing up my sensitive stomach! Every time I took vitamin C, it was a guarantee of a burning stomach within 15 minutes and a bad case of heartburn that lasted for hours. This resulted in needing to take antacids, which made me wonder if killing the acid was negating the vitamin C by neutralizing the ascorbic acid before it could ever be absorbed. Plus, it probably wasn't a great idea to take so many antacids.
The only way to prevent the problem was to break 50 milligram C tablets in half and take them several times a day, always with food or milk. This eliminated the burning stomach, but sometimes still resulted in heartburn later, and frankly it was a bother to take it so many times a day. Many times I would just skip it because there was no milk available or I simply wasn't hungry enough to eat just to take a vitamin! Buffered vitamin C was a bit better, but still didn't completely eliminate the problem. Buffered C is a different form that I was not sure provided exactly the same benefits.
This product finally provided the answer. It's the standard C I wanted but doesn't irritate my stomach at all due to its thick coating. All the benefits of C are there, but since the natural acidity of C never touches the esophagus or stomach linings, there can be no irritation. This product releases vitamin C in the intestines, where all nutrient absorption occurs anyway, and the intestinal lining does not have the the same sensitivity to acid. Finally, I can take the amount of C I want without an upset stomach or heartburn!
As far as the benefits, there are many. Now that I can finally take enough, I definitely get far less colds and minor cuts and scrapes seem to heal faster. I find I don't suffer nearly as much from seasonal allergies which means far less antihistamines. Anything that means taking less chemicals, which antihistamines are, is a great idea! An unexpected benefit was an improvement in an old knee injury from sports, which left a nasty scar and recurring pain from cartilage damage. After a few months, I noticed a definite improvement added to that found with glucosamine/chondroitin supplements. After researching, I found that vitamin C builds cartilage, in fact damaged cartilage cannot repair itself without sufficient vitamin C. Since adding more C was the only thing that changed in my supplement regimen, it had to be what caused the improvement.
Additionally, my dental hygienist strongly recommends that her patients take extra C to help prevent gum disease, which eventually happens to most adults to some degree despite proper care of teeth and gums. It feels good knowing that with a formula that doesn't bother my stomach I can finally take C in the amounts she recommends. Many hygienists suggest vitamin C supplements by each patient's weight, but it's always close to at least 1000 milligrams which was impossible for me before finally finding this product.

Love this stuff
by C S R

I never get enough vitamin C. I started looking for a supplement that would provide the RDA as well as help me stay healthier. Since beginning this product, I have not had a cold! This is extremely exciting to me with my busy life. I feel better overall as well. I highly recommend this one.