VITAMIN C – EC 500mg

R 199.00

120 Capsules120 Capsules
Product Summary

Nutritional supplement
High potency vitamin C food supplement capsules
Enteric coated to protect product against stomach acid and stomach irritation and allows for better absorption of the vitamin C in the small intestine

Benefits and Indications:
Research and scientific studies on the benefits and functions of vitamin C have shown the following:

  • Helps support and enhance the function of white immune cells
  • Has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties
  • Is a strong anti-oxidant which neutralises free radicals which cause oxidative stress and cell damange
  • Can destroy toxins produced by bacteria
  • Natural anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties helping to reduce allergies and inflammation

Dosage and Directions for Use:
Take 1 tablet with meals 2 - 3 times per day.
If ill, may be increased to 2 tablets 2 - 3 times per day with a glass of water. If loose stools (diarrhoea) is experienced, then reduce dose.


Not to be used by any person who is allergic to vitamin C, or citrus products. If unsure consult a registered medical professional or healthcare practitioner

Contents per capsule 500mg:
Calcium Ascorbate (Ascorbic Acid) buffered

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool dry place below 25°C away from direct sunlight and moisture. Keep lid tightly closed.

Keep out of reach of children.


This food supplement has not been evaluated by the FDA or SAHPRA.  It is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness or disease.  If you are ill, consult a registered doctor or health care practitioner.

Product Overview


Vitamin C is one of the essential and most abundant vitamin nutrients necessary for life, growth, development and maintenance of optimum health.  Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid or Ascorbate is a water soluble anti-oxidant with multiple functions in the body.  One of the most well- known diseases associated with a deficiency of Vitamin C is called SCURVY, which used to affect thousands of sailors who used to sail long distances over many months in the past without eating enough foods containing Vitamin C.  Vitamin C is not found on its own in its purest form as ascorbic acid, in nature.  It is found in fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits (such as lemons, oranges and limes), as well as strawberries and kiwi fruit, bound to other nutrients such as bioflavonoids and minerals for better absorption and function, as found in the Acerola plant and other plants just mentioned.  The average person needs a minimum of 100 mg Vitamin C per day but much higher doses if you are ill, have a viral infection, under stress, or a weakened immune system.  Nutritional experts in Vitamin C, recommend up to 4000 to 6000 mg per day, as humans differ in their ability to absorb Vitamin C and their ability to utilize Vitamin C.  There is no one-size-fits-all dose.

XTREME  Vitamin C + Acerola (550mg) Capsules (60):

Xtreme health has produced a high dose (550 mg) Vitamin C + Acerola extract supplement to cater for the nutritional needs of children and adults.  Most children and adults do not get enough Vitamin C in their diets because they consume too little fruit and vegetables.  Our modern day life styles with excessive stress, heat, viral infections and fast food diets require that we need more Vitamin C.  In addition, most of the food we eat is depleted in vitamins and minerals because of the poor quality of the soil, polluted water, long storage life of food and all the chemicals added to the plants, such as crop spraying, insecticides and pesticides.  Persons who smoke and consume excess alcohol are also generally deficient in Vitamin C.

Benefits & Functions of Vitamin C + Acerola

According to medical and scientific research, Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, as found in the Acerola plant, have the following benefits and functions:

Vitamin C:

  • Water soluble anti-oxidant
  • Helps enhance immune system function – White immune cells and antibodies
  • Has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties
  • Can destroy toxins produced by bacteria
  • Helps reduce allergies – has antihistamine properties
  • Has natural anti-inflammation properties
  • Helps control the level of cortisol the stress hormone
  • Helps support the adrenal glands
  • Neutralizes free radicals protecting cells from oxidative stress, damage and accelerated ageing
  • Aids digestion and the absorption of iron
  • Helps build cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, bone and connective tissue
  • Helps for diabetes, gout and fertility
  • Helps for fatigue and heat tolerance
  • Helps protect the blood vessels and promotes circulation
  • Helps protect the liver against toxic damage and binds to heavy metal toxins
  • Helps protect the brain against degeneration and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • High doses of Vitamin C have anti-cancer properties
  • Can also help for fibromyalgia, respiratory disorders, thyroid, weight control, Candida and HIV/AIDS

Acerola Extract:

Acerola (Acerola Cherry, West Indian Cherry) is a fruit rich in Vitamin C.  It also contains the B Vitamins thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3) and Vitamin A and bioflavonoids

  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Has anti-viral properties
  • Supports the brain and nervous system, circulatory system
  • Supports the release of energy from food


Take 1 capsule in the morning and evening with a meal and plenty of water.  May be increased to 1-2 capsules 2-3 times per day.


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