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Highly Bioactive Vitamin C & Zinc Supplement
Strengthen your defences all year round with our natural Vitamin C and Zinc supplement. Our vegan formula contains including rosehip extract to support a strong immune system all year around.
Formulated with 1200mg of Vitamin C in the form of Ascorbic Acid which contributes to the maintenance of a normal immune system. Vitamin C also helps in collagen formation for the normal function of bones, skin, teeth, and gums.
Rosehip extract is taken from the seeded fruit of roses. Roships are a naturally rich source of polyphenols, anthocyanidins, flavonoids, carotenoids, essential fatty acids, beta-carotene, vitamins E & K and lycopene.
The formula contains 15mg of Zinc per serving which provides the UK maximum recommended daily intake of Zinc. Zinc is an essential mineral which contribute to the normal function of the immune system as well as the protection of cells from oxidative stress and is needed for the maintenance of normal bones.
Vegans can have peace of mind knowing that our Vitamin C & Zinc capsules are 100% vegan. The formula is free from animal products or derivatives, gluten, wheat, yeast, milk, lactose, soy, artificial flavours, artificial sweeteners, preservatives. The formulation is also free from magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide.
Wellgard was created to celebrate integrity in its most humble and true form. We only use ingredients that either directly benefit your wellbeing or support the integrity of our formulations. So go ahead and look under the bonnet—we want you to.
Zinc is a metallic element that does lots of important things around the body. It helps to make new cells and enzymes, and plays an important role in processing the nutrients in our food. It’s also essential for normal growth and development .
Another benefit of zinc is that it helps our immune system function properly, and plays a role in wound healing. Zinc also helps with good eyesight.
The symptoms of a zinc deficiency in adults include:
Loss of appetite
Getting sick more often
Lack of energy
The NHS recommends that adult men should have 9.5 milligrams (mg) and adult women should have 7 milligrams (mg) of zinc each day. The good news is, if you eat a healthy and balanced diet, your daily meals should include all the zinc you need.
If you don’t eat animal products, you should still be able to get all the zinc you need from the following foods:
Wholegrain cereals (e.g. wholegrain bread)
Pulses like beans, lentils, and peas
Fortified breakfast cereals
Zinc aside, it’s a great idea to have these foods in your diet, as they are packed with fibre, protein, and important nutrients.
Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron and generally does not interfere or compete with other vitamins, so unlike taking calcium and magnesium - which compete with each other for absorption - you can safely combine vitamin C and zinc.
Certain nutrients especially taken in larger doses like iron, vitamin c or zinc on an empty stomach can make you feel dizzy. Basically, these nutrients can irritate your lining of your stomach leading to nausea and stomach upset. Thus, it is suggested to consume them along with the food.
The signs of vitamin C deficiency include increased bruising, ageing, poor skin condition, bleeding gums, fatigue and brain fog. Poor or low vitamin C status may be brought on by poor diet, cultural practices, the season, the climate, and socio-economic factors. Other common factors which can causes an individual to have greater vitamin C requirements, are smoking, excessive alcohol intake, and pollution.
The minimum recommended intake for an adult is 40mg, however larger doses have been used in research. It is considered that an individual can absorb approximately 250mg of vitamin C at any one time, consequently as vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, any excess would leave the body in urine. For general health 100-500mg daily can be supportive of skin, gums, teeth, bones, blood vessels, psychological and central nervous system function. However, at the onset of an infection up to 2000mg daily may be beneficial.
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