Nutrilite™ Vitamin C Extended Release
Item # 109747
All-day vitamin C support
This extended-release, plant-based vitamin C provides 575 mg for all-day vitamin C support with one-tablet convenience.
- Created from acerola cherries, one of nature’s most concentrated forms of vitamin C, grown on our own certified organic farms.
- Includes ascorbic acid and phytonutrients found in lemons, oranges, and grapefruit that provide antioxidant protection from free radicals.
- Easy-to-swallow, slow-release tablet is ideal for those with a sensitive stomach.
- Certified Halal.
180 tablets NPN 80030807
DescriptionThe 575 mg of plant-based vitamin C you’ll get in Nutrilite® Vitamin C Extended Release comes from acerola cherries. It’s more vitamin C than you would get from seven oranges, 16 lemons, or six grapefruits! Contains no lactose, fructose, artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or any artificial sweeteners.
- Gentle on your stomach.
- Minimizes waste associated with single, instant-release doses of vitamin C.
- Healthy system. Vitamin C plays an important role in providing all-day support to your system.
- Adequate intake of important nutrients. Bioflavonoids function as antioxidants to complement the activity of vitamin C, ensuring adequate intake of important nutrients and vitamins as part of a healthy diet.
- Healthy tissues. Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties also helps in connective tissue formation.
- Metabolize fats and proteins. Vitamin C helps the body to metabolize fats and proteins.
- 8-hour system support. All of the ingredients in Nutrilite® Vitamin C Extended Release are mixed together with a fibrous ingredient and compressed to form a tablet. After swallowing, the tablet becomes wetted in the stomach and the fibrous ingredient expands to form a network. The wetted tablet gradually releases key ingredients by controlled diffusion through the network as it passes the length of the small intestine. The nutrient release rate is slow and steady with the wetted tablet gradually decreasing in size until it is completely dissolved.
Frequently Asked QuestionsWho would benefit from consuming this product?
Busy, active adults who take vitamin C but want a more effective way to keep their body’s natural defenses strong – without taking so many tablets.
What are potential benefits for using this product as recommended?
Nutrilite® Vitamin C Extended Release is a convenient way to supplement a healthy diet with vitamin C and bioflavonoids to ensure adequate intake of these important nutrients. Scientific research has shown that vitamin C possesses antioxidant properties and plays an important role in forming connective tissue and helping the body to metabolize fats and proteins. Bioflavonoids also function as antioxidants, complementing the activity of vitamin C.
How should this product be taken? Should it be taken on an empty stomach or with food?
Take one tablet a day, with or without a meal.
When is the best time to take Nutrilite® Vitamin C Extended Release?
The tablet can be taken at any time of day, with or without a meal.
Are there any foods/drinks (such as grapefruit juice) that will either cause the tablet to disintegrate more quickly or slowly?
This is unknown. Grapefruit juice is known to increase the bioavailability of certain drugs, but its effects on vitamin C have not been studied.
What happens with unabsorbed vitamin C after eight hours?
It will be eliminated from the body.
Can unabsorbed vitamin C remain in the body after eight hours and cause problems?
The tablet is designed to completely release all the vitamin C within eight hours.
Is Nutrilite® Vitamin C Extended Release suitable for vegetarians, vegans, diabetics, pregnant women, and children?
This product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Diabetics or anyone with a medical condition should consult a physician before using. This product is not intended for pregnant or breastfeeding women or for children below the age of 12 years.
Does Nutrilite® Vitamin C Extended Release contain lactose, fructose, artificial flavors, artificial colors, preservatives, or artificial sweeteners?
No, it does not contain lactose, fructose, artificial flavors, artificial colors, preservatives, or any artificial sweeteners.
Do any of the ingredients in Nutrilite® Vitamin C Extended Release exceed the upper level for safety?
No. The Adult Upper Limit for Supplements for vitamin C, according to Health Canada, is 2,000 mg per day.
Is Nutrilite® Vitamin C Extended Release kosher and halal?
Yes, it is both kosher and halal.
Can Nutrilite® Vitamin C Extended Release be taken with other dietary supplements?
Yes, Vitamin C Extended Release may be used in combination with other Nutrilite® products. This allows users the flexibility to tailor their supplement regime to meet lifestyle and nutritional needs. Care, however, should be taken when combining supplements so that no safety limit is exceeded.
What environmental conditions may adversely affect Nutrilite® Vitamin C Extended Release? How should it be stored?
Like many nutrients, Nutrilite® Vitamin C Extended Release may be adversely affected by humid conditions and exposure to heat, light, and oxygen. For best quality, this product should be stored in a cool, dry location in the original, closed container.
Is it OK to chew the tablet or to cut the tablet in half?
Yes, but it is not recommended. Chewing the tablet or cutting the tablet will negate benefits of the extended-release feature because vitamin C would be released more quickly than with a whole tablet. In addition, it was not formulated as a chewable tablet and taste may be unpleasant.
How much of the acerola comes from our own Nutrilite® farm?
The majority of acerola used in Nutrilite® Vitamin C Extended Release comes from Nutrilite-owned certified organic farms. The remainder comes from farms that, while not owned by Nutrilite, are certified by Nutrilite through the NutriCert program as organically grown.
What is the recommended age for using this product?
This product is recommended for people 12 years of age and older.
How does “extended release” work?
All ingredients are mixed together with a fibrous ingredient and compressed to form a tablet. After swallowing, the tablet becomes wetted in the stomach and the fibrous ingredient expands to form a network. The wetted tablet gradually releases key ingredients by controlled diffusion through the network as it passes the length of the small intestine. The nutrient release rate from the tablet is slow and steady with the wetted tablet gradually decreasing in size until it is completely dissolved.
How much of the vitamin C in the Nutrilite® Vitamin C Extended Release formula comes from plant sources?
In one tablet, 30 mg of natural vitamin C is contributed by 120 mg of acerola powder.
Why is Nutrilite® Vitamin C Extended Release considered plant-based?
The foundation for the new Vitamin C Extended Release starts with natural vitamin C from acerola cherries in combination with natural antioxidants from citrus bioflavonoids of lemons, oranges, and grapefruit. The plant ingredients used are dried from whole foods. The 120 mg of acerola powder contributes 30 mg of natural vitamin C per tablet. Ascorbic acid, a highly processed ingredient, is also used in the formula.
Is this product all natural?
No. In addition to using plant ingredients, Nutrilite® Vitamin C Extended Release contains vitamin C from ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid is a highly processed ingredient made from glucose using a two-step fermentation process.
Why isn't Nutrilite® Kids Chewable C an extended-release product?
Nutrilite® Kids Chewable C tablets contain relatively small doses of vitamin C – about 30 mg. Small doses of vitamin C are utilized very efficiently by the body. Since there is little waste, an extended-release feature is not necessary.
In addition, these chewable tablets are often used by children under 12 years of age. A chewable tablet form negates the value an extended-release feature would offer.