Double Vitamin C™
The first water and fat soluble combination (in a non-acidic buffered formulation) vitamin C in South Africa: for complete body protection. This combination of vitamin C ensures antioxidant protection of the water and fat soluble areas of the body. Unlike conventional vitamin C, Double Vitamin C is able to be stored by the body, and better penetrate the cell membrane to provide intracellular antioxidant protection
Ascorbic acid is a factor in the maintenance of good health that aids the body by contributing to iron absorption from food, assisting in the metabolism of fats and proteins and contributing to normal energy yielding metabolism, contributing to cell protection from free radical damage and from oxidative stress and contributing to the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical stress. It also contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin, and teeth, as well as normal physiological function, immune system, and nervous system function, the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, the regeneration of the reduced form of Vitamin E, and in connective tissue formation and wound healing.
Each capsule contains the following active ingredients:
(Supplying 233 mg buffered water-soluble vitamin C)
(Supplying 100 mg fat-soluble vitamin C ester)
Inactive ingredients: Hypromellose vegetarian capsule shell, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, magnesium silicate and silicon dioxide.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of reach of children.
SOLAL® Double Vitamin C™ capsules contain ascorbic acid in both the water-soluble and fat-soluble forms, namely as calcium ascorbate and ascorbyl palmitate respectively. Ascorbyl palmitate is a fat-soluble form of ascorbic acid prepared from ascorbic acid with palmitic acid. Calcium ascorbate is freely soluble in water. The combination of fat-soluble and water-soluble ascorbic acid allows for better retention by the body and shows marked synergy.
Adults and children 9 years and older:
Take 3 capsules daily with or after meals.
Children 4 – 8 years of age:
Take 1 capsule daily with or after meals.
Do not use this product if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy. Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a healthcare practitioner. This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Health supplements are intended only to complement health or supplement the diet.
There are no known side effects.
There are no known contraindications.
Warfarin: Ascorbic acid may interfere with the blood thinning effects of warfarin and should be used with caution.
Oestrogens: Oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy may increase oestrogen levels and decrease the effects of ascorbic acid in the body.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Safe for use during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding at the recommended dose.