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Vitamin C-500 mg with Rose Hips Time Release
Vitamin C-500 mg with Rose Hips Time Release
Vitamin C-500 mg with Rose Hips Time Release
Vitamin C-500 mg with Rose Hips Time Release
Vitamin C-500 mg with Rose Hips Time Release

Vitamin C-500 mg with Rose Hips Time Release

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  • Helps Fight Free Radicals**
  • Promotes Immune System Function**

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with immune health?

Then this is a great place to begin.
This content is intended as general information. We encourage you to explore the full Puritan’s Pride’s® Immune Health offerings for product-specific benefits.

Vitamin C for Immune Health

BARRIER FUNCTION

The body’s first line of defense, the physical barrier created by the skin, relies on vitamin C. Vitamin C is necessary for the production of collagen, an important type of connective tissue.** Collagen creates the structural framework of the skin to promote skin integrity, helping to effectively keep unwanted substances from entering the body.

ANTIOXIDANT HEALTH

Vitamin C’s important role in immune health does not stop at the surface.** During the initial stages of the immune response, white blood cells of the innate immune system start the inflammatory response as one means of dealing with unwelcomed visitors. In a state of inflammation, an abundance of free radicals can be produced.

Free radicals are unstable compounds that can interfere with a normal cell’s ability to function optimally. Free radicals cannot differentiate between your own healthy cells and the target of your immune system so they can end up damaging your own cells. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to fight free radicals.** It also helps to regenerate other antioxidants like vitamin E to their active state to maintain antioxidant support.**

WHITE BLOOD CELL SUPPORT

In addition to supporting skin integrity and antioxidant health, vitamin C is essential for the optimal functioning of white blood cells.** During an immune response, white blood cells go through a process of rapid division and multiplication. Vitamin C supports the production of the important B and T cells of the adaptive immune response.** It also helps special types of cells of the innate immune system called phagocytes do their job, engulfing unwanted compounds.**

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Why Supplement with Vitamin C?

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adults is between 75-90 mg per day depending on gender, but some experts recommend a daily intake of at least 200 mg/day for healthy individuals.9

Unlike most other animals, humans cannot synthesize their own vitamin C so it must be obtained from dietary sources. As a water soluble vitamin, vitamin C dissolves easily in water but cannot be readily store in the body. This means adequate amounts of vitamin C should be consumed every day.

Vitamin C is found in foods such as citrus fruits, strawberries, cantaloupes, raw vegetables and potatoes. Unfortunately, in today’s busy world, many of us do not consume as many fruits and vegetables as we should. National survey data indicates Americans are not meeting the recommendations for daily fruit and vegetable intake, resulting in a significant prevalence of about 40% of Americans with inadequate dietary intake of vitamin C.8 Furthermore, vitamin C is sensitive to heat so boiling and other cooking methods can deplete the natural vitamin C content of foods.

Daily intake of 200 mg supports respiratory health.** Note that while this amount provides adequate support for most healthy individuals, actively multiplying and dividing white blood cells may have even higher requirements of vitamin C.**

  • References
  • 8. Fulgoni VL, et al. J Nutr. 2011 Oct;141(10):1847-54.
  • 9. Calder PC, et al. Nutrients. 2020;12(4):1181.

What is the Immune System?

Every day, your body is bombarded by foreign substances from the outside world. Credit card pin pads, bathroom faucets, cell phones, literally everything you touch is covered in tiny microorganisms. Not all microorganisms are bad, in fact there are trillions of bacteria found in and on the human body which cause no harm, or in some cases are even beneficial to human health.

However, there are also less favorable microorganisms found in the environment. The main function of your immune system is to protect you from external threats and keep you healthy.

Think of your immune system as your body’s security team, trained to recognize and remove any threats while protecting your body’s peaceful residents.

The first line of defense is to restrict the entry of unwanted foreign materials. The skin creates an excellent physical barrier but unwanted guests may still be inhaled or ingested. The acidity of stomach acid, mucosal membranes, and the presence of antibodies in saliva and tears all further help to prevent the entry of these substances into the body.

Four Main Functions
of the Immune System

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Exclusion Barrier

Physical barriers keep pathogens from entering the body – e.g. skin, mucosa layer of GI tract, antibodies in saliva, pH of stomach

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Recognition

If substances get through the exclusion barrier, they need to be recognized as non-self

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Elimination

Elimination only of unwanted threats, not self or friendly bacteria

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Memory

Immune memories allow for fast recognition and elimination of repeat offenders


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Your First Line of Defense: Innate Immune System

If a non-beneficial microorganism is able to pass through your body’s first line of defense, it must be recognized by your immune system. Recognition is an important feature of your patrolling security team. Without it, your immune system would attack non-threatening foreign substances and even your own cells. Undesirable substances are recognized by white blood cells that send messages akin to sounding an alarm, drawing more white blood cells to the area. There are many different types of white blood cells, also called leukocytes, that all work together to orchestrate the appropriate immune response. The elements of the immune system discussed thus far are all considered part of the innate response.

Characterized as being fast and non-specific, the innate immune system responds within minutes or hours.1 Once the innate immune system has identified a threat, it seeks to eliminate it. The various white blood cells of the innate immune system each fight these threats in their own unique ways. Some will trigger an inflammatory response while others will deal with it directly by engulfing it or releasing toxic chemicals. Since the innate immune response is non-specific, the response is generally the same regardless of whether the same pathogen is encountered numerous times.


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Your Second Line of Defense: Adaptive Immune Response

If a non-beneficial microorganism is able to pass through your body’s first line of defense, it must be recognized by your immune system. Recognition is an important feature of your patrolling security team. Without it, your immune system would attack non-threatening foreign substances and even your own cells. Undesirable substances are recognized by white blood cells that send messages akin to sounding an alarm, drawing more white blood cells to the area. There are many different types of white blood cells, also called leukocytes, that all work together to orchestrate the appropriate immune response. The elements of the immune system discussed thus far are all considered part of the innate response.

Characterized as being fast and non-specific, the innate immune system responds within minutes or hours.1 Once the innate immune system has identified a threat, it seeks to eliminate it. The various white blood cells of the innate immune system each fight these threats in their own unique ways. Some will trigger an inflammatory response while others will deal with it directly by engulfing it or releasing toxic chemicals. Since the innate immune response is non-specific, the response is generally the same regardless of whether the same pathogen is encountered numerous times.

Factors that
Affect Immune Health

Your immune system is always patrolling your body to keep you at your best, but you need to keep your immune system healthy too. Every day you need to provide your immune system with the energy and nutrients it needs to function optimally.

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AGE: The immune response starts to weaken around age 60 and continues to weaken with age.2

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SLEEP: Important immune proteins called cytokines are released while we sleep. Sleep deprivation leads to decreased immune function as well as increased recovery times.3

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STRESS: Both physical and emotional stress can negatively impact the immune system. The stress hormone cortisol has been shown to decrease white blood cell numbers.7

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SMOKING:: Smoking causes dysfunction of white blood cells involved in both innate and adaptive immunity.5 It is estimated that 1.1 billion people in the world are smokers.6

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PHYSCIAL ACTIVITY: Regular moderate-intensity exercise achieved on a near-daily basis is associated with better immune health with age. More than 80% of U.S. adults are not meeting guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities.4

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NUTRITION: The immune system needs proper nutrients to function optimally. There are a number of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are widely recognized for their role in supporting immune health.**

Immune
Myths & FAQs
Myth: All immune support supplements work the same way.

Because the immune system is such a complex system, there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to supporting immune health. The various different types of white blood cells, immune proteins, and tissues and organs all have different nutrient requirements. Taking a single nutrient for immune health may assist in supporting one of these aspects of immune health, but if you are lacking other nutrients in your diet, then you may be falling short in getting total immune support.**

Myth: The immune system is stronger in the summer.

The immune system works year-round to keep you healthy no matter what the season. Depending on location and lifestyle factors, vitamin D status may be higher in the summer to better support certain aspects of immune health.** Winter weather conditions such as dry air may also affect immune health. It is still important to support your immune health every day throughout the year for optimal functioning.

FAQ: How can you boost your immune system?

The immune system should not be “boosted” beyond normal, optimal functioning. In fact, many autoimmune diseases are characterized by an overactive immune system that starts attacking its own cells. There are however lifestyle changes that you can make to help support normal functioning of the immune system. These include getting adequate sleep, engaging in regular physical activity, managing stress, eating a balanced diet and getting adequate amounts of immune supporting nutrients.

FAQ: Where is the immune system?

The immune system is a complex network of organs, cells, tissues and proteins found throughout the body. It includes the thymus, spleen, bone marrow, skin, tonsils and Peyer’s patches in the intestines. The lymph system allows white blood cells of the immune system to patrol the entire body looking for foreign invaders.

References:

  • 1. Gombart AF, Pierre A, Maggini S. Nutrients. 2020;12(1):236.
  • 2. Pawelec G, Larbi A, Derhovanessian E. J Comp Pathol. 2010;142 Suppl 1:S39-S44.
  • 3. Krueger JM, Majde JA, Rector DM. Cytokines in Immune Function and Sleep Regulation.; 2011. doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-52006-7.00015-0
  • 4. President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Website. Updated January 26, 2017. Accessed July 2, 2020. https://www.hhs.gov/fitness/resource-center/facts-and-statistics/index.html
  • 5. Qiu F, Liang CL, Liu H, et al. Oncotarget. 2017;8(1):268-284.
  • 6. Tobacco. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/tobacco. Accessed March 24, 2020.
  • 7. McGregor BA, Murphy KM, Albano DL, Ceballos RM. Stress. 2016;19(2):185-191.

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Customer Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to swallow Have problem swallowing vit c tabs. These tablets are a good size and go right down
Date published: 2020-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is great! This vit.is easier to swallow for me and is timed release, and I like that. It's everything in a Vit-C tablet that I was looking for. I'm so glad Pruitains Pride was recomended to me.
Date published: 2020-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Size is great. I like the product very much. The size of the pill is great. No problems with them at all
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the vitamin c works great I bought this a month ago and I liked the service from representive
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I know that vitamin C must be taken to support blo I know that vitamin C must be taken to support blood vessels and as an antioxidant. And this is a water-soluble vitamin, so I use it 15 minutes before meals, drinking 250 ml of clean water. We obtain vitamin C bioflavonoids from natural fruits. In this option, we have a full replacement for fruits.
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Is a great product! I had to get this because my usual one was sold out!
Date published: 2020-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to swallow I'm happy with these Vitamin C-500 mg caplets. They are easy to swallow and a great price. Thanks
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from C-Power This is my second round of vitamins c it's always a pleasure buying from you Thank
Date published: 2020-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good product I am satisfied with my purchase, low price and good quality with fast shipping.
Date published: 2020-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product and Great Price I bought this Vitamin C because it's time released, has bioflavinoids and rose hips, and is in an easy to swallow form.
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size tablet Easier to swallow; seems to be a coated tablet. Great price.
Date published: 2020-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price My husband and I have been using this product, along with others from Puritan's Pride, for a few years now. The quality and price is great and it does what it's supposed to. Thanks!
Date published: 2020-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I recently bought this and was well pleased with how easy it is to take.
Date published: 2020-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I bought this last month, & I will be purchasing more of this item.
Date published: 2020-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best price highest quality I only buy my supplements from Puritans. They're the best.
Date published: 2020-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vitamin C-500 mg with Rose Hips Tim I started taking this vitamin and I have been feeling better than ever. Also the great prices that Puritan Pride offer makes it affordable to stay healthy.
Date published: 2020-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Chewable! This is a great chewable Vitamin c with Rose Hips! This has the necessary amount for daily usage. Don't forget to drink one extra glass of water per chewable for it's effect!
Date published: 2020-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Great value Usually get the 1000 but it was sold out - for those with large pill issues - these are a perfect substitutei
Date published: 2020-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for necessary products, plus a nice array of choices
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vitamin Have used time release C for years this product is excellent.
Date published: 2020-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great combination I have been taking vitamin c for 60+ years and this product is one of the best
Date published: 2020-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds expectations I've taken timed-release vitamin C for years. When my local store stopped carrying it I went online to find what I needed. I was buying from another vitamin retailer I'd also been using for years but this time all their timed release C was sold out & they had no idea when they'd get more. I finally turned to Puritans Pride which didn't have exactly what I was looking for (1,000 mg) but had the 500mg in stock instead. It was also on special for buy 2 get 3 free so I figured this would be perfect as I could get something that meets my requirements and stock up at the same time. I've never bought from PP before so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was thrilled to find my order arrived very quickly, in perfect condition and the product works just as well as the other(more expensive brands) I used before. Thank you and well done PP!
Date published: 2020-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to swallow. This product is Timed Release which gives you Vi.-C longer during the day! I like that!
Date published: 2020-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Product I have been using Puritan's Pride Vitamins for years. The Vitamin C 500 MG with Rose Hips Time Release are top notch just as all their other products.
Date published: 2020-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from timed release works best for me use this vitamin c daily and I feel it helps keep me healthy
Date published: 2020-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality at a reasonable price I bought this a few times and I'll keep buying it. The product is good and the price is hard to beat.
Date published: 2020-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We are very long time customers of Puritan's Pride We have purchased nearly all of our vitamin needs for many years from Puritan's Pride. We are very pleased with their products and service provided.
Date published: 2020-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful choices My family and I have been using the many Puritan's Pride supplements for a number of years now, and were never disappointed..
Date published: 2019-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product. I love all of the supplements from Puritan's Pride.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Time released vitamin c This product helps me with my immune system considering I live and work in a gaming environment and I love the fact that it is time released.
Date published: 2016-03-17
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