Vitamin C

Vitamin C is the most active water soluble anti-oxidant. In order to maintain a strong immune system a daily intake of Vitamin C rich foods is essential, especially for people who smoke or suffer from stress related conditions. Vitamin C has been taken for colds, flu's and winter viruses since the early 1600's after the British Navy started giving their sailors Lime Juice to prevent scurvy.

When the human body absorbs Vitamin C it increases interferon a substance that protects our cells from viruses. Vitamin C is also essential for healthy glands and may protect against glandular fever, tonsillitis and mumps and may also benefit the eyes, digestion and the absorption of iron into the body. Children may benefit from a daily dose of Vitamin C as it helps form healthy teeth and bones. Vitamin C is also good for the production of collagen in the skin and may retard the aging process. It is also vital for preventing skin infections from wounds.

Silberhorn recognises the benefits and the need for Vitamin C and have developed a product called VC Pluss. This product is readily utilised to support our immune system; that's why we have chosen pure Calcium Ascorbate as this product is gentle on the stomach and readily utilised by the body to produce Vitamin E.

The Vitamin C Foundation recommends that every man, woman and child over the age of 3 consume at least 3 g (3000 mg) Vitamin C daily in order to enjoy optimum health. More during pregnancy (6000 mg), and much more during periods of disease (20,000 to 300,000 mg). Refer: 


  • Caution: Hemochromatosis patients should minimise or avoid Vitamin C supplements (due to the ability of Vitamin C to enhance the body's absorption of Iron).

  • For best results take your Vitamin C supplement every four hours between meals as the body excretes most of the Vitamin C within four hours of ingestion.
  • Diarrhea is a sign that sufficient Vitamin C has been absorbed for therapeutic purposes. Optimal levels occur slightly below those levels that cause Diarrhea.
  • At all times stay in touch with your health professional.