How long does it take for the vitamin C to dissolve if it is timed-release?
The vitamin C dissolves first in the stomach and finishes up in the intestine with a timed-release taking approximately 7 to 8 hours.
May I cut the tablet in half or crush it to speed up the release time of the vitamin or if it is too difficult for me to swallow?
If you cut or crush the tablet you will alter the timed-release mechanism and get the vitamin all at one time. However, it is not harmful to take the tablet if cut or crushed.
What are Rose Hips in the Vitamin C?
Rose hips are a natural source of vitamin C from the hips (or fruit) of the rose plant.
What are some dietary sources of vitamin C?
Sources of vitamin C are fruits, particularly citrus fruits (oranges, limes, grapefruit), vegetables, including green and red peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, and green, leafy varieties like spinach and collard greens.
What is Povidone and why is it used in some of your Nature Made® Vitamin C products?
Povidone is a synthetic material used in foods and tablets as a clarifying agent, separation/filtration aid, stabilizer, tableting aid, and dispersant. Povidone is used in nutritional supplements, prescription medication and many common over the counter products like Actifed™, Advil™, Aleve™, Motrin™, Sudafed™, Children’s Tylenol™, and many others. Povidone is regarded as nontoxic because when consumed orally from a tablet, it is not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract or mucous membrane. Moreover, it has no irritant effect on the skin and causes no sensitization.