The 500 mg of plant-based vitamin C you’ll get in NUTRILITE Vitamin C Plus Extended Release comes from acerola cherries. It’s more vitamin C than you would get from 7 oranges, 16 lemons, or 6 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 immune system. Vitamin C plays an important role in supporting immune system function.
- 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 help to maintain healthy tissues.
- 8-hour immune system support. All of the ingredients in NUTRILITE Vitamin C Plus 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.
Compared with top competitors*, only NUTRILITE® Vitamin C Plus Extended Release has two sources of vitamin C – acerola cherry concentrate and ascorbic acid. It is also the only vitamin C supplement to use acerola cherry concentrate as a vitamin C source.
- Compared with top competitors, Vitamin C Plus Extended Release is the only vitamin C supplement to contain 120 mg of acerola cherry concentrate.
- One 500 mg tablet released over 8 hours provides more total usable vitamin C throughout the day when compared with a 1,000 mg instant-release vitamin C dose. NUTRILITE Vitamin C Plus Extended Release offers 500 mg of vitamin C through a slow, steady release over a full 8-hour period.
*Top competitors refers to GNC® Vitamin C 1000, Nature Made® Vitamin C 500, Rite Aid® Vitamin C 500, Ester-C® 500, and Nature’s Bounty® Time Release Vitamin C 500.
Trademarks: GNC (General Nutrition Investment Company, Phoenix, Ariz.); Nature Made (Pharmavite LLC, Northridge, Calif.); Rite Aid (Name Rite, L.L.C., Temecula, Calif.); Ester-C (The Ester C Company, Prescott, Ariz.); Nature’s Bounty (Nature’s Bounty, Inc., Bohemia, N.Y.).
Take one easy-to-swallow tablet a day, at any time of day, with or without a meal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who 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 Plus 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 maintaining healthy tissues and supporting immune system function. 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 Plus?
The tablet can be taken at any time of day, with or without a meal.
Are there any foods/drinks (such as grapefruit juice) which 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 Plus 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 Plus 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 Plus exceed the upper level for safety?
No. The Upper Limit for Supplements for vitamin C, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition, is 2,000 mg per day (1,000 mg per single dose).
Is NUTRILITE Vitamin C Plus Kosher and Halal?
Yes, it is both Kosher and Halal.
Can NUTRILITE Vitamin C Plus be taken with other dietary supplements?
Yes, Vitamin C Plus may be used in combination with other NUTRILITE products. This allows the user 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 Plus? How should it be stored?
Like many nutrients, NUTRILITE Vitamin C Plus 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 okay 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 Plus 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 Plus 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 Plus considered plant-based?
The foundation for the new Vitamin C Plus 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 equating to 50% of the US Recommended Daily Intake - a significant contribution to daily intake. 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 Plus 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 vitamin C. 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.
NUTRILITE Vitamin C Plus provides 500 mg of vitamin C from ascorbic acid and acerola cherries - that's more than you would get from seven oranges, 16 lemons, or six grapefruit.