Cold relief. What's It For? Reduces the symptoms of colds, flu and hay fever. May reduce the severity of the symptoms of allergic reactions, and assist wound healing. It helps in the metabolism of folic acid and B group vitamins, and may help protect capillaries and improve poor skin tone. Active Ingredients Per Tablet: Vitamin C derived from: 1000 mg Ascorbic acid 400 mg Sodium ascorbate 350 mg Calcium ascorbate 400 mg Bioflavonoids 25 mg Rutin 50 mg Hesperidin 50 mg Rosa canina (Rosehips) extract equivalent to dry fruit 250 mg Malpighia punicifolia (Acerola) extract equivalent to dry fruit 50 mg. Special Features and Benefits: Buffered with mineral ascorbates to reduce acidity. Bioflavonoids are nutritional factors which always naturally occur with vitamin C and enhance its bioavailability. Bioflavonoids including hesperidin and rutin assist with maintenance and normal health of capillaries and support the antioxidant activity of vitamin C. Rosehips and acerola are natural sources of vitamin C and bioflavonoids. Mode of Action: Vitamin C is involved in hundreds of biological process, the most important being in the manufacture of collagen, the major protein in the body. Collagen is a structural protein found in tissue, cartilage and tendons, and it helps to support blood vessels. Due to its structural role in collagen synthesis vitamin C is necessary for wound repair, healthy gums, prevention of bruising and to protect against infection. Vitamin C is water-soluble and only small amounts are stored in the body after it is absorbed from the intestine. It is an antioxidant in water, and therefore helps to neutralise potentially harmful reactions in the blood and the watery fluid inside and outside the body?s cells. Contraindications and Cautions: If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. Consult your healthcare professional before use if you have had renal calculi (kidney stones). Ascorbic acid may increase the risk of recurrence of calcium oxalate calculi. Always read the label. Use only as directed. Side Effects: None noted in the literature at recommended dosage. Medicine Interactions: In kidney failure should be separated by at least 2 hours from doses of aluminium-containing preparations. Ascorbic acid may increase the absorption of aluminium. If taking (KEYWORD REMOVED), separate doses by at least two hours. Ascorbic acid may decrease the absorption and efficacy of this medication. Physical Description: A mustard, large oval shaped tablet with opaque coating. Dosage: Adults - Take one tablet per day preferably with main meal or as professionally prescribed. At the early onset of symptoms, this dose may be increased to three tablets per day. Children (from 4 years to 12 years) - We recommend Blackmores for Kids Multi or Cold Defence. Size: 31 tablets. 62 tablets. 150 tablets. Companion Products: Echinacea + Garlix - relieves colds and flu by reducing the severity and duration of symptoms. Horseradish Garlix + C - for hay fever and allergic reactions.