Vitamin C and Flavinoids

What Is It?

Vitamin C, an essential antioxidant, is often sold with plant-based substances called flavonoids in a single product. While each supplement can be purchased individually, there are several reasons to consider a product that combines the two.

For one, flavonoids–the catchall term for some 4,000 antioxidant compounds responsible for the color and numerous health benefits of fruits, vegetables, and herbs–enhance the body’s absorption of vitamin C. Key flavonoids include quercetin, rutin, genistein, grape seed extract, and naringen.

In addition, when you use a combination supplement, you won’t need to purchase or swallow as many pills. Numerous ailments are effectively treated with such practical combination products, from cancer prevention to sprains and strains.

For more information on vitamin C and flavonoids, see the separate entries in the WholeHealth Chicago Reference Library.

General Interaction

The best approach for anyone concerned about possible interactions with a specific drug or dietary supplement is to refer to the separate vitamin C and flavonoids entries in our WholeHealth Chicago Reference Library.

Cautions

Several cautions apply to the use of vitamin C or flavonoids, particularly when either nutrient is present in high doses. See the individual vitamin C and flavonoids entries in our WholeHealth Chicago Reference Library for specific information on cautions.

Ailments-Dosage

Bronchitis
Acute: 1,000 mg vitamin C and 500 mg flavonoids twice a day.
Chronic: 1,000 mg vitamin C and 500 mg flavonoids once a day
Cancer Prevention 1,000 mg vitamin C and 500 mg flavonoids twice a day; may be partially covered by daily multivitamin and antioxidant complex
Canker Sores 500-1,000 mg vitamin C and 250-500 mg flavonoids 3 times a day until healed; all or part may be covered by your multivitmain/antioxidant.
Cold Sores 1,000 mg vitamin C and 500 mg flavonoids 3 times a day
Earache 1,000 mg vitamin C and 500 mg flavonoids 3 times a day until the infection clears.
Gum Disease 1,000 mg vitamin C and 500 mg flavonoids once a day; may be partially covered by your daily multivitamin and/or antioxidant complex.
Hemorrhoids 750-1,000 mg vitamin C and 250-500 mg flavonoids 3 times a day; may be partially covered by daily multivitamin and antioxidant complex
Impotence 1,000 mg vitamin C and 500 mg flavonoids once a day in addition to your daily vitamins
Rosacea 1,000 mg vitamin C and 500-650 mg flavonoids twice a day
Shingles 1,000 mg vitamin C and 500 mg flavonoids 3 times a day during acute stage; should be partially covered by your daily multivitamin and antioxidant.
Sinusitis 1,000 mg vitamin C and 500 mg flavonoids 3 times a day in addition to the amount already present in your daily vitamins
Strains and Sprains 1,000 mg vitamin C and 500 mg flavonoids 3 times a day, in addition to that found in your daily multivitamin and antioxidant
Varicose Veins 1,000 mg vitamin C and 500 mg flavonoids twice a day; may be partially covered by daily multivitamin and antioxidant complex

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