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vitamin C and flavonoids
What Is It?
General Interaction
Cautions


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 WholeHealthMD 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 WholeHealthMD 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 WholeHealthMD Reference Library for specific information on cautions.


Date Published: 04/19/2005
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