The Vitamin E and Vitamin C Softgel capsules contain a unique combination of the goodness of vitamins E and C. Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid, usually found in citrus fruits, and vegetables. It is an antioxidant that helps protect the cells against the effect of free radicals (molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation from the sun, X-rays, or other sources). These free radicals are responsible for causing many serious health conditions like heart attacks and cancer. Regular intake of Vitamin C is known to provide benefits like boosting antioxidant levels, lowering blood pressure, protecting against gout attacks, improving iron absorption, boosting immunity, and reducing heart disease and dementia risk.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means that it requires fat for its absorption in the body. The most potent and commonly known Vitamin E is Alpha-tocopherol which is used to be sold as a dietary supplement. Due to its affinity to fat, its natural sources are mostly fat-dense food items. Vitamin E is present in nuts (peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts) and vegetable oils (wheat germ oil, sunflower, corn, and safflower and soybean oils). Vitamin E is also an antioxidant that counters oxidative stress in the body. Regular consumption of Vitamin E is known to benefit by maintaining healthy skin and eyes and strengthening the body’s natural defense against illness and infection (the immune system). The Softgel capsules contain the combined benefits of Vitamin E and C, giving you all benefits in one place.
Uses of Vitamin E and Vitamin C Softgel Capsule
Deficiency of Vitamin E and C
Side Effects of Vitamin E and C Softgel Capsule
Usually, there are zero to low side effects of Vitamin E and Vitamin C Softgel Capsules. The side effects also depend on the individual health condition and response to the medicines. Side effects if any don’t last very long and resolve over time. The list of side effects is given below:
- Upset stomach
Direction for Use
Take the capsules as per the dosage and duration prescribed by the doctor. Do not crush, chew or break the capsule. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Avoid self-medicating the medicine.
The interaction of drugs can interfere with the efficacy of the medicines. Therefore, it is crucial to be aware of the possible drug interactions before taking the capsules.
Interaction with Medicines:
- Multivitamin containing iron
- Bisphosphonates (for example, alendronate)
- Thyroid medications (for example, levothyroxine)
- Antibiotics (for example, tetracycline, quinolones such as ciprofloxacin)
Precautions and Warnings
- Inform your doctor if you are allergic to the ingredients present in the capsules.
- Store the capsules in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.
- Pregnant women should get a doctor’s consultation before taking the Vitamin C and Vitamin E capsules.
- Do not miss the dosage prescribed by your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
- What are some common side effects of Vitamin C and Vitamin E capsules?
Some common side effects of Vitamin C and Vitamin E are constipation, diarrhea, and upset stomach.
- Is there any Drug interaction of Vitamin C and Vitamin E capsules?
Yes, the capsules may interact with multivitamins containing iron, antibiotic, thyroid medication, and antacids.