Why Take Vitamin C?

This month I am exploring the natural approach to preparing for colds and flu.

A classic anti-oxidant nutrient,very well known for its boosting immune function is Vitamin C.

Seasonally this is the time when citrus fruit is at its prime.  I personally can’t eat enough grapefruit and or oranges yet, am I actually eating enough Vitamin C to ward off all the invasions my body needs to fight on a daily basis?

I believe not.

This is why it’s really important to take Vitamin C.

Vitamin C is depleted by stress, such as infections, fatigue, anxiety, pollution and extremes in temperatures.  Birth control pills, smoking, and alcohol deplete Vitamin C.  As we age, there is an even greater need for Vitamin C to regenerate collagen.

Symptoms or conditions you may have that suggest you need more Vitamin C

Bruise Easily
Bleeding Gums
Varicose and Spider Veins
Slow Healing of wounds and fractures
Chronic infection
Shortness of Breath
Allergies and Asthma
Frequent Colds and Flu
Swollen Glands
Weakened Immune System
Polyps in Colon
Macular Degeneration

The benefits of supplementing your Vitamin C include:

Helps the body absorb iron and calcium
Natural antihistamine; helps allergies
Reduced risk of heart disease up to 40%
Reduces risk of cancer
Powerful antioxidant
Frequently used in the prevention and treatment of the common cold
Reduses risk of cataracts
Increases resistance to ligament and tendon injury
Protects from radiation ( xrays )

above commentary sourced from nutrition and you

Not all Vitamin C products are created equal! 

As a matter of fact most are incomplete or petroleum sourced.  If your current Vitamin C label says absorbic acid, your  Vitamin C is missing part of its parts!  Absorbic Acid is only one part of what one would find in an orange picked off a tree.   Vitamin C is water soluable.  You need protective dosages of it all day long!

Our superb complete Vitamin C product is sustained released melting ever so slowly in your digestive track releasing 100 mg of C each hour.  

Sure beats eating oranges around the clock! Even if they are yummy!!

Got little one’s? Try treating them to our chewable version. Each tablet is 100mg

Kids love these!

orange-y orange flickr image

nature’s vitamin c flickr image

K a r e n     H a n r a h a n
Wellness Educator/Nutritional Consultant
Mentoring YOU to Health Success

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4 Responses to Why Take Vitamin C?

  1. Karen – I’m so glad you’re writing about cold prevention! Question about chewable vit c. Someone told me the citric acid can be hard on the enamal of your teeth if you take it frequently. Especially a concern for kids? Have you heard this?

  2. Karen Hanrahan says:

    Mindful Mama, I have heard this. When the C is poorly sourced this can occur.  We need 1000 mg a day according to the food guide pyramid. That’s to prevent scurvy! Therapeutically I have advised as much as 2-3000 mg a day. If the body can take it. If there is diarhhea, that is when the body’s C threshold is too much.  With a child I’d give them 500mg a day in additional to healthy eating and if they have had exposure to elements, a growth spurt, exposure to something germy I’d give them more.  When the C is complete and naturally sourced it’s enamel removal is not a concern.

  3. Geri says:

    Vitamin C is definitely needed for good health and I totally agree you. Here’s an article that also talks about the health benefits of vitamin C http://www.newrinkles.com/index.php/archive/did-you-know-vitamin-c/

  4. I love natural ways include some fruits to keep my condition always fit. take more benefits form vitamin C, thanks for info

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