WHY VITAMIN C?

Benefits of Vitamin C:

  1. Antioxidant
    1. Antioxidants bind free radicals and help your body fight inflammation
    2. Exercise is good for you but intense exercise causes oxidative stress and free radicals. 
    3. People with adequate vitamin C are able to oxidize more fat during moderate exercise
  2. Boosts Immune System
    1. Reduces severity of allergic reactions and helps your body fight off infection
    2. Reduces inflammation, essential for immunity and general health
  3. Increases Iron Absorption
  4. Helps Build Collagen in the Body
    1. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body
      1. Provides skin with structure
      2. Strengthens Bones
      3. May help with gut health, healing/preventing intestinal permeability

Any micronutrients (vitamins/minerals/polyphenols) are best absorbed through fresh, organic, whole foods. This being said, it’s difficult to get high enough amounts of Vitamin C from diet alone. In my opinion, vitamin C supplements are a helpful addition.

Vitamin C is water-soluble and is better absorbed when taken throughout the day rather than all at once. I take 3000-4000mg of vitamin C on a daily basis, spread throughout the day. Since the start of this coronavirus I have at least doubled that.

Food sources of Vitamin C include:

  • Sweet Potatoes, Cantaloupes, Citrus Fruits, Broccoli, Red Cabbage, Peppers, Kiwi, Tomatoes, Spinach, and Asparagus
  • I have been adding ½ teaspoon (2000mg) of the PURE Vitamin C Powder to my 32 ounce water, along with the juice from 1 lime, a pinch of pink Himalayan salt and a dropperful of Lemon Sweet Drops (I usually drink 2 of these throughout the day)

Some of these products may not be available at Amazon at the moment. Keep checking back.

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