Is vitamin C worth the hype?

Monday, November 26, 2018
Vitamin C is a popular supplement that is known to be taken in times of ills or chills and to maintain good health. However, is it really worth taking – or could you do without it?

What are the benefits of vitamin C?

It is commonly known that vitamin C is important for immune system function and helps to support recovery from ills and chills. But did you know that vitamin C is an essential nutrient for normal development and the maintenance of a large number of important bodily processes?

Vitamin C helps to protect cells from harmful free radicals due to its antioxidant properties. It supports the production of collagen, which is essential for the maintenance of skin, blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums and teeth. Vitamin C also supports the formation of connective tissue to assist in wound healing, along with your absorption of iron.

Who needs vitamin C?

Increased demands for vitamin C can occur when you are run down, stressed, highly active, travelling, or already have a compromised immune system.

Why take vitamin C supplements?

The human body, unlike many other animals, is unable to produce its own vitamin C, so must get it from food and supplementation. It is difficult to maintain high levels of vitamin C for long periods of time as your body effectively excretes any unused vitamin C. It is therefore important to take vitamin C regularly and in a highly-absorbable format to maintain adequate levels.

Which highly-absorbable vitamin C is recommended?

Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets contain liposomal vitamin C enclosed in the patented Liposhell® formula. The Liposhell® technology helps to ensure vitamin C is protected for transportation throughout your body without degradation from digestive enzymes or oxygen, or interaction with other medications which can reduce absorption.

Enclosing vitamin C in the Liposhell® liposomes allows the vitamin C to travel through your body’s digestive system generally unaffected, and reach the small intestine which is the optimal site for nutrient absorption.

     

Good to know: Your body can’t produce or store vitamin C, so it must come from food or supplementation

     

Vitamin C lipo-sachets are:

  • High dose
  • High absorption
  • High bioavailability
  • Sugar free
  • Gluten free
  • Alcohol free
  • Able to disperse in water or be taken directly from the sachet
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

    

Always read the label and take as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional. AFT Pharmaceuticals Limited, Auckland.

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