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THE REAL VITAMIN C
10 November

THE REAL VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is well known to help boost your immune system during the cold and flu season but did you know that you can take advantage of its benefits all year long?

Vitamin C is well known to help boost your immune system during the cold and flu season but did you know that you can take advantage of its benefits all year long? 

  •          Healthy longevity and aging – collagen formation in skin health; antioxidant protection from free radical damage.
  •          Healthy body movement – collagen formation for healthy cartilage, ligaments and tendons.
  •          Healthy healing – supports healthy blood vessels and healthy wound healing. 

Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin that is naturally found in some fruits and vegetables. Surveys report that 18% of the US adult population, 14% of 13-18 year old male youth and 20% of 13-18 year old female youth consume less than 30 mg a day. This is less than half of what is recommended daily. 

YOU MAY NEED VITAMIN C IF YOU: 

  •          Eat the same foods every day
  •          Smoke or if you are exposed to second hand smoke
  •          Exposed to environmental toxins and pollutants
  •          Eat low servings amounts of fruits and vegetables daily
  •          Cook your vitamin C containing vegetables 

The key to optimizing your health with Vitamin C is consistency. Your body cannot make vitamin C on its own nor can it store vitamin C. It is important to continuously supply your body daily of vitamin c containing foods and other sources. 

BEST SOURCE OF VITAMIN C 

Fruits and vegetables are the best sources for vitamin C. Foods include citrus fruits, bell peppers, broccoli, kiwi fruit, spinach and strawberries. Take note that vitamin C is the least stable of all the vitamins and is readily destroyed by exposure to heat and air.  Cooking, steaming, microwaving, prolonged storage and reheating reduces the vitamin C amount in foods. Knowing this, raw broccoli will be a better option for vitamin C than steamed broccoli, even if it is prepared in a healthy way. Eat vitamin C containing fruits and vegetables raw, in its fresh state, for a higher nutritional value. 

NOT ALL VITAMIN C SUPPLEMENTS ARE THE SAME 

When your diet is lacking in vitamin C, it is easy to supplement. Beware, not all vitamin C supplements are the same. Most vitamin C supplements are formulated with isolated ascorbic acid made synthetically in a laboratory. Remember, the best sources of vitamin C are from foods. When you supplement, supplement with vitamin C derived from food. OneBode Chew C is an example of a whole food vitamin C. Each chewable wafer contains vitamin C from Acerola cherry in a blend of black currant fruit, orange fruit, grapefruit juice and citrus bioflavonoids. Chew C offers 554% RDI vitamin C per serving.    

Enjoy the antioxidant benefits of real vitamin C throughout the year. 

VITAMIN C TAKEAWAY 

  •          Our bodies do not create or store vitamin C. We must continuously get them from foods and other sources.
  •          Eat a variety of vitamin C containing fruits and vegetables. Eat them raw.
  •          Not all vitamin C supplements are the same. Most are synthetic. Choose real vitamin C from foods.
  •          Choose Vitamin C products, such as OneBode Chew C, that provide vitamin C from fruits, vegetables and herbs.
  •          Increase your intake of Vitamin C when you are exposed to toxins, pollution and smoking.
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