Rev Up Your Vitamin C!
Vitamin C is the gold standard in our medicine cabinets, and for good reason! It is an essential vitamin that the body cannot make on its own. It plays an important role in immune health, collagen production, wound healing, and overall skin health. No wonder it’s a year-round, whole family staple!
When it comes to cold and flu season, vitamin C is a must. We want to protect against pathogens with a strong defense, and we also want to be adaptable and flexible to safeguard against a variety of infections. Vitamin C helps with the responsiveness of our immune systems, sending infection fighters right to the source. It also ushers the much-needed inflammatory response into action, allowing us to bounce back even quicker!
Because we can’t make it, our diets require adequate intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C comes from foods like oranges, broccoli, bell peppers, cabbage, and even delicious, ruby red strawberries! But when diet alone won’t suffice, supplementation is key.
Chewable vitamin C tablets aren’t like they used to be. What was once commonplace is now out of date in terms of research and technology. Vitamin C now comes in highly bioavailable and buffered forms like sodium ascorbate, which is more easily absorbed by our bodies. This buffered form also treats our mouths, teeth and digestive tracts with more TLC!
There are many other benefits to taking vitamin C in addition to immunity. When your kids fall and scrape their knees, it’s not just “OUCH” for them, but painful for us as parents too! We want a quick and easy solution. By taking a daily dose of vitamin C, we maximize the body’s ability to heal and repair quickly.
Skin healing and health aren’t just for kids though. Taking vitamin C at any age can help us to repair damaged and dry skin. The outermost layer of skin on our bodies contains an abundance of vitamin C, and when there is a deficiency, we appear drier, rougher and washed out.
Busy schedule got you down? Want to appear less, er…EXHAUSTED?! Supplementing with vitamin C, a potent antioxidant, helps to protect against environmental factors, including sun damage. Adequate vitamin C, inside and out, supports a plump and more vibrant complexion!
Another important part of our skin (and bones, teeth, gums, and cartilage, actually) is collagen! We’ve heard a lot about collagen over the last several years, and as research grows, we know that supporting collagen production isn’t just for anti-aging. Collagen is a vital component of our extracellular make-up! By supporting its growth and maintenance, we ensure stronger and healthier tissues throughout the body. This means a healthier digestive tract, musculature, and skin, as well as connective tissues like tendons and ligaments, helping to prevent injury. Collagen is also vital to the tissues of our nervous system. This is as important for the happiness and optimal functioning of our growing kids as it is for us!
Health First Family First Vitamin C Chewable contains 400 mg of vitamin C, including 200 mg of sodium ascorbate, that buffered form of vitamin C that is gentler on the oral cavity and digestive tract. It’s free from magnesium stearate, using instead an organic blend of rice hulls, rice bran, sunflower oil, and gum arabic. Allergies are super common amongst kids these days, and supporting a healthy digestive system and keeping it free of irritants is critical – so our vitamin C is also vegan and free from dairy, soy and yeast. And it comes in a delicious, natural strawberry flavour! It tastes just like grabbing a fresh strawberry right off the bush, and is made only with clean sweeteners, xylitol and monk fruit.
Family First Vitamin C Chewable is a catch-all for your family’s health, healing, protection, and growth. Sometimes we need a little help from our vitamin friends! Having vitamin C as a staple in your family’s morning routine will set them up for everything that comes their way.