The Many Roles of Vitamin C
It happens, we get busy. Our healthy habits revert back to eating for convenience because we are stressed, tired and are busier than we should be. We have the best of intentions to eat healthy and nutritious foods, but sometimes our schedule and cravings get the best of us. We comb through delicious-looking recipes online, save them to our account for future use and then poof, it’s like we run out of time on the weekend and we wake up to find ourselves in the drive-thru line of our favourite fast food joint.
Our bodies depend on us to give it the nutrition it needs which we obtain through whole foods and supplements. We have all been told to eat our fruits and vegetables, but what we haven’t been told is why. Fruits and vegetables are rich in essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help to protect us from environmental toxins, free radicals and stress, and the negative health effects that come with it. Vitamin C specifically, is a water-soluble nutrient that needs to be replenished regularly. It serves as an antioxidant working to protect our cells against free radicals which we are exposed to on a daily basis. Vitamin C is also a crucial antioxidant that helps to strengthen our immune system and works to reduce inflammation systemically throughout the body. By decreasing inflammation, Vitamin C works to support our body’s adaptive immune system and immunity. Vitamin C also plays a crucial role in the development and function of our central nervous system and to reduce both the physical and psychological effects of stress on people.
When we have low Vitamin C levels we are more susceptible to fatigue, depression, bleeding gums, joint pain, bone pain, muscle aches, swelling and bruising. If one’s levels are severely low, they are at risk of developing scurvy, dental problems, dry hair and skin, and anemia. On the other hand, if we supplement appropriately and maintain healthy Vitamin C levels, there is a correlation between improved mood, energy, immunity, focus and concentration, improved skin, hair and nails, and a improved ability to manage and cope with stress. When our body is provided with the tools it needs to protect our immune system and conquer free radicals, it frees up the energy that it was previously wasting to fight it! Say hello to your untapped energy stores friend!
If you’re someone who struggles to obtain enough vitamins and minerals throughout the day and find themselves constantly running from point A to B – we have a solution for you. Whether you’re a busy mom, full-time worker, student, athlete or someone who is looking to better their health overall, Ener-C Sugar-Free Vitamin C packets will soon become your nutritional best friend! Packed with Vitamin C, A, B6, B12 and E, it’s basically a 5-in-1 super supplement! The sweetest part? There is zero sugar! It is sweetened with stevia leaf making it the perfect option for those living a low sugar lifestyle who are looking for a convenient way to fortify their immune system, improve their energy levels and provide their body with the nutrients it has been craving!
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