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Not sure which Vitamin C tablets to take?

Updated: Sep 11, 2023

There are too many things we have to do these days to improve our health and it’s an absolute

minefield! I spend hours reading books, listening to podcasts, doing more training, investigating options, looking at ingredients, looking for things that are “free from additives”, “sugar”.

I get a lot of questions about what do I use and am always happy to provide any information requested. But that in general only helps one or two people. Today my brain has clicked on like a lightbulb and I realise that I can get to more of you if I blog it, or one day soon, maybe a podcast! Who knows, but the world is our oyster.

So, today’s subject is vitamin C.

It’s always good to get this vitamin from food, so you know the usual ones. Citrus fruit; such as lemon, lime, grapefruit and oranges. But it can also be found in cabbage, peppers, kiwi fruit, cauliflower, broccoli, strawberries, peas, melons and tomatoes. (The list is bigger, these are just examples)

But did you know that there are things around us that can reduce our uptake of this essential vitamin. Alcohol, pollution and stress can allow this vital vitamin to go straight through us.

My investigation and training tells me that if you are low in Vitamin C you will get more colds than usual. You may feel fatigued or have a lack of energy. You may bruise easily and get nosebleeds. Your wounds heal slowly and your gums may bleed easily.

Why do we need Vitamin C? Here’s a list of the things it does inside our body. It helps strengthen the immune system, we all know this, everyone grabs for the effervescent vitamin C tablets to add to water! It is used by the body to make collagen and elastin. Collagen is a building block of your muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments and fascia. It’s also an antioxidant which helps your body protect you against pollutants, free radicals, reactive oxygen species (ROS). It also helps to turn food into energy. It also reduces constipation. Finally (for this blog) it helps protect your skin against UVB rays from the sun.

So, it’s quite important! But most “off the shelf” Vitamin C products are made with Ascorbic Acid, this is only part of the Wholefood vitamin C, but not all of it. It is better if you take the whole product. Wholefood vitamin C does everything that is listed above, Ascorbic Acid or any other derivates don’t do the same.

You can never take too much wholefood vitamin C as your body will release the excess. This is not true of other essential nutrients.

I would therefore recommend “Pure Radiance C®” An all-natural alternative to synthetic vitamin C, there are absolutely no additives, no ascorbic acid, fillers or gluten: Wholefood Vitamin C

I personally take these supplements, but will as an amazon affiliate, make money on you buying these products, through the above link, but I will only advertise the products that I use myself.

I hope you enjoy my Vitamin C blog, I have lots of other blogs, so please take your time and peruse my site. I am a Nutritional Therapist and am invested in improving the health of me and all those around me. I do not take my posts/blogs lightly. But these are correct at the time of publication, but are also my opinion from the sources I have read. If you feel that something is wrong in any of my posts, please do let me know.

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