Vitamin C, most often known as ascorbic acid, is considered by many to be the ''king'' of antioxidants, having the ability to protect your cells against the destr uctive effects of free radicals. In addition to its impact on the aging process and helping to keep your cells safe, Vitamin C can play an important role in helping you to enjoy a healthy col & flu season by strengthening your immune system and reducing the symptoms of stress.
Strengthen Your Immune System
There have been numerous studies that prove the role of dietary antioxidants in supporting immune cell function and helping to protect against invaders like bacteria and viruses. The fall season is known as a time of more sickness at home, work and school, but you don't have to fall prey to such attacks. Bolster your body's defenses by increasing your Vitamin C intake now and all year round.
Reduce the Symptoms of Stress
A German study in 2003 subjected 120 people to the stress of public speaking and difficult math problems. Those who supplemented with Vitamin C showed less signs of stress, including lower cortisol levels and blood pressure. Not only were the physical effects reduced, so was the mental and emotional impact of stress. The researchers concluded that Vitamin C is an essential component of stress management. Shifting from summer vacation mode and into regular routine can be stressful, and that stress can contribute to compromised immunity. Lend yourself a helping hand, both physically and mentally, with extra Vitamin C.
How Much is Enough?
Despite Vitamin C's essential role in your health, the human body is unable to manufacture its own supply, making it necessary to consume on a daily basis. While the Canadian Recommended Daily Allowance is 60mg, your body needs more. As a result of factors like pollution, stress, sugar and even exercise, your body needs more in order to go beyond basic need and into optimal health. You should aim for at least 1,000 to 1,200mg per day.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of us don't get enough in our diets, making supplementation a must. Combined with the added stress of work, life and weather, the support of a high quality Vitamin C supplement is a key player in helping you thrive through the cold & flu season.
The Progressive Advantage
Progressive Vitamin C Complex is the perfect choice for boosting your Vitamin C intake with 1,200mg per day. It has been designed with you in mind, providing optimal balance, absorption and utilization.
Vitamin C Complex is composed of both isolated sources (such as Ascorbic Acid & Calcium Ascorbate) and whole food forms (including Blueberry & Acerola), which combine to provide the potency, balance and bioavailability (usability) that your body needs. It also contains support nutrients that enhance the effects and lifespan of the Vitamin C in your body, along with digestive aids to support its passage through your intestinal wall. This combination increases the absorption and maximizes the health-promoting properties of the entire formula.