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Vitamin C

When you hear the word ‘vitamin’ the first thing that probably comes to mind is vitamin C - and with good reason. vitamin C is widely regarded as one of the safest and most powerful vitamins out there.

How much vitamin C do I need?

According to the U.S. Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, adult males should be getting about 90 mg of vitamin C per day. For adult women, 75 mg per day is sufficient. For pregnant women, that number climbs to 90 mg.

Is vitamin C water-soluble?

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning that it is not stored in the body like fat-soluble vitamins are. Because vitamin C is water-soluble, the body doesn’t have a storage system for it, and it is difficult for it to build up in the body to the point of toxicity. Any excess is flushed straight through your system, so have a daily source of vitamin C.

What does research say about vitamin C?

  • Common coldVitamin C has been regularly lauded as a way to bolster immune systems. common colds. If you’re one who religiously starts dosing when the winter hits, you might be doing it wrong... This research found that people who took vitamin C didn’t have a lower chance of getting the cold, but they DID find that vitamin C supplements reduced the duration colds. Guess mom wasn’t so far off, after all. Once you have caught the cold you were trying to avoid, taking a vitamin C supplement can help you get back on track.
  • Supports Healthy Blood Pressure Within Normal Ranges - In a meta-analysis performed in 20121, researchers found that groups of people taking a daily vitamin C supplement supported healthy blood pressure. As always, when in doubt, consult with your physician for any supportive supplementary regime.
  • Joint and Bone Health Support - As you get older, your cartilage can start to deteriorate, leading to a lot of pressure on joints and bones. Vitamin C is intimately involved in the upkeep of connective tissues, and research suggests that regular vitamin C supplementation may limit the destruction of cartilage2 and support bone health. Keeping your bones and joints healthy is very important to healthy aging.

What are the signs of vitamin C deficiency?

Fortunately, the symptoms of vitamin C deficiency are pretty easy to spot and aren’t particularly drastic in the short-term. However, if the problem is left unchecked, in the long-term, a deficiency can become quite serious.

Short-term symptoms include:

  • Gum swelling, bleeding, and inflammation
  • Rough skin
  • Nosebleeds
  • Dry skin
  • Swollen joints

If you don’t resolve these issues, then more serious health problems can develop.

What foods contain vitamin C?

Vitamin C is easy to find in food-- both naturally and fortified. Foods that are high in vitamin C include peppers, all kinds of berries, acidic fruits such as lemons, kiwis and tomatoes, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage, and even onions and potatoes. As a rule of thumb, you want to try and consume at least 2-3 different sources of vitamin C each day.

Though there are many food sources of vitamin C, there remains one big problem: these days, we live our lives on-the-go, meaning that eating right can be difficult. Daily supplementation of vitamin C is an easy solution.

What sets NutriGold’s Vitamin C Gold apart from other supplements?

Source and Process: 

NutriGold’s Vitamin C Gold is concentrated from fruits and berries rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, using a gentle and completely solvent-free process.

Potency: 

Each capsule of Vitamin C Gold gives you 400% of the Daily Value for Vitamin C, and 45mg of naturally-occurring bioflavonoids, from its organic berry blend. This supplement provides powerful antioxidants that supports immune, liver, heart, eye, and prenatal health.

3rd Party Verification:

At NutriGold, our products go above and beyond. Vitamin C Gold is no exception. It is the highest potency USDA certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified vitamin C available. You’ll also find it is 3rd party tested to guarantee absence of common allergens. This means that regardless of your potential dietary sensitivities we have your back. Vitamin C Gold is even Kosher certified by Ko Kosher and vegan certified by Vegan Action.

Maybe it’s time you tried NutriGold’s Organic Vitamin C Gold. Your body will thank you.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22492364
  2. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/public-hea...

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