The Goodness of Vitamin C

By Karen Morris

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a potent antioxidant that helps to protect cells from oxidative stress and to support healthy immune responses.

It helps keep your skin, tissues, teeth and bones healthy.

Vitamin C helps to form collagen and cartilage, supports healthy blood vessels, and teeth, and increases iron absorption.

The body cannot make or store vitamin C so it is important to consume an adequate amount daily through the diet.

Did you know that Vitamin C is also one of the main nutrients to be depleted under stress?

There are so many stressors that impact the body, such as pollution, smoking, chemicals, poor diet, excess alcohol, technology, high-pressure jobs, parenting as well as other physical, mental and emotional challenges presented by modern living.

All of these can take a toll on the body and can increase free radical damage.

Low vitamin C levels may lead to a compromised immune system and premature ageing.

Studies have shown how vital it is to get enough Vitamin C in your daily diet, for the growth and repair of the tissues and cells in your body.

We have a variety of Vitamin C options here at Herbs Online Shop and are happy to guide you through to find which one is best for you.

Vitamin C Powder – is gentle on the stomach and helps to reduce the symptoms and severity of the cold and flu.

With no added: gluten, dairy, lactose, soy or nuts, this Vitamin C powder is no-nonsense good for you, with a lovely natural orange flavour.

Take 1 level teaspoon (5 g), in water or juice daily.

If you’re not a fan of powders, we have Vitamin C tablets too. In an easy, once-a-day tablet for improved colds and flu and also assisting in the management of minor wounds, these tablets may be taken one to three times daily, depending on your symptoms.

If you’re after a more absorbable type of Vitamin C, try our Liposomal.

Liposomal Vitamin C provides technology for optimal absorption and bioavailability.

This liposomal Vitamin C provides this key foundational nutrient formulated with liposomal technology.

Liposomes are spheres made of phospholipids—the primary building blocks of cell membranes. Owing to this structure, liposomes bond easily with cell membranes to facilitate intracellular delivery of their nutrient cargo.

Liposomal Vitamin C is an excellent solution to these obstacles. Liposomal delivery provides a well-tolerated, easily absorbed and highly bioavailable form of vitamin C without any unpleasant side effects.

As a dietary supplement, take 5 mL (approx. 1 teaspoon), or as directed by your health care practitioner.

Another way to increase your daily Vitamin and Mineral intake is to take Buffered Vitamin C with Hesperidin and Minerals.

Hesperidin is derived from the pith of unripened lemons. Try this great-tasting, economical, refreshing formula. Hesperidin is thought to have beneficial effects on blood vessels. It’s touted as a natural remedy for a number of health problems, including allergies, haemorrhoids, hay fever, sinusitis, symptoms associated with menopausal changes, premenstrual syndrome, and varicose veins.

Buffered Vitamin C combines a highly absorbable form of vitamin C together with the buffering minerals magnesium, calcium and zinc to allow higher doses without stomach upset, and for supporting proper muscle relaxation and contraction.

We know that you love our herbs too, and one of our most popular herbs is Elderberry. Packed full of Vitamin C goodness, this favourite is great for the whole family.

The Health benefits of elderberry include maintaining a healthy immune system at a maintenance dose and improving colds, the flu, body aches, sinus issues, inflammation, chronic fatigue and allergies, lower cholesterol, and sciatica/nerve pain at an acute dose.

Containing high amounts of Vitamin C, Elderberries are an excellent general immune system booster.

As we don’t store Vitamin C in our bodies, there are several ways you can increase your daily intake.

We hope this guide helps you find what is right for you, and as always please do contact us in the clinic with any questions at (02) 9555 5117.