Why it's Good
Vitamin C fortified with echinacea and other bioflavinoids
Vitamin C is a key player in immune function. Because our bodies can’t store vitamin C, we need a regular supply from our diet. Our vitamin C formula contains plant compounds (known as bioflavonoids), which help your body absorb this important nutrient, together with vitamin D and echinacea, to support immune function.
Our formulation includes a highly absorbable form of vitamin C combined with bioflavonoids, which enhance the absorption of the nutrients and increase the synergistic effect. The bioflavonoids from elderberry, echinacea and olive leaf are important antioxidants and are anti-viral and anti-bacterial in their own right.
- Vitamin C Ingredients:
Vitamin C, olive leaf extract, echinacea extract, brown rice flour, elderberry juice extract, organic rice hull concentrate, vitamin D3
- Probiotic Ingredients:
Potato Maltodextrin, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Co-culture, Bifidobacterium Co-culture, Rice Hull Concentrate
- Vitamin D3 Ingredients:
Brown Rice Flour, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Rice Hull Concentrate
Gluten, Lactose or Dairy, Artificial Colours, Fillers, Binders, Preservatives, Wheat, Added Sugar, Added Salt, Yeast, Maize, Eggs, Crustaceans, Fish, Soybeans, Sweeteners
This product is not designed to replace a varied and balanced diet. Do not exceed stated dose. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication, please consult your doctor before use. Do not use if the sachet has been opened. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.
Our Honest Opinion
Low levels of vitamin C can lead to a poor immune system and feelings of tiredness and fatigue. It is one of the most researched nutrients with more than 6,000 studies being conducted on it.
We can’t make vitamin C ourselves and therefore need to get it from our diets. Foods such as oranges, broccoli and tomatoes contain vitamin C. They are best eaten raw to get even more of the nutrient. Many people do not eat enough of these foods and may therefore be deficient. lt is important to also consume bioflavonoids such as elderberry, echinacea and olive leaf to help with the absorption of Vitamin C.
There is no doubt that probiotics play a crucial part in our immune defence and have an important role in the digestion of our food. There have been studies showing that taking probiotics may be beneficial for a host of digestive conditions, and more evidence is emerging in the role they play in taming inflammation and regulating immunity.
There is a wealth of research dating back many years showing that vitamin D3 has both a stimulating and modulating effect on the immune system. This not only helps the body fight infection and disease, but also suppresses the inflammation associated with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Vitamin D3 plays a vital role in bone health as it is vital for the optimal absorption of minerals including calcium.
Enhances your body’s natural defences
Both vitamin C and vitamin D3 have been cited as two immune supporting vitamins. Studies have undergone review by EFSA’s (European Food Safety Authority) scientific panel and shown that they offer immune support, and help with overall health and vitality.
Food sources of Vitamin C
Unlike other animals, humans do not make vitamin C in their bodies. We therefore have to eat it in our diets. Good sources are vegetables and fruits, such as peppers, berries, citrus fruits and green vegetables. Most people don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables, and definitely don’t pick a rainbow selection of colours to get a good range of nutrients and miss out on sufficient quantities of vitamin C in the diet as well as the other immune supportive plant nutrients, known as bioflavonoids.
Helps with the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
Studies have undergone review by the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) scientific panel and shown that low levels of vitamin C can cause feelings of tiredness and fatigue.
Vitamin D helps relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety
Vitamin D receptors exist in the brain. Studies have shown that vitamin D increases serotonin levels in the brain, improving mood and a sense of wellbeing.
Helps support your immune system
Research continues to show that vitamin C plays a key role in boosting your immunity. It has been shown to enhance our body’s own defence mechanisms, as well as hindering the growth of invading bugs. Studies have shown that vitamin C not only reduces the severity and duration of the common cold, but can reduce the incidence of developing a cold as well.
Supportive in reducing flu and cold symptoms
A study with data from 29 previous trials and over 11,300 people has shown that Vitamin C can help reduce the duration and severity of colds. A great nutrient to take if you want to get over those cold symptoms as quickly as possible!
Vitamin D helps our immunity
Numerous studies indicate the link between healthy vitamin D levels and a strong immune system. A group of immune cells, known as T-cells, are critical for immune defence and are dependent on adequate levels of vitamin D in the blood. When a T-cell is exposed to a foreign bacteria and/or virus, if vitamin D is not present, it will remain dormant and unable to attack the bacteria/virus.