In chilly winter months, vitamin C is often a go-to nutrient for those feeling a little under the weather or to help boost immunity to fight off seasonal ills and chills.
But are you really getting the most out of the vitamin C you're taking?
The human body is unable to produce its own vitamin C and must get it from food and dietary supplements. However, unused vitamin C is eliminated from the body rather than being stored for later use, so it's important to take it regularly and in a highly absorbable format to help maintain adequate levels for your body.
Kiwis have the opportunity to help optimise the potential of their vitamin C with VITAMIN C LIPO-SACHETS®; a high-dose, high-absorption vitamin C supplement that new research claims has 80 per cent higher absorption than standard vitamin C*.
VITAMIN C LIPO-SACHETS® contain liposomal vitamin C enclosed in the patented LIPOSHELL® formula – which helps to ensure the liposomes (essentially tiny bubbles of vitamin C) are protected as they travel throughout the body without degradation from digestive enzymes, oxygen or interaction with other medications which can reduce absorption.
Encapsulation within these LIPOSHELL® liposomes is crucial as it allows the vitamin C to travel through the body's digestive system generally unaffected – delaying its release until it reaches the small intestines, the optimal site for nutrient absorption.
Claimed benefits of VITAMIN C LIPO-SACHETS® include:
•Supporting the normal function of the immune system.
•Supporting recovery from winter's ills and chills.
•Helping to protect cells from harmful free-radicals due to its anti-oxidant properties.
•Supporting the production of collagen, which is essential for the maintenance of the skin, bloody vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, and teeth.
•Supporting the formation of connective tissue to assist in wound healing.
•Supporting iron absorption.
They can be taken straight from the sachet or added to water or juice, if preferred, as the solution also disperses in water. It is sugar-free, alcohol-free and gluten-free, is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
To help boost immunity this winter, choose high-dose, high-absorption VITAMIN C LIPO-SACHETS®; available now in leading pharmacies, supermarkets and health stores.
*Maciej Łukawski, Paulina Dałek, Tomasz Borowik, Aleksander Forys, Marek Langner, Wojciech Witkiewicz & Magdalena Przybyło (2019): 'New oral liposomal vitamin C formulation: properties and bioavailability'; Journal of Liposome Research.
Published July 2, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1080/08982104.2019.1630642
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. Vitamins are supplementary to, and not a replacement for, a balanced diet.
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