Where did I find this? In oranges first, then lemons and then in red peppers. Then I learned that Vitamin C was extra vital in tissue healing and so I started high dosing on it to help get me over that little pesky bout with Crohn's Disease.
Why I Love It: Our bodies need a lot of Vitamin C to keep us healthy and happy- especially when times are stressful. Vitamin C not only reduces your chronic stress, but keeps us from getting sick with colds, flus and more serious illnesses by speeding up the activity of our white blood cells. It's a potent antioxidant that helps keep me looking 23 when I'm really 33, keeps my digestive tissues strong and healthy and my cells detoxifying all the live long day.
Why You Will Love It: Remember the days when getting your vitamin C meant chewing on an awful tasting white tablet? No more! Buffered Vitamin C comes in either pill or powder form, so you can get it in whichever way you prefer. Take the pills in the morning with your other supplements, or drop a quarter tablespoon in your morning smoothie. Powdered is my fave way to go as I'm not a pill girl.
Why You Need It: This is such a fantastic supplement to have on hand, especially during the winter months when your body may need an extra boost. Even if you eat the highest vitamin C foods, you still don't get nearly as much as your body needs (see Josh's handy video below for further deets. Also, when we're stressed we actually excrete more of it in our urine. Keeping up with high doses is a great support for the immune system, meaning you stay healthy and sick free year round. Remember- vitamin C is water soluble which means we'll pee out what we don't absorb so better to take throughout the day for optimal benefit.
Why Resident Nutritionist Josh Gitalis Loves It: Watch this informative video Josh made on the importance of Vitamin C!
If you're all about the super powered cold and flu defence this season, check out my Immune Power Latte.
Tell me: Have you tried Buffered Vitamin C yet? What are your favourite uses?