BUFFERED VITAMIN C
First of all, the flu does not have to be a season. If you do the right things for your body, you can build up a strong immune system and avoid the flu altogether. Proper nutrition, proper supplementation (especially in the winter months) including the use of essential oils, the occasional exercise, and of course regular chiropractic care are the best ways to boost your immune system. One of the things you should consider, especially when “Flu Season” does hit, is buffered vitamin C.
Here are the top reasons why buffered vitamin C is one of my favorite supplements:
- Able to take in higher doses without upsetting your stomach
- Great for preventing “Flu Season” and great for preventing sickness altogether
- Powerful antioxidant: antioxidants remove cancer-causing free radicals
- Can help slow down the aging process (topical vitamin C is great for skin/wrinkles)
- Can help lower cholesterol by lessening inflammation
Gentle on the Stomach
Everyone knows that vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant with many health benefits. With that said, buffered vitamin C is quite different for many good reasons. One being, that its natural source is from beets.1 The other reason is the most important one, and that is the fact that buffered vitamin C is “buffered”. By being buffered with calcium, magnesium, and potassium, it is gentler on your stomach. You are then able to take this form of vitamin C in higher doses, making it very effective for building up your immune system.
Improved Immune System Function
Whenever anyone in my family starts to get sick, we “load-up” on buffered vitamin C. Within a very short period of time, we notice our symptoms improve, and it helps us avoid getting sick. When I say “load-up”, it really depends on the supplement you’re taking. But, because vitamin C is water soluble, your body is able to get rid of the excess via the bathroom. In fact, whenever it’s time to go to the bathroom, you know you’ve reached your saturation point with vitamin C and you can stop taking it for the day.*
Helps Prevent Cancer & Lower Cholesterol
Another benefit of buffered vitamin C comes from the fact that it is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants not only fight off cancer-causing free radicals, but they can also help lower your cholesterol. Free radicals cause inflammation, and one of your body’s ways of combating inflammation is to increase cholesterol; cholesterol acts as a protective mechanism in your body. It often gets labeled as the bad guy, when in fact, it is actually very important for your health (especially brain function).
Whenever you start to feel sick, consider reaching for some buffered vitamin C instead of the traditional cold/flu medicine that only hides symptoms instead of preventing sickness altogether. You’ll be surprised at how fast it will work and how quickly you start to feel better after supplementing with buffered vitamin C.
Always consult with your physician before beginning any supplementation, especially if on any medications.
Source 1: http://www.livestrong.com/article/262087-what-are-the-benefits-of-buffered-vitamin-c/
*Always consult with your physician before beginning any supplementation, especially if on any medications.