This whole COVID-19 thing seems pretty scary. It seems like there’s nothing any of us can do until there’s a vaccine out, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
The human race hasn’t survived this long thanks to vaccines; it’s thanks to Mother Nature and the immune-boosting, virus slaying and pathogenic bacteria-battling nutrients she has to offer. And in turn, we ate these nutrients, survived and thrived.
While there are hundreds of research-backed nutrients we could cover, there’s one in particular you can easily get in your diet starting right now:
Yep, Vitamin C.
VITAMIN C IN THE CURRENT MEDIA
This article shows that vitamin C is being used to fight COVID-19. Since this virus attacks the lungs, vitamin C is being used in several hospitals around the country right now to help the lungs fight back.
Even New York is in on the vitamin C action. Doctors know vitamin C plays a role in the healing process and protect you from all the harmful stuff that gets into your lungs, including COVID-19.
An analysis of 29 studies involving more than 11,000 people was published in 2013 examining the effects of vitamin C on common cold symptoms. The researchers found supplements reduced the duration of colds in adults by 8 percent and in children by 14 percent. The most noticeable effects were seen in people who are extremely active, such as marathon runners, where the duration of colds was essentially halved.
Still, you have sources like Forbes saying that vitamin C ain’t worth it, that the research says otherwise. Here’s the thing: the negative results were based on synthetic vitamin C and not the whole food form.
SYNTHETIC VS. WHOLE FOOD
Synthetic vitamin C is made from ascorbic acid-treated over nine phases of processing with acetone. The end product is nothing like what’s found in nature. Your body doesn’t know what to do with ascorbic acid by itself, but it sure knows what to do with the complete vitamin C nutrient, which is made of ascorbic acid, rutin, J&K factor, and bioflavonoids.
On top of all that, you have to take dosing into consideration. Most studies don’t use an adequate dose. It’s like trying to say deadlifts don’t make your legs stronger. If you read deeper and find out they were using only 5lb weights in the experiment, then yeah, of course the results will suck.
Want to get enough?
Here’s a list of the top 11 foods packed with the most vitamin C
What? No oranges on the list? Oranges contain 53mg of vitamin C, making them a good source as well. Still, if oranges are suddenly as hard to come by as toilet paper, now you know you’ve got more options.
And if this list is still a struggle to shop for, we’ve got you. Pandemic or not, getting enough vitamin C through food alone can be tough, which is why we created The Real Vitamin C, which packs as much vitamin C punch in each bottle as 180 oranges!
- The Real Vitamin C is formulated into tasty chewable tablets sourced from acerola cherries, blackcurrants, oranges, and grapefruit juice
- Boosts/Protects: Vitamin C helps encourage the production of white blood cells, which help protect the body against infection
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- Tastes Great: Each delicious Vitamin C chewable contains 750mg of whole foods and contains no synthetic sweeteners or ingredients
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