Vitamin C is a superstar in the world of nutrition. Practically everyone who’s interested in health is familiar with it, yet most associate it primarily with its potential benefits in battling the common cold.
What you might not know is that this essential nutrient affects everything from our immune function to our skin health and energy levels.
The lack of vitamin C may even have more serious long-term consequences, including a higher risk of chronic disease and other health conditions.
Why You Need Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that doubles as a powerful antioxidant. It helps fight harmful free radicals and protect cells against oxidative stress, which can lead to a vast number of diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, and even cancer.
Vitamin C also plays a role in several other aspects of our health, including iron absorption, wound healing, bone formation, collagen synthesis, and the development of connective tissues in the body.
How Do You Get Enough Vitamin C?
Our bodies can’t produce or store vitamin C, but getting sufficient amounts of it from your diet is actually not as difficult as getting vitamin D or omega-3 fatty acids.
There are a lot of easily accessible food sources that can provide vitamin C you and your family need.
Fruits such as:
Vegetables such as
– Bell pepper
– Brussels sprouts
– Snow peas
However, despite the fact that kids have been eating more whole fruits recently, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that fruit juice and vegetable intake still fall way short of the recommendations.
What makes it even worse is that nearly every step of food preparation, from freezing to washing to cooking, reduces the number of nutrients in our food!
That’s why taking supplements is still the easiest way for children to get their daily dose of vitamin C.
Why Choose Shaklee Chewable Vitamin C?
When shopping for supplements, many parents fall into the trap of focusing only on the daily values written on the labels.
However, there are several factors you need to consider when choosing a supplement specifically for young kids.
Here are some of them:
This refers to how much of the values stated (usually in milligrams) are actually absorbed by the body.
Shaklee grows and manufactures vitamin C naturally using microbes that convert glucose into vitamin C.
Vita-C 100 also has a unique combination of ingredients (rosehips powder and citrus bioflavonoids) that make its ascorbic acid bioidentical to what you’ll find in fruits and, consequently, more effective.
Watch this video to discover what Dr. Richard Brouse has to say about synthetic and natural vitamin C:
The supplement’s nutrient content and efficacy won’t do your child any good if he or she refuses to take it.
That’s why Shaklee formulated Chewable Vita-C with a delicious citrus flavor that your young one will definitely look forward to.
A lot of kids have trouble swallowing large pills. That’s why children’s supplements usually come in gummy or liquid form.
The problem is, gummies are often loaded with artificial ingredients, and taking liquid supplements can be inconvenient at times.
Shaklee chose to produce a chewable version of their Vita-C to make it easier for both kids and adults to swallow while retaining its nutritional content.
“My kids love the taste of Shaklee’s chewable vitamin C and ask for them at bedtime every night! We have been giving them to the kids for 5+ years every night and they work so well for their immune system! We cannot go without them in the wintertime! We love Shaklee!!!”
– Elizabeth H.
“For 15 years, I suffered from seasonal allergies. Using a host of over-the-counter remedies didn’t give me relief. I found total relief in these 3 products: Alfalfa, Nutriferon, and Chewable Vita-C. I haven’t been sick in 2 years.”
– J. Bruce
Each tablet of Shaklee’s Chewable Vita-C provides the vitamin C equivalent of 1½ oranges. And best of all, it has no artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors, or preservatives added.
For more information on Vitamin C read our article: The Real Story on Vitamin C