What’s Your Vitamin C Made Of?

Vitamin C has long been admired as the wonder supplement for boosting immunity and saving the skin from sun damage. It is important for you to know, not all vitamin C is created equal. Ascorbic acid, an isolated component of vitamin C, is commonly synthetically derived from GMO corn. This is the “vitamin” listed on ingredient labels of products ranging from fruit juices and fruit snacks to multivitamins, immune boosters, and skin care products. While it is often used interchangeably with Vitamin C, it does not offer the health benefits of the natural vitamin complex found in fruits and vegetables. Moreover, it also acts as an antibacterial agent, attacking “good” gut bacteria that helps maintain a thriving immune system. A better way to get the vitamin C your body needs is from a whole foods supplement such as, Standard Process, New Chapter, or Megafood. Better still are the fresh, raw sources of Vitamin C found in strawberries, guavas, melons, citrus, black currents, kiwis, papayas, and bell peppers. We have several choices of whole food vitamin C supplements at our office. We welcome you to stop in and check them out!

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