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Vitamin C for post-lockdown immune defence

The global pandemic has meant that more people have turned to nutritional supplements to help support their health and wellbeing during these extraordinary times. This year the Rude Health Lockdown Product Awards focus on products that have become household essentials during lockdown.

Be prepared

Finding natural ways to support the immune system is a priority as we head towards autumn and concerns for winter infections start to escalate. Social distancing, wearing face masks and frequent hand sanitising help provide protection from the outside. But a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle along with supplementing with vitamin C helps support the immune system from the inside.

Defence nutrients

Vitamin C is well known for its role in supporting normal immune function and foods that are rich in vitamin C include green leafy vegetables, parsley, berries and citrus fruits. Unlike other immune-supportive nutrients, vitamin C is unable to be stored in the body, making a daily dietary supply essential. However, vitamin C is water soluble, quickly destroyed by heat and easily lost from food during cooking. Stress is also known to deplete levels of vitamin C which is why you may notice that you become more prone to infections during or after a stressful time.

Liposomal vitamin C

Supplementing with a daily dose of vitamin C is a sensible strategy to help support optimal daily wellbeing and to help prime your immune system during busy and demanding schedules, when frequently travelling or when heading into a more immune-challenging season. But not all vitamin C supplements provide the same level of absorption, effectiveness, or usability.

5 Key Health benefits of vitamin C

Vitamin C has many incredible and important health benefits and supports the action of a couple of other key nutrients by aiding the absorption of iron in the gut and supporting the activity of vitamin E. Other benefits of vitamin C include contributing to the...

  1. normal functioning of the immune system

  2. normal collagen formation, a structural protein which is important for the normal function of bones, cartilage, blood vessels, gums, skin, teeth

  3. normal energy-yielding metabolism and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

  4. normal functioning of the nervous system and normal psychological function

  5. protection of cells from oxidative stress

Nominated Best Immune Product 2020

Altrient C has been nominated in the Best Immune Product category as a reflection of the cutting-edge science, quality, and potency of this exceptional liposomal vitamin C and its superior absorption, effectiveness and utilisation compared to standard forms of vitamin C.

Altrient pioneer of Liposomes

Altrient C is produced by LivOn Labs, the original pioneers of Liposomal Encapsulation Technology (LET) and the first company to create a liposomal form of vitamin C. During this patented LET process vitamin C becomes wrapped up in tiny spheres with an outer phospholipid layer. These liposomes pass through the digestive system intact, get rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, then easily join with the phospholipid membranes that surround all body cells and simply deliver the vitamin C into target cells where they are needed most. No fillers, binders, gelatine, sweeteners, dyes, capsule materials or flavourings that are commonly used in other supplements.

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