500ml (33 servings)
Serving size: 15ml
Each serving contains:
Natural Vitamin C 75mg
(extracted from oranges, lemons and baobab
Fulvic Acid 175mg
Zinc as Zinc Ascorbate 12mg
Vitamin D3 (algae derived) 500IU
Vitamin K2 (microbe derived) 75mcg
All the phytochemicals and nutritional cofactors of real fruit
- Suitable for Vegans
- Contains no: fillers, additives, binders, GMO’s, Dairy
- All ingredients (except the fulvic acid which is sourced in Canada) sourced in South Africa.
Directions to use: Open carefully as product may be slightly fizzy. May be stirred into juices and smoothies – not blended, however.
Adults and Children over 12 yrs: 15ml daily
Children 4 – 11 years: 7.5ml daily
Children 1 – 4 years: 5ml daily
Storage instructions: Store below 25˚C preferably in a fridge. Do not freeze.
Why Vitamin C, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin D3 and K2?
- Selenium: Viral and bacterial infections are often associated with deficiencies in macronutrients and micronutrients, including the essential trace element selenium. It has been shown, for instance, that if an individual is deficient in selenium, benign strains of the Coxsackie and influenza viruses can mutate to highly pathogenic strains.
- Vitamin C and Zinc: Vitamin C concentrations in the body rapidly decline during infections and stress, and supplementation of vitamin C was found to improve the human immune system. Zinc homeostasis is crucial for the adequate function of the immune system. Zinc deficiency as well as zinc excess result in severe disturbances in immune cell numbers and activities, which can result in increased susceptibility to infections and development of especially inflammatory diseases. Impaired immune functions due to inadequate zinc status may be the most common cause of secondary immunodeficiency in humans. A large number of trials document that adequate intakes of vitamin C and Zinc improve symptoms and shorten the duration of respiratory tract infections including the common cold.
In conclusion, Vitamin C, zinc and selenium play important roles in immune function and the resistance to infectious agents. They can reduce the risk, severity, and duration of infectious diseases.
- Vitamin D3 AND K2: Vitamin D3 contributes to the maintenance of strong bones and teeth, and in the absorption of Calcium and Phosphorus. It’s also crucial for the maintenance of a strong immune system. It’s important to take vitamin K2 with D3 in order to help the body use calcium properly to build bone instead of depositing it dangerously in arteries and soft tissue.
Why take wholefood Vitamin C?
Ascorbic acid isn’t fully representative of Vitamin C . Ascorbic acid, generally marketed as Vitamin C, represents only the outer ring that serves as the protective shell for the entire Vitamin C complex, much like an orange peel serves as a protective shell for an orange. The real Vitamin C molecule, as found in whole foods, contains the following components: Rutin, Bioflavonoids (Vitamin P), Factor K, Factor J, Factor P, Tyrosinas, Ascorbinogen and Ascorbic Acid. When only ascorbic acid is taken the body has to gather all of the other components of the full Vitamin C complex from the body’s tissues in order to utilise the ascorbic acid. Should the body not have adequate reserves of the other components, ascorbic acid itself does not provide any of the health benefits that the full Vitamin C complex does. Moreover, if ascorbic acid is taken in high doses, it can deplete the body of the abovementioned components.
Citrus C also provides the phytochemicals and other nutritional cofactors present in whole fruit. Why is this so important? Research has shown that the health benefits provided by the synergistic interaction between antioxidant vitamins and their cofactors have been greatly underestimated. Studies on whole fruit like apples, for instance, show that Vitamin C, without its accompanying phytochemicals, only account for 0,4% of the very potent antioxidant value of the fruit! Some scientists even believe that the phytochemicals are more important than the antioxidant vitamin itself. It, therefore, makes sense to take Vitamin C as it occurs in nature – complexed with its accompanying phytochemicals. This is what Citrus C offers.
Disclaimer: This Citrus C Plus is not intended to treat disease or serve as a replacement for professional medical advice.