Let’s talk about vitamin C. We’re often told that we need it, but do we actually know how it helps to maintain a healthy body?

From supporting the immune system to acting as an antioxidant, Country Life is giving you the low down on vitamin C benefits, how vitamin C supports immunity, and our top recommended vitamin C supplements!

What does Vitamin C do for the body?

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble, essential vitamin that acts as an antioxidant in the body.* It plays a big role in supporting our immune system, increasing iron absorption, and maintaining healthy skin!

Vitamin C supports iron absorption

Iron’s main function is to increase the body’s ability to carry oxygen through the blood. Vitamin C helps us to absorb iron more easily by capturing non-heme iron and storing it in a form that’s more easily absorbed by the body.

Adequate amounts of vitamin C paired with a diet rich in iron can support the body’s ability to carry oxygen through the blood, which in turn, may help to combat dietary shortfalls of iron.*

Vitamin C promotes healthy skin

Vitamin C is a natural component of skin, making it a key player in maintaining healthy skin as we age! 

It also helps to build the protein collagen - the most common protein found in the body - and one that’s essential for maintaining skin’s health.*

Where to get Vitamin C

To up your immunity game year-round, try adding these vitamin C-rich foods into your diet:

  • citrus fruit, such as oranges and orange juice.
  • peppers.
  • strawberries.
  • blackcurrants.
  • broccoli.
  • brussels sprouts.
  • potatoes.

If getting vitamin C from your daily nutrition is proving difficult, try some of these vitamin c supplements from Country Life:

Buffered Vitamin C Rescue 1000 mg

Our Buffered Vitamin C Rescue provides 1,000 mg of vitamin C - over 1,000% of your recommended daily value - in a single tablet to help keep your immune system strong and healthy.

Chewable Vitamin C 500 mg

Country Life’s delicious Chewable Vitamin C supplement is bursting with flavor and packs in 500 mg of vitamin C per wafer.

Buffer-C pH Controlled 500 mg

Country Life’s Buffer-C pH Controlled® has been prepared with a mineral blend of natural alkaline calcium carbonate and magnesium oxide which buffer the excess acidity of Vitamin C.

In conclusion

A healthy immune system is something that we should be prioritizing year-round! Don’t wait for the winter months to start paying attention to your vitamin C intake - start now with a supplement from the Country Life collection.

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