Do you take a vitamin C supplement? If so, there’s a good chance that when you’re out shopping you head right for the shelf full of Emergen-C packets. Am I right?
These Vitamin-C packets have a big, colorful shelf presence, offer a wide variety of flavors, taste like juice and provide 1,000+ mg of vitamin c per serving. Add in their low pricing and it’s no wonder why they’ve dominated the market for the past decade. Temple Note: taste, packaging and flavor variety should never be a priority when searching for a quality nutritional supplement.
When I first started taking extra vitamin C, this was my preferred choice. I was playing hockey, sweating a lot and needed to make sure I didn’t become deficient. These were convenient and contained a lot of C, so I was set….until more recently when I took a closer look at the “other ingredients.”
Fructose and tapioca maltodextrin - Added sugars are a major problem in today’s food industry and contribute to all sorts of health problems like obesity and diabetes, especially in our younger population. Also, added sugars in liquid form, pull water from your blood causing dehydration. This article from Osmo Nutrition explains the concept nicely. I stay away from added sugars and sweeteners at all costs.
Natural flavors – The FDA is really good at giving companies the ability to hide ingredients. “Natural flavors”?? Ask any authority in health and wellness and they’ll tell you that if you see “natural flavors” on a label, there’s a good chance it’s either MSG or a blend of GMO laden chemicals created in a laboratory – Anything but natural.
1,000mg – What’s the point of having so much vitamin C when you can’t absorb it all?? Your body must therefore expend internal energy to excrete the excess, thus creating short term inflammation.
My search for a clean, non-synthetic, vitamin C supplement led me to MEGAFOOD!
Megafood is a whole food nutritional supplement company that’s been around since 1973. They purchase over 500,00o lbs of produce from small, local, organic farms every year to create their products. This is as close to REAL food as ur gonna get!
Daily C-Protect provides 250mg of foodstate vitamin C using organic oranges from Uncle Matt’s farm in Florida as well as fresh blueberries and cranberries. Foodstate is far superior to isolated, synthetic vitamin C in that it delivers a full range of compounds that work synergistically within the body. This is how nature intended. It also has added astralagus root and schisandra berry to support our bodies natural defenses against stress.
Keep in mind that Daily C-Protect is free of any added sugars, sweeteners and preservatives so your taste buds won’t scream “YAY” when you drink it. Trust me, it’s better this way. You can also add it to a smoothie or fresh vegetable juice. Oh, and check out the certificates at the bottom of the box: non-gmo, certified gluten free, certified vegan, soy free, dairy free, pesticide and herbicide free! This is transparency folks.
If you’re ready to see a different C then give MegaFood a try!