When I was younger, my mom asked me to pop a vitamin C tablet every morning. I simply enjoyed the taste of the sweet chewable tablet. But is it necessary? Vitamin C is one the safest supplements one can ever take. It may not be the panacea to everything. But it really does have benefits in boosting the immune system, protecting our heart, brain and eyes. Not to mention the anti-ageing effects. Therefore, it is not surprising to know that Vitamin C Supplementation is beneficial against Covid19 infection. You can find the published study here.
However, most of the benefits are only seen at a higher dose of at least 500mg daily. It is simply not practical to consume that from our normal dietary intake. On top of supplementation, we will still have to take 5-9 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables everyday. The safe dosage of vitamin C Supplementation varies to age and gender and can be found in this article.
There are so many Vitamin C preparations out there- chewable tablets, effervescent tablets and liquid formulation. We do know that some preparations stronger than 500mg can cause some stomach lining irritation and discomfort, so look for a non-acidic, buffered form of the vitamin. This is why I consume EC Pomegranate Mixture regularly.
Read more about Vitamin C Supplementation on WebMD.
Pureway C is the more superior form of vitamin C in the form of its fatty metabolites. This allows faster absorption from the gut into the bloodstream and to the cells where it's needed. Pureway C also has potent antioxidant effect that remove free radicals that can damage normal cells and cause premature ageing. It is approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), categorized as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA. This preparation is also stomach friendly.
Besides that, EC Pomegranate Mixture does not contain added sugar. It's naturally sweetened by apple and pomegranate juice. Apple and Pomegranate contain strong antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. This help to supplement our daily fruit intake, all compressed into 15ml and 400mg of vitamin C goodness.
What does Dr Yingzangel think?
You may think I'm a non conventional doctor. I am not against all sorts of supplementation but I do urge people to be alert and vigilant. Study about the product before consuming from valid sources. Only buy from reputed sources and not some herbal shop with homemade supplements made in the back alley. People love supplements undoubtedly. However, those with chronic illnesses- kidney failure, liver failure,heart failure and diabetes need to steer away from supplements and herbal remedies. If you really want to try, bring it to your doctor so you are monitored regularly if needed for side effects.
Disclaimer: the opinion given is merely a personal experience and does not constitute formal medical advice. Please seek your medical professional's advice before any complementary therapy. Always ask for certified professionals before proceeding with treatment and stop if discomfort or side effect ensues.