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Nutra-Life Ester-C®: the better way to support your immunity as the seasons change

Nutra-Life Ester-C®: the better way to support your immunity as the seasons change

Immunity: it’s not just a winter concern

So many Kiwis assume that they only have to think about their immune systems during winter. But now that the colder season’s over, and we’re starting to see bulbs flowering and trees blossoming again, healthy immunity is as essential as ever.

In fact, here in New Zealand, we’re just as likely to end up sniffling and sneezing during seasonal changes as we are during winter. So it’s a good idea to put an immunity support plan into action sooner, rather than later. And at the heart of any good immune-supporting plan, you’ll find “the Immunity Vitamin”: AKA Vitamin C.

How Vitamin C supports your immune system

Your immune system is a complex network of organs and processes that help your body to keep you healthy.  That complexity means that the best way to support it in doing its job is eat a balanced diet that provides a wide of nutrients. However, one of the most important of those nutrients is Vitamin C.

Several studies show that Vitamin C supports everyday immunity, helping your body to maintain its defences against coughs and sniffles.  Additionally, your white blood cells – a key component of your immune system – depend on Vitamin C to function properly. 

Plus, Vitamin C plays many other roles in helping to keep you healthy. For example, it helps your body to maintain healthy skin, assists with your natural healing processes, supports your joint comfort and mobility, and even assists with Iron absorption.

Why Ester-C® is the Better Vitamin C to support your immune system

Most people don’t realise that standard Vitamin C is naturally acidic. In fact, pure Vitamin C itself is an acid: its scientific name is ascorbic acid. 

That acidity means that high doses can be harsh on your stomach if it’s sensitive (and harsh on growing children’s teeth too!) And because it’s a water-soluble vitamin, it’s fairly short-lived. For example, if you took standard Vitamin C with your breakfast, it would all have disappeared from your body by mid-morning.

Ester-C® is known as The Better Vitamin CTM for a reason. It’s a unique form of buffered Vitamin C that’s produced using a special, water-based process. This process results in a Vitamin C that your white blood cells can quickly absorb . 

And while other Vitamin C forms only last a few hours in your body, Ester-C® keeps on supporting your immunity for up to 24 hours. 

You can find Ester-C® in your pharmacy or health store in several forms, including:

  • Tablets for adults: Ester-C® tablets are available in a range of strengths, most are combined with Citrus Bioflavonoids  for additional  antioxidant support. There’s also an immunity-specific formulation that includes Echinacea.
  • Chewable tablets for children: Ester-C® for Kids is great-tasting chewable tablet with an age-appropriate dose of Ester-C®, plus Zinc and Vitamin D for extra immunity support.

Ask your pharmacist or health store professional which Ester-C® option is best for your needs.

 

1 Wright JV, Suen RM, Kirsk FR. A human bioavailability study of Ester-C® Ascorbate: Comparative studies of Ester-C® versus L-Ascorbic Acid. International Clinical Nutrition Review, Vol10, No.1, Jan 1990


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Nutra-Life Ester-C®: the better way to support your immunity as the seasons change

So many Kiwis assume that they only have to think about their immune systems during winter. But now that the colder season’s over, and we’re starting to see bulbs flowering and trees blossoming again, healthy immunity is as essential as ever.

Immunity: it’s not just a winter concern

So many Kiwis assume that they only have to think about their immune systems during winter. But now that the colder season’s over, and we’re starting to see bulbs flowering and trees blossoming again, healthy immunity is as essential as ever.

In fact, here in New Zealand, we’re just as likely to end up sniffling and sneezing during seasonal changes as we are during winter. So it’s a good idea to put an immunity support plan into action sooner, rather than later. And at the heart of any good immune-supporting plan, you’ll find “the Immunity Vitamin”: AKA Vitamin C.

How Vitamin C supports your immune system

Your immune system is a complex network of organs and processes that help your body to keep you healthy.  That complexity means that the best way to support it in doing its job is eat a balanced diet that provides a wide of nutrients. However, one of the most important of those nutrients is Vitamin C.

Several studies show that Vitamin C supports everyday immunity, helping your body to maintain its defences against coughs and sniffles.  Additionally, your white blood cells – a key component of your immune system – depend on Vitamin C to function properly. 

Plus, Vitamin C plays many other roles in helping to keep you healthy. For example, it helps your body to maintain healthy skin, assists with your natural healing processes, supports your joint comfort and mobility, and even assists with Iron absorption.

Why Ester-C® is the Better Vitamin C to support your immune system

Most people don’t realise that standard Vitamin C is naturally acidic. In fact, pure Vitamin C itself is an acid: its scientific name is ascorbic acid. 

That acidity means that high doses can be harsh on your stomach if it’s sensitive (and harsh on growing children’s teeth too!) And because it’s a water-soluble vitamin, it’s fairly short-lived. For example, if you took standard Vitamin C with your breakfast, it would all have disappeared from your body by mid-morning.

Ester-C® is known as The Better Vitamin CTM for a reason. It’s a unique form of buffered Vitamin C that’s produced using a special, water-based process. This process results in a Vitamin C that your white blood cells can quickly absorb . 

And while other Vitamin C forms only last a few hours in your body, Ester-C® keeps on supporting your immunity for up to 24 hours. 

You can find Ester-C® in your pharmacy or health store in several forms, including:

  • Tablets for adults: Ester-C® tablets are available in a range of strengths, most are combined with Citrus Bioflavonoids  for additional  antioxidant support. There’s also an immunity-specific formulation that includes Echinacea.
  • Chewable tablets for children: Ester-C® for Kids is great-tasting chewable tablet with an age-appropriate dose of Ester-C®, plus Zinc and Vitamin D for extra immunity support.

Ask your pharmacist or health store professional which Ester-C® option is best for your needs.

 

1 Wright JV, Suen RM, Kirsk FR. A human bioavailability study of Ester-C® Ascorbate: Comparative studies of Ester-C® versus L-Ascorbic Acid. International Clinical Nutrition Review, Vol10, No.1, Jan 1990


Nutra-Life Ester-C®: the better way to support your immunity as the seasons change