Vitamin C is required for the development and performance of many systems of the body, and is vital for collagen synthesis, wound healing, immune function, skin health, capillary health, and is found in high concentrations in immune cells.
Plenty of Vitamin C is beneficial for individuals whose immune system is weakened due to stress. Because Vitamin C is sensitive to stress, it’s one of the first nutrients to be depleted in smokers, alcoholics, over-weight individuals, and people who report stressful lifestyles.
Vitamin C is a powerful ally during the cold and flu season. It has been shown to reduce the risk of complications like pneumonia, which develop from the common cold, and the vitamin may have the ability to shorten the duration of the cold.
Most Vitamin C supplements are derived from ascorbic acid, which is synthesized from corn sugar, and was invented to replace the natural form of C which is routinely destroyed by heat in food processing. In other words, Vitamin C from ascorbic acid is an isolated nutrient, and is not the same as Vitamin C is its whole food form.
Meet Amalaki. Amalaki is a fruiting bush that is considered sacred in India and has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. It is also known as Indian Gooseberry or Amla. Amalaki fruit has one of the highest levels of vitamin C of any food measured, and provides a bioavailable source of whole-food, natural Vitamin C that is easily digested and assimilated.
Organic India employs tribal people in Central India to sustainably wildcraft forest Amalaki and the fruit pulp is processed in a certified organic facility. This high-quality Vitamin C product from Organic India is now on the shelves at Eureka Market. We also stock Garden of Life whole-food Vitamin C in a convenient spray. Come C!
Richest Food Sources of Vitamin C
- Citrus fruit
- Leafy greens
- Chili peppers
- Green & Red Bell Peppers
- Snow peas
- Rose hips
All Eureka Market Education Guides are intended for educational purposes only. The guides are NOT intended to substitute for professional medical consultation and as such, do not diagnose, prescribe or offer personal medical advice. Always consult with your health care professional before taking supplements with prescription medications.