If you are enjoying a well-rounded diet packed with fruit and vegetables and high in good fats and healthy grains, there is a good chance that you will be getting all the vitamins and minerals you need.
But how many of us can say we manage our five a day - every day? Or that we actively choose lentils and quinoa or, for that matter, that keep tabs on our vitamin intake?
Choosing a vitamin C with zinc supplement takes the guesswork out of keeping your immune system functioning as it should do.
That is not to say that taking vitamin C tablets gives you free reign to chow down on burgers and pepperoni pizza every night of the week.
But it does help to give your body the best chance possible of getting those nutrients most vital for your immune system, with minimal hassle and less time pondering over the supermarket salad section.
We all know that vitamin C is strongly linked to immunity. Sometimes called ascorbic acid, it helps our immune system function normally as well as protecting our cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and other harmful molecules.
While vitamin C is the headline nutrient when it comes to the immune system, zinc is arguably just as important.
An essential micronutrient, zinc is strongly linked with immunity, which is why you will find it in almost every immunity supplement.
The best zinc supplements contain one of two types of zinc - zinc gluconate or zinc picolinate.
Though both are well-absorbed by the body, at Holland & Barrett we opt for zincgluconate. That is because this form is not only inexpensive compared to other forms, it also tastes less harsh, making it more palatable for you.
Always read the label
Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid), Bulking Agent (Microcrystalline Cellulose), Zinc Gluconate, Anti-Caking Agents (Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide), Glazing Agent (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose).
|Each 1 Tablet(s) contains|
|Vitamin C||1000.00mg 1250%|
|*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value|
Take 1 Tablet(s) per day, preferably with a meal. Do not exceed stated dose.
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medications or under medical supervision, please consult a doctor or healthcare professional before use. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing.
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