Ester-C: The Unique Vitamin C
Navigating the world of nutritional supplements can be overwhelming, whether you’re exploring your local health food store or conducting an online search. And actually settling on a specific vitamin, mineral or botanical extract is only the beginning of the quest. For example, which company should you go with? Is a tablet better than a powder or chewable? Which dosage is right for you? The list of questions can seem endless. Well, when it comes to choosing a vitamin C supplement, here are some answers.
Decades of research have illustrated the importance of vitamin C for supporting and maintaining good health, from keeping the immune system functioning well to supporting the body’s healing process and reducing free radical damage. Additional studies have also shown that vitamin C may also support many other aspects of health, from helping to regulate blood pressure and managing inflammation to reducing risk of gout. Truly, one cannot underestimate the impact of vitamin C on our total health and wellness. It’s also been well established that since our bodies aren’t able to naturally produce vitamin C, it’s important that we obtain a consistent level of this nutrient every single day. It’s for this reason that vitamin C supplements have long been one of the most popular nutritional supplements on the market. However, not all vitamin C supplements are created equal.
While many vitamin C supplements are formulated in the ascorbic acid form, its acidic nature can sometimes lead to digestive issues, especially when taken at higher doses. The non-acidic calcium ascorbate form found in Sisu Ester-C® avoids this issue. Clinical studies show up to 24 hours of retention in the white blood cells of the immune system. Considering the fact that many people turn to vitamin C to alleviate cold and flu symptoms, this enhanced immune support makes Ester-C® a great option. In particular, Sisu Ester-C® Cold & Flu Rescue Capsules, which is formulated with Echinacea, provides relief of cold and flu symptoms and upper respiratory tract infections. There’s also Kids Cold & Flu Rescue Chewable, a great-tasting, naturally-sweetened chewable tablet formulated just for kids which helps to relieve the symptoms and shorten the duration of upper respiratory tract infections.
For those looking for a vitamin C supplement to support other aspects of health, Sisu’s comprehensive Ester-C® line might have just what you’re looking for. Ester-C® 600 mg and 1000 mg tablets offer a non-acidic vitamin C in combination with citrus bioflavonoids, to support the body’s ability to metabolize nutrients and wound healing. For additional immune support, consider Ester-C® Supreme, available in capsules or powder and formulated with quercetin and larch arabinogalactan extract. And for those who enjoy an active lifestyle, there’s Energy Boost™ with Ester-C®, a great-tasting, easy-to-mix powder that comes in convenient, single-serving packets for on-the-go immune support. With added B vitamins and electrolytes, it’s perfect for hydrating after a workout, bike ride, or any other physical activity.
So whatever you’re looking for in a vitamin C supplement, from immune and antioxidant support to a post-workout boost, Ester-C® has got you covered. At doses ranging from 250 mg to 1000 mg, you can get just the right amount for your needs. And with tablets, chewables and powders, and formulations for children and adults alike, it’s never been easier, or more convenient, to enjoy the benefits of this amazing nutrient.