Seize the “C” with Bioflavonoids

Dec 27, 2018

Introduction
 

Vitamin C supplement is always the common supplement that we choose to take because it is one of the essential vitamins that our body unable to produce.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that plays several roles in our human body. It is always recognized as a powerful antioxidant that able to scavenge the free radicals from harming the body cells [1].  Due to the scavenging property of vitamin C, it is said to be able to improve our immune system when our body has a sufficient level of vitamin C.

The daily requirement of vitamin C

According to Recommended Nutrient Intake (RNI) Malaysia 2017, the recommended vitamin C intake per day is 70mg/day. Furthermore, the total vitamin C pool that needs to be maintained in our body ranges from 300mg to 2g in healthy individuals [2]. Thus, we need to achieve our daily requirement by consuming vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables. However, the low amount of fruits and vegetables consumption in general population in Malaysia [3] along with the environment that is full of radicals, meeting the daily requirement of vitamin C becomes a challenging task. Also, for individual who has a poor immune system, or is a smoker, may need to maintain a greater amount of vitamin C pool in the body. Hence, a higher dosage of vitamin C consumption or supplementation may need to be considered for achieving optimum health functions from it. In line with the challenging amount of vitamin C level that needs to be obtained, bioflavonoids have recently become an effective helper in boosting our vitamin C level and immune system.

Bioflavonoids

Bioflavonoids, also known as flavonoids, are a group of plant pigments which give colour to many flowers and fruits. These colourful biochemical compounds a lot of health benefits to the human body, for example:

It is not just “Vitamin C” – BiO-LiFE’s Nat C

BiO-LiFE’s Nat C is a convenient alternative for you to get a sufficient amount of vitamin C per day. One tablet of Nat C is containing 1000 mg of vitamin C that is a sufficient amount to combat free radicals and replenish the vitamin C pool in our body. Moreover, the 6-in-1 formula that is containing many other bioflavonoids able to increase the absorption rate of vitamin C and strengthen the immune system. Get yourself a BiO-LiFE’s Nat C today and feels the difference!

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