*I’m sharing #SwissHerbs in my life as part of a #Ricola sponsored series for Socialstars™.
Okay, it's not really very hard to make sure you're getting the daily Vitamin C that your body requires. But if you're as scatterbrained/forgetful as I am, you'll appreciate this post.
To me, Vitamin C used to be the first thing I thought of when I was feeling sick. "OH, I need more Vitamin C, cue the OJ". Those days when I felt sick were really the only times I ever concentrated on making sure my body was getting any sort of Vitamin C, and I'd ingest it in droves. At that point I'm already feeling sick and while the extra immune support does help, it's something that I should've been doing before I started feeling lousy. A weak immune system is a huge indicator that your body isn't getting enough of this important vitamin.
But Vitamin C is more than just immune support. In addition to immunities Vitamin C is also essential in helping your body grow and develop properly. Studies have even shown that a diet rich in Vitamin C can help reduce the risk of cancer by preventing damage to your cells from free radicals. It helps your skin, gums and even helps ward off cardiovascular diseases. Certain fruits and vegetables are rich in Vitamin C (oranges, broccoli, brussels sprouts, papaya, strawberries, bell peppers...) - the more raw, the better.
This is a vitamin I'm not trying to miss out on anymore, particularly since I have two kids in school and they bring home ALL THE GERMS. Being that I'm always on-the-go and incredibly forgetful I always keep Ricola Herbal Immunity Lozenges in my bag. This way, if I don't get enough of the foods rich in Vitamin C I can easily supplement it with the lozenge the moment I think about it. If I wait, I'll forget.
Ricola Herbal Immunity Lozenges are the first widely available immunity product in the US that help to fight fatigue while also supporting the immune system. There are no artificial flavors or colors and the lozenges are free of genetically modified ingredients. There are two varieties available in Honey Herb and Citrus Herb. Pick them up now at CVS, Walgreens, and Rite-Aid stores nationwide.