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By now, most of us are used to the new normal: wearing a face mask in public, practicing social distancing, following strict sanitation protocols while grocery shopping, and making the most of self-quarantine and staying home to slow the spread.
This strange period in history may not be easy to endure, but it’s vital that we all band together to do what we can to save lives and minimize the effect of the novel coronavirus. As our society and economy recovers, we will be glad to know we did all we could by working from home and taking advantage of the opportunity to slow down in order to stay safe.
Want to add a healthy new habit into your quarantine routine? You should consider adding Vitamin C to your daily regimen, especially during this period of stay-home orders and self-quarantine efforts. In this article, we’ll take a look at why you should be taking our new Nutrazul Vitamin C Effervescent tablets during quarantine.
Can Vitamin C Boost Your Immunity?
Wondering why you should be taking Vitamin C during quarantine? We’ll explain.
While Vitamin C cannot cure, treat, or fight COVID-19, it can boost your immune system, which is a major part of combating sickness. Vitamin C may not be able to prevent COVID-19 on its own, but it does indeed play an important role in buffering our immune systems to be ready for attack.
It’s best to stay inside your house as much as possible during this time, especially if you are elderly or immunocompromised. However, for the rest of the population, some people have to continue to work on the front lines or make occasional trips to the grocery store or head outside for a jog and some exercise. Those people could be exposed to the virus, even if they take every measure they can to stay safe and not touch anything. In these cases, having a strong and well supported immune system could make a major difference.
Is there evidence to back or support the idea that Vitamin C boosts the immune system?
According to Sky News, “Doctors in New York have been prescribing critically ill coronavirus patients large doses of vitamin C, and it is also being trialled in hard-hit China where COVID-19 originated. But the results of a study at Wuhan University - where 140 patients are being given big amounts of the antioxidant intravenously to establish if it could improve outcomes - will not be completed until September. At the moment, there is no evidence that taking vitamin C supplements could prevent or cure the respiratory illness COVID-19, a UK health expert has told Sky News.
“Harriet Smith, an award-winning registered dietitian based in Surrey, told Sky News: ‘Vitamin C does play an important role in immunity. A great example of this is in sailors who developed scurvy due to vitamin C deficiencies. However, there’s some very limited evidence that vitamin C supplements may reduce severity and duration of common colds, but only by approximately half a day.’”
In short, it’s important to keep in mind that Vitamin C will not prevent or cure coronavirus, but having a strong immune system -- which you can boost by supplementing Vitamin C into your daily regimen -- is a good idea year round, pandemic or not.
You should also keep in mind the importance of staying hydrated. Maybe take the 8x8 challenge but add a packet of Nutrazul effervescent Vitamin C to one or two of your daily cups of water intake to make your water even tastier. Maybe you don’t really need a full 8 glasses of water per day, but keeping yourself comfortably hydrated is a good idea for your health.
What is Nutrazul Vitamin C Effervescent?
Now that you understand the merits of Vitamin C, you may be wondering the best ways to add a daily dose into your diet. You can try Nutrazul, which comes in an effervescent tablet of 1000 mg of Vitamin C. The effervescent tablet dissolves in water to create a refreshing orange-flavored energy-release drink. The over-the-counter supplement can help to prevent Vitamin C deficiency and improve your immune function. It’s also an antioxidant, which can support good health.
Our Nutrazul tablets are free of gluten, lactose, and preservatives. Each tube contains 20 tablets, and you can buy 3, 5, or 10 tubes at a time. Children between the ages of 9 and 18 can take 1 tablet per day, while adults aged 18 and up can take 1 tablet twice per day. You can get even better value by buying a larger quantity at a time (for example, you can buy 10 tubes for $74.99), where the lowest price comes out to $7.50 per tube.
Best of all, since this supplement is provided over-the-counter, there is no prescription required so you can place your order and get the Nutrazul Vitamin C effervescent 1000 mg tablets shipped to your door straightaway.
Quarantini Time: Boost Your Nutrient Intake with A Nutrazul Vitamin Cocktail
Ready for a flavorful dose of Vitamin C? To create the immune-boosting concoction, all you have to do is dissolve a Nutrazul effervescent tablet in 250 mL of water. Make sure to drink your fizzy Vitamin C drink along with food.
We also stock another great source of Vitamin C called Emergen-C. We offer Emergen-C in a refreshing and citrusy orange flavor, a crowd favorite. This over-the-counter drug comes in a pack of 30 packets containing 1000 mg each for just $15.99 (for a quantity of 3).
Make self-quarantine fun by treating your fizzy cocktail like a “quarantini” and treating yourself to a daily dose of a health-boosting and tasty “mocktail” to sip. You can get creative by mixing in other liquids, too, like orange juice or even a squeeze of lemon or lime.
Some people wonder if they can up “quarantini” time to a true happy hour by mixing alcohol into their fizzy Vitamin C drink. Most Vitamin C supplement makers would not recommend taking their products with alcohol. But would it be harmful? One dietitian gives her take in Inverse after reviewing the nutritional makeup of a cocktail’s ingredients:
“That depends on your answer to this question: Will I be satisfied with just one glass of this delightfully sweet and effervescent treat? Or will I be tempted to have another? If your answer is the latter, you may go from harmless to harmful real quick.
“ONE AT MOST, DEFINITELY NOT TWO — Why? As soon as you’re beyond the daily limit for alcohol, you’re likely weakening your immune system. This more or less wipes out the benefits of the fizzy vitamin supplement. Also, you could experience some extremely unpleasant side effects from an excessive amount of vitamins. For example, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal cramps, and other gastrointestinal disturbances can occur with high vitamin C intake.”
The dietitian also recommends eating plenty of produce, drinking lots of water, and getting enough rest for even more of an immune boost without the potential negative side effects.
At the end of the day, it’s probably best to separate your Vitamin C fizzy drink from your alcohol consumption. You can enjoy two Nutrazul tablets per day, but that doesn’t mean you should be having two alcoholic drinks per day; instead, consider limiting alcohol intake during this time, as it can lower your immune system and potentially make you more susceptible to contracting an illness. As far as Vitamin C “quarantinis,” though, drink up! On your next digital happy hour, toast to boosting your immunity and staying safe and healthy.
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