The Power of a Whole Food Based Vitamin C

The Power of a Whole Food Based Vitamin C

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In the search for optimal health and wellness, the importance of Vitamin C cannot be overstated. This essential nutrient is vital in supporting the immune system, promoting collagen production for healthy skin, aiding in iron absorption and acting as a potent antioxidant to combat free radicals.

Humans don’t have the ability to synthesise Vitamin C. This means we must obtain it from our diet or supplements. While Vitamin C is readily available in various fruits and vegetables, many individuals turn to supplements to ensure they meet or exceed their daily requirements, especially in countries such as Australia, where hectic lifestyles and dietary preferences may lead to gaps in nutrition.

Australia's diverse climate and lifestyle factors contribute to unique health challenges, including increased susceptibility to colds and flu, sun exposure-related skin damage and exposure to environmental pollutants. Ensuring adequate intake of Vitamin C becomes paramount.

Natural Vitamin C supplements distinguish themselves by their source of origin, often derived from fruits, berries and botanicals rich in this vital nutrient.

The benefits of natural Vitamin C supplements

  1. Collagen: Perhaps one of the main benefits, Vitamin C plays a significant role in supporting collagen synthesis and production and elastin. This helps maintain a mature collagen network in our bodies, keeping collagen stimulated which in turn supports youthful-looking skin. 
  1. Enhanced bioavailability: natural sources of Vitamin C contain cofactors and phytonutrients that facilitate absorption and utilisation by the body, ensuring maximum efficacy.
  1. Gentle on the stomach: unlike synthetic Vitamin C, which can cause gastric distress in some individuals, natural formulations are often well tolerated, making them suitable for daily use.
  1. Immune support: the immune-boosting properties of Vitamin C are amplified when derived from natural sources, aiding in the body's defence against illnesses and promoting faster recovery from illness.
  1. Antioxidant synergy: Whole food Vitamin C supplements provide a broader antioxidant profile, protecting against oxidative stress and supporting overall cellular health.

Deficiencies in Vitamin C can lead to serious health concerns. Anaemia, infections, bleeding gums, muscle degeneration, etc., are some of the issues resulting from a Vitamin C deficiency.

Does beef liver contain Vitamin C?

Known as a supreme superfood, Beef liver is an incredibly potent source of macro and micronutrients, with its benefits correlating to the concentrations found in meat. It contains more vitamins and minerals than any other fruit or vegetable. In terms of vitamins, beef liver is the only edible tissue that contains Vitamin B9 and Vitamin C. It is also rich in Vitamin A and all other Vitamin B types. 

Top picks for natural Vitamin C supplements from our collagen selection

  1. Raw Native C: Our extraordinary Raw Native C is a potent blend of wild-harvested Australian Kakadu Plum, Organic Acerola Berry and Organic Camu Camu, freeze-dried and then encapsulated. It boasts 243% of your recommended daily intake (RDI) of Vitamin C in each capsule. Did we mention it's 100% vegan, including the capsule?
  1. Organic Grass-Fed Beef Liver: sourced exclusively from certified Australian organic grass-fed & finished beef liver. There are no fillers, flowing agents, artificial colours or preservatives, antibiotics, hormones, or GMO-free. Straight from the source with nothing else added, the livers are freeze-dried, milled and encapsulated for easy consumption.
  1. Organic Grass-Fed Beef Liver Powder: some cultures eat beef liver raw with salt and pepper. However, we understand that's not for everyone, so we created a convenient powder version of this nutrient-dense whole food.  

There is no shortage of Vitamin C supplement options on the market, however, most of these are in synthetic form as opposed to being whole food based. With Gelpro, you can ensure you nourish your bodies with our bioavailable and nutrient-rich Vitamin C supplement, all created with one purpose in mind—your health and wellbeing.