REVIEW Vitamin C for a Stressed Immune System

Product: NOW Vitamin C Crystals Ascorbic Acid Pharmaceutical Grade Pure Powder

Price:  Approximately $15.00 for 8 oz. size (retail)

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This product is one of my favorite forms of Vitamin C to combat stress. That word we hate, right? This Vitamin C works at the cellular level to boost the immune system, as well as skin, joint, and bone health. You can use this product to boost your immune system and perk up quickly without the use of caffeine!

Why Use Vitamin C

Stress. That’s right. Stress. Sometimes that word that can mean that our world has turned upside down for some reason. Often we don’t know how long it will last, while other times we know it might have some parameters. When we’re going through traumatic times, it’s a good idea to support our immune system with Vitamin C. The benefits of Vitamin C on the stress attacking our bodies during life’s storms are critical.

Too often, people do not get enough Vitamin C in their diets. So when a crisis hits, the body may already be lacking Vitamin C and their immune systems may take quite a hit. Once the immune system is sluggish, the body may become more susceptible to a cold or the flu or to other diseases. While eating oranges, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, or other fruits and vegetables high in Vitamin C is a good thing to do regularly, this may do little to help a depleted immune system bounce back to health so you can keep going strong. That will likely take the boost of a good quality Vitamin C supplement.

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Quality Vitamin C Supplement

When your immune system needs help, you want a vitamin C supplement that’s going to give you good results fast. For some people, their digestive system may not effectively break down Vitamin C tablets. In fact, those tablets may pass through the entire digestive tract without ever breaking down. Who wants to pay money for a vitamin that won’t get the desired results? I’ve tried capsules and tablets, but prefer the vitamin C crystals. That’s why my favorite Vitamin C heavy-hitter supplement is the NOW brand Vitamin C Crystals Ascorbic Acid Pharmaceutical Grade.

With one dose, which is 1/4 teaspoon, you get 1.1 “grams” of the pure powder pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C. You get more of an immune boost without the side effects that you might experience with a lower dose of 500 mg or 1000 mg that other Vitamin C tablets or capsules.  I always opt for the NOW Vitamin C Crystals. Having had Lyme disease and adrenal fatigue challenges, the NOW brand Vitamin C has been a huge help to me. That’s why I’m telling you about it. So you will have something effective to use when you need it. You’ll be certain that this form of Vitamin C is getting into your system because you can mix it in water or in other liquids. To me, it beats hoping that a tablet or capsule will completely dissolve in my stomach.

I haven’t found a better-priced vitamin C product that I like as well as this brand. Yes, there are many others out there. You can try different ones for yourself and see what you think, but the NOW brand Vitamin C has always served me well. This product comes in different container sizes like 8oz., 16oz/1lb., and 3lbs.

How to Dose

Follow the instructions on the bottle which says to take this supplement one to three times a day. If your system is especially depleted, you might need to take it three times a day.  Those who have used Vitamin C Crystals for boosting their immune systems when dealing with cancer suggest taking one dose according to the label instructions, then waiting a couple of hours and then taking another dose if needed. If you get more vitamin C than your body wants, it can result in loose stools. So if that happens, simply don’t use as much of a dose or don’t use it as often.

Here’s to a healthier immune system!!

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4 thoughts on “REVIEW Vitamin C for a Stressed Immune System”

  1. Thank you for the great review! It was interesting to read about occasions when your body needs an extra C-vitamin input until your body is able to regain its lost balance. To be honest, I thought that you could have the same effect/ results by simply drinking more frequently fresh & vitamin C- rich juices (lemon, orange or other).

    Thanks again!

    • I wish we could just drink Vitamin C rich juices to rebuild the immune system from stress, but when the immune system has had many hard hits and the adrenals are overworked, it takes something that will pack a punch and really be a good boost. Juicing quality organic fruits and vegetables helps, but even that may not be enough when there has been chronic stress and immune challenges. Thank you for stopping by my site and sharing your thoughts, Vesna!

  2. I had no idea that Vitamin C helps with stress and I’ve never seen the crystal form of it. I’m going to have to try this. My job stresses me out everyday! I went to a local Sprouts market where they have all kinds of supplements. They recommend I try ashwagandha, ever heard of it or tried it? So far, it’s working, but I’m going to add Vitamin C now. I’ll let you know how it goes, great review!

    • Hi Tammy! Yes, Vitamin C is very helpful. The crystal form is definitely worth trying b/c you know it will get everywhere it’s supposed to go, unlike capsules or tablets that may or may not break down very well in some digestive tracts. You might be surprised at how much more energy you have when you take the Vitamin C crystals. Ashwagandha is good too b/c it too helps with adrenal support like Vitamin C does. The damage of chronic stress requires more help for the body which means it will likely take more than one kind of vitamin or supplement to rebuild what the stress has depleted. Thanks for coming by my site and sharing your thoughts!


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