Your immune system is constantly active, figuring out which cells belong to your body and which don’t. This means it needs a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals to keep its energy up and going.
Vitamin C has antioxidant properties which protect your cells from substances that damage the body. A vitamin C deficiency can lead to delayed wound healing, an impaired immune response and the inability to properly fight infections. There’s currently no evidence that oral vitamin C is effective in preventing transmission of the new coronavirus or treating the disease it causes COVID-19. However research has shown promise for intravenous (IV) infusion of vitamin C as a COVID-19 treatment. When you have a cold, high doses of vitamin C might result in less severe symptoms and a quicker recovery, and remember - for adults the tolerable upper limit is 2000 milligrams (mg) a day.
The following recipe is packed with Vitamin C and other essential nutrients for everyday health or for fighting off viruses such as the cold or flu.
- 5 Oranges
- 1 Grapefruit
- ½ Lemon
- ¼ Lime
- 1 sachet of Collagen (stay tuned for our product launch!)
- Agave Syrup to taste (optional)
Rinse all the fruits under running water. Peel oranges and grapefruit. Juice them. Squeeze in lemon and lime. Taste it and sweeten with agave syrup if you feel like it is needed! Enjoy!