Super fresh, super nutritious: Superfood C+
The Organika Team
Lockdown life ain’t easy: we’re all doing our best to stay sane, fit and healthy through it all, but it sure can be challenging. Not to worry: as usual, we’ve got your back. 😉 Meet a super-nutritious whole food blend: Superfood C+! A wholesome mix of nature’s best superfoods, for a daily vitamin and antioxidant boost - including 146% of your daily recommended vitamin C intake. Serve cold for a fresh new way to get your nutrition in and feel your best every day. Keep reading for a breakdown of this vitamin-rich superfood blend!
We all know it as a vital immune supporter. Who hasn’t taken a vitamin C supplement to get over a flu or cold? (Shout out to our Instant-C effervescent tablets, which deliver a BLAST of natural vitamin C for those times when it’s extra needed).
Vitamin C benefits go far beyond just your immunity: it is important for connective tissue formation, helping with things like wound healing and the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Last but not least, it is also an antioxidant (more on that later!).
This refreshing nutrient is famously found in citrus fruits, but there are many other delicious sources out there! We went with tropical superfoods high in vitamin C: acerola berries, golden bamboo and lemons are our picks to deliver additional whole-food sources to ensure you’re getting all the vitamin C you need on the daily – and more!
AKA the sunshine vitamin! Why? Our bodies are actually able to produce vitamin D with a bit of help from the sun. Sadly, many Canadians are sorely lacking in this nutrient. Factors affecting your ability to get adequate amounts of vitamin D include:
- Lack of exposure to sunlight (ahem, lockdown)
- High levels of melanin in the skin
- Using sunscreen on a daily basis
If you check any of those boxes, you might want to consider supplementing your natural vitamin D production by switching up your diet or incorporating vitamin D supplements.
Vitamin D plays many different roles in the body, from helping with the absorption of calcium and phosphorus (essential for bone health!) to maintaining a healthy immune system.
These are molecules that protect your body from harmful free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that cause wreckage and damage all over the body when left unchecked (this is called oxidative damage, and it’s similar to the chemical process that causes metal to get rusty). Free radicals need a buddy to stabilize them and stop them from causing harm - and antioxidants are great at that!
We love our antioxidants! They’re a must for overall health and a great beauty secret. As long-time fans, we picked the crème de la crème of antioxidant superfoods: astaxanthin, sourced from algae, provides some of the most potent antioxidant activity out there!