No more intense fatigue and all the consequences of vitamin C deficiency

No more intense fatigue and all the consequences of vitamin C deficiency

Did you know that inadequate vitamin C intake is associated with many disorders, some more serious than others? Don’t wait until you’re extremely tired and exposed to germs. We demonstrate that there is nothing like a natural Vitamin C to counter ailments and keep you in good shape.

 

Are you suffering from a vitamin C deficiency?

 

Vitamin C is essential for the body. It is only provided through the diet, especially through fruits and vegetables, which contain a large amount of it. However, your body can become deficient in vitamin C, more particularly at each change of season and especially in autumn/winter.

A lack of vitamin C causes the following signs:

From left to right: Often tired, easily sick, lack appetite and lose weight, suffer from joint pain, have dry skin, dry and brittle hair, heal slowly, irritable, have a nosebleed, anemic

All of these signs show that you may lack vitamin C and that your body is weakened.

 

How can you properly cover your daily vitamin C needs?

 

Different foods contain vitamin C, including fruits and vegetables. However, when daily requirements are increased, complementary and preventive e intake of vitamin C is recommended.

Humans are unable to synthesize vitamin C, so they must get it from the food they eat. Moreover, after intestinal absorption, Vit C is distributed in the tissues. It cannot, therefore, be stored, which means that it must be constantly replenished. At the same time, our diet is not sufficient to provide us with the “dose” essential for the proper functioning of our body and our good health.

The recommended daily intake of vitamin C is 60 mg per day for a healthy adult and to ensure that the daily requirement is covered, it is recommended to consume about 500 grams of fruit and vegetables per day.

 

Opt for 100% natural vitamin C supplements 

 

Why wait to be in a deficit of natural antibodies, when you can stimulate your immune system with the association of two ultra-powerful ingredients: acerola and camu-camu, known for their high vitamin C content?

A healthy and balanced diet remains a priority however may not bring sufficient vitamins, minerals, trace elements or essential fatty acids daily recommended intake. This is when supplements play a key role to compensate for deficiencies.

Vitamin C is the most popular vitamin and the most consumed. Whenever you want to supplement a diet low in raw vegetables and fresh fruits, boost the general vitality of your body or strengthen your defense mechanisms, a 100% natural vitamin C cure is the best option! Nature has so many benefits, we must take advantage of it …

Natural vitamin C is the most easily absorbed and available for your body to use.

Be careful however to differentiate between fruit content and vitamin C content. Most of the proposed supplements contain 500 mg of vitamin C, yet this is actually the weight of a tablet in which the vitamin C content (most often synthetic) is really only about 120mg. This explains their attractive price but unfortunately also their lack of effectiveness on the body. It is thus necessary to privilege the complexes offering a real content of natural vitamin C higher than 300mg if you want to avoid being in Vitamin C deficiency.

Know more about Activa Well Being Acerola Starter, a health supplement with active ingredients of acerola which has a concentration of vitamin C 50 times more important than an orange and 37 times more than a kiwi.

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Vitamins and nutrients to boost your immunity

Vitamins and nutrients to boost your immunity

Macronutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins as well as micronutrients such are essential for proper body functions. They allow our cells to thrive and our organism to have the necessary resources to perform essential functions to maintain good health and have the energy necessary for our daily activities. 

These nutrients are generally provided through our food and water.

Immunity is one of the essential physiological processes that our body needs to sustain continuously. It goes from maintaining the integrity of our microbiome defence barriers i to protect us from external aggressions to sustaining cellular communication so proper signalling can activate the defence mechanisms and start healing. When depleted from those essential nutrients, the body can’t operate these steps properly.

Today, with modern farming practices, the extensive use of pesticides, and changes in dietary habits, our food is depleted of a lot of those essential vitamins and minerals and supplementation is required.

 

Here are 2 essential micro-nutriments & supplements that can help boost your defencses:

Vitamin C

 

A powerful component that our body cannot produce and that supports natural defenses, helps repair and grow healthy tissues and increase other nutrients absorption among all its amazing benefits.

Learn 7 facts about Vit C you didn’t know

Spirulina

 

A microalgae packed with more than 100 nutrients and proteins. An excellent way to cover the essential micronutrients our bodies need to be strong and fight external aggressions at the moment.

 

Read more on spirulina here

This article has also been published in Your-Vitality-Store.

Stress and Anxiety, do you know the difference?

Stress and Anxiety, do you know the difference?

Many things in life can be challenging and they seem to be out of your control at times. Unexpected mistakes in your job that interfere with your day-to-day routine, relationship problems, bad grades, or feeling of envy for someone else’s accomplishments can change our state of mind from peaceful into stressful and anxious.

 

Stress is a natural response to a real or perceived threat

In simple words, stress can be defined as a natural reaction of the body to prepare or face uncomfortable or harmful situations (either real or perceived). When you feel threatened by something or someone, a chemical reaction occurs in your body that triggers injury-prevention acts; this reaction is commonly referred to as fight or flight or stress response. In such condition, common physical symptoms include increased heart rate and blood pressure, quick breathing, and tightened muscles. All of those are like alarm systems to prepare your body for any endangering or negative outcome. Once the threat is gone, the alarm systems turn themselves off so your body returns to a normal state.

Unfortunately for some people, their alarm systems rarely shut off due to pressure from modern competitive life. Although all people have the same symptoms during a stressful episode, everyone has different threshold to trigger the alarm; what causes stress in someone is probably a little concern to another. Also, some people cope with stress better than others. This is what we call bio-individuality. Many (if not most) people associate stress with threatening situation, but stress is not always a bad thing. In some cases, stress can be life-saving too; when you are driving and within close proximity to road accident, stress response triggers your reflex to pull the handbrake lever and swerve the steering wheel to avoid getting involved in the accident.

Human body is designed to handle and cope with small doses of stress all the time, but the increasing demands of modern life can put too much strain. Despite the fact that stress is a normal physical and psychological reaction, the human body is not well-equipped to handle long-term stressful situation without consequences, and this is where stress management is important. Without proper management, stress can cause you to always be on high alert, and can leading to some health problems.

 

Excessive and persistent worry could be a sign of anxiety disorder

Stress and anxiety are very much related with symptoms that could be associated to both. Anxiety is also normal in small dose. You probably have an anxiety attack minutes before an important job interview, being surrounded by new people, during an examination, etc. Being anxious in such situation is perfectly normal, and even expected. The feeling usually subside and disappear after the event.  However, when you feel worry and fear all the time to the point where those feelings interfere with your life, you are having an anxiety disorder.

People with anxiety disorder have excessive and persistent worry about normal situations. These feelings are difficult to control and they often cause sudden panic attacks. Some circumstances in life can indeed cause concerns, but people with anxiety disorder take the situations to out-of-proportion level and can’t manage the associated emotions. There are some known types of anxiety disorders including but not limited to:The exact cause of anxiety disorder is not fully understood yet. Past experiences including traumatic events often appear to be a trigger. The condition can be one of inherited traits as well, but anxiety can affect anyone. Medical treatments using certain drugs can also trigger anxiety as one of the side effect, but this is usually in small scale and symptoms stop when the treatment is discontinued.

 

Valerie Marin“My advice as a health coach, is that in period of stress it is important to take the time to slow down and reflect to identify the triggers and identify actions that can be taken.

If you don’t feel well and things get out of hand, speak to someone you trust or seek professional help through a therapist, doctor or a health coach to set a plan in action that takes in consideration your situation and priorities.”