Viva Challenge: take your vitamin C daily

redoxon all day defence Viva Challenge: take your vitamin C daily

One of the things you can protect yourself from the swine flu threat that is putting everyone on tenterhoooks is by strengthening your immune system such as consuming a supplement of up to 500 or 1000 milligrams of vitamin C daily. In addition, oral intake of vitamin C supplements act as an antioxidant to neutralize potentially damaging free radicals and help promote the production of collagen in the skin. I have also read that combined with vitamin E, vitamin C supplements can also protect our skin from sun exposure. And if you are using topical vitamin C skin care products, you’re are actually getting double skin care goodness!

Have a consistent daily intake of vitamin C
While it’s good to ensure that your diet is rich in vitamin C by consuming more citrus fruits and vegetables rich in the vitamin, you still need to consider taking a vitamin C supplement especially since our body does not have the ability to produce vitamin C on its own. In addition, vitamin C cannot be stored in the body for any length of time so you need to have a consistent intake daily.

Slow release of vitamin C for all day defence formula
Personally, this is one vitamin I must always take because I work in an enclosed environment with a big group of people on a daily basis. I like the Redoxon All-Day Defence Vitamin C + Zinc formula because it is specially developed with advanced micro granules that keep releasing Vitamin C into our system for up to 8 hours, from morning until evening. So far I have found it to be very effective in keeping the flu bug at bay.

Check for allergies to vitamin C
However, do be aware that some people are allergic to vitamin C. Unfortunately, my husband falls into this group. He can take natural forms of vitamin C but he doesn’t take too well to the supplements. So if you’re in this category, you are probably not suitable to consume the vitamin C supplement. But for the rest of you, are you taking your vitamin C on a daily basis? If you’re not, it’s probably time to start now.

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  1. Den says

    By the way, I had tried Challenge 1 and 2 and slowly getting into it and trying to improve. :)

    I wanted to try Redoxon but it has a natural sweetener – aspartame, which is said to be “harmful” for the body but that is still a controversy topic as what I had read.

    So now, i am trying Watson’s Vitmain C (it has zinc too) and definitely doesn’t cost as much as Redoxon.

    Den: Hey didn’t know about the sweetener. I like this brand because I have been using them a long time and they’re effective for me compared to others. But I don’t read labels of supplements that well.

  2. pf1123 says

    I’m guilty!

    I bought some Watsons vit C but didn’t take them on a daily basis.

    Btw, Seasame, have you ever tried Caudalie range of skincare before?

    pf: Never tried Caudalie…actually never heard about them.

  3. Cyndi says

    I eat Vitamin C every single day because i have a really weak body. If I missed my vitamin c for ea couple of days, I would start to fall sick lol

    Cyndi: Ah you really need to take it everyday…

  4. says

    I’ve been doing this for two years – started when our son needed to prepare for front tooth implants. It was the recommendation of the dental surgeon. This is ironic: son came down with a horrifying and RECURRENT case of MRSA because of the surgery.

    I was picking up an RX at the clinic and came home with masks for all of us. Can you believe this? = they were out of the better ones! I know they’re not supposed to be effective, but at least when I wear one, folks will be scared to get too close!

    Here’s my tip for keeping healthy: put Vaseline or some other sort of coating/barrier INSIDE your nose. The only time I’ve been sick recently is when I’ve forgotten to do that, or when I touched my eyes.

    Soos: Here we’re not used to wearing masks in public places although we should. And your tip on coating inside of the nose is interesting! Can I do that with my 6-year-old? But since putting him on vit C everyday, he is less susceptible to flu infection.

  5. says

    I always take Vitamin C and when I feel I am gonna be down with flu or cold I take additional dose just to be on the safer side:)

    Leon: Yup me too! It definitely helps to take at the early stage.

  6. raelynn says

    i have the impression that when applying topical vit C, it is best not have have over-exposure to sun (eg more than 10mins, even with umbrella and sunscreen)

    Raelynn: It is said to be beneficial when applied under sunscreen for extra protection but you’re right; I’ll not apply it when I’m out in the sun for long periods.

  7. pf1123 says

    You can check out the website of Caudalie here.

    I think the ingredients sounds good. And its french. My skin generally agrees with European stuff. hehe…so thinking of trying it.

    pf: Okay, I’ll have a look at it soon. Thanks for the link!

  8. shin says

    yeah i’m seriously considering making it a habit to take vit c, especially when i’m going abroad for quite a long period, soon. but, i just heard on news that the H1N1 tends to attack the young and healthy more, OMG!

    shin: Yes, it’s good to build up your immunity especially since you’re going to be away. Oh I didn’t read about the attack on yound and healthy ones…gosh! I had thought the older and weaker ones or the kids would be more susceptible.

  9. pf1123 says

    I heard that the Changi T3 carries Caudalie stuff. So, gonna check out the 1st wrinkle serum for my laugh lines when I’m travelling next week.

    I hope the price is not exorbitant. :P

    pf: Heheh…hope it’ll work for you if you do get it. ;)

  10. says

    hmm i take vit c on daily dosage, but it didn’t really help to keep my flu at bay…but royal jelly does!

    Prettybeautiful: I must check royal jelly out soon…heard so many good things about them!

  11. Ms Lips says

    This is one challenge I’ll pass with flying colors :) I take Vit C religiously since I am very susceptible to flu. I find that taking it everyday helps boost my immunity to flu. Before I took Vit C on a daily basis, I would get the flu every fortnight or even every week if it’s a particularly stressful period. Now the frequency is much reduced and I would get the flu every few months or so. I take Redoxon Vit C tablets that dissolve in water. Recently I’ve switched to the Redoxon Vita Immune line. I must say that the taste is very bitter so I have to dissolve it in a glass of honey. Otherwise I’ll never be able to drink it down!

    Ms Lips: I am so lazy with the tablets that dissolve in water…that’s why I use the capsules. I’m not so proned to flu but I find that taking vit C helps when I’m about to get a flu. But need to increase an extra dose to be effective.

  12. says

    I haven’t worn the mask yet, and I’d need a better one against the vog that’s lingering here. But if I have to, I WILL wear it. People in my office are sick – thank goodness they stayed home today!

    Soos: As always, I think we need a campaign in order to galvanize our folks here to wear one.


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