VITAMIN C is strongly recommended when:
■ Traveling on a regular basis, you have accumulated significant fatigue.
■ Facing a very challenging professional and/or private period.
■ Seasonal climate changes coinciding with loss of energy.
Ingredients and scientific evidenceOpen tab
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a water-soluble molecule that is not synthesized by the body and is eliminated more quickly than lipo-soluble vitamins. Partially eliminated in the urines, it must be ingested regularly. Vitamin C is found in many types of food however, some have a higher content of vitamin C than others. Citrus fruits, fresh fruits and green vegetables are the richest in vitamin C.
The use of vitamin C to give back strength to tired and energy-starved people has been known for a long time. Vitamin C is indeed involved in many intracellular mechanisms and participates actively in the proper functioning of the body. Subjects suffering from Vitamin C anemia typically present symptoms of fatigue and loss of energy.
HOW DOES VITAMIN C HELP RESTORE ENERGY AND VITALITY?
The punctual catch of the vitamin C fights the state of temporary tiredness, while a prolonged cure limits the episodes of weakening. Vitamin C is known to act effectively on people in good physical condition, as well as on weakened or tired people. This is the reason it is often found in the composition of food supplements aimed at restoring vitality and energy.
When vitamin C is supplied in adequate amounts through diet, its biochemical properties translate into normal physiological functions. In case of suboptimal or inadequate nutrient status may be associated with functional deficits leading to symptoms of fatigue, irritability, low mood and muscle pain.
From a biochemical perspective, one of the main causes of fatigue is oxidative stress. Inflammatory cytokines in the body are correlated with increasing symptoms of fatigue. One study investigating the effect of intravenous vitamin C on fatigue in office workers, indicated decreased fatigue scores, higher vitamin C levels and lower oxidative stress in the vitamin C group after 2 hours and for one day compared to the control group.|1|$Suh S.Y., et al. (2012). Nutr. J., 11, 7.$
A clinical study examined the impact of vitamin C on physical activity and respiratory tract infections during the peak of the cold season in healthy adults with adequate-to-low vitamin C status for 8 weeks. The participants supplemented with vitamin C reported significantly less cold episodes, compared to placebo intake, and cold duration was reduced.|2|$Johnston C.S., et al. (2014). Nutrients, 6, 2572-2583.$ Vitamin C has an antioxidant activity, donating its electrons to scavenge for and neutralize reactive oxygen species (ROS).
1 Suh S.Y., et al. (2012). Intravenous vitamn C administration reduces fatigue in office workers: A double-blind randomized controlled trial. Nutr. J., 11, 7.
2 Johnston C.S., et al. (2014). Vitamin C supplementation slightly improves physical activity levels and reduces cold incidence in men with marginal vitamin C status: A randomized controlled trial. Nutrients, 6, 2572-2583.
Supplement factsOpen tab
Serving size 2 gummies • Servings per container 10
Amount per serving
*Daily Reference Value
Chicory root fiber, water, stabilizers (pectin, agar agar), tapioca starch, sodium ascorbate, flavor, trisodium citrate, nautral color (paprika), echinacea, carnauba wax.
For adults, take two gummies daily, letting them melt slowly in your mouth.
GMO, dairy, lactose, gluten, wheat, artificial colors, or sugar added
■ Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
■ Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose.
■ The product should be stored out of reach of children.
■ Do not use if you are pregnant or while breastfeeding.
■ If you have any medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner before taking any food supplement.
■ Store in a cool and dry place.
It is true that as a regular traveler, I often change climate. It's not bad to have a solution in case of a cold. And there are also air conditioners not to be taken lightly.
I have seen that vitamin C costs less in pharmacies. But then again, Travelsana's is designed for travelers, reason for the price difference I guess.
I bought this product because of the super adapted packaging (small size) to take it on the travel. I haven't tried it yet but I'll tell you again
I ordered Vitamin C for my trip in the US. The product was delivered very fast and with a packaging perfectly adapted to travel purposes.