Vitamin C is a water-soluble essential nutrient that must be obtained from the diet or supplements as the body is not able to produce it. It is a sensitive nutrient that can be easily destroyed by heat and the improper handling of food. Emotional and physical stress can also cause the depletion of vitamin C in the body.
Vitamin C is an important nutrient to ensure good health. It helps protect our body cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radical damage contributes to ageing and ageing-related health problems.
Zincis an essential trace mineral that helps prevent colds, maintains good immunity, and helps speed up wound healing. It is mostly located in bones, muscles, the prostate (in men) and the retina.
Why effervescent tablets?
Vitamin C and zinc in effervescent form are more bioavailable as it is a form that can quickly digest upon ingestion. This allows for higher absorption, which is especially critical for the elderly and those with weak digestive systems.
Effervescent vitamins form a buffered solution. When mixed in water, they form the ideal ratio of acid and alkaline (ideal pH) to enable easier nutrient absorption. When the effervescent vitamin drink enters the digestive system, it neutralises the stomach pH, buffering it to create the ideal pH for the absorption of all kinds of nutrients.
Each effervescent tablet contains:
Ascorbic acid 1000mg (Vitamin C),
Zinc sulphate monohydrate 27.58mg (providing elemental zinc 10mg)