Phytonutrients & Antioxidant Benefits in One
I’ve written for years on the clinical benefits to have patients consume a scoop of Greens First® PRO polyphenol powder every day.For one thing, Greens First® PRO supplies a fast and easy way to help patients get the phytonutrient and antioxidant benefits of a diet rich in dark greens and brightly colored fruits and vegetables in one, easy-to-use product.
Plus, Greens First® PRO contains certified organic fruits, vegetables, and barley grass that are first juiced then spray dried at low temperatures, leaving the important nutrients and live enzymes intact to better support the immune system’s role.
Stepping Up the Immune System with Vitamin C
Today, with our concern for enhancing the body’s immune system as much as possible, I’m recommending that healthcare providers also suggest patients take at least 1 capsule of Greens First® Vitamin C with Rose Hips along with their daily Greens First® shake to supply a powerhouse antioxidant duo.The immune system is strongly influenced by the intake of nutrients. Several cells of the immune system can indeed accumulate vitamin C and need the vitamin to perform their task, especially phagocytes and t-cells. Thus, a vitamin C deficiency results in a reduced resistance against certain pathogens while a higher supply enhances several immune system parameters.
Benefits of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, working to protect the body from harmful free radical molecules. It’s found in some concentration in fruits and vegetables; however, citrus fruits, strawberries, cantaloupe, tomatoes, broccoli, potatoes, and leafy greens are the best sources.
Ascorbic acid is the chemical name for pure vitamin C. Vitamin C is a water-soluble, antioxidant vitamin, which means it’s not stored in the body and must be regularly replaced through diet or supplementation.Vitamin C provides antioxidant protection for many of the body’s important enzyme systems. White blood cells utilize vitamin C to help produce cytotoxic enzymes, which they use to eliminate foreign matter.
Vitamin C is important in forming collagen and providing structure to bones, cartilage, muscle and blood vessels. Vitamin C also aids in the absorption of iron and helps maintain capillaries, bones and teeth. It plays an essential role in the body’s immune system as well as an important role in the p450 enzyme detoxification systems.
Rose Hips in Greens First® Vitamin C Provide Additional Benefits
Rose hips in Greens First® Vitamin C separates this supplement from regular vitamin C. For millennia, practitioners have recommended rose hips due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Combined together with vitamin C in this product, it creates a superior way to help boost a patient’s immunity.Studies prove that vitamin C can help strengthen immunity and rosehips boost this effect because they contain a variety of other important elements like vitamins E and K. If you study the list of all antioxidants and then rosehips, you’ll see they contain most of them too.
Greens First® Vitamin C supplies 1000 mg of natural ascorbic acid with 25 mg of Rose Hips from a plant source that contains naturally occurring vitamin C, anthocyanins, and bioflavonoids.
Extremely Potent Antioxidant Boost
In closing, when you consider the best fruits for joint discomfort, you’ll notice that the majority of them contain vitamin C. It’s because of the anti-inflammatory effect of this element. Vitamin C also helps promote the health of connective tissues and the production of collagen.
If you have patients with joint discomfort, rose hips combined with vitamin C provides benefits that will support the alleviation of musculoskeletal discomfort. By combining rose hip nutrients with our Greens First® Vitamin C along with a scoop of Greens First® PRO polyphenol powder, you’ll be offering an extremely potent ANTIOXIDANT COCKTAIL.
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