Vitamin C and the common cold - (giveaway)
21st October 2015
In my family we are well aware of the importance of Vitamin
C. With a young son in nursery it is easy for bugs and viruses to be brought
into our home. At this time of year colds and flu's are rife and so it is always
a good idea to arm yourself with all the information and the preventative
measures that are out there to stop these pesky viruses in their tracks!
Our immune systems are liable to be attacked for many
different reasons, a vast amount of factors can lead to us feeling run down
leaving the gates open for bugs and viruses to get a firm hold on our bodies
and leave us unable to function and perform our everyday tasks (or certainly not
with any ease!) Stress, late nights and an imbalance in movement levels (too
much or too little exercise) can all effect our immune system and leave us
This is where the importance of Vitamin C comes into play.
Our bodies, unlike other animals does not make its own vitamin c. This means
that Vitamin C must be consumed and this can be done through whole foods, such
as fruits and vegetables or supplemented, with the popular choice being over the
counter powders, tablets, capsules and fizzies.
Whilst these over the counter Vitamin C supplements and
foods can help we can only consume so much before we encounter gastric upset as
our bodies do not absorb all of the Vitamin C and rather it gets rid of it.
Liposomal Vitamin C has an absorption rate of up to 98% as tiny little bubbles
called liposomes protect the Vitamin C as it travels through our digestive
system and enters the blood stream via the small intestine where it goes directly to
the cells that need it.
Using this method we can gradually build up our daily dose
of Vitamin C which in turn builds up our immune system's ability to fight off
bugs and viruses and we can pip them to the post before the grogginess kicks
Me and my family take our Vitamin C everyday and if/when we
feel that oh so familiar cold working on us we take an extra dose to help the
battle of fighting it off and for us it works a treat!
I have one bottle of PuRexpressions liposomal Vitamin C to
give away to one lucky reader. PuRx Vitamin C is new on the market and slightly
different to the other formulas we sell as it uses Sunflower Lecithin instead
of soy. Many people today have intolerances to soy products and so this product
has been greatly welcomed on the market! It is manufactured by the truly
amazing Quicksilver Scientific in Colorado and their laboratories are becoming extremely
well know for their high grade liposomal products and of course their line of
mercury detox products.
How to enter
To enter this great giveaway just comment below on what
products you use when fighting off a cold or virus, the competition will close
on Sunday 1 November at 23.59pm and we will announce the winner here.
Terms & Conditions
1 – One entry per person by commenting on this blog post
2 – Prize is one bottle of PuRxpressions liposomal Vitamin C
3 Competition is open to all residents of the EU
4 Competition opens on the 21/10/15 and ends at 23.59 Sunday
November 1st – no entries will be counted that enter after this
5 Winner will have 7 days to respond from first contact and
if they do not another winner will be drawn. We will endeavour to do our best to
make contact with the winner.
Virastop 2x is amazing! By far the best cold fighting medication! Love it!!!!!!!! Definatly recommended after trying a million different things!
I swear by honey and lemon drinks. Xx
Honey and Lemon always! Lots of orange juice too!
I use vitamin C, Garlic and Tumeric
Top up my vitamin C levels eat extra fruit and take a good quality multivitamin and swear by chicken soup.
especially if feeling very chesty all helps to get better quicker!
Lots of vitamin C tablets, Lemon, ginger and honey tea and echinacea
Being generally fit and healthy and keeping active even when a cold hits
Lemsip and soothing sweets
always with the vitamins and minerals at this time of year
A Hot Toddy at bedtime
Vitamin C tablets, honey and lemon and copious amounts of malt whisky
Honey and lemon to soothe my throat and plenty of fluids
I always dose up on paracetamol and warm honey!
Vitamin C and lots of water.
Nothing... usually just try to take it easy.
Definately honey and lemon, the taste of winter x
hot honey and lemon and lots of vitamin c
I tend to use Lemsips and plenty of paracetamol xx
lemon and honey hot drinks and Beecham capsules all in one
I swear by Cod liver oil, ginger tea and chicken soup.
Echinacea tea, vitamin C with Zinc, and aspirin.
Vitamin c, D3, and probiotic drinks :)
Hot lemon & honey
Hot toddy made with whisky,lemon,honey and hot water.
Olbas oil, Lemsip
I always have a mug of hot water with a large spoonful of good honey and a couple of wedges of lemon in it
Vitamin D3, no doubt!
I take a Night nurse tablet at night, at least then I would get to sleep
Throat sweets and hot lemon
I take vitamin C, iron, B12 and magnesium every day
free ginger and honey infused and soaked in tea , oranges and lemons as well
fresh ginger and honey infused and soaked in tea , oranges and lemons as well
I have herbal teas with honey, lemon and ginger.
Ginger tea and/or Honey & Lemon (sometimes ginger tea WITH honey & lemon!)
Vitamin C tablets and plenty of fluids
Honey and Lemon and balm tissues
hot apple tea
Plenty of Vitamin C, Zinc and Echinecea :)
Hot blackcurrant squash and paracetamol.
Vitamin C and lots of hot water, lemon and honey.
To prevent colds I take zinc and magnesium vitamin tablets and drink ginger tea.
I take a daily A-Z vitamin and mineral supplement daily to ward off any viruses etc. I also increase the fresh oranges for vitamin C when I get a cold. Honey and lemon is soothing on the throat too!
Lemon & Honey Hot drinks and Food with tons of Garlic
Hot water, fresh lemon juice, a teaspoonful of runny honey and a dash of whisky :)
Vitamins C and lots of hot drinks.
I take vitamin C
I use Boots Cold defence nasal spray which seems to work pretty well
I eat plenty of garlic and drink lots of fresh orange juice when I feel like I am coming down with a cold.
Hot honey & Lemon drinks & take Vitamin C to boost immune system
Garlic is great at warding of colds and coughs.
whisky, honey and lemon
Echinacea and lots of hot lemon & honey
paracetamol and a fresh juice
vit c in high doses and echinacea
Over the counter remedy's, Lemsips etc
My remedies include freshly squeezed lemon in hot water, extra Vitamin C, paracetamol and plenty of rest!
I drink freshly made hot lemon drink - no sugar - fights off colds straight away
Hot honey and lemon.and if dos the work night nurse
I use cold and flu tablets plus vitamin b12 would love to try this.
honey and lemon
Chicken soup and rest
lots of water
Enchina, ginger and vitamin c
Usually night nurse
Hot honey and lemon drinks, paracetamol and vitamin c, anything that I think will help me to be honest!
I drink a lot of tea and take vitamin supplements like Vitamin C or D.
I drink honey and lemon and take vitamin c and zinc supplements :)
I use Lemsip cold and flu capsules
For me it's lemon and honey, but I love vitamin c too.
I use honey and lemon drinks and vicks vapour rub,
I find that garlic is the best for fighting off colds but now that I am married my husband isn't overly keen on that so I take vitamin c and echinacea!!
I don't get colds often, but if my normal healthy diet including garlic, onions and lots of fresh fruit and veg has let me down, I find Sudafed and proprietary hot paracetamol drinks work well.
Echinacea drops with zinc & magnesium work for me!
Vitamin C, homemade lemsips - boil some ginger in hot water, add a squeeze of lemon and a dissolvable paracetamol and top it all off with a hot toddy!
We always use home made honey lemon and ginger
Honey and lemon, paracetemol and a steam head bath
Lots of vitamin C tablets!
Eat well & sleep well!
Lemon & honey
I hot honey and lemon drink
Local honey from my hive, freshly squeezed lemon and paracetamol
lots of Vitamin C and water
Hot honey and lemon and natural garlic pills !!