It’s that time of year again where we feel like we should be on the cusp of spring, but still can’t shake those winter blues, coughs, colds and runny noses. So, what can we do to help us get through these last few months of dark, cold nights and shivery frost-bitten days?
Better Living Wellness Clinic and Health Store is here to support you and your immune system. Getting adequate Vitamin C is key for a healthy mind and body at all times of the year, but especially during cold and flu season. Vitamins C is a potent antioxidant that has been proven to shorten the lifespan of a cold or flu, protect the body against oxidative stress and help in the formation of connective tissue and collagen. In short, there aren’t many processes of the body that Vitamin C will not help facilitate.
Getting adequate levels of Vitamin C can be tricky with our busy day to day lives, and we are not about to walk around sucking lemons, like the British Royal Navy did when they discovered the anti-scurvy properties of vitamin C. Furthermore, because the body doesn’t store vitamin C we need to consume it daily. So, we need something simple, yet powerful and still in the form that nature intended. At Better Living we have a fantastic solution for you!
Flora’s Organic Acerola powder along with Elderberry crystals provide a convenient and simple way to boost your daily vitamin C and antioxidant intake. They can be used on the go, blended easily into water or a smoothie and tastes great, to boot.
Acerola powder is made from the organically grown Brazilian cherry-like fruit and each 3g scoop of the powder contains 900 mg of naturally occurring vitamin C- that’s 14 times more Vitamin C than one single orange.
If that doesn’t tickle your fancy then Flora’s rich flavoursome Elderberry crystals- also available in a kids version- certainly will. Elderberry has been used for thousands of years often boiled down into a syrup for respiratory issues, or a nervine tonic to improve inflammation and nerve pain.
With Flora’s Elderberry crystals however, you get all the same antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties without the hassle and time-consuming mess. Like the acerola powder, simply add a scoop into water, smoothie or blend into a warm tea. Then get out there, strap on your skis and start enjoying winter again.
- Vitamin C is a potent anti-oxidant, we need to consume daily
- Vitamin C is a high antioxidant, and helps support connective tissue and collagen production
- Elderberry is a great immune booster, and fantastic for inflammation and nerve pain as well
- Flora’s Elderberry crystals and acerola powder are easily blended into water, smoothie or tea
Better Living is a full-service wellness clinic and a health food and supplement store in Toronto. We carry many immune boosting products to keep you well throughout the winter, including Flora’s Elderberry and Acerola powders. Come and chat with one of our in-house nutritionist or wellness practitioners for an expert advice.
Written by Ferne Hudson CNP, Holistic Nutritionist