Year round, you’re surrounded by a wide variety of environmental stressors and challenges to your immune and overall health – and wintertime seems to provide some of the greatest threats.
During the winter months and with many people following work-at-home routines, more time may be spent indoors. Being cramped up in close quarters with other people can expose you to allergens and other immune stressors.
And with a busy lifestyle, you may not always make as healthy food choices as you should. Eating overly-processed fast foods to save time can wreak havoc on your already stressed immune system.
Fortunately, there are simple lifestyle steps you can take to help strengthen and protect your overall immune health. And familiarizing yourself with the basics on how your immune system functions is key to understanding why it’s so important to take action.
Why Your Immune System is Critical for Optimal Health
Your immune system is a complicated vast network of cells, organs, antibodies, immune proteins and other tissues that helps keep you healthy and strong while protecting your body from seasonal and everyday threats.
Once your immune system encounters one of these threats, it naturally generates what’s called an immune response.
As B lymphocyte cells spot these threats, called “antigens,” they begin to secrete antibodies. These antibodies are special proteins that lock on to and deal with specific antigens during your immune response. An incredible fact about your immune system is its ability to distinguish your own tissues from foreign invaders. It also recognizes dead and faulty cells and clears them away.
Without an immune system, your body would be vulnerable to these foreign bodies and external stressors that could adversely affect your health.
Thankfully, there are natural resources to help nurture your immune system. Healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating unprocessed whole foods, implementing daily exercise, getting optimal sleep and taking special care of your digestive tract, are key examples.
Some vitamins and minerals can also help support healthy immune function. When you need additional support to help promote your immune health, the following three essential nutrients can help.
Don’t Overlook Vitamin C in Your Immune Defense*
Surprising as it may be, vitamin C is often passed over for newer, trendier supplements. However, this potent vitamin continues to prove its worth, and the research touting its potential benefits only grows overtime.
Vitamin C plays an important role in helping to support your immune function, heart, vascular health and more.* Unfortunately, you cannot synthesize this essential micronutrient – it must come from your diet or supplementation.
As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C protects proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) from damage by free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS), which can lead to accelerated cellular aging.*
Vitamin C also stimulates the production of white blood cells, especially neutrophils, lymphocytes and phagocytes, and promotes your cells' normal functions.*
Simply put, as an essential contributor to your overall immune defense, vitamin C should not be overlooked.*
Vitamin D Helps Modulate Your Adaptive Immune System*
In addition to helping maintain healthy bones and teeth, vitamin D also plays an important role in helping your immune system function properly. This vitamin can have distinctive effects on both your innate and adaptive immune systems.*
Your innate immune system is your first line of defense and comes into play immediately or within hours of stressor detection. Once activated, vitamin D binds to innate system cells, helping to ward off the stressors.*
If a stressor manages to bypass the innate immune system, the second line of defense kicks in with your adaptive immune system. Your adaptive immune system involves your T regulatory helper and suppressor cells as well as natural killer cells.
Vitamin D helps support and modulate the adaptive immune system as it binds to the cells of the system.*
Many thousands of studies have demonstrated that vitamin D affects virtually every cell and tissue in your body, showing support especially for your immune system.* As a result, this essential vitamin should be included in your overall protection plan when your immune system is under stress.
This Special Mineral Plays a Key Role in Your Immune Health*
Second only to iron as the most common mineral found in your body, zinc is essential for the healthy functioning of all your cells, tissues, organs and bones as well as for protection against the effects of cellular aging.*
However, unlike iron, your body cannot store zinc. You must consume it daily to have adequate levels.
A healthy immune system can’t function without it. Yet, zinc deficiency is a widespread concern for people around the world, with nearly 1 in 3 individuals being at risk for a lack of this important mineral.
Even if you feel you’re getting enough zinc in your food, certain external and internal factors, such as age, a poor diet, pregnancy and gastrointestinal concerns, can keep you from absorbing and utilizing this important mineral.
Unfortunately, even mild to moderate zinc deficiencies can depress your immune function and impair your body’s response to invaders. Without enough zinc, your protective white blood cells can’t function optimally.*
Being proactive can make all the difference, especially during times when your immune system must meet challenges.
This Potent Immune-Supporting Formula Comes With 7 Bonuses
Now that you’re aware of these essential nutrients that are so important when your immune system is under occasional stress, what approach can you take?
Of course, you could complement your diet and healthy lifestyle with individual high-quality supplements. That approach would work. But what if you could take all three of these essential nutrients of vitamins C and D, and zinc in a single serving without capsules, and even take it more than once a day?
Combining the antioxidant power of all three essential nutrients into an effervescent powder, bonus-packed Vitamin C-PAK:
- Delivers all-day immune support in a convenient packet.*
- Easily dissolves for fast-acting absorption.*
- Contains a gentler, unique form of vitamin C to help enhance bioavailability.*
- Utilizes vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) that your body naturally makes from sunlight.
- Provides the benefits of zinc without the metallic taste.
- Comes lightly sweetened with organic stevia and contains zero grams of total sugars per serving.
- Is produced without gluten.
To help meet your daily immune support needs, you can easily mix Vitamin C-PAK into 8 fl. oz. of water (or use more or less water for desired flavor/fizziness) for a refreshing, orange flavor fizzy drink.*
Plus, when you need extra support, Vitamin C-PAK may be taken up to twice a day.
Triple-Combination Vitamin C Provides Enhanced Bioavailability
Traditional vitamin C has been typically plagued with reduced bioavailability and rapid bodily excretion, and oftentimes, digestive challenges.
In addition to vitamin D in the preferred form of D3 as cholecalciferol, and zinc, as zinc bisglycinate chelate, Vitamin C-PAK includes a special, uniquely enhanced form of vitamin C that helps to overcome these delivery and retention challenges.
Produced from an exclusive mixture of ascorbic acid, lipid metabolites and bioflavonoids, our Vitamin C-PAK formula utilizes a proprietary bioavailable lipid-soluble vitamin C.*
This powerful triple-combination was developed about 20 years ago by a chemical engineer who was searching for a way to significantly boost vitamin C’s bioavailability while potentially prolonging blood and tissue retention of this vital micronutrient.*
The exclusive lipid-soluble vitamin C combination in Vitamin C-PAK provides one of the most advanced bioavailable forms of the vitamin yet developed. Its enhanced absorption and retention potential without adverse side effects (like occasional stomach upset) have been observed in research studies.*
The key to these enhancements are its fatty acids that allow ascorbic acid to enter cells more quickly and effectively. These fatty acids act as ascorbic acid carriers to enhance vitamin C bioavailability, tissue distribution and cellular uptake.*
As part of the triple-combination elements, the citrus bioflavonoids in Vitamin C-PAK help provide a protective effect for the vitamin C against oxidizers in your body.*
One pair of researchers concluded that “vitamin C-lipid metabolites are excellent antioxidants and free radical scavengers and are more rapidly absorbed and lead to higher cellular vitamin C” than certain other forms of vitamin C.*
This proprietary vitamin C formula used in Vitamin C-PAK is key in working with the vitamin D3 and zinc ingredients to help give your immune system the occasional help it may need.*
Take the Next Step to Help Protect Your Immune Health*
With its potent proprietary vitamin C formula, along with its high-quality vitamin D3 and zinc ingredients, Vitamin C-PAK provides you with the essential nutrients you’ll want to have readily available when your immune system is under stress.
And now, there’s a more convenient option to help you get the immune-supporting nutrients you need.
With all the benefits of an effervescent powder and a fantastic orange fizzy taste, Vitamin C-PAK combines essential nutrients vitamin C, vitamin D3 and zinc in a single packet you can take up to twice a day – even while on the go.
Give your immune system the helping hand it may need, and order your Vitamin C-PAK today.