Vitamin C and Rose Hips might seem like two of the same thing but did you realise that by combining the two, you actually boost the bioavailability of the Vitamin C? Keep your immune system in tip top shape with this foremost of Vitamin C complexes from Swanson.
The Rosehip suffers from an unfortunate reputation. First off, it is the less attractive appendage of the Rose plant (to the flower, of course!) and secondly because a number of us remember this bright red bud for an altogether different purpose.
In the folly of youth, there were those amongst us who recognised the more malevolent value of the Rosehip. That, when broken open, the hairs inside the bud, could be used as an incomparably effective itching powder. Many sisters and enemies suffered for this knowledge.
As adults we find ourselves once again drawn to the mystical qualities of the Rose plant but this time for altogether more wholesome reasons. Rose hips particularly have high vitamin C content, in fact they are one of the richest plant sources available.
During World War II, Britons were ordered to move to their gardens to collect as many Rosehips as possible. They were to turn the wild berries into a Vitamin C syrup for their children. The problem being that with supply lines being bombed, citrus fruits were in short supply, especially in the winter.
The Rose hips in Swanson Vitamin C with Rose Hips contain the carotenoids beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, all of which are active antioxidants useful for protecting our LDL cholesterol from harmful oxidation.
The problem with Vitamin C is that it is water soluble. That means that it cannot be stored in our bodies. Any excess is duly flushed out with all our body's other waste and we are then obliged to restock on a daily basis if we want to feel the ongoing effects on our health.
With Rosehips boasting approximately 60x the amount of Vitamin C as an orange, you really can be sure that Swanson Vitamin C with Rose Hips offers you complete support in your fight to keep your immune system strong.
Swanson Vitamin C with Rose Hips removes the need for a diet which is constantly high in Vitamin C and even means that you can stay well away from that nefarious itching powder. Enjoy your Vitamin C quota with none of the worries and all the convenience of Swanson Vitamin C with Rose Hips.
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