Vitamin C

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Restore energy and vitality

Key Features
  • Protects against oxidative stress
  • Supports optimal immune function
  • Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism
Key Features
  • To assist during accumulated travel fatigue
  • When facing climatic zone changes
  • During challenging professional and/or personal reasons
Intake
  • For adults and children, take 2 gummies when needed
Travel pack
  • 1 blister of 10 gummies, designed for all climate zones

VITAMIN C also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin found in citrus and other fruits and vegetables.

  • Nutrition facts

    Serving size 2 gummies • Servings per container 10

    Amount per serving %NRV*
    Vitamin C 250 mg 313%

    *Nutritional Reference Value

    Ingredients

    Chicory root fiber, water, Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), stabilizers (pectin, agar agar), tapioca starch, sodium ascorbate, flavor, trisodium citrate, natural color (paprika), echinacea, carnauba wax.

    Recommended intake

    For adults and children, take 2 gummies daily.

    Warning
    • Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
    • Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose.
    • The product should be stored out of reach of young children.
    • Do not use if you are pregnant or while breastfeeding.
    • If you have any medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner before taking any food supplement.
    • Store in a cool and dry place.
  • Ingredients
    Vitamin C

    Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a water-soluble molecule that is not synthesized by the body and is eliminated more quickly than lipo-soluble vitamins. Partially eliminated in the urines, it must be ingested regularly. Vitamin C is found in many types of food however, some have a higher content of vitamin C than others. Citrus fruits, fresh fruits and green vegetables are the richest in vitamin C.

    The use of vitamin C to give back strength to tired and energy-starved people has been known for a long time. Vitamin C is indeed involved in many intracellular mechanisms and participates actively in the proper functioning of the body. Subjects suffering from Vitamin C anemia typically present symptoms of fatigue and loss of energy. 

  • Scientific evidence
    HOW DOES VITAMIN C HELP RESTORE ENERGY AND VITALITY?

    The punctual catch of the vitamin C fights the state of temporary tiredness, while a prolonged cure limits the episodes of weakening. Vitamin C is known to act effectively on people in good physical condition, as well as on weakened or tired people. This is the reason it is often found in the composition of food supplements aimed at restoring vitality and energy.

    When vitamin C is supplied in adequate amounts through diet, its biochemical properties translate into normal physiological functions. In case of suboptimal or inadequate nutrient status may be associated with functional deficits leading to symptoms of fatigue, irritability, low mood and muscle pain. 

    From a biochemical perspective, one of the main causes of fatigue is oxidative stress. Inflammatory cytokines in the body are correlated with increasing symptoms of fatigue. One study investigating the effect of intravenous vitamin C on fatigue in office workers indicated decreased fatigue scores, higher vitamin C levels and lower oxidative stress in the vitamin C group after 2 hours and for one day compared to the control group.1

    A clinical study examined the impact of vitamin C on physical activity and respiratory tract infections during the peak of the cold season in healthy adults with adequate-to-low vitamin C status for 8 weeks. The participants supplemented with vitamin C reported significantly less cold episodes, compared to placebo intake, and cold duration was reduced.2 Vitamin C has an antioxidant activity, donating its electrons to scavenge for and neutralize reactive oxygen species (ROS).

    References

    1 Suh S.Y., et al. (2012). Intravenous vitamin C administration reduces fatigue in office workers: A double-blind randomized controlled trial. Nutr. J., 11, 7.
    2 Johnston C.S., et al. (2014). Vitamin C supplementation slightly improves physical activity levels and reduces cold incidence in men with marginal vitamin C status: A randomized controlled trial. Nutrients, 6, 2572-2583.

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is involved in many cellular mechanisms. A Vitamin C deficiency makes people less resistant to infections.

Vitamin C

Therapeutic use

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that the body needs and that is unfortunately not produced by the body. Like other animals such as certain primates, bats and certain species of fish, humans have lost the ability to produce it in the kidneys and liver during evolution. Therefore, people must find them in diet to survive. Fruits and colored raw vegetables contain the most vitamin C: red bell pepper, orange, lemon, grapefruit, raspberry, strawberry, broccoli, tomato, etc. Sensitive to heat, air (by oxidation) and light, it is advisable to eat them raw or in fresh juice so as not to alter the molecule and so that the body can use it 100%.

Vitamin C is involved in many cellular mechanisms. It is necessary in the synthesis of collagen, red blood cells and the immune system. It is also involved in the proper functioning of muscles. Besides its antiscorbutic effect, the intake of vitamin C in the form of food supplements is nowadays especially recognized to fight against fatigue, oxidative stress and symptoms such as that of common cold.

The discovery of Vitamin C only dates back to 1930. It was isolated for the first time by Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi (Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology 1937) and was synthesized in 1934 by Dr. Walter Norman Haworth (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1937). Today, it is well known that a deficiency in Vitamin C can cause pathologies such as scurvy and may make people less resistant to infections. In the 16th century, European navigators were the first to see the ravages caused by scurvy during their long voyages to the New World.

Unfortunately, it took a long time to understand where the disease came from. It was not until the 19th century that the English navy became aware that the consumption of citrus fruits, such as lemons and oranges had a powerful antiscorbutic effect. During the 20th century, scurvy almost disappeared in industrialized countries but remained a problem in countries with malnourished populations. The use of Vitamin C is nowadays better known to fight against fatigue and common cold.

Therapeutic use

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that the body needs and that is unfortunately not produced by the body. Like other animals such as certain primates, bats and certain species of fish, humans have lost the ability to produce it in the kidneys and liver during evolution. Therefore, people must find them in diet to survive. Fruits and colored raw vegetables contain the most vitamin C: red bell pepper, orange, lemon, grapefruit, raspberry, strawberry, broccoli, tomato, etc. Sensitive to heat, air (by oxidation) and light, it is advisable to eat them raw or in fresh juice so as not to alter the molecule and so that the body can use it 100%.

Vitamin C is involved in many cellular mechanisms. It is necessary in the synthesis of collagen, red blood cells and the immune system. It is also involved in the proper functioning of muscles. Besides its antiscorbutic effect, the intake of vitamin C in the form of food supplements is nowadays especially recognized to fight against fatigue, oxidative stress and symptoms such as that of common cold.

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John Prior
Good product

A good booster for my health keeping away in my view colds.

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Mickael Ridgway
Cool line of food supplement !

It is true that as a regular traveler, I often change climate. It's not bad to have a solution in case of a cold. And there are also air conditioners not to be taken lightly.

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Kathy Hood
A bit expensive

I have seen that vitamin C costs less in pharmacies. But then again, Travelsana's is designed for travelers, reason for the price difference I guess.

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Thomas Wagner
Vitamin C on vacation

I bought this product because of the super adapted packaging (small size) to take it on the travel. I haven't tried it yet but I'll tell you again

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Philippe Frei
Fast Delivery

I ordered Vitamin C for my trip in the US. The product was delivered very fast and with a packaging perfectly adapted to travel purposes.