Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps your body to deal with stress and boost immune system.
Stress, emotional and physical causes an increase in adrenaline and cortisol. The increase metabolizes Vitamin C. It is important to have plenty of this vitamin in your blood stream for that reason, as an overload of stress hormones will be stored in belly fat and leads to heart disease.
We take 1000 mg a day and double or triple that dose if we feel any illness coming on, or anyone around us is ill. When we race, or travel, we also take an additional 1000 mg to help our bodies deal with the increased stress hormones, and boost our immune systems.
Emergen C and many of the other Vitamin C cold products contain sugar or corn syrup and are derived from GMO ingredients. We use a whole food Non-GMO verified Vitamin C for best absorption.