What? It’s a unique patented formula, produced through a chemical reaction that esterifies ascorbic acid, or vitamin C.
So what? Yes, it functions like vitamin C biologically, but the Ester-C® version is absorbed around 400 times quicker and won’t irritate the stomach. And that’s not all that makes it special.
FACT: A double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in Advances in Therapy in 2002 found that Ester-C® led to fewer colds, fewer days of viral infection and a quicker recovery from severe symptoms. Nice.
What? Sea vegetables are nutritional royalty. In fact, they’re the most nutrient-dense plants on the planet.
What else? Our Icelandic kelp and Norwegian rockweed are organically grown and specially harvested. The perfect nutritional and immune pedigree.
“There is no family of foods more protective against radiation and environmental pollutants than sea vegetables... [They] can prevent assimilation of different radionucleotides, heavy metals such as cadmium, and other environmental toxins.” From Fighting Radiation with Foods, Herbs and Vitamins by Steven Schecter, N.D.
WHAT’S IN THEM?
HOW DO THEY HELP?
What? It’s an ancient, single-celled, blue-green algae. Full name: Spirulina platensis. Age: +- 3.5-billion years old. Occupation: one of the world’s most nutrient-packed substances.
What else? Our spirulina is grown locally, organically and very carefully. That’s why it’s particularly nutritious and immune-fuelling.
FACT: Spirulina has more of everything. It has three times more protein than meat, milk or eggs, 20 times more beta-carotene than carrots, 250 times more vitamin B12 than liver and around 12 times more iron than, well, anything else.
WHAT’S IN IT?
HOW DOES IT HELP?
4. CITRUS BIOFLAVONOIDS
What? They’re found in citrus fruits (who would’ve thought) like lemon, orange, tangerine and grapefruit. They have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic effects.
What else? Citrus bioflavonoids are essential for vitamin C absorption. They also amp up the vitamin’s action and protect it from oxidation. That’s why they made the cut into The Real Thing Ester-C®.
FACT: The citrus bioflavonoids in The Real Thing Ester-C® Combo are reinforced by antioxidant rosehips. The result? Even better absorption of vitamin C. If that’s possible.
HOW DO THEY HELP?
What? It’s a member of the trace-mineral family – meaning it’s essential for good health, but only needed
What else? This less-is-more mineral is found naturally in the soil. Plants absorb it. Then animals eat plants and absorb it. Then we eat plants or animals and absorb it too. Problem is, these days, there’s less and less to be absorbed.
A TIME OF DECLINE: Research from the University of Surrey has shown that selenium-poor foods (due to selenium-poor soil) have led to a 50% drop in consumption over the past 20 years. Clearly, most modern diets only provide a trace of a trace.
HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED?
When it comes to selenium, a little does a lot and more than enough is definitely too much.
HOW DOES IT HELP?
WHAT MAKES ESTER-C THE REAL THING?
HOW DO YOU TAKE IT?
For maintenance, take 2 tablets daily. For infection or an immune-compromised state, take 3 tablets, three times daily, or consult your health practitioner.
Some out-of the-bottle ideas
A spoonful of fish oil doesn’t have to go down like medicine. Try these easy recipes.
NOTE: There have been some reports that increased bleeding can occur if excessive omega 3 doses (usually more than 3 000mg) are taken by patients who are also on blood-thinning medications like aspirin or warfarin. These reports have been disputed. Consult your health care practitioner.
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