Vitamin C is widely known as an antioxidant, a substance that fights ‘free-radicals’, which can damage tissues and cause illness. Shortage of vitamin C may result in free radical damage to essential molecules like DNA, RNA, proteins, liquids (fats), and carbohydrates. And therefore, our body needs a good amount of vitamin C.
Zeus Resources, Inc., recently launched its new products, Jewel-Cee (Sodium Ascorbate) and Jewel-Zee Plus (Ascorbic Acid with Zinc), that can help in fighting ‘free-radicals’ that causes diseases and preventing common colds, especially with COVID-19 around us.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues. It is involved in many body functions, including the formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the proper functioning of the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth. It is needed for the synthesis of carnitine. Carnitine is a small molecule involved in transporting fat (lipids) to mitochondria, the “furnaces “of the body’s cells that burn nutrients to produce energy.
Vitamin C is also involved in breaking down cholesterol to form bile acids. This may have implications for people wishing to lower their cholesterol levels.
A combination of vitamin C and zinc makes it an important role in nutrition, immune defense, and maintenance of health. Intake of both is often inadequate, even in affluent populations. A simple case of flu or common cold place a great burden on society in terms of suffering and economic loss.
Zinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods and available as a dietary supplement. Zinc helps in boosting your immune system. It is required for the catalytic activity of approximately 100 enzymes. It is also important in wound healing and is required for proper sense of taste and smell. It supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence.
With zinc supplement around, it can help shorten the length of colds.
Sodium ascorbate is a form of vitamin C that has sodium components that help lower its acidity levels. The sodium content helps Vitamin C to be easily absorbed and stay longer in the body. It serves as an antioxidant that helps keep your cells from damage and keep them healthy. Sodium ascorbate is needed to maintain the health of skin, cartilage, teeth, bone, and blood vessels. It is also used to protect your body’s cells from damage. Sodium ascorbate functions as a potent antioxidant.
Jewel-Cee and Jewel-Zee Plus can be taken at one capsule daily or as prescribed by the physician.
There is no specific time stated for taking Jewel-Cee and Jewel-Zee Plus, but doctors suggest that you may take vitamins before you sleep as our cells are repairing during sleep time.
The National Institute of Health considers 40mg of zinc a day to be the upper limit dose for adults.
Jewel Cee has 562.42mg (mineral) per capsule and Jewel-Zee Plus has 500mg/40mg (vitamin/mineral) per capsule.
Jewel Cee and Jewel Zee Plus and are sold at P4.00 and P6.00, respectively, and are available in Mercury Drug Stores nationwide.
Karina is not your ordinary supermom. She juggles her time bonding with her three amazing kids while being in the loop on the latest happenings in the tech and lifestyle scene. Follow me on Instagram (@digitalfilipina) regularly visit www.digitalfilipina.com for daily dose of updates not just for moms but for everyone!