I know it's Super Tuesday...aka Taco Tuesday...but I also know there is lots of panic and worry..so let me help out a little
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Can someone spread the virus without being sick?
People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
It still blows my mind that roughly 70% of Americans are Vitamin D deficient and don't even know it...
But that's not the only vitamin most Americans are deficient in...
Many people are deficient in Vitamin C as well and it's a key factor in why they get sick during cold and flu season and you could be one of them!
You might be thinking, "Really... people are low in Vitamin C? How can that be, it's in a ton of foods!"
Vitamin C is abundant in juice, fruit, vegetables, and foods you eat daily... but what most people don't know, and I didn't know for a long time, is that it's hard for your body to absorb
Vitamin C from those sources.
This can lead to low Vitamin C levels and a weakened immune system (which means you're more likely to get sick), excessive inflammation, delayed recovery, and even fatigue!
So once again, your health doesn't depend on what you eat... it depends on what your body can actually break down, absorb, and use.
This is why this time of year supplementing your nutrition plan with additional Vitamin C is one of the best things you can do to help strengthen your immune system and avoid getting sick.
A liposome is a phospholipid that mimics the cell membrane. Therefore, they can travel through the digestive tract (where much vitamin c is destroyed, and thus you can't absorb it) into the small intestine for absorption.
That means you can now get the benefits of Vitamin C without consuming all of the excess calories and sugar that come from foods that are naturally rich in it.
And most importantly... it can help you avoid getting sick and stay healthy this fall, which is what you ultimately want!
But as I am sure you can imagine, just taking a teaspoon of Liposomal Vitamin C a day will not guarantee you never get sick.
Just like the healthy habits of eating nutritious foods and drinking your Opti-Greens 50 every morning won't make you invincible to a cold or flu... but those habits are two of the most beneficial habits to stay healthy this fall.
And the more beneficial habits you have as part of your daily routine, the better because they will all work together to strengthen your immune system.
Therefore adding in Liposomal Vitamin C into your healthy routine as we go into cold and flu season is smart since Vitamin C deficiency can lead to getting sick.