This week I am sharing some of my favorite vital nutrients with you – ones that are truly essential for the human body to thrive, prevent cellular damage and the aging process, as well as even preventing disease.

Some of these power house nutrients are Vitamin C, Vitamin B’s, Minerals and Amino Acids.

Let’s talk first about Vitamin C-The Wonder Nutrient, my go to supplement if you have allergies, and excellent for healing mucous tissues and building collagen for structural health.

As an enzymatic co-factor, Vitamin C is involved in over 350 different biochemical pathways. It reduces inflammation and supports the adrenal and the immune function.

Foods high in Vitamin C include: bell pepper, kale, bok choy, parsley, strawberries, citrus, papaya, tomatoes, broccoli and more!

You might say, yay! I eat most of those foods!   I do too but, I still supplement with a high quality vitamin C formula, and I am going to tell you why.

If I wanted to have 956 mg, not even 1 gram of vitamin C, I will need to eat the following: 1 medium Papaya, 1 medium orange, 1 cup of each of the following: bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, pineapple, cantaloupe, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, and bok choy!

That is so much food in volume that I would definitely have a bad case of gas and bloating!

Personally, I take 2000 mg of Vit C per day, with or without food. I recommend powdered Vitamin C, because it is easy to swallow and great to manage dosages for children as well.

If you have a sore throat, sprinkle some on your tongue- swish and swallow, it will help eliminate the virus, fungi or bacteria that started that sore throat in a jiffy!

For more detailed information about the Essential Nutrients, click here to get my free Essential Nutrients 101:  Quick Reference Guide.

And to get 15% off of your purchase of powdered Vitamin C, use the coupon code “15off” at my store here.