If you were offered the chance to have more energy and to get sick less often you’d grab it by the hands wouldn’t you? Life is busy, we’re all running around trying to keep up with everything we’re supposed to do – work, kids, exercise, more work - and the last thing we need is hit a wall of exhaustion or to be knocked out by a cold. Hey, I didn’t have a head cold in my diary for this week, I don’t have time to be sick! You probably remember your mum telling you any time you felt run down that what you really needed was a tonic and it wasn’t an old wives tale. There are some vitamins that support your immune system and help with your energy levels.

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You might think that one vitamin isn’t enough to take on your exhaustion and immune system but you’d be wrong. Found in citrus fruits like oranges, kiwi, lemon and strawberries; as well as broccoli, cauliflower, kale, red, green or yellow peppers, sweet potato, and tomatoes, Vitamin C is the Olympic champion of vitamins and contributes to more in the body than you may realise. It contributes to the normal function of the immune system, it protects cells from oxidative stress, it contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and it increases iron absorption. But that’s not all it does. It also contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, to normal psychological function, to normal energy yielding metabolism and to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels, skin, teeth and gums. It’s a pretty amazing little vitamin.

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If you feel you’re not getting enough through food, a great way to get all that goodness into your body while being gentle on your stomach is to take a capsule once a day, such as Revive and Go by One Nutrition. It’s formulated with Ester-C which is a gentle form of Vitamin C and is a powerhouse when it comes to maintaining energy and immunity. Ester-C is a non-acidic form of vitamin C that has been designed to be gentle on the stomach. It provides 500mg of vitamin C (625% RDI) in just one easy to take, daily capsule.