Consuming enough Vitamin C is very important for children. That is why I always make sure Cloud has enough doses of it every single day. It has a lot of body-boosting benefits to children, and it is also essential for ensuring the good health and growth of children. Besides acting as an antioxidant and as an immune supporter, it also aids with building protein collagen and so on.
Vitamin C can be found in common foods that we can easily get. These include peppers, berries, potatoes, apples, and citrus fruits. But since Cloud is a kind of picky eater (which moms of kids can definitely relate to), I rely on food supplements such as Poten-cee Plus.
Poten-cee Plus is a Non-Acidic Vitamin C + Zinc. It is composed of Sodium Ascorbate which is a Non-Acidic Vitamin C and (elemental). Both Vitamin C + Zinc helps fight off diseases and boost the child’s immunity.
So why should kids take Vitamin C?
Vitamin C plays several important roles in children’s bodies. Let’s check out some of these roles.
Vitamin C usually acts as an antioxidant in the body, helping to protect body cells from the possible damage caused mainly by the free radicals. In case you are not aware, free radicals are simply compounds that are usually formed from normal body processes and from exposure to air pollution, cigarette smoke, and ultraviolet rays, among other potentially harmful substances. Vitamin C is also important as it helps in regenerating the antioxidant vitamin E.
Another reason why children should take Vitamin C is that it improves iron absorption in the body from the food that children eat. This is particularly beneficial to children because their rapid growth typically imposes very high iron requirements.
Collagen and wound healing
Our bodies, including those of children, need vitamin C to be able to form and strengthen collagen in muscles, bones, blood vessels, and bones. This helps to maintain several body tissues, including even the skin. It also helps with connective tissue repair. Besides, it also aids with the general healing of wounds. Vitamin C also helps the child’s gums and teeth stay healthy.
Children should take vitamin C as it is required for normal immune function. The vitamin helps in maintaining immune responses. It may also play a critical role in the management of upper respiratory tract infections. Vitamin C, if taken regularly in sufficient amounts, may reduce the severity and duration of colds and also help in relieving cold symptoms.
Vitamin C is also important as it helps the body form carnitine.
Formation of carnitine and neurotransmitters
This is a chemical that supports the breakdown and transport of fatty acids so as to produce energy for the body. Vitamin C also helps the body form neurotransmitters. These are chemicals that are important in the body as they are responsible for signaling in our nervous system.
Cloud has been a long-time user of Poten-cee Plus and it plays a big role in keeping him fit and healthy.
Mind you, Cloud loves playing with water in our garden, EVERY SINGLE DAY! So imagine how prone he is to having colds and flu. Thanks to Poten-cee Plus for his daily boost of Vitamin C + Zinc.
Also, as a mom, I feel safe that Cloud is taking an FDA approved supplement, a Food Supplement with FDA signed Certificate of Product Registration (CPR). Hence, it is safe and recommended for children ages 4 years old and above.
Poten-cee Plus comes with an orange flavor with a sweet citrus taste which every kid loves! It is available in 60ml (P83.75), 120ml (P148.00) & 250ml (P264.00) bottle. It can be bought in Mercury, Watsons, Southstar Drug, and other leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide. They are also available for online delivery at Watsons & Southstar online website.