Highly effective, highly absorbable patented form of vitamin C. Ester-C™ is a neutral pH presentation of vitamin C, where the vitamin C is buffered to make it gentler on the stomach particularly where larger amounts are consumed.
Vitamin C plays an essential role in numerous areas of human health. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones, cartilage, skin, gums and teeth. Vitamin C also enhances iron absorption and the normal energy-yielding metabolism.
Vitamin C aids in the maintenance of the immune system including during and after intense physical exercise.
Vitamin C contributes to normal psychological function, the functioning of the nervous system and contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. This ‘oxidative stress’ appears to be a major factor in many human diseases. Presented in a base of alfalfa, spirulina and bilberry.
Viridian Vitamin D
The classic vitamin D deficiency disease is rickets, yet as fear of sun-exposure has grown and lifestyles have become more sedentary, exposure to the sun has dropped dramatically and vitamin D deficiency and the incidence of rickets has surged. The skin cannot create vitamin D if covered in sunscreen or clothing, it is thought that a sun cream with SPF15 will reduce the skin’s ability to synthesize vitamin D by more than 95%. Furthermore, many older people and those from the Asian community who tend to wear more modest clothing are amongst the population groups most like to suffer deficiency in vitamin D. Dietary sources include fortified foods, eggs and fatty fish.
Most commonly-available Vitamin D3 supplements are derived from the lanolin in sheep’s wool, however Viridian Nutrition’s Vitamin D3 is vegan and naturally-derived from lichen.
Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, teeth, muscle function and immune function. Vitamin D contributes to the normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus.