Now more than ever, it is important to support your immune system to keep it on its tiptop condition, especially with the ongoing global health crisis. One of the best ways to stay healthy is by maintaining a nutritious diet.
While no food or supplement can cure COVID-19, especially that there is still no proven and available vaccine to fight it, nutrition, such as the essential vitamins you get from the food you eat, is vital for supporting the immune system.
Usually acquired through a healthy diet, Vitamin A is for the functioning of the immune system, as well as the healthy growth and development of children.
B Vitamins refer to a group of eight nutrients, such as thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folic acid (B9), and cobalamin (B12). These vitamins help a variety of enzymes do their jobs, such as releasing energy from carbohydrates and fats, breaking down amino acids, and transporting oxygen and nutrients that contain energy around the body.
The body has a limited capacity to store most of the B-group vitamins, except B12 and folate, which are stored in the liver. If you have a poor diet, then you may end up with B-group vitamin deficiency. So, it is important to get adequate amounts of these vitamins.
Often touted as a natural cold remedy, vitamin C has been featured in supplements due to its promising properties to boost the immune system. Our body does not make vitamin C, but we need it for immune functions and other health benefits. This water-soluble vitamin can be found mostly in the food we eat, such as Citrus fruits, strawberries, red bell pepper, and kiwi.
Vitamin E promotes the neutralization of free radicals by working as an antioxidant. It is also key for strong immunity, as well as healthy skin and eyes.
To help you get all these nutrients, wherever you are, Santé recently launched its Pass the Vitamins campaign, featuring its Santé Barley and Daily C NutriPair pack.
Santé Barley is a certified organic barley grass powdered drink. Blended with one of nature’s most potent sweeteners, Stevia, this product is best taken before meals. It also easily dissolves in water and contains A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, and E (per serving).
Daily C, on the other hand, is Sante’s non-acidic vitamin C, which contains 568mg of Sodium Ascorbate in vegetable capsules.
“Amid the current global health crisis, Santé believes that it is the best time to pass on, not the virus, but the vitamins that can help you and your loved ones maintain a healthy immune system. In Santé, we consider this as our advocacy, to spread the vitamins and keep the virus from spreading,” said Joey Marcelo, chief executive officer of Santé