Let’s face it, the days of scurvy are long gone... right? Vitamin C is a nutrient that many people don’t give much thought to regarding deficiency. Yet before you assume that we’re all getting plenty of vitamin C in our diets, you may want to take a closer look.
Indeed, if everyone was eating 7-9 servings of fruits and vegetables every single day, we’d probably be in pretty good shape with this key nutrient. But for many folks, they aren’t coming close to this target, especially during the winter months. In fact, did you know that according to recent CDC (Center for Disease Control) data, 16 million Americans are deficient in Vitamin C?
Why Is It Important?
Vitamin C plays a mighty role in the body. Its best known function is in maintaining a healthy immune system*; it accomplishes this by improving the activity of specific immune cells.* Vitamin C is also an antioxidant, and is needed for healthy skin and connective tissue.* The levels of vitamin C appear to decline during times of stress, both physical or mental. And because it is a water soluble vitamin, it needs to be replenished daily.
Meet Our Farm Fresh Partner.
We all need a little help from our friends, and for the delivery of our FoodState Vitamin C, we reached out to MegaFood Farm Partner, Uncle Matt’s Organic®. Uncle Matt’s is our trusted source for the freshly harvested, 100% organic Navel and Hamlin oranges we use to deliver our FoodState Vitamin C. It’s a fourth-generation, family-owned business and the nation’s original organic juice company! The real-life uncle to ten nieces and nephews, “Uncle” Matt McLean ventured into the organic juice business in 1999 with a passion for healthy living, as well as a long family history of growing citrus in Florida. Uncle Matt’s Organic® grows their oranges free of synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, and advocates stewardship of the soil as a means of producing the healthiest, most nutritious, organic crops possible. We choose these fresh-off-the-tree oranges so you can squeeze the best out of each day, literally!
Uncle Matt's Organic is just one of the several trusted farms we partner with to bring you supplements made with real food. Meet our other farmer friends at: megafood.com/friends-of-megafood/.
Get the benefits of whole food Vitamin C from a trusted source!
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.