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The Vitamin C Legend: Why Your Body Needs More 🍊

The Vitamin C Legend: Why Your Body Needs More 🍊

When you think about healthy vitamins your body needs, your mind probably jumps to Vitamin C, right? 

Ever since we were little kids our parents have drilled it into our heads—Vitamin C is good for you. Drink plenty of orange juice and you won’t get sick. 

Of course, as we get older we start to realize that immune health is more complicated than that, but the idea of needing plenty of Vitamin C does persist—even leading to “health products” like Airborne and Emergen-C, which are essentially mega-doses of Vitamin C. 

But is Vitamin C all it’s cracked up to be? Does it boost your immune system? What really makes it valuable? 

Read on to find out the answers to all of your Vitamin C questions, including what you can take that’s 20 times more powerful!  

The Vitamin C Legend

Vitamin C isn’t made by the body. But the truth is that Vitamin C is a very important vitamin that can offer plenty of health benefits—just not for the reasons you think. 

Vitamin C isn’t a magical fix for your immune system, and by itself, it won’t keep you from getting sick. So why did Vitamin C get its reputation for being a natural cold remedy? The answer comes in two parts. 

The first is that Vitamin C does help keep your immune system at full charge. In fact, when taken in very high doses, it can reduce the length of the common cold by about 8% in healthy adults. So there is some truth to the legend. However, it’s not inherently a magic fix. 

In the 70s, Linus Pauling published several books praising Vitamin C as an “immune booster” and a magical nutrient. Since then, the reputation has lasted, even without scientific evidence. 

Why Vitamin C is ACTUALLY Good For You

So if Vitamin C isn’t the magic immune boost we think it is, what is it good for? Plenty, actually! 

The reason Vitamin C is valuable to your body is because it is an antioxidant. Your body contains many free radicals—unstable molecules that try to bond with other molecules to gain the right number of electrons and reach stability. 

Free radicals aren’t dangerous in normal amounts. However, when your body becomes overrun with them and you have no way to keep them in check, free radicals will start to bond with anything and everything, creating body chaos known as oxidative stress. 

Oxidative stress is linked to many illnesses and conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, mental health issues, and more. 

The only way to counter free radical damage is with antioxidants. Antioxidants, like Vitamin C, give up some of their electrons to offset free radicals and prevent damage and oxidative stress. 

So the reason why Vitamin C is valuable to the body is actually that it helps counter free radicals in the body. (This is actually how vitamin C does help the immune system—by keeping the body from diverting energy to worry about free radical damage!) 

The Antioxidant 20 Times More Powerful than Vitamin C

But the truth is that vitamin C isn’t the only antioxidant around—in fact, it isn’t even the most powerful one! 

Studies have shown that oligomeric proanthocyanins, or OPCs, a group of natural antioxidants derived from grapes, pine bark, green tea, and more, are more than 20 times more effective than Vitamin C (and 50 times more effective than Vitamin D!)

OPCs are some of the most studied antioxidants in history, and have been established as the most powerful antioxidants we know of. They also have a magnifying effect, meaning they make each other stronger when used together. 

So, even though Vitamin C gets all the attention, the truth is that OPCs are more potent, more effective, and more valuable. That means that if you really want the strong antioxidant effect that can heal your body, Vitamin C alone won’t cut it. 

That’s why our family developed OPCXtra. With a combination of powerful OPCs (red wine extract, green tea extract, pine bark extract, and grape seed extract) and other bioflavonoids, OPCXtra delivers your body everything it needs to stop free radicals in their tracks. (And yes, it also contains Vitamin C!)

What Our OptiHealth Family is Saying About OPCXtra

“Best product. My experience with this product is fabulous! I have more energy, no aches and pains better immune system especially with Covid and just overall feel BETTER! 

I have taken this product for over 2 decades so highly recommend it if you are not taking it. Just do it and start now. Quality and Pricing is all good and worth it.” -Lori

“I think this product may have helped get me through 2020. I make a morning cocktail every day with this product and some powdered magnesium. It tastes great and it is a refreshing drink before breakfast. I started using it in 2019, but kept it up and I believe it helped my overall health and boosted my immune system over the last year.” -Marilyn

“I got friends and family taking it. I have been taking it for about 15 years the last 10 years I have been sick one time in 10 years I think it builds your immune system up. It helps your heart and arteries, blood flow. many good things with OPC and the other products. good stuff.” -Ronald

Try OPCXtra Today

OPCXtra is isotonic, meaning your body can absorb more of it, faster, than regular supplements. That, along with the magnifying effect of OPCs, makes it a much better bang for your buck than Vitamin C supplements alone. 

And because we understand the value of our product, and we want everyone to rest easily trying it out, we offer a 365-day money-back guarantee, our family’s promise, so you can take your time and experience the difference it can make for you! 

The truth is that OPCs are better, stronger, and more effective than vitamin C. And OPCXtra gives you the best of both worlds! Try it today

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