"How to fight the flu?" If you're worried about the effects of the flu bug on your family this year, you're probably asking this question. If so, you'll want to learn more about vitamin C supplements.

This amazing natural remedy is easy to find, inexpensive, and safe and effective. It even tastes good, with a pleasant citrusy flavor so you won't have to fight with your kids to get them to take it.

A Natural Immune System Booster

You and your family will be exposed to whatever virus is going around this season. There's no way around it, unless you live in the middle of a desert someplace.

But you don't necessarily have to be at the mercy of these tiny microbes. If you strenthen your immune system, it will help your body to fight off microscopic invaders more efficiently.

Vitamin C for flu protects you in two ways. The first is by helping your body make collagen. What the heck is collagen? It's a protein that keeps cells in your body healthy, especially the ones found in your respiratory and digestive tracts. Strong healthy cells can more easily repel those nasty viral attacks.

This vitamin is also a powerful antioxidant. In this role, it helps to destroy free radicals, which attack cells and make them more likely to fall victim to viral raiders.

Extra doses of this vitamin can help in getting over the flu faster, should the bug bite.

How Much Should You Take?

One to two grams a day is a good place to start. Some people up it to three or four grams a day if they start showing symptoms of a viral infection. But high doses of this vitamin can cause stomach upset and diarrhea, so increase and decrease dosages gradually to avoid problems. Excess vitamin C is excreted from the body, so overdosing is not usually a worry.

An easy way to add more of this nutrient to your diet is to make your own vitamin water. Buy powdered ascorbic acid, which is the scientific name for this vitamin. Add one to two grams of the powder to one quart of a 50-50 juice and water mixture. Sip it between meals, because ascorbic acid can interfere with your stomach acid.

Don't wait to become a flu victim this year. Boost your immune system now by adding vitamin C supplements to your flu-fighting arsenal.

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