Get a Vita-C booster this winter

2015-05-21 06:00
Three lucky Kouga Express readers stand the chance of winning a NRF Vita-C hamper. 

Three lucky Kouga Express readers stand the chance of winning a NRF Vita-C hamper. Photo: SUPPLIED

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THE sun is making its way underneath the autumn clouds and winter is around the corner . . . and our immune system is crying out for a boost. A boost of Vitamin C that is.

Apart from playing an important role in the fight against colds and flu, Vitamin C has a wide range of benefits and is also required for many physiological functions such as biosynthesis of collagen, L carnitine and important neurotransmitters.

Vitamin C is an important physiological antioxidant and it plays an important role in immune function, as well as in the absorption of iron. It furthermore forms part of protein metabolism and can help to replenish the body’s Vitamin C levels, as well as detoxify alcohol - minimizing tissue damage and hangover discomfort.

In order to assist in preventing and treating colds and flu and as ongoing good health maintenance, NRF Health has a full range of Vitamin C products. This includes the new NRF VitC 1000 Travel pack, a convenient method of taking vitamin C when out and about. Useful for holiday or business trips, they can easily be slipped into pockets or travel bags.

NRF Health also offer Buffered Vitamin C that is suitable for people who suffer with acidic condition and delicate stomachs.

The most acceptable recommended amount of Vitamin C for a daily diet seems to be up to 1 000mg, however various factors such as smoking or illness may affect the amount the body may best need.


Three Kouga Express readers stand the chance of winning a NRF Vita-C hamper. To enter, SMS the keyword VitaC followed by your name to 45527 before noon on May 29.

Each SMS costs R1.50.

The hamper consists of:

. NRF VitC 1000 Travel Pack – buffered Vitamin C sachets and contain Bioflavonoids

. NRF Vita-C 2000 – buffered Vitamin C effervescent powder with Bioflavonoids

. NRF Vita-C 300 – buffered Vitamin C tablets with Bioflavonoids

. NRF Vita-Zinc - supplements which assist with colds and flu.

Products are suitable for the whole family.

For more information, contact Monique Basson at 042 293 2973 or send an email to

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