Animal liver, milk, vegetables, and fruits are one of our major sources of Vitamin C. But much of the vitamin is washed away upon harvest, during preparations and upon cooking. So to be able to supply our body's need, we turn into supplementation from synthetic and organically processed sources. And we have this mostly in capsule, tablet, or powder form. But do you know that there is already a refreshing way to supply our body with Vitamin C? That's the Smart C+ way.
Smart C+, a healthy beverage product of Oishi, delivers the freshness of Vitamin C-rich fruits to us in a refreshing bottle, and in three flavors - Lemon Squeeze, Orange Crush, and Pomelo Grapefruit. Smart C+ contains no preservatives, zero artificial flavoring, and zero artificial sweeteners.
|Smart C+ - A refreshing way to be healthy|
Looking closely at the product label, the "nature-identical flavor" caught my attention. I doubted that this is some kind of artificial flavoring. Wikipedia attests otherwise as nature-identical flavors is a different type from artificial flavoring substance.
The fruit juice comes from the concentrated form (juice concentrate). Also, this caught my attention since the process of concentration gets rid of the many micronutrients and original substances of a fruit during the juice's water removal process through boiling, freezing, or vacuum setup filtration.
More on the label, water has been added to reconstitute the 100% fruit juice (I just wonder if the water restored was still equivalent to the amount of water that was removed from the concentration). Ascorbic Acid has also been added not just to restore the fruit's original Vitamin substance, but also to contain each 500mL bottle a 500mg of Vitamin C - an amount greater than what the original fruit have.
Here's some trivia I learned from Smart C+:
- 1 medium-size lemon contains about 44.5mg Vitamin C
- 1 large-size grapefruit contains about 114.2mg Vitamin C
- 1 whole Valencia Orange contains about 58.7mg Vitamin C
Read and learn more about this product by visiting the Oishi Smart C+ facebook account.
Get your vitamin C punch! Keep hydrated and keep up with your multi-faceted life. Get that refreshing boost of vitamin C from new Smart C+!