It still blows my mind that roughly 70% of Americans are Vitamin D deficient and don't even know it...
But that's not the only vitamin most Americans are deficient in...
Many people are deficient in Vitamin C as well and it's a key factor in why they get sick during cold and flu season and you could be one of them!
You might be thinking, "Really... people are low in Vitamin C? How can that be, it's in a ton of foods!"
Vitamin C is abundant in juice, fruit, vegetables, and foods you eat daily... but what most people don't know, and I didn't know for a long time, is that it's hard for your body to absorb Vitamin C from those sources.
This can lead to low Vitamin C levels and a weakened immune system (which means you're more likely to get sick), excessive inflammation, delayed recovery, and even fatigue!
So once again, your health doesn't depend on what you eat... it depends on what your body can actually break down, absorb, and use.
This is why this time of year supplementing your nutrition plan with additional Vitamin C is one of the best things you can do to help strengthen your immune system and avoid getting sick.