Protekt believes in keeping everything surrounding health and fitness as simple as possible, and we mean everything. When it comes to our performance supplements, we keep the ingredients straightforward so you know exactly what you’re getting - no fluff included.
That’s exactly what we did with our liquid immune support supplement. As of right now, our liquid supplements are the only ones that exist on the market with zero sugar and a full serving of vitamin C. And even though there’s no sugar, calories, or any extra junk added, they still come in two awesome, great-tasting flavors - orange and lemonade.
Being Proactive vs Reactive
There are immune supplements on shelves that are chock-full of vitamin C - think Emergen-C and Airborne - but the reason they’re packed so full is because those supplements are meant to be taken after a problem arises. If you notice cold symptoms, that’s typically when you reach for one of those two well-known products.
Protekt’s immune supplements aren’t meant to work that way. Instead of acting as a remedy (or a quick Band-Aid), our liquid supplements are meant to be taken every day to strengthen and build up your immune system while helping with hydration; these supplements are easy for your body to absorb when it’s not trying to fight off a cold. They work more along the lines of everyday maintenance rather than an emergency pill.
Vitamin C and the Immune System
It’s a great feeling to be in peak health at all times, but it feels especially great while you’re being active. If you’re in the midst of training or even a casual workout and your immune system isn’t at its strongest, it’s not something you’re going to be able to ignore.
Tim Duba, cofounder of Protekt, has plenty of thoughts on immune health in relation to being active. “Vitamin C safeguards your workout routine by keeping your immune system at peak performance. Your body gets worn out fighting viruses, infections, and bacteria. When you’re sick, it diverts the resources that would be given to better sleep and muscle and joint repair, and puts them to work fighting the virus. That means you're not in an optimal state. Immune health is a big part of getting a worthwhile workout.”
There’s no such thing as an overly-strong immune system or too much Vitamin C in your body. If there’s excess, your body will find ways to get rid of it (like when you go to the bathroom) with no harm done. Too much can’t hurt you, but too little definitely can. That’s why liquid immune supplements are great to take every other day, or even every day.
“There's nothing bad about taking supplements every day. They’re only going to help your body fight off the bad stuff. It's not going to retain water, it's not going to prevent you from getting good sleep or mess with your bladder. It's just a good, everyday type thing for preventative maintenance.”
The Presence of Zinc
One of the most important ingredients within Protekt’s liquid immune support supplement is zinc, which the body absorbs and uses to prevent the onset of viruses.
The truth of the matter is that mild zinc deficiencies around the world are more common than you might think. Not too many people are getting as much as they should, which is where these performance supplements can really help. They’re meant to be taken with water, which adds the aspect of hydration, and by taking water + immune support every day? You really can’t go wrong.
Another great nugget to take away from zinc is the fact that, due to its powerful antioxidant properties, it can be a great partner to have on your side when it comes to preventing cancer. With a strong immune system, it’s a lot harder for pervasive diseases like cancer to make their way in, so it’s smart to build up that wall before the enemy attacks instead of after they’ve already arrived.
A Timely Supplement
With the pandemic still raging in many parts of the world, this immune supplement couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s always best to stay one step ahead of anything that could make you sick - whether that sickness is the common cold or something as detrimental as COVID-19.
“My personal take-away from being on this regimen for the last few months is that I don't think I can get sick anymore, unless it's a serious virus,” Tim Duba says. “I think my body is in a good condition to purge something in a day if I come into contact with it. That's a nice feeling. It’s nice to not be so concerned with all the germs and everything. So, to me, it's timely. It's springtime, there's pollen out, allergies are going nuts, then you have COVID on top of that. There is a lesson to be learned about general health hygiene and preparedness by using this supplement as a preventative measure.”
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Protekt products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.