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Vitamin C

Bolster your immune defenses, promote healthy aging, and support overall vitality with our selection of vitamin C supplements. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that plays essential roles in collagen synthesis, wound healing, and immune function. We offer a range of vitamin C doses and forms from trusted brands, all independently tested for purity and potency. Compare prices and quality grades to find the best vitamin C supplement for your individual needs at the best value.

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $34.00 - Original price $34.00
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    $0.38 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    Codeage, Vitamins, Liposomal Vitamin C+

    Codeage

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $5.35 - Original price $8.00
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    Current price $5.35
    $0.10 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    21st Century, Vitamin C with Rose Hips - Tablets / 500 mg / 110 Count

    21st Century

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $5.35 - Original price $8.00
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    $0.07 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    21st Century, Vitamin C with Rose Hips - Tablets / 1,000 mg / 110 Count

    21st Century

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $16.50 - Original price $16.50
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    Life Extension, Glutathione, Cysteine & C

    Life Extension

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    Original price $3.53 - Original price $3.53
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    $0.01 /g of Vitamin C

    YumEarth, Organic Vitamin C Drops - Antioxidant Fruits / 113 mg / 93.6 g

    YumEarth

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $3.53 - Original price $3.53
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    $0.01 /g of Vitamin C

    YumEarth, Organic Vitamin C Drops - Citrus Grove / 113 mg / 93.6 g

    YumEarth

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $5.49 - Original price $5.49
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    $0.09 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    Thompson, C

    Thompson

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $21.93 - Original price $21.93
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    $0.44 /g of Vitamin C Liposomal Ascorbic Acid

    Solaray, Liposomal Vitamin C

    Solaray

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $27.00 - Original price $27.00
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    $2.50 /g of Vitamin C from Organic Fruit & Berries Blend

    Pure Synergy, Pure Radiance C

    Pure Synergy

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $7.03 - Original price $7.03
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    $0.16 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    Paradise Herbs, Earth's Blend, Vitamin C

    Paradise Herbs

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $11.62 - Original price $39.00
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    $39.00
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    Current price $39.00
    $0.41 /g of Sodium Ascorbate

    NutriBiotic, Immunity, Sodium Ascorbate, Crystalline Powder - Powder / 120 mg / 1,000 g

    NutriBiotic

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $11.62 - Original price $39.00
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    $0.53 /g of Sodium Ascorbate

    NutriBiotic, Immunity, Sodium Ascorbate, Crystalline Powder - Powder / 120 mg / 227 g

    NutriBiotic

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $11.62 - Original price $39.00
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    $19.00
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    Current price $19.00
    $0.44 /g of Sodium Ascorbate

    NutriBiotic, Immunity, Sodium Ascorbate, Crystalline Powder - Powder / 120 mg / 454 g

    NutriBiotic

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $14.69 - Original price $17.00
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    $0.98 /g of Vitamin C from Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

    Garden of Life, Vitamin Code, RAW Vitamin C - Veg. Capsules / 250 mg / 60 Count

    Garden of Life

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $14.69 - Original price $17.00
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    $0.57 /g of Vitamin C from Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

    Garden of Life, Vitamin Code, RAW Vitamin C - Veg. Capsules / 250 mg / 120 Count

    Garden of Life

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $16.97 - Original price $36.95
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    $0.57 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    Dr. Mercola, Liposomal Vitamin C - Capsules / 500 mg / 60 Count

    Dr. Mercola

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $16.97 - Original price $36.95
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    $0.41 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    Dr. Mercola, Liposomal Vitamin C - Capsules / 500 mg / 180 Count

    Dr. Mercola

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $36.00 - Original price $36.00
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    Current price $36.00
    $0.38 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid and Sodium Ascorbate

    Aurora Nutrascience, Mega-Liposomal Vitamin C, Organic Fruit

    Aurora Nutrascience

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $13.19 - Original price $34.49
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    $0.12 /g of Vitamin C Calcium Ascorbate

    American Health, Ester-C with Citrus Bioflavonoids - Veg. Tablets / 500 mg / 225 Count

    American Health

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $13.19 - Original price $34.49
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    $0.15 /g of Vitamin C Calcium Ascorbate

    American Health, Ester-C with Citrus Bioflavonoids - Veg. Tablets / 500 mg / 450 Count

    American Health

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $13.19 - Original price $34.49
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    $17.99
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    Current price $17.99
    $0.15 /g of Vitamin C Calcium Ascorbate

    American Health, Ester-C with Citrus Bioflavonoids - Veg. Tablets / 1,000 mg / 120 Count

    American Health

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $13.19 - Original price $34.49
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    $23.99
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    Current price $23.99
    $0.13 /g of Vitamin C Calcium Ascorbate

    American Health, Ester-C with Citrus Bioflavonoids - Veg. Tablets / 1,000 mg / 180 Count

    American Health

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $9.77 - Original price $16.00
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    $0.11 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    Natural Factors, Vitamin C, Time Release - Tablets / 1,000 mg / 90 Count

    Natural Factors

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $9.77 - Original price $16.00
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    $0.09 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    Natural Factors, Vitamin C, Time Release - Tablets / 1,000 mg / 180 Count

    Natural Factors

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $9.07 - Original price $9.07
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    $0.10 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    Natural Factors, Vitamin C, Plus Bioflavonoids & Rosehips

    Natural Factors

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $5.99 - Original price $36.69
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    $12.99
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    $0.03 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    NOW Foods, Vitamin C Crystals - Powder / 1,100 mg / 454 g

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $5.99 - Original price $36.69
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    $0.03 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    NOW Foods, Vitamin C Crystals - Powder / 1,100 mg / 1,361 g

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $5.99 - Original price $36.69
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    $0.03 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    NOW Foods, Vitamin C Crystals - Powder / 1,100 mg / 227 g

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $4.26 - Original price $9.01
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    $0.09 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    NOW Foods, C-500 with Rose Hips - Tablets / 500 mg / 100 Count

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $4.26 - Original price $9.01
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    $0.07 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    NOW Foods, C-500 with Rose Hips - Tablets / 500 mg / 250 Count

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $5.99 - Original price $12.49
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    $0.12 /g of Vitamin C from Calcium Ascorbate

    NOW Foods, C-500, Calcium Ascorbate-C - Veg. Capsules / 500 mg / 100 Count

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
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    $0.10 /g of Vitamin C from Calcium Ascorbate

    NOW Foods, C-500, Calcium Ascorbate-C - Veg. Capsules / 500 mg / 250 Count

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $7.38 - Original price $12.91
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    $0.08 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    NOW Foods, C-1000 Zinc Immune - Veg. Capsules / 1,000 mg / 90 Count

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $7.38 - Original price $12.91
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    $0.07 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    NOW Foods, C-1000 Zinc Immune - Veg. Capsules / 1,000 mg / 180 Count

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $6.99 - Original price $13.99
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    $0.07 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    NOW Foods, C-1000, With Rose Hips and Bioflavonoids - Tablets / 1,000 mg / 100 Count

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
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    $0.06 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    NOW Foods, C-1000, With Rose Hips and Bioflavonoids - Tablets / 1,000 mg / 250 Count

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $6.64 - Original price $27.18
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    $0.07 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    NOW Foods, C-1000 with Bioflavonoids - Veg. Capsules / 1,000 mg / 100 Count

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $6.64 - Original price $27.18
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    $14.99
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    $0.06 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    NOW Foods, C-1000 with Bioflavonoids - Veg. Capsules / 1,000 mg / 250 Count

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $6.64 - Original price $27.18
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    $0.05 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    NOW Foods, C-1000 with Bioflavonoids - Veg. Capsules / 1,000 mg / 500 Count

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $5.95 - Original price $6.99
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    $0.07 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    NOW Foods, C-1000 - Tablets / 1,000 mg / 100 Count

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
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    $0.02 /g of Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

    NOW Foods, C-1000 - Tablets / 1,000 mg / 250 Count

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $8.00 - Original price $15.71
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    $0.09 /g of Vitamin C from Calcium Ascorbate

    NOW Foods, Buffered C-1000 Complex - Tablets / 1,000 mg / 90 Count

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
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    $0.09 /g of Vitamin C from Calcium Ascorbate

    NOW Foods, Buffered C-1000 Complex - Tablets / 1,000 mg / 180 Count

    NOW Foods

  • The Quality Grade for this product is "NT" (Not Tested). We aim to test all the products Health Orchard offers, and will publish the Quality Testing results on each product’s page once they are available. Our goal is to empower our customers with the information they need to find safe and high-quality health supplements.
    Original price $25.50 - Original price $25.50
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    $1.21 /g of Vitamin C

    Life Extension, Vitamin C 24-Hour Liposomal Hydrogel Formula

    Life Extension

The Essential Nutrient for Immune Health, Antioxidant Protection, and More

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a crucial role in various aspects of health, including immune function, antioxidant protection, collagen production, and iron absorption. By ensuring an adequate intake of this essential nutrient, you can support your body's natural defenses, promote healthy skin and connective tissues, and optimize overall well-being.

Understanding the Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C offers a wide range of health benefits, making it an essential nutrient for optimal well-being:

  1. Immune System Support: Vitamin C helps stimulate the production and function of white blood cells, which are vital for fighting off infections and maintaining a strong immune system.
  2. Antioxidant Protection: As a potent antioxidant, Vitamin C helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can contribute to oxidative stress and the development of chronic diseases.
  3. Collagen Synthesis: Vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen, a protein that provides structure and support to skin, bones, cartilage, and blood vessels, promoting healthy aging and wound healing.
  4. Enhanced Iron Absorption: Vitamin C helps improve the absorption of non-heme iron, the type of iron found in plant-based foods, making it especially important for vegans, vegetarians, and individuals with iron deficiency.
  5. Cardiovascular Health: Studies suggest that Vitamin C may help support cardiovascular health by promoting the production of nitric oxide, a compound that helps relax blood vessels and improve circulation.

Vitamin C and Related Nutrients

To maximize the benefits of Vitamin C supplementation, consider pairing it with related nutrients that work synergistically to support overall health and well-being, such as:

  1. Zinc: This essential mineral plays a crucial role in immune function, wound healing, and protein synthesis. Combining Vitamin C with Zinc supplements can provide a powerful immune-supportive duo.
  2. Vitamin E: As another potent antioxidant, Vitamin E works together with Vitamin C to protect cells from oxidative stress and support healthy aging. Pairing Vitamin C with Vitamin E supplements can enhance their antioxidant benefits.
  3. Bioflavonoids: These plant compounds, found in citrus fruits and other sources, work synergistically with Vitamin C to enhance its absorption and antioxidant effects. Look for Vitamin C supplements that include bioflavonoids for added benefits.

Choosing High-Quality Vitamin C Supplements

When selecting a Vitamin C supplement, it's essential to choose a high-quality product from a reputable brand. Consider the following factors:

  1. Form of Vitamin C: Look for supplements that provide Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid or buffered forms like calcium ascorbate or magnesium ascorbate, which may be gentler on the stomach.
  2. Optimal Dosage: Choose supplements that provide an appropriate dosage of Vitamin C based on your age, sex, and health status. While the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Vitamin C is 65-90 mg per day, higher doses may be beneficial for certain individuals or health conditions.
  3. Purity and Quality: Opt for supplements manufactured in GMP-certified facilities, free from contaminants and fillers, and third-party tested for purity and potency.
  4. Brand Reputation: Select supplements from trusted brands with a history of producing effective, science-backed nutritional products.

Incorporating Vitamin C Supplements into Your Health Regimen

To maximize the benefits of Vitamin C supplementation, consider the following tips:

  1. Spread Your Dosage: As a water-soluble vitamin, Vitamin C is not stored in the body and needs to be replenished regularly. Consider splitting your daily dose into smaller amounts taken throughout the day for optimal absorption and effectiveness.
  2. Pair with a Balanced Diet: While Vitamin C supplements can help ensure adequate intake, they should be used in conjunction with a balanced diet that includes a variety of Vitamin C-rich foods, such as citrus fruits, berries, kiwi, bell peppers, and leafy greens.
  3. Consider Your Lifestyle: Certain lifestyle factors, such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and intense physical stress, can increase your body's need for Vitamin C. If you fall into one of these categories, you may benefit from higher doses of Vitamin C supplementation.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Vitamin C

1. Is it OK to take vitamin C supplements everyday?

Yes, it is generally safe to take vitamin C supplements every day, as it is a water-soluble vitamin that is not stored in the body in large amounts. Excess vitamin C is excreted through urine. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for vitamin C is:

  • 90 mg for adult men
  • 75 mg for adult women
  • Higher doses for pregnant or breastfeeding women, smokers, and individuals with certain health conditions

While taking high doses of vitamin C (up to 2,000 mg per day) is considered safe for most people, some may experience side effects like digestive discomfort, diarrhea, or nausea.

2. What is vitamin C supplement good for?

Vitamin C supplements can provide various health benefits, including:

  • Immune system support: Vitamin C helps stimulate the production and function of white blood cells, enhancing the body's defense against infections and diseases
  • Antioxidant protection: As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, reducing oxidative stress and inflammation
  • Collagen synthesis: Vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen, a protein that promotes skin, bone, and joint health
  • Iron absorption: Vitamin C enhances the absorption of non-heme iron from plant-based sources, preventing iron-deficiency anemia
  • Cardiovascular health: Adequate vitamin C intake may help lower the risk of heart disease by improving blood vessel function and reducing LDL cholesterol oxidation

Vitamin C supplements can be particularly beneficial for individuals with low dietary intake, smokers, and those with certain health conditions that increase vitamin C requirements.

3. What is the best form of vitamin C to take?

The best form of vitamin C supplement may depend on individual preferences and needs. Some common forms include:

  • Ascorbic acid: The most basic and widely available form of vitamin C, well-absorbed by the body
  • Sodium ascorbate: A buffered form of vitamin C that is less acidic and gentler on the stomach
  • Calcium ascorbate: Another buffered form that provides both vitamin C and calcium
  • Liposomal vitamin C: Encapsulated in lipid molecules, this form may enhance absorption and bioavailability
  • Ester-C: A patented form of vitamin C that contains calcium ascorbate and other metabolites, claimed to be better tolerated and retained in the body

When choosing a supplement, look for high-quality, third-party tested products from reputable brands to ensure purity and potency.

4. Do vitamin C tablets lighten skin?

While vitamin C is known for its skin health benefits, such as promoting collagen production and protecting against sun damage, there is limited scientific evidence to suggest that vitamin C tablets can directly lighten skin. However, topical vitamin C products, like serums or creams, may help improve skin brightness and even out skin tone by:

  • Inhibiting melanin production, which can help reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Neutralizing free radicals that can cause skin damage and uneven pigmentation
  • Stimulating collagen synthesis, leading to firmer, more radiant skin

For skin lightening purposes, it is best to use topical vitamin C products formulated for this specific use, in combination with sun protection and a consistent skincare routine.

5. What are the side effects of taking vitamin C?

While vitamin C is generally safe and well-tolerated, some people may experience side effects, especially when taking high doses. These can include:

  • Digestive discomfort: Nausea, diarrhea, or abdominal cramps
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Skin flushing or redness
  • Fatigue or insomnia
  • Kidney stones

If you experience any adverse effects from taking vitamin C supplements, reduce the dosage or discontinue use and consult with a healthcare professional.

6. Is it better to take vitamin C in the morning or evening?

The best time to take vitamin C supplements may depend on individual preferences and lifestyle factors. Some considerations include:

  • With meals: Taking vitamin C with food can help improve absorption and reduce the risk of digestive discomfort
  • Consistency: Maintaining a consistent schedule can help ensure steady vitamin C levels in the body
  • Personal tolerance: Some people may find that taking vitamin C in the morning helps boost energy and immunity throughout the day, while others may prefer taking it in the evening to minimize potential digestive issues

Ultimately, the most important factor is to take vitamin C supplements regularly, as directed by your healthcare provider or the supplement label.

7. How many vitamin C tablets per day?

The number of vitamin C tablets per day depends on the dosage of each tablet and your individual needs. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for vitamin C is:

  • 90 mg for adult men
  • 75 mg for adult women
  • Higher doses for pregnant or breastfeeding women, smokers, and individuals with certain health conditions

Most vitamin C supplements contain between 250-1,000 mg per tablet. It is generally safe to take up to 2,000 mg of vitamin C per day, but higher doses may cause digestive side effects. To determine the appropriate number of tablets for your needs, consider:

  • The dosage per tablet
  • Your individual RDA based on age, sex, and health status
  • Any specific health concerns or goals

Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting a high-dose vitamin C supplement regimen to ensure safety and appropriateness for your needs.