HealthForce Nutritionals, Truly Natural Vitamin C, 17.6 oz (500 g)
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Is 20% Corn Sugar! Not good!
35 people found the following review helpful
Posted by 5306663974144777526 on Mar 05, 2014
I just received this and when I looked at the label, I saw "Non GMO corn maltodextrin as a drying medium" listed under "Other ingredients." I didn't know whether that meant there was a dessicant packet inside or whether the maltodextrin was in the product itself, so I called the LifeForce company and they told me that the product is TWENTY PERCENT Corn maltodextrin (which is a fancy name for corn SUGAR)!
I did not bother to open the jar and I'm bothered that this was NOT fully disclosed in the iHerb listing of the product. To me, that's deceptive and not in keeping with the otherwise good information on this site. LifeForce also was not totally honest in not listing that on the label, because it surely will affect the amount of carbs as well as its behavior in the body. Nutrient information is supposed to include those kinds of things, as far as I know. Anyone who is concerned about carbs or high glycemic foods should stay away from this entirely, not to mention all of those who might be allergic to corn! Sheesh!
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Just buy pure Acerola Berry Powder or Camu Camu instead
10 people found the following review helpful
Posted by 4645879242895850993 on Dec 05, 2014
This Is the email i got from HealthForce Support:
Dec 3 1:49pm
Thank you for contacting us today. There is 20% maltodextrin in the vitamin c. This means there is 1 gram of maltodextrin for every 5 grams of vitamin c. Hope this helps and have an excellent day!
So the product is just tainted Acerola berry powder with better marketing. Acerola powder is great, BUT! it is mixed with 20% Corn Maltodextrin, which is good for profit... But not your health.
1g of Maltodextrin equals 4 calories, which means there is 100 grams of sugar and 400 calories in this product. This is not mentioned at all.
This is clearly a very significant detail (Which is not included) Instead it just says: "Other ingredients: Non-GMO Corn Maltodextrin as a drying medium."
Now with this much "honesty" i would take the statement non-gmo on this product with a pinch of salt. After all this product is not organic.
Do yourself a favor and just buy the pure Acerola Berry Powder, or Camu Camu powder for vitamin c instead.
Thanks to the reviewer below (You were right)
Posted by Reviewer2832745 on Nov 08, 2011
found it hard to drink
Great Whole Food C
Posted by Reviewer1518527 on Mar 08, 2011