iHerb Customer Reviews
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Exellent value on a whole food source of C
Posted by NBPT100 on Feb 05, 2014
Much has been written here on the benefits of this product and I agree with much of it. I have been using Vitamin C for over 25 years in different forms. From my personal experience I totally believe that the benefit of a Whole food vitamin is superior to isolated synthetic vitamins. I have also found from experience, when you get your vitamins from whole food sources you don't need to take huge amounts to get the same benefit as you would with a synthetic. I use to take 3-5grams of Ascorbic acid a day. Usually multi-dosing through out the day. Most ascorbic acid today is manufactured from Corn. Mostly GMO corn. Why would you even want to consider taking that? With a whole food source you are getting all of the other constituents (like the bio flavonoids) that work synergistically with that vitamin. This is the way your body was designed to absorb nutrition. To me, this seems very logical. You would not put diesel fuel in your sports car? Put in your body the fuel it was designed to run on. I take two caps of these a day. One with Breakfast and one with either lunch or dinner. When I am feeling run down I will double my dose and maybe add some additional B-vitamins. I do feel a difference. Much more than when I was taking synthetic C in much higher amounts. This is a great product, however,I am only giving this 4 stars vs. 5 because I am disappointed NOW does not offer this in a bulk powder form and allow folks a greater savings. I find more and more people on fixed incomes are not taking important supplements or are substituting cheaper multi-vitamins. If you found this review helpful, kindly indicate that by clicking on the Yes Button. Also, visit my iherb Home page to see many more value added reviews. Peace and good health!
Natural source of Vitamin C
Posted by adechamplain on Apr 18, 2012
This product comes at a great price and all natural source of vitamin C. Conveniently in capsules for when you are not making a shake so it's easy to take with meals. Doesn't hurt my stomach either. Reviewed in April 2012. I've decided now that I prefer to use products that don't have any magnesium Stereate in them or any expedient which are just in there to facilitate the movement of the powder in the machinery that puts the powder in the capsules. Not really great stuff for the body however. I usually prefer now to take my Vitamin C in powder form which reduces the need for any fillers or expedients and also see if other companies can provide capsules without those added ingredients. However I've been a long time fan of Now but use them for powder form supplements mostly.
Posted by Reviewer2686028 on Oct 04, 2008
The amla is really helpful for mental cognition and focus. Plus the vitamin C, this is great stuff!
Natural C= Prevention
Posted by Reviewer2446165 on Jan 25, 2008
I take 2-6 grams of this daily, since it's used up so fast in the body. My body absorbs this naturally derived form of vitamin C better than any other. It knocks out colds fast in the early stages, too. I also noticed my gums have become much healthier, although this was all I changed. Just wish there were bigger bottles!
Real Vitamin C
Posted by Reviewer2860346 on Sep 25, 2007
Vitamin C is a critical ANTIOXIDANT! However, most Vitamin C supplements are synthetic ASCORBIC ACID. You can't beat the power of REAL fruit-based Vitamin C along with flavonoid cofactors!
Posted by Reviewer2862168 on May 11, 2009
This works well, much better than other vitamin C I have tried. It is potent without being acidic. I will definitely reorder.
Posted by Reviewer1682718 on Mar 12, 2009
I user it at the first sign of a cold and it always works
Posted by Reviewer3326316 on Apr 27, 2011
GOOD, BUT NEED 2 VCAPS TO SENSE THE EFFECT. I USE WITH L-LISINE FOR MY IMUNE SISTEM.
Posted by Reviewer1222404 on May 05, 2009
Natural Vit C at a decent price. Synthetic Vit. C will turn your urine bright yellow. This stuff will not do that. Don't tell me there is no difference chemically between natural and synthetic vitamins like many espouse.
Posted by Reviewer2836144 on Dec 05, 2007
For those of us with a corn allergy, this is the ONLY product that I know of that is safe. Keep up the great work, Now Foods. There are a lot of us counting on you!