Vitamin C is an essential nutrient and antioxidant that helps support your cells, skin, bones, and cartilage. You can consume the recommended amount of this vitamin through foods, such as citrus fruits and vegetables, but for those times where you need extra support, vitamin C supplements can help.
Being such a popular supplement, there are many forms of vitamin C available, but which type of supplement is best for you?
Why is Vitamin C important?
Best known for supporting immune health, vitamin c includes powerful antioxidants that help fight free radicals.* The vitamin is also involved in collagen production, which can help contribute to healthy skin and connective tissue.*
It’s important to make sure you’re getting the recommended nutritional amount of vitamin C, whether it’s through your diet or by taking vitamin C supplements.
Food sources of vitamin C include:
- Citrus fruits
According to the NHS, the recommended dose of vitamin C that adults aged 19 to 64 need is 40mg per day, which can be consumed through your diet or by taking multivitamins that contain vitamin C.
Benefits of Vitamin C
Vitamin C can help contribute to our overall health and wellbeing, such as:
- Vitamin C supports collagen production for healthy skin and tissue.*
- Vitamin C plays a role in bone, cartilage, and oral health.*
- Vitamin C supports normal function of the immune system.*
- Vitamin C helps heal wounds.*
3 Type of Vitamin C Supplements
There are three different types of vitamin C supplements available at Puritan’s Pride, which can make it difficult to know which is the best one for you. Keep reading to find out more about the different types of vitamin C and which is most suitable for you.
Vitamin C Gummy Vitamins
Our Vitamin C Gummies are perfect for people who have trouble swallowing pills or are sensitive to the way vitamins taste. Enjoy taking nutritional supplements in a more fun way with these delicious and easy-to-chew vitamins, available in a tasty orange flavour.
Chewable Vitamin C
Another option if you struggle swallowing pills are our chewable supplements. Puritan’s Pride Vitamin C w/Elderberry & Zinc Chewable Tablets have a delicious orange flavour and are the perfect size to consume easily.
These chewable vitamin C tablets also contain elderberry and zinc for additional immune support. Read more about the types of zinc supplements for immune health in this article:
Vitamin C Caplets
For those who prefer traditional caplet vitamins, try our vitamin C caplets. Around 1-inch long with a smooth coating, these vitamins are a smart choice for people who prefer their supplements to have a mild taste or no taste at all.
With added Bioflavonoids and Wild Rose Hips, these supplements may help to support the immune system and provide cell protection from oxidative stress.
Alternatively, you can boost your wellbeing with a multivitamin that contains vitamin C. In one convenient supplement, you'll also benefit from a whole host of other nutritional vitamins and minerals.
It’s important to always consult your healthcare practitioner before trying any new supplements.
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.