Types of Vitamin C

Benefits of taking Vitamin C

  • Boost up immune system
  • Antioxidant that prevent against free radicals that is harmful to the body
  • prevent aging of skin as it aids in collagen production

Combinations of Vitamin C

  1. Effervescent Vit C
  • Higher bioavailability
  • Better absorption and fast acting
  1. Vit C with Bioflavonoids
  • Increase absorption and antioxidant potency of vitamin c
  1. Buffered C and Ester C
  • Usually combined with minerals a salt which is alkalizing eg. Calcium, potassium
  • Suitable for those who has sensitive stomach/ gastric problem
  1. Vitmin C with B complex
  • B complex increase energy levels and helps in coping with stress.
  • Suitable for those who has a busy lifestyle
  1. Vitamin C with Vit E and Glutathione
  • Glutathione is an extremely powerful antioxidant that is used as skin whitening agent due to its ability to inhibit melanin production
  • Suitable for those who needs a good skin health
  1. Vitamin C with Garlic, Fenugreek and Horseradish.
  • Help to relieve mucous congestion and symptoms of mild upper respiratory tract infections.
  • Suitable for those who have sinuses.

Vitamin C Deficiency

  1. Can cause scurvy (Inflammation of the Gums).
  2. Fatigue as free radical stresses the body cells.
  3. Dry, damaged of the skin as vitamin c aids in collagen production.
  4. Causes slowly healing wounds as vitamin C deficiency slow the rate of collagen formation.
  5. Poor immune system.


1) Nature’s Own. (n.d). Triple Strength Garlic + C & Horseradish. Retrieve from https://naturesown.com.au/products/colds-immunity/triple-strength-garlic-c-horseradish/

2) Healthline. (n.d). 7 Impressive Ways Vitamin C Benefits Your Body. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-c-benefits#section6

3) West. M (2018) Differences Between Ester-C and Vitamin C. Retrieved from https://www.livestrong.com/article/410822-differences-between-ester-c-vitamin-c/

4) https://www.allaboutvision.com/nutrition/vitamin_c.htm


Prepared by: Sia Mei Ting (Pharmacist)

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