“ Brand: Asda / Dosage Form: Tablets „
I do a lot of volunteer work in my local area and sometimes feel a bit vulnerable when it comes to catching colds, coughs or snuffles as my own health is not that brilliant. When the weather started to change and noticing more people around me sneezing and coughing I decided to 'up' my vitamin C to hopefully boost my body's defences and prepare me for the long winter. I eat quite a lot of citrus fruit but decided to purchase these tablets as an added precaution. I also take a multi-vitamin tablet because my diet is poor.
I paid £1.60 for these in Asda last month and there are 20 tablets in the tube. In addition to vitamin C there is also zinc which apparently is good for us all and especially beneficial for those on a bad diet and the over 60s which suits me fine. I have to say that, to date, I have not even had an inkling of a cold but cannot obviously say that this is due to taking these vitamin c tablets.
I keep my tube by my kettle so I don't forget to take one each morning and they have become part of my daily routine. I just put one in a glass of water and watch it fizz then drink it as soon as it starts to go flat. It tastes a little of orange but not too strong and I actually quite like the flavour although I have found that it leaves me with a slight aftertaste. Unlike other similar dissolving tablets I have not noticed much residue at the bottom of the glass - the little that is left I just swill with a little water and down. I am quite used to taking medication so I find this dose goes down well and dos not stick in my gut.
Touch wood I am cold-free at the moment and, when looking around at other people, I feel very lucky. Obviously I cannot state that this is because I have been taking these Asda Vitamin C tablets (plus zinc!) but I am sure that they are not a waste of time or money as far as I am concerned. Well worth a try in my opinion.
WHAT IS IT?
Tablets containing vitamin c and added zinc.
These tablets come in a tall orange tube and they are stacked all one on the top of each other. To use them you just take off the lid and tip the top tablet into your hand. The tube does not feel strong but I do not care because you take one tablet every day so you will only need it to last for 20 days because that is how many tablets are in there.
HOW DO YOU USE THEM?
Pour yourself a glass of water and drop the tablet in. You should drink is as soon as the tablet has all melted while it is still fizzy.
WHAT I THINK
I do not like the taste very much because it is a lot weaker than my usual dissolving vitamin c tablets but it does not taste bad. I can drink the glass quickly and that removes the taste because there is not an aftertaste so as soon as you have drunk it all the flavour is gone from your mouth.
I have not taken a cold this year and I usually catch one when the cold weather is here, I am shocked because the cold has happened very quick this year and I think that is when people are the most likely to suffer with a cold. I do not know if the tablets are helping but I will continue to take them and I might buy this brand again if my usual ones are not on special offer because these are a lot cheaper and it is the taste only that is different.
I like that these tablets dissolve very quick do that I do not have to wait around in the morning.
A tube that has got 20 tablets costs only about £1 and I think that is value because the ones I usually buy are a lot more expensive and they do the same thing. There is 1000mg of vitamin c in each tablet.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
I was recommended to take some extra zinc as part of my diet as my gums bleed a lot and quite easily. I also get a clot of colds and other viruses and generally speaking, I don't think I'm very healthy at the moment. I try to eat as balanced a diet as I can but I don't always get it right. I bought the cheapest ones I could find when I was in Asda and these are soluble effervescent tablets with vitamin C as well as zinc. I thought it was a good idea to combine them both as that way I'd be getting the additional vitamin c which might help me to fight off the colds I keep on getting.
These cost me £1.60 for 20 tablets and they come in a long plastic hard tube. The idea is simple as I don't have to swallow them whole, which I don't really like to do, anyway. I dissolve one tablets in a small glass of water and then it fizzes and dissolves nicely until it's simply ready to drink.
The taste is of mild oranges but there's a noticeable amount of artificial sweeteners in this which is a bit bitter and leaves an aftertaste on the back of my throat. I take them about every other day and as well as now using a decent mouthwash, I've noticed an improvement in my gum health in the short time I've used them. This might be due to the mouthwash rather than the zinc and vitamin C and I have no way of telling but I'm going to continue to take them anyway.
They are a good price, taste fine and give me my extra vitamins and zinc so I'll continue to take them.
ASDA High Strength Effervescent Vitamin C & Zinc Orange Flavour Tablets
Whenever I am feeling a little run down or suffering from lingering colds I always reach for some extra vitamin C. At the moment I have a young baby, so I get no sleep, live on coffee and generally I just feel a tad rundown. I do try and remember to take regular vitamins but lately I haven't been all that organised so I decided to try the Asda effervescent vitamin C with added Zinc tablets.
To take the tablet all you have to do is pop it into a glass of water and let it fizz away then drink. The tablets disappear really quickly and I actually quite like the orange taste, it doesn't taste like real oranges but more like some of the orange squash varieties. It is pleasant enough, it just tastes a little on the artificial side. The tablets do also contain sweeteners, which I am not entirely fond of ingesting.
Vitamin C and Zinc are important vitamins for a range of reasons that I am not going to go into depth about all of those, but for anyone interested Asda say:
"Vitamin C and Zinc are sources of antioxidants, help support a healthy immune system, and are essential for normal mental function. Zinc is necessary for the protection of cells, and helps build and maintain healthy bones. Vitamin C is necessary for wound healing and for maintaining healthy gums, cartilage, teeth and bones."
So I have been taking the Asda effervescent vitamin C with added Zinc tablets on and off for a couple of weeks now and I can say that I'm not sure that I notice a difference. But then isn't that true of most vitamins? I haven't had a cold since I started taking them and I have been feeling much more like my old self, but I think that has more to do with my baby finally sleeping more than just 3 hour stints. If nothing else I am convinced that taking all the extra Vitamin C and Zinc certainly hasn't made me feel any worse.
In a packet of the Asda effervescent vitamin C with added Zinc tablets you only get 20, but for £1.60 they are quite good value for money. I probably will buy these again in the future, but I do think I might branch out and try some of the other brands and see if I can find one that maybe tastes a little less artificial and a little more appealing.
From me the ASDA high strength effervescent Vitamin C & Zinc orange flavour tablets get three out of five stars.
Nutritional values - Vitamin C 1250% and Zinc 100 % of your daily recommended allowance.
Since my son started nursery last September, although a wonderful and slightly scary experience for us all, I had no idea how it would impact our health in general. New environment, loads of other children and adults that my son had never mixed with before means new germs, colds, flus that he would be exposed to. And exposed he was, and so we were......Literally every other two weeks we would all catch a cold. As soon as we shook one off another would take its place. Thankfully, all of our immune systems have adapted since then but I cant afford to be ill with two young children and a zillion things to do, so Ive been taking these. Bought from Asda containing 20 effervescent tablets for £1.00.
Why did I buy them?
I originally bought the raspberry flavoured version of this, looking more for a product that would provide me some extra needed energy. Those finished, and rather sticking to the same flavour I wanted to try something different. Im not taking these now for the supposed energy effect, but more to give my immune system a bit of a boost especially with all of this mad weather were having, and severe lack of sleep and generally feeling run down because of my daughter and her not so great sleeping patterns at the moment.
What is Vitamin C supposed to do?
Helps to boost the immune system and reduce tiredness and fatigue in the body.
How is it packaged?
The 20 tablets are housed in a long and thin plastic tube. To open, you have to pull a ring of plastic off the rim of the lid and push with your thumb to lift up.
Tube is mostly white in colour but on the front splashes of orange probably to signify the flavouring of this. ' Asda 'logo at the top and the words ' High Strength ' just underneath, then the product name which is Effervescent Vitamin C. On the front it also tells you the flavour, how many to take per day, how many you get in the tube and the product is for helping the immune system.
On the back it gives you full ingredients list, how much Vitamin C is contained per tablet, how to take, general warnings and guidelines.
Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate), Bulking Agent (Sorbitol), Polyethylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Sweeteners (Aspartame*, Acesulfame K), Natural Orange Flavouring, Acacia Gum, Colour (Riboflavin), Lime Flavouring, *Contains a source of Phenylalanine
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Each Tablet Provides Vitamin C 1000mg 1250% RDA
How to take
Only suitable for adults and children over the age of 12.
Take one tablet a day and mix with water to drink.
How did I find it?
Im used to this packaging now. When I bought the other flavoured version I found opening it very tricky and annoying. Now its no problems but not the best format if you have issues with your hands e.g problem joints. The size of the packaging means I can keep this in a kitchen cupboard no problems as it takes up no space at all.
Making the ' drink ' is very easy, but I wasn't overwhelmed by the flavour to start off with. Like the raspberry, I found this to be alittle on the weak side, and although it was obvious this was orange in taste, it didn't come across very natural or overally tasty. Slight fizz to it, not overpowering in flavour but was lacking. On the packaging it doesn't tell you how much water to add with this, so I would just fill a mug or glass up with water and then drink. To get a slightly better and fuller flavour I now use a smaller glass ( well-one of the kids beakers to be more accurate! ) and it does taste better that it originally did, but still could be much more fruiter. If your looking for a real citrus, zingy taste you wont get it from this, but more a thin watery slightly fizzy weak orange cordial flavour.
The drink itself turns out to be quite a glow in the dark yellow colour. And to be warned, this is the colour your wee will be too. I don't remember if the other version I tried did the same thing, but I noticed it straight away because what I drank was exactly the same colour as it went in as it came out!
I cant moan about my immune system as its been the most constant and levelled out since last year. Nothing major in regards to symptoms, in fact the last 1-2 months nothing at all which is a huge plus for me. Energy levels are rubbish right now but that's thanks to a certain little girl keeping me up all night with her itchy and scratchy skin. But one out of two isn't bad.
Would I buy this again? I would. It definitely hasn't done any harm and may have contributed to a healthier immune system, even if its been in the slightest of ways. But the flavour and packaging needs working on, but for the price- I can deal with that!