Product Type: Asda Vitamins & Minerals
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Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Asda High Strength Effervescent Vitamin C & Zinc
Advantages: Good value - Easy to take - Pleasant enough taste..
Disadvantages: None for me.
~ Asda High Strength Effervescent Vitamin C & Zinc Orange Tablets ~
I have a weakened immune system as a result of various health complaints and so regularly take a vitamin supplement in an attempt to give my immunity a much needed boost. I will usually purchase a Vitamin C supplement from Boots, and have done so for several years, but that is not to say that I won't purchase and try out items from the major supermarkets when I am doing my grocery shopping. I have found in the past that own-branded versions of more well known vitamins tend to be as good as bigger-branded alternatives in my opinion and I certainly have no problem with using a supermarket-branded version of a more well known vitamin/supplement product.
One of the recent purchases I made was from Asda, mainly because I was doing an online grocery shop on their website, and remembered my stock of vitamins was running a bit low. I purchased a few products at the time, and this review outlines my experiences of using the "Asda High Strength Effervescent Vitamin C & Zinc."
The product is very similar to many others that I buy from assorted retailers on a regular basis, comprising of a plastic cylindrical tube with a secure cap on the top. The tube contains the vitamin tablets which are round and quite flat, with a sort of 'chalky' appearance to them. There are 20 tablets contained in the tube, so almost enough for three weeks worth of vitamin C, assuming that you choose to take one tablet each day, of course. This is what I usually do, particularly during the cold winter months when I am more prone to catching colds and flu type bugs. The tube of 20 tablets cost me only £1.60 at the time of purchase, which I thought offered reasonable value for money and I do believe this price was slightly cheaper than the previous brand of effervescent vitamin C that I purchased.
Asda's Vitamin C is described as being 'High Strength' but in actual fact these tablets contain 1000mg of Vitamin C, which is identical to most other brands that I purchase regularly. The Asda tablets also contain 10mg of zinc. I believe that the Asda Vitamin C also comes in a choice of a raspberry flavoured alternative, but I have not tried this out for myself.
To take one of the Asda High Strength Effervescent Vitamin C tablets, all I need to do is drop one of the large, chalky-looking tablets into a small glass of water. The tablets are about the size of a ten pence piece, but this will soon dissolve in the water so don't be alarmed by the size of them!
I find that after only a minute or two the tablet has dissolved easily, and with no help from me, and it has mixed nicely with the water to produce a glass of orange-flavoured vitamin C 'water' that is a pleasant orange colour, and with a noticeable but pleasant orange aroma to it.
The orange-flavoured vitamin 'water' tastes very pleasant, and I find it is quite sweet and sugary. I think there is a certain 'sharpness' to the flavour of the drink, and the taste is certainly much sharper than having a drink of orangeade or something similar. For me however, I find that taking my daily dose of Vitamin C this way is much more pleasant than trying to swallow a rather large tablet.
For me personally, the effervescent tablets offer a pleasant change, and as I take a large amount of prescribed medication on a daily basis, I am more than happy with the option to take the vitamin in a refreshing, pleasant-tasting drink rather than having to take (yet) another pill!
So, do they work? Well, I know that Vitamin C is supposed to support the immune system and this is a reassurance for me personally, as my immune system is compromised as a result of some of the prescribed medication that I need to take. Furthermore, I like to think that the addition of Vitamin C in my daily diet is going some way to provide some of the essential vitamins and minerals that are lacking in my diet when I am feeling unwell, as I usually struggle to eat much, or to eat properly
For me, a product like this one is more about peace of mind and reassurance that I am trying to do SOMETHING to try and help myself. I also feel more reassurance during the cold winter months in terms of catching colds and bugs. I cannot honestly say that I feel like a new woman since I have been taking the Vitamin C, but for me, the product is more for peace of mind.
The tablets are not suitable for children's use. They are vegetarian and vegan friendly, and are suitable for both. The tablets are free from gluten and additives such as artificial colourings etc.
In summary, I do really recommend the Asda High Strength Effervescent Vitamin C & Zinc tablets as they have been as convenient and quick for me to take as any other brand I would normally purchase, but cost slightly less so are slightly more economical. I can't notice any major differences between the cheaper Asda tablets and any other brand and the product therefore comes with my full recommendation, together with top marks in the product rating score.
Summary: I will buy them again!
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