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A Redoxon High Strength 1000 mg Effervescent tablet taken when dissolved in water, gives your Vitamin C levels a boost and offers a number of benefits: Helps maintain your body's natural resistance to infection all year round.

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      23.09.2013 19:04

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      My brother told me about this product, so I started using it and it worked to curb my cold when I started taking it as soon as I had symptoms. I was reading the ingredients and noticed it contains Aspartame which is poison! So now I'm looking for a vitamin C product with out aspartame in it! I don't understand why they would take something as pure and healthy as vitamin C and put that shit in it!

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      A great supplement for when you're feeling under the weather, not every day use

      What is this product?
      This is Redoxon Effervescent Vitamin C and Zinc tablets, designed to be disolved in water (or a cordial drink if you like) to give you a boost when you're feeling under the weather.

      What's great about this product?
      I absolutely swear by Redoxon when I feel a little sniffle coming on (which is often, with a sniffly toddler in the house). I don't take one every day, rather I save it to use as a boost when I do feel under the weather and I can honestly say I really feel the effects of the boost in vitamins. 9 times out of 10 I have actually managed to fend off more than a runny nose and I put it down to having these.

      The tablets come in a tube of 15 tablets and each one contains 1000mg of Vitamin C and 10mg of zinc which is 1667% of your RDA of Vitamin C and 67% of your RDA of zinc. So, suffice to say it packs a punch.

      What's not so great about this product?
      Well the advertising says the dissolved tablet will make a delicious, refreshing orange drink and I feel this couldn't be further from the truth! It really is an acquired taste and I tend to dissolve it and drink it as quickly as possible rather than enjoy the taste of the drink. it's a very tangy orange flavour! The label also says the product contains aspartame, which is found in many soft drinks but has been at the centre of some controversy as to its safety. It is approved by food and health safety organizations worldwide but some prefer to avoid it.

      Do I recommend it?
      Yes, I recommend this product for occasional use, if you feel a cold coming on or you are a bit under the weather this will perk you up and can even help push away the cold.

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      18.07.2012 18:11
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      An easy to use effervescent Vitamin C that helps me feel fantastic!

      I have a close friend who has some of the same medical problems as me. This means that we have a lot in common but also that we can talk about products we've used and things that have helped us stay fit and healthy. Recently she gave me these effervescent vitamin c orange tablets because she didn't like them and had decided that effervescent tablets weren't what she wanted to use to boost her vitamin c intake. As I often use effervescent tablets I gave her a couple of quid for them (despite her protests) and took them off her hands. After looking around online this appear to cost around the £5.50-£6.00 mark so she actually did me a favour letting me have them so cheap!

      Redoxon contains Vitamin C and zinc to help maintain a healthy immune system as the vitamin c works with the white blood cells to help maintain your immune system and the zinc is require to help maintain healthy skin, which is the body's first line of defence. In a nutshell these little effervescent tablets contain a strong boost for your immune system providing you use them regularly and as directed on the packaging. One important thing that it does say on the packaging is that a standard supplement passes through your body within 4 hours whereas this effervescent tablet keeps on working for up to 8 hours so doubling the time it is in your body helping your immune system.

      These tablets come within a cardboard box and it is nothing special although it is a little eye catching with its bright orange colours. The tablets come in a little plastic tube within the box which is just the size of the tablets so there is no excess packaging. There is a foil seal for freshness but mine had been opened already of course as my friend had tried these once. There is a plastic cap on the top that is incredibly tight so I do not have to worry about these tablets rolling out if I am taking them in my handbag to work, however, it is SO hard that I have to use a lot of force just to get it open and then risk them flying everywhere because I've jolted the tube so hard!

      As these are effervescent tablets they begin to melt immediately if your hands are remotely damp so be sure that they aren't or you'll end up in a mess! Just remove a tablet and drop it in to a glass of water and it will begin to fizz and bubble before it completely dissolves and you're left with your drink to get down your throat right away! These tablets are advised to be used twice a day but I only ever use them once unless I am really run down and ill which is not often now. To be honest, I would find it very expensive to take 2 of these a day and spend over £10.00 a month just on effervescent vitamin c tablets and I have always felt that 1 is ample so I will likely continue with this too.

      Flavour wise this really is quite nice for an effervescent drink. I like how quickly it dissolves and it doesn't make loads of mess when it's bubbling and fizzing up either. The flavour isn't too strong, I've had stronger, but it's not overpowering or sickly sweet either. I feel like I am ready for the day at work after I drink this and it doesn't feel too heavy when I drink it either which I have noticed in the past. There was a slight powdery feeling in my mouth after drinking this but nothing that wasn't easily resolved with some water afterwards. If I was leaving this longer then perhaps that wouldn't happy, however, I'm usually on a time limit in the morning before a meeting or a client visit.

      In all I am going to give this 4/5. The slightly powdery taste/sensation in my mouth is not one that I enjoy and I could do without it first thing in the morning. The flavour is lighter than others I have tasted and isn't off-putting at all. I have no problem with drinking this everyday, even if I'm a bit under the water and my mouth is sensitive so that is a major plus point. Also, I do think that the price is a little expensive if you were to take two per day but as I only take one per day I would be happy enough to buy these again in the future. I do feel like effervescent vitamin c helps me stave off the colds and bugs as I am much less sickly this year than I was last year and that is one of the main vitamin related changes in my diet. I feel like I have more energy and more get up and go and that can't ever be a bad thing!

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        25.09.2010 20:40
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        An easy way to help your body at any time of the year, espescially now.

        As we say goodbye to the Summer and the warm weather (it was a Tuesday in July if you missed it!), most of us, myself included will begin to feel the onslaught of colds and flu syptoms that Winter brings. And I imagine sick days are something we just can't do, espescially nowadays. With that in mind maintaining a healthy body and mind is essential, therefore vitamin supplements can be a quick and easy way of achieving that aim. For that goal I have used Redoxon Effervescent Vitamin C Tablets in an orange flavour.

        For about £5 you can purchase a packet of thirty tablets. The tablets contain a combination of high strength vitamin C and zinc. The Vitamin C ensures your immune system is given the best possible help while the Zinc replineshes the skin, very important at this time of year. Free from artifical colours, flavours and preservatives, they are consumed in liquid form. You pop one into a glass of water, let it dissolve and enjoy your orange flavoured drink. Simple!! They can be used for children as well, although the manufacturer suggests that from the ages of 6-12, only half a tablet per day is dissolved in water.

        Ingredients include Vitamin C, Citric acid, Sodium hydrogen carbonate, Bulking agent (Isomalt), Flavour enhancers (Malic acid, Sodium chloride), Colour (Beta-carotene), Orange flavour, Sodium carbonate, Sweeteners (Aspartame, Acesulfame K), Zinc citrate, Tangerine flavour.

        The 1000mg tablets at one a day will last you a month, so three boxes should be enough to see you through the Winter. Bearing in mind there are also Lemon, Blackcurrant as well as the Orange, their is enough variety for every taste.

        When you do consider that it is almost 20p per tablet, you may be a little wary. Compare that to the price of an Orange which will probably contain the same amount of Vitamin C then you may have pause for thought, but this is a simple way of consuming Vitamin C in a short period of time. How many of us have time to peel an Orange at 7 in the morning?

        They certainly seem to work and have given me a pep on many a Monday morning in the past. Whether or not this is a placebo effect or not I don't know, but my sick record in the time frame is all that matters. So for the end result, as well as a nice tasting drink in the morning, I would recomend to anyone worried about their health.

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          07.09.2010 16:14
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          Redoxon Effervescent Vitamin C

          When i was younger i never really cared about taking vitamins and eating the right kind of food. After a few years of getting more often ill like having the cold and feeling run down quicker I read that vitamins are really important. Especially vitamin C can have a big influence on your life and the way you feel. The lack of vitamin C can cause feeling weak and tired, being grumpy and even bleeding gums. Vitamin C keeps your bones strong, makes the healing of wounds go quicker and helps against the flu.

          You will find Vitamin C in food like paprika, broccoli and strawberry's but if you are like me who doesn't always eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, so often lack in your daily vitamin C supply. The easy solution would be to eat more fruit and vegetables but since im quiet lazy in the kitchen, it's not really going to happen.

          I found the Redoxon Effervescent Vitamin C tablets which makes it a lot easier to meet your daily requirement of vitamin C. One tablets contains 1000mg of vitamin C and contains 1667% of your daily recommended allowance. The tablets also contains 10mg Zinc which is 67% of your daily recommended allowance. The tablets are quiet big in size but luckily you don't have to swallow them. You take a tablet and it's simply put it in a glass of water and it will dissolve. The water will turn into a light orange colour.

          What I like about these tablets is that they actually taste nice when they are dissolved in the water. It got a nice fruit taste which makes it very pleasant to drink and it's not to sweet. It's certainly a lot better then swallowing a whole tablet.

          Do I notice any difference? It's always difficult to tell because last month I had the cold again but I do notice some slight improvements. I feel more active and healthier during the day then before. Taking the Redoxon Effervescent Vitamin C is just a easy way in meeting your daily vitamin C requirements. You can get them for around 5 pounds and then you get 30 tablets.

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          07.09.2010 14:59
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          Not for me, but may be a good way of staying healthy if you don't like or can't eat fruit and veg.

          As a firm believer in eating a healthy and balanced diet (ahem, just finished a packet of cookies) in order to get all the vitamins and minerals you need, I tend to shy away from products such as these. However, when I was early on in my recent pregnancy I became disgusted with the idea of eating fruit and vegetables and so tried out a number of vitamin supplements to help me get my daily quota.

          The tablets contain vitamin C and zinc, both which are required to maintain a healthy immune system. Vitamin C is an antioxidant which is needed everyday as the body cannot store it for very long. It is able to neutralise potentially damaging free radicals. Zinc is needed to keep the skin healthy as this is the organ which is likely to come into contact with germs first of all. The tablets do do contain preservatives, yeast or gluten and are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.

          I found these tablets in Sainsbury's, retailling at around £5 for 30 tablets. I remembered having similar tablets in my lunch box as a child which I used to love as they fizzed around in an otherwise boring glass of water. I thought I'd give them a go, though I was a bit disgruntled at adding another £5 to my shopping bill.

          I used these tablets daily in a small glass of water. Like I remembered, they fizzed pleasantly around and dissolved easily without having to stir. Sadly, the taste did not meet my expectations, and the orange flavour was a bit half-hearted though drinkable.

          As for effect on my health, I can't say I noticed any. I suppose if I had been ill to start with then I may have noticed a difference but I had been OK and continued to be OK! Fortunately, my fruit and veg aversion wore off by about 4 months and so I went back to my favourite (and more budget conscious) way of getting my vitamin C- fruit and vegetables!

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          23.08.2010 22:11
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          Great for children and adults alike

          I am very conscious of the health implications of not consuming enough vitamin C. However, being as citrus fruits are the most popular (and one of the most abundant) sources, this is tricky. I find that they make my teeth extremely sensitive, and so I try to avoid them at all costs. I used to take vitamin C supplements, but got out of the habit of doing so. Finding that I was becoming more prone to illness however, I decided to seek out some help.

          I found the Redoxon Effervescent vitamin C supplements on offer in Lloyds pharmacy at £4.99 for thirty tablets. Given that the packaging promised they were so simple to use with no unpleasant taste, I decided to give them a go. I had some misgivings about the orange flavour, which I feared may trigger my sensitive teeth, but as I was not consuming the fruit directly was willing to put this fear to one side. The tablets are supplemented with zinc, which aid the immune system during illness and reduces the recovery period, while the antioxidant properties of vitamin C are said to neutralise potentially harmful free radicals in the body.

          The tablets come in a vivid orange packet, inside which is a log tube in which the tablets are stored. To use the product you must simple add one tablet to a glass of water, and allow to fizz for several minutes until it has fully dissolved. This process is rapid, and the tablet will even begin fizzing if it comes into contact with a bead of liquid on the side of the glass. For this reason you should ensure that your fingers contain no moisture when handling them, as they will begin frothing and you may lose some of the vitamin goodness they contain. As soon as the tablets ceased frothing you may consume the solution, which has a pleasant flavour and is not overly sweet. Nor is it too sour, considering it is flavoured with citrus fruit. Best of all, I found that even when I had been using the product for several weeks I experienced no sensitivity to my teeth at all.

          I purchased a box of thirty tablets when they were on offer at£4.99. However, they are available online from the following sources:

          £5.79 from paydenspharmacy.co.uk
          £5.85 from lloydspharmacy.com
          £6.29 from boots.com

          In terms of vitamins I usually prefer to gain my daily dose naturally, from foods that are rich in the vitamin I feel I am lacking. As well as citrus fruits, blackcurrants, parsley, broccoli are all good sources of vitamin C. I am trying to be more mindful of gaining my vitamins naturally, but I enjoy the Redoxon and have found that I feel ill on fewer occasions in the seven or so months I have been taking them. This is a great product for children, but adults will also find it beneficial.

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          20.08.2010 18:02
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          I would definitely recommend people to take it when they have a cold

          Having used Berroca successfully for many years whenever I suffer with a cold or flu I decided to try another brand which is slightly cheaper, in order to save some money for when I feel under the weather.

          Berocca is a multivitamin that contains many different vitamins in its tablets where as Redoxon just contains Vitamin C and zinc: The two most important supplements to take when one is suffering from a cold or something similar. The packaging states that ordinary vitamin C can pass through your body within 4 hours, however Redoxon works so that it keeps on releasing Vitamin C into your body for up to 8 hours, helping you to feel better for longer.

          I purchased Redoxon from my local Lloyds Pharmacy for a price of only £8.95 for 40 tablets which is the same price for 30 tablets of Berroca. You can also buy the tablets in a packet of 30 for £5.85. It can be bought in a standard cardboard packet. The packaging used bright colours and lettering, mostly in the colour of orange which is good as orange is the colour I think of when I think of vitamin C. The tablets are contained in a plastic tube which is the diameter of the tablets themselves. The tablets are sealed in a foil cover in order to keep them fresh. The plastic cap is quite hard to take off and you have to use a lot of force, and I had to use a knife to cut the plastic sealings too! Make sure your fingers are't wet when you take the tablets out as they start to dissolve and the packet ends up quite messy as has happened to me a few times! It is quite tricky to take the tablets out of the tube as they fit very tightly, I have to pull on the foil to take that out first in order to reach the tablets.

          It works in much the same way as most effervescent tablets. Simply pour a glass of water (I prefer to use lemonade to dissolve the tablet - It gives a bit more of a kick to it!), drop the tablet in the water and watch it fizz and bubble for a minute or two and then you start drinking away!

          On the packet it recommends to take twice a day which I definitely do when I have a cold, and sometimes take it once a day every now and then to top up my vitamins when I am feeling run down or tired.

          I like Redoxon as it is free from artificial flavours, artificial preservatives, yeast, gluten and sugar. One thing I find bizarre is that it contains 1667% of your recommended daily amout of vitamin C in each tablet. I'm not sure why it needs to contain so much of this and if this is necessary.

          I must say that it tastes absolutely wonderful, it has an orange flavour but isn't too strong or overpowering! Berroca tastes ever so sweet and fruity but this is toned down a bit and much more bearable to drink. I found myself wanting to drink cups of it without even feeling ill. It's very refreshing, especially when drunk with a cold drink, and really wakes you up in the morning and helps you feel a lot more alert. One complaint is that when you finish the drink the last mouthful contains a lot of powder left-over from where the tablet hasn't completely dissolved. This might be resolved by using more water to dissolve the tablet, but I haven't been able to eliminate it completely, so avoid that last mouthful!

          So how did it make me feel whilst I was ill? I've found that it's helped to make me feel a lot better when I had a cold. I feel that it reduced the amount of time at which I would feel really bad, but obviously that could just be that the cold wasn't that severe that time! It has made me feel a lot better though when I drink it and makes me feel a lot more energised when I am running low on energy and I will definitely keep using it when I am ill.

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          14.08.2010 14:23
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          not bad overall

          I usually take the Tesco version of this, but I have also tried Berocca. They all aim to do the same thing and that is give you a boost of energy and supply you with the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C. Now I have been stocking up on these tablets of late, not so much for the Vitamin C element but actually for the Zinc, which is a very important mineral, particularly for men.

          Males use Zinc up quickly and it is important to replenish the supply of Zinc for all round health. I have actually been taking Zinc to assist with an ear problem that has been troubling me. These tablets seemed a good way to get the dose of Vitamin C and Zinc in one easy to take form.

          You dissolve the tablet into a glass of water, allow to fizz away then swallow like a normal drink. I usually use about half a glass of water and leave it to fizz for two minutes. This allows the tablet to properly dissolve. When you first taste this, it tastes a bit odd. I prefer the Berroca taste, which is fruitier. This one had an underlying medicinal aroma, which although not wholly unpleasant, just took the edge off this being a nice drink. I guess you could add more water or a spoonful of sugar to sweeten the mixture.

          I took one tablet a day until the tube ran out. I can't say the Zinc helped with the ear issue, though the intake of Vitamin C has kept colds at bay for me for a while. I would like them to bring out this same formula in a stawberry flavour though, as the orange has already been done by many other brands. This would persuade me to return to this product. So colds have been starved off and my overall wellbeing is pretty good, just need to work on getting a better taste into the product! A tube of these will cost about two pounds from all leading supermarkets.

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          23.07.2010 21:52
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          A good vitamin C product

          YUMMY! This is the reason I used to love getting colds! So, back in the day, my parents didn't want me to use to this as a substitute to eating fruits that are high in vitamin C, though they probably didn't realise that that would not be a problem as I love oranges, but I was only allowed to take this when I had a cold...which was often...

          The tablets are in circular shape and orange flavoured...again I say YUMMY. You drop it into a glass of water of normal room temperature, and it dissolves, turning the water orange, so it's kind of like drinking fizzy orange juice...again as fizzy drinks we were only allowed fizzy drinks on occasion, this was a real treat! I also loved putting my face over the glass as the tablet dissolved, I could feel it fizz which was so cool. It also reminds me very much of orange flavoured lucozade tablets.

          I suppose the real question though is, does it work? Well mostly I concentrated on drinking this delicious concoction that I was never really aware of whether it was making me better, but I will say that I don't remember having a cold that lasted for longer than a couple of days and I usually drink this on the first day of my cold...so I guess it must work. Now I also tend to take this when I have heavy cold and heavy flu, which obvioucly lasts a longer, and I don't just drink this, but I also drink lemsip, and take panadols, so with this entire combination the cold and flu tends to last about 3 to 4 days.

          The tablets come in a tube, either 15 tablets costing £3.76 or 30 tablets costing £6.29, on Boots website. of orange-ish colour. children under the age of 6 shouldn't take it, Anyone else can take 1 table daily. It is supposed to help maintain a healthy immune system 'but not used as a substitute for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.'

          Overall a good product that tastes great!

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            23.07.2010 16:48
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            Drink in moderation.

            I love these effervescent vitamin C tablets. They are such a refreshing drink, and I find that the bubbles are really prickly, and will help to give you a bit of a kick-start, without being the sort of overpowering - tickle in the nose variety of bubbles that some carbonated drinks have.

            I enjoy having one of these mineral drinks on a hot afternoon with a few ice blocks thrown in with the water while the tablet bubbles away. Do make sure, of course, that you let the tab dissolve properly before you start drinking, or you can end up with powdery bits in your mouth, which is not at all nice. Don't worry though, these do dissolve really thoroughly all on their own, without the need to stir or mix.

            I don't just drink these in summer though, I also find them nice in the morning before heading out to work to help me wake up. Somehow, especially in winter when it's cold and a warm drink tends to make me feel sleepier, these help get me alert before I head out the door.

            The taste is not as sweet as a fizzy drink like fanta, but is definitely a very sweet flavour. The slight tang of the orange does come through, as does the prickliness of the bubbles. The sweetness is a more artificial sort of taste (more on that in a moment), but not the pure saccharine taste of diet coke - I am not a fan of that at all so don't let that put you off.

            You may be asking yourself why I am addressing the taste and refreshment value so much when this is supposed to be a vitamin drink, i.e. taken for health purposes. Well, the thing is that I really am not convinced of hte nutritional value of these, if I'm absolutely honest. I do like to think that drinking on of these is nowhere near the same as a fizzy drink and that it's somewhat healthy, but in my heart of hearts I don't really believe that this is true. I actually think that you would get more health benefits by drinking a glass of 100% orange juice, or even better making your own juice or a fruit smoothie in the morning.

            Vitamin supplements are pretty hard for the body to absorb anyway, and I've heard that these effervescent tabs are particularly bad in that respect. Plus all the artificial sweeteners are not good for you and have even been linked to cancer in some studies.

            In short, I like having a pack of these around the house for the times when I feel like a refreshing drink. Because you make it fresh each time, there's always just the right amount of bubbles, and it doesn't go flat like keeping a bottle of fizzy drink in the fridge would. But I do try not to over-do it with these and don't drink them everyday, because of the sweeteners.

            All things in moderation.

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              19.07.2010 08:45
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              A vitamin C supplement

              Redoxon Effervescent Vitamin C is a handy to have and easy to use product that contains a large amount of vitamin C. The idea of the product is that it can be taken as a lightly flavoured drink. This may be very helpful for those who would like to top up their vitamins, but find it hard to take vitamin C in tablet form.

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              As with many products containing vitamin C, Redoxon Effervescent Vitamin C is most commonly sold as an orange flavoured product, which I feel makes it pleasant to taste and therefore easy to take.

              There are other flavours available such as lemon and blackcurrant as well as a Redoxon Effervescent Vitamin C orange flavour with the addition of Zinc variety. They are all lightly flavoured and not too overpowering and can be mixed and matched as you do sometimes get bored with taking the same flavour every day.

              If you want to try the product you need to look out for it in the healthcare/ supplements section of the chemist. Redoxon Effervescent Vitamin C comes in a bright orange cardboard pack which contains a handy to use tube of tablets, with the brand name highlighted in red, so it should be easy to spot on the shelves. Price wise expect to pay around £3 plus for 15 tablets.

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              Redoxon Effervescent Vitamin C is free from artificial preservatives and additives and it contains a hefty 1000mg of vitamin C, per water effervescent tablet. 1000mg contains 1667 % of your recommended daily allowance. The tablets have a light orange colour and are about the size of 3 paracetamol tablets.

              To take the product all you need to do is pop a tablet into a glass of cold water and let it fizz. Once it has finished fizzing it will have become a pale orange coloured drink that can be sipped as quickly or as slowly as you like.

              Info on the pack says that children aged 6 to 12 years may take half a tablet dissolved in water per day. Adults may take up to 3 tablets per day, although I have only ever taken 1 per day. If you feel uncertain about usage, then I would suggest that you check with your GP first, to make sure the product is right for you.

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              Vitamin C is also in food stuffs that comprise a balanced and healthy diet and the taking of extra vitamin C should not be a substitute for this. It can however enhance your vitamin C levels. Vitamin C can enhance your iron absorption and can help maintain healthy bones, teeth and gums and can help with the repair and growth of body tissues and cells.

              Each tablet contains the equivalent of 20 freshly squeezed oranges, but should not be seen as a substitute for eating lots of fresh fruit. I have taken these most often during the winter months, when I have felt they may be of benefit to me most.

              Some people say that high doses of vitamin C can ward of winter colds, but this has not been proven. Its also said that a high dose of the vitamin when you first get a cold can reduce the amount of time it hangs around. I feel it should not be relied upon as an instant cure all for the common cold.

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              If taken safely and thoughtfully the product can be used as part of your balanced diet as and when you feel the need to take it. My rating for the product is 4 stars as the product is easy to take and pleasant to taste, but nothing beats lots of fresh fruit and veg in your diet.

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              An enjoyable way for the whole family to take their vitamin C

              Redoxon Effervescent Vitamin C tablets are an excellent and enjoyable way to keep up your levels of vitamin C. This is important to help the body's immune system, especially when you have a cold or flu.

              My mother started me off using these tablets to ward off colds when I was a child. I hated to swallow pills, so taking Vitamin C as a drink worked really well for me. It tastes like Fanta orange, so it is an excellent way to make sure children happily get their quota of vitamin C.

              Another reason I take vitamin C is that I am mildly anaemic, and have been told that it helps the body to absorb iron.

              Redoxon's effervescent tablets contain 1000mg vitamin C and are meant to be taken one a day. Although this is a lot more than the body actually needs, we cannot store vitamin C in our bodies, so it is good to have sufficient daily dose to counteract any attacks on the immune system.

              One of the things I still love about Redoxon is that the tablets make a fizzy orange drink. It makes it enjoyable to take my vitamins, even though I'm now a grown-up.

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              A Brill And Tasty Way To Top Up Your Vitamin C Levels!

              I'm quite a healthy person and I've got a good diet over all so I don't take vitamin tablets or anything like that. The one thing I always make sure I've got in my medicine cabinet though is a box of Redoxon Vitamin C + Zinc Tablets. I don't take them every day but if I feel a cold coming on or am just a bit run down a couple of days worth of taking these deffo helps make me feel better.

              The ones I use are effervescent and you just let the tablet dissolve in a glass of water before drinking, you can also buy chewable Redoxon but I haven't tried those. When you dissolve a tablet in a glass of water the taste is quite nice, it's a bit like very weak orange squash but the flavour of this drink tastes more like natural orange and is a bit addictive and makes me wish that I could drink it more than once a day because it's a mega refreshing drink!!!

              Redoxon mainly tops up your Vitamin C and that's why you're supposed to drink a glass every day, because Vitamin C isn't stored in your body for long and you need to top it up to stay healthy. I eat loads of oranges and drink plenty of fruit juice so I think my Vitamin C is pretty good, but if I feel a cold coming on I'll start treating myself with Redoxon drinks to try and avoid it.

              A wicked example of this was last weekend, I hadn't been eating all that well because of being mega busy for a couple of weeks and my poor diet was starting to make me feel a bit run down. That I could cope with but then on top of my hayfever I started getting that horrible thick head that usually means a cold is coming..... I hate being ill so that first day I had 2 Redoxon drinks and the next day I had 3 over the space of the day and guess what???? Apart from the thick head my cold never even come on! Buzzing!!!

              I think that's proof that Redoxon DO work. It's kind of hard with these vitamins to tell if they work or not because if you're taking them regular you'll never know how much different you would feel without them, but for it to stop a cold in it's tracks like that is brill and LOADS better than the Vitamin C tablets my mum used to force feed me when I had a cold!

              These tablets are quite expensive, a box of 20 is usually about £4.00 and the box goes down pretty quick if you use them like I do and have more than one a day when you've got an illness. I reckon taking one tablet a day wouldn't seem so expensive because the cost would spread itself over 20 days, you can also buy larger packs which work out a bit cheaper per tablet.

              Recommended!!!

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              Taking these tablets can help boost the immune system and knock out an impending bout of flu

              Redoxon Effervescent tablets are one of the better tasting effervescent vitamin C tablets around. I find that by taking 2-3 tablets (of 1000mg) a day when I feel I am coming down with the flu I can boost my immune system to fight back effectively. If I take it early enough, it never develops at all. I try to take 1 tablet a day when I am tired and stressed. Of course, it's best to take it daily, but I normally forget.
              The only disadvantage is that if you take 3 effervescent tablets, it's quite a lot to drink and make sure you take it on a full stomach.

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            A Redoxon High Strength 1000 mg Effervescent tablet taken when dissolved in water, gives your Vitamin C levels a boost and offers a number of benefits: Helps maintain your body's natural resistance to infection all year round.