During the latter part of the year I like to take an extra dose of vitamin C to help keep colds at bay. I prefer, whenever possible, to take a tablet that I can chew, rather than having to swallow, and it's for this reason that I buy Tesco's own brand of vitamin C tablets. I pay about £2 (I think, as they are usually on a 3 for 2 offer) per tub, and each tub contains 90 tablets. I take two per day, every single day, right through the winter months, after breakfast every morning. I hate the taste, but needs must as I do feel that these really help to keep colds at bay and if I am ever unlucky enough to catch a cold anyway, I do feel that the extra vitamin C helps to make the cold disappear faster than it would without these tablets.
Each tub, as I say has 90 tablets and the tub has a childproof twist off cap and is sealed underneath the cap whenever I open a new tub. The taste is sweet, slightly orange in taste but the overriding taste is of artificial sweetener and this is the reason I really dislike the taste so much. They are so sweet they nearly make my eyes water. My husband cannot take these vitamin supplements as they have the unfortunate side effect of acting as a laxative on him, for some reason. He takes the effervescent variety instead.
I really cannot say much more about them apart from the fact that I would personally really recommend them. They are far cheaper than the branded variety (which seem to contain the exact same ingredients) and they work just as well, in my opinion.
Highly recommended by me though not my husband.
I take a wide variety of vitamins and supplements because I feel that they are essential to keeping fit and healthy, helping me out when I miss things from my diet. I have always taken vitamin c tablets and I used to buy them from holland and barret, untill I noticed I could be paying much less! I saw these in tescos and I have been taking them ever since, they are chewable and I have found these to be very good.
For a pack of 90 usually costs around £2, which makes them good value compared to other branded tabelets. They are available only at tesco ( for obvious reasons) at regular periods these will be in 3 for 2 offers. I usually stock up on these when tesco do offers. Keep an eye out. The bottle is very eye catching on the shelf and you can instantly stop this product.
I have been taking these for over a year now and I have not had any health issues. They are very easy to take, just pop them in your mouth and chew. Having enough vitamin c in your diet is very important as if it gets low. I much prefer to take vitamins as chewable versions as I am not a big fan of swallowing tablets. These are perfect for my needs. 90 supplements last around 3 months! Which is handy as I am not constantly having to stock up. With winter on its way, it's a good idea to get some of these to help your immune system fight off any troubles!
I would definately recommend this product to you, it's best suited it adults. It doesn't cost too much and will last you a fair while. Worth a try. These get 5 stars from me, perfect addition to any diet, better being safe then sorry! Thanks for reading my review, I hope it helps. Jlaker1992
I have been using these Tesco chewable vitamin C for a while now, as I went through a period where I seemed to always have a cold. These tablets claim to give 'immune support' as vitamin C is an important vitamin to help the immune system perform to it's optimum. Although I eat quite a healthy diet, which the tub advises is important, I felt that I needed a little extra to help my body along. Vitamin C helps maintain normal function of bones, teeth, gums, skin and the immune system. They have been on offer in Tesco for quite some time now, being 3 for the price of 2 at £1.60 each for a 30 tablet tub. They are also available in a larger tub containing 90 tablets. The tablets in the 30 pack have a strength of 200mg, equating to a recommended daily allowance of 250%.
The tub that they come in is white and orange, with a push in and down screw cap for safety. There is a seal across the top of the tub inside before first use. The tablets inside are round and white and the tub advises that 1 or 2 tablets per day are chewed, ideally alongside a meal for adults and children over the age of 12. They contain sweeteners and this is very clear to the taste - they are very simple to chew and consume but they have an extremely sweet taste to them - some might find this too strong, although it's never really bothered me.
I'd say that the number of colds I have had since starting to use them some months ago has decreased slightly, although it hasn't eradicated them completely (I've just got over a bout of a bad cold this week!) so I wouldn't expect these to be some miracle solution to stop catching colds and flu. I think that they have help reduce the number of colds across the year. I feel that for the price and ease of taking they are worth me taking because I think they've given me some benefits, although obviously I can't confirm whether the reduced number of colds is down to taking these tablets alone or whether it's in conjunction with having a healthy diet too. As for the other benefits they claim, I can't honestly say that I've noticed much of a difference with my skin and gums, although to be fair I tend to think that my skin, teeth and gums generally were healthy before I started to take these tablets.
The tablets come with a few warnings - to keep out of the reach of children and that pregnant woman and those planning a pregnancy should consult a doctor before consuming any vitamin supplements. They also can cause a laxative effect if too many are consumed. I have never exceeded the dose that is advised - namely two tablets per day.
I would recommend these tablets overall, although as I say they won't eradicate catching colds completely, I certainly feel they help reduce the number especially along with a healthy diet. I've rated them four stars overall as some might find them too sweet to consume, although I personally find them acceptable and really easy to take.
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These are the Tesco Chewable Vitamin C tasty sweet like tablets of 500 mg, which come in a tube. You can get ones that are not chewable which are just tablets. These chweable ones are £4.9 for 90 tablets from Tesco.
Vitamin c is supposed to act as an as an antioxidant and promote the growth of cell tissue and so help with healing in areas such as inflammation of the gums, promote healing of skin and bones. The ingredients of these Tesco Chewable Vitamin C 500 mg tablets is -
Bulking Agent (Sorbitol),Sodium Ascorbate ,Ascorbic Acid ,Anti-caking Agent (Silicon Dioxide) ,Maltodextrin ,Magnesium Stearate ,Sweeteners (Aspartame*, Acesulfame K) ,Flavouring ,Acacia Gum
These chewable tablets are ideal for me, as I can casually pop one in my mouth and chew it like a sweet when I am having a snack and will probably take 1 or 2 a day in the winter or when I am not well as a boost. I do not think it necessary for me to take them every day, as I eat a fairly balanced diet, and I would not want to take high amounts of vitamins for no good reason. The average dose taken is 1000 mg a day of vitamin c according to a study I mention a bit later, which means you are taking at least 10 times the recommended daily amount of about 75 mg. So there isn't any need unless your immune system is down or you are deprived of proper food for some reason.
The effectiveness of taking vitamins may well be psychosomatic as you really feel you are doing something positive to aid the healing process. Independent tests for the effectiveness of vitamin supplements are rare and have mixed results, maybe because of the massive drug companies that they are up against and there are no licences to be bought and sold for natural herbs and vitamins.
One example of a study is one that shows how vitamin c supplements when taken in doses averaging 1000 mg can increase men's chances of developing Kidney stones. The Karolinksa institute study in Sweden found that men who take vitamin C supplements on a regular basis run a much higher risk of developing Kidney stones. This was compared to taking multivitamins and also getting your vitamin c intake from fruit and vegetables. 3.4 percent of people out of 436 in the study who took vitamin c supplements developed Kidney stones compared to 1.8 percent who did not use any supplements.
I think these are a good quality vitamin c supplement which if taken in moderation are as effective as any other brand and a lot cheaper than the top name brands.
With my daughter being in nursery and both myself and my husband working in an office that has air conditioning we always seem to be picking up sniffles and colds especially in the Autumn / Winter / Early Spring, and I wanted to do something practical to boost our immune system to try and either ward them off or at least give us the defences to fight off any bugs so they don't hang around for as long. We already drink orange juice and eat our five a day of fruit and veg, so we tried effervescent vitamin c. But what with having to get up and out of the house to work in the mornings we ended up forgetting or not having the time most mornings, so it wasn't practical. Now, with Tesco Chewable Vitamin C I can keep the tube in my bag and we can pop one every morning in the car on the way to work. It's a really convenient way of taking vitamins!
The Tesco Chewable Vitamin C come in a tube of 90 round orange chewable 'pills', and cost £4.50 a tube or thereabouts, depending on what offers they have on in Tesco or on Tesco.com (often we find they have a 3 for 2 on their own brand vitamins). I think this is a fair price even without the offer because it's over a month's supply for my husband and I (they're not suitable for kids, I use Abidec vitamin drops for my little girl).
The Tesco Chewable Vitamin C tube is a plastic tube with a fully removable lid much like a tube of Steradent (odd analogy but they're very similar!) or Beroca, and this keeps them from being bashed in my handbag and causing a mess. They're quite chewy and have some give to them, I wouldn't say they were chalky but they're not soft like a Starburst sweet or anything. They taste of orange, being vitamin c, it's a fairly metallic artificial taste, but it's OK, no one expects vitamins to win any awards for flavour. As morning vitamins go they're fruity and more than bearable.
We've been using them for four months now and I certainly think that overall we've had less colds and sniffles and what we have had we've been able to fight off quicker, say where a cold might have lasted five days they'll last three now. I like to think that this is in part to our taking Tesco Chewable Vitamin C, certainly we'll continue to take it.
Overall I do recommend Tesco Chewable Vitamin C, it's perfectly acceptable in terms of texture and taste, it's incredibly convenient and transportable and the price is right even for two people. Overall I will award it five stars out of five because it's something we've tried, works for us, fits in with our life and we'll be sticking with it.
For sometime now i've been worried about my lack of '5 a day', I take Centrum multi-vitamin tablets each day to help ensure i am topping up my mineral and vitamin levels, but wanted something more.
During a particularly successful shop we bought three packs of these Tesco Chewable Vitamin C tablets on a 3 for 2 offer, this meant it cost us £9.72 for 270 chewable tablets, it seemed like a good deal, as each pack is £4.86 for 90 tablets.
The pack is surprisingly cheap looking for an expensive vitamin, with the obligatory screwcap to stop children and adults like me accessing it. It is orange, obviously this colour fits with the whole Vitamin C ethic but it does look a bit naff to me. The labelling tells you how many tablets you should take per day. I only ever take one as instructions on the side do suggest excessive use can create a laxative effect!
They are small chewable vitamin tablets, the tablets have traces of gluten in but my celiac partner hasn't had an adverse effect from these yet. They taste strongly of orange, although it is an artificial orange rather than the natural citrus flavour of the fruit. The tablets are easy to chew and swallow and the chewing does at least feel slightly less formal than simply popping one and swallowing it.
Has it helped me:
After 1 month and 1 week of usage we are 2 thirds through our first pack, taking one a day each. As the tablets are easy to swallow and the orange packaging stands out they are easy to remember to take and don't feel like a chore at all. I do feel a tad more sprightly but this might be due to a new year burst of exercise to get rid of the christmas weight, I do feel a little more alert and a little less tired when I wake up in the mornings, but I can't put these down to the tablets and won't as I can't prove they have helped at all. I bought these to ensure that over a longer period my body got vitamins it perhaps wasn't getting naturally, I feel content this is the case and will continue to take them for long-term rather than immediate effect.
The cost of these tablets is slightly more than i'd generally pay, I think it is more expensive due to the chewy nature. My partner suggested we work out if £10 over potentially 3 months for 2 people was cheaper than buying fruit over this period, I think it is but this isn't a substitute for real fruit it's something to just have as a back up for days when I can't get my fill of proper nutrients.
Overall, happy with these I don't know if they are doing a good job yet, but they are adequate and easy to swallow.
Not so long ago I was really under the weather, my daughter had chicken pox and I had a neverending cold which left me snivelling, headachey and coughing for ages. Whilst I stuck with the traditional method of giving my daughter fruit high in vitamin C (she loves them she was literally eating a bag of clementines/tangerines a day! costing me a fortune!) I opted for the slightly cheaper and lazier option for myself and bought some supplements from Tesco.
- Packaging -
The packaging has slightly updated to the one shown above, but it is pretty similar in that it is a white circular tub with an orange lid and label. I bought the tub of 30 tablets which each contain 200mg of Vitamin C. It has a brief description that they are to give immune and antioxidants support. It is simple to open, by unscrewing the lid and you can pop a tablet out. The lids are child proof so you have to squeeze and twist, but at the same time this is easy to open. This is good as it's the last thing I want my 3 year old to get her hands on and start eating as she will think they are sweets!
- Eating -
The tablets are really small and surprisingly enough they are not orange lol! They are an off white/cream colour but they do smell orangey. Eating them is easy, a few chews and a swallow and they're gone lol. They do have a strong artificial orange taste, but they are edible and easy enough to eat so I really can't complain. They are quite chewy, and not quite as chalky like tums but are of a slightly similar consistency as the easiest thing to compare them to lol. I have tried effervescent vitamin c capsules from Boots and they were awful so these are much better tasting and easier to consume!
- Results -
Well it's hard to attribute it just to taking these supplements but since taking these for the last 10 days or so, my cold has now (FINALLY!) subsided and I feel an awful lot healthier. I am trying to also eat a large clementine a day (Marks and Spencer specifically as their fruit range is fab) so as to keep up a natural vitamin c intake but where I forget or have none left I am eating these. I think they aren't bad to eat and they take a second or two so they are handy and helpful.
- Overall -
To sum up, these are handy and have helped me feel quite better. I bought a pack of 30 tablets at 200mg for £1.50 which isn't bad for essentially a months worth of vitamin c supplements. I am going to continue taking them until the pack finishes and hope they keep any more Christmas colds at bay so I can see in the New Year happy and healthy! These taste decent and seem have worked for me (albeit not instantly) so I would definitely recommend them.
One thing I take often is vitamins. I suffer terribly with M.E and a thyroid condition both to which bring down my immune system rather alot. I take Vitamin C due to the fact that I don't eat enough fresh fruit and vegetables and I smoke and we all know that smoking can kill Vitamin C so thats why I take them!
I often buy shops own vitamins as usually they work out cheaper than branded ones and I shop alot in Asda and Tesco and at the moment these are the vitamin c tablets I am taking.
These chewable vitamin c tablets come in different sized white tubs and hold 30, 60, 90 tablets and depending on the size you buy contains different amounts of the Vitamin C. I usually buy the tubs that hold 30 tablets and contain 200mg of the Vitamin C which I feel is suitable for me.
The tub has an orange and white coloursheme to it and we are clearly told what they are and who they are by and the amount in the tub is clearly shown then on the back of the tub we are told a little bit about the product, directions for use are given and contact details for Tesco are again clearly listed.
All you do with these is to suck one of the tablets or chew it up. They taste of oranges in a sweet way but are not disgusting in flavour and there isn't too much tablet to get gone.
These are suitable for children and adults over the age of 12 years old and suitable for long term use, which I do. They do contain Aspartame though which I know some people are concerned about and the ingredients within these are listed on the back of the tub.
Do I Feel Better For taking Them?:
No real idea lets be honest! I don't feel more energetic or anything for taking them and who's to say really if I am healthier for taking them or not, we do not have a crystal ball afterall. I still get coughs and colds and whose to say I get less of them since eating one of these a day????.......I'll never know but what I will say is that I don't feel it is harmful for someone like me who knows her diet isn't great and smokes to take them and so I am happy to continue to do so.
These are quite often on offer in Tesco with them being 3 for the price of 2 otherwise they cost only 72p for a tub of 30 I buy which lasts me about a month which I think is great value!
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When I was growing up and in my teens, my Mum always gave us a chewable vitamin C each morning before we left for school, to help stave off colds etc as much as possible. Now, obviously it doesn't make you immune from getting a cold, but I do believe that it has helped me over the years to avoid some colds that I have come in contact with. When I left home, I always bought my Vitamin C's in Boots, but recently I noticed Tesco had their own range of chewable vitamin C on a 3 for 2 vitamin offer and I thought it was worth a try as they worked out cheaper than the Boots counterparts.
The Tesco range of chewable vitamin C come in various size containers. I bought the container with 30 vitamin tablets costing 72p, which at 3 for 2 works out pretty cheap. Obviously you can then buy larger containers but as you buy larger containers the amount of vitamin C increases as well. I have 200mg strength chewable tablets in my 30 container, but if you purchase a container with 90 capsules, you get 500mg strength tablets. I am happy to take the lesser strength tablets, as I do eat a reasonably good amount of fruit and vegetables so I am only using these to give a little boost rather than make up for a lack of Vitamin C in my diet.
Vitamin C tables are supposed to aid your immune system and provide antioxidant support. Although as a teacher, over the years I have built up quite a good immunity towards the usual vomiting bugs (touch wood!) I never escape having at least one or two bad colds between Autumn and early Spring, but I do believe I would pick up more if it weren't for me topping up my Vitamin C level each day, as some of my colleagues who don't take this supplement, suffer more colds and flus that I do.
I much prefer the fact that these vitamins are chewable as I am not a great one for swallowing tablets. These tablets can be sucked or chewed and they are very pleasant to taste, with a fruity flavour so they are an easy thing to put in your mouth before you head out to work in the morning, as you can chew it on the way.
All in all, I am perfectly happy with these Vitamin C tablets from Tesco, and as long as the 3 for 2 remains, I will happily purchase these over the likes of the more expensive Boots range. THese taste very pleasant and I do believe they do help me avoid a large number of colds by building up my immunity. I would recommend these to anyone as a means of topping up your immunity to the usual winter colds and flus.
I bought these when they were on a "3 for 2" offer in Tesco. They are available in various different strengths, although I opted for the 1000mg dose which is the highest dose that Tesco offer. I paid £4.49 for them.
The vitamins are chewable which is a nice touch as I dislike swallowing tablets as a whole. They taste very nice. They have a pleasant orange taste to them which is sweet yet tangy. They're easy to take and they go down well. You can take them during the day at any time - although I take mine in the mornings to set me up for the day ahead. You don't have to take them with a meal either, so I was told.
The vitamins didn't stop me completely from coming down with colds and/ or viruses but they did help with the symptoms of my illness. For example, my cold was less stressful - I didn't feel as bad as before when I WASN'T taking the vitamins. So they DO work to an extent. They also helped with my nasal congestion as the vitamins help your immune system to build up - thus protecting you from common illnesses.
The vitamins are great for people who don't like taking tablets as they break up easily in your mouth and they don't taste medicinal. They just taste like sweets to me! They don't leave a nasty aftertaste in your mouth either, unlike some other chewable vitamins that I have consumed in the past.
Tasty and good for you!
After getting a very bad cold, a week before I had a performance, I realised that I needed to find something that would help stop even the start of a cold. This came in the form of Chewable Vitamin C. By supporting the body's immune system, I find I am ill much less often.
I also had joint problems, which after taking the Vitamin C, seems to have cleared it up. This is because Vitamin C builds up and helps to keep healthy bone.
A problem I had experienced with past tablets, was that I always forgot to take them, and I would remember so after a few days. This obviously affected how the Vitamin C tablets worked. However, with Tesco's Chewable Vitamin C tablets, I certainly don't forget to take my one a day. Rather I look forward to taking my vitamin C in the morning. How sad is that?!! The reason for this is that it is fruit flavoured, and tastes like Tropicana in a tablet.
The only downside of 'Tesco's Vitamin C' is that they taste so good, I just want to keep eating them which will probably not have a very good outcome. Apart from this though, they are a fair amount more expensive than others I have bought.
With the cold wintery days and nights ahead, anticipate various cough, cold, flu items to go up in price in the supermarkets. One of which usually gets jacked up is anything involving Vitamin C. I know that I don't get enough Vitamin C during these cold months; therefore I tend to use food supplements.
Tesco's Chewable Vitamin C Tablets:
Nowadays, most supermarket chains offer cheaper versions of a more expensive product, which in many cases are virtually identical. Tesco's chewable Vitamin C comes in the sizes; 200mg and 500mg, either in tubes of 30, 60 or 90.
My main reason for choosing to take a food supplement is that I simply don't get enough of it, and even more so during this time of year. I do enjoy my fruit and vegetables (warm vegetables more so than cold fruits in this weather). I've always suffered with coughs, colds, sore throats and dry skin; again so there is even more of a reason to up my intake during the cold period. To give my immune system a helping hand in fighting off the winter nasties, I take one Vitamin C tablet each morning.
I don't take supplements all year round as your body will get used to them, thus making them less effective. Also, consuming too many can also cause problems (such as excessive diarrhoea!)
There are many advantages for taking supplements, such as:
Boosting the body's immune system
Promotes healthy teeth and bones
Helps to maintain healthy collagen in the skin
Helps to repair damaged skin tissue (wound repair)
A powerful antioxidant (great for effects of aging)
Also helps in lowering blood pressure
The tablet itself is rather small, about the size of petit pois, pale cream/off white colour and the taste of very strong oranges. I found them very sweet but one chew and they're gone so the bitter taste of orange doesn't have to be endured for long.
I have now switched from taking chewable Vitamin C and begun taking the ones which are swallowed whole. My reasoning being that chewable Vitamin C supplements can damage the tooth enamel, so to save damage to any teeth, I personally wouldn't recommend the chewable version if you're thinking of upping your Vitamin C intake I would chose the ones you swallow unless you find it hard with swallowing types of tablets.
The packaging is fairly simple but is noticeable on the shelf among the other supplements. It has easy to read text and straightforward to follow instructions. Very uncomplicated! The 200mg tablet will count for 333% of your daily requirements which may seem like to much; but remember vitamin C doesn't stay in your body for as long as some vitamins. It will burn out your system quickly as it is always in use.
Directions for use:
Adults and children over 12 - Chew one tablet a day (preferably with a meal). Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage otherwise you shall be on the loo all night long!
Price and availability:
As this is a Tesco's own brand product it can only be purchased from Tesco, however Tesco's seem to be popping up everywhere lately so getting hold of them shouldn't be a problem.
Prices start from 95p to £2.97 depending on the size and the amount you require.
Bulking Agent (Sorbitol), Sodium Ascorbate, Ascorbic Acid, Maltodextrin, Magnesium Stearate, Sweetener (Aspartame), Natural Orange Flavouring, Acacia.
This Vitamin for me is a very good and helpful product but as this is a chewable version, I don't take it anymore and now use ones you have to swallow. It does still hold many benefits for the body and is good value for money compared to the likes of Holland and Barretts.
Three out of five stars from me.
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Vitamin C is an essential vitamin required to support your immune system. In theory you should be able to get all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients the body requires through your daily intake of food. However, in practice we do not always eat the healthiest options, and I for one know that I struggle to reach my recommended '5 a day' fruit and veg. These Vitamin C pills are a convenient and easy way to supplement your diet. I get these ones from Tesco as they are clearly labelled as chewable which is important to me.
Tesco say: "Chewable Vitamin C Food Supplement with Sweeteners.
Vitamin C helps support the body's immune system, and is necessary to build and maintain healthy bone, teeth, cartilage, gums and skin. Vitamin C is essential for the transformation of food into energy, and is required for normal mental function. It also functions as an antioxidant, to help protect the body's cells."
Directions for use: Dosage. Adults and children over 12 - Chew one tablet a day, preferably with a meal. Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage. A varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are important.
The packaging is simple, a standard plastic bottle with a screw top lid that has a safety catch. You have to squeeze the edges of the lid at the same time as twisting, and this is fairly easy to manage without expending too much effort. It is colour coded in a helpful way, with all of the Vitamin C range having orange coloured bottles. The sizes of the bottles vary and the number of pills contained are 30, 60, 90, or the value packs of 240. You should take one pill a day so you can easily work out how long a bottle will last you.
This vitamin C supplement comes in different strength dosages, including 200mg, 500mg or 1000mg. I'm taking the 200mg ones which according to the back of the bottle give you 333% of your daily RDA. That's right, three times the recommended amount, and that's for the weakest tablets!
The reason I keep buying these vitamin tablets in particular, is that I have a bit of a mental block over swallowing pills. I find it very awkward and usually clam up through some unfounded fear that I will choke. I rarely purchase vitamin supplements as they mostly have to be swallowed, which I just can't manage. These chewable ones make it easy for me to take as I can just chew and eat them normally.
The pills are small and have a pale colour to them. They are orange flavoured and actually taste really nice, they have a sour fruity flavour that is very refreshing. They are not at all chalky or dry like some of the other chewable supplements that I've tried before, and it makes taking the pills very easy. In this respect, with the nice flavour and ease of taking, they would probably be good for children who might also have problems with taking bad tasting or hard to swallow pills.
I really like these Chewable Vitamin C tablets from Tesco, they've been serving me well for the past couple of years and are a regular on my shopping list. Would recommend these for anyone else who has issues with swallowing tablets and they taste good as well!
Ingredients: Bulking Agent (Sorbitol), Sodium Ascorbate, Ascorbic Acid, Maltodextrin, Magnesium Stearate, Sweetener (Aspartame), Natural Orange Flavouring, Acacia.
Nutritional Typical Values per tablet:
Vitamin C 200.0mg (333% of RDA)
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