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Not a particularly bitter pill to swallow!
Tesco Chewable Vitamin C
Member Name: paulie1975
Tesco Chewable Vitamin C
Advantages: Easy to spot and swallow
Disadvantages: Are they expensive?
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.
Summary: Not a particularly bitter pill to swallow!
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