7 Types of Vitamin C Supplements

by Melissa Chichester

Vitamin C is the biggest celebrity of the letter vitamin world.

Best known for supporting immune health, it is also a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals.** Vitamin C is also involved in collagen production and contributes to healthy skin and connective tissue.** It also plays a role in bone health.** And since Vitamin C is water-soluble, it needs to be replenished daily. 

The best way to receive nutrients is to eat a diet rich in a variety of foods. However, when you need extra support, supplements can help. Since Vitamin C is such a popular supplement, there are many forms of it available. Which one will you choose from the varieties below?

Vitamin C gummy vitamins 

Vitamin C gummy vitamins are perfect for people who have trouble swallowing pills or are sensitive to the way vitamins taste. They are easy-to-chew and taste delicious – and let’s be honest – gummy vitamins are just a fun way to take supplements! 

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Chewable Vitamin C

Another option for people who have trouble swallowing pills are chewable Vitamin C supplements. Puritan’s Pride Chewable Vitamin C-500mg tablets have a yummy orange flavor and are the perfect size. One tablet can be taken twice daily. 

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Liquid Vitamin C

Some people prefer to mix their supplements into another liquid whenever they get the chance. The best part about liquid supplements is that they are easy to mix into a smoothie, juice, or water. Liquid Vitamin C supplies a concentrated source of this nutrient in a small serving. It blends seamlessly into orange juice but can just as easily be taken with water. 

Powdered Vitamin C 

Powdered Vitamin C is usually used for two purposes: DIY skincare and for supplementation. Vitamin C powder dissolves easily in water or other liquids. Typically, the serving size is very small (about ¼ teaspoon). Because it dissolves so easily, it is extremely convenient to take as a supplement. It is also very easy to mix into skin serums or lotions for topical application. 

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Vitamin C Caplets 

For those who prefer traditional caplet vitamins, Vitamin C caplets are about 1-inch long and have a smooth coating. This makes them easier to swallow. These vitamins are a smart choice for people who prefer their supplements to have a mild taste or no taste. 

Time-Release Vitamin C

Time-release Vitamin C tablets are designed to release nutrients to the body continuously over an extended period of time. The benefit of using time-release Vitamin C is that your body has more time to absorb the nutrients that you use. Plus, time-release Vitamin C helps if you have sensitivities to supplements.

Liposomal Vitamin C 

Liposomal Vitamin C has a unique delivery format. Liposomes are “bubbles” that contain nutrients and are designed to protect Vitamin C from harsh digestive environments. Liposomes may increase bioavailability and protect against occasional intestinal discomfort.**

If you want to start a Vitamin C supplement or try something different, there are many choices available. It is important to consult your healthcare practitioner before trying any new supplements. Talking with someone about Vitamin C supplementation and eating a nutritious diet can help you get the Vitamin C that you need daily.