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In short…doesn’t really matter!
Vitamin C is one, if not THE most popular single Vitamin supplement that individuals take.
Emergen-C, tasty gummies, fizz drinks, whether it’s for optimal health or when you’re feeling sick, Vitamin C is the go-to vitamin to cure all.
Formulator note: the fact that it’s a pretty inexpensive ingredient to source, doesn’t have much taste issues, and doesn’t take up a lot a space in a tablet, capsule, gummy, we formulators will load it up in your product to make a nice label.
Vitamin C comes in all sorts of forms, Ascorbic Acid, Ester-C, Liposomal Vitamin C, from natural sources like lemon or orange peels, etc.. So which one is best source or form?
There is no evidence to say one is better than another. Whatever additional benefits you get, such as the bioflavonoids from the lemon or orange peel source, is negligible and not worth the cost. All these forms will be the same compound/molecule: L-ascorbic acid.
If you are taking very high doses of Vitamin C, which you shouldn’t without supervision from a health care provider, the ascorbate forms can be easier on your stomach.
But again, be careful taking too much. At high levels, Vitamin C becomes an Oxidant and Free Radical, which is highly stressful for the body and can be very destructive and inflammatory.