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User Reviews & Ratings - VITAMIN C ASCORBIC ACID

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of VITAMIN C ASCORBIC ACID.

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Reason for taking: Common cold
9/18/2015 4:55:31 PM

Reviewer: Vitameatavegamin, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Consumer)

Brand Product: Other

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I began taking large doses of vitamin C in 1972 after suffering one cold after another for months, when I was in high school and I had two little sisters at an age where they brought home every conceivable virus. I based this trial on the reading of the new book by Linus Pauling, Vitamin C and the Common Cold. My life changed dramatically as I ceased getting colds as long as I kept taking at least ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Common cold
4/4/2015 1:36:25 PM

Reviewer: FERN-C, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking vitamin c in a non acidic form 500 mg capsule for the past three years with excellent results. I used to suffer with a couple of dusy cold mostly during winter months every year. This amount of vc has kept this problem at bay.

Reason for taking: Common cold
2/2/2013 4:13:16 PM

Reviewer: rettluvsme@yahoo.com, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
If you haven't tried it do not knock it, it is better than anything I have ever tried...I am 69 years old & healthy as a horse

Reason for taking: Common cold
2/20/2012 12:27:16 AM

Reviewer: When I needed, 55-64 Female (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I got my vit.C by fruits every morning, oranges,pineapple,straberries or other acid frit alone or together,I do'nt mix them with food. If I feel some flu or cold synthoms,then I eat more and I include other kind of anioxidants,and half of a pill of "AllerClear" and some rest,it's kind of magic medicine.

Reason for taking: Common cold
11/10/2011 9:00:52 PM

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Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I think this does nothing for the common cold.

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