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WHO

   Who is the Manufacturer? | About DSM | Quali-C Grades

   Is this Vitamin C made in Scotland or just packaged there? Who owns DSM?

WHAT

   What [kind | type | form] of Vitamin C is it?

Is this Pharmaceutical grade?

   Is this buffered vitamin C? ascorbic acid VS sodium ascorbate

      L-ascorbic acid VS D-ascorbic acid | Is this vitamin C L-ascorbic acid? What does the l-ascorbic mean? what does the l- mean?

   Synthetic VS Natural ? | Whole Foods? | C Complex ? | Ascorbic Acid as an Empty Shell of Vitamin C ? | Bioflavonoids ? | CoFactors ?

      Is this vitamin C made in a lab? Is this vitamin C synthesized or made from a whole food?

      Are food derived sources of Vitamin C better than synthetic ones?

Myth number one: What is the “difference” between natural and synthetic vitamin C?”

Myth number four: The “vitamin C complex”

      Does this Vitamin C contain Bioflavonoids?

      Flavonoids, cofactors and the “ascorbic acid is an empty shell of vitamin C” argument

What is or isn’t in this vitamin C!

      Is this 100% Ultra-Fine Quali-C from DSM or is it mixed with other kinds of ascorbic acid?

      Is it 100% l-ascorbic acid?

      Are there any added ingredients? What are the ingredients?

      Does it contain any sweeteners?

      Can you please disclose the calorie and carbohydrate count per scoop?

      Is this product flavored? With what?

   What color is the vitamin C powder? Will it taste like orange?

      Does this contain magnesium, potassium, or calcium?

      Does this product contains sugar ?

      Is this product gluten free?

   Is this vitamin C effervescent?

What is it made from?

   Does this contain corn, gluten, any allergens?

   Are all of DSM’s Quali-C Vitamin C products the same?

   Does this vitamin C come from black mold or mold in a lab or from Citrus or what?

   Is this vitamin c powder made from corn?

   Why is there a picture of an orange if the vitamin C is made from corn?

   What is this Vitamin C made from? Is this soy free and corn free?

   Is this made from oranges?

   Is this vitamin C corn free?

   You said it is made from “corn” in Scottland. The packaging picture is oranges. What percentage is from oranges?

   What do corn fields have to do with producing vitamin C?

Allergens, [Ingredients | Contents], Other Ingredients (There are none!)

   Does this vitamin C contain any dyes, corn or soy?

Does this contain corn, gluten, any allergens? Is it hypoallergenic?

Product Data; pH, ppm, heavy metals, Mesh size

What is the PH?

   What mesh is this vitamin c powder? i’m looking for around mesh 325.

What other size packages of Vitamin C are available? Is this sold in a smaller quantity?

WHERE

   Where is Most Vitamin C Really Made? Country of Manufacture VS Country of Origin ?

Where are your Vitamin C Ingredients Sourced From? Is this product China free?

   Is this vitamin C sourced in China? Where are the materials used to make your Vitamin C sourced from?

Isn’t Made in the USA or EU or China still 100% ascorbic acid?

Where’s My Scoop?

Where can you ship the Vitamin C to? Do you ship overseas? Shipping

We now ship Worldwide!

Do you ship to PO boxes?

Do you ship to Apo boxes?

WHEN

When does it need to be used by?

WHY

Why should I supplement with Vitamin C, can’t I get enough by eating a healthy and varied diet?

Why Buy Made in UK?

  Why Buy Non GMO? s this Non GMO Project Verified?

  Why is this so much more Expensive than the other vitamin C powders?

Why has the price gone up? Why is this vitamin C so much more expensive than the «Made in USA» vitamin C ?

Why is it more expensive in the EU than everywhere else?

HOW

How should I take my Vitamin C Powder? Indications | Dosage | Measuring | Servings

   Dosage

Servings

How many servings are in the package?

   Measuring

Are the scoops included? Where’s the scoop? ( Yes, the scoop is in there! 🙂 )

      How many grams of product equals a dose of 1000 mg?

How many mg of vitamin c per serving ? How much in teaspoons? How many teaspoons in a scoop? How many gram of vitamin C is there in a teaspoon?

What is the proper measurement using teaspoons?

It states “1 scoop = 1000mg”. How many scoops per container and how large are the scoops?

Usage | Indications

DIY Skin Serums | Liposomal | Gummies

Can the vitamin C be used to make home-made liposomal C?

Vitamin C Serum for Skin – How much should I use?

Could I dissolve and make into gummy vitamins?

Can you add it to hot beverage?

Does this product reduce or get rid of wrinkles?

Can you use this in canning apples?

Can this be stored in the refrigerator to make sure it doesn’t oxidize and last longer?

Can this vitamin C be used to make skin Serums?

Can this help acne? Do you eat it or put it on your face?

Will this feed candida and other yeasts?

Is it bitter or harsh on sore tummy’s?

Can this be mixed with …?

Collagen hydrolysate?

Is this in powdered form (like powdered sugar) or more crystalline like table sugar?

Does vitamin C help with tiredness and fatigue? Can you drink this out of stainless steel straw?

Can you drink this out of stainless steel straw?

How do you store this and how long can you keep it? Shelf Life | Storage

How can this be “certified free of corn” if this item is manufactured from corn – even if it is non-gmo?

How does it compare to Vitamin C Foundation.org’s Ultra Fine Vitamin C Powder?

How does this vitamin C compare with “bulk supplement”‘s vitamin c powder?

How does this compare with Doctor’s Best vitamin c powder?

   How does it compare to Vitamin C crystals?

 

WHO

Who is the Manufacturer? | About DSM | Quali-C Grades

Is this Vitamin C made in Scotland or just packaged there? Who owns DSM?

90% of the vitamin C on the market is actually truly made in China,. Our competitors claim «Made in » where it is, in fact, only repackaged.

Our vitamin C is truly manufactured by DSM, a Dutch company. There are no Chinese ingredients. Their manufacturing plant in Dalry Scotland makes the vitamin C from Non GMO corn grown in Great Britain. It is then 3rd party tested for purity and allergens and certified free of gluten, lactose, egg, fish, tree nuts, peanuts, and soy.

Although many Chinese Vitamin C manufacturers claim 100% ascorbic acid, the crystals left in your glass after stirring clearly prove that’s false. After the synthetic protein in baby formula scandals that sickened and killed infants all over the world, and even tainted ascorbic acid provoking recalls of food products across North America, we choose to stick to Western production controls. The fact that the 5 large US manufacturers all use GMO corn as their vitamin C source, left us only DSM to work with. Try and C for yourself what makes you feel better!

WHAT

What [kind | type | form] of Vitamin C is it?

Is this Pharmaceutical grade?

Yes it is. If you click on the image you’ll see it written right underneath the “Squeeze more out of life” slogan in the 4 orange bullet points.

Directly below the image of an orange cut in half you will see some information in Orange colored font. Second one down states that it is indeed pharmaceutical grade. Zoom in on the front label.

Note : In order to comply with labeling requirements to sell in Japan, we will be removing the words « Pharamceutical grade » from our label. Our quality will remain unchanged. Those terms are reserved for medication in Japan and we can’t make separate production runs with different labels.

Is this buffered vitamin C? ascorbic acid VS sodium ascorbate

If you are searching for buffered ascorbic acid it will be sold as sodium ascorbate.

The mix would be roughly 8 to 12% sodium bicarbonate added to the ascorbic acid.

Sodium ascorbate has a neutral pH but only half the anti-oxidant properties of the ascorbic acid molecule.

It is used essentially for intravenous application as much larger doses can be administered that way. Ascorbic acid has two donor electrons compared to sodium ascorbate’s single donor electron. (Free radicals steal electrons, Antioxidants give extra electrons away).

Sodium ascorbate however can be used intravenously to push past the limits of maximum quantities of oral administration (see Robert Cathcart’s MD Vitamin C Dosage Protocol for proper oral dosage instructions on ascorbic acid).

L-ascorbic acid VS D-ascorbic acid | Is this vitamin C L-ascorbic acid? What does the l-ascorbic mean? what does the l- mean?

Yes, ours is the L-ascorbic acid. The label does state it under “Supplemental Facts: Serving size: 1 scoop(included inside) = 1g Vitamin C (as L-ascorbic acid)” It is in the supplement facts that runs vertically on the label.

Excerpt from “The most popular vitamin C myths exposed” by Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD

Myth number two: L-ascorbic acid versus D-ascorbic acid?

Along with a host of other molecules, ascorbic acid is a chiral compound. This means that it exists in forms that are effectively mirror images.

Even though the chemical composition of the forms is identical, they have different three dimensional configurations. Missing your left arm is very different from missing your right arm, even though the sum total of what makes you up is the same. A right-handed person cannot play golf with left-handed clubs. In some situations, there is no significant difference in the clinical impact or the laboratory interactions between enantiomers, or mirror image molecules.

However, such mirror image molecules can also have vastly different effects, especially when a given chemical reaction requires a “lock-and-key” relationship between the reacting molecules. One key fits, and the mirror image key does not. As a practical point, however, one enantiomer can sometimes have a “full expression” and the other enantiomer can have a partial expression, rather than just none.

In the case of ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, the L-form is the form most active in nature. For some of vitamin C’s known effects, the D-form has little to no activity, and for other effects the D-form has significant activity, although not typically to the extent that the L-form shows activity.

Basically, the vitamin C that is derived from natural sources is the L-form. However, the synthetic form of vitamin C can be either the L-form, the D-form, or both. Properly assaying the product determines whether any D-form is present. But just because vitamin C is synthetic does not mean it is the D-form.

Synthetic VS Natural ? | Whole Foods? | C Complex ? | Ascorbic Acid as an Empty Shell of Vitamin C ? | Bioflavonoids ? | CoFactors ?

Is this vitamin C made in a lab? Is this vitamin C synthesized or made from a whole food?

It is synthetic. The natural versus synthetic is a non issue. Competitors want you to pay 20x times more for their product claiming ascorbic acid is an empty vitamin C shell without flavonoids or co-factors. That is pure nonsense. Almost all mammals except man, some primates (apes, monkeys…) a fruit bat and the guinea pig make ascorbic acid in their livers. Directly converting sugar into ascorbic acid. They do not make flavonoids nor co-factors.

Laboratories synthesize ascorbic acid from sugar as well. There is no shell, cofactors nor flavonoids in a vitamin C molecule. There is no difference whatsoever between a natural and a synthetic molecule of vitamin C except for the difference in price. Check the actual amount of ascorbic acid you’re getting in the competition’s “natural” mix. Also, ask them in writing where their ingredients are sourced from and whether they add the cofactors and flavinoids to the actual vitamin C during the mixing process. Let us know if you find any that aren’t Chinese or from US GMO corn.

As stated on our label, this is 100% ascorbic acid with no other ingredients as recommended by doctor Robert Cathcart in his oral vitamin C dosage protocol: Titrating to bowel tolerance. No studies have ever been done on megadosing these claimed other “parts” of vitamin C. All studies have been done on the simple ascorbic acid molecule. So proceed with care if you take large doses of this “complex”.

Are food derived sources of Vitamin C better than synthetic ones?

Excerpt from “The most popular vitamin C myths exposed” by Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD

Myth number one: What is the “difference” between natural and synthetic vitamin C?”

Vitamin C, as ascorbic acid, is a specific molecule having a specific molecular structure. It is not a complex, or a substance with multiple chemical or nutrient ingredients.

There are many products offered to the public these days that appropriately raise the question of whether that product is natural or synthetic. Sweeteners would represent one example of this. You can have a sweetener of natural origin like stevia and stevia extract. Or you can have something like aspartame that simply does not exist in nature.

However, something like sucrose, or table sugar, can either be purified from a variety of foods or can be synthesized in a laboratory. Either source produces the same final product.

What one does need to have some concern about is how effectively the production or purification process produces a final molecule that is free of contaminants. If either the laboratory process or the purification of something from natural origin produces a very high concentration of identical molecules that have no significant traces of other molecules, then you have the same product.

Therefore, the “difference” between natural and synthetic molecules is straightforward, namely, that there is no difference.”

Excerpt from “The most popular vitamin C myths exposed” by Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD

Myth number four: The “vitamin C complex”

The whole concept of vitamin C existing naturally in a multi-compound complex is a fiction of preposterous proportions. Whether the individuals, mostly on the internet, really believe this to be true or are intentionally promoting a fraud is not clear.

Certainly, everyone making such ridiculous assertions ultimately ends up promoting some type of a “vitamin C complex” supplement. These individuals even go so far as to say that ascorbic acid is not vitamin C, that ascorbic acid has no impact by itself, and that ascorbic acid alone cannot resolve scurvy, the classical vitamin C deficiency disease.

These assertions are astoundingly wrong, to say the least.

Editor’s note: Here is a great example of the lifesaving power of vitamin C. Click here to see how one man was saved from a deadly virus.

If for some reason you are among the readers who find this fiction compelling and logical (and the typical YouTube presentations are very slick and seemingly “scientific”) I would encourage you to go to PubMed – on your computer – and type in ascorbic acid, ascorbate, or vitamin C into the search box.

You will immediately see abstracts listed for thousands of articles. None of them, particularly the clinical studies where vitamin C is being used as the primary or only therapy, mentions “vitamin C complex.”

In other words, all of the truly fabulous things that vitamin C has been scientifically documented to do has been done with ascorbic acid or another form of ascorbate by itself. No other ancillary nutrients, drugs, or compounds were necessary.

Telling the unpopular truth about vitamin C

I am not in a position to directly accuse anyone of deliberately inflicting the fraud of vitamin C complex on whoever listens to them, but it strains credulity to imagine that anyone would present themselves as a vitamin C expert and truly be completely clueless as to the existence of the many thousands of articles that would indicate that such a complex does not exist and is not necessary for vitamin C to have its wonderful effects.

What I can also add about the different forms of vitamin C being marketed as a complex is that they generally have added bioflavonoid antioxidants and sometimes other positive nutrients. Make no doubt about it, the greater the variety of and the quantity of antioxidants that you can take, the better.

More antioxidants do make whatever vitamin C you take more impactful, but they are not required to have a clear and profoundly positive impact from highly-dosed vitamin C. However, these products usually make quality supplementation more expensive than it needs to be, and the C complex products are also not amenable to the easy taking of large multi-gram amounts of vitamin C, such as with pure ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate powder, as recommended by Dr. Frederick Klenner and Dr. Linus Pauling.

Rather, these C complex products serve to prevent the public and motivated health seekers from realizing the many incredible health benefits that can be realized by pushing vitamin C dosing well past what could be accomplished by even taking several bottles a week of such C complex preparations.

A final warning to all health conscious people

So, as with just about everything else, let the buyer be aware, and educated. Make sure anything you read or hear on the internet not only makes clear sense, but it is also backed up by some clear science and not just being put forth by an articulate person with charm and charisma wanting to make a buck.

Everyone wants to make a living, but motivated health seekers should not be compromising their health just because they are buying into a fraud that is unfortunately just continuing to grow at this point.

About the Author: Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD is a board-certified internist and cardiologist. He is also bar-certified for the practice of law. He has written extensively on the importance of eliminating toxins while bolstering antioxidant defenses in the body, with particular focus on vitamin C. His website is PeakEnergy.com. His latest book, The Toxic Tooth: How a root canal could be making you sick, co-authored with Robert Kulacz, DDS, is now available at MedFoxPub.com.”

Does this Vitamin C contain Bioflavonoids?

Flavonoids, cofactors and the “ascorbic acid is an empty shell of vitamin C” argument

Hello and thank you for the opportunity to answer this very important question.

The short answer is no. This is 100% ascorbic acid with no other ingredients.

The more important questions this leads to are:

Do you need flavonoids and other “co-factors” and if so, how much of them?

Is it true that ascorbic acid is some sort of an “empty shell” of vitamin C without them?

Many people truly believe the “empty shell” argument but they are ill informed.

Ascorbic acid was isolated by one Nobel prize laureate Albert Szent Gyorgi and Championed by a double (& only) Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling.

Ascorbic acid is an extremely simple molecule synthesized by all the other mammals except man, other primates, the guinea pig and a fruit bat. The functional mammals all have one more working enzyme than us that allows them to convert simple sugar (glucose) into simple ascorbic acid.

That enzyme is L-gulono-γ-lactone oxidase (GLO) that is inactivated in our group.

Ascorbic acid is absolutely vitamin C in it’s entirety. It is the exact same molecule as the glucose with four hydrogens removed. Animals do not synthesize co-factors and bioflavonoids and all those other things people try to justify charging you over 20 to a 100 times the cost of simple ascorbic acid.

Ascorbic acid is basically made the same way functional mammals make it. Enzymes are added to the sugar extracted from European non GMO corn, two hydrogens leave the sugar molecule and the result is pure ascorbic acid.

The other factors of course have their benefits but you do not need to megadose co-factors like you would ascorbic acid. Humans mega dose to make up for the inability to manufacture our own vitamin C. We can easily obtain equal amounts of flavonoids and co-factors from our food. We could never eat as much ascorbic acid from food as functional mammals make.

It comes down to the antioxidant properties. Ascorbic acid donates two electrons. Disease and cancer scavenge electrons from your body whereas antioxidants donate them. The goal is to supply enough so that the scavengers are not taking from your electrons.

You can read more about Linus Pauling, Albert Szent Gyorgi and others here:
https://omarchives.org/research/

The doctor that treated the most patients with ascorbic acid was Dr Robert Cathcart. His page on the oral treatment protocol is on this site as well.
https://omarchives.org/vitamin-c-dosage/

You can compare the chemical structures of Glucose and Ascorbic cid here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucose

https://sandwalk.blogspot.com/2007/02/nobel-laureate-walter-norman-haworth.html

(Search for Fischer projections on both links)

What is or isn’t in this vitamin C!

Is this 100% Ultra-Fine Quali-C from DSM or is it mixed with other kinds of ascorbic acid?

We also noticed the wording on our competitors products is confusing and questionable. We use only 100% of DSM’s ultra fine Quality-C. Their finest and most expensive grade. We only offer the best for it’s unmatched purity and superior dissolution properties.

Is it 100% l-ascorbic acid?

Yes this is pure L-ascorbic acid. We have changed the package label as well as our product description to specify this.

Are there any added ingredients? What are the ingredients?

As listed on the bullet points on the front label, there are no other ingredients, only 100% ascorbic acid. Thank you!

Does it contain any sweetners?

No, it is 100% pure ascorbic acid. No other ingredients. It naturally tastes lightly like lemon.

Can you please disclose the calorie and carbohydrate count per scoop

This is a pure acid only. There are no calories, carbohydrates or any other kinds of ingredients besides the ascorbic acid. All other values are zero.

Is this product flavored? With what?

No, it’s not flavored. It does natuarlly have a slightly lemony tangy taste.

What color is the vitamin C powder? Will it taste like orange?

The powder varies from white to lightly yellow. It does actually have a lemony taste.

Does this contain magnesium, potassium, or calcium?

Label states “100% pure ascorbic acid” pharmaceutical grade no other ingredients made in the UK.

Does this product contains sugar ?

No, no sugars. Just pure ascorbic acid. No GMO’s. Mixes real easily.

this powder is 100% ascorbic acid. There are no other ingredients. No sugar.

Is this product gluten free?

Yes it is gluten free. If you click on the image you will see the list of common allergens this product is certified free of.

Is this vitamin C effervescent?

This is not an effervescent vitamin c powder. It is very fine, and dissolves completely in water, it has a tart lemony taste.

What is it made from? Where are the ingredients sourced ? Country of Manufacture VS Country of Origin ?

Does this contain corn, gluten, any allergens?

It is made from Non GMO corn, grown in The UK. There are no allergens in the final product. It is safe for corn allergies. There is an allergen list on the side label.

Are all of DSM’s Quali-C Vitamin C products the same?

DSM makes different grades of Vitamin C as part of their Quali-C product line. The higher the grade, the more expensive it is at it requires further manufacturing processes. Higher grades mean smaller particle size and faster dissolution and better mixability.

Our competitor, Doctor’s Best, is Chinese owned and claims to sell a lower grade of the Quali-C made by DSM. We only sell their highest grade at the lowest possible markup. Frankly we don’t know how Donctor’s Best can sell even the lower grade of Quali-C at their price. When asked about this, our sales manager at DSM North America confirmed to us that Doctor’s Best is not buying from them. The critical reviews on Doctor’s Best raise questions about their vitamin C not dissolving completely and of not getting the expected results. We’ll let you C for yourselves and be the judge of that!

Does this vitamin C come from black mold or mold in a lab or from Citrus or what?

All of the large manufacturers make vitamin C from sugar extracted from corn.

DSM uses only non GMO corn grown in The U.K.. The final product is 100% ascorbic acid and is certified free of corn proteins and we also 3rd party test to make sure it’s safe for people with corn or other allergies.

Is this vitamin c powder made from corn?

Not sure. I have read this is made in one of the few non-China plants in the world. Mine says “Manufactured in the UK”, “Free of corn”, “Free of GMO”. See: gmofreevitamins.com. I really like this stuff; I was having trouble getting the cheap junk down; my body was telling me “No”! I crave this stuff and take the powder… see more

Why is there a picture of an orange if the vitamin C is made from corn?

The orange is a visually recognizable symbol for vitamin C in North America. All of the large manufacturers make vitamin C from sugar extracted from corn.

DSM uses only non GMO corn grown in The U.K.. The final product is 100% ascorbic acid and is certified free of corn proteins and we also 3rd party test to make sure it’s safe for people with corn or other allergies.

What is this Vitamin C made from? Is this soy free and corn free?

It’s made from non-gmo corn grown in the UK. Most mammals also synthesize ascorbic acid from sugar. The glucose molecule and the ascorbic acid molecule are almost identical. The ascorbic acid molecule is just glucose with one less hydrogen attached.

Contrary to much of the actual hype, there is no such thing as an empty shell of vitamin C. Animals don’t produce bioflavinoids nor co-factors, and all the historical studies on vitamin C where done on laboratory synthetisized ascorbic acid. No studies have been made on mega dosing bioflavinoids nor co-factors. It’s all an attempt to justify charging you much more than you need to pay, and selling you much less actual vitamin C. Be sure to check the label on «Whole food» vitamins to see how much actual vitamin C you are really getting.

Why is this vitamin C so much more «expensive» than most other ascorbic acid?

Hello, please see our website https://gmofreevitamins.com for more information about why our vitamin C costs so much. To summarize, the vitamin C is made exclusively from Non GMO corn. However the ascorbic acid powder is certified free of any corn proteins or other ingredients or residue, so it is safe even for corn and other allergies.

All the large manufacturers of vitamin C powder use corn as the source. The difference with Quali-C from DSM is that they don’t use GMO corn like the 5 big manufacturers in the US and they don’t have pollution and contamination issues like the Chinese production that represents 90% of the vitamin C on the market.

Most companies claiming made in the USA are really using Chinese ingredients that are subsidized by their government and only cost a 30th of what ours costs. “Made in” unfortunately only means “packaged in”.

The orange depicted is commonly used, as it is a classical representation of vitamin C.

We are proud to bring you the highest grade of Ultra fine Quali-C from DSM at the lowest markup on the market. The powder has a slightly tart lemony taste.

Is this made from oranges?

Hello, the orange is a well known symbol that represents vitamin C. There is no other ingredients but 100% ascorbic acid. It naturally has a slightly lemony taste by it’s acidity. DSM makes their Quali-C ascorbic acid from non GMO corn grown in the UK. The final product has no corn and we have it 3rd party tested for allergens. It is even safe for those with corn allergies.

Is this vitamin C corn free?

It is derived from corn but the final product is 100% pure ascorbic acid and free of any proteins that could cause any corn allergic reactions. We have every lot 3rd party tested to verify DSM’s claims. This product is safe for people with corn allergies.

You said it is made from “corn” in Scottland. The packaging picture is oranges. What percentage is from oranges?

The orange is commonly used as a symbol for vitamin C in North America. The vitamin C is made exclusively from Non GMO corn. However the ascorbic acid powder is certified free of any corn proteins or other ingredients or residue, so it is safe even for corn and other allergies.

All the large manufacturers of vitamin C powder use corn as the source. The difference with Quali-C from DSM is that they don’t use GMO corn like the 5 big manufacturers in the US and they don’t have pollution and contamination issues like the Chinese production that represents 90% of the vitamin C on the market.

Most companies claiming made in the USA are really using Chinese ingredients that are subsidized by their government and only cost a 30th of what ours costs. “Made in” unfortunately only means “packaged in”.

We are proud to bring you the highest grade of Ultra fine Quali-C from DSM at the lowest markup on the market. The powder has a slightly tart lemony taste.

What do corn fields have to do with producing vitamin C?

Most Vitamin c is derived from Corn. The difference is the C that is really made in the US is from GMO corn. 90% of the vitamin C on the market is actually repackaged Chinese vitamin C, that doesn’t have the same quality standards of production.

DSM’s ultra fine always tests over 99.7% purity with .01% sulfated ash and metals in the lowest parts per million on the market.

Allergens, [Ingredients | Contents], Other Ingredients (There are none!)

Does this vitamin C contain any dyes, corn or soy?

This vitamin C is 100% pure ascorbic acid with no other ingredients, fillers or dies. The allergen list is on the label. It is 3rd party tested free of corn, soy and other allergens.

If you are searching for buffered vitamin C, it will be sold as sodium ascorbate and not ascorbic acid. The mix would be roughly 8 to 12% sodium bicarbonate added to the ascorbic acid in order to form the sodium ascorbate which would have a neutral pH but would only have half the anti-oxidant properties of the ascorbic acid molecule. It is used essentially for intravenous application.

Does this contain corn, gluten, any allergens? Is it hypoallergenic?

It is made from Non GMO corn, grown in The UK. There are no allergens in the final product. It is safe for corn allergies. The label says certified free of GMO, gluten, lactose, egg, fish, tree nuts, peanuts, soy beans and corn. It says 100% pure ascorbic acid, no other ingredients. The label even gives tsp to gram equivalency. I chose this product because it has nothing else in it but the pure ascorbic acid.

Product Data; pH, ppm, heavy metals, Mesh size

What is the PH?

The PH of 5% solution in water is 2.4.

What mesh is this vitamin c powder? i’m looking for around mesh 325.

The product data sheet indicates Fineness (US Standard sieves): Through sieve No. 100: 100% and through sieve No. 200: min. 95%.

What other size packages of Vitamin C are available? Is this sold in a smaller quantity?

To keep our costs down, we only sell this size unfortunately. The powder should stay white for many months if you’re storing it in a cool and dry place such as a cupboard. Please do not refrigerate. Slightly yellow is still useful but with less antioxidant properties, a dark yellow would no longer be of use.

Where does this ship from?

Hello, Amazon distributes our inventory to their warehouses nation wide to keep shipping times to a minimum. Each sale is fulfilled by the nearest Amazon warehouse.

Other package sizes or packets?

Unfortunately we can only manage the one size. We aim to keep our markup as low as possible and there are minimum production quantities alongside high package and label costs that make smaller sizes unfeasible.

WHERE

Where is Most Vitamin C Really Made?

90% of the vitamin C on the market is actually truly made in China,. Our competitors claim «Made in » where it is, in fact, only repackaged.

Our vitamin C is truly manufactured by DSM in Dalry, Scotland from non GMO corn grown in the UK. It is then 3rd party tested for purity and allergens and certified free of gluten, lactose, egg, fish, tree nuts, peanuts, and soy.

Where are your Vitamin C Ingredients Sourced From? Is this product China free?

Is this vitamin C sourced in China? Where are the materials used to make your Vitamin C sourced from?

Our Vitamin C powder is made by DSM in Scotland from non GMO corn grown in Great Britain. There are no Chinese ingredients.

Isn’t Made in the USA or EU or China still 100% ascorbic acid?

Although many Chinese Vitamin C manufacturers claim 100% ascorbic acid, the crystals left in your glass after stirring clearly prove that’s false. After the synthetic protein in baby formula scandals that sickened and killed infants all over the world, and even tainted ascorbic acid provoking recalls of food products across North America, we choose to stick to Western production controls. The fact that the 5 large US manufacturers all use GMO corn as their vitamin C source, left us only DSM to work with. Try and C for yourself what makes you feel better!

Where’s My Scoop?

Yes, it is in there! 🙂 And surprisingly, that’s our most frequently asked question! It sinks in the powder during shipping. Slide a spoon through the powder and you’ll find it.

Where can you ship the Vitamin C to? Do you ship overseas? Shipping

We now ship Worldwide!

Nearly all countries are configured. If a shipping method is not showing for your island or country, please email us and we will make sure any issues are promptly resolved and help you manually make your order in the meantime. (Japan and China temporarily on hold, see below).

Shipping to Japan is on hold

Shipping to Japan is on hold until we remove «Pharmaceutical Grade» from our label. Japan considers that term reserved for prescription medication. Our quality will remain unchanged.

Shipping to China is on hold

Shipping to China is on hold until the shipper processes our product data sheet. Email us if you are waiting to place an order and we will try to have our Hong Kong Warehouse help you directly.

Do you ship to PO boxes?

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WHEN

When does it need to be used by?

There is a lot and expiry date stamp on the bottom of the jar. Vitamin C powder is best used by 3 years from the manufacture date. As long as the powder is white to a slightly yellow tint, it is still good. Once it has become a darker yellow to orange color, it has oxidized and is no longer of use.

WHY

Why sould I supplement with Vitamin C, can’t I get enough by eating a healhty and varied diet?

Humans need very high doses of vitamin c to get amounts comparable to what most mammals produce in their livers. Especially to help the immune system fight off viruses and bacteria when we are ill. it would be impossible to get such high doses of vitamin c from food alone. 33 oranges would make 1 single gram of vitamin C.

Why Buy Made in UK?

No GMO corn fields in proximity. No Chinese ingredients of questionable quality. The 5 large American Vitamin C manufacturers all use GMO corn. EU quality controls.

Is this Non GMO Project Verified?

The product is certified by DSM with traceability to the farmers and their cornfields. GMOs are not allowed in Scotland where the corn is grown so there is no danger of contamination. I have requested that the manufacturer get in touch with the non gmo verified project to obtain their certification, but you should know that even their recognition is not a test nor guarantee as GMOs are not detectable in the final product. The people that are non GMO project verified have only had their facilities verified and signed a charter stating they take all possible precautions to avoid contamination. You should be weary of proximity of farm lands to GMO crops.

Why is this so much more Expensive than the other vitamin C powders?

Why has the price gone up? Why is this vitamin C so much more expensive than the «Made in USA» vitamin C ?

Our raw material costs from the UK have more than doubled over the last 2 years and we did our best to absorb them.

Many of you realize that the false claims made by our competitors of “Made in the USA/EU” are actually just repackaged Chinese vitamin C.

We still remain the cheapest source of DSM’s highest quality Ultra Fine vitamin C at the lowest possible markup.

Please consider leaving us reviews and telling your friends and families about us. Our only chance to continue is if we increase sales through word of mouth!

If you really care about having this vitamin C accessible for all of us in the future, we need your help to make that possible.

Many thanks for your continued loyalty over the last 3 years and all the great reviews. We hope to be able to keep providing you all with the best vitamin C on the market at the lowest possible mark up for many more years to come.

The only other company selling the Ultra fine is actually a non profit called the Vitamin C Foundation and they sell the Ultra fine at 50$ for 225g compared to our 454g for 40$.

Why is it more expensive in the EU than everywhere else?

It’s considerably more expensive there because we package in the US and ship back to the UK, and then we are forced to charge 20% VAT in the EU.

For now we don’t have enough sales in the EU to allow us to package there.

Shipping the first pound is the most expensive. Ordering 3 reduces the price per pound considerably. Please don’t order more than 2 at a time as our shipping method doesn’t allow more for now.

HOW

How should I take my Vitamin C Powder? Indications | Dosage | Measuring | Servings

Dosage

As per Robert Cathcart’s MD Vitamin C Dosage Protocol: Divide the dose throughout the day that allows you to feel well, without getting loose stools or intestinal gurgling. This dose will vary per person, depending on weight, stress, illness and activity. As per Fred Klenner MD, a baseline would be 5g per day for adults.

The important thing is to remember the half life of vitamin C in the body is 30 minutes. So any one dose is mostly gone after 2 hours. So it’s best to dilute in a large bottle of water and drink it throughout the day, rather than to take it in one single dose

Servings

How many servings are in the package?

There are 454g per pound (16 ounces), so 454 servings per one pound container. You can find that information on the side panel just under % Daily Vaue.

The suggested serving size on the label is 1g. So depending on how much a person plans to use, you could calculate how long this package would last you.

See Robert Cathcart’s MD Vitamin C Dosage Protocol for more information (Summarized under Dosage section above).

Measuring

Are the scoops included? Where’s the scoop? ( Yes, the scoop is in there! 🙂 )

The scoop sinks deep into the powder during transport as the powder is so light and fluffy. Please dig through the powder with a knife or spoon to bring it up to the surface.

How many grams of product equals a dose of 1000 mg?

1000mg equals one gram.

How many mg of vitamin c per serving ? How much in teaspoons? How many teaspoons in a scoop? How many gram of vitamin C is there in a teaspoon?

The scoop inside is one serving of 1g. Depending on how much it is packed down, it will be roughly 1/3 to 1/2 of a level teaspoon depending on how packed it is.

What is the proper measurement using teaspoons?

The best thing to do is use the scoop and pour it into the teaspoon to get a better idea. It’s a very light and fluffy powder so it depends on how much you compress it. If you don’t have a microscale, lightly take a scoop and pour it into your teaspoon for reference.

One packed and leveled 1/2 US teaspoon of the vitamin C powder, weighed out on a 0.00 scale comes out to 1.59 grams.

It states “1 scoop = 1000mg”. How many scoops per container and how large are the scoops?

Yes the scoop is included. You can see on the side label as well, there is 1 gram (1,000 mg) to a portion and 454 portions per container. A pound is 454 grams.

Usage | Indications

DIY Skin Serums | Liposomal | Gummies

Can the vitamin C be used to make home-made liposomal C?

Yes. There are many videos on youtube showing people making their own. You can use sunflower lecithin to avoid the Soy Lecithin used in most commercial productions.

The greatest benefit of making your own is that most commercial products also use sodium ascorbate, so ascorbic acid would be twice as effective. ( two donor electrons of ascorbic acid versus only one with sodium ascorbate).

Some have trouble with the taste and feeling nauseaous after drinking too much of a fatty substance. Perhaps drinking it with meals may reduce that effect.

Vitamin C Serum for Skin – How much should I use?

I am thinking about making my own vitamin c serum for skin which uses very little bit at a time. The recipe I found calls for 1tsp in 7 tsp of distiller water. Would I use same recipe with your fine powder? I am hoping your fine granule will dissolve faster/better. Thanks !

A tablespoon of crystals is usually 3-4 grams from what’s normally commercially available. This powder is much finer so depending on how much it is compressed it could vary but will generally take 50-100% more volume to reach the same weight. So you might want to double the recipe requirements. The best thing would be to weigh it and use 4 grams to meet your 1 tsp requirement. It will definitely dissolve faster and better than anything you’ve used before.

Could I dissolve and make into gummy vitamins?

The vitamin C dissolves completely and easily in water. It doesn’t get clumpy at all. Many of our customers tell us it is perfect to make gummy vitamins, skin creams or daily skin moisturizers.

From one of our customers:

I normally mix it up in water, even in my Gummy vitamis would be great too but keep in mind that the powder is most potent durung first several days after mixing it with other substances. Gummy vitamins will lose their power within 3-5 days. If you are planning to make them every few days it would definitely work.

Can you add it to hot beverage?

Vitamin C is destroyed at 70 degrees celsius. Hot beverages such as tea, hot chocolate, and coffee are frequently served at temperatures between 160 degrees F (71.1 degrees C) and 185 degrees F (85 degrees C). So it would indeed destroy the vitamin C.

Does this product reduce or get rid of wrinkles?

Wrinkles are caused by collagen break down. Vitamin C is an essential component to collagen construction. Although I don’t imagine it would get rid of them, it’s presence should slow down the process. Just as it is used in fruit desiccation to preserve the fruit from oxidation.

Vitamin C is still the only topical treatment shown in clinical trials to actually reduce (and thus expected to prevent) wrinkles on the skin. But keep in mind that ascorbic acid is very volatile so once it is added to water and exposed to oxygen it begins to oxidize, causing it to lose its potency, so a small amount should be made up at a time. This is why I do not trust the expensive vitamin C serums sold on the market today. And other creams and serums, using various ingredients and advertised to reduce wrinkles have been shown to have false claims, hence the careful wording used by most manufacturers to “…reduce the APPEARANCE of fine lines and wrinkles”. Fact is, when you apply any type of lotion to dry skin the appearance of wrinkles will be reduced somewhat, so this becomes a true, albeit intentionally misleading, statement. But only ascorbic acid has been shown in clinical tests to actually reduce wrinkles. Of course being properly nourished and hydrated, from the inside out, is also important.

Another thing that has been shown in tests to reduce wrinkles is the use of vibration plates. These have been shown to increase the production of collagen, which GMO Free Vitamins addressed the importance of in the previous response. Vibration plates have also been shown to increase bone mass production. But it is very important to do your research to get the right machine. Some can cause more harm than good (such as the “wobble boards”). I’m a research nutritionist and I’m still in the process of researching these machines, but they look promising on a number of levels.

Leslie Estes

Can you use this in canning apples?

This is the purest ascorbic acid on the market and in the smallest powder size. It is perfect for all uses. Canning, mixing into skin creams, dilution to drink as a health supplement, etc.

Can this be stored in the refrigerator to make sure it doesn’t oxidize and last longer?

Please do not refrigerate nor freeze. The temperature contrast will pull humidity from the air when you open it and the moisture will spoil it. Keep at room temperature. Avoid excessive heat, humidity and direct sunlight. A cupboard at room temperature is just fine.

Can this vitamin C be used to make skin Serums?

This is a very fine powder. Ideal for vitamin C serums and it dissolves very rapidly. Other powders are coarser and don’t dissolve as well, resulting in clupy skin creams. Many customers add it to their body lotions because it dissolves so well and is great for it’s anti-aging properties for skin.

Can this help acne? Do you eat it or put it on your face?

Vitamin C is essential to the construction and maintenance of collagen and will help you not only repair damage but also reduce swelling, pain and inflammation. You can both take it orally and also apply some vitamin C diluted in water with cotton swabs directly to the affected area. Be careful as the drips stain clothes.

From the work of the late Abram Hoffer MD, an Orthomolecular psychiatrist with a PhD in vitamins, we find that acne is usually attributable to one of two deficiencies; Zinc or Nicotinic acid (a safe variant of vitamin B3 aka Niacin). Zinc is easier to try first as it causes less discomfort than Niacin might. Please do not take nor give anyone else Nicotinic acid without first reading up on and warning about the Niacin Flush. People can panic and even faint and get hurt if they don’t understand why they might turn red or go through other symptoms of the flush.

Please consult with and warn your doctor before taking Niacin. It can interfere with other medications, particularly statins and cholesterol regulation. Niacin, can cause stress for the liver, the other variants of niacin can actually permanently damage it.

Although niacin sounds scary, a deficiency should be identified and resolved as it can end in Pellagra. Acne is one of the 4 Ds that doctors look for as a symptom:

“Pellagra defines systemic disease as resulting from a marked cellular deficiency of niacin. It is characterized by 4 “D’s”: diarrhea, dermatitis, dementia, and death.”

Will this feed candida and other yeasts?

Vitamin C will not feed yeast. It will boost your immunity which will help you fight off infections.

Is it bitter or harsh on sore tummy’s?

It is very tart, I am a older woman and I did not mind it. You could dilute it with a juice, however, it is excellent quality and non gmo. I now use the vitamin c that is recommended by the Linus Pauling Center, it is a powder, buffered one, and very good also. It is important to use the ones that are non-gmo, because of all the spraying and coming from corn based product. I think if you do not like it you can return it. Good Luck

Can this be mixed with …?

Collagen hydrolysate?

I’m not sure for it. I haven’t tried mixing vitamin c and collageneral hydrolysate to drink together. But I know vitamin c will help digest collagen when you take together.

As long as the collagen isn’t heated. Heat destroys the vit C at 70 degrees celsius.

Is this in powdered form (like powdered sugar) or more crystalline like table sugar?

This is the finest powder of the quali-C family of vitamin C. It is not crystals. It’s great for mixing into creams, gummies or serums.

Does vitamin C help with tiredness and fatigue? Can you drink this out of stainless steel straw?

Yes, it will not only energize you but also strengthen your immunity.

Can you drink this out of stainless steel straw?

Ascorbic acid is used an antioxidant. It has 2 donor electrons that it releases in your body. I would avoid contact with metal in case the electrons would be released on contact with the metal. I mix my daily dose (as per Dr Robert Cathcart’s Titrating to Bowel Tolerance ) in a glass bottle that I keep in the fridge and serve myself glasses of that that I sip throughout the day. Vitamin C has a half life of 30 minutes in the body, so any one dose is mostly gone after 2 hours. I also recommend a fat soluble vitamin like D3 to protect you through the night ( that wont give you so much energy that you can’t sleep).

How do you store this and how long can you keep it? Shelf Life | Storage

This product is good for 3 years from the manufacture date in the unopened package. Once it’s opened it keeps well if you avoid exposing it to heat, humidity or light. You will know if the product is still good if it stays white. Once the product turns yellow it has become oxidized and has lost it’s anti-oxidant properties. It’s hard to give a precise amount of time because the humidity and heat factors are so variable. In good conditions I would say easily several months from experience. I’ve seen it stay white once opened for more than 2 years.

How can this be “certified free of corn” if this item is manufactured from corn – even if it is non-gmo?

The ascorbic acid is made from sugar extracted from the corn the same way animals make ascorbic acid out of sugar. The final product is a pure acid. There are no traces of corn which is a protein that can be an allergen. We have 3rd party testing that verifies that there are no allergen traces in the final product. Quali-C is the purest ascorbic acid on the market, and the ultra-fine is the highest grade of Quali-C.

How does it compare to Vitamin C Foundation.org’s Ultra Fine Vitamin C Powder?

They are exactly identical except we charge half the price they do for the same ultra fine vitamin C powder from DSM, made in Dalry, Scotland. They tend to market directly to Medical Doctors as distributors and they also sell a few of the lower grade vitamin C powders as well. We only sell the ultra fine.

How does this vitamin C compare with “bulk supplement”‘s vitamin c powder?

Bulk Supplements sources Chinese ascorbic acid that costs significantly less wholesale (1-3$/kg versus 43$/kg). China just doesn’t come through on quality assurance like they should. If you try them both you will see there is no comparison possible.

How does this compare with Doctor’s Best vitamin c powder?

http://www.amazon.com/doctors-best-vitamin-feat-quali-c/dp/b00hns1e0w/ref=sr_1_3_s_it?s=hpc&ie=u

here a different granularity sizes of Quali-C. Ours is the finest available and also the most expensive of the DSM Quali-C product family. The Ultra Fine powder allows for faster and better dissolution than the larger granule sized powder. We strive to bring you the highest quality powder at the lowest possible markup. The only other competitor we have selling the ultra fine powder pure that we know of would be the Vitamin C Foundation: http://www.amazon.com/China-free-Ultra-fine-Vitamin-Powder-L-Ascorbic/dp/B00M8JM4AA who is currently selling 225g for $48.95.

How does it compare to Vitamin C crystals?

It is ultra fine powder, not crystallized or granulated. It has the consistency of powdered sugar. I mixed half a tsp in a glass of water; the powder dissolved quickly. The taste is pleasantly tart, not artificial at all.

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