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We have been Amazon’s top choice for non GMO vitamin C for over 5 years! Below is a summary of our customers questions. If one of yours remains unanswered… 🙂

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Information we provide on the Site is intended for general educational purposes and is not intended to be medical advice. Always consult your own medical provider about your health and medical questions. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

WHO?

Who is the Manufacturer? About DSM | 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 your Vitamin C Pharmaceutical grade?

Yes it is. Our current label states that. 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.

Update : In order to comply with labeling requirements to sell in Japan, we will be removing the words « Pharmaceutical 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.

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!

Synthetic VS Natural ? | Whole Foods? | C Complex ? | Is there such a thing as an Empty Shell of Vitamin C ?

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.”

Does this Vitamin C contain Bioflavonoids? Is there such a thing as a “vitamin C complex" or an "empty shell of vitamin C”?

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

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

The more important questions this leads to are:     a

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. 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, four 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 the work of Linus Pauling, Albert Szent Gyorgi and others here:

Dr Robert Cathcart treated the most patients with ascorbic acid.  We recommend and personally follow Dr Cathcart’s vitamin C dosage protocol.

See and compare the chemical structures of Glucose and Ascorbic acid here:

Glucose on Wikipedia

Nobel Laureate Walter Norman Haworth discusses Ascorbic Acid

(Search for Fischer projections on both links)

 

“Myth number four: The “vitamin C complex”
Excerpt from “The most popular vitamin C myths exposed” by Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD

“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.”

 

What is or isn’t in this vitamin C?

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?
Yes, this is 100% pure l-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.

Are there any added ingredients? Does this contain magnesium, potassium or calcium? Does it contain any sweeteners? Does this product contains sugar ? Is this product flavored? Will it taste like oranges?

As listed on the bullet points on the front label, there are no other ingredients, only 100% pure ascorbic acid made in the UK. It has no sugar, sweeteners or flavoring. It naturally has a slightly lemony tangy taste.

Can you please disclose the calorie and carbohydrate count per scoop?
This is a pure ascorbic acid only. There are no calories, carbohydrates, fats, sugars or any other kinds of ingredients besides the ascorbic acid. All other values are zero.

What color is the vitamin C powder? 
The powder varies from white to lightly yellow.

Is this vitamin C effervescent?
This is not an effervescent vitamin c powder. It is very fine, and dissolves quickly and completely in water.

 

What is it Made From? What is Quali-C?

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

What is Quali-C? Why is this vitamin C so much more «expensive» than most other ascorbic acid? What’s the difference?

Most companies claiming made in the USA or in the EU are really only repackaging Chinese vitamin C.

For 90% of the vitamin C on the market, “Made in” unfortunately only truly means “packaged in”.

The Chinese government subsidizes production and wholesales at a tiny fraction of what ours costs.

Of the remaining 10%, all the 5 manufacturers of vitamin C in the USA use GMO corn as the source. The use of GMO corn with DNA that makes pesticide has been been shown to not only be toxic for the environment, GMO’s also causes tumors in laboratory tests on mice and and over several generations leads to infertility in the cattle that use it as feed. See the Seralini GMO studies and discussions in our menu.

DSM’s Quali-C vitamin C is made in Scotland, exclusively from Non GMO corn grown in the U.K. Producing in the U.K. also means they don’t have the pollution, contamination and quality control issues that the Chinese do.

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.

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.

Why a picture of an Orange if it’s made from corn? Will it taste like oranges?

The orange is commonly used as a symbol for vitamin C in North America. This vitamin C powder naturally has a slightly tart lemony taste.

We are proud to bring you the highest grade of Ultra fine Quali-C from DSM at the lowest markup on the market.

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 Doctor’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!

Allergens | Ingredients | Contents

Allergens | Ingredients | Contents | Other Ingredients (There are none!)

Does this vitamin C contain any dyes, corn or soy? Does this contain any allergens? Is it hypoallergenic? Is this Vitamin C gluten free?
This vitamin C is 100% pure ascorbic acid with no other ingredients, fillers or dies.

It is made from Non GMO corn, grown in The UK. There are no allergens in the final product. There is an allergen list on the side label. It is 3rd party tested and certified free of gluten, lactose, egg, fish, tree nuts, peanuts, soy beans, corn and other allergens.

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. Most animals make ascorbic acid out of sugar in their livers. 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 can this vitamin C be "certified free of corn" if it's manufactured from corn? Is This Vitamin C Powder Safe for Corn and Other Allergies?

Quali-C is the purest ascorbic acid on the market, and the ultra-fine is the highest grade of Quali-C.

The ascorbic acid is made from sugar extracted from corn. Most animals make ascorbic acid out of sugar in their livers. The final product, our ultra fine vitamin C powder, is certified 100% pure l-ascorbic acid, with no other other ingredients.

Is This Vitamin C Powder Safe for Corn and Other Allergies?

DSM’s safety data sheet specifies there are no traces of allergens in their final product.

We have every lot 3rd party tested to confirm that it is free of any corn proteins or other allergens.

Does this vitamin C contain any dyes, corn or soy? Does this contain any allergens? Is it hypoallergenic? Is this Vitamin C gluten free?

This vitamin C is 100% pure ascorbic acid with no other ingredients, fillers or dies.

It is made from Non GMO corn, grown in The UK. There are no allergens in the final product. There is an allergen list on the side label. It is 3rd party tested and certified free of gluten, lactose, egg, fish, tree nuts, peanuts, soy beans, corn and other allergens.

Product Data: pH | ppm | Heavy Metals | Mesh Size | Package Size

What is the pH?

What is the pH?

The PH of 5% solution in water is 2.4.

What mesh (how fine) 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 Package Sizes Are Available? Is this sold in a smaller quantity?

To keep our prices as low as possible, we only sell this one size.

The minimum production quantities combined with the high cost of each package and label makes smaller sizes impossible at the moment.

The powder should stay white for up to 3 years 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?

Where is Most Vitamin C Really Made? Does Made In Really Only Mean Packaged In?

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.

Is this vitamin C sourced in China? Where are the ingredients from?

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

Where's my Scoop? (It's in there!)

Yes, it is in there! 🙂 And surprisingly, that’s our most frequently asked question! It’s much heavier than the powder and sinks 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?

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.

Shipping to Canada

Shipping is from Ontario with all duties and taxes paid.

Shipping to Other Locations

Shipping calculated based on weight and ship to location. You may be charged import taxes, duties, and VAT by your local government. These vary in every country. We suggest you contact your nearest post office for more information on overseas mailed items.

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. 

Once it’s opened it keeps well if you avoid exposing it to heat, humidity or light. The product often stays white once opened for more than 2 years.

Please store in a cool and dry place such as a cupboard. Do not refrigerate.

WHY?

Why should I supplement with Vitamin C or other supplements, can't I get enough by eating a healthy 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.

See Dr Robert Cathcart’s Vitamin C Dosage Protocol  to determine how to take optimal doses of vitamin C.

Headlines below from: Seven Arguments for Taking Nutritional Supplements by Dag Viljen Poleszynski, PhD

See link for the full article and detail on the following points:

1. The agricultural revolution has reduced food quality

2. Nutritional content of food varies with geographical location

3. Stress and the modern lifestyle increase the need for nutrients

4. Environmental pollutants increase the need for nutrients

5. The RDA for essential nutrients is too low

6. An optimal nutrient intake promotes health and delays aging

7. A human right to receive correct information

Why Buy Made in UK? Why Buy Quali-C? Quali-C Grades?

There are 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.

There a different granularity sizes of Quali-C. Ours is the world’s finest Vitamin C and also the most expensive of the DSM Quali-C product family. The Ultra Fine Vitamin C powder allows for faster and better dissolution than the larger granule sized powder. We strive to bring you the highest quality Vitamin C  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:  who is currently selling 225g for $50.

Why Buy Non GMO?

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.

What is Quali-C? Why is this vitamin C so much more «expensive» than most other ascorbic acid? What's the difference?

Most companies claiming made in the USA or in the EU are really only repackaging Chinese vitamin C.

For 90% of the vitamin C on the market, “Made in” unfortunately only truly means “packaged in”.

The Chinese government subsidizes production and wholesales at a tiny fraction of what ours costs.

Of the remaining 10%, all the 5 manufacturers of vitamin C in the USA use GMO corn as the source. The use of GMO corn with DNA that makes pesticide has been been shown to not only be toxic for the environment, GMO’s also causes tumors in laboratory tests on mice and and over several generations leads to infertility in the cattle that use it as feed. See the Seralini GMO studies and discussions in our menu.

DSM’s Quali-C vitamin C is made in Scotland, exclusively from Non GMO corn grown in the U.K. Producing in the U.K. also means they don’t have the pollution, contamination and quality control issues that the Chinese do.

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.

Why buy from us? The World's Finest Vitamin C at Half the Price of the Competition. Please Help Spread The Word! 🙂

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 naturally has a slightly tart lemony taste.

Please tell 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 since 2013 and for 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 45$.

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

What is Quali-C? Why is this vitamin C so much more «expensive» than most other ascorbic acid? What’s the difference?

Most companies claiming made in the USA or in the EU are really only repackaging Chinese vitamin C.

For 90% of the vitamin C on the market, “Made in” unfortunately only truly means “packaged in”.

The Chinese government subsidizes production and wholesales at a tiny fraction of what ours costs.

Of the remaining 10%, all the 5 manufacturers of vitamin C in the USA use GMO corn as the source. The use of GMO corn with DNA that makes pesticide has been been shown to not only be toxic for the environment, GMO’s also causes tumors in laboratory tests on mice and and over several generations leads to infertility in the cattle that use it as feed. See the Seralini GMO studies and discussions in our menu.

DSM’s Quali-C vitamin C is made in Scotland, exclusively from Non GMO corn grown in the U.K. Producing in the U.K. also means they don’t have the pollution, contamination and quality control issues that the Chinese do.

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.

The World’s Finest Vitamin C at Half the Price of the Competition. Please Help Spread The Word! 🙂

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.

Please tell 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 since 2013 and for 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 45$.

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? Part 1 - 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 Dr 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.

How should I take my Vitamin C Powder? Part 2 - Tap water oxidizes vitamin C

Please don’t use tap water for your vitamin C! 35% is oxidized in 15 minutes and 93% after 3 hours at room temperature! Addition of vitamin C to commercially sold domestic bottled water samples did not result in vitamin C oxidation:

Oxidative Decomposition of Vitamin C in Drinking Water.
Jansson PJ1, Jung HR, Lindqvist C, Nordström T.

Abstract
We have previously shown that vitamin C (ascorbic acid) can initiate hydroxyl radical formation in copper contaminated household drinking water. In the present study, we have examined the stability of vitamin C in copper and bicarbonate containing household drinking water. In drinking water samples, contaminated with copper from the pipes and buffered with bicarbonate, 35% of the added vitamin C was oxidized to dehydroascorbic acid within 15 min. After 3h incubation at room temperature, 93% of the added (2 mM) ascorbic acid had been oxidized. The dehydroascorbic acid formed was further decomposed to oxalic acid and threonic acid by the hydrogen peroxide generated from the copper (I) autooxidation in the presence of oxygen. A very modest oxidation of vitamin C occurred in Milli-Q water and in household water samples not contaminated by copper ions. Moreover, addition of vitamin C to commercially sold domestic bottled water samples did not result in vitamin C oxidation. Our results demonstrate that ascorbic acid is rapidly oxidized to dehydroascorbic acid and further decomposed to oxalic- and threonic acid in copper contaminated household tap water that is buffered with bicarbonate. The impact of consuming ascorbic acid together with copper and bicarbonate containing drinking water on human health is discussed.

PMID: 15493459
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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.

How to Measure in Teaspoons or Scoops?

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 scoops per container and how large are the scoops?

There is 1 gram (1,000 mg) to a scoop, which is 1 serving. There are 454 servings per container. A pound is 454 grams or 16 ounces.

How many mg of vitamin c per serving ? How much in teaspoons?
The scoop inside is one serving of 1g (1000mg). Roughly 1/3 to 1/2 of a level teaspoon depending on how hard it is packed down.

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 micro scale, lightly take a scoop and pour it into your teaspoon for reference. I personally use one heaping tablespoon which is roughly 6 grams in a liter and a half bottle of water  (50 oz) that I sip throughout the day.

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.

 

How does it compare to: Other Vitamin C products | Vitamin C crystals?

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?

There 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. The powder dissolves quickly and completely, making it ideal not only for drinking it, but also for making creams, serums, liposomal C or stirring it into your food to keep it from spoiling. Try a gram stirred into your guacamole next time you leave some overnight and you’ll see how it stops it from darkening. Proof of anti-oxidant action right in your kitchen! 🙂 The taste is pleasantly tart and customers report that this one doesn’t give them allergic reactions or gastric distress like the Chinese powders do. (90% of the vitamin C on the market is actually Chinese, claiming « Made in » where it is only packaged.

Usage

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 nauseous after drinking too much of a fatty substance. Perhaps drinking it with meals may reduce that effect.

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.

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.

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 be mixed with Collagen hydrolysate?

As long as the collagen isn’t heated. Heat destroys the vitamin 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.

 

Indications

Does this product reduce or get rid of wrinkles?

 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 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

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 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

 

Does vitamin C help with tiredness and fatigue?

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

 

Can you drink this out of stainless steel straw?

Avoid stainless steel and use glass or plastic instead. Ascorbic acid is used an antioxidant. It has 2 donor electrons that it releases in your body; These electrons make up the antioxidant properties of vitamin C and could be lost in contact with steel.

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 take a fat soluble vitamin like D3 to protect me through the night ( that wont give so much energy that you can’t sleep).

Storage | Shelf Life

How do you store this and how long can you keep it?

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.

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

Please store in a cool and dry place such as a cupboard. Do not refrigerate. The temperature contrast on opening will cause the powder to draw humidity. Humidity causes faster oxidation. 

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2008 Orthomolecular Hall of Fame Inductee Orthopedic surgeon Dr Robert Cathcart MD successfully treated over 30,000 patients in over 3 decades with vitamin C, sometimes administering over 150,000 mg per day.

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Dr Cathcart’s wrote the oral protocol for vitamin C, “Titrating to Bowel Tolerance“, which explains how to fine tune vitamin C dosage for optimal maintenance, as well as treatment for acute conditions of illness, stress or injury.

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