All is good with this Vitamin C product offered by Now Foods, except it is NOT a Non-GMO product. It means, this is a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) product. If you take a Vitamin C supplement with Ascorbic Acid and you guessed it, you are likely consuming a supplement with GMO origins, unless the corn was certified organic. The main source for Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C is corn which extensively corrupt material made by Monsanto and others. In fact, 98% of corn crops are GMO tainted. Regarding the taste, with the pH level in the range of 2.5 to 3, it's in the range of strong Acidic level and one can definitely expect a strong sour taste on this product as no sweetener/flavouring ingredient is added. Alkaline tastes a bit bitter in general. If you are looking for something Non-GMO Vitamin C product, this will not suit you. I am a strong advocate on scientific medical research and evidence-based information, and constantly want to differentiate between marketing hyperbole and real world effects. I hope you'll find my review Helpful to you. Best wishes and good health to everyone!
Posted by iHerb Customer on January 20 2008 | Verified Purchase
We were using Douglas Laboratories crystals at about $16 but the Now ascorbic acid powder is much cheaper, esp at iHerb. It's the one product that's the same no matter where you buy it so just look for a good company and cheapest prices.
Posted by iHerb Customer on August 22 2008 | Verified Purchase
Works like it should. I take it for my adrenals, and I can tell a difference in my energy levels when I take it!
Posted by DebraLeGere on December 17 2016 | Verified Purchase
This is my FAVORITE supplement - the one I can't live without. It is pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C. If I even begin to start to feel sick, I immediately take about 1-3 T a day. Other days, I use it just to keep the immune system in check - about 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon a day. It is a little tangy - but it goes down easily if you use small amounts in your water - OR - mix it with a little lemonade and you can barely taste it. I've also mixed it with yogurt - goes down easily but you can still taste it. It's amazingly inexpensive - this bottle will last a LONG time. If you are new to Iherb - you're gonna love it.
Posted by iHerb Customer on October 24 2016 | Verified Purchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on July 7 2015 | Verified Purchase
효과가 좋아서 재구매했는데 재구매하고 확인하니 중국산이고 패킹만 미국이네요. 역플라시보인지 모르겠는데 괜히 찜찜하네요. 신거 좋아해서 먹는데는 수월합니다.
Posted by iHerb Customer on October 17 2014 | Verified Purchase
horrible taste!!! beside it doesnt deserve the money!
Posted by iHerb Customer on June 28 2012 | Verified Purchase
I like being able to spoon out the amount I want, adding a bit of baking soda and then water.
Posted by iHerb Customer on October 27 2010 | Verified Purchase
Haven't had a cold since taking this Vitamin C. Great value for money as well.
Posted by iHerb Customer on April 8 2010 | Verified Purchase
Per gram of ascorbic acid (vit C) this works out to be half the price of even the cheapest chewable tablets. I could no longer stand the taste of chewable tablets, the artificial sweeteners in them made me gag. The annoying thing was there did not seem to be any natural sugar chewable tablets on the market in Australia. So I thought I'd look for pure ascorbic acid. This 'now foods' ascorbic acid is fantastic! I simple put a gram (1/2 a teaspoon) in some water and it makes the water into a DELICIOUS lemony flavoured drink. So refreshing in the morning.
Posted by iHerb Customer on December 4 2009 | Verified Purchase
Love it in smoothies and as added to my facial toner for extra cleansing and brightening.