Vitamin C is available in several forms and chemical compounds. Ascorbic acid is considered the most common compound.Added bio-flavenoids help delay the release into the bloodstream. Alternative vitamin C available include:
1. Ester C; Expected to remain in the body 4 times longer than ascorbic acid and is more tolerated by those who are sensitive to acidic foods(i.e. ascorbic acid)
2. Ascorbates: Single or mixed metal ascorbates
Vitamin C is available as powder, tablets, capsules or effervescent tablets. (The most absorbable form for high loading per day is lycophilic butnot normally retained in store).