What is Ester-C?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Ester-C® Calcium Ascorbate is a unique and patented form of vitamin C. It is made using a proprietary, water-based manufacturing process which results in a pH neutral product that contains naturally occurring vitamin C metabolites.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 21 2
Support immune health 6 2
Adrenal fatigue 1 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Urinary tract infection 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ester-C

Side effect Patients
Insomnia 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ester-C

Dosage Patients
500 mg twice daily 2
500 mg daily 1
1,000 mg daily 1
1,000mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Ester-C

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Personal research 2
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Ester-C

Duration

Currently taking Ester-C

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Ester-C

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 3
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2 patient evaluations for Ester-C

Sep 7, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't get colds and flu even with a compromised immune system.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2010 (Started Sep 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: just got lazy and stopped

  • 0 helpful marks
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