About our vitamin C powders
Melrose first introduced vitamin C sachets to Australian health food stores back in 1985 when the powder was sold in small, hand-filled bags. Today, Melrose is still the only brand offering vitamin C powders in a sachet. They are iconic health staples and have been trusted for decades to provide daily antioxidant support and promote healthy immune function.
Our new extended range now includes two unique daily nutrient powders, Essential C+ Energy and Essential C+ Immune, specially formulated with a blend of ascorbic acid, calcium ascorbate, plant extracts and other beneficial nutrients for everyday support. They also contain wild harvested native Australian Kakadu Plum, one of nature's highest vitamin C sources.
Vitamin C and its benefits
Vitamin C is an essential water-soluble micronutrient and powerful antioxidant. It plays a crucial role in the development, health and function of many parts of the body, especially the immune system. Vitamin C helps to protect cells from oxidative stress, form collagen and cartilage to support healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and teeth, and increases iron absorption. The body cannot make or store vitamin C and so it is important to consume an adequate amount daily through the diet.
Vitamin C is also one of the main nutrients to be depleted under stress. Stressors on the body can include pollution, smoking, chemicals, poor diet, excess alcohol, technology, high-pressure jobs, parenting as well as other physical, mental and emotional challenges presented by modern living. All take a toll and can increase free radical damage. Low vitamin C levels may lead to a compromised immune system and premature ageing.
Supplementing with vitamin C can help:
- prevent vitamin C deficiency
- enhance overall general wellbeing
- support a healthy immune system
- reduce the severity and duration of colds
- promote healthy skin, bones and teeth
- maintain the health of blood vessels
- aid in skin tissue repair and wound healing
- protect against bruising
- contribute to healthy gums
- support connective tissues
- increase iron absorption
- assist the body’s detoxification process
Learn more about the many health benefits of vitamin C in this article, The Role and Benefits of Supplementing with Vitamin C, by Melrose Resident Nutritionist, Steph Lowe.
Why Melrose Vitamin C
- Powdered format provides dosage flexibility, ease of use and faster absorption than tablets
- Based on decades of experience sourcing and blending premium quality daily nutrient powders
- Range includes two low-acidic options buffered with natural minerals for sensitive stomachs
- Free from artificial colours, flavours, and preservatives, dairy, GMOs, gluten, soy and sugar
- Blended and packaged in Australia under GMP guidelines at a TGA-licenced facility
THE ORIGINAL SACHETS RANGE
Our original vitamin C powders are trusted health staples ideal for those concerned with quality, convenience and value. With four certified Kosher and vegan-friendly varieties, there’s a vitamin C powder for everyone. Can be easily taken in water, juices or smoothies for daily antioxidant and immune support.
Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid 125g
Melrose Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid is a concentrated source of vitamin C. Ideal for people seeking a high strength form of supplemental vitamin C.
Vitamin C Calcium Ascorbate 125g
Melrose Vitamin C Calcium Ascorbate is buffered with the mineral calcium to reduce acidity. Ideal for people with a sensitive stomach and those on sodium-restricted diets.
Vitamin C Sodium Ascorbate 125g
Melrose Vitamin C Sodium Ascorbate is buffered with the mineral sodium to reduce acidity. Ideal for people with a sensitive stomach and those on calcium-restricted diets.
Vitamin C+ Bioflavonoids 100g
Melrose Vitamin C+ Bioflavonoids is a blend of all three Melrose sachets in one: calcium ascorbate, sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid plus citrus bioflavonoids, hesperidin and rutin. Bioflavonoids may increase antioxidant activity and inhibit histamine release within the body. It’s the ideal vitamin C formula that caters for everyone’s needs, including those with seasonal allergies.
THE ESSENTIAL C+ RANGE
Melrose Essential C+ powders contain wild harvested native Australian Kakadu Plum that is processed quickly at the source using 95% solar power to preserve nutrient content. They include ascorbic acid, calcium ascorbate and carefully selected plant extracts and beneficial nutrients for enhanced energy and immune support. Both varieties have subtle natural flavour and can be conveniently mixed into any cold drink for a delicious boost.
Essential C+ Energy 120g
Melrose Essential C+ Energy is a refreshing pick-me-up or pre-workout supplement designed to provide energy and support physical performance. Contains a unique blend of L-Carnitine, B vitamins and caffeine from green tea.
Essential C+ Immune 120g
Melrose Essential C+ Immune is specifically designed to support immune function. Contains immune enhancing ingredients vitamin D, Saccharomyces cerevisiae (beta glucan from yeast), olive leaf and zinc.
Always read labels and follow directions for use. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. If symptoms persist, consult a healthcare practitioner.