Ruby Breakfast Vitamin C Effervescent Tablets

Low sodium refreshing drink for immunity support.

"well packaged with clear instructions. Nice flavour without any unwanted after taste"

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What is Ruby Breakfast Effervescent Vitamin C ?

  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • Gelatin Free
Ruby Breakfast makes a delicious drink at breakfast-time. Our vitamin C effervescent tablets have low sodium; reducing consumption of sodium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure. Vitamin C supports the immune system and contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

New research into the sodium content of vitamin C effervescent tablets has revealed that many contain the equivalent of more salt than two packets of Ready Salted crisps.

The research, undertaken as part of a survey commissioned by Healthspan, the UK's number one direct supplier of vitamins and minerals, to launch its new Ruby Breakfast Vitamin C effervescent examined the salt equivalent content of popular brands' effervescent tablets - including Berocca and Boots. The average sodium content of each tablet was revealed to be the equivalent of 2.1 bags of crisps; 17 per cent of a person's upper daily limit, while Healthspan's Ruby Breakfast contains extremely low sodium.

How Do We Compare?

Product Salt equivalent (mg) Crisp packet equivalent
Waitrose blackcurrent flavoured effervescent vitamin C 1002mg 2.2 packets
Boots blackcurrent flavoured effervescent vitamin C 965mg 2.1 packets
Waitrose orange flavoured effervescent vitamin C 942mg 2.0 packets
Valupak orange flavoured effervescent vitamin C 861mg 1.9 packets
Vitabiotics Wellwoman energy 796mg 1.7 packets
Boots orange flavoured effervescent vitamin C 732mg 1.6 packets
Berocca 718mg 1.6 packets
Redoxon vitamin C + zinc 624mg 1.4 packets
Healthspan Ruby Breakfast effervescent vitamin C 1mg 0 packets

*Salt comes in the form of sodium bicarbonate. Packet of Walkers Ready Salted crisps contains 460mg of salt.

Recognising this problem, Healthspan has pioneered this unique formulation - pending patent with UK Patent Application Number 1620242.6 - an industry first.

Healthspan Ruby Breakfast Effervescent Vitamin C it’s the ideal way to kick start your day; each tablet dissolves quickly in water to make a refreshing breakfast drink, providing 1,000mg of vitamin C (1,250% NRV).

As we get older our bodies become less adept at absorbing nutrients, so taking Vitamin C in liquid form is particularly beneficial due to its high bioavailability. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin; as our bodies do not store vitamin C a regular daily intake is recommended.
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Key Features

  • Low sodium.
  • Blood pressure and immune support.
  • Dissolves quickly in water to make a refreshing breakfast drink.
  • Ideal way to kick start your day.

Recommended Intake

Dissolve one tablet daily in water and drink.

Tablet / Capsule Information

  • Width 25.5mm
  • Shape Round

Note: Colour of the tablet shown here may differ slightly. This has no effect on the quality of the product and is part of the natural manufacturing process. Tablet not shown at actual size.

Typical values per Tablet   % NRV
Vitamin C 1000mg 1,250
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NRV:Nutrient Reference Value RE: Retinol Equivalent a-TE: Alpha Tocopherol Equivalent NE: Niacin Equivalent µg: Micrograms

Recommended Intake

Dissolve one tablet daily in water and drink.


Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Calcium Carbonate Prep. (Calcium Carbonate, Maltodextrin), Bulking Agent: Sorbitol, Potassium Bicarbonate, Flavouring: (Natural Orange [Maltodextrin, Dextrin, Flavouring Preparations, Natural Flavouring Substances], Pink Grapefruit [Maltodextrin, Flavouring Preparations, Silicon Dioxide, Natural Flavouring Substances], Blood Orange [Flavouring Preparations, Flavouring Substances, Maltodextrin, Butylated Hydroxyanisole, Alpha Tocopherol], Apple [Maltodextrin, Glyceryl Triacetate, Acacia Gum, Flavouring Substances, Natural Flavouring Substances] ), Bulking Agent: Mannitol, Starch, Colour: Natural Carotene Powder (Maltodextrin, Acacia Gum, Sunflower Oil, Carotene, Silicon Dioxide, Ascorbyl Palmitate, DL Alpha Tocopherol), Sweetener: Sucralose Powder, Colour: Redbeet Powder (Beetroot Juice Concentrate, Maltodextrin, Citric Acid).

Additional Information

If you are taking any prescribed medication or have any medical conditions always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking vitamins or supplements.
Keep out of sight and reach of young children. Do not exceed stated recommended intake.
This food supplement is not intended to replace a well-balanced diet.
Intakes of above 1g per dose or 3g daily can occasionally cause diarrhoea.
If you experience an adverse reaction, stop taking the supplement and seek medical advice.

Typical values per tablet   % RI

%RI = percentage of reference intake of an average adult

Independent Reviews for Ruby Breakfast Effervescent Vitamin C 1,000mg

Overall Rating: 3.81 / 5 stars, based on 32 reviews Below you can find the latest 25 reviews. To access the full list please click here

20 May 2017

A downward step from the previous orange tablets.

Thank you once again for your review.

15 May 2017

well packaged with clear instructions. Nice flavour without any unwanted after taste

05 May 2017

The low salt is a benefit. I had no idea there was so much salt i. other Vit C products

03 May 2017

Not sweet tasting and low sodium

We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback.


13 April 2017

I think that we have difficulty in getting enough C through diet as most vegetables and fruit are picked too early and stored for too long.

Thank you for your review - WE are delighted to hear that you love our products - Nicola

19 March 2017

This is a convenient way to take additional vitamin C each day. I had been taking a well known brand but read an atricle saying is was high in salt.

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased that you find these tablets suitable in terms of salt content.

17 March 2017

excellent drink. What a healthy taste!

23 February 2017

Don't like the taste but I guess that's due to the low sodium.

14 February 2017

Just started taking these after having used an alternative brand before but didn't realise how much salt was in then compared to Healthspan product.

30 January 2017

looks and taste good kgrgwrhehn

It's great to hear you are pleased with the products - Nicola

30 January 2017

Help to keep colds at bay.

Thank you for your review.

28 January 2017

I like these effervescent tablets because you also rehydrate when you take them with a glass of water, a sort of two birds moment

28 January 2017

Leaves more residue in glass than other tablets previously used

Thank you for your review.

Sarah B

26 January 2017

The flavour has been changed and I don't like it so much

Thank you for your feedback - We have passed your details onto our Product Development Team for their considerations.


26 January 2017

I've bought these tablets for years and not had a problem until now. The drink used to be quite pleasant for a tablet and much better flavour than competitors, but it's now been changed completely and not improved. It's a horrible flavour - sweet but tasteless and I shall have to start looking for an alternative. Shame

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you are unhappy with the new formulation of our Ruby Breakfast Effervescent Vitamin C.  We will contact your further in a separate email to discuss or 'no quibble guarantee'.

25 January 2017


23 January 2017

One word: Disaster. Not sure what's worth the taste or the smell. The package is brilliant, 4 in a box and it fits through the letterbox.Bring back the orange flavour, please!

Thank you for your review - as above - Nicola

20 January 2017

Great taste But I don't like the residue i.e. surface bubbles and yellow remains round glass when contents drunk. Not left with Haliborange.

15 January 2017

Great Service once again.

15 January 2017

parfait pour ce rebooster en hiver et beaucoup moins cher qu'en france

14 January 2017

Disappointed. Taste awful. Wouldn't buy again.

09 January 2017


08 January 2017

Fabulous. Tastes great and so much healthier being low sodium

07 January 2017

I took them twice and no more- didn't like the taste at all.Sorry!

Thank you for your review - We are sorry to hear you do not like our Ruby Breakfast Effervescent Vitamin C an agent will be in contact with you shortly.


05 January 2017

If I could give this product NO STARS I would. It tastes nothing like orange, has a chemical taste that is very unpleasant. Tried diluting in 500ml and 250ml: Disgusting!! On the 3rd day I chucked the rest in the bin. Waste of money!!