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.

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

Overall Rating: 3.79 / 5 stars, based on 14 reviews Below you can find the latest 25 reviews. To access the full list please click here

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!!

05 January 2017

Very good but I prefer plain orange flavour

04 January 2017

Interesting taste, which starts the day with a tangy, fruity zip

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


03 January 2017

Very Refreshing and a good start to the day. I did find that some of the tablets were not complete, bits knocked out of edges, I am not compaining just thought you might like to know

Thank you for alerting us to this issue, we had arranged for a replacement order to be sent. Please do let us know if you experience similar issues with these.

03 January 2017

As stated for other products - excellent service and great products

03 January 2017


29 December 2016

This product seems to have changed - I would like to talk to someone to confirm this is so

We can confirm that the Effervescent Vitamin C has a new flavour, reduced sodium and the same amount of vitamin C per tablet.

29 December 2016

Great product, but a bit of an acquired taste.

Thank you for your review - It's great to hear you are happy with our new Ruby Breakfast Effervescent Vitamin C.