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Ascorbinka (Vitamin C) and Hematogen: Sweet Memories and Health from Childhood

Each of us who grew up in the post-Soviet space probably remembers those days when, after school, our mother or grandmother greeted us with little sweet “medicines” - Ascorbinka and hematogen. These “magical” sweets not only made us happy, but, as adults claimed, they also benefited our health.

In this article of USA Apteka, Russian online pharmacy in the USA, we speak in detail about these tasty and undoubtedly healthy pharmacy products. Let's dive into the world of childhood memories and find out more about when and most importantly how much you can consume them.


Ascorbic Acid: Vitamin C in Every Candy

In childhood, for many, ascorbic acid was not just a vitamin but a symbol of care and love. Who among us has not heard from our mother: “Eat Ascorbinka so as not to get sick!”? And, of course, who among us hasn’t tried to eat more of them while adults aren’t looking? After all, they were so delicious!

Ascorbinka is, in fact, vitamin C in its pure form, which our body needs to strengthen the immune system, improve the absorption of iron, and prevent colds. Vitamin C also promotes collagen production, which is important for healthy skin, hair, and nails.


How to Properly Consume?

But, like all good things, ascorbic acid should be consumed in moderation. Too much vitamin C can lead to unwanted effects such as stomach upset or kidney stones. Therefore, it is important to adhere to the recommended dosage, even if you really want to eat another candy.

Large Round Tablets typically contain 50-100 mg of vitamin C. The recommended dose for adults is 500-1000 mg per day, which equates to 5-10 tablets. For children, the dosage should be less, about 25-50 mg, which is equal to half or one tablet. It is important not to exceed the daily dose of more than 2000 mg, as this may lead to side effects such as stomach upset or kidney stones.

Yellow Balls (Drops) often contain about 25 mg of vitamin C per drop. It is recommended to consume 4-8 drops per day for adults and 2-4 for children. An overdose can cause the same side effects as the pills.

It is important to remember that ascorbic acid is best consumed during or after meals for better absorption and to minimize the risk of stomach irritation. It is not recommended to combine ascorbic acid with alcohol, as this can reduce the effectiveness of the vitamin and increase the load on the liver.


Hematogen: Sweetness with a Secret

Hematogen is a sweet source of iron that helped babies stay energetic and healthy. As soon as we heard from adults: “Here’s a hematogen for you to avoid anemia,” we immediately felt like almost superheroes, ready for new exploits.

Hematogen is a dietary supplement rich in iron and vitamins. One bar (usually 50 g) contains about 8-15 mg of iron, which is approximately 50-100% of the daily requirement of an adult.


Adults and children over 3 years old are recommended to consume 1 bar per day. It is not recommended to consume more than 2 bars per day, as this can lead to excess iron in the body, which is dangerous due to the development of hemochromatosis, a condition in which iron accumulates in organs and tissues, causing them damage.

Hematogen is not recommended for use with dairy products, as calcium can impair the absorption of iron. Concomitant use with tea and coffee should also be avoided as tannins may reduce iron absorption.

In Case of Overdose Excess iron can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and in severe cases, damage to internal organs. If you accidentally consumed too much hematogen, you should consult a doctor.


In our childhood, Ascorbinka and Hematogen were not just medicines, they were part of our life, filled with the care and attention of loved ones. And today, when we choose health products, we continue this tradition - we take care of ourselves and our loved ones, choosing only the best.

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