Yes, it is better to get from the foods we eat. What about a multiple vitamin liquid or children's liquid that has smaller amounts of 'C' in it and stir the drops or teaspoon into your food of soup. Also, if you google 'Vitamin C non-acidic' there are several choices. Ester C and Solaray non-acidic powder come up. (I use this on occasion). I'm not recommending any product,-- just kinda telling you about their availability. Everyone is different and some are bothered and some aren't. I get my C from bananas, papaya, potatoes, etc. I believe that if you looked up the C content of what you are eating, you are probably getting more C then you think you are. The Dietitian told us this and we wrote it down and learned from her. We wish you the best. Keep us up to date on how you are doing.