...An orange and supplemental vitamin C are not a one-to-one comparison. Essentially, in relation to the orange, the supplemental vitamin C can be thought of as a segment of the orange. A piece of the puzzle has been removed. Using this same example, with the orange, the pieces (or constituents) vitamin C being one of them, work together to create a cohesive picture. The vitamin C is a piece of that puzzle... Keep reading here!