reply to post by shoeshiner
Ok I did the math to be sure how much in each dose.
My C powder is 5000mg per teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 US tablespoon
I put in 1 level tablespoon into one cup of water.
So there are 15,000mg of C in my mixture.
I added another cup of water containing the lethicin.
So my mixture is 2 cups total
1 US cup = 8 US fluid ounces.
therefore I have 16 doses at 1 oz.
15,000mg of C divided by 16 = 937.5mg of C per 1 oz dose.
That is less than I thought it would be. It also turns out to be right at my usual threshold for diarrhea. So my next batch I will make without the
baking soda and take 3 oz at once. That should definitely cause diarhea if it is not encapsulated.
The vitamin C is not destroyed and it can't just dissapear. So I will take more to be sure I am over my threshold.
I'm not concerned about doing this in the least because it hasn't even caused a lose stool so far.
Also if 70% is encapsulated, as some have suggested, then about 600mg are encapsulated per 1 oz dose. It is suggested that the absorption rate is at
least 80% with Liposomal encapsulated C. If true then I would be getting about 480mg of C absorbed per 1 oz dose. Also, 30% would be unencapsulated so
if I took 3 oz I should have about 900mg unecapsulated in my stomach at once - my threshold for C and diarrhea. 3 oz would also mean 1800mg
encapsulated and 1500mg absorbed.
Regular C pills have a 16% absorption rate according to what I have read. If the 937mg of C were absorbed like this I would be getting 150mg per dose.
And that would be my limit at one time because of diarrhea. So the liposomal C would allow for much more C to be absorbed at one time because there is
no diarrhea.
I'll let you know how my experiment turns out ...
In fact if that turns out to be the case that 3oz of my mixture reaches the diarrhea threshold I will be theoretically getting 1500mg absorbed as
compared to 150mg absorbed with C pills or powder. Ten times!
edit on 6-6-2012 by MegaMind because: (no reason given)
edit on 6-6-2012 by MegaMind because: (no reason given)