Dr Levy explains that 6 grams of vitamin C daily in divided doses (or 2 grams of liposomal vitamin C) is a good starting point for a healthy adult but that as we each have different needs for vitamin C which change over time, ideally we should each start by working out our bowel tolerance dose of vitamin C using sodium ascorbate power. (Liposomal vitamin C doesn't cause loose stools, as almost all of it is absorbed by the body. So this form of vitamin C is not helpful in determining the bowel tolerance dose of vitamin C; the dose our body needs at any one time.)
Dr Levy recommends...paying close attention to how you feel and letting this be a guide to how appropriate your current dosage is. If you feel good at a certain dosage of vitamin C, then you raise it a little more and find no increased benefit, then you are probably taking as much as your body can use.
When you have worked out your necessary dosage, you can take it as sodium ascorbate or liposomal vitamin C or a combination of the two. 1 gram of liposomal C = 3-4 grams of sodium ascorbate powder, 2 grams = 9-10 grams of power, 3 grams = 12-18 grams of power, says Levy.
Originally posted by toastyr
Hi Julie, so how much does one tablespoon of liposomal equal? I'm sure it's been answered, this thread is huge. I don't feel like doing a math problem at the moment, lol, I've been taking about 10oz a day total.
Originally posted by diegodog
EDIT: I can't read. LOL
So wouldn't you get 375mg per ounce?
The study, conducted by Prof Margreet Vissers and colleagues from the University of Otago in Christchurch, New Zealand, has shown that skeletal muscle is very sensitive to changes in vitamin C intake, and that the vitamin C content in muscle will fall if intake decreases below optimal levels. This is likely to affect muscle function.
The scientists gave 54 males aged between 18 and 35 either half a kiwifruit or two kiwifruit a day over a six week period. They then measured the vitamin C content in muscle and elsewhere in the body.
They found that general energy levels were increased with the ‘two per day’ kiwifruit dose, and this is likely to reflect the optimal muscle function under these conditions.
Originally posted by diegodog
I been doing a lot of research and have found some potentially bad news on the Ascorbic we are taking. Almost all vitamin c/Ascorbic Acid is derived from GMO Corn. Its near impossible to find GMO-free ascorbic acid/vitamin c.
Does anyone have a source for NON-GMO Ascorbic acid that we can buy in bulk (such as the NOW brand sold on Amazon (made with GMO corn)).
L-ascorbic acid USP-FCC*.
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Originally posted by boxertwin
reply to post by hardamber
I've just started using the Now brand - glad to hear they use a non-gmo source.
Thanks for sharing!
An investigator researching for this piece actually got in contact with NOW, a leading supplement producer. They asked about how they extract their vitamin C products when considering the high percentage of GM corn that currently supplies the industry. Concerned for their health and the health of consumers, worldwide, they wanted to know if they were swallowing GMOs - or at least vitamins derived from GMOs. In response to their inquiry, a NOW team member replied:
"All of our C is derived from standard corn not certified to be non-GMO... Many products [in the industry at large] contain soy or corn derivatives which are generally GMO'd. We are motivated towards non-GMO-sourced products."