personally I dont like ascorbic acid, I could be misguided, but I prefer Amla-c made from berries by Pure Planet. I find juicing probably does me well
in the vit c area..although natures Plus chewables are really good, its still ascorbic acid, which may be ok but the way It was explained to me is
the ascorbic acid isnt complete like vit c from a berry or fruit with all the other stuff, like a steering wheel with no car...Its probably good still
though, I hear vit c is a very under rated vitamin.
From what I've seen lately I'd avoid artificial supplementation.
These things like anti-oxidants and vitamins are becoming like drugs in mega-doses, and we never evolved with any of that.
Strange, the site is full of anti-medicine and people, and yet we find these artificially produced substances in almost everything these days, from
"functional foods" to preservatives.
And people accept it simply on the basis of good marketing.
And then we should still take extra doses!
Where is the proof that this is safe, or at least necessary and desirable?
Not to knock what anyone believes or chooses to do, just another view.
Although Vitamin C is at least not harmful to most people so far, but some other supplements may increase health-risks:
Laboratory produced Vitamin C is apparently made from: 1.Sorbitol 2.Acetone (nail polish remover) 3.Perchloric Acid (rocket fuel and explosives)
4.Benzene 5. Nickel 6. Bleach 7.Toluene (solvent in glue and paint).
Oh yummy, I'm sure we need to shove loads of that stuff into our systems.
But em, what's it supposed to do again, except for some kind of very worrying overdrive in mega-doses, which could be a placebo?
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well technically, i didn't mean it like a brand, i meant the type...
i heard there was this "chelated vitamin c"
that was better or something?
i don't know much.
Chelate means to "grab onto" and is a process that doctors use to remove heavy metal toxins from the blood (the chelating agent binds onto the heavy
metals, producing a larger non-bioactive molecule which can be excreted). There are several chemicals to do this and Vitamin C is one of them. Note
that Vitamin C will remove all minerals by chelation, not just the bad ones. This means that it is important to supplement minerals if taking large
(tens of grams) doses of vitamin C.
Generally, Vitamin C preparations that include these additional mineral supplements are called "chelated vitamin C". This is a marketing
misunderstanding, the vitamin C is not chelated, it contains minerals that vitamin C would chelate.
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