posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 01:29 AM
My first question about lipo C right now is whether I should be using ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate. I've been using ascorbic acid, but I read
something about it eventually wearing away the enamel on the teeth (and just read that here a few minutes ago too!), though I'd think the better
encapsulated it is, the less likely this would be, and I also know that sodium ascorbate is what the commercial manufacturers use and what's given
when someone does an IV C drip (pH balance is supposed to be easier on the veins). I've also read that in writing medical documents, a lot of
researchers abbreviate with "AA," even when they're referring to sodium ascorbate, which could obviously lead to some confusion. Finally, I've
seen that some people are adding baking soda to their lipo C recipes in order to buffer the ascorbic acid and change the pH balance but--in that
case--why not just use sodium ascorbate to begin with? So far, I've been using ascorbic acid to make my lipo C and I have liked it, but I'm
thinking of switching to the sodium ascorbate, unless there's a reason not to.
Second, what is the recommended brand/source of either ascorbate acid or sodium ascrobate? I was using a brand that I now realize does not say that
the ascorbic acid is GMO-free (meaning that it likely comes from GMO-free corn or rice). In doing some research last night, I found a brand that is
GMO-free and that does not come from China, but it's more expensive (but worth it, to me). I also saw that some people are using rose hips to make
their lipo C or finding crystals that are derived from something other than corn (which hopefully means it has a higher chance of being "safe"), but
I don't know what exactly it is they're using. Do you guys have a brand/source of C that you recommend?