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calcium ascorbate vs ascorbic acid

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Yes, buffered ascorbate (including calcium, magnesium and sodium ascorbate) is absorbed as well as ascorbic acid. The best-absorbed form of vitamin C ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Not necessarily;same: All vitamins go by 2 names, their letter name & chemical name. Ascorbic acid is the chemical name of vit c, as pyridoxine is the chemical name of b6 e ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Not exactly the same: Sodium ascorbate is one of the mineral salts contained in ascorbic acid/vitamin C. It does not seem to be more bioavailable (available for use by the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vitamin C: nursing: It is safe to take vitamin C while nursing, but it is not necessary to take it daily in the amounts stated.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Should be safe: I think everyone should supplement with Vitamin C and most benefit from magnesium so magnesium ascorbate is a good form to take, whether you are on wa ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Magnesium: https://www.swansonvitamins.com/blog/chelsea/magnesium-types-compared Good site for comparisons. Mag Citrate is common brand with good absorption.
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
16 years experience Family Medicine
Naturopaths: As a md, I have never prescribed or administered vitamin c injections. However, naturopathic doctors do, so i would recommend seeing a naturopath.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes, however...: I strongly advise you take Vitamin C, ideally 1000 mg 2-3x/day, but you should try to find forms without sodium. I don't know what's available in Denm ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Food allergens are made of protein and neither of these products has it. Tell us more about your reaction to mixed fruits and what kinds of fruits we ... Read More

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