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Doctor insights on: Calcium Ascorbate Vs Ascorbic Acid

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Is ascorbic acid a synthetic form of vitamin c? What is more effective calcium ascorbate or sodium ascorbate?

Is ascorbic acid a synthetic form of vitamin c? What is more effective calcium ascorbate or sodium ascorbate?

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 etc.Ascorbic acid refers to both natural & synthetic forms.Almost all vit c supps are synthetic & most derived from corn which is likely gmo.I favor c from non-corn sources like cassava root.Calcium & sodium ascorbate are equally effective.See comment:. ...Read more

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Can your body the same amount C-vitaming from absorb calcium ascorbate and ascorbic acid? I have problems with my stomach.

Can your body the same amount C-vitaming from absorb calcium ascorbate and ascorbic acid? I have problems with my stomach.

Yes: Yes, buffered ascorbate (including calcium, magnesium and sodium ascorbate) is absorbed as well as ascorbic acid.
The best-absorbed form of vitamin C is liposomal Vit. C.
Lyposphreric C, which is sodium ascorbate mixed with phospholipids for enhanced absorption, is a product I often recommend. See
http://www.livonlabs.com/cgi-bin/start.cgi/liposome-encapsulated/lypo-spheric-vitamin-c.html ...Read more

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Is Sodium Ascorbate the sane as Ascorbic Acid? What's the difference? Is it safe to megadose?

Is Sodium Ascorbate the sane as Ascorbic Acid? What's the difference? Is it safe to megadose?

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 body) than other forms of vitamin C supplementation. There is also the down side that it contains sodium. I would discourage you from considering megadosing anything, including vitamin C. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?

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 Denmark, but in the US you can find ascorbic acid, or calcium or magnesium ascorbate without sodium. Lypo-spheric Vit. C is esp. well-absorbed,but has 120 mg of sodium, but a low sodium diet usually allows 2000mg/day. Vit. C is best with bioflavonoids. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to calcium ascorbate or citric acid? I am not allergic to any fruit that I know of but had a bad reaction to mixed fruit with tho

Can you be allergic to calcium ascorbate or citric acid?  I am not allergic to any fruit that I know of but had a bad reaction to mixed fruit with tho

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 were present in it so that we can provide you some answer ...Read more

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Is it okay to take calcium ascorbate (non-acidic vit. C) if you're acidic and had acid problem?

Yes: I recommend everyone take 500-2000 mg of Vit C twice a day and if you have an acid problem it's wise to take a buffered form like calcium ascorbate. You should not have any difficulty tolerating this.
If by "acid problem" you mean tendency to heartburn please see http://tinyurl.com/p88fxjm
for great advice on approaches to curing it. ...Read more

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My breakfast has 10g of fibre 15g protein, 25% vitamin a, 10% vitamin c, 14% calcium, 62% iron, 40%vitamin E, 36%niacin, 43% folate (folic acid) is that healthy ?

My breakfast has 10g of fibre 15g protein, 25% vitamin a, 10% vitamin c, 14% calcium, 62% iron, 40%vitamin E, 36%niacin, 43% folate (folic acid) is that healthy ?

Reasonable but...: All of those sound reasonable but in order to know if it si healthy I would like to know how much carbohydrates, sugars and fats and what type of fats. Also, is the Vitamin E natural (d-alpha tocopherol) or synthetic (dl-alpha tocopheral)- synthetic may be harmful. Does it contain GMO's? Is it organic? If not, it may have significant pesticide residues. Consider adding fresh fruit and/or nuts. ...Read more

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Can pure ascorbic acid be taken sublingually?

Can pure ascorbic acid be taken sublingually?

Yes, definitely: Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is the major antioxidant. You can use drops, capsules or tablets as a sublingual to be easily digested under the tongue.
Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Could you take centrum with cecon ascorbic acid?

Could you take centrum with cecon ascorbic acid?

Yes: It means that you will be getting higher than the recommended dietary allowance for Vitamin C which is fine.. ...Read more

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Whats the significance of ascorbic acid in urine?

Whats the significance of ascorbic acid in urine?

Vitamin C: Ascorbic acid, or vitamin c, is a water-soluble vitamin important in our diet. Excess amounts of vitamin c can be excreted via the urine if the body has enough. Other water-soluble vitamins include: vitamin b complex and urine excretion of these is also a common means by which to remove excess from the body. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an allergy to ascorbic acid?

How do I know if I have an allergy to ascorbic acid?

Allergy symptoms: Allergy symptoms are varied and may include hives, itchy, swelling, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, wheezing, throat swelling, shortness of breath, stomach pain, vomiting or diarrhea. When people are allergic to a food most reactions occur soon after ingestion. It is doubtful that someone is allergic to ascorbic acid although it is possible to react to citrus fruits. ...Read more

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Is ascorbic acid involved in synthesis of andrenaline?

Is ascorbic acid involved in synthesis of andrenaline?

Ascorbic acid: is an essential nutrient, but not involved directly in synthesis of adrenaline. Ascorbic acid intake does not affect adrenaline levels. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my symptoms are an allergy to ascorbic acid?

How can I tell if my symptoms are an allergy to ascorbic acid?

NOT: I doubt you are allergic to Vitamin C= ascorbic acid, since we need it to live. You may be allergic to an ingredient in a pill that contains vitamin C or a supplement with added ingredients. Check all ingredients. ...Read more

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How many hours/days does ascorbic acid stay in the body through an intramuscular injection?

How many hours/days does ascorbic acid stay in the body through an intramuscular injection?

Unknown: Ascorbic acid is generally given by mouth and there is much debate on how long it lasts in the human body. The half life is described in the medical literature as being anywhere between 30 min and 17 days. In general we think of vitamin c levels easily reaching capacity and having a relatively short half life which is why we advise for daily oral supplementation. ...Read more

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I use cecon (ascorbic acid) drops to my 3month old baby only 2 drops i thing is better to my baby or not is better to my baby?

I use cecon (ascorbic acid) drops to my 3month old  baby only 2 drops i thing is better to my baby  or not is better to my baby?

Vit C infant drops: These are vitamin C supplement drops. At the correct dosage, it probably will not cause any harm to your baby. I am not sure why the baby is on them though? It is unlikely your baby has a Vitamin C deficiency. ...Read more

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How many mg of ascorbic acid should I take to help me heal?I have chickenpox and currently taking 500mg vit c twice a day + 50mg. A total of 1050mg.

Up to 20,000 mg/day!: The sicker you are the more vitamin c you need. A common concept by nutritionally-oriented docs is to take as much vit c as your body can absorb- you know you are at the limit when you get loose stools (this is called bowel tolerance). Try 2000 mg every 1-2 hours until you get loose stools to find out how much your body needs- see http://bit.Ly/1dml8dy for details! ...Read more

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Is vitamin C ascorbic acid?

Is vitamin C ascorbic acid?

Yes: It comes in several forms with the most common being sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid. ...Read more

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Cecon (ascorbic acid) is for what?

Cecon (ascorbic acid) is for what?

Vitamin C : Ascorbic acid is readily available in most diets in the us, but lack of vitamin c causes scurvy. Needed to maintain skin, cartilage, tooth, bone and blood vessel health. It is an antioxident in the body. ...Read more

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Can ascorbic acid cause headaches?

Vit C: Great question. Vit c (ascorbic acid) plays a role in tissue regeneration and healing. It is necessary for healthy ligaments, tendons, skin, and blood vessels.

There are several studies that point towards Ascorbic Acid helping those with headaches, but headaches are a known side-effect of large doses of ascorbic acid. ...Read more

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Side effects of taking 500mg ascorbic acid a day?

Side effects of taking 500mg ascorbic acid a day?

Safe to take: There really shouldn't be any side effects at that dose. That is the recommended dose for many brands of over the counter vitamin c supplements. As with any pill/drug/supplement you may have upset stomach from taking it or have an allergic response to it. Alwys check with your doctor before starting any supplement to ensure that it is safe for you to take. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the best dietary food sources of ascorbic acid?

Citrus fruits,kiwi: Best source is citrus fruits one orange provides70mgm of ascorbic acid.While a grapefruit provides 170 mgm of ascorbic acid.Kiwi fruit is the best source, smal fruit has 60 mgm of ascorbic acid. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ascorbic acid overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Ascorbic acid overdose?

Ascorbic acid O/D: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Excessive doses of Vitamin C can cause: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, abdominal bloating & cramps, headache, insomnia & renal calculi. REF: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/vitamin-c/faq-20058030 ...Read more

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Is there a problem in giving a 500 mg ascorbic acid to a five year old?

Is there a problem in giving a 500 mg ascorbic acid to a five year old?

No problem at all: Vitamin c (ascorbic acid) is extremely safe. The most common side effect of taking too much is a mild laxative effect, as any that is not absorbed remains in the GI tract and may cause loose stools. However, a 500 mg dose is unlikely to cause any problems in a 5 year old, in fact 500 mg could safely given 3-4x/day. The dose that has a laxative effect in adults is usually about 8, 000-10, 000 mg/day. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects while taking ascorbic acid 100mg per day?

Lots!: You can get belly pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, painful urination, bloody urine, headache, flushing, lightheadedness, kidney stones, or even an allergic reaction (hives, facial swelling, etc.). Also Ascorbic Acid (vitamin c) can interact or interfere with medications. ...Read more