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Doctor insights on: How To Lose Weight With Vitamin C And Sodium Ascorbate

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

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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Is it possible for me to lose weight with a b complex and vitamin c?

Is it possible for me to lose weight with a b complex and vitamin c?

You will need to: Exercise and eat healthfully to lose weight - not just take vitamins. ...Read more

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Please help! What happens when sodium benzoate is combined with vitamin C in the body?

Please help! What happens when sodium benzoate is combined with vitamin C in the body?

Nothing: There was a hoopla a while back about the mix of sodium benzoate (a preservative, chemically interchangeable to the natural benzoic acid that makes cranberries so tasty) and Ascorbic Acid (added to make fake orange drink healthy, I guess) forming benzene if left to sit in the hot sun. The amount was tiny and I wouldn't worry about it in your body. This stuff is silly. Don't worry. ...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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How many milligram of vitamin C can a 16months baby with 8kg weight, can tolerate?

At least 1000 mg: Vitamin c is extremely safe, so the worst that might happen from too much is loose stools. The vitamin c foundation recommends that 1 year olds take 1000 mg a day, 2 yo's take 2000 mg/day and those 3 and over take 3000 mg/day, best divided into 2 or doses throughout the day. See http://www. Vitamincfoundation. Org/vitcrda. Shtml. ...Read more

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I bought vitamin C with rose hips and was wondering does it help lose wieght?

No: "vitamin c with rose hips" is vitamin c manufactured from common chemicals like all other commercial vitamin c, with a tiny amount of pulp from dead roses added so that people will be willing to pay much more. If you are interested in supplements and vitamins, get with an ethical, evidence-based holistic practitioner; to lose weight, focus on aerobic fitness & sensible eating. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could b compltex with vitamin C help gain weight?

Could b compltex with vitamin C help gain weight?

VITAMINS: UNLIKELY. TO INCREASE ATP PRODUCTION AT A CELLULAR LEVEL I RECOMMEND RIBOSE/CARNATINE/UBIQUINOL. The big ones to watch for are the FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS A D K E. You can see my recommendations on www. Rejuvenation-science. Com, I would recommend a GF DIET WWW. WHOLEAPPROACH. COM & WWW. GUTBLISS. COM ...Read more

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How much vitamin C will I give if my baby has colds and weight 8kg?

How much vitamin C will I give if my baby has colds and weight 8kg?

See below: Additional intake of vitamin c or zinc has been known to have preventive effect against "colds, " however, administration of vitamin c is very unlikely to exert any beneficial effect in anyone already having one. ...Read more

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What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin C for children aged 7/8 with the weight in the high 70's/low 80's? It is for immune system health.

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin C for children aged 7/8 with the weight in the high 70's/low 80's? It is for immune system health.

Vit C: Vit C is water soluble, which means the body will use only what it needs. The amount recommended, RDA, varies depending upon patient age as well as the purpose for taking the vitamin. So for a 7/8 year old the RDA is 25 mg and the UL (upper limit) safe to give is 650 mg daily. For anti cancer, cold, & antioxidant benefits the recommendations start at 200 mg daily, See PMD. ...Read more

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Hello, How can I benefit from panax genseng and complex B with vitamin C, if I am 25 years old and 52 kg, Can I gain weight if I took them?

Hello, How can I benefit from panax genseng and complex B with vitamin C, if I am 25 years old and 52 kg, Can I gain weight if I took them?

No: You will not gain weight with these, but your wallet may become thinner. With a normal diet there is seldom a need for supplementary vitamins, and certainly not ginseng. If you want to gain weight (which may or may not be appropriate) you need to consume more calories than you are using. Simple math. Good luck. ...Read more

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My wife has had a sore tongue for last 3-4 days. Will gurgling with salt water and vitamin C help?

My wife has had a sore tongue for last 3-4 days. Will gurgling with salt water and vitamin C help?

IT CAN HELP A LITTLE: Depending on the reason why the tongue is sore, this can help.
Nevertheless other symptoms should be checked.
If the irritation lasts more than a week, consult a doctor.
Good mouth hygiene will help a lot. ...Read more

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Is there any harm taking 1 scoop of whey protien, one multivitamin, 1tab vitamin E 400ui, 1tab vitamin C 500mg together after weight training workout?

Is there any harm taking 1 scoop of whey protien, one multivitamin, 1tab vitamin E 400ui, 1tab vitamin C 500mg together after weight training workout?

Seems OK: The above mention supplements are in common use and the amount you indicated is in safe range and so should be ok to use. Remember that supplements are meant to supplement and should not the primary source of your vitamins/proteins etc. A well balanced diet with plenty of fruits/veggies should a better approach. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm looking for best vitamin C supplements. What do you recommend?

I'm looking for best vitamin C supplements. What do you recommend?

Not necessarily one: Best. If you really feel like you need to take a vitamin C supplement, as it will always be better to derive it from natural sources like fruits and vegetables, consider purchasing a supplement which is either USP or NSF certified. At least in these instances there is third party validation for the potency, purity, and limits of contamination. ...Read more

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I think that I aspirated vitamin C pill. Would I be coughing if it were in my lungs? Is it unlikely if I'm not coughing?

I think that I aspirated vitamin C pill. Would I be coughing if it were in my lungs? Is it unlikely if I'm not coughing?

Cough protects you: Aspirating happens quite commonly -I can't even count how many times I've taken a drink of water and it 'went down the wrong pipe'. The cough reflex is there to protect the lungs, and in ur case I would be almost certain ur body did what it was supposed to do -cough it OUT of the airways and back into the GI tract -oropharynx or esophagus. If cough persists, you have pain or other symptoms-see doc ...Read more

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I take 6, 000 g of vitamin c. Apart from occasional mild diarrhea, I have no other obvious side effects. Are there other negatives for me? I'm 75.

You don't: 6, 000 g of anything is 6kg, or just> 13 lbs. You probably mean 6, 000 mg, which would be 6grams. 1 or 2 grams (! -2, 000 mg) should be more than enough. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take eye supplement and vitamin C. I'm trying to get pregnant.

Is it ok to take eye supplement and vitamin C. I'm trying to get pregnant.

Probably: "Eye supplements" often contain a large number of vitamins/micronutrients which may overlap with ingredients in a prenatal vitamin to result in higher-than-recommended doses of certain ingredients. Excess vitamin C is removed by the kidneys, but not all excesses can be removed by the body so easily.
It would be better to take a daily prenatal vitamin and no further supplements while pregnant. ...Read more

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These vitamin C pills I'm taking have been making me sick. What should I do?

Stop taking: If a supplement is making you sick and the vitamin is easily available in foods such as oranges, grapefruits, kiwis, and broccoli, then switch to natural forms and skip the pills. ...Read more

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If I'm not in the sun a lot, do I have to take vitamin C for my skin?

If I'm not in the sun a lot, do I have to take vitamin C for my skin?

I think you may mean: Vitamin D. As our bodies are able to produce vitamin D through exposure to sun. So if you have limited sun exposure or utilize a significant amount of sunscreen (which may be necessary for a number of reasons), then it probably wouldn't hurt to supplement your diet with a vitamin D supplement. ...Read more

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Think I'm coming down with a cold. I have Emergen-C w 1000mg vitamin c & other vitamins. If I start taking it will it reduce the intensity of the cold?

No: This fizzy vitamin drink, if promoted to treat or prevent a common cold, is a health fraud. There's nothing you can but take good general care of yourself and drink plenty of water. Over-the-counter sniffle and pain meds can be very helpful. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm taking vetiligo, some dr said don't, t take any vitamin C it make worse what about vitamin b6?

What do you advise if I'm taking vetiligo, some dr said don't, t take any vitamin C it make worse what about vitamin b6?

Do you: Mean vertigo or vitiligo? Neither will affect the skin problem. There may be some benefit of b6 in vertigo, but there is no confirmatory scientific data, only anecdotal reports. ...Read more

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