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Doctor insights on: The Difference Between Citric Acid Ascorbic Acid Sorbic Acid

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When you want to get the best benefits of vitamin c in a toner which is best? One that has ascorbic acid or with citric acid?

When you want to get the best benefits of vitamin c in a toner which is best? One that has ascorbic acid or with citric acid?

Little difference: I don't believe the present of ascorbic acid or citric acid would make much difference on your skin aside from being a marketing ploy. Having said that, a mildly acidic lotion or soap is usually better for people with eczema vs mildly alkaline ones. ...Read more

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Vitamin C (Definition)

Vitamin C is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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What are foods with vitamin C but no citric acid?

What are foods with vitamin C but no citric acid?

Colored veggies!: Bell peppers; berries; greens; potato skins. Many! ...Read more

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Is sorbic acid allergy related to other food allergens?

Is sorbic acid allergy related to other food allergens?

Potassium sorbate: Sorbic acid can cross-react with potassium sorbate. It is a rare cause of contact dermatitis (a rash) or contact urticarial (hives). ...Read more

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What is the difference between ascorbic acid and vitamin c. What was it's uses?

What is the difference between ascorbic acid and vitamin c. What was it's uses?

One and the same: Ascorbic acid is the chemical name for vitamin c (just as pyridoxine is the chemical name of vit b6 etc.). Vit c is an essential nutrient for every cell of our body. We need it every day as we can't store it. It's crucial for the health of skin, connective tissue, immune system, preventing heart disease etc. See http://www. Lef. Org/magazine/mag2008/apr2008_newly-discovered-benefits-of-vitamin-c_01.Htm. ...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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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?

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?

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

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Can you tell me how ascorbic acid help break down ferritin on a molecular level?

Can you tell me how ascorbic acid help break down ferritin on a molecular level?

Reducing agent: Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) is a reducing agent and helps in the absorption of iron in the duodenum by keeping it in the ferrous state. It may do the same at other sites. ...Read more

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What side effects occur in a child if he was overdosed with ascorbic acid during childhood?

What side effects occur in a child if he was overdosed with ascorbic acid during childhood?

Probably none: While overdosing any vitamin is never recommended, vitamin c is readily excreted in the urine so any excess Ascorbic Acid (vitamin c) doesn't usually build up in the body or cause long-term problems. ...Read more

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Which side effects occur on to a child if he is overdosed with ascorbic acid during childhood?

Which side effects occur on to a child if he is overdosed with ascorbic acid during childhood?

Lots!: He could 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. Talk to his doctor about your concerns, and have him seen right away if he's having symptoms. ...Read more

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Would I benefit more from taking ascorbic acid powder sublingually or orally (i.e. dissolved in water)?

Sublingual bypasses: The gut and this is more bioavailable to your body. Another form of vitamin C is called "liposomal." It's a paste that helps the C get through the gut. Peace and good health. ...Read more