Phoenix Rising: The Gift That Keeps on Giving All Year Long
This holiday season Jody Smith turns her eyes to the people of Phoenix Rising and gives thanks for you all ...
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  1. PeterPositive

    PeterPositive Senior Member

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    Hello,
    I am trying to up my current dose of oral vit C but I kind of stumbled upon a limit of ~2g of ascorbic acid, if I take more of the same my stomach hurts.

    I have tried adding a capsule of Ester C (600mg) without side effects so I was thinking of gradually adding a couple more of these 600mg caps to reach 4g/day. At least for some time.

    Then I stumbled on this article: http://vitamincfoundation.org/esterc.htm
    but I don't know what to think about it.

    Am I understanding it correctly that Ester C is essentially calcium ascorbate? The product I am using (by SuperSmart) doesn't declare it and it doesn't specify the amount of calcium per capsule. Weird.

    Thanks
     
  2. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    Ester C is just calcium ascorbate, nothing special about it. I use powdered sodium ascorbate.
     
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  3. Helen

    Helen Senior Member

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    Hi Peter,

    A kind of vitamin C that is kind to the stomach is sodium ascorbate. I never had any problems with it and heard from many that after changing to this kind the stomach has been OK. Here it comes as a powder that you mix with water. Cheap and simple to use. Maybe that could work for you? BTW I miss the cat with glasses...
     
  4. PeterPositive

    PeterPositive Senior Member

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    Thanks, will give the sodium ascorbate a try if Ester C doesn't work for me.

    Eheh, too many cats in this forum. Thought a bear might add a bit of variety. This is not just a bear this is Fozzie the bear :D
     
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  5. PeterPositive

    PeterPositive Senior Member

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    It seems that the fancy trademark makes it way more expensive though :)
    Next time I'll buy the powder.
     
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  6. Helen

    Helen Senior Member

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    Agree, there are many :). Sorry, I don´t know him. I guess I should...I think he looks pretty scared but tries to make up his face with a smile, or is he drunk?
     
  7. PeterPositive

    PeterPositive Senior Member

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    It's a funny character from the Muppets Show, a little crazy but not drunk :)
     
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    JAM Jill

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  9. Tunguska

    Tunguska Senior Member

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    I tried Ester C but nothing specifically good came of it and it's part of a collection of 3 supplements that gave me problems (gave up trying to isolate). I also read that article and wonder about the processing creating metabolites (threonic acid? since magnesium threonate also was weird for me). I don't know but not worth finishing the bottle to find out.

    I believe time-release arscorbic acid (non-pure, other things in it) has worked most consistent so far, but haven't tried liposomal, for reasons. I can't tell a difference between pure ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbate ignoring dosage beyond gut discomfort but they work too. Those ones I'll finish.
     

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