I have some organic traditions camu camu cold extracted powder known for it's exceptionally high vitamin c content and was wondering whether mixing it with only coconut oil would compromise it's bioavailability because of it's water soluble status?
asked bydanno (246)
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on December 21, 2015
at 12:00 PM
Just a guess, but depends on how well your body can digest fats, I'd guess. Since ascorbic acid is hydrophillic, it shouldn't dissolve in fat, so as long as you can emulsify the fat around it with bile, it should be exposed to water, and disolve in it.
So the question is, why mix it with oil? Why not mix it with water and avoid the issue? I suppose you could do that just to protect it from oxidation by covering it in a fat to physically prevent it from accessing oxygen?