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What is the best BRAND of Vitamin C to take?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 08, 2012 at 3:26 PM

I am looking for the best Vitamin C to take, I have adrenal fatigue, and was told i need to take Vitamin C, but there are SOO many. I read this post and it said to take Ascorbic acid, but that upsets my stomach.

http://paleohacks.com/questions/65801/the-ultimate-supplemental-paleohacks-thread#axzz1Ye53iflQ

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on April 26, 2014
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Some folks make their own. I've not done it but you could google for how to make liposomal vitamin c at home.

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on October 09, 2012
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from what i can tell, the best form of Vit C is 'sodium ascorbate' (which is the form used in Lypo-Spheric)

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on October 08, 2012
at 10:15 PM

Getting a high quality natural form of vitamin C will be much more rewarding for your health and probably won't give you stomach problems either. acerola, camu-camu, barley grass, raw/fermented cabbage, and potatoes are all good sources. Get a range of vitamin C. You won't get the full benefits from isolated nutrients.

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on October 08, 2012
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I disagree with taking ascorbic acid by itself. Vitamin C, much like other vitamins is not one, single chemical. It is a complex or a range of chemicals that provide the health benefits. It's like the difference between taking Fermented cod liver oil and high temp cod liver oil with just synthetic vitamin D3 and Retinol thrown in. You miss out on that range nutrients. Not to mention it's usually derived from GMO Corn. I avoid any product using GMO even if it doesn't contain the problematic proteins simply because I am ethically against it.

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on October 08, 2012
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I'm with the Paleo Plan folks* on this: "I don’t think that the tiny amounts of soy lecithin that are ubiquitous in supplements, chocolate, and all sorts of otherwise Paleo products are going to be the death of anyone (unless they have a life-threatening soy allergy)." I've not noticed any soy effects (and I did a 60-day elimination) so I figure the benefits of the form is worth the trade-off. But for soy-sensitive folks, that may not be the case. *http://www.paleoplan.com/2012/05-01/qa-is-soy-lecithin-paleo/

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on October 08, 2012
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I see that it has soy in it.. Soy is really bad and I avoid it as much as possible. Have you noticed the effects of soy?

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on October 08, 2012
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Sqeeze an entire lime into a glass of ice. Add one shot of tequila. Salt optional.

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on October 08, 2012
at 05:46 PM

Vitamin C is ascorbic acid. It's probably best to get it from food - try lemons and limes.

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http://www.nowfoods.com/Supplements/Products-by-Category/Vitamins/Vitamin-C-Powders/M003555.htm here is a brand im looking at

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on October 08, 2012
at 03:29 PM

citrus fruit works just fine.

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on October 08, 2012
at 05:39 PM

If you can afford it, you might want to consider LivOn's Lypo-Spheric??? Vitamin C. It's been recommended to me by nutrition pals because the phospholipid form is thought to increase absorbability.

I keep some on hand for when I think I need it (e.g., feel a cold coming on). It tastes awful, so I put about 2-3T of water in a glass, empty the packet into the glass, and then shoot the whole thing.

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on October 08, 2012
at 06:43 PM

I see that it has soy in it.. Soy is really bad and I avoid it as much as possible. Have you noticed the effects of soy?

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on October 09, 2012
at 02:01 AM

from what i can tell, the best form of Vit C is 'sodium ascorbate' (which is the form used in Lypo-Spheric)

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on October 08, 2012
at 09:19 PM

I'm with the Paleo Plan folks* on this: "I don’t think that the tiny amounts of soy lecithin that are ubiquitous in supplements, chocolate, and all sorts of otherwise Paleo products are going to be the death of anyone (unless they have a life-threatening soy allergy)." I've not noticed any soy effects (and I did a 60-day elimination) so I figure the benefits of the form is worth the trade-off. But for soy-sensitive folks, that may not be the case. *http://www.paleoplan.com/2012/05-01/qa-is-soy-lecithin-paleo/

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on April 26, 2014
at 12:40 PM

Some folks make their own. I've not done it but you could google for how to make liposomal vitamin c at home.

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on October 08, 2012
at 05:08 PM

Buy 100% ascerola powder (not NOW foods brand!) I also had some luck with the "garden of Life" Raw C. I don't think it has any ascorbic acid in it.

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on April 26, 2014
at 12:33 PM

Red Bell Peppers!

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on April 26, 2014
at 12:00 PM

Vit c is made up of many components and is not ascorbic acid. If you can't get enough from natural sources then you need something complete. Nothing whatsoever suggested here gives you what you need from a supplement. Have a look at this it is what I use!

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on October 08, 2012
at 09:55 PM

Oranges, kiwi, strawberries, and so on, there's plenty of choice for the best vitamin C :)

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on October 08, 2012
at 04:36 PM

drink rose hip tea - lots of vit C. or eat an orange, but rose hips have more C in them than oranges.

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on October 08, 2012
at 03:45 PM

Hi Kaylee. So that Now Foods is ascorbic acid--which is what I take. I would mix it with water and shoot down after a meal if you find it bothers your stomach. It's just a small amount at a time and your could even spread it out more.

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