Difference of Alkaline Based and Acid Based Vitamin C

mika

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It is said that Alkaline based vitamin C is better to consume than Acid based. And below are the description/comparison of each type of vitamin C supplement.

Alkaline Based:
- Pure and natural
- Dissolves 5x faster
- non irritant to the stomach
- safe for babies
-can be taken in mega dose for better health result
-95% absorbed by the body
-neutralizes acidity

Acid Based:
- with binders
- dissolves slowly
- irritates stomach
- not advisable for babies
- body can not tolerate more than 500mg a day
- only 25% is absorbed by the body
- reinforces acidity
 

PWiD

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So.... What're examples of Alkaline based vitamin C products? Seems like most of our products are acidic.
 

mika

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There are some alkaline based Vitamin C here just like Royale C. Maybe there are also some Alkaline based vitamin C available in some other countries, just ask for it in a drug store.
 

clan_NEt

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Acid Based:
- with binders
- dissolves slowly
- irritates stomach
- not advisable for babies
- body can not tolerate more than 500mg a day
- only 25% is absorbed by the body
- reinforces acidity
only 25% absorbed?? that is pretty darn low man. Oranges, lemons are all acidic based.
 

Lee11

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Very helpful, Mika, thank you. I think the acidic vitamin c is what they call ascorbic acid? I shall look more into this. It is vital as an antioxidant and the one vitamin I will not do without! I have read in nutritional journals that alkaline versions are superior, so you are truly spot-on. I will look more into it and definitely change my brand of vitamin c. Cheers X
 

karmaman

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I take vitamin C supplements occasionally, but I prefer to eat fruits and vegetables high in the vitamin instead of taking capsules.

I've never heard about alkaline vitamin C. Is there any scientific data showing that it's more effective on the body?
 

shadowoflight

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Vitamin C itself is an acid - the name says it call...ascorbic acid.

Do you mean those that have been chelated or paired with minerals like Ascorbates?

If so then yes, when paired this way, both the mineral and the acid itself is better absorbed, like in Calcium Ascorbate, you would get some calcium on top of the easier to absorb vitamin c. Some call them 'buffered' vitamin c and are recommended to people who have sensitive stomachs.

I wrote more about it here
 

shadowoflight

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You don't have to buy Royale C.

In fact, I don't recommend it - because it's based on sodium ascorbate, that means it's sodium + ascorbic acid.

We already have too much sodium in our diets from salt (sodium chloride).

Also, it's not really alkaline. It's more 'neutral' than 'alkaline' because Royale C's sodium ascorbate only a PH 7.4.

PH 7 is neutral. Usually, PH 8 - 12 is considered alkaline.

If you want a non acidic vitamin C, get Calcium Ascorbate instead, so you get both vitamin C and calcium together.
 

Yukime

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well im currently taking sodium ascorbate and its alkaline based.it soothed me well.

i also sell ultima-c sodium ascorbate.definitely great than any other vit.c out there