I was told to take 15,000 mg sodium ascorbate

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I was told to take 15,000 mg sodium ascorbate

Post Number:#1  Post by ofonorow » Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:37 am

from the email

I was told to take 15000 mgs of sodium ascorbate a day.
Is this the same stuff? [referring to Vitamin C Foundation Acorbic Acid Powder]

I would appreciate your response or phone call.


Who told you?

Generally, such a suggestion is good advice, however, the amount of vitamin C to consume varies per individual. See http://www.orthomed.com/titrate.htm or visit the Bowel Tolerance forum at http://vitamincfoundation.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=13

The fine powder that the Vitamin C Foundation sells (to help us fund our activities) is ascorbic acid (AA), not sodium ascorbate. The foundation believes that AA is the best form of vitamin C for oral consumption.

Unless there is a specific therapetuc reason why the vitamin C salt, sodium ascorbate, was recommended (e.g. for allergies?), Dr. Cathcart advises that the salt form of vitamin is generally about 1/2 as effective as ascorbic acid for most oral therapeutic uses. (Important Note: The sodium ascorbate is the only form suitable for intravenous administration.)

When you take high amounts of vitamin C as sodium ascorbate, your taking a lot of sodium. We need sodium, granted, but as an alternative to sodium ascorbate, we'd recommend adding some baking soda to help buffer the ascorbic acid when you take it.
Owen R. Fonorow, Orthomolecular Naturopath

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Sodium ascorbate for allergies?

Post Number:#2  Post by jweakman » Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:29 am

ofonorow wrote:
Unless there is a specific therapetuc reason why the vitamin C salt, sodium ascorbate, was recommended (e.g. for allergies?), Dr. Cathcart advises that the salt form of vitamin is generally about 1/2 as effective as ascorbic acid for most oral therapeutic uses.



I didn't know the sodium ascorbate form was better for allergies. If you have allergies, should you consider taking this form, along with ascorbic acid?

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1940s report

Post Number:#3  Post by ofonorow » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:24 pm

See the earlier discussion

http://vitamincfoundation.org/forum/vie ... +allergies

particularly the post by alohamora with a link
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