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Ascorbic Acid or Sodium Ascorbate

Kakashi20

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Ascorbic Acid or Sodium Ascorbate
« on: August 17, 2018, 02:12:27 AM »
I've been having a hard time deciding on what kind of Vitamin C supplements to drink.  Well I've been taking Ascorbic Acid for quite a while and for me it's really effective.  But some years back there are medical articles which says Ascorbic Acid is harmful and Sodium Ascorbate is safer and much more effective than Ascorbic Acid. 

What is your take on this topic?

superlicca

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Re: Ascorbic Acid or Sodium Ascorbate
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 05:21:37 AM »
I am acidic that is why I take Sodium Ascorbate since it is less acidic than ascorbic acid. As far as I know, ascorbic acid can be only harmful if you take too much of it. This can cause diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and headache. But other than that, there is nothing to worry about of taking Ascorbic acid.

anchoreztin

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Re: Ascorbic Acid or Sodium Ascorbate
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 01:58:55 AM »
I prefer sodium ascorbate because it is not acidic. I have problems in acid reflux and if you also have it, I dont recommend it to you because it aggravates acidity.

Alania

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Re: Ascorbic Acid or Sodium Ascorbate
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 10:03:01 AM »
I prefer Sodium as well!

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Re: Ascorbic Acid or Sodium Ascorbate
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 02:34:37 PM »
I think it's always nice to take medicine after meal especially with Vitamins C to avoid acidity. Its chemical component might give a harsh reaction to the body. I will choose Sodium Ascorbate since it has less acidity and milder than Ascorbic Acid. However, always take it along with full meal for safety.