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Old 02-17-2003, 07:41 PM   #16
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Re: Mineral Ascorbates

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When people think "Vitamin C" they usually think "Ascorbic Acid". This is the form found in nearly all supplements. The problem with ascorbic acid is that it is only an intermediary form of vitamin C when in the liver. It causes all the symptoms, if taken in large doses as described here: diarrhea, citrus burps, etc... Ascorbic Acid, while suitable for citrus fuits, etc.. is not really suitable for the human body. As more is ingested, the more difficult it becomes for the human body to utilize it. Further complications arise because ascorbic acid has a PH of around 2, and when ingested in any substantial quantities, will lower the urine from 7 to around 4, irritating the bladder and inducing excessive urination.

It is estimated that up to 98% of humans on planet earth suffers from subclinical scurvy. The FDA recommendations of 10-125 mg a day are defined as the bare minimum to inhibit scurvy. One of the problems is this conception that ascorbic acid is the "true" vitamin C. Nothing can be further from the truth. "Real" vitamin C is a complex of seven neutral (NOT acidic) mineral ascorbates. The body properly processes these ascorbates, and ascorbic acid is one of the substances produced. In addition, it has been found that vitamin C in all forms; including ascorbic acid - is always found with bioflavinoids. It is a sad misconception that we can "isolate" and "refine" a single chemical and call it healthy. This just doesn't happen in nature. It happens in the pharmaceutical, drug, and food industry. Bioflavinoids work in conjunction with the seven neutral mineral ascorbates in a properly balanced and harmonious system. This same balance should be applied to our vitamin supplements. Unfortunately, most multi-vitamin supplements are conconted in unhealthy, misunderstood, and fundamentally "broken" arrangements. The science for this is NOT perfect, but a lot IS known about what vitamins supplement each other, and how they interact. That said, there are a lot of good vitamin supplements out there.

If you are taking large doses of vitamin C, which I personally recommend, then please do NOT just pop 100% pure ascorbic acid. It's nuts. It's asking for trouble. Go to www.alacer.com, or any other vendor that understands mineral ascorbates, and get the real vitamin C. With mineral ascorbates, even in ultra large doses of 1000mg multiple times a day, your PH will not change, you will NOT get acidic burps, and you WILL be giving your body the vitamin C it needs. And you WILL feel the difference! At least I do. But talk to your doctor or whatever, and make your own informed decisions.

You know, this same concept isolating pure chemicals is rampant in modern society. It applies especially to the evil sugar industry. Void of any nutrious value, all empty calories, and full of harmful medical pitfalls, pure refined sugar is stripped of all the micronutrients, minerals, and vitamins that accompany it in nature. The sugar industry boats that sugar is so refined, at 99.999 percent pure or whatever - that it is purer than ivory soap. How we can't draw parallels to the hard and soft drug industries is beyond me.
Mine have bioflavonoids.

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Paging Dr. Melon

I drink one large Coolata a day (Sometimes Two a day)
One 24 Oz Coffee (One a day)
One Large Eclair (One a Day)
A 1lb Bag of Doritos (2 days)
1b Bag of Chips (2 Days)
1 Pint of Dip (Original HIdden Valley)
24 Cans of Vanilla Coke a week


The good news is.....

I am not drinking or smoking anymore!


Am I going to die?
LOL...the stimulants and the sugars boggle my mind...

I'm guessing you'll probably end up with a "mysterious" Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Type II Diabetes someday.

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omg now i want an eclair.

i think melon should have his own forum where we just ask him random questions about vitamins and the index.dat thing and such.
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LOL...the stimulants and the sugars boggle my mind...

I'm guessing you'll probably end up with a "mysterious" Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Type II Diabetes someday.

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What about headaches? LOL
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