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 The Miracle of Vitamin C


Vitamin C is considered by many experts to be the antidote to all known toxins. If you smoke, are under stress, need to detoxify, have an infection or disease, you could greatly benefit from taking this “miracle” vitamin.

Many myths surround C, but the reality is that it has been known to cure the incurables when taken in high doses. There is no risk of toxicity because taking too much will cause loose bowels – the best indicator of dosage.

It can be confusing when shopping for vitamin C as it comes in many different forms. According to Dr. Thomas Levy, the most common mineral ascorbates used in vitamin C supplementation include the following:


  • Sodium ascorbate – The best and least expensive of the mineral ascorbates and can be taken at doses of 5 grams or more per day. While it rarely causes problems, anyone who notices elevated blood pressures or ankle edema after high doses of sodium ascorbate would probably be well-advised to supplement with a different form of vitamin C.
  • Calcium ascorbate –  also marketed as an “ester” or “buffered” form of vitamin C.  This form contains calcium, which (despite what you’ve heard) is not something you want to take as a supplement unless balanced with magnesium, since calcium increases your chances of heart attack.
  • Magnesium ascorbate –  the magnesium in this form of C is very effective in reversing the damage done by excess calcium, a condition shared by most older individuals. Bioavailable magnesium (as ascorbate or as magnesium-amino acid chelates; NOT the commonly taken magnesium oxide form) is very effective in mobilizing abnormally deposited calcium throughout the body. Magnesium ascorbate is one of the most effective treatments available for osteoporosis. To save money, you can also take bioavailable magnesium and Sodium Ascorbate separately to achieve results.
  • Potassium ascorbate, Manganese ascorbate, Zinc ascorbate, Molybdenum ascorbate, and Chromium ascorbate – These are not the best types to take if you are mega-dosing.
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate –  the most expensive form, but good in skin creams

Dr. Thomas Levy recommends sodium ascorbate for regular supplementation. For those wishing to have a near-complete absorption of their vitamin C dose, the liposome-encapsulated form of vitamin C is best, but much more expensive. There are also questions about the true effectiveness of liposome C – it depends on how it is formulated, from what I understand.

Remember to check with your doctor before beginning any new supplement to be sure it doesn’t interfere with your medication.


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