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Old 06-04-2010, 03:28 PM
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I have found plain old ascorbic acid very effective for eliminating colds and other minor diseases quickly, like in 24 hours or less if taken to bowel tolerance.

So in cost analysis, which I am always thinking of
What does a 500mg tablet of alma cost and exactly how much vitamin c does it provide?
Can it compare to a standard bottle of ascorbic acid.
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So in cost analysis, which I am always thinking of
What does a 500mg tablet of alma cost and exactly how much vitamin c does it provide?
Can it compare to a standard bottle of ascorbic acid.
You would need to take much less amla than vitamin C.

Amla contains approx. 20 times more Vitamin C than oranges, is 10-20 times better assimilated than USP Vit. C and has a unique antioxidant profile including healthy tannins which work synergistically with its Vitamin C content for stability.
https://www.iherb.com/Paradise-Herbs-...Caps/4458?at=0

I like this brand the best
https://www.iherb.com/Himalaya-USA-Am...lets/3693?at=0


Amla Berry, the Indian gooseberry, provides the highest concentration of vitamin C of any natural source. This whole food vitamin C with naturally occurring bioflavonoids is 12 times more assimilable than synthetic vitamin C.

Amla, revered for over 5,000 years in Ayurvedic medicine for its anti-aging and immune enhancing properties, contains a superior source of vitamin C as well as high levels of the antioxidant Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) and tannins which inhibit the degradation of vitamin C and act as cellular protective agents against oxidative stress. Research shows that Amla increases protein synthesis.
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:22 AM
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So how many mg of vitamin c does a standard size alma tablet have?
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100 gm. of Amla contains about 700 mg. of vitamin C.
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Researchers have also shown that just 8.7 mg of natural vitamin C from Amla is equivalent to 100 mg of synthetic vitamin C. (for equivalence)

https://www.articlesfactory.com/artic...la-powder.html
1 gm = 1000 mg
700mg = 0.7 gm

100gm amla contains 0.7 gm of vitc

so 1gm amla contains 0.007gm vitc

A standard "Himalaya brand" capsule is 600mg. I prefer powder though.

then 600 mg amla should be 0.6gm x 0.007gm = 0.42gm of vitc in each cap. or 420mg (0.42 x 1000)

check my math just in case. and note the second sentence in that quote.
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The fallacy of medicine is that if you do not get enough Vit C you get scurvy. It ends there! But the fact is although 50 mg a day of ascorbic acid prevents scurvy, 500mg a day lowers heart disease, cancer etc and higher doses are great for other issues. But pharma cannot make $$$ of of Vit C.
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The fallacy of medicine is that if you do not get enough Vit C you get scurvy. It ends there! But the fact is although 50 mg a day of ascorbic acid prevents scurvy, 500mg a day lowers heart disease, cancer etc and higher doses are great for other issues. But pharma cannot make $$$ of of Vit C.
Same story with vitamin D and magnesium.

Magnesium consumption intake is only 68% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of magnesium for adult women and 80% of the RDA for adult men (National Research Council 1989). The average pregnant woman in the United States consumes only 34–58% of her RDA for magnesium (Franz 1987).

and those are old studies, since then more junk food is bought now and junk food is almost always magnesium deficient. Krispin has good magnesium information

I don't suppose I have to remind readers here the current RDA for vitamin D is grossly inadequate. Most people require 1000iu daily per 25lbs weight. On average5000~6000iu/daily is needed to get around 60ng/ml ~ 150nmol/l
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I am getting into pumpkin seeds. Excellent source of magnesium.
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I am getting into pumpkin seeds. Excellent source of magnesium.
So do cashews. In their raw form, cashews contain 82.5 milligrams of magnesium per ounce. Yummy!
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Yeah, almost all of it is...camu camu is also a good source for vitamin c...and if you are looking for the full C benefits, you want a vit c complex, not just ascorbic acid, you need the full spectrum of bioflavanoids, etc
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