I just bought Vitamin C - 1000mg tablets,and i will start drinking as recomended 1 pill per day,in an attempt to strengthen my immune system...
i am already drinking a multivitamin a day,but that contains a bit of everything,so im adding my vitamin C to big big levels...
My question is should i drink 1 pill a day,or take Half a pill a day,half a pill would give me 500mg per day (still a pretty big dose) and i could make the bottle last 2 months instead of one...im just worried if i take 1 pill a day and its too much i will just be peeing it out,so wasting it...awaiting your replies
Alright thanks man,what i will do is take half in the morning and half in the evening...
that will mean 1000mg per day...plus the multivitamin i take 1 daily which has 120mg,plus the foods and drinks containing vitamin c,it should be enough vitamin c...
and i am a very light person,i mean i have 55-60 kilos for a male of 21 yrs old,and thats mostly my metabolism in works,not caused by a disease or nothing,maybe stress contributes but what i want to say is recomended doses for males of 80,90,100+ kilos do not apply to me,im smaller in body mass so i guess smaller doses of everything will do the trick
I used to take 500 in the morning and 500 at night and even tried 1,000 both in the evening and I read a few articles that vitamin C could increase energy levels. When I stopped taking it at night I noticed I slept better, unless it was all in my mind.
Either way I believe time-release vitamin C is better than splitting it up. I currently just take 1,000mg every morning that's time released as well as a multi and anything else I get from my diet.
I always take the capsules over the tablets, I think they are more easily absorbed in the body. Better than that would be sublingual or liquid. I currently am using Nature's Way C-1,000mg capsules with bioflavonoids, taken in the morning.
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Vitamin C does not last long in the body, so dividing your dosage throughout the day is best.
and actually even though im not so sure i agree with him,and me beeing a small guy(in weight) if thats even partially true that means my body holds even less,so 500 in the morning and 500 in the evening...
i do take in consideration everyones answers and thank you all for your concern
In a study, scientists tracked two vitamin C powders (ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbate, both common in supplements) at a variety of temperatures and humidity levels. In desert-dry, zero-humidity environments, either form was A-OK for weeks on end. But in hot and moist conditions, ascorbic acid lost 90 percent of its potency in 8 weeks. And sodium ascorbate? It lost 100 percent of its potency after just 2 weeks https://www.realage.com/health-tips/s...in-supplements
I tend to buy a lot at once. Like 200 tablets @ 1000mg. Then I store them in a cool, dry place, and try to take them in 2 to 3 months. Don't store in refrigerator. Opening and closing can present moisture problems. Vitamin C tends to degrade more rapidly due to heat, light, moisture.
Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid or ascorbate. It can undergo a type of chemical reaction known as oxidation, which changes its chemical form. The oxidized product of vitamin C is known as dehydroascorbic acid, or DHAA. Although this compound can be converted back into vitamin C, that chemical reaction does not occur naturally. https://www.livestrong.com/article/46...#ixzz2CTKvvhCi
There is only one way to buy vitamin C, and its not in tablet or capsule form. These usually contain fillers and lubricants while ascorbic acid powder does not.
The powder must be non GMO, (most vitamin c is made from GMO corn) and pure, that is no additional ingredients. You can always buffer it yourself using one part calcium citrate to nine parts ascorbic acid. However, if you make liposomal vitamin C, you don't need to buffer it.
It is always best to buy products from reliable companies, that have built a good reputation over the years, then you can be certain the product is of good quality, has the organic label, and is not old stock.
Vitamin C, like any other nutrient, will only benefit you if you take enough. Taking 500mg per day is fine, however, taking 500mg four times per day is better. Anyone over fifty in reasonably good health should be taking a minimum of 3000mg per day in divided doses. I would suggest liposomal vitamin C, however, am still researching this topic and will post the final results when complete.
If liposomal vitamin C works even half as good as expected, this would be a huge breakthrough because this process could be used for all poorly absorbed nutrients including curcumin, resveratrol, CoQ10, and glutathione... and of course vitamin C.
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