Vitamin C question

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by BrainFogBaby, May 6, 2008.

  1. BrainFogBaby

    BrainFogBaby New Member

    Does anyone know which form of vitamin C is the best and most bioavailable form? I'm looking for a good powdered C supp. to mix with my colostrum and other vitamins twice a day, but want to have the good stuff?
  2. LadyCarol

    LadyCarol Member

    Ascorbic acid is widely available and easily absorbed.
  3. Slayadragon

    Slayadragon New Member

    The best one I've found is EmergenC. Unfortunately, at the amount I'm taking, that would be about $8 a day. This would be for a whole box (30 g). Not as expensive as Vitamin C IV's, but not nearly as effective either.

    After I upped my dose, I switched to plain ascorbic acid capsules from Pure Encapsulations. My doctor recommended buffered.

    I'm not absolutely convinced the brand matters as much with Vit C as with most supplements. I can get the Pure Encapsulations brand for half price; otherwise I probably would shop around.
  4. woofmom

    woofmom New Member

    You gotta' have Manganese in order to utilize Vitamin C.
  5. mezombie

    mezombie Member

    Ester-C is the form that several doctor recommended to me. I've been using a form with added bioflavanoids. I'm rusty on the details, but Ester-C is supposed to be super absorbable and easy on the stomach.