Which is better Ascorbic acid or L-Ascorbate acid?
L-Ascorbate is better than ascorbic acid as it is made from whole food sources & also includes:
Ascorbic Acid does not contain these minerals. 12foru uses only non gmo L-Ascorbate acid. Ascorbate is however still synthetically produced although better than ascorbic acid it should only be used in conjunction with whole vitamin C as the LIPO C recipe reflects.
What makes our Lipsomal Vitamin c different?
Vitamin C is also involved in hormone biosynthesis and maintaining the integrity of connective tissue, cartilage, capillaries, bones, and teeth. Vitamin C is , therefore, important in wound repair and tissue healing. Vitamin C has been shown to increase cellular resistance to many common viral infections (most probably due to its interferon-like activity) and enhance specific parameters of immune function.
NOTE: Generally, when small doses are used (1 gram or less), little to no significant effects were reported. When larger doses are given (20-200 grams/day), significant positive changes are typically reported.
Almost all conditions, acute or chronic, can have shortened courses and patients respond favorably. Vitamin C has virtually no side effects. Vitamin C has been given up to 300 grams per day, taken intravenously, without reported side effects.
This approach to determining your need for Vitamin C is of the next generation and builds upon the experience gained with “bowel tolerance” determination of Vitamin C with ascorbate needs. Our livers would be making vitamin C steadily, with increases commensurating with distress, if we had not lost that key enzyme. Thus, for best health, it is important to take Vitamin C regularly and steadily. Often gas, cramps, and diarrhea occur at rather low doses of ascorbate (below 10 grams).
If a person wants to or must stop Lipo C for any reason, it is important be taper gradually. Sudden cessation of Lipo C liposomal vitamin C does not allow the body time to accommodate to the change, and the body will continue to metabolize/excrete large amounts. You must reduce your Lipo C level by several grams/day over a sufficient period (depending on how much you were taking) to prevent this from occurring. Using the C Flush is important. Many helpful things happen at the vitamin C saturation level that will not happen otherwise.
Appropriate doses are recommended throughout life and Lipo C can effectively charge up the cellular electron pool, promoting cellular healing and metabolism, purging the body of foreign invaders, and providing a base on which to build health. Over a period of Lipo C use, the amount of vitamin C necessary to achieve bowel tolerance changes and fluctuates. During stress or illness, many times more can be taken (and is appropriate to take) than at other times.
***Dr. Cathcart also notes that low dose vitamin c had basically no effect, but high dose vitamin c, when taken at 80-90% of bowel tolerance, produced a significant and dramatic reduction of symptoms in his patients.