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Is the buffered form of vitamin c less effective than standard vitamin c? I like to add vitamin c crystals to a drink and the standard have a very acidic taste and the buffered is much better but does the buffered take away from anything?...except the bitterness?
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Is the buffered form of vitamin c less effective than standard vitamin c? I like to add vitamin c crystals to a drink and the standard have a very acidic taste and the buffered is much better but does the buffered take away from anything?...except the bitterness?
I don't think that Ester C (or buffered C) is as effective as regular Ascorbic Acid, I stopped taking it a long time ago. Here's a link that Arrowwind pointed me to awhile back. http://www.vitamincfoundation.org/esterc.htm
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Well I found this...check it out.
Seems to kinda contradict the other,...what do you think?

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/ss01/bioavailability.html
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Well I found this...check it out.
Seems to kinda contradict the other,...what do you think?

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/ss01/bioavailability.html
They are contradictory, I'm not sure which one is better, but since I have no ill gastrointestinal effects from regular Vitamin C, and I only take additional C for colds, etc., I personally will stay with the Ascorbic Acid with Bioflavonoids, works well for me. Seems like all of the info available is old, wonder if anyone has any newer studies.
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Is the buffered form of vitamin c less effective than standard vitamin c? I like to add vitamin c crystals to a drink and the standard have a very acidic taste and the buffered is much better but does the buffered take away from anything?...except the bitterness?
Buffered C is fine. (it will allow you to take more) The only difference is less bloating/gas than taking ascorbic acid. This is due to a reaction in the stomach between the two acids. (ascorbic and hydrochloric)
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Buffered C is fine. (it will allow you to take more) The only difference is less bloating/gas than taking ascorbic acid. This is due to a reaction in the stomach between the two acids. (ascorbic and hydrochloric)
Do you need or will it help to take the vitamin c with bioflavonoids?
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Do you need or will it help to take the vitamin c with bioflavonoids?
C works best with bioflavonoids such as quercetin.

Quercetin increases the potency of the C, and also makes it last longer.
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The Vitamin C Foundation Hickey and Roberts

Based on that information I would suggest a time release or sustained release formulation is the most practical solution to maintaining higher plasma vitamin c levels, though repeated smaller amounts of vitamin C throughout the day and night are an alternative.
more information on Absorption, transport, and disposal of vitamin C from Wiki
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From a chemistry point of view, ascorbic acid is a WEAK acid. The acid in your stomach is much stronger. It seems there should be no difference in what form you take (ester C not included)
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The Vitamin C Foundation Hickey and Roberts

Based on that information I would suggest a time release or sustained release formulation is the most practical solution to maintaining higher plasma vitamin c levels, though repeated smaller amounts of vitamin C throughout the day and night are an alternative.
more information on Absorption, transport, and disposal of vitamin C from Wiki
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Do you need or will it help to take the vitamin c with bioflavonoids?
vitamin C's absorption is really only affected by iron (it helps to increase iron absorption).

And something that helps Vitamin C's antioxidant powers are the B vitamins and Vitamin E. Vitamin C alone (and same as any other Vitamin) is not as effective as compared to when taken with other vitamins and minerals. The "synergistic" approach as they call it.

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