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post #201 of 431
Thanks for the advice chasmyn. Could you please brief me on the process of making gelcaps? For example, where do I buy them? How many caps do you take at one time to get the correct dose? Any tips on how to fill them to get the most into them? I can surely take it this way! Do you think it affects absorbtion or anything?

TIA.
post #202 of 431
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Originally Posted by Spencersmom
Thanks for the advice chasmyn. Could you please brief me on the process of making gelcaps? For example, where do I buy them? How many caps do you take at one time to get the correct dose? Any tips on how to fill them to get the most into them? I can surely take it this way! Do you think it affects absorbtion or anything?

TIA.
Cap m Quik makes a capsule filler and tamper: http://www.cap-m-quik.com/faq.html

I got mine for about $10 for the kit online (I forget where.) The link also talks about sizing of capsules. I got size 'O', which holds about 1/4 tsp of powder I believe. Since 1/4 tsp = 1000mg of the type of SA I get (Source Naturals), this is perfect for me.

The gelcaps can be gotten at any vitamin shop or HFS or online. The gelatin dissolves faster than the veggie caps, so are optimal, IMO.
post #203 of 431
Excellent info. Thanks a lot!
post #204 of 431
Will someone please tell me about bioflavanoids and vit. c?

I thought sodium ascorbate was the best thing to take (it has helped both myself and dds) but aren't you supposed to give vit. C w/bioflavanoids for proper absorption?

I'm confused. I switched dd2 to a brand w/bioflavanoids and I don't think it's having the same effect as the SA did.
post #205 of 431
That is the theory of it, though I have found that SA "works" in acute situations without.

But I never take it without normally... I buy SA powder, citrus bioflavinoids powder, and mix with tangelo or orange juice.... and hot water. But you could use any of the bioflavinoids.
post #206 of 431
I have some bioflavonoid powder & its tastes baaaddddd. Are there any that taste good?
post #207 of 431
Tastes fine with tangelo juice...
post #208 of 431
I found bioflavonoids in a caplet (NOW brand, I think I bought them at iherb.com).

MT, I read an old post of yours in another thread where you mentioned taking 1 part bioflavonoids to 5 parts SA. Is that still the ratio you recommend?

Also, if I'm taking high doses of SA to help with gut healing, is dividing it into 4 doses a day enough? Right now I'm taking 16 grams/day, and I think I will have to go close to 25 grams, or possible more, before I get to bowel tolerance.
post #209 of 431
hey, could we get this thread sticky? I think it is such a great resource!
post #210 of 431
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The first sign of vitamin C deficiency is red gums where the collagen bonds have broken down, and the cells are going spongy, and they bleed when brushed. Vitamin C deficiency is THE primary cause for most gum disorders such as "gingivitis".

But if you have gum redness, then you can also be sure that the rest of your body inside is going the same way.
now I know what my body is missing!! thanks MT is AA alright to take? we have nothing else except babys SA tabs from hylands, and I wanna keep them for him.
post #211 of 431
Just did a search for threads on Sodium Ascorbate so I could ask a stupid question, I know I read this thread before and don't recall this coming up, my apologies if it has been covered.

Can someone explain to me why the Sodium part of Sodium Ascorbate is not a problem? Is it beacuse it is "used" completely in the absorption of the Vit C?

I ask beacuse high blood pressure runs in my family of origin (though none for dh and I) and we do salt our food...

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me understand .
post #212 of 431
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Originally Posted by romans_mum
now I know what my body is missing!! thanks MT is AA alright to take? we have nothing else except babys SA tabs from hylands, and I wanna keep them for him.
They make baby sodium ascorbate tabs? I had no idea!
post #213 of 431
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Originally Posted by Annikate
They make baby sodium ascorbate tabs? I had no idea!
yup, they are a little expensive though.
post #214 of 431
just wanted to jump in and post our experience with sa. dd came down with her first cold yesterday and after reading the sage advice in this thread i started dosing her and myself (as a nursing mom) with sa. she had sniffles, sneezing a lot and was very out of sorts (but still her smiley self, even with snot coming out of her nose and watery eyes, poor thing!) 24 hours later she is doing much better, i can tell she feels better. yesterday afternoon she had some green mucus so i was a tad worried that a secondary bacterial infection was setting in, but i kept dosing both of us and this morning her nose is much less stuffy and the mucus clear and is no longer green. we licked this thing in a day and a half.

all i gotta say is and thank you!!!

(also my allergy symptoms are much reduced since taking sa!)

by the way, if you live in an area where you have henry's markets...it's 25% off of all supplements right now so it's a great time to stock up!
post #215 of 431
ps...i second comfybuns vote to make this thread a sticky.

please?
post #216 of 431
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Originally Posted by romans_mum
yup, they are a little expensive though.
I would love to hear where you got these. Over the internet? From Hylands directly or from another source? How are they taken? Like Hylands teething tablets?

This would make taking Vit C so much easier for us. Thank you for the information.
post #217 of 431
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Originally Posted by Spencersmom
I would love to hear where you got these. Over the internet? From Hylands directly or from another source? How are they taken? Like Hylands teething tablets?

This would make taking Vit C so much easier for us. Thank you for the information.
I searched and found these:
http://www.hylands.com/products/vitaminc.php

http://www.childorganics.com/homeopathic-remedies.htm
post #218 of 431
[QUOTE=Momtezuma Tuatara]It depends on the child. I start at 250 mg per kg of body weight. 1 kg = 2.2 pounds. so your 32 lb one, is 14.5 kgs, x 250 mgs = 3,636 mgs over waking hours.QUOTE]

I was so excited about the Hylands but with having to give him ~ 3,600 mgs - that would be an awful lot of tablets and quite expensive.

For those of you with young ones - the Hylands are only $3.30 through the Frontier co-op. If you join and order with a group, having a $250 minimum, there are no shipping charges.
post #219 of 431
I never use tablets.

Waste of time, and money.

Most kids will take sodium ascorbate.

I can't see how taking tablets makes it easier. Most kids I know much prefer having it as a drink.

Emergen-C is handy to have on hand, and kids love it.

But you might find that expensive too.
post #220 of 431
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Originally Posted by Peppermint
Just did a search for threads on Sodium Ascorbate so I could ask a stupid question, I know I read this thread before and don't recall this coming up, my apologies if it has been covered.

Can someone explain to me why the Sodium part of Sodium Ascorbate is not a problem? Is it beacuse it is "used" completely in the absorption of the Vit C?
It is used not in the "absorption" but in the splitting of the ascorbate molecule. Sodium is the only ion that will do that.

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I ask beacuse high blood pressure runs in my family of origin (though none for dh and I) and we do salt our food...

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me understand .
Why do people think that salt is the cause of high blood pressure?

Maybe stress runs in your family and that's the real problem.
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