PhoebeB;32054 wrote: I hope nobody has already asked the question I’m about to ask. (If they have, I apologize in advance for not having read all the posts in this thread yet.) What form of Vitamin C is recommended? Is sodium ascorbate powder suitable or should I opt for the non-buffered ascorbic acid powder instead?
Over the past 10 years I’ve taken almost every form and brand of vitamin C available, and trust me when I say there is no difference in the outcome, so the type of vitamin C or the cost isn’t a big concern. Just get the regular ascorbic acid in pill form because it’s easier to take than the powder, and you don’t need to purchase the ones containing rose hips as this makes no difference and normally raises the cost. You can usually find either 1000 or 500 mg tablets and either of these are acceptable.
If you want to see vitamin C go to work, try this: If you ever start sneezing, one time after another like you do sometimes when you’re starting to take a cold, simply start taking 1000 mg of vitamin C immediately and then every 50 minutes for three hours. After the three hours, continue taking 1000 mg for the next 4 to 5 hours. After that you can take them periodically throughout the day but take at least 6000 mg a day for at least two more days. Then go back to your regular 3000 mg a day. If you start this in time, it will either prevent the cold from taking hold or the cold will be of much shorter duration.