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Posted by: Monika, Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 2:09pm
I am looking for a good quality Vitamin C that is not derived from corn and is easy on the stomach. Does anyone has any recommendations. Thank you!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 2:15pm; Reply: 1
I take Solaray brand two stage timed release 1000 mg C it says Ascorbic Acid, Rose Hips and Acerola Cherry. It doesn't say anywhere that it is made from corn.  I never heard of vitamin C made from corn  ??) Usually citric acid is derived from corn.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 2:29pm; Reply: 2
Ascorbic acid is often corn-based. Some people are so sensitive to corn that ascorbic acid (say, added to canned pineapple juice) is enough to cause problems. Others are far less sensitive and can handle corn derivatives such as ascorbic acid without any problems.

I personally avoid anything with "ascorbic acid" in the ingredients unless I can verify that it's not made from corn- but my kids don't need to be so careful. (Heck, they even eat corn chips away from home!)

For my own vitamin C intake, I buy dried rose hips and soak a tablespoon in  iced tea, and drink the tea and eat the rose hips with it. (I mix in chia seeds to the same tea.) Some days I'll have 2 tablespoons of rose hips if I'm sick or I feel like I'm about to come down with something. I also drink one lemon per day- half squeezed into my water in the morning and the other half in the afternoon, and I sometimes eat the peel too. In the summer I eat a lot of raw veggies, but I eat more cooked veggies in the winter so that reduces my  vitamin C intake.
Posted by: Adopted4, Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 5:41pm; Reply: 3
We use Source Naturals Vitamin C crystals. It is made of sodium ascorbate but the bottle says it is free of corn, non-acidic, and easy on the stomach. However, I usually don't take it on an empty stomach as it does give me a slight tummy ache, but that's probably because I'm a type A and have a sensitive stomach lining.

I do question the logic in using more than 1,000mg of Vitamin C at one time (unless it's timed released), so even though it is recommended to use 1/4 to 1/2 rounded tsp which is about 1,000 to 2,000mg, we use an 1/8 tsp at a time so our bodies will use it more efficiently.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 5:49pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from ruthiegirl
Ascorbic acid is often corn-based. Some people are so sensitive to corn that ascorbic acid (say, added to canned pineapple juice) is enough to cause problems.


Hmm. I'll call the company and ask them. Thank you for that info.

Well, she said it could be corn but they can't give me a definite answer because they have different suppliers.
I think it must be because if it was citrus, I'd be breaking out in red bumps on my face.
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 10:06pm; Reply: 5
I take Twin Labs Allergy C. Saga Palm is okay for me, and I do well with this version of Vitamin C. I had never been able to take it at night because I simply couldn't sleep, and it bothered my stomach. I can take this Allergy C with no problems whatsoever anytime I want and as much as I want. I've been taking it over a year. Get it from Vitacost at $15.69 for 200.
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, February 14, 2013, 1:22am; Reply: 6
I take Royal Camu.  Comes from the rainforrest...all natural vitamin C.  Good for mood...

http://wholeworldbotanicals.com/info_royalcamu
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, February 14, 2013, 1:26am; Reply: 7
I eat lemons ;)
Posted by: cajun, Thursday, February 14, 2013, 4:21am; Reply: 8
PC,,,I do , too!!! :D
I drink fresh lemon water each morning then at least once more during the day.
I use fresh lemon in my 2-3 cups of hot tea daily, also. I use lemons in much of my cooking and squeezed over fresh fruit. Then I use the zest on many foods. ;)
So, how many lemons do you eat daily?
Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, February 14, 2013, 7:59am; Reply: 9
I like from *Puritan's Pride* the super C complex :D but even better here are the capsules filled with Moringa Oleifera

http://www.ginivita.ch(ok)(clap)(smarty)


and once uppon the time I made very good experiences also with all Natural Factors products...... I think even those possess some of organic products ! (ondrugs)(kewl)
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, February 14, 2013, 8:18pm; Reply: 10
I buy food-sourced vitamin C.  

Either of these, depending on which is in stock in my natural food store.

The first three are all from Amla fruit.  The first and second are a guaranteed potency.  The third is not, but it is no less valuable.

first choice:   Vitality C, by Natural Vitality, 300 mg. vit. C per capsule
second choice:  Tru C by NOW, 250 mg.  vit. C per capsule
third choice:   Amla Fruit capsules

Then, there is Camu powder by Fruitrients, 400 mg. vit. C per 1/2 tsp. I add a spoonful to my morning smoothie.
  It is most likely similar to the product that Chloe buys as Royal Camu, from Whole World Botanicals.
Posted by: Monika, Thursday, February 14, 2013, 10:18pm; Reply: 11
Thanks so much everyone!
I was looking through my vitamin box today and discovered unopened bottle of vit C. It is:
Purely C by North American Herb and Spice. It contains camu camu and other goodies, it looks good  to me   What do u think? http://www.vitacost.com/north-american-herb-spice-purely-c  
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, February 15, 2013, 12:24am; Reply: 12
That link isn't working for me, but I was able to search for the product once I was on the site. I'm not sure what all those ingredients are (herbs I'm unfamiliar with) but this product does appear to be corn-free.
Posted by: aussielady582, Friday, February 15, 2013, 12:30am; Reply: 13
fresh raw juices ie your compliant ones I guess ie tomatoes, white radish, cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccole.  Many fruits and veg have vit C,  eat raw salad, cultured vegetables. Keep healthy bowel/colon functions, toxins need to move out of body, so nutrients can move into all cells. If wheather is cold, just add ginger, garlic or chili to salad to warm up the energy.  'real food' better than supplements.  Sprouts good too, of seeds or legumes.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, February 15, 2013, 12:37am; Reply: 14
Here is a good link to the product:
http://www.vitacost.com/north-american-herb-spice-purely-c-trade-120-g

I don't know that any of those sources of Vitamin C have been rated for BTD, but if they are not, treat them as a neutral unless you have an adverse reaction to the product.

It does look like a good natural C source.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, February 15, 2013, 12:53am; Reply: 15
Quoted from ABJoe
Here is a good link to the product:
http://www.vitacost.com/north-american-herb-spice-purely-c-trade-120-g

I don't know that any of those sources of Vitamin C have been rated for BTD, but if they are not, treat them as a neutral unless you have an adverse reaction to the product.

It does look like a good natural C source.


Whoa....too expensive!
Posted by: Chloe, Friday, February 15, 2013, 1:26am; Reply: 16
Quoted from 815


Whoa....too expensive!


Comes to about $1 per day...The bottle says 40 servings...but it is pretty costly for vitamin C....
given this is just one supplement out of many others most of us take.  When supplements start
costing more than food, it's time to start eating more vitamin C foods.  Kiwi is pretty good for
getting vitamin C.  Here are some other good options.

http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/vitamin-C.php

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/foods-high-in-vitamin-c/

I didn't know this but pine bark extract (pycnogenol) helps extend the life of vitamin c in the body.
http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/98legacy/02_05_98a.html
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, February 15, 2013, 1:34am; Reply: 17
If it's a consideration - the Purely C contains a pretty low dose of vitamin C, 75 mg per capsule.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, February 15, 2013, 3:19am; Reply: 18
Quoted from 815
Whoa....too expensive!

I wasn't evaluating cost since she already had the bottle and I wasn't looking to buy...

Since my digestion has gotten better and I've been eating compliant citrus, I haven't needed to supplement Vitamin C.
Posted by: Amazone I., Friday, February 15, 2013, 12:00pm; Reply: 19
what's about a normal citron préssé  ??) :D
Posted by: Monika, Friday, February 15, 2013, 2:44pm; Reply: 20
I think I paid $20 something for the bottle on amazon, I don't know why vitacost is so expensive ::)
Quoted from Chloe


Comes to about $1 per day...The bottle says 40 servings...but it is pretty costly for vitamin C....
given this is just one supplement out of many others most of us take.  When supplements start
costing more than food, it's time to start eating more vitamin C foods.  Kiwi is pretty good for
getting vitamin C.  Here are some other good options.

http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/vitamin-C.php

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/foods-high-in-vitamin-c/

I didn't know this but pine bark extract (pycnogenol) helps extend the life of vitamin c in the body.
http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/98legacy/02_05_98a.html


Posted by: Monika, Friday, February 15, 2013, 2:46pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from Victoria
If it's a consideration - the Purely C contains a pretty low dose of vitamin C, 75 mg per capsule.


You are right, Victoria. I was first looking at the proprietary blend of 1400 mg but the actual vitamin c is only 150 mg per 2 capsules.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, February 15, 2013, 3:29pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from ABJoe

I wasn't evaluating cost since she already had the bottle and I wasn't looking to buy...


I'd surely try it, if it weren't so costly for my pittance though I don't know how I'd react to the tropical fruit in it. I'd have to take 3 tsp because I take 1,000 mg of C a day. I burn it up with all my stress. Would be expensive for me since I take so much. iherb has it for $41.99. It's hard for me to find a C without 'citrus' in it. I'm allergic to citrus. I can barely tolerate lemon on my fish.
Posted by: Spring, Friday, February 15, 2013, 5:02pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from Monika
I think I paid $20 something for the bottle on amazon, I don't know why vitacost is so expensive ::)


A ninety cap bottle is about $22 at Vitacost. You have to add it to your cart to get the right price.
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