Advantages of Taking Sodium Ascorbate over Ascorbic Acid

I am personally buying ascorbic acid tablets for the reason most of us have. It is cheap, as low as 5 centavos to 1 peso per tablet. The popular and more expensive counterpart is averagely priced for five pesos. The first is 5 to 10 times cheaper.

Sodium ascorbate is a sodium salt of ascorbic acid or simply mineral ascorbate. The mineral form of ascorbic acid. Has 131 mg sodium per 1,000 mg ascorbic acid. The only form of Vitamin C that could be used intravenously.

Aside from being a nutrient supplement it is also an antioxidant and acidity regulator. It is E301 under European Numbering System.

Sodium ascorbate is more expensive but much better. Here are the couple of reasons.

1) Sodium component lowers the acidity allowing the vitamin to enter the blood stream more slowly when taken orally. Generally recommended for sensitive persons. It may not cause hyperacidity or hurtburn.

2) The best and least expensive of all mineral ascorbates for regular supplementation at relatively high doses, about six grams plus daily.

3) Absorb more easily by the body. More soluble and more reactive in building connective tissues and antibody structures.

4) Help in treating bacterial infections. Ascorbic acid tend to promote bacterial growth by acidity. The sodium pair counteracts acidity.

5) It is the more available form. However, natural and synthetic ascorbic acid have no differences when it comes to availability, other literature stated.

Note: Sodium ascorbate megadosing could generally increase sodium intake. Individuals in low sodium diets are recommended to limit intake to less than 2,500 mg.

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The Last Few Things I did Before My Cough Was Finally Cured

I read that cough usually last for one to three weeks. It is often self terminating and never need any medication. Proliferating medicines are just hoaxes and taking advantage of the common disease.

Know what? My persistent hard coughing lasted for two months, and another productive coughing of one month. I still experiencing rare coughing as of date.

I consulted a doctor after two weeks and no chronic symptoms found. I constantly monitored my saliva – it was perfectly normal. There was no abnormality in my mouth when I look at the mirror. Maybe it was an acute bronchitis, but my x-ray result was essentially normal.

Maybe I am allergic to peanuts. I was experiencing hard coughing whenever I eat even minute amounts. Or maybe, peanut is a real cough worsener. I also avoided eating crabs and shrimps. A friend of mine told me that two food items can worsen cough. Eating powdery foods such as pulvoron, chips, biscuits and crackers also worsen my coughing.

The last things I did.

1) Back to my regular diet. Taking sweets and salty foods occasionally. Avoiding those rendered no effect in curing cough.

2) Frequent water intake in small amounts. It wash away phlegm and prevent dry and itchy throat.

3) Occasionally chewing fresh ginger. It remove throat itchiness and help me get a good night sleep. Note: sucking ginger for prolonged period is not recommended. It causes internal mouth inflammation.

4) Ascorbic acid 500 mg. It was doctor’s recommended treatment. I has been taking Vitamin C supplement in the morning and before going to bed.

5) Enervon. I thought Vitamin C was not enough. I bought Enervon and took it once a day. This multivitamins and ascorbic acid are taken to boost body immune system.