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Vitamin C tablets - can it supplement the real thing?

Postby kiki » Sat, 25 Sep 2004 11:07 pm

Can tablets supplement the real thing?

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Postby spring_tomorrow » Mon, 27 Sep 2004 3:19 pm

Always go natural, that's the best :wink: Oral supplements don't really help, but a daily balanced diet of all food groups will be very beneficial in the long run. :D

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Postby ah_lun » Wed, 14 Sep 2005 1:49 am

My GP suggests me & my GF to take a multi vit & 1000mg of vit C everyday which i find useful ..... i hardly fall sick like i used to in the past! :D

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Postby riversandlakes » Wed, 14 Sep 2005 2:00 am

the 1000mg works wonders. been taking it for a year as part of supplement for working out, and it has been just great.

not been sick at all, but just once, when i feel fever coming on, i down 3 tablets the night before, and the next morning moi feels right as rain! :)
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Postby Jani » Wed, 14 Sep 2005 1:54 pm

I heard that if u eat vitamin C on a regular basis
once u stop eating, you will fall sick

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Postby riversandlakes » Thu, 15 Sep 2005 12:00 am

Jani, biologically the body needs vitc to survive, else the immune system will go first, then your general health...
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Postby Carpe Diem » Thu, 15 Sep 2005 12:12 am

riversandlakes wrote:Jani, biologically the body needs vitc to survive, else the immune system will go first, then your general health...


Not that simple... do some search and you'll see that there is no concensus on Vit C. Anyway it doesn't harm as long as you don't take too much (like most of the things by the way).
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Postby riversandlakes » Thu, 15 Sep 2005 6:28 pm

:o but total lack of vitamin C is proven to provide a host of diseases, just like the total lack of any minerals and vitamins?!

http://www.umass.edu/nibble/infofile/limey.html
Three hundred years ago, a sailor on a long voyage would likely not return home alive - not because he might be slain by pirates or die in a storm, but because he might develop the dreaded disease scurvy. A British doctor found that a daily ration of lime juice would prevent the horrible softening and bleeding of organs, tendons, skin, and gums that led to death for sailors. Sailors got the nickname "limey" from this practice. Today, it is known that the sailors' scurvy was caused by vitamin C deficiency. Because fresh fruits and vegetables could not be stored on board, lime juice provided the vitamin C the sailors needed.

http://www.naturalhub.com/natural_food_ ... amin_c.htm
Vitamin C is an important anti-oxidant, helps protect against cancers, heart disease, stress, it is part of the cellular chemistry that provides energy, it is essential for sperm production, and for making the collagen protein involved in the building and health of cartilage, joints, skin, and blood vessels. Vitamin C helps in maintaining a healthy immune system, it aids in neutralizing pollutants, is needed for antibody production, acts to increase the absorption of nutrients (including iron) in the gut, and thins the blood. Just to mention its most important functions.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency ... 002404.htm
Vitamin C is required for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It is necessary to form collagen, an important protein used to make skin, scar tissue, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is essential for the healing of wounds, and for the repair and maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.

http://home.howstuffworks.com/vitamin-c1.htm
Vitamin C is important to all animals, including humans, because it is vital to the production of collagen. Vitamin C is also important because it helps protect the fat-soluble vitamins A and E as well as fatty acids from oxidation. Vitamin C prevents and cures the disease scurvy, and can be beneficial in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia.

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riversandlakes wrote:Jani, biologically the body needs vitc to survive, else the immune system will go first, then your general health...


Not that simple... do some search and you'll see that there is no concensus on Vit C. Anyway it doesn't harm as long as you don't take too much (like most of the things by the way).
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Re: Vitamin C tablets - can it supplement the real thing?

Postby Scarlet Pimpernel » Thu, 15 Sep 2005 11:54 pm

kiki wrote:Can tablets supplement the real thing?


Definitely taking a supplement is good if you eat out all the time at food courts and if you buy cut fruits as the C value is all lost , left in the open for hours.
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Re: Vitamin C tablets - can it supplement the real thing?

Postby Scarlet Pimpernel » Thu, 15 Sep 2005 11:55 pm

kiki wrote:Can tablets supplement the real thing?


Definitely taking a supplement is good if you eat out all the time at food courts and if you buy cut fruits as the C value is all lost , left in the open for hours.
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Tablets??

Postby Scorpion » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 2:35 am

Any good tablets to recommend??

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Postby riversandlakes » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 5:16 am

I used to take GNC's 1000mg VitC, but since moved to Kordel's 1000mg for a few months now. Works just as well.

Not a single day of out-of-action...
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Postby Scorpion » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 6:50 pm

riversandlakes wrote:I used to take GNC's 1000mg VitC, but since moved to Kordel's 1000mg for a few months now. Works just as well.

Not a single day of out-of-action...



Any side-effects, do you take it on daily basis?

Heard that L-Carnitine 500mg tablets are also very good supplement.
do we get these in singapore?

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Postby riversandlakes » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 7:07 pm

i take 1 sentrum multivit pill plus 1 kordell 1000mg vitc pill daily

almost a year now. still typing here :D
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Postby Scorpion » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 2:06 am

riversandlakes wrote:i take 1 sentrum multivit pill plus 1 kordell 1000mg vitc pill daily

almost a year now. still typing here :D


Yup. :D can c u replying so sooon...

And where can i get the tablets in singapore. need to get any doctor advice!!


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