Last Modified on Jun 09, 2015
Vitamin C is the Queen of health supplements, recommended to most everyone as a general health aid, immune system booster, and antioxidant. Scientific studies have indeed found that those who enjoy diets with an above average supply of Vitamin C are less likely to suffer from chronic illness and tend to live longer.
Humans are actually rare in their inability to produce their own supplies of Vitamin C, an ability shared by most plants, animals, and micro-organisms--an indication of the the importance this organic compound, chemically known as L-ascorbate. This water-soluble vitamin is one of the safest and most common dietary supplements. It is exceedingly difficult to consume a toxic dose, since the body will eliminate any excess supply of Vitamin C via the urine. For that reason, many people take Vitamin C supplements daily, even several times a day, especially during cold and flu season, or when they feel an illness coming on.
As you can see in the following Earth Clinic Video on how to make sodium ascorbate at home, we suggest this more alkaline form of Vitamin C as the best way to supplement your daily intake of this important antioxidant.