Buffered Ascorbate vs AA.

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Buffered Ascorbate vs AA.

Post Number:#1  Post by Spitfire » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:43 am

I keep reading that it's mandatory to use a buffered ascorbate to do a flush but I'm worried about the amount of calcium I will ingest. I've already had more than 2000 mg of calcium and I'm nowhere near bowel tolerance yet (no evidence of gurgling or loose stools at all yet.)

So what's the rationale behind buffered ascorbate? Is it safe to do when your bowel tolerance is super high, like when fighting a cold?


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Re: Buffered Ascorbate vs AA.

Post Number:#2  Post by thomsen » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:21 pm

Where are you reading that you have to use buffered ascorbate?

There are several forms of buffered ascorbate, including calcium ascorbate but also sodium ascorbate, which is generally the preferred buffered form. You are right to be worried about calcium—see Dr. Levy's blog post Calcium, the Toxic Supplement. Throw away the calcium ascorbate and get some ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate.

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