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Pure Vitamin C vs synthetic Vitamin C

What's the difference you ask? Well, the title kinda says it all!!

Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient found in a lot of fruits and vegetables. Your body uses it to grow, develop and repair tissues. It’s also responsible for collagen formation and absorption of iron.

You can get your vitamin C in a couple different ways. The first is natural vitamin C, which you get from eating whole foods. And then there’s synthetic vitamin C, or ascorbic acid. This type of vitamin C is man-made and used in some dietary supplements.

So which is better?

According to multiple studies, natural and synthetic vitamin C are chemically identical, but how your body responds to them is a different. When you eat vitamin C-rich foods, like acerola cherries, or you take a supplement that is free of this synthetic ascorbic acid, you’re getting vitamin C in its purest form. Plus, the addition of other nutrients that can help your body better absorb certain vitamins and minerals.

When you ingest synthetic ascorbic acid your body doesn't really know what to do with it. Also another thing to be aware of, is that a lot of supplements that are out there are made with artificial ingredients and derived from corn, and of course that corn is most likely GMO corn.

When you buy vitamin C look at the ingredients list and you will see it. Here is an example below. Look for ingredients that say "from fruits or berries" as opposed to "ascorbic acid."


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