Ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate - which is best?
Since most harmful bacteria thrive in acidic conditions, doesn´t it make sense to supplement with sodium ascorbate instead of ascorbic acid?
"Sodium ascorbate is non-acid, very pure and a thousand times more soluble than ascorbic acid. Sodium ascorbate is more reactive than ascorbic acid in building connective tissue and antibody structures and more effective in killing some viruses and bacteria" - Gerald F. Judd, ph.D, chemist and researcher.
"Bacterial infections cause symptoms, suppress the immune system and cause allergic reactions to antibiotics by way of free radicals. While these diseases should be treated with the appropriate antibiotics, they should also be treated with massive doses of ascorbate. Massive doses of ascorbate clinically seem to broaden the spectrum of activity against resistant bacteria.
Any disease that has symptoms of inflammation, which are mediated by free radicals cannot help but be bennefited by eliminating those free radicals as much as possible with massive doses of ascorbate." - Robert F Cathcart, M.D.
Research done by Carosio, Zuccori, Orienti, Mangraviti and Montaldo (G. Gaslin Institute, Genova, Italy) showed that sodium ascorbate induces apoptosis in neuroblastoma cell lines by interfering with iron uptake ( it decreases intracellular iron).
A microbiologist from Thailand have this to say about sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid: " A vitamin C can be both a pro-oxidant and an anti-oxidant depending on the PH. Sodium ascorbate has a PH of about 8 and it prevents bacterial growth. Ascorbic acid tends to promote bacterial growth by acidity".
If anyone here has tried to supplement with sodium ascorbate i would very much like to hear about it.