My family and I are interested in taking Dr Paulings recipe of vitamin c and Lysine together. My question is, is it alright to take a different form of vitamin c than ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate? The one we would like to take is whole food complex vitamin c by Nature\'s way. It is pure vitamin c taken from organic acerola fruit, goji fruit, kiwi fruit and amla fruit.
Thanks so much for your help,
Sarah and family in Oregon
Well, my answer would only be a guess. And that is the point. We know that regular vitamin C and lysine work. It is unknown how much vitamin C is in the "whole food complex" product, so you would be taking somewhat of a risk. However, if no one in your family has overt disease, then I don't see a real problem other than perhaps expense.
The preventive dosage of vitamin C is probably between 3000 to 6000 mg of vitamin C daily. (Although I once wrote that 10,000 mg of vitamin probably protects 99% of the population.) You might figure out how much of that product you would need to get this much vitamin C.