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Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:28 pm      Reply with quote
Whats the best vit c in terms of price etc? PS. Im from the uk so prefferably one i dont have to import, cost to much Smile been shoppin for awile cant find one. Help would be appreciated.
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Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:06 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Interloper,

The most cost effective version is the "home made" version.

Check at your local chemist's and see if they sell l-ascorbic acid [often marked as ascorbic acid ... but you have to check that it IS l-ascorbic acid] ... and you mix that with distilled water or a mix of distilled water and glycerin or Propylene Glycol.

You may even discover, as I did the other day, that the propylene glycol can be purchased through the pharmacist.

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Went to pharmacist they had propylene glycol, but the l-ascorbic they didn't have. she wasnt even sure what it was and mentioned that they had tablets and an injection?! Where can i pick up the l-ascorbic acid?
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Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:58 am      Reply with quote
A regular pharmacist like at Walgreens or CVS???

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Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:58 pm      Reply with quote
Hi again Interloper,

You pharmacist doesn't know what l-ascorbic acid is?

Just tell her that it's the active part of ascorbic acid. If she hasn't heard of that ... well ... Laughing

The bottle that I have is labelled ascorbic acid so I contacted the manufacturer who confirmed that it is, in fact, l-ascorbic acid.

Ascorbic acid is an "umbrella" term for Vitamin C ...

If you explain that to her, she'll probably have a better idea of what you're looking for.

It could be that the terms are slightly different there from here in North America. Very Happy

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Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:05 am      Reply with quote
Yeah i think so, cos i checked a bunch of uk onliene chemists and pharmacies and they all dont seem to find em
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Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:50 pm      Reply with quote
I checked with the Walmart pharmacist and he said they did not carry propylene glycol, but he said that a compounding pharmacy would. There was one across the street, so I went there. They said it was something that any pharmacy could order...I ordered a pint for $8.00-it sounded reasonable to me. So, if you are looking for this, and don't want to pay high online shipping costs, a pharmacy may be another option. Very Happy

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I am using henry tianus antioxidant youthful essence which contains 20% stabilised vitamin C plus other vits. It is a great product and reasonably priced at £30.
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