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Vit C Crystals (Powder form) at Trader Joe's 16 oz = $10

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Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:25 pm      Reply with quote
I just bought a 16 oz bottle of Vit C crystals from Trader Joes for $10. The ingredient is Ascorbic Acid 100%. No fillers.

I know this is not L-Ascorbic Acid, but maybe it can still be used to make the Vit C serum. I'm going to try anyway. If this works, then it will be awesome.
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Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:43 pm      Reply with quote
No, sorry but this Vit C won't work.
I emailed Trader Joe's weeks ago and posted this reply on the DYI board:

"I've had a email back from Trader Joes regarding their Vit C crystals:

Our Trader Joe's Vitamin C Crystals are molecularly distilled. There is
no L-absorbic acid.

Thank you,

Nicki K.
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Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:01 pm      Reply with quote
Mix it into a beverage...

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Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:08 pm      Reply with quote
I do actually use the Trader Joe's Vit C crystals as a supplement in the drinking water for my guinea pigs. Guinea pigs, along with humans, do not make their own Vit C.

I don't see why it could not be added into beverages.
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Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:45 pm      Reply with quote
oh man, that sucks! I don't want to drink this vit c. It's too sour. I'll have to return it then. I guess I'll have to order from TPF.
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Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:56 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks for letting me know though... I was going to trader joes tomorrow, now I will not be tempted to buy something I can DIY with, lol...

Thanks, hope you can return it.

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Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:42 am      Reply with quote
The customer service person does not know what they are talking about. I have serious doubts that they were trained in chemistry and biology.

Vitamin C is always L-ascorbic acid. Humans cannot use the other form which is D-ascorbic acid. Why would they sell you something which is not used in the human body?! I think you are fine with that product.
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Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:53 am      Reply with quote
^^Hmmmmm... I think you may be right...

http://www.rxlist.com/ascorbic-acid-drug.htm

"The chemical name of ascorbic acid is L-ascorbic acid."

Oh, and another source:
http://www.vitamincfoundation.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6587&start=0

"There are 4 stereoisomers of vitamin C - L-ascorbate, D-ascorbate, LD-ascorbate and DL-ascorbate, but only L-ascorbate has vitamin C activity, that means only L-ascorbate cures scurvy and therefore, only L-ascorbate is vitamin C and can be labeled as such. So they tend to drop the L."


Trader Joe's HERE I COMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:20 pm      Reply with quote
Please let us know the results from using the Trader Joe's Vit C crystals. They dissolve beautifully but I still have my doubts.
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Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:28 pm      Reply with quote
Well, I went to trader joes and bought it, along with the 99% pure aloe vera and 100% natural vitamin e softgels. So Im gonna mix some up and put it on!

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Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:24 pm      Reply with quote
milbader wrote:
No, sorry but this Vit C won't work.
I emailed Trader Joe's weeks ago and posted this reply on the DYI board:

"I've had a email back from Trader Joes regarding their Vit C crystals:

Our Trader Joe's Vitamin C Crystals are molecularly distilled. There is
no L-absorbic acid.

Thank you,

Nicki K.
Custom ..."


LOL, yeah, totally wrong! The other enantiomer is not biologically active. All standard vitamin c (that is, excluding the other derivative forms) is L-ascorbic acid.
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Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:19 pm      Reply with quote
Oh good to know. I haven't returned the C crystals from TJs yet.

Has anyone ever tried to use the C powder with just distilled water??
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Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:26 pm      Reply with quote
Just wanted to check back on this thread. I have been using the crystals and they are fabulous so I guess its working...

I lvoe Vit C Serum.

And my mother in law used the crystals with water straight and then used baby quasar red, not sure if it made a difference but it sure did leave this weird gross residue on the bulbs.

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Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:32 pm      Reply with quote
Yeah! This seems to have spread through the DIY Internet world, but it's fact to be considered and sold as Vitamin C it's L ascorbic acid whether that's listed on the label or not. As long as it's sold for consumption as Vitamin C it's L ascorbic acid, just always make sure there are no fillers. Very Happy

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Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:38 pm      Reply with quote
Totally agree! I found C powder in a health store - no additives - and it is perfect. Dissolves in a second!

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Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:41 pm      Reply with quote
erg wrote:
Totally agree! I found C powder in a health store - no additives - and it is perfect. Dissolves in a second!


Me too, and I have also had my local pharmacist order it for me and they both work just great! Smile

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I do a lot of shopping on EBay and last year bought some vitamin C serum from a seller who had the Rejuvenique electric facial masks and other products from Rejuvenique really bargain basement. Anyway, they sold like 5 or so bottles of the vitamin C as lots which are jars in powdered form, and all I do is add water. I use it sometimes alone but usually add it to creams when I'm creating facial treatments. So when I run out, I'll just head to the health food store Very Happy
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Two brands I know right off the top of my head are Solaray and Solgar both additive free and easily found at most health food stores. I know there are others just what comes right to mind at the moment. Very Happy

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Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:26 pm      Reply with quote
Yeah the trader joes one is straight up LAA.

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Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:01 pm      Reply with quote
I just bought some LAA gel caps. I open the caps and use the powder inside for my Vit C serum. I hope this is OK and works...
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