Liz Earle Wellbeing

A word on absorption

Evidence shows that the higher the dose we take, the less vitamin C we’re able to absorb. It’s estimated that, when taking regular supplements, just 2000mg of a 12,000mg dose will find its way to our immune cells, for instance, and that delivering more than 3000mg in a single ingested dose is theoretically impossible. The reason for this is that vitamin C molecules can only be absorbed by a very limited number of gateways in the intestinal wall. Only one molecule can pass through these gateways at a given time and, if they’re all in use, the remaining vitamin C will move on to the colon, where it’s passed out of the body.

So how can we ensure our vitamin C supplements are reaching our immune

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