Natural vitamin c extracts from rose hips - healthier than synthetic tablets of vitamin c?

Using knowledge of chemistry is this a correct statement?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Vitamin C is vitamin C--it's the same chemically so it doesn't matter how it was produced. Just like it wouldn't matter if you drank water which was produced by burning hydrogen and oxygen, by burning gasoline or from any other source. H2O would still be H2O. As long as one of the elements wasn't a harmful radioactive isotope, it should be the same.

    The difference would be if there are any impurities mixed in--which may occur depending on the source. Some impurities might be harmful. For instance, you might not want to eat some vitamin which was produced, for example, by some reaction with mercury since it's likely some mercury would remain.

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