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Old Feb 17th 2018, 11:51 PM   #1
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Iodine & Vitamin C = ?

This may not be the fitting forum, but I'd like to know what happens when I mix magnesium ascorbate (Vit C) with iodine in water. It changes form, obviously, but does it still allow both to be fully absorbed & used for it's relevant purpose?
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Old Feb 18th 2018, 03:38 AM   #2
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A solution of "Iodine" is usually water , potassium iodide and iodine ...

potasium iodide in water is colourless ... when elemental iodine is put in it gives it the violet colour ...

Vit C causes the elemental iodine to go into solution , it becomes iodide and colourless and is more easily used by the body ... good for protecting against flouride and radioactive iodine ...

I'm not sure how the reaction with iodine will effect the bodies ability to absorb the vit c some of which will have been chemically changed by the iodine .
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Old Feb 19th 2018, 11:28 AM   #3
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Thank you, appreciate your help!
While we are limited right now in knowing the effect on Vit C, it's mainly that the iodine would still be effective (i.e. against bacteria) that I needed to know; it did not taste as potent, at all, and so I wondered if the anti-microbial effects of iodine may have been negated.
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Old Feb 19th 2018, 02:34 PM   #4
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In early medical practice iodine was used for treating surface wounds to the body ... it kills 'bacteria' .... it's now realised the saliva is better ...the instinct to suck or lick a wound is the bodies natural defence system ....

The body is a fine balance and cooperation involving many helpful bacteria which we need to digest food etc. taking iodine internally is not natural , and may lead to all sorts of problems killing off your helpful bacteria ...

Not a good idea IMO.
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