A recent study from Harvard researchers suggests that there’s little to no difference in the effectiveness of vitamin C pills and capsules.
The researchers tested the effectiveness on a group of 30 volunteers.
A pill of vitamin c contains about the same amount of vitamin A as an 800-milligram tablet of Vitamin C. The capsule contains a similar amount of calcium.
The researchers found that the average dose for people taking the vitamin C capsules was only about 10mg per day, or just 0.1 percent of the recommended daily intake.
That’s well below the 0.4 percent recommended daily dose for most Americans.
The Harvard researchers tested people’s ability to absorb and use vitamin C, a nutrient that is important for skin health and metabolism.
They found that people who took the capsules had a better rate of absorption than those taking the pills alone.
The research was published in the journal BMC Medicine.
“Vitamin C is a critical component in the body,” said study lead author Dr. John D. MacDougall, an assistant professor in the department of nutrition at Harvard Medical School.
“It plays a very important role in the metabolism of foods, and it’s also important in maintaining good immune function.”
For most people, vitamin C is an important source of the vitamin A that helps regulate the immune system.
It also plays a role in skin health.
Vitamin D supplements have been shown to improve immune function in some people, but not in others.
MacDougal and his team were curious about the relationship between the amount of Vitamin D and the efficacy of the pills.
They found that a pill containing 50 percent of vitamin D had no significant effect on the ability of the volunteers to absorb vitamin C. It was the other half of the pill that increased the amount absorbed.
“We found that you could make these pills with a little bit less Vitamin D,” MacDougal said.
“In other words, you can get more Vitamin D with a lower dose of vitamin-D.”
He added that there are a few factors that can increase your absorption of vitamin d, such as the fact that your skin is more sensitive to sunlight.
“The vitamin D can get absorbed into the skin, and then you have the fact, you have more sunlight exposure,” he said.
The scientists say that the findings show that it’s possible to make a pill with a higher dose of Vitamin B6 that will still have no effect on your ability to make the pills without having to supplement with vitamin C or D.
“You can make a vitamin-B6 pill that you’re getting all your vitamin B6 from, without having too much vitamin C and without any Vitamin D. So, it’s still an effective way to take a vitamin B-6 pill,” MacDoual said, adding that you should not supplement with any other vitamin B supplements.
MacDougal also said that a supplement that contains vitamin C may have fewer side effects, including gastrointestinal issues, compared to pills containing Vitamin C alone.
“It’s a very exciting study.
There’s no doubt that there will be more studies that will help us determine the long-term efficacy of Vitamin-C supplements,” he added.
The findings suggest that there is a benefit to Vitamin C for skin.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports this research and plans to share the results with researchers, patients and the general public.