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If you’re going to buy bulk vitamin C to make your own DIY facial youth serum (see here), why not just sprinkle some on a meal? Because it could make things worse. Straight vitamin C in the stomach can convert the ferric iron (Fe3+) in meat into ferrous iron (Fe2+), which causes toxic hydroxyl radical,6911 resulting in a net pro-oxidant effect at all vitamin C doses tested when mixed with high-fat beef during digestion.6912

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