Is carbonated water bad for vitamin supplementation.

  • auryn

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    Nov 27, 2008 5:11 AM GMT
    I've heard that carbonated water has a way of "killing" the vitamins we take or that it reduces the potency. I can't find anything on the subject, so is there anyone that may have actual information on the subject?
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    Nov 27, 2008 5:23 AM GMT
    I'd imagine not.

    Carbonated water is carbonic acid (carbon dioxide dissolved in water)

    Your stomach contains hydrochloric acid which is a far stronger acid then carbonic acid so, the vitamins should survive just fine
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    Nov 27, 2008 5:35 AM GMT
    phew. since i stopped drinking soda, alcohol, and fruit juices San Pelligrino has been my only enjoyable substitute
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    Nov 27, 2008 5:36 AM GMT
    Seb26 saidphew. since i stopped drinking soda, alcohol, and fruit juices San Pelligrino has been my only enjoyable substitute


    Whats San Pelligrino?
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    Nov 27, 2008 5:40 AM GMT
    my bad its San Pellegrino

    S. Pellegrino is a brand of mineral water with natural carbonation, produced and bottled at San Pellegrino Terme, in the Province of Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy. This water, in addition to hydrogen and oxygen (H2O) and carbon (in the carbon dioxide (CO2) carbonation), contains at least the following chemical elements in amounts of 100 or more micrograms per liter: calcium, chlorine, fluorine, lithium, magnesium, nitrogen, potassium, silicon, sodium, and strontium. The strontium is naturally occurring, not the radioactive strontium-90. Owned by Nestlé since 1997, San Pellegrino is exported to most countries in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Australasia, as well as to Japan.
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    Nov 27, 2008 5:42 AM GMT
    oh ok

    umm, you ever thought about getting your own carbonation unit ?

    It would be cheaper and less energy intense.
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    Nov 27, 2008 5:47 AM GMT
    The solubility of various vitamins may be lower in carbonated solutions, but if you're swallowing them in tablet form, it won't make the slightest difference. (They all have to pass through the acid bath of your stomach, but by then, they're already in you.)
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    Nov 27, 2008 5:50 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidoh ok

    umm, you ever thought about getting your own carbonation unit ?

    It would be cheaper and less energy intense.


    seems like a reasonable alternative, but it seems like a lot of work. I end up buying bottled water all the time, and carbonated water isn't that much more expensive. in restaurants it gets pricey though. A bottle of carbonated water is $5.00/750 ml whereas at Costco I think I bought a case of 12 for $9.99
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    Nov 27, 2008 6:11 AM GMT
    it was more the environmental costs, its very energy intense transporting water and the bottle production too.

    Its really not that difficult though, you can either buy a full on pro bar type of thing or smaller home carbonation units.
  • vindog

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    Nov 27, 2008 8:05 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidit was more the environmental costs, its very energy intense transporting water and the bottle production too.

    Its really not that difficult though, you can either buy a full on pro bar type of thing or smaller home carbonation units.


    this sounds like a great idea....i want to check in on this. I love it but hate the idea of buying bottled water.


    Then I can add my own fruit flavors....nice one.