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High Dose Vitamin C

I have been injesting mega doeses of Vitamin C over the past couple of days. While I see it is effective it has given me a mega case of the shits too. Is there any way to injest alot of C without getting the runs? I do not have access to IV C, so that is not an option for me.

you have to build up a bit slower. if you go from nothing to 4-6 gms per day all at once, that’s what happens.
Start at 500 mg 4x per day, breakfast, lunch, dinner, bedtime.
after 4-5 days, go to 1gm per serving.
work up from there if you feel you need more. how much more than 1-2 gms per serving make any sense?

I started taking mega doses of vitamin C also. I got a lot of information from this website:

http://doctoryourself.com/

On the side of the page are articles and there are a few on Vitamin C.

You also might try a timed-release vit C rather than something that disolves quickly.

how much is a mega dose?

try ester c, i dont know if its as good as the other kinds, but if it is then use it. it is much easier on the stomach. no runs :slight_smile:

Does anyone know what the effect of high vitamin c doses is on blood ph. I am refering to Berardi’s concerns that our diets are already too acidic.

[quote]Bobcat wrote:
I started taking mega doses of vitamin C also. I got a lot of information from this website:

http://doctoryourself.com/

On the side of the page are articles and there are a few on Vitamin C.

[/quote]

I checked into the link above. The “doctor” recommends taking the following amounts of vitamin C:

“mg. of Vitamin “C” Body Weight Number of Doses Amt. per dose
35,000 mg. 220 lbs. 17-18 2,000 mg
18,000 mg 110 lbs. 18 1,000 mg.
9,000 mg. 55 lbs. 18 500 mg.
4,500 mg. 28 lbs. 9 500 mg.
2,300 mg. 14-15 lbs. 9 250 mg.
1,200 mg. 7-8 lbs. 9 130 - 135 mg.”

In my opinion he his way, way out of line with his dosages. 18 doeses of vitamin C per day at 2,000 mg each for a man weighing 220lbs? That is ridiculous!

Thanks for the responses. I think gradually working it up is the way to go.

how many mg’s = a gram? Lol is it 1000 mg?

[quote]stefan wrote:
how many mg’s = a gram? Lol is it 1000 mg?[/quote]

Gold star!

[quote]michaelv wrote:
stefan wrote:
how many mg’s = a gram? Lol is it 1000 mg?

Gold star![/quote]

huh???

You get a gold star because you got the answer right. I guess I’m going to have to make that a silver star.

1000mg = 1g

In regards to the acidity of the C, there are a number of options other then ascorbic acid, some of which aren’t acidic.

Off the top of my head, one known as C-salts was a good choice, as were calcium/magnesium/potassium citrates.

Poliquin recomends 6 times that

Six times what?

And are you talking about his intravenous experiment, or are you talking oral vitamin C?