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How Much Vitamin C?


#1

How Much Vitamin C should bodybuilders be taking? I take 1000mg a day. And does higher dosages help with water retention?


#2

I have no idea, but if you listen to the C advocates, you take it till you have rumblings in your belly, thats saturation, at those levels, they claim its antiviral antifungral, anti a lot of crap


#3

3000 mg is the highest i go


#4

3-5g is ok. Sometimes it depends on what the vit c made from. It is in the form of ascorbic acid or ester-c. I honestly don't know the difference but in an older thread people bashed ascorbic acid vs the latter. I take 2-3g to keep keep from getting sick and to keep my veins clear