Megadose of Vitamin C, does it make a difference?

  • infinitefrien...

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    Mar 10, 2015 7:25 PM GMT
    Hey guys

    In one's wellbeing and in the prevention of disease?

    Is it really worth taking 500-2000mg of Vitamin C daily?

    Appreciate the insight
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    Mar 10, 2015 8:08 PM GMT
    Absolutely
  • Breeman

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    Mar 10, 2015 11:29 PM GMT
    That seems a little excessive, however vitamin C isn't something you can overdose on.
  • FRE0

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    Mar 10, 2015 11:40 PM GMT
    Here is what an overdose of vitamin C will cause:

    http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/vitamin-c/faq-20058030
  • FRE0

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    Mar 11, 2015 12:27 AM GMT
    sunjbill saidI only megadose when i feel a cold coming on or it has hit me already, then I take a ton, sometimes 10 to 20 GRAMS a day until i reach saturation, which is basically going loose. Works for me, while others around me at work are falling like flies, i'm better in a day or two. Otherwise, usually 1 gram a day maintenance.


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    Mar 11, 2015 12:35 AM GMT
    im pretty sureee u pee out the excess vitamin C.. so it goes to waste xP
  • Beeftastic

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    Mar 11, 2015 1:08 AM GMT
    Regular old Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid, is just that, an acid and as such too much will give you at minimum diarrhea. The best forms of Vitamin C are those bonded with minerals: Mineral Ascorbates. They are easier to absorb and much less acidic. The best of those is what is in Emergen-C. The makers of Emergen-C used to also make a 1MG tablet of their vitamin C that was the best supplement you could get. But are no longer making it. The closest thing I have seen and which I take is linked below. More than 1MG a day every day is probably a waste, and might upset your system over time. If you are fighting a cold or something, try to keep your intake to under 3MG a day, more won't help and will probably give you diarrhea.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GCTVPQ/

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    Mar 11, 2015 1:31 AM GMT
    Worthless. Unless you want a kidney stone.
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    Mar 11, 2015 2:17 AM GMT
    Google "Lime Juice Remedies" lime juice is a high dose Bioflavanoid Vitamin C. I take 2 limes squeeze the juice out of them... about an inch in a glass then add water to fill the glass, then down it. Vitamin C works as an anti inflammatory..... sugar works as an inflammatory. I use to do vitamin C tablets, but it didn't have the potency of the lime juice. I'll drink lime juice if I have a virus, poison ivy, asthma, allergies and a host of other ailments.

    Oh it also works as a relaxant....hmmmm
  • davfit

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    Mar 11, 2015 2:20 AM GMT
    500- 2000.. isn't really a mega dose.. but yes
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    Mar 11, 2015 5:34 PM GMT
    Hey much more.... that must have been a normal healthy body that absorbs 300mg at a time. When I had poison ivy bad even 2000 would only work for 2 hours... now i do the 2 limes... much more potent..
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    Mar 12, 2015 9:03 PM GMT
    The main difference is to your wallet. You're paying money to basically piss out everything your body doesn't use. Since your diet includes enough vitamin C--in a first-world country, anyway--all those extra pills are now in your toilet.

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  • dave85

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    Mar 24, 2015 8:01 PM GMT
    Dr claimed u need 15000 mg / day. Seemed kinda excessive 2me but lots o people claim he is good.
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    Mar 26, 2015 12:28 PM GMT
    Google "cirrhosis of the liver" icon_wink.gif
  • Rhi_Bran

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    May 02, 2015 3:18 PM GMT
    The thing about essential nutrients is that they will generally counteract other essential nutrients if taken in excess by either reacting with other nutrients in your body or interfering with cell biology. It's entirely possible to OD on any nutrient; however, it's unlikely that such an OD would kill you.
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    May 07, 2015 1:30 PM GMT
    robbee333 saidGoogle "Lime Juice Remedies" lime juice is a high dose Bioflavanoid Vitamin C. I take 2 limes squeeze the juice out of them... about an inch in a glass then add water to fill the glass, then down it. Vitamin C works as an anti inflammatory..... sugar works as an inflammatory. I use to do vitamin C tablets, but it didn't have the potency of the lime juice. I'll drink lime juice if I have a virus, poison ivy, asthma, allergies and a host of other ailments.

    Oh it also works as a relaxant....hmmmm


    Vitamin C works as an anti-inflammatory but sugar works as an inflammatory.

    Why are you bringing up sugar in relationship to limes?
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    May 07, 2015 1:34 PM GMT
    robbee333 saidGoogle "Lime Juice Remedies"


    Thanks. I got away from using limes and lime juice.