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High Vitamin C reduce Glutathione?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by SJB944, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. SJB944

    SJB944 Senior Member

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    Rich postulated that taking high doses of Vitamin C could reduce Glutathione in the body? Has anyone any experience with this, or been able to verify from other sources?
     
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    helen1 Senior Member

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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I'll quote Rich:

     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    So are bowel tolerance doses good?
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I guess it depends on what your goal is. In this case, he was saying that bowel tolerance doses would be increasing glutathione by "recycling" it. For Rich, I think that would mean "good!"

    Sushi
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I had read that high doses of Vit C were good for adrenal fatigue but when I read the above I didn't want it depleting glutathione.
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Sasha

    Looks like it would be the 'mid-range' doses of Vit C that could deplete glutathione. When we asked Rich about this he said (this is from memory, so there is a 'duh' factor!) that mid-range was say, 3000--6000 mgs.

    Sushi
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Thanks. I once titrated up to 45g/day. :eek:

    Wonder how high I'll get this time...
     
  9. SJB944

    SJB944 Senior Member

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    Wow 45g a day is a massive amount. The question is at what point does Vitamin C start to recycle and Glutathione is this really related to bowel tolerance -- 3000-6000mgs could be the tolerance level for some people?

    Again hard to know what to do with this information (postulation). If the level of vitamin c we are taking is placing too much of a demand on glutathione, what are the symptoms?

    So lower would be safer, to some extent, but then there are lots of proponents out there hailing the benefits of large dosages of Vitamin C. Comes down to trial and error in the end.
     
  10. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I took that mega-mega-dose during my first illness, during which I was almost completely confined to bed. Like pretty much everything I tried, it had no effect one way or another. Some years later I had a remission, lasting several years, and now I've been housebound for several years. I suspect that whatever I try, it will be hard to discern any immediate effect - hard to know how long to give it as a test.
     
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    knackers323 Senior Member

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    Hi
    Hi Sasha, what do you put your remission down to?
     
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    As some of you know Vitamin C has 2 isomers. Only the l-ascorbic is of any use d-ascorbic that gets absorbed has to be excreted. If someone finds that they have a bowel tolerance of 4 gms - they can effectively double effective dose just by switching to pharmaceutical grade l-ascorbic.
    Does anyone here make their own liposomal Vitamin C? Anyone interested, I can write out the instructions. With this 1 gm = something like 20 gms IV. Since it is 93% absorbed there are no issues with bowel tolerance. And it's dirt cheap.
     
  13. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    yes, please, stridor, could you write it out?
     
  14. knackers323

    knackers323 Senior Member

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    What effects have you noticed from the liposomal C stridor?
     
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    stridor Senior Member

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    There are no effects from LVC. No bowel upset. Because it is taken on an empty stomach, the odd person gets stomach acidity but this can be dealt with be adding some baking soda to the finished product. Never had that. You'll find other recipes on line some also work and others not as well.

    Liposomal Vitamin C
    Buy a jewelry cleaner through amazon or ebay = $30 or so
    NOW non-GMO lecithin or equivalent
    L-ascorbic acid powder like this: http://www.iherb.com/NutriBiotic-Ascorbic-Acid-Crystalline-Powder-2-2-lbs-1-kg/30240
    A blender and a straw and 2 pint mason jars or equivalent

    1 tbs of soy lecithin and 1 cup of water into mason jar shake or stir a bit and let sit for 8 hours or in fridge overnight.
    1 tbs l-ascorbic acid and 1 cup of water into mason jar shake or stir and sit for same amount of time
    Then blend soy mixture for about 30 seconds - I have a great blender so consider a minute if uncertain.
    Use Vit C mixture to swish out the lecithin jar and add to blender.
    Blend for another 30 seconds or so then pour into jewelry cleaner.
    Occilate for 18 minutes or more. Stir briefly every 2-3 min with the straw. The foam on top of the mixture should be pretty much gone - there may be a bit left.
    That's it. Keep in the fridge and measure with a shot glass. It isn't an exact science but you end up with 15 gms of C in 16 ounces.
    LVC is magic. First it is almost all absorbed. It is all the "l" form and therefore useful. Having a fatty coating it crosses into cells easily and because of the fatty coating part of it does not get excreted before it even makes it to a cell. This is why 1 gm of this stuff is equal to I forget...something like 20 gms IV. If someone wants to track that down it came from one of Dr Levy's you tube vidoeos.
    Now...if you get lumps or too much settling:
    You didn't let the lecithin soak enough or didn't blend it enough
    Or you used a buffered C product with calcium or something like that instead of pure pharmaceutical grade C
    You left your straw sitting in the mixture for the material to coalesce around. Take the straw out.
    You stirred too much...let the machine do the work.
    It can also be made with sunflower lecithin for those with sensitivities to soy.
    Let me know if you need more help. brad
     

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