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IBS much improved after removing CHLORAMINE from my tap drinking water (not the same as chlorine)

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by Hip, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    No, what I do is break up 1 gram vitamin C effervescent tablets into fragments that are around 30mg. See this earlier post.

    You could use vitamin C powder though. A pinch (between your thumb and forefinger) of vitamin C powder weighs about 50 mg.
     
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    ebethc Senior Member

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    I read your posts and tried the high-dose selenium... wow... I feel like the edema is gone from my neck and upper chest... am I imagining that?? I'm hypothyroid, so I often feel sluggish and bloated.. fatigued, joint pain, brain fog.. I don't think that the thyroid causes all of that, but I really want to knock out the brain fog so i can WORK..

    thanks.
     
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    Thanks for this great tip Hip!
    I wonder if the form matters, I use ester-C. Can this be used as well?
     
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    Hip Senior Member

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    I would not think so. Ester-C® is calcium ascorbate. I think you would need the ascorbic acid form of vitamin C. Sodium ascorbate I don't think will work either.
     
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    Clearly, thanks Hip.
     
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    I have been using a reverse osmosis filter along with a fluoride filter for my water for years. Are you saying that even the RO system does not filter out chloramine?
     
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    Hip Senior Member

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    I don't know the answer offhand, but a quick Google search finds several statements that reverse osmosis does not remove chloramine, but some other statements say it does.
     
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    Important to check with our own particular brand of filter it sounds like!
     
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    I have the same situation. Our water tends to smell quite bleachy at some times of the year and I stopped drinking it a couple of years ago because my stomach would hurt after drinking it. I buy water from the grocery store and transfer it out of the plastic jug it is sold in to a glass container as quickly as I can.
     
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    Got all excited about this. I checked the local water report and they do use chloramine. I use a Berkey countertop filter and according to their tests 99.9% of chloramine is removed. So that can't be it for me. But thanks for the informative post.
     
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