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vitamin c - bowel tolerance test, a question!

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by gu3vara, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. gu3vara

    gu3vara Senior Member

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    Hi,

    I'd like to experiment with vitamin c near to bowel tolerance and was wondering if it's important to use buffered C, like calcium or magnesium ascorbate vs ascorbic acid. I wonder if the acidity from the high dose of ascorbic acid could be bad.

    Should I take it all at once or in divided dose to test bowel tolerance??

    Thx :)
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    xrunner Senior Member

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  3. madietodd

    madietodd Senior Member

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    I just added vitamin C to my regimen. I found that I can't tolerate 'regular' C at all. I bought Country Life buffered C, 1000mg, because the price was good. It also contains some calcium and magnesium, and it's time-release.

    I've found that I can tolerate 3000mg of this vitamin C - just barely, and with a lot of gurgling - divided into 3 doses. 4000mg started getting, um, messy.

    I also take magnesium, and I'm going to lower that and see if I can then take more of the C.
  4. Charles555nc

    Charles555nc Senior Member

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    Buffered vitamin c= too much calcium
    Acidic vitamin c= too much acid

    Sodium ascorbate (salt vitamin c) is the best imo. Large doses and drinking plenty of water are working well for me.
  5. gu3vara

    gu3vara Senior Member

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    Thanks all.

    I figured it was too much calcium indeed. I got bored after 14 mgs yesterday, didn't produce loose stool.

    I think I'll keep that on hold and might retry with sodium ascorbate in the future, what source are you using Charles and where do you buy it? It can because quite expensive using several grams like you do.

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