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Old 12-08-2003, 11:03 AM   #1
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Too much vitamin C

I was wondering if anyone knows if its possible to get too much vitamin C. I dont mean getting too much from supplements but from regular food.
I noticed that certain foods are very high in vitamin c like peppers have double the daily value and broccoli has alot also. Anyone know if there are any negative effects from alot of vitamin c?

 
Old 12-08-2003, 11:36 AM   #2
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I was wondering if anyone knows if its possible to get too much vitamin C. I dont mean getting too much from supplements but from regular food.
I noticed that certain foods are very high in vitamin c like peppers have double the daily value and broccoli has alot also. Anyone know if there are any negative effects from alot of vitamin c?
Some people develop diarrhea after as little as a few grams of vitamin C per day, while others are not bothered by ten times this amount. Strong scientific evidence to define and defend an upper tolerable limit for vitamin C is not available. A review of the available research concluded that high intakes (2–4 grams per day) are well-tolerated by healthy people. However, intake of large amounts of vitamin C can deplete the body of copper —an essential nutrient. People should be sure to maintain adequate copper intake at higher intakes of vitamin C. Copper is found in many multivitamin-mineral supplements. Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron and should be avoided by people with iron overload diseases (like hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis). Vitamin C helps recycle the antioxidant, vitamin E which helps in protection of your cells from free radicals. Hope this helps out.

 
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Old 12-08-2003, 12:28 PM   #3
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One of the things about Vit C is it does not stay in your body very long. So take it multible times per day. I take around 3500 mg. per day in 3-4 doses. Make sure that you are drinking plenty of water, not soda or tea.

Another thing about the USDA minimum requirements of supliments. What they recomend is the minimum to keep you from dying. To stay healthy can take a lot more. Most vitamins it is had to OD on, as long you get enough water.

 
Old 12-09-2003, 04:03 PM   #4
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One of the things about Vit C is it does not stay in your body very long. So take it multible times per day. I take around 3500 mg. per day in 3-4 doses. Make sure that you are drinking plenty of water, not soda or tea.

Another thing about the USDA minimum requirements of supliments. What they recomend is the minimum to keep you from dying. To stay healthy can take a lot more. Most vitamins it is had to OD on, as long you get enough water.
I also take about 3500mg during the course of the day plus whatever is in my food and orange juice. A clue that you're taking too much vitamin C is if you get a mild diarrhea but it's unlikely this would happen with less than 5,000mg according to articles that I've read. I keep reading more and more articles on the importance of high doses of vitamin C + Lysine & Proline.

 
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It is impossible it get too much Vitamin C from regular food. The excess is passed off in your urine!!

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Old 12-11-2003, 09:07 PM   #6
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Another thing about the USDA minimum requirements of supliments. What they recomend is the minimum to keep you from dying. .
I did not know that. I really didn't. I learn something every day on these boards. Thank you.

 
Old 12-11-2003, 09:27 PM   #7
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It is impossible it get too much Vitamin C from regular food. The excess is passed off in your urine!!
He's right, however, while it's being sent to your bladder it passes throughyour gall bladder, and if there's too much going through at one time it leaves a residue, over time (a long time) this residue will get thicker and form gall stones but this would pretty much only happen through taking those pure Vitamin C pills and lots of them.
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Old 12-12-2003, 07:09 AM   #8
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Opinions vary on how much and how often to take Vitamin C - here is a discussion on the topic:

[url]http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/Forum123/HTML/000706.html[/url]

 
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