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Old 12-22-2005, 07:11 AM   #1
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Vit. C and blood clots

I was wondering whether anybody has experienced the same. I read that some people take up to 5 gr. of vit. C a day for energy and as an anti-oxydant. I tried taking 2 gr. a day and my platelet count went up above normal. I was trying to figure out the reason and did some research on the internet. There are some articles from people with naturally low platelets raving about vit. C helping them to get to the normal level. Now I hardly ever take vit. C and everything is back to normal. If other people react like me, though, vit. C can be linked to heart attack in large doses.

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Old 12-22-2005, 05:38 PM   #2
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Re: Vit. C and blood clots

Well, I am currently taking about 6 grams of vitamin C per day, and my platelet count has always been in the normal range. So, I don't know if it can actually increase platelet count to above the normal range. In regard to vitamin C's effect on blood platelets, I have found some studies on PubMed which state that higher vitamin C blood levels will actually decrease platelet aggregation, meaning that the platelets will not have as much of a tendency to clump together and form blood clots. This is just one more reason why vitamin C is an important cardiovascular supplement.
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