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Old 11-30-2006, 09:58 AM   #1
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Vit C?

How much Vit C is to much?

I hear people tell others when they're catching a cold, increase the Vit C, it will make your cold shorter and not as bad. I would think there's got to be a limit.

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Old 11-30-2006, 12:29 PM   #2
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Re: Vit C?

You can take as much as your body can until you get diarhea. Many people use it as a cleanse.

I take 2,000 mgs in 500mg doses throughout the day with no issues. Your body either uses it or flushes it away. I've read that most animals produce their own vitamin C and 2,000 mgs was cited as what most of the specific animals mentioned produced. More if they are injured or ill.

 
Old 11-30-2006, 07:24 PM   #3
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Re: Vit C?

Cowspots....The great vitamin-C expert/ researcher Linus Pauling took 10,000 mg's a day since his 20's and lived until his 90's. That being said i don't advicate that amount but 500 mg's to a 1,000 mg's a day is fine for most..

Why does it fight colds has to do with its ability to raise Interferon levels which fire up the Immune System to attack viruses and colds and flu's are viral so thats the scoop on it.....
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