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Old 06-27-2010, 01:49 PM   #1
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vitamin c

How much vitamin c do I take daily for skin health also what others should I take and how much/

 
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:06 PM   #2
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Re: vitamin c

500MG of Vitamin C is good per day.
I would also take 500 to 600 MG of Calcium.
Get Calcium that also has Vitamin D in it.
Also get a good anti oxident.
I like the NSI 42 Fruits &Vegetables -- 1,400 mg per serving.
Do a search for it.
I would also get a Lutein vitamin for the eyes.

 
Old 07-09-2010, 01:20 PM   #3
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Re: vitamin c

I take very large amounts of Vitamin C - 2000 to 4000 mg/day. It depends on the individual and why you are taking it. Larger amounts are often needed, and safe, and since C is water soluble you don't have to worry about OD ing

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Old 07-09-2010, 05:35 PM   #4
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Re: vitamin c

Easy. Mega-doses of Vitamin C have been shown to produce free-radicals which cause cellular damage (8-oxoadenine and 8-oxoguanine) which do in fact damage white blood cells I believe?. Dr. William Wong has also demonstrated that doses above 5000 mg/day causes oxidative damage to cells which comprise arterial tissue.

I would just be careful of a mega-dose of anything.

 
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Re: vitamin c

bdrunner,

I have never heard such a thing! mega doses of C are actually recommended for certain conditions, even drip lines are used to get more C into the system.

If you're just taking it for a general vitamin regime then lower doses are adequate. But vitamin C can be a powerful agent for some conditions and, I might add, preferable to the toxic side effects of most medications.

Generally, the least amount one needs of a vitamin is best for general upkeep (even none if a person is healthy). But if you are deficient in an area or dealing with more serious issues then I think it necessary to think outside the FDA suggested intake box. For instance, many people are vitamin D deficient and don't know it, so larger amounts may be needed initially.

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Old 07-10-2010, 05:44 AM   #6
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Re: vitamin c

1. I'm not talking about acute instances, ie drip line situations and 2. I'm not talking about FDA guidelines, I think they are meaningless. I'm talking about long term mega dosing, ie more than 5000 mg/day everyday. Yes, there are certainly well documented cases of damage in such instances. I don't think I got my point across clearly in the first post. I think 1000-2000 mg/day is perfectly safe like you say, but beyond 5000 I'll have to disagree. It's too much for your body (it's the ascorbate ion that does it actually). Even though it is water soluble like you say, and your body's cells do not absorb what it doesn't need, it still goes into your blood stream and too high a concentration is bad.

 
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Re: vitamin c

Okay, I got your point. But there are varying opinions about this (upper limits of vit. C) so we can just agree to disagree on this one.

Best,

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Re: vitamin c

Ok, I'm not putting any hard feelings forth, I'll agree with you on this point. It's a good debate at least.

 
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Re: vitamin c

Thanks for the info.

All the best,

Jen

 
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