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    Make sure you're getting your vitamin C!!!


    Just a reminder that vitamin C is one of the most legit vitamin supplements you can be taking. It's cheap, proven and awesome! A lot of people hear vitamin C and are like, yeah, yeay, vitamin C... Citris fruits and stuff, right? But if you research it you'll find that it's definitely one of the most proven health supplements on the market.

    I usually take 500mg tablet with about every meal, every day, not counting the extra vitamin C I get in natural foods or other vitamin sources. Usually I'm taking in about 2500-3000mg daily. You can technically take in too much, but all that means is some short term diarreah, maybe some digestive upset, but nothing serious. If that happens, just reduce the amount you're taking. I've taken a lot of vitamin C before and never had any problems like this, so I wouldn't really worry about it anyway.

    Just a friendly reminder from your supporters of vitamin C

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    Great for cortisol as well
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    ... u never stated a reason on why u think vit c is so important ur'e just saying to take it lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by MakaveliThaDon View Post
    Great for cortisol as well
    Cortisol control, immune support, oral health. Win.
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    notsureifserious. i doubt mega dosing it will give u any benefit. its water soluble so u have to start over the next day. almost impossible to be c defecient.
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    Yeah, I've been taking between 4000-5000mg per day for the past 12+ years. I just pop a 1000mg tab with each solid meal and I'm set.
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    I take 5000 mg of Vitamin C a day, spread out throughout the day. There are study's that show it fights cancer. No joke, since I've been taking Vitamin C supplements ofr the past 2 years, I have not gotten sick. The fever/body ache/chest cold flu just went around my office and it passed over me. Some could count this as coincidence. I believe otherwise.
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    Also a big fan of Vitamin C

    There have been some discussions of it increasing half life of orally ingested supplements, as well as boosting the muscle pump during training.
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    invest in buffered version Vitamin C instead of ascorbic acid, google the benefits
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeswimlive View Post
    Cortisol control, immune support, oral health. Win.
    good for liver detox & erections too
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    invest in buffered version Vitamin C instead of ascorbic acid, google the benefits
    How about a couple bullet points please?
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    Benefits of Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)

    Good for immune defense system, protection from viruses and bacteria, healing wounds, reducing cholesterol, cell lifespan, preventing scurvy. It's also a natural laxative.

    Foods

    Citrus fruits, kiwi fruit, berries, tomatoes, cauliflower, potatoes, green leafy vegetables and peppers.

    Deficiency

    May cause tiredness, bleeding gums and slow-healing of wounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outstanding View Post
    How about a couple bullet points please?
    ok just for you

    *most important thing is stomach sensitivity. buffered combines vit C with calcium or mag which helps with digestion, also its easier on the teeth. ascorbic acid is made out of corn, which presents other host of issues

    *this also creates a "time release" effect which makes mega dosing more effective

    there are other benefits but i have to work right now, maybe ill dig up more later
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    So if I'm reading the label correctly on my APS CN bottle....

    4 Caps per serving, 3000mgs Vit C per serving.....

    6 caps is 4500mgs + my multi at around 100mgs + food intake I should be good to go.

    DISREGARD ABOVE STATEMENT I'M MISTAKEN.
    Last edited by Hawk; 02-25-2011 at 12:41 PM. Reason: I'm an idiot.
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    yeah thats plenty
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    Benefits of Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)

    Good for immune defense system, protection from viruses and bacteria, healing wounds, reducing cholesterol, cell lifespan, preventing scurvy. It's also a natural laxative.

    Foods

    Citrus fruits, kiwi fruit, berries, tomatoes, cauliflower, potatoes, green leafy vegetables and peppers.

    Deficiency

    May cause tiredness, bleeding gums and slow-healing of wounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    So if I'm reading the label correctly on my APS CN bottle....

    4 Caps per serving, 3000mgs Vit C per serving.....

    6 caps is 4500mgs + my multi at around 100mgs + food intake I should be good to go.
    You're not reading that right at all bud. It's a prob blend of creatine nitrate and vitc...

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    ^

    Ok, I'm an idiot.

    It's 3000mgs per serving and because it's a prop blend we don't know exactly how much vitC is in there.....right?
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    I'd love to take more. I should probably start downing the ascorbic acid powder from the tub at my lab. On another note, not sure why one user brought up the fact that it's hard to be Vitamin C deficient as an argument against megadosing it. Effects are compounded from taking in above required Vitamin C doses - you're doing this to get more of the benefits, not to avoid side effects associated with vitamin C deficiency. Again, nobody here is worried about getting scurvy, but rather either want to control allergic reactions, control higher cortisol levels, or generally boost their overall sense of well-being.
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    This topic reminds me I need to buy me some more Vitamin C caps...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    ok just for you

    *most important thing is stomach sensitivity. buffered combines vit C with calcium or mag which helps with digestion, also its easier on the teeth. ascorbic acid is made out of corn, which presents other host of issues

    *this also creates a "time release" effect which makes mega dosing more effective

    there are other benefits but i have to work right now, maybe ill dig up more later
    Thanks a lot, so the buffered creatine eases digestion issues and lasts longer after orally ingested?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outstanding View Post
    Thanks a lot, so the buffered creatine eases digestion issues and lasts longer after orally ingested?
    those are the main two advantages. it tastes like complete a$$ though so watch out
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    I think it's worth noting that when the climate changes and it starts getting colder out is a particularly vital time to make sure you are taking adequate or even more than adequate vitamin c, lol. The climate change is tough on the body, especially if you suffer from any form of thyroid/adrenal problems.
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    Hey guys I was just searching anaboliminds for information about Vitamin C. Not many people do this anything, they all seem to just ask without searching nowadays. Anyway I found this thread and I'm glad I did. I just started taking Vitamin C and have been taking 4 grams a day. 1 gram tablets spread throughout the day. I started it because I thought I was coming down with something. Now I think I'm gonna continue to take it. By the way I'm feeling better. Good stuff. Wish I had started taking it years ago.
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    T bone, might want to spread the doses into 500 mg per dose I have read from several sources 1 gram at once can actually be pro-oxidant.
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    I'm just wondering if instead of taking Vit. C if it would be better to just eat an orange daily..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleGauge1
    I'm just wondering if instead of taking Vit. C if it would be better to just eat an orange daily..
    the whole fruit does have other vitamins and a little fiber along with 60Mg or so of vitamin C .. and of course calories .. 65ish ?? .. IMHO the whole fruit is always better than a pill or powder
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    According to British researchers, 500 mg of vitamin c, when taken daily promotes genetic damage by free radicals as it converts ferric iron to harmful ferrous iron that induces damage to the heart and other organs.

    ref: http://www.nytimes.com/1998/04/09/us...udy-finds.html
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    I call bs ^^
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    Never post an article based on a research paper. Post the actual paper. Common editorial writers have no idea how to interpret research. I didn't look at the article but the fact that it is an article and not a paper makes me not care to read it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdavid View Post
    Never post an article based on a research paper. Post the actual paper. Common editorial writers have no idea how to interpret research. I didn't look at the article but the fact that it is an article and not a paper makes me not care to read it.
    exactly. especially when the actual research results were different than what was reported in Nature and the NYT article!

    I can't post links due to post count, but... from the vitamin c foundation website:

    There isn't a single shred of hard evidence to back up the speculative health claims published by Jane Brody in the New York Times, i.e. that doses of Vitamin C above the RDA may be harmful in any way, shape or form. No DNA damage was demonstrated by the English experiment. The measurement that showed potential damage was an old way to measure DNA damage. The reason for the experiment was to evaluate a newer technique, less prone to error. Only the old technique indicated possible damage. The newer technique did not. This fact went unreported by Nature.
    Consider this: If vitamin C did cause DNA damage, most of the wild kingdom would not be able to reproduce without mutation. Almost all animals make vitamin C in high amounts.


    So what is going on here? It does not follow by logic that Vitamin C is harmful, nor would the consequences postulated by Jane Brody necessarily follow.




    These fears are pure speculation...
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    Here I thought I was covered at 1g a day. Guess I'm headed out to get a bottle and start taking more.
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    yea but how much vitamin C is good? I know from taking vitamin E (toco-8) it decreases the amount of vitamin C in the body. I had bloodwork last march and I was taking 1 gram of C daily along with 1 scoop of toco-8 and my bloodwork reflected very low amount of vitamin C. right now I take 2 grams. is 2 grams too much? who knows
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    Good info in here.

    I know Dr. Houser recommends it at 500mg (per meal) and not above. I'd bought a couple bottles of 1g tabs a ways back, so I'll just split them
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