Vitamin C for Cortisol

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    Vitamin C for Cortisol


    Who uses Vitamin C for this reason and at what kind of dosage? I know Cortisol is highest at night and in the morning and I know most people use 3-4grams daily so maybe 1 gram morning, 1 gram post workout, and 1 gram before bed?

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    That would work; I would suggest looking up Dinoii's ACES & B Complex dosing posts though, great info on how to dose vitamins. I wouldn't use the Vit C that close to the end of your workout.
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    2-4g daily is ideal for cortisol levels. I would go 2g post and 4g nightly. do you dose bcaa's nightly?
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    I need more vitamin c
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    Quote Originally Posted by IamSOFAking View Post
    2-4g daily is ideal for cortisol levels. I would go 2g post and 4g nightly. do you dose bcaa's nightly?
    Dosing Vitamin C can be based on your caloric intake, but I’d be careful of taking a big dose on an empty stomach due to indigestion. Some other side effects are also diarrhea and if you have iron deficiencies it shouldn’t be taken.

    It has a low toxicity, about 12 grams per kilogram to kill you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatsaRoid? View Post
    I need more vitamin c
    I picked up some Buffered Ascorbate after doing reg. Ascorbic acid. I'm lucky in that I can take a few g's on an empty stomach with no issue, but I do know some people are sensitive to this as above noted.
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    So what are we thinking? 1g on wake up... 1 g mid afternoon and 2gs before bed maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveoph View Post
    I picked up some Buffered Ascorbate after doing reg. Ascorbic acid. I'm lucky in that I can take a few g's on an empty stomach with no issue, but I do know some people are sensitive to this as above noted.
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    For cortisol control, also consider: Ginkgo, Chromium Picolinate, Glutamine, and Valerian Root.
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    Cortisol levels actually peak early morning.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortisol
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    ok, i read somewhere that we should NOT take anti-oxidants immediately post-workout. It's got something to do with the reduced inflammation response of the muscles due to the anti-oxidants. It is the inflammation that signals the repair and growth of the muscles. Sorry, i'm too lazy to dig up the studies on this.
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    I think 1g in the morning would be good enough. You don't really have that terribly high cortisol except morning time?
    hope you have a strong stomach, or you should choose a estyl form of Vit C.
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    I take around 20 grams orally daily and sometimes 100g IV from my doctor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBE View Post
    I take around 20 grams orally daily and sometimes 100g IV from my doctor.
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