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?
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.
2-4g daily is ideal for cortisol levels. I would go 2g post and 4g nightly. do you dose bcaa's nightly?
I need more vitamin c
It has a low toxicity, about 12 grams per kilogram to kill you.
So what are we thinking? 1g on wake up... 1 g mid afternoon and 2gs before bed maybe?
For cortisol control, also consider: Ginkgo,, , and Root.
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.
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.
I take around 20 grams orally daily and sometimes 100g IV from my doctor.