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    Hey everyone, I'm working in the nation's capital, Ottawa, for the summer. Anyway, I went down to the supplement store during my lunch break and because I had a sore throat I bought 90 caps of 1000mg of Vitamin C. They're time release. Anyway, how much of an emphasis would you put on Vitamin C for bodybuilding? I already have it in my multivitamin, so how much is too much and are any benefits worth the cost? It also has rose hips in it for god knows what reason.

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    search for megadosing vitamin c. It's a great thread. Vitamin C has a lot of benefits when taken in large quantities. I take around 2-3 grams a day when not sick.
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    There's some great info on it around here, just search. Benz and myself are huge proponents of Vitamin C, I take around 3-6g daily all year. It is an excellent anti-oxident and has been shown to help provide catabolism when taken an hour before working out, among many other benefits.

    BTW also search for Linus Pualing, his work on with was incredible
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    Originally posted by curt2go
    Hey can you do me a favor and go kick Chretien in the ass. Real hard too.. TTY
    I wish I could, but he's at the G8 summit.

    Originally posted by NPursuit
    search for megadosing vitamin c. It's a great thread. Vitamin C has a lot of benefits when taken in large quantities. I take around 2-3 grams a day when not sick.
    Cool thanks. I tried a search for vitamin c, but of course you can't just put in a one letter word so the most I can search for is Vitamin.
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    Okay, can someone help me out with this. I've searched high and low and I can't find the posts you recomended
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    Originally posted by MadChild
    It also has rose hips in it for god knows what reason.

    It's to make you sweeter



    Actually, rose hips are high in Vit. C
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    Originally posted by NPursuit
    search for megadosing vitamin c. It's a great thread. Vitamin C has a lot of benefits when taken in large quantities. I take around 2-3 grams a day when not sick.
    This sucks!! My thread has been deleted! That was a great thread.
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    just make sure your taking in plenty of water when megadosing!! You can get dehydrated quick and that can quickly lead to constipation!
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    Search for megadosing vitamin that should bring it up, but I guess it's been deleted? Too bad it was a good thread. Windwords where did you find the info on that originally?
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    yea the ones with rose hips are better (they say) because they are natural instead of synthetic.. i am one to like natural vitamins much better than synthetic.. some say it doesnt matter
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    The man who matters most on this subject, Linus Pauling, said that it makes no difference whether you take ascorbic acid or a buffered version, or an ascorbate version. Your body could care less, just take it!

    http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocente...itaminC/c.html

    This site is a WEALTH of information!
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    The effectiveness of vitamin C in preventing and relieving the symptoms of virus-induced respiratory infections.

    Gorton HC, Jarvis K.

    BACKGROUND: An ever increasing demand to evaluate the effect of dietary supplements on specific health conditions by use of a "significant scientific" standard has prompted the publication of this study. OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of megadose Vitamin C in preventing and relieving cold and flu symptoms in a test group compared with a control group. DESIGN: Prospective, controlled study of students in a technical training facility. SUBJECTS: A total of 463 students ranging in age from 18 to 32 years made up the control group. A total of 252 students ranging in age from 18 to 30 years made up the experimental or test group. METHOD: Investigators tracked the number of reports of cold and flu symptoms among the 1991 test population of the facility compared with the reports of like symptoms among the 1990 control population. Those in the control population reporting symptoms were treated with pain relievers and decongestants, whereas those in the test population reporting symptoms were treated with hourly doses of 1000 mg of Vitamin C for the first 6 hours and then 3 times daily thereafter. Those not reporting symptoms in the test group were also administered 1000-mg doses 3 times daily. RESULTS: Overall, reported flu and cold symptoms in the test group decreased 85% compared with the control group after the administration of megadose Vitamin C. CONCLUSION: Vitamin C in megadoses administered before or after the appearance of cold and flu symptoms relieved and prevented the symptoms in the test population compared with the control group.
  

  
 

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