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Old 05-18-2009, 03:22 PM   #1
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Heard a discussion on the radio yesterday about taking Vitamin C for a variety of ills, including heart disease and diabetes. This doctor claimed that large studies showed that the low doses (500mg or less) did little but when you bump it up to 4000 mg to 5000 mg it shows dramatic results. Heart attacks and strokes drop by 70%. This person also claimed that for doses of that size you needed to take it in liquid for otherwise it would be eliminated before it had its' full chance to act. Anyone want to comment on this theory. On the positive side I have heard that Vitamin C doesn't really have any negative effects.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:34 PM   #2
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Vitamin c is a water soluble vitamin. Whether you take it in pill or liquid form won't make any difference. Any excess that the body cannot use will be excreted.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:50 PM   #3
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Excess intake of Vitamin-C can leach out copper from your body, which can be a good thing if you have excess copper; not so much if you have normal amount or less than desirable amount of copper (lack of copper is linked to grey hair amonst I'm sure, many other things).

Some people think too much Vit-C supplements can cause kidney stones, but I believe the verdict is still out on this one.
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Heard a discussion on the radio yesterday about taking Vitamin C for a variety of ills, including heart disease and diabetes. This doctor claimed that large studies showed that the low doses (500mg or less) did little but when you bump it up to 4000 mg to 5000 mg it shows dramatic results. Heart attacks and strokes drop by 70%. This person also claimed that for doses of that size you needed to take it in liquid for otherwise it would be eliminated before it had its' full chance to act. Anyone want to comment on this theory. On the positive side I have heard that Vitamin C doesn't really have any negative effects.
Did this 'radio person' refer to any actual studies?
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:48 PM   #5
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Vit. C

I eat a piece of fresh citrus daily(usually a grapefruit) during the winter months. I peel it, take the membrane off the sections, and enjoy it for dessert. I attribute this habit to the fact that I have not had a cold in over two years despite the hacking co-workers who surround me in my office. Eating fruit this way is better than drinking the juice as you get a lot of fiber, too. Right now I am having blueberries, cherries or strawberries in place of the grapefruits. I suppose it is also good for my cardiovascular health. In the summer I eat a lot of tomatoes as well as local fruit from the farmers markets.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:18 PM   #6
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Linus Pauling did a lot of his later work on vitamin C.

"Pauling was also successful as an author and educator. His first book,
The Nature of the Chemical Bond (1939), is considered influential even to this day, as is his introductory textbook, General Chemistry (1947). Later in life, he became an advocate for greatly increased consumption of vitamin C and other nutrients. He generalized his ideas to define orthomolecular medicine, which is still regarded as unorthodox by conventional medicine. He popularized his concepts, analyses, research and insights in several successful but controversial books, such as and other nutrients. He generalized his ideas to define How to Live Longer and Feel Better in 1986."

Linus Pauling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I was surprised to find that red bell peppers have 3-4x the Vitamin C of citrus fruit.
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dh2b was told to take extra Vit C by the doctor who did his laser eye surgery (corrective vision type).
I get my Vit C by drinking a lot of fruit tea, homemade using electric brewer. Loose tea blend is full of dried fruit pieces and rosehips. Great stuff.
Dental hygienist thinks my fruit tea consumption may be the reason my gums are so greatly improved. That and less stress since FIRE.
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The study was mentioned but my vitamin deficient brain can't recall it. If his comments were true I do remember it covered a couple hundred thousand subjects over about a ten year period. Seems like it was done at Columbia or one of the other larger institutions.
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Red bell peppers

I have also heard that red bell peppers have a lot of Vit. C. More than the green ones which are actually not ripe. I am not a big pill popper, try to eat a good diet, and preferably an organic or at least with as many local food sources as possible. I am currently taking a Vit. D supplement in the morning and a cod liver oil tablet in the evening(both after meals) due to a recently diagnosed D deficiency.
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