I know I repeat myself – a lot – about taking enough vitamin C, but with the current state of health and wellness today, and with pending cold and flu season just around the corner, it’s vital to have enough vitamin C inside every cell of your body.
How do you know if you have enough vitamin C?
Your body will tell you through bowel tolerance.
Even though you think that you might eat enough vitamin C-rich foods, it’s smart to take an extra supplement these days.
I recommend to begin taking 1,000 to 2,000-mg. vitamin C each day and increase by 1,000 mg. daily until you have a loose stool. This isn’t diarrhea, but a soft stool that’s easy to excrete – this is the extra vitamin C coming out and serves as your benchmark to know just how much your body needs at the time.
Remain at this dose, or slightly below, to maintain a soft stool. You can split the daily dosage into a maximum of three (3) doses, if preferred. You can increase the vitamin C when needed to cleanse your body or if your stools become dry.
Recommended use is seven (7) days a week.
I add 2,000 mg of powdered ascorbic acid to my Yeti of water every day. It serves as an electrolyte, too. I also recommend vitamin C from ascorbyl palmitate. I get mine from purebulk.com
You’ll notice when you start to get sick, like with the flu, one of the first signs is your stools may start getting dryer. This is a sign that your body is using more C, so increase it immediately, and you can run-off a pending cold or flu.
People Are Different
Unlike most all other animals, the human body is unable to produce its own vitamin C. Humans, guinea pigs, apes (primates), and a species of bat in India are the only animals known that are unable to produce vitamin C within their livers.
A 150-pound animal produces an average of 15 grams of vitamin C every day. When the animal is stressed, the liver produces more vitamin C to meet the demands on its body.
Some animals have been known to produce up to 100 grams (100,000 mg.) of vitamin C in one day when put under extreme stress. Yet, humans depend on their diet exclusively for their supply of vitamin C. When under stress, we require much more vitamin C than minimal daily requirements.
When viruses, colds, and the flu are an issue of concern, make sure to keep plenty of vitamin C from a fruit source in the medicine cabinet.
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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. The FDA may not have evaluated some of the statements. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding supplements or making any changes to your dietary program.
Before taking vitamins, consult your doctor; pre-existing medical conditions or medications you are taking can affect how your body responds to multivitamins.
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