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post #301 of 564

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How fast does your body (bowels ) let you know when you overdose on vit C/Sodium Ascorbate? And does the Vit C make pee go neon?
post #302 of 564
O.K. first forgive me if this has been answered before but I tried to re-read the thread at 2am and now am confused:
Ihave SA from bronson labs and add it to o.j.diluted w/water and meand kids drink it down no problem....but .....bioflavanoid powder is ...well...,yuck: soooo, my question is can we get bioflaanoids from another source?
do we have to take it at the same time as SA???
when we are feelind sick and up our dose of SA do we up our dose of bioflavanoids or can we just forgo that for a few days???
thanks to whoever answers me and if it has been answered maybe just refer me to the page of the post
awsome thread
post #303 of 564
I take bioflavonoid pills--approx 1 g to every 5g SA. The pills I've got are each 1g, so in the morning when I take 2-3 g of my SA, I just cut the biofl. pill in half and figure it's close enough (and I always take it at the same time). I take more biofl. as I take more SA. It may not be as absorbable as powder, but it's the only form I've been able to find.
post #304 of 564

Neon P?

Don't know about the neon urine! That usually comes with the water soluable vitamins, such as the B group, because they're made with flourescent ingredients. Sorry can't help you more on that. http://cforyourself.com/
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Originally Posted by Just_Isabel View Post
How fast does your body (bowels ) let you know when you overdose on vit C/Sodium Ascorbate?
Depends on how much your body needs at the time. Have a read of Cathcart's site:
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"In 1970, I discovered that the sicker a patient was, the more ascorbic acid he would tolerate by mouth before diarrhea was produced."
I've taken 40 GRAMS at one dose and NO watery stools what so ever. Other times I can take less and I'm running. The beauty of SA is that if you can taste the saltiness in your half a cup of water, then you probably are taking too much at that particular moment. If you can't taste it in the half cup of fresh water, then possibly it isn't enough. Keep adding little by little to your water until you just start to taste the saltiness... That's your cut off dose. However other times your body will need more, then another time less. The need is based on many factors. http://www.mall-net.com/cathcart/titrate.html
If you can get C-stix, then all the better. Once you measure urinary spillover, then you know your tissues have saturation levels. If I had C-stix I'd be better able to plan my day, not worrying about bowel titration at the wrong moment!the_1982_letter_on_vitamin_c_and_cancer
post #305 of 564
Wow, I've read through this thread with a great deal of interest. I've been wanting to get some C into my kids, and now I see that I should.

So, here's what I've learned. SA powder is the best and cheapest way to go, but the Natural Factors C500 fruit chews are an acceptable and convenient alternative.

My question (and please forgive if this seems way obvious to all you who already use the SA powder): If I order the SA powder, what I imagine getting is a box/bottle of, well...powder. People talk about giving so-and-so many grams, but how exactly do you measure that out? By the teaspoon? Do you weigh it somehow? A pinch?

I'd be giving it to a 125 lb adult (me), a 40lb 3yo, and a 55lb 7yo.

Thanks again for this very informative discussion, especially to MT!
post #306 of 564
I keep a 1/3 teaspoon measure in my container (I scoop some into a smaller container that I can keep out on the counter). 1/3 t. is roughly equivalent to 1 gram, according to the container. Different brands may measure slightly differently.
Deborah
post #307 of 564
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Originally Posted by Deborah View Post
I keep a 1/3 teaspoon measure in my container (I scoop some into a smaller container that I can keep out on the counter). 1/3 t. is roughly equivalent to 1 gram, according to the container. Different brands may measure slightly differently.
Deborah
Is there a gram per pound recommended starting dosage? I haven't read the whole thread...
post #308 of 564
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Originally Posted by zinemama View Post
My question (and please forgive if this seems way obvious to all you who already use the SA powder): If I order the SA powder, what I imagine getting is a box/bottle of, well...powder. People talk about giving so-and-so many grams, but how exactly do you measure that out? By the teaspoon? Do you weigh it somehow? A pinch?
If you order from Bronson, they include a scoop which equals 1 gram. Your pharmacy could probably give you one too.
post #309 of 564

possible repeat

I am sorry if this is a sad repeat but would this be the same for say, Hylands vit C tabs? or another type of vit C - like a liquid? for an infant...4 mo.?



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Originally Posted by Momtezuma Tuatara View Post
It depends on the child. I start at 250 mg per kg of body weight.

1 kg = 2.2 pounds. so your 32 lb one, is 14.5 kgs, x 250 mgs = 3,636 mgs over waking hours.

24 lbs divided by 2.2= 9.9 x 250 = 2,475 mgs over waking hours. Obviously I don't worry about exact numbers. 1,000 mgs = 1/4 level tsp. so I eyeball it from there.

If that doesn't bring results, I up the dose.

Our youngest needs almost double the dose the oldest needs.

For my husband it certainly is. He was able to drop all antihistamine medication once he got onto a decent dose of vitamin c.
post #310 of 564
Is that 250 mg per Kg also true of adults?
post #311 of 564
Phisher, I don't use tablets ever, for children under 3 years.

Pookie, yes and no. It depends on the immune system, but its a starting dose.

Error and trial, you know?
post #312 of 564
Thank you I take it the liquid is the preferred method? ??
I need to find a natur/homeopath around here! :

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Phisher, I don't use tablets ever, for children under 3 years.
post #313 of 564
Some kids like to annoy parents by choking on tablets
post #314 of 564
Oh I get that totally - I just wasn't thinking right off the cuff when I wrote the original post... I was on my way out ther door trying to read this super long thread!! and trying to figure out what would be the best path to tak e with DS - I'll definately wait until I get it figured out... no tabs for DS!
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Some kids like to annoy parents by choking on tablets
post #315 of 564
What does it mean if my bowels won't even tolerate 1,000 mg? Wrong brand?
post #316 of 564
Can any of yo tell me which SA you buy from Bronsons I see 2 which one is best for children. I have to try a different one the NOW brand bothers DD

thanks
amy
post #317 of 564
Thanks for the info about scooping out the powder. I was having a hard time visualizing that...

But now - when I went to the Bronson site, every Vitamin C product says, "Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid...." So which one is the sodium ascorbate, then?
post #318 of 564
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Originally Posted by Momtezuma Tuatara View Post
Some kids like to annoy parents by choking on tablets
thats not a hazard with the hylands ones, they disolve instantly
post #319 of 564

? about mixing your own SA

I'm interested in reading more about making your own Sodium Ascorbate by mixing Ascorbic Acid powder with baking soda (sodium bicarb). What I did before (recommended by The Perfect Prescription For Your Teeth book) was mix 1 tsp of the ascorbic acid with 1/2 tsp of baking soda--then add an inch of water and letting it fizz, then adding 4-8 oz more water. Supposedly non-acid, and I've never had a problem drinking it that way. It tastes like flat mineral water.

But I read here earlier to mix it in a 1-1 ratio? Thats 1/2 tsp more baking soda than what I've been doing. Is that a problem? Am I not making proper SA, or is it an unbalanced mix? Thanks in advance!!
post #320 of 564
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Originally Posted by chevy974 View Post
I have been using SA for a good while now but when I use it on my youngest who is 5 she always gets irritated in her private region. it will burn when she pees and her skin get real red. Have any of you had this problem at all.
thanks
amy
I've recently noticed this in myself--it makes me itchy. I've used several brands and it happens with all of them. And of course I just ordered 5 lbs of it from Bronson's!
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