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post #61 of 431
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Originally Posted by jlpolzin

Why not take Ester-C? I just spent $30 on a big bottle of it!! Can I at least finish this bottle, or is it so bad I should stop now? I purchased it because I thought it was "gentler" than sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid.

Me too! Oh my goodness, I wish I had read this thread. Thanks Montezuma for all the info. I'll finish my bottle then get some sodium ascorbate!
post #62 of 431
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Originally Posted by Momtezuma Tuatara
I'm an old grey nag, who lives underneath the world, and hangs on just, by virtue of suction capped feet. Hence the rushes of blood to the head.
She lies. She takes a stance, plants her feet firmly, and won't budge.

And she's no "old grey" anything.
post #63 of 431
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Originally Posted by skellbelle
She lies. She takes a stance, plants her feet firmly, and won't budge.
Ah, the bull-dog stance, as dh calls it...

Haven't you seen my sucker feet?

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And she's no "old grey" anything.
Then why is my hair all peppered with white? Black and white = grey.
post #64 of 431
Suseyblue,

What brand did you find at whole foods? I was there yesterday and only found liquid C in the ascorbic acid form. Maybe if I know which brand to look for I'll have more luck.

For the moment I'll grind up those large chewable wafers and try to find some kind of food that DD will eat to put them in. That is the real challenge.
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post #66 of 431
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Originally Posted by chlobo
Suseyblue,

What brand did you find at whole foods? I was there yesterday and only found liquid C in the ascorbic acid form. Maybe if I know which brand to look for I'll have more luck.

For the moment I'll grind up those large chewable wafers and try to find some kind of food that DD will eat to put them in. That is the real challenge.

oh yeah, the liquid c's are only ascorbic acid. i thought i was clearer about not being able to find sodium ascorbate here for love or money. (i hate buying stuff online, although if i can find a paypal taking one i may have to go there.) right now if the choice was chewable or liquid whatever, i'd have to go with liquid- my kids have perfect teeth, mine suck, & i want to keep theirs perfect. bad teeth are expensive, painful, and lead to health problems in themselves.

now when someone finds a nice liquid sodium ascorbate, won't we all burn a path to their door!

susan

susan
post #67 of 431
I knew I should have read here first. I have been gone for awhile visiting with my parents and now that they left, I went to the health store to get some of this stuff. I came out with calcium ascorbate. Grrr..I went in saying sodium but the person there said something was wrong with that type of vit c.

Oh well. Will use it up I guess then get the right stuff. Will do some reading so I know my butt from the ground ya know.
post #68 of 431
Sasssyblue,

Thanks for the info. FWIW, I am taking my DDs chewables (SA) & grinding them up and adding them to her milk. Sort of like a liquid. LOL. Just until I finish the bottle. Then I'll buy the powder.
post #69 of 431
Sherra, You have a new signature!! I LOve the siggys, they tell you so much about another person!!

(if its not new, forgive me, i just noticed it!!)
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haha yah this is a new sig. I was helping my mom with her sig as she just got an account on here. I'm thinking of taking one of the dogs off and just keeping one dog. Too much animation kinda making me dizzy lol!
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post #72 of 431
Hullo -- reviving this thread now that we're in the midst of cold and flu season (at least on this side of the world!).

I just skimmed the whole thread and can't find a recommended dosage for little peeps. I have a 32 lb 4 yo and a 24 lb 15 mos old (so close in weight, but not sure if the ages are important). How much S.A. should they be getting? (and I don't mean according to the FDA -- I mean for REAL health)

and don't you think Vit C is a great natural antihistimine? Ped here is rx'ing daily Claritin for ds1's likely dust mite allergies, which then lead to frequent (okay, let's say CONSTANT) colds and viruses.

Am hoping MT is still around and reading . . .
post #73 of 431
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(my kids eat A LOT of raw oranges/tangerines with much of the white left on, so i hope that is helping on the bioflavinoid front. it is tricky till they get where they can swallow capsules, isn't it?)
According to some teacher my mom had in a master gardening class last year the part of the orange that has the greatest amount of C is the peel. The orange part we eat has a very low % of C.
post #74 of 431
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Originally Posted by Breathe
Hullo -- reviving this thread now that we're in the midst of cold and flu season (at least on this side of the world!).

I just skimmed the whole thread and can't find a recommended dosage for little peeps. I have a 32 lb 4 yo and a 24 lb 15 mos old (so close in weight, but not sure if the ages are important). How much S.A. should they be getting?
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.

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and don't you think Vit C is a great natural antihistimine? Ped here is rx'ing daily Claritin for ds1's likely dust mite allergies, which then lead to frequent (okay, let's say CONSTANT) colds and viruses.

Am hoping MT is still around and reading . . .
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 #75 of 431
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Originally Posted by Momtezuma Tuatara
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.
Wow! That's A LOT! My own bowel tolerance, when I'm not ill, is only at 3,000 mg/day. Do you think maybe I should do bowel testing with my babes? Hmm. Am trying to think if I know how to do that . . .

Thanks, MT. Knew you could help!
post #76 of 431
WHOAAA... thanks for the list, but I most say that I do feel a bit overwhelmed.. this definitely needs some studyind on my end! is there a way to learn how much to give of each vit and mineral... age? weight? during healthy times.. health + winter (or when surroundings might likely have lots of germs etc floating around..) and of course when not well? forgive me if this was all mentioned already, please... I haven't had a chance to study the post yet.. and THANKS AGAIN!!
post #77 of 431
sorry for the redundant typing.. i started typing b4 the Q was asked and then so promptly answered.. by the time i posted.. my Q was already answered.. more Q's later after babe is in bed, then i'll type w/2 hands
post #78 of 431
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Originally Posted by Breathe
Wow! That's A LOT! My own bowel tolerance, when I'm not ill, is only at 3,000 mg/day. Do you think maybe I should do bowel testing with my babes? Hmm. Am trying to think if I know how to do that . . .

Thanks, MT. Knew you could help!
Oh... were you talking about "normal"? I thought you meant when she was sick. That is the base-level for if your child is sick....

It depends on the person Breathe. It's not a lot when you are really ill. The body chews up vitamin C so fast in infectiou, its incredible.

On a good normal day, when I don't go out, 7 grams will take me to bowel tolerance. But I'm a workaholic. On a bad day, if I go to the city and have to put up with fumes etc, I will need over 40 grams.

But when I'm sick, that can go through the roof.
post #79 of 431
Oh, forgot to answer, Breathe. AGain, that depends on the child. For normal dosage, I work a baseline of 50 mgs per kg of body weight, and then work up from there. It's experimentation really. So your 32 lbs child would be around 750 mgs per day... but again, it depends on the child. Pogo sticks appear to need more.....
post #80 of 431

WARNING: Q's of an ignoramus

so if I got it correctly, for healthy child 50mg/kg and for healthy adult 100mg/kg??

how much can be taken at once? how long must we wait between each dose?

how to know if we're getting enuf vit. and minerals? where do we find these.. how best to do this pracitcallly?

in an earlier post MT wrote the following:

<<<<<Now, lets look at Vitamin C itself. For me, Vitamin C does not work very well, alone. I need to take other vitamins with it. I have to take Vitamin A. (By the way, vitamin C is very useful to help clear symptoms of vitamin A toxicity is someone has been stupid enough to overdose)I also need magnesium, and zinc. Vitamin F is made more effective when plenty of vitamin C is taken. Pantothenic Acid is more effective with Vitamin C. So is B15, para-aminobenzoic Acid, B6, B2, B1,Vitamin E, Calcium.>>>>>

I have to admit I only followed about half... vit F??? some other phrases too... can we get a '101' for this paragraph

on another note: I have been giving the C to my kids in hot water w/ honey... is it terrible to do this in plastic cup??

Thanks MT and all educated others for your endless patience in explaining something we should all learn in highschool!!
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