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My two year old is getting a runny nose, so we gave her one chewable vitamin C they are 100 mg each, how mauch vitmain C can you give in a day?
Please tell me i didnt giver her too much.
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vitamin c is a vitamin that is excreted in urine when in excess. no harm done!

with massive doses, one will experience bowel changes. vitamin c is generally recommended to give in large quantities, up to bowel tolerance.
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When any of my 5 monkeys is sick I let them eat the 500 mg chewables as much as they want. I have found that it takes upwards of 3000mg before they diareah.
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My two year old is getting a runny nose, so we gave her one chewable vitamin C they are 100 mg each, how mauch vitmain C can you give in a day?
Please tell me i didnt giver her too much.
Thanks
You didn't give her enough .

That better?

If you give them too much they will have diarrhoea, and make posterial tooting noises...

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On this note...

how do you get sodium ascorbate into a babe who doesn't like the taste in his water?

(Not that I blame him. It's not very palatable stuff.)


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On this note...

how do you get sodium ascorbate into a babe who doesn't like the taste in his water?

(Not that I blame him. It's not very palatable stuff.)

I use Sunny Delite, it masks the taste quite well. My 3 yr old and 7 yr old even ask for it!
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Good to know, Suschi. Thanks. They should put that in the Sunny-D commercials!

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how do you get sodium ascorbate into a babe who doesn't like the taste in his water?

(Not that I blame him. It's not very palatable stuff.)

This week my ds had a high fever and didn't really want to drink much so I gave him the SA mixed up with a tiny bit of apple juice in a medicine dropper. Not the ideal way but it worked and got it (and a few fluids) into him fast. He thought it was kind of cool and let me give it to him that way several times a day.
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I give the SAP in OJ.

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I give SA in lemonade. All 5 of us like it that way.

Though now my 4 yo and 6yo can swallow so I stuff capsules for them when they are sick so we can get more SA down them. Each capsule contains about a gram.

In the course of a day my dd has taken 15 grams. We knew she was sick because she spent the day on the couch on her own accord. She seems to know when she needs SA and will ask for some. It was her choice that day to take a capsule or 2 about every hour till she went to bed that night. The next day she was fine. And she never got the runs.
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It's a little expensive, but I give ds the Hylands SA tablets. I just give him about seven or eight at a time. If he's been around any sick friends I will give them to him several times a day. They are 25mg each, so that's only 200mg at a time, but a few times a day I figure is a good amount. He hasn't been sick since I bought my SA powder, so I haven't had to pump him full yet, but I like the idea of the dropper full of juice. And I think he'd go for it...
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DD takes it in watered down OJ or mixed in a cup of Airborne.
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