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If you up the vitamin C when ur dc is having a cold or for preventing a cold, how  much do you up it? Right now we use this 1 a day

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00014EBA0/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

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The amount I've seen most commonly is "to bowel tolerance". Which means, until it give you loose stool.


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I have taken vitamin c as an antihistamine for bad reaction to steri strips after my c section (swollen lips and hives Everywhere! ) and I was taking 8000 mg 3-4x a day. And it worked! I have read that 2000/day is just a maintenance dose, but of yo are trying to fight a cold or heal an ailment you need doses in the tens of thousands. Just to give you an idea of numbers. I have heard the same thing as pp, dose to bowel tolerance.
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If you are talking about a child, I would divide what you would give yourself according to what they weigh. If you weigh 150 an you would take 10,000, then you would give a 50 lb child 1/3 that dose. Thats what I have done with my daughter. You cant poison her, you just might have to deal with some poop if its too much for her smile.gif good luck!
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I just happened to read this:

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02811/facts-on-vitamin-c

 

According to this dd is taking 10 times the recommended dose of 25 mg. It's just odd then that the manufacturers are making a dose of 250 mg for children??


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From my understanding the reccomended dose is the minimum that your body needs to keep scabies at bay, not the amount i needs to do other things.
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From my understanding the reccomended dose is the minimum that your body needs to keep scabies at bay, not the amount i needs to do other things.

thanks. some websites like webmd are saying to not give more than 650 mgs to a 7 yo as it could cause kidney stones. just finding this info. i had googled bfor but for some reason it didn't show up bfor.


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From what I understand kidney stones don't happen with short term use like For a cold. But i did my research research I did several years ago. Best to read for yourself and follow your gut.
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From what I understand kidney stones don't happen with short term use like For a cold. But i did my research research I did several years ago. Best to read for yourself and follow your gut.

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