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I know that vitamin c is supposed to give you loose stools if you're taking enough (I think, right?), but I'm talking serious diarrhea here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> . The last time I was taking LOTS of ascorbic acid when I had mastitis, so I thought it was just because it was poor quality stuff, but this time I've only taken 1000 mg a day max of some kind that says it's "calcium ascorbate". Vitamin c bound to calcium. Is this normal, just my body, or do I need to try a different kind?
 

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If you're getting the runs, back off the dose. You're taking more than you need.<br><br>
the best kind is sodium ascorbate.<br><br>
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Angela-<br>
It's me and my questions!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
What brand of sodium ascorbate would you recommend?<br>
For me as well as my 13 month old?<br>
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I don't think brand matters at all. Just sodium ascorbate.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you're getting the runs, back off the dose. You're taking more than you need.<br><br>
the best kind is sodium ascorbate.<br><br>
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Well that's what I'm wondering. If I get the runs after taking just one 500 mg tablet does that mean my body is just intolerant of it? Because that's basically what happened. It got worse after the second one, but even that is nowhere close to the mega dose recommended for mastitis and other stuff. I know sodium ascorbate is the best but is it also less likely to cause diarrhea?<br><br>
Anyone know about this "calcium ascorbate"? Is that just sodium ascorbate with calcium or something else entirely ....
 

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I think you will hear from MT and others that there may be something inherently bad about the calcium ascorbate. I believe something about too much calcium "unmatched" with magnesium is bad... ? I think sodium ascorbate is also preferable because the sodium is needed as a cofactor for the vit C for absorption?<br><br>
As for the dosage, I have also read that you will need higher doses during times of infection, so that's why it takes more to get to "bowel tolerance". If you are reaching it with less, than that's all your body needs right now. Of course, you know that it should be taken in small doses throughout the day, not all at once.<br><br>
Sorry I'm not totally sure. Maybe they will be along to clarify.
 
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