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constipation + vit c

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 08, 2012 at 2:28 PM

so i have a question for you guys,

after trying everything under the sun..the only things that have helped my stools are sauerkraut (mildly) and vitamin c (majorly). if i mix in 1100 mg of vit c in water and drink it over 20 minutes then i have great stools for a few days.

is there any significance in this? it seems like in a healthy person this would induce diarrhea?

is this okay to do longterm?

thanks!

5e5ff249c9161b8cd96d7eff6043bc3a

(4713)

on July 27, 2012
at 02:21 AM

Loon can you link either of those blogposts please? Having trouble locating.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on January 24, 2012
at 03:30 PM

I was getting concerned because I can down a ton of mag and C before getting symptoms. Tells me I am either not absorbing it anymore, or I am low.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on January 09, 2012
at 04:24 PM

good to know it's not just me. my serum magnesium is always at the top of the range too

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on January 09, 2012
at 04:19 PM

I find lots of C helpful, but I am concerned about it every day in large quantities because of my teeth

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on January 09, 2012
at 04:19 PM

It depends on the type of magnesium and the brand, formulation, etc. Dr. K has a blogpost detailing the different types of magnesium and what each kind is best for. Dr. Eades covers the topic as well.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78447)

on January 09, 2012
at 12:37 PM

I took 3 tsp (~10g) magnesium-citrate for muscle twitch yesterday in 3 hours. Not even flatulence. I did get it with epsom salt (2 tsp) before. Contrary, 25g of C in 3 hours reliably produces diarrhea.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78447)

on January 09, 2012
at 12:36 PM

Yes, I take between 6-15g per day and more, depending on how I feel.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on January 09, 2012
at 10:47 AM

I can take lots of magnesium too without having loose stools...

Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

(3125)

on January 09, 2012
at 10:37 AM

im Vit C saturated because i consume artificial Vit C every day. i hope you do also.

Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

(3125)

on January 09, 2012
at 10:34 AM

i take one gram every day and two grams if constipated. is it safe? its more than safe. its life saving. I got to meet Nobel Prize winning Linus Pauling and shake his hand befor he died.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on January 08, 2012
at 03:56 PM

i think that must mean ive been deficient on mag for a long time, maybe. not sure.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on January 08, 2012
at 03:55 PM

i take a TON o magnesium (epsom salt baths, liquid, pills etc) and it's never induced diahrrhea..interestingly.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on January 08, 2012
at 03:11 PM

I don't see why, holly. I take 4 grams daily (I use it as an antihistamine, works really well).

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on January 08, 2012
at 03:09 PM

I don't know, I prefer more magnesium and aloe juice to tons of C.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on January 08, 2012
at 02:55 PM

okay good, do you know if its okay to do this long term?

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on January 08, 2012
at 02:37 PM

This is typical for vitamin C. The amount you have to take depends on the person. Your tolerance to C is on the low end.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on January 08, 2012
at 03:56 PM

i think that must mean ive been deficient on mag for a long time, maybe. not sure.

Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

(3125)

on January 09, 2012
at 10:34 AM

i take one gram every day and two grams if constipated. is it safe? its more than safe. its life saving. I got to meet Nobel Prize winning Linus Pauling and shake his hand befor he died.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on January 08, 2012
at 03:55 PM

i take a TON o magnesium (epsom salt baths, liquid, pills etc) and it's never induced diahrrhea..interestingly.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on January 09, 2012
at 10:47 AM

I can take lots of magnesium too without having loose stools...

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on January 08, 2012
at 03:09 PM

I don't know, I prefer more magnesium and aloe juice to tons of C.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on January 08, 2012
at 03:11 PM

I don't see why, holly. I take 4 grams daily (I use it as an antihistamine, works really well).

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78447)

on January 09, 2012
at 12:37 PM

I took 3 tsp (~10g) magnesium-citrate for muscle twitch yesterday in 3 hours. Not even flatulence. I did get it with epsom salt (2 tsp) before. Contrary, 25g of C in 3 hours reliably produces diarrhea.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on January 09, 2012
at 04:19 PM

I find lots of C helpful, but I am concerned about it every day in large quantities because of my teeth

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on January 09, 2012
at 04:24 PM

good to know it's not just me. my serum magnesium is always at the top of the range too

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

(661)

on January 08, 2012
at 02:55 PM

okay good, do you know if its okay to do this long term?

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on January 09, 2012
at 04:19 PM

It depends on the type of magnesium and the brand, formulation, etc. Dr. K has a blogpost detailing the different types of magnesium and what each kind is best for. Dr. Eades covers the topic as well.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on January 24, 2012
at 03:30 PM

I was getting concerned because I can down a ton of mag and C before getting symptoms. Tells me I am either not absorbing it anymore, or I am low.

5e5ff249c9161b8cd96d7eff6043bc3a

(4713)

on July 27, 2012
at 02:21 AM

Loon can you link either of those blogposts please? Having trouble locating.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78447)

on January 09, 2012
at 10:18 AM

This is not typical. Its typical to get laxtaive effect between 4-15g for most people.

You can do that indefinetly in much larger doses, and you will probably adapt to that dose in few months.

It either means you are xtremely healthy, not very likely, or that you don't tolerate ascorbate very much, which is, in your case, good thing as ascorbate must not be absorbed to produce laxative effect.

Cf4576cbcc44fc7f2294135609bce9e5

(3125)

on January 09, 2012
at 10:37 AM

im Vit C saturated because i consume artificial Vit C every day. i hope you do also.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78447)

on January 09, 2012
at 12:36 PM

Yes, I take between 6-15g per day and more, depending on how I feel.

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