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Emergen'C..not Paleo? I need it?!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 26, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Hey so I was about to take some Emergen-C cause I feel like poop. Lucky me, the first ingredient is 'cane sugar' should I just go buy some plain vitamin c or can I take this for a fast fix..I feel like death.

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on March 30, 2013
at 06:35 PM

I didn't say it was or was not

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on March 28, 2013
at 10:59 AM

Even 10g is safe - if you need it. If you consume too much, you'll just get, how shall I put this, loose stools. So if you want to try your tolerance, take it until you see that effect. It's going to vary day by day based on your stress levels and other needs.

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on March 28, 2013
at 10:58 AM

BTW, You can offset the iron absorption with coffee whenever you eat red meat.

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on March 28, 2013
at 10:57 AM

You can probably get far better sources of vitamin C if you're going to use them daily.

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on March 28, 2013
at 10:56 AM

That doesn't mean it's fit for every day use. Even the name says so. It's for emergencies. :)

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on March 27, 2013
at 01:22 AM

Right, even Mark Sisson enjoys a spoon of sugar in his coffee. Cane sugar is probably more natural anyway. I wouldn't worry about it!

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on March 26, 2013
at 05:44 PM

I take one first thing every morning. I have concerns that the pure powder out of a large container becomes oxidized over time and that the tablets/capsules that require me to eat them with a meal are either having their absorption inhibited by glucose uptake or else they're increasing iron absorption (which I definitely do not want).

Anyway, the tiny amount of sugar in them is irrelevant.

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on March 27, 2013
at 01:22 AM

Right, even Mark Sisson enjoys a spoon of sugar in his coffee. Cane sugar is probably more natural anyway. I wouldn't worry about it!

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on March 28, 2013
at 10:58 AM

BTW, You can offset the iron absorption with coffee whenever you eat red meat.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on March 28, 2013
at 10:57 AM

You can probably get far better sources of vitamin C if you're going to use them daily.

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on March 26, 2013
at 05:21 PM

FWIW, Robb Wolf says on a podcast that he uses it when he travels.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on March 28, 2013
at 10:56 AM

That doesn't mean it's fit for every day use. Even the name says so. It's for emergencies. :)

705e66484ed64fe8e188123de398413e

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on March 30, 2013
at 06:35 PM

I didn't say it was or was not

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on March 28, 2013
at 11:14 AM

If you're going to do it every day, perhaps you might consider making a liposomal vitamin C instead? It's far better absorbed, and you'd need much less.

You only need some lecithin, vitamin C powder, a blender, and an ultrasonic cleaner.

I do that, but also throw in glutathione powder (the goal being liposomal glutathione more than liposomal C.)

You can get the ultrasonic cleaners from here: http://www.harborfreight.com/ultrasonic-cleaner-3305.html, or http://www.amazon.com/Sonic-CD-2800-Ultrasonic-Jewelry-Cleaner/dp/B001DKDAVW/ for example.

Instructions can be found here: http://www.hawkeshealth.net/community/archive/index.php/t-6456.html or here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cBp879mfgI

Some details about it here: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-liposomal-vitamin-c.htm

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on March 27, 2013
at 11:44 PM

I agree with the other answer about not worrying about the sugar. But I do consider Emergen-C's use of silica questionable (depending on its form) if you ever take it long-term instead of as a fast-fix.

If you're curious, I have some low-additive suggestions here. The pure vitamin C crystals aren't too unpleasant if you down them quickly :)

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on March 27, 2013
at 03:32 AM

Vitamin C, water, sleep, and bone broth is our go to when feeling crappy!

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on March 26, 2013
at 10:36 PM

The Perfect Health Diet 2nd edition suggests supplementing with vitamin c can be appropriate, they recommend up to 1,000 mg as safe.

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on March 28, 2013
at 10:59 AM

Even 10g is safe - if you need it. If you consume too much, you'll just get, how shall I put this, loose stools. So if you want to try your tolerance, take it until you see that effect. It's going to vary day by day based on your stress levels and other needs.

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