Too much vitamin C can cause issues...although high doses of Vitamin C can protect against cellular damage, 500 mg per day resulted in the increase of oxidative species, 8-oxoadenine and 8-oxoguanine, in an individual’s blood lymphocytes, causing damage to the white blood cells. White blood cells protect against infection in the body. The study suggests while cellular protection is sufficient with 100-200 mg of Vitamin C daily, amounts of 500 mg prove harmful to the body. I was worried because once when I was little I ate a whole bottle of orange flavored vitamin C so I thought that maybe I brought the CD on myself by doing this but I also know that one has to be predisposed to getting IBD in the first place and with my mom having UC that is my connection to getting crohn's (genetics).
I didn't get sick with CD until my early 20's well after eating all those vit C tabs.
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)
Post Edited (pb4) : 7/3/2008 8:22:16 PM (GMT-6)