I take 1000 mg of chewable vitamin c can i take more during the day?

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   Posted 1/28/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it is safe to take more than 1000mg Vitamin C daily unless you have kidney disease. My Mom takes 3000mg daily, more if she's fighting a cold or something. And there is the salt/vitamin C protocol for Lyme that recommends very large doses of Vitamin C daily.

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   Posted 1/28/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Razzle, Thanks, -:)

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   Posted 1/28/2009 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Razzle, What does more than 1,000 mg of Vitamin C do negatively for Kidney Disease? I have a family history of PKD, so don't want to over due the C.

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   Posted 1/28/2009 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Kendal, Vit C is not stored in the body.  Just be aware that it is a natural laxative!
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
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   Posted 1/28/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
One lady told me that her doc had her taking 18,000 to 20,000 mg today. Seems wasteful to me.

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   Posted 1/28/2009 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
A doctor was trying to get me up to 20,000 mg a day but I got diarrhea. You can harm your kidneys. Google for vitamin C overdose.
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