electrolyte powder happen to know that one of my friend take wrong dosage of vitamin C. She mixes 2 teaspoons of powdered vitamin c with 8 oz. of water and this should be done every half hour until your system starts to “flush”.
I came back on-line to ask her where she got this information?
This dosage is extremely way too high!
I hope you are not in the same boat with her, and this article is to remind you about it, Vitamin C overdose. This dose isn’t even recommended for people who are trying to heal their bodies of AIDS (which is the most difficult virus to heal from). In fact, the recommended daily dose for people with AIDS is 2 tsp per DAY (vs. half hour) and some would say that may be too high (while others may say it’s too low). Still, for someone just doing a detox or even with candida, 2 tsp per day would probably be too much.
The proper way to take vitamin C is the following:
Day 1: Take approx. 1000 mg (or 1 gram) = less than 1/4 tsp. powdered Vitamin C (divide evenly throughout the day in no more than 1000mg at a time)
Day 2: Take approx. 2000 mg (or 2 grams) = less than 1/2 tsp. powdered Vitamin C (divide evenly throughout the day in no more than 1000mg at a time)
Day 3: Take approx. 3000 mg (or 3 grams) = less than 3/4 tsp. powdered Vitamin C (divide evenly throughout the day in no more than 1000mg at a time)
Continue this pattern each day (adding 1000mg per day) until you get diarrhea. Then cut back 1000mg per day until the diarrhea stops.
Diarrhea is a sign that your body has more vitamin C than it needs. Even though you can’t really overdose on Vitamin C, having diarrhea for several days is not a pleasant experience, especially when (coming from someone who has experienced Vitamin C overdose several times) it’s not a pleasant feeling coming out, if you know what I mean. In fact, it can be pretty painful – stomach cramps shortly after eating, extreme burning diarrhea, causing hemorrhoids, etc. Not to mention the fact that it also flushes the nutrients out of your body which can make you sicker.