In the last post I discussed some ways to help prevent and beat colds and flu. One of the strategies mentioned was a vitamin C flush. In this post I want to share with you the exact things you need to do to perform a successful vitamin C flush.
The vitamin C flush has many useful benefits including:
- Assessing your individual need for vitamin C and your required maintenance dosing
- Using a vitamin C flush to help flush bowels in cases of dysbiosis or small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
- Boosting your immune system and benefiting from the antiviral properties of vitamin C
Many mammals can manufacture their own vitamin C. Humans…and guinea pigs…don’t have this ability to vitamin C must come from the diet. Higher doses of vitamin C may be required in times of illness, stress or poor detox ability. Doing a vitamin C flush helps you identify how much your vitamin C your body is needing. Depending on your current health status, stress level, exercise habits, diet, etc the amount of vitamin C you need will be variable.
So let’s break this process down into some easy to follow steps.
- You will want to do this vitamin C flush in the evening or during a time where you can use the restroom when you have the need to.
- You will need to use a vitamin C powder. I strongly recommend a buffered vitamin C powder and the one I have used successfully with hundreds of patients is the Ultra Potent C Powder.
- Take 2000 milligrams (1/2 teaspoon of Ultra Potent C Powder) every 15 minutes until you get a watery stool. Don’t stop before you get a watery stool, this is the threshold you want to reach to determine your maintenance dosing.
- Once this level is reached your maintenance dose is 50% (or half) of the amount required for you to achieve a watery stool…or vitamin C flush. If you did 8 doses of 2000 milligrams that would mean it took you 16 grams of vitamin C to flush and 50% of that would be 8 grams. You should take 8 grams of vitamin C as your maintenance dose.
- Your maintenance dose should be maintained until you are feeling better, your symptoms have improved, your stress has reduced, or whatever was causing the low vitamin C has been improved. You can do another flush to see if you have a new set maintenance point. For example, during a cold/flu you might need to 25-35 grams of vitamin C to produce a flush reaction, whereas if you are feeling healthy and living a magnificent seven lifestyle you may only need a maintenance dose of 1-10 grams.
If you want to know more about the benefits of vitamin C look at the work done by Linus Pauling. He was a pioneer in orthomolecular medicine and also won a Nobel Prize for his work in vitamin C. He personally took very high doses of vitamin C every day of his life.
Try the vitamin C flush and share with us how you did!
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