Fall is nearing, so I decided to do a Vitamin C Flush to help with weak immunity and any potential digestive / colon problems. I read a lot about it before deciding to do it. I think it may just be what my body needs to help me fight off colds and flu that I know are coming my way. This is a good way for me to load up on my C so maybe I will be able to fight off all the germs that will be circulating soon.
What is a Vitamin C Flush? It is where you take in as much vitamin C as your body can tolerate. Once it reaches the point where you can no longer absorb any more Vitamin C, your body will act like you gave yourself an enema. Yep!! I will have the runs. As soon as I reach that point, the Vitamin C Flush is done. And yes, I can eat normally during the flush. But... I need to start this the first thing in the morning before I eat breakfast.
How I am doing the Vitamin C Flush.
. As I said, I will begin the first thing in the morning before I have anything to eat.
. Every hour I will take 1,000mg of Vitamin C mixed in juice or plain water. I will also be drinking lots of water to keep myself hydrated.
. I will be keeping track of how much Vitamin C I will need to get to the point of a loose stool.
. Once I have a loose stool, the flush is over. Now I need to reduce the amount of C I am taking slowly, by about 25% less each day until I am only taking 1,000mg a day. I guess you can get rebound scurvy if you megadose and then stop.
How often can I do a Vitamin C Flush?
I am not totally sure how often I can or should do this flush. I read where a woman did it once a week for 6 months and then twice a month for a year. Since we can't overdose on C, I guess I will do it at least once a month, maybe twice a month in the winter.
So here goes! I decided to keep track of how this Vitamin C Flush went. By the way, I used Vitamin C Powder (Absorbic Acid) Some people use the buffered Vitamin C, but I didn't.
8 AM ... I decided to take 2,250mg instead of the 1,000 as soon as I got up
9 AM ... 2,250mg
10 AM ... 2,250mg
Right after the 10 AM dose, I started getting some pain in my gallbladder area. Not bad, but it was there. I also had a cramping feeling in my lower abdomen.
11 AM ... 2,250mg
It is important to keep drinking water during this cleanse. I had to force myself to drink anything. I also had a cup of herbal tea.
Started feeling like I might have to go to the bathroom soon.
12 PM ... 2,250mg
1 PM ...2, 250mg
WoW! I thought I would be finished by this time. My C must be really low.
Right after I took my 1 PM dose, I ate my lunch. I had fried zucchini seeds. Love those things. I am making zucchini bread for my Hubs and Chocolate Zucchini Bread for my Daughter. When I grate the zucchini, I don't use the seeds, so I fry them up and eat them. So good!!
2 PM ... 4,500mg
I have had enough of this messing around. I am getting nowhere with the smaller dose, so I upped it.
3 PM ... 4,500mg
4 PM ... 6,750mg
5 PM ... 6,750mg
Right before I took my 5 PM dose, I went to the bathroom. It was by no means loose, so I am going to continue and up the dose even more. I had no idea I was this low on my C.
6 PM ... 9,000mg
I am so bloated feeling that I could almost burst.
Had another BM... it was loose, but not watery like I am waiting for.
7 PM ... 9,000mg
I might be at this all night. UGH!
8 PM ... 9,000mg
Lots of gas, so I am going to lower my next dose.
9 PM ... 4,500mg
Finally about 9:15 PM I had loose stools. It took me 67,500mg of the Vitamin C to reach that point.
So it has been 2 days since this flush. I honestly can't say if it did me any good or not. I did find out my C was really low. I can't believe it took me 67,500mg before I got to the point of loose stools.
Would I do this again? Probably if I was coming down with a cold or flu, then Yes, I would do it. Otherwise, probably not.
Hopefully this worked so that my C is high enough now to keep all those germs from making me sick. I will post later and let you know if I get any colds or flu this winter. Meanwhile, I have upped my daily dose of the Vitamin C.