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Vitamin C and fasting 22 Jun 2012 21:18 #11189

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hello,

i would like to know what are the effects of taking vitamin C during a fast (about 5g/day)
(when i eat, i take this amount of vitamin C because i have an ankylosing spondylitis and vit C makes this disease silent)
is it desirable or not to take this vitamin C for the fast ?
thank you very much for your answer.
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Vitamin C and fasting 23 Jun 2012 02:12 #11191

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Taking Vitamin C when you don't have an infection (or cancer) "teaches" your body to excrete vitamin C and thus can lead to a deficiency.

If you use it for AS and it helps, there's however no reason to stop during a fast, although fasting itself has such potent anti-inflammatory effects that you may take a "vitamin C holiday" to make your body more sensitive in future.

Perhaps you should try fasting with and without and see.. consider an "experiment".

André
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Re: Vitamin C and fasting 23 Jun 2012 10:12 #11198

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Thank you very much for your answer.
i am thinking to a new fast, and this time, i will try with vitamin C to see any effect, and in this case I shall describe it here
i fast for my bph, not for decreasing my weight and although my fast was short (6.5 days) i have had some improvement and i must say it is thanks to fastingconnection.com and all the members who made me discover the fast.
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Re: Vitamin C and fasting 10 Apr 2014 20:05 #21313

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Here is another reason why not to take ascorbic acid (vitamin c) or at least being highly selective with your choice of vitamin C. And excellent vindication of the Doctor's assertions that "supplements are ripoffs"

www.thedoctorwithin.com/vitaminC/Ascorbi...id-Is-Not-Vitamin-C/
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Re: Vitamin C and fasting 11 Apr 2014 14:52 #21319

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jema wrote:
Thank you very much for your answer.
i am thinking to a new fast, and this time, i will try with vitamin C to see any effect, and in this case I shall describe it here
i fast for my bph, not for decreasing my weight and although my fast was short (6.5 days) i have had some improvement and i must say it is thanks to fastingconnection.com and all the members who made me discover the fast.

BPH, benign prostatic hypertrophy? How did the fasting cause improvements?

Vitamin C is too hard on my stomach. I know there are buffered forms available but not locally.

kpo
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Re: Vitamin C and fasting 11 Apr 2014 16:01 #21321

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Indeed Calcium or Magnesium Ascorbate would be better than pure ascorbic acid during a fast but the first prize remains "no taste".

André
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