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Ascorbic Acid/vit C- Issues With Digesting It? Help!

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Hello,

Does anyone get sort of symptomatic from taking powdered Vit C? I am using NOW brand pure powder, says it's free of gluten and all the other allergens, but I think I'm getting a kind of gluteny feeling in my small intestine from it. I only take about 1/2 teas a day, which it says is 3750% daily value. I really think I need some extra C right now but I think I read here somewhere that some people may have an issue with it. Any insight is greatly appreciated.

lisa

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Vitamin C can cause d. I take it in a pill form and to find out my maximum dosage, I started with 1000mg, then I added one pill to that each day till I got d. Then I subtracted one pill so I was taking the maximum amount I could with no discomfort. I can take 2000 mg. per day in addition to the 300 mg. in my multiple ... some people can take more than that.


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Is corn a problem for you? A lot of Vitamin C is derived from corn although I would think if it says no allergens it should be corn free. It might be worth checking out.

I had a funny conversation with someone at a health food store yesterday when I told her I was looking for Vitamin C without corn she assured me that a particular brand didn't have corn in it just corn starch. I pointed out that corn starch came from corn. :o


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December 2008, while seeing improvement on the gluten free diet, I did not recover and so in December of 2008 began the SCD and now have hope for recovery.

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Is corn a problem for you? A lot of Vitamin C is derived from corn although I would think if it says no allergens it should be corn free. It might be worth checking out.

I had a funny conversation with someone at a health food store yesterday when I told her I was looking for Vitamin C without corn she assured me that a particular brand didn't have corn in it just corn starch. I pointed out that corn starch came from corn. :o

Thank you both. Rinne, corn IS a problem for me and it doesn't say it's corn-free. I guess I must call the company- maybe that will help explain. I'm having a very bad day today after trying to take my (glutensupposedlyfree) B vitamin and the plain C. I just keep stopping taking any supplements because it seems I end up with issues. But I do think I could use a bit of a vitamin boost, never mind calcium and magnesium which I haven't attempted yet! Today is the first day in a long while that I can see and feel my small intestine moving around, bloated and very comprehensive joint and tendon pain! Maybe I got some gluten. Where? Where? Where?.....

lisa

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Vitamin C can cause bowel intollerance if your system isn't used to it.  Also different forms are easier on the gut.  I don't tollerate plain ascorbic acid very well but sodium ascorbate (buffered) doesn't seem to be causing gut discomfort for me.  

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