Oh, so I see people were troubled as I am by this issue
It's a fact: intake limit definitely increase when body is stressed: like each year since I was born, it is now time for sever pollen allergic rhinitis here is france where I leave. This week end I was caught in mega allergic breakout. On next day, I increased my vit c intake to usual bowel tolerance level: allergy very rapidly stopped without medicine, but didn't get the bowel effect. And it's been like this for several days. This tolerance increase on stress is probably the best proof of this all mega vitamin c theory.
There is no question that it lowered my allergic symptoms by i would say 60 to 90 % .
However, I noticed I must repeat intake every 4 hours or my symptoms will come back. I perfectly imagine how my body would produce huge dose of C throughout all day hadn't I lost the gene to produce it.
My only concern is that with oral intake, kidney has to process all this, where this is not the case for animals with the gene.
Currently i'm taking a mineral ascorbate form of c from perque. They are strong supporters of vitamin c theory and greatly learned from them:http://www.perque.com/pdfs/Pt_Ascorbate_Flush_FINAL.pdf http://www.perque.com/pdfs/potentCr.pdf
What they say really make sense and they have very precise instructions on how to do a flush and then maintain.
However, they strongly advocate mineral ascorbate form. I'm taking it since almost a month, and I recognize that it really doesn't have any side effect: very gently on stomach, never a cramp. Also it subscribes to the theory that one must maintain an alkaline diet, and than acidic diet exhaust the body because it must make lots of effort to keep blood ph arround 7.2.
So I admit i'm a little concerned about the minerals in this ascorbate form; altough it's well balanced with calcium, but also potassium and magnesium. Since I take it everyday, i'm wondering on long term use for excess minerals, kidneys and such.
i ordered your recommended vitamin c foundation (hope it'll ship soon), and will give it a try. Maybe it will take less to get the flush effect (which I seek for my constipation). Maybe i'll take my maintainance dose of 6mg daily with your C, and do a massive flush twice a week with the ascrorbate form ?
Anyway vitamin C has been a giant step in my life, i'm just struggling a bit to find the right method.
Thanks for reading,