Men who consumed between 500 milligrams and 999 milligrams of vitamin C a day had a 17 per cent lower risk of developing gout than those who consumed less than 250 milligrams a day.
For every 500-milligram increase in their vitamin C intake, men's risk for gout appeared to decrease by 17 per cent.
Compared with men who did not take vitamin C supplements, those who took 1,000 to 1,499 supplemental milligrams per day had a 34 per cent lower risk of gout and those who took 1,500 supplemental milligrams per day had a 45 per cent lower risk.
Consuming more than 2,000 mg can increase the amount of iron you absorb, which could be unsafe for people with hemochromatosis. And large doses (4,000 mg or more) can cause uric acid crystals, which can aggravate gout.
So, if my theory holds, there should have been a "vitamin C causes gout" paper released not too long ago. I'll do a search... [added]There doesn't seem to be such a story, but the reason may be that there is no prescription drug making billions from treating gout...(Is there?) Thus it was not worth the effort to fabricate research, unlike RA and other forms of arthritis for which there are a myriad of prescription drugs..
ofonorow wrote:Very interesting. I note this new drug is manufactured by Teijin Pharma Limited, not previously recognized as part of the pharmaceutical cartel. (They will soon learn )
The lack of Mg also leads to the formation of calcium pyrophosphate, instead of thiamine pyrophosphate. Calcium pyrophosphate can precipitate in painful crystals (pseudogout).
Unless something else is going on
Vitamin C helps gout by helping body excrete iron.
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