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    Martha Swift
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    I have never been as impressed with an immediate response to supplementation as I have been to high-dose vitamin C.  I'd been really dragging with my adrenal fatigue when Dr. Osborne suggested I try a Vitamin C flush.  Vitamin C along with B-5 is one of the needed nutrients to help heal the adrenals.  I had been on 7,000 gms per day, but clearly this was not enough.  Since I was having a colonoscopy and needed to do the “clean out” anyway, I decided to try doing it with Vitamin C. 

    The idea behind the flush is that it allows you to see how much Vitamin C your body is craving.  I required close to 75,000 grams to induce the flush!  The main thing I noticed while going through the process was how cold I felt (something, I understand, that others have experienced).  From that day forward (3 weeks),  I have been awake, alert, and able to cope so much better with my daily routine–all without benefit of caffeine or other stimulants which are so harmful to the adrenals.  Over the 3 weeks, I've found that I needed to adjust my Vitamin C dose downward.  Every few days I would find I wasn't sleeping well and I was starting to induce the diarrheal flush again.  By adjusting the dose downward, these side effects would disappear.  I assume that my “need” has declined as my body has started to heal.  I'm now at 24,000 grams of C per day and continuing to feel well.  I mix it in the morning, store it in a dark glass container, and drink it throughout the day.

    The link to the protocol is below.  I used Perque Potent C Guard Buffered Ascorbate Powder.

    http://www.perque.com/pdfs/Pt_Ascorbate_Slush_FIN.pdf

    #9421

    Martha,

    I will be starting the Vitamin C flush tomorrow morning. Do you have any pointers to help? Also, there is a possibility that I will be having a colonoscopy soon. Exactly how did you do this since the stuff the gastro Dr. gives you you drink once at night and then eliminate all throughout the night? How do you do it with the Vitamin C since the directions say to start drinking it in the morning on an empty stomach? Also, did you eat at all the day you did the first flush? Sorry for all the questions, but it helps when someone has gone before you and can enlighten you on the subject.

    Thanks and blessings,

    Debbie

    #9422
    Martha Swift
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    Debbie,

    Since I was doing it for the colonoscopy (scheduled for the next morning), I did the flush the afternoon before.  I drank only clear liquids during the day and started the Vitamin C at 3 pm.  Dr. Osborne had advised leaving 6 hours for the flush.  After I started the protocol, I drank only water until midnight and then nothing until the colonoscopy was completed.  The process seemed to work well–at least the gastroenterologist didn't complain!

    If I were going to do the flush for its own sake and not for a colonoscopy, i would probably start in the morning on an empty stomach as they recommend and drink nothing but water until the C did its work and the “flush” started.  Once it starts you stop the Vitamin C, but the flush continues for several hours.  You have your “calibration” question answered at that point, but I would still drink only water until the bulk of the flushing was done.  Each glass of water seemed to induce more “flush,” and I can't imagine what eating anything more would do Smile.

    I felt fine during the flush other than feeling cold.  I never had cramps or anything uncomfortable.  I made up each batch of Vitamin C as I went along, but in retrospect I would have made up each hour's worth ahead of time.  I set a timer to make sure I didn't fall behind, and recorded how much C I was taking as I went along.

    Good luck tomorrow!  I'll be interested to hear how it goes and whether you are feeling any better afterwards.

    Martha

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    Martha,

    Thanks for the info. I ended up taking 30 grams (10 tsp.) to induce my flush. When you said it took you 75,000 grams to induce your flush did you mean 75,000 mg  or maybe 7,500 mg? How many teaspoons did you take? The entire container has 287 half-teaspoons/143.5 teaspoons. How many teaspoons are you taking daily?

    I didn't have any cold feeling or cramping etc. We'll see how rest of the day goes. Smile

    Debbie

    #9424
    Martha Swift
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    Debbie,

    You are right, it was 75,000 mg (25 tsp).  I'm now taking 24,000 mg (8 tsp) per day.  I'm glad you didn't have any trouble with the flush.  I'll be interested to hear if you get a “boost” in how you are feeling….

    Martha

    #9426

    Martha,

    Thanks for all your help! I just got off the phone with the nutritionist for Perque, and she told me not to make up one batch in the morning and drink on it all throughout the day…something about loosing its effectiveness in a container for that long etc. She said for me to make each batch as I am drinking it. So I'm drinking it 4 times a day. I don't know if maybe you are supposed to do something different but just thought I'd pass that along since that is really not addressed in the protocol for daily intake, just the flush.

    Debbie

    #9427

    Martha,

    Thanks for all your help! I just got off the phone with the nutritionist for Perque, and she told me not to make up one batch in the morning and drink on it all throughout the day…something about loosing its effectiveness in a container for that long etc. She said for me to make each batch as I am drinking it. So I'm drinking it 4 times a day. I don't know if maybe you are supposed to do something different but just thought I'd pass that along since that is really not addressed in the protocol for daily intake, just the flush.

    Debbie

    #9429
    Martha Swift
    Martha
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    Debbie,

    Thanks for the tip–and for doing the research!

    Martha

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