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High-dose vitamin C linked to kidney stones in men
- By Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health
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If another 11,000 men not vitamin c supplement were studied, would the incidence of kidney stone be 0 or much less than 2%?
Firstly rather than vitamin C, people with a predisposition to kidney stones should drink citrus juice in order to tip the intracellular ph toward alkaline. The resulting citric acid efflux, will also remove the calcium that contributes to stone formation.
Vitamin C is helpful for human health. We meet this vitamin oranage,lemon and so on. Many people believe that extra vitamin C can prevent colds, supercharge the immune system, detoxify the body, protect the heart, fight cancer, and more. As kidney stones are more because of this calcium oxalate than the intake vitamin C should be controlled.
“In part because of the tireless but misguided efforts of Nobel laureate Linus Pauling and others, many people believe that extra vitamin C can prevent colds, supercharge the immune system, detoxify the body, protect the heart, fight cancer, and more. To date, though, the evidence doesn’t support claims that extra vitamin C is helpful.” Thank you for your opinion. I’m interested as to why you believe Dr. Linus Pauling’s studies were “misguided.” Surely, scholars such as, Dr. Abram Hoffer, Dr. Max Gerson, Dr. Dan Rogers, Professor Ian Brighthope, and Dr. Dean Ornish, to name some, along with myself, would disagree. What about the hundreds of thousands of people who have been cured by Vitamin C? By no means am I saying your findings are incorrect, but essential details are greatly lacking in your claim. For instance, of the 23,000 Swedish men that were involved in this 11-year case study, what records do researchers have of their daily lifestyle, their daily nutrition, and what other vitmans or medications were they taking during this period. This is but one question of hundreds that’s paramount before making a statement to the public about the disadvantages of Vitamin C.
My husband is having his 48th kidney stone attack today at the age of 52, please respond further on the nutritional therapy he so needs……………Modern medicine isn’t doing it……….you think!
Me and my lab-partner made a mistake in our project. But that’s okay, we have fixed it. Now we want to know what would happen if you would take 15730 miligram of vitamin C on one day. That is the value we found that was in an orange.
My goodness to see this blog its a very good and great blog. After reading all about vitamins i realize how it works and how can we maintain our body with vitamins.
But this health and vitamin blog contains only information for Men he should blog also Women that may be more helpful and beneficiary
Nowadays many are going for citrus fruits more because of weight loss concerns, detoxifying body and also for sugar level control. As kidney stones are more because of this calcium oxalate than the intake vitamin C should be controlled.
Why only men? high dose cant effect women?
Oh for pete sake, why is everything to do with men? Can scientists work that out? Everybody wants longevity, men included!
I already suffer from kidney stones and passed my first one at age 15. It takes a lot of effort to avoid the foods and drinks I am supposed to, but I was told to drink a lot of lemonade (the good stuff). I assume that getting my vitamin C naturally instead of through supplements won’t increase my risk.
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