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    how many mg of Vitamin C do we need per day?


    I just went and see doctor, throat problem for one month, doctor ask me to take vitamin-c to fight virus and bacteria.
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    Typically a 500mg Vit-C supplement a day shld be enough unless u are smoking, then maybe 1000mg a day would be better. Or else u will just end up with expensive urine as excess Vit C that is not absorbed will be passed out...

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    thanks zapp . btw, long time no see, u still in Singapore?

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    zapp, if I consume an orange a day (peel one), roughly how much Vitamin C do I get out of it?

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    i take 1000mg everyday. i'm very prone to catching the flu or colds.

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    rty's link is pretty much informative...i am no dietician, just trying to remember my nutrition lessons in school...

    I think an orange a day is plentiful...i have absolutely no idea how much Vit C an orange contains though...sorry.

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    Originally posted by ninelives
    thanks zapp . btw, long time no see, u still in Singapore?
    Around, very much around...now looking for job!

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    And a point to note (not sure if this is true, but it works for me)
    If you are down with flu, consume a little more Vitamin C...
    It helps to combat your flu.

    One question:
    Is it better to consume 1000mg a day in one tablet, or better to consume it many times a day (but not more than 1000mg)??

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    If u are able to remember to take 2 500mg a day at different times, theorectically the absorbtion will be better as it is spilt up...at least that is what i think. However, there are so many other factors that affect Vit C absorbtion in the gut, iron intake is a big part of as it is a co-factor required for Vit C absorbtion.

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    since i have cold problems, i drink one small packet of fruit tree or marigold orange juice a day. have not fallen sick since i started few months back.

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    Originally posted by maddog
    since i have cold problems, i drink one small packet of fruit tree or marigold orange juice a day. have not fallen sick since i started few months back.
    wow, works like a holy water.

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    Default Re: any vitamin - c expert here ?

    Originally posted by ninelives
    how many mg of Vitamin C do we need per day?


    I just went and see doctor, throat problem for one month, doctor ask me to take vitamin-c to fight virus and bacteria.
    I think hot ginger tea is better for your throat problem then Vit-C

    Orange contains 49mg/100g vit C
    Guava contains 218mg/100g vit C

    if you take Vit C tablets, make sure you buy those Buffered Vit-C with bioflavonoids since pure Vit-C is very acidic & bioflavonoids increase the absportion.

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