Heart Failure Update: Are You Getting Enough Vitamin C?

By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2012-01-01 00:05:05 -0600
Started 2011-11-24 23:56:25 -0600

A new study shos that heart failure patients with a diet high in Vitamin C has a 50% lower risk of cardiac events! Get more info here.


Are you getting enough Vitamin C? If so, how much do you take and what does your doc recommend?


11 replies

Te Ja
Te Ja 2011-12-13 15:42:23 -0600 Report

I have always taken 500mg a day for many years now but only during cold and flu season. But will discuss taking it year round with my dr.

HeartHawk 2011-12-13 23:26:44 -0600 Report

Te Ja,

The recommendation I have consistently encountered is about 1000mg per day except from the real Vitamin C radicals like Dr. Mathias Rath who routinely counsels people to take well upwards of 5000mg per day! That seems a bit extreme and can give you diarrhea!


re1ndeer 2011-12-06 12:42:49 -0600 Report

I've been taking vitamin C for a long time now, long before I had Heart problems. I took Vitamin C, to take while I was a smoker (no longer -quit over 10 years ago), I've stayed on the regiment since then and no problems. I take 1000U daily, it also, seems to help during the cold and flu season with less severity of being ill.

HeartHawk 2011-12-06 22:54:43 -0600 Report


I started taking Vitamin C same as you then stopped when old studies found no benefit. I started again when new data camein that looked at it from a new perspective. All I klnow is that the cardiologist I respect the most (Dr. William R. Davis) also takes it!


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