Heart Failure Update: Are You Getting Enough Vitamin C?

HeartHawk
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.

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/460...

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

HH


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
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!

HH

re1ndeer
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
HeartHawk 2011-12-06 22:54:43 -0600 Report

re1ndeer,

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!

HH

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