Megadoes Of Vitamin C: Beware "super C22"!
I am a very healthy person including eating small healthy meals, exercising regularly and fasting occasionally. Since I recently turned 40 and my body is finally beggining to feel older than 20, I have been experimenting with various supplements, mostly one at a time. I recently participated in one of those ObscenelyExpensiveShippingCostOnly deals to get a "free" trial of "Super C22". The stuff is so amazingly horrible tasting that I could not do 2 Tsp (1500mg) so after the first dose, I cut it to half-dose (1Tsp) mixed with a bag of Emergen-C (1000mg), orange flavor, if that matters. In about a week, I was stricken with 2 kidney stones over 3 days. The first was sharp and horrificly painful which brought blood and tissue into my urine. The second I captured and it was 3mm and egg-shaped (blunted) and was not nearly so painful. If there is a researcher out there who would like to do an experiment to see if Vitamin C causes kidney stones, my 50/50 mix should be your test tool! Obviously, I have stopped taking the stuff but I still have half a bottle left. I suppose it actually could have been one of the other minerals in the C22, rather than the Vitamin C (or a mixture thereof), but since Vitamin C is BY FAR the main ingredient, Vitamin C is my lead suspect. Here is the "Super C22" constitution (from the bottle): 1500mg Vitamin C per dose as ascorbic acid, calcium ascorbate, magnesium ascorbate, rose hips, acerola fruit extract, ascorbyl palmitate, potassium ascorbate, zinc ascrobate, maganeses ascorbate, molybedenum ascorbate, boron ascorbate, copper ascorbate.