Vitamin c flushing can reboot the metabolism, shed toxins, and improve energy and digestion.
It’s fascinating how there is no specific dose of vitamin c to take while flushing. Each body has a different toxin load and will require varying amounts of vitamin c.
The Department of Nutrition at Arizona State University found that “individuals with adequate vitamin C status oxidize 30% more fat during a moderate exercise bout than individuals with low vitamin C status; thus, vitamin C depleted individuals may be more resistant to fat mass loss,” (Johnston C, June, 2005.)
Vitamin c is an excellent addition to any weight loss protocol. It can be continued daily to help the body always maintain a healthy weight.
Vitamin B3 is another awesome vitamin to supplement for weight loss.
Vitamin b3 protects the body against diet induced obesity. According to the Molecular Nutrition & Food Research Journal “Niacinamide influences whole-body energy expenditure by driving changes in the adipose phenotype. Thus, Niacinamide is an attractive potential treatment for preventing obesity and associated complications,” (Mol Nutr Food Res, June 2021.)
I have also witnessed complete cessation of cravings in myself and clients taking megadoses off vitamin b3. Which makes sense considering Abram Hoffer successfully used high doses of vitamin b3 in Alcoholics Anonymous to help with alcohol cravings.
Vitamin C and vitamin B3 are excellent micronutrients for weight loss support alongside a healthy organic diet. Both support the bodies metabolism and fight against toxin load.
Vitamin C flushing(daily)
Take 3-5 grams of ascorbic acid every 15 minutes until you experience loose bowels. Do not cause excessive watery stools. Aim for a gentle flush. Stay hydrated!
500mg 3x daily is an excellent dose
Niacinamide or inositol nicotinate are excellent forms.
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Department of Nutrition, Arizona State University East, 7001 E. Williams Field Rd., Mesa, AZ
Mil Nutr Food Res. 2021 Jun;65(11):e2100111.
doi: 10.1002/mnfr.202100111. Epub 2021 May 5