Yesterday I talked about vitamin C. But what I DIDN’T know is just how far some people take it.
Here’s what I mean.
I read the following in a cold sore forum:
“As of now I take 38 grams or 38,000mg a day. Yes, 38 pills a day and I plan to up it again! […] Yes, I take others on top of C.”
38 pills a day, not counting all the other vitamins and stuffs he takes!?
And it’s still not enough for him!?
I have… no words.
I don’t judge (usually), but this is just madness.
Madness I say.
I mean, I can barely remember to take a single pill a day, let alone gagging-down thirty-freaking-eight.
Now, this individual claims that taking this absurd amount of vitamin C has completely stopped his outbreaks. So more power to him, I guess.
And I suppose I couldn’t really blame you for going to such crazy lengths to put an end to the vice-like grip recurrent cold sores have on your psyche and your life…
Hey, I too did some stuff I ain’t proud of.
But the reality is there is absolutely no need to take anywhere NEAR that amount of vitamin C to benefit from its immune enhancing effects.
Because vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, which means your body eliminates it quickly through urine.
In fact, studies have shown the human body can only absorb somewhere in the ballpark of 200mg a day.
And the rest gets peed out.
So really, this dude taking 38 grams a day (i.e. 190 times more than he his body can actually use) is LITERALLY flushing 99.5% of the vitamin C he buys straight down the toilet.
Good thing vitamin C ain’t expensive, I suppose. Still a waste of money though…
Look, if you don’t like gagging down pill after pill every day, you’ don’t have to.
My daily cold sore newsletter will show you simpler ways to prevent cold sores from coming back.
Ways that don’t require you to waste money on a bunch of different supplements (that may or may not work) each and every month.
Plus, you’ll learn why most supplements sold to treat cold sores are a complete and utter waste of money (and gag reflex).
And in some cases, they even do more harm than good.
Chris “the Cold Sore Killer” Mueller