Vitamin C supplementation

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30 May, 2017 12:51 AM

Dr Rosedale and team,
Over a long time I have gone on the Atkins diet a number of times. I have lost a lot of weight (22Kg). However, I reached a plateau I have not been able to overcome. Then I found your website and Dr Jason Fung's website.

I now don't worry about reducing my vegetables, but still have about 20gm of carbs in the form of high fibre vegies like celery, cucumber, mushrooms, green beans etc.. I have drastically reduced my protein and increased fat mainly in the form of nuts.
I have also introduced fasting for 42 hours 2 times per week.

I feel great and again losing weight again. However, I do have a slight problem. In your documentation you say that I should eat when hungry. Well, have hardly been hungry, so it is difficult to adhere to that rule. I have been doing this for a couple of weeks.

I am now getting hungry a couple of times a day when fasting which didn't happen when I started.
My immediate problem though is that I have been supplementing Vitamin C (6gm per day in 3 divided doses per day) as per the Linus Pauling recommendation for some time. I have read in Dr Rosedale's articles that the body sensitivity to Vitamin C on the diet increases. I already have about 280mg of Vitamin C from the diet in the form of the vegetables I have.

My question is, should I continue with supplementing the Vitamin C or should my sensitivity increase enough on the diet to have the same benefit as the supplement? Or, in fact, is the supplement actually detrimental to the diet by affecting insulin?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 31 May, 2017 02:26 AM

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    Hi Fhutt

    Dr. Rosedale may comment on this later - he is tied up at the moment getting things ready for a publication.

    Ken/   Rosedale Team

  2. 2 Posted by fhutt on 31 May, 2017 02:29 AM

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    Thank you Ken.
    I'll wait for Dr. Rosedale to get back.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ken on 31 May, 2017 02:30 AM

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