Unlocking the Power of a Vitamin C Flush: An Orthomolecular Approach

Unlocking the Power of a Vitamin C Flush: An Orthomolecular Approach

Orthomolecular medicine, a term coined by Nobel laureate Linus Pauling, revolves around the concept of optimizing health through the correction of imbalances or deficiencies in essential substances naturally present in the body. It emphasizes the use of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other nutrients in optimal doses for therapeutic purposes.

A Vitamin C Flush involves taking high doses of Vitamin C to saturation levels, leading to a temporary laxative effect. This practice is based on the belief that when Vitamin C reaches a certain threshold in the body, it exerts potent antioxidant effects, boosts immune function, and aids in detoxification.

How to Perform a Vitamin C Flush:

Choose High-Quality Vitamin C & Dissolve in Water: Our Fine AA Powder is quick-dissolving, making it the perfect option for a Flush.

Calculate the Dose: The recommended dosage for a flush typically ranges from 15 to 100 grams, depending on individual tolerance levels and oxidative stressors. Mix 3-5 grams (3,000-5,000mg) at a time and dose every 15-30 minutes.

Observe Effects: Pay attention to any changes in bowels - gas/rumbling indicates that saturation levels are close to being reached. Once you experience rumbling, stop dosing for 15 minutes, if you don't need to run to the bathroom, continue dosing 3-5 grams every 15 minutes, and repeat.

Hydrate: Drink plenty of water throughout the flush to stay hydrated and support the body's detoxification process.

Did I Flush? You'll know you've Flushed when you need to RUN to the bathroom. A Flush is quick-loose, watery stool, not prolonged diarrhea. After completing the Flush, give your body time to rest and replenish. Once your stomach settles, continue dosing 500mg - 1,000mg of vitamin c every hour for the remainder of the day as to not disrupt toxin removal. 

Benefits of a Vitamin C Flush:

Detoxification: By reaching saturation levels, Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant, scavenging free radicals and aiding in the detoxification process.

Immune Support: High doses of Vitamin C may enhance immune function, helping the body ward off infections and illnesses.

Gastrointestinal Health: While the laxative effect may seem like a drawback, it can actually promote gastrointestinal health by flushing out toxins and waste from the digestive tract.

Energy Boost: Some individuals report feeling energized and revitalized after completing a Vitamin C Flush, possibly due to its role in supporting adrenal function and combating fatigue.

Precautions and Considerations:

  • Individual Variability: The tolerance for high doses of Vitamin C vastly varies among individuals. 
  • Gastrointestinal Discomfort: Flushing will cause temporary gastrointestinal discomfort, which can include nausea or cramping. 
  • Electrolyte Imbalance: Prolonged Vitamin C Flushes may disrupt electrolyte balance, it's essential to stay hydrated.

The Vitamin C Flush offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of orthomolecular medicine, highlighting the potential of high-dose nutrients in promoting health and well-being. Unlock the power of Vitamin C and embark on a journey towards optimal health and vitality.


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  • Levy, T. E. (2012). Primal Panacea. MedFox Publishing.
  • Pauling, L. (1976). Vitamin C, the Common Cold, and the Flu. W.H. Freeman and Company.
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