I recently decided to experiment with taking some high doses of vitmin C primarily because of what I've read on Paleo Hacks. I started upping my dose yesterday. I did 3x2g with the intention of going to 4x2g the following day.
Well, let's just say that from 1am to 2am I was alerted to the fact that I had crossed that tolerance threshold.
6g seems low given some hackers taking upwards of 15g per day. I know tolerance differs, but is 5-6g a normal threshold level for C (powdered ascorbic acid), or is there an adjustment period for increased acidity in the gut? Or maybe I just jumped in with too high a dose right off the bat. I'm planning on dropping down to 4x1g. Recommendations?
Seems like it'd be a better idea to do smaller amounts more frequently in order to simulate endogenous production. I've started to do 1/8th tsp(500 mg) about 10-15 minutes before each meal. If that went well enough and you insisted on more, you could do 500mg here and there between meals etc. Seems like it'd go a lot better. Also seems like diluting the C in more water would cause less of a bowel problem in general.