Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins in the human body. To provide the body with vitamin C, you can eat foods such as oranges, red peppers, kale, broccoli, and strawberries. You can also flush toxins from the body by purchasing a vitamin C supplement in powder form and mixing it with water (or other drinks). Some people actually believe that this method helps relieve ailments such as stress, various illnesses, and hormonal imbalances. However, before trying this method, you should take precautions and talk to your doctor to assess the potential risks and benefits. For some people, detoxifying the body with vitamin C is not safe, so be careful. If you chose this option, be prepared and know that the process will take two or three hours. If you experience any complications during the course of treatment, consult a doctor immediately.
Part 1 of 3: take the necessary precautions
Step 1. See your doctor
If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome or iron deficiency (eg, hemochromatosis), be sure to consult your doctor before taking vitamin C supplements to cleanse the body. These conditions can get worse if you do this detox without first talking to your doctor. Your doctor may recommend a specific dosage based on your condition.
You should also avoid this vitamin if you have kidney disease or if you are allergic to ascorbic acid
Step 2. Do not take more than 3000 mg of vitamin C per day
Taking doses above 3000 mg can cause thrombosis, kidney stones, digestive problems and cardiovascular disease. Do not put yourself at risk of overdose by taking excessive amounts at the same time.
- Doses above 2000 mg per day can cause cramps, chest pain, heartburn, dizziness, fatigue, diarrhea and bowel problems. If you are concerned about these signs, consult your doctor before taking vitamin C supplements.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women should be careful when taking this vitamin C. In high doses, it can cause high blood pressure. It is recommended that you consult your doctor to make sure that taking vitamin C is safe for mother and baby.
Step 3. See the doctor if you have vomiting or diarrhea
If you get very sick and start vomiting or have diarrhea when you start this detox, you may have an intolerance or allergy to vitamin C powder. Stop treatment immediately and see your doctor as soon as possible.
If you have general discomfort or dizziness that does not go away within an hour of starting the process, stop and see your doctor
Part 2 of 3: Prepare and start your detox cure
Step 1. Look for a buffered vitamin C composition
Pure vitamin C in powder form can be aggressive on the stomach and cause heartburn and inflammation. Preferably look for the buffered form, which also contains minerals like calcium, magnesium, and zinc. This form of vitamin C is less aggressive on the digestive system and stomach.
You can get them online or at health food stores
Step 2. Take ascorbic acid powder
Another option is to take ascorbic acid in powder form, which contains sodium bicarbonate and vitamin C. Sodium will help regulate your water intake and facilitate absorption of vitamin C.
You can get them online or at health food stores
Step 3. Keep enough filtered or purified water on hand
You will actually need it to dissolve the vitamin C powder. You need to drink a lot during the detoxification treatment to facilitate the movement of vitamin C around the body and stimulate the evacuation of feces.
You should drink at least 5 or 6 glasses of water during the treatment, after which you can take another 5 or 6 glasses of water
Step 4. Make sure you don't have major commitments
The entire procedure can usually take anywhere from two to six hours, depending on how long vitamin C is working on all organs in the body. Do not schedule any outings during this time, as you must have direct access to the bathroom and to the vitamin C powder and drinking water.
Step 5. Start the cure early in the morning
Start the treatment as soon as you get up in the morning and before breakfast. This will allow your body to easily absorb vitamin C.
Part 3 of 3: finish the detoxification cure
Step 1. Take 1000 mg of vitamin C dissolved in water every hour
Add this dose of powdered vitamin C (buffered or ascorbic acid) to half a glass of drinking water, mix with a spoon and drink.
If you don't like the taste of vitamin C, mix the powder with a fruit juice without artificial sweeteners
Step 2. Continue treatment until your stool becomes watery
Once a day, drink 1000 mg of vitamin C diluted in half a glass of water. Continue for one to two hours or until you use the bathroom. Check to see if your stools are watery. This indicates that you have purified your body with this substance.
It can take several hours to pass faeces and detoxify the body. So be patient. You may need to go to the bathroom within 2 to 4 hours of starting treatment
Step 3. Record your vitamin C intake during detox
Be sure to note the time you take the vitamins during the process. You should also write down how much vitamin C you take each hour. This will allow you to know exactly how much vitamin you are taking and not put you at risk of overdosing.
When you have loose stools, write it down in a notebook as well. This will give you a better idea of how much vitamins you need to detoxify your body, especially if you plan to repeat the treatment in the future
Step 4. Consume liquid meals
Detoxifying the body is most effective when you refrain from eating large amounts of solid foods. Opt for fluid foods, such as soups or broths, to avoid an upset stomach. Eat liquid food for 2-4 hours during treatment, then gradually consume solid food.
- Drink plenty of water during the detoxification treatment to help absorb vitamin C.
- After the treatment is finished, start eating more solid foods, such as rice, quinoa, and cooked vegetables. After a few days, consume more solid proteins like fish, tofu, beef and chicken.
Step 5. Gradually reduce your vitamin C intake
After the body detoxifies, take a lower dose of vitamin C per day for 4 to 5 days. Limit your intake to 1000 mg / day. Reduce your daily intake until you are only taking 1000 mg of vitamin C per day.
- Gradually reducing your vitamin C intake will help your body get used to the change and allow you to make sure that the treatment does not adversely affect your stool.
- You may still notice that your stools are watery during this phase, but this should normalize by the time you reach a dose of 1000 mg per day.
Step 6. Repeat the cure every 4 months or when you are not in good shape
If you have chronic flu or have symptoms of a cold, take treatment every four months or so, taking the initial dose for best results.