17th November 2011 12:07 AM
vitamin C and flushing
I have been reading that vitamin C causes flushing on alot of people......does anyone find that they flush when taking C? I wonder how much C we are supposed to take, I take 4000 mgs per day, is that too much?
17th November 2011 04:46 AM
hey there....i noticed something odd with vitamin c. I seem to get some nice relief from oranges.....but when i pop the vit c pills, they seem to irritate some. (maybe the additives?) seems like fresh vitamin c from the source(fruits) is what my body likes
17th November 2011 08:01 AM
You are the first one to report Vitamin C as a rosacea trigger. I doubt if it is since if it was a trigger it would have been on the list by now.
You should understand about elimination diets to understand how to isolate a rosacea trigger.
To isolate Vitamin C as a rosacea trigger you would need to be sure to eliminate any other item in your diet that may be triggering your rosacea. For example, let's say you take your 4000 mg of Vitamin C but you also drink something that contains 400 grams of sugar or eat high carbohydrate along with the C. What makes you think that it is the Vitamin C? It could be the sugar or the high carbohydrate that is triggering your rosacea.
17th November 2011 11:35 AM
I happened to be searching the web about carrot juice, dandelion and chicory, if it were bad foods for rosacea and came across a "thread" with alot of posters talking about getting "RED" while taking Vitamin C and when they cut back or stopped it they didnt flush........(i don't know how I always find these things, but I do....) So of course this morning I have a huge redness, and I am thinking, is the the carrot juice? or is it that Vitamin C? I think I better stay off the web if I want to keep what sanity I have left.....
Originally Posted by Brady Barrows
17th November 2011 03:07 PM
hi brady, i think the chewable vit C i have has sucrose in it....
17th November 2011 03:30 PM
As I mentioned previously, just because they turned red taking Vitamin C doesn't rule out what else they might have been ingesting. It may have been some drug or pill they were taking. I could be some environmental topical. It could simply be something in the air that they were allergic to. It could have been a reaction to something else is the point. To conclude that it is Vitamin C is premature until EVERYTHING else is eliminated. Don't you think that if Vitamin C was a rosacea trigger that others besides you would be mentioning this in the groups? Don't you think that it would be mentioned as a rosacea trigger by something a bit more credible than one thread on the internet?
Originally Posted by susan d
Sometimes the best thing to do is stop everything for a few days. Just use warm water to wash with and simply don't do anything. Let your skin heal by itself. Then introduce just one item at a time, whether you ingest it or put it on your skin. One item at a time. That way you can slowly re-introduce what you do to see what is triggering your rosacea.
17th November 2011 09:23 PM
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