Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
Good idea, Bon. Currently 1000mg morning & night, plus whatever's in my multivitamin tab, juices etc.
I heard a fair bit about Vit C when my sister shifted to Vit C treatment for cancer but she was too far gone for that, sadly. Before she died she told me of the benefits of mega doses of Vit C, not all in excess of daily needs ends up as waste (less than is often touted). Probably should try doubling my intake and adding a mid afternoon dose.
Still, I think it's pretty safe to say that when anything is touted as beneficial ... be it a wonder drug, super food, financial dealings etc ... the claims will be overstated. Overstatement is an interesting thing ... saw a Dan Gilbert TED talk about the brain and apparently people always overestimate the impact of benefits and setbacks. Seems like marketing is hard wired in human beings, at least until we evolve more accurate predictive functions.
Ahhh, so you know about the Vitamin C. Yes, the benefits could be overstated, but it can't hurt. I hope. I hear good things about Tumeric too, but again, the hype might be overstated. I take it anyway because of my own condition. Not all the time, but a few weeks here and there throughout the year. My goal isn't really to live longer, it can be a by-product, but my goal is to avoid pain as much as possible. I've already known too much of it in this lifetime and it's something I'll never get used to. I should quit smoking too here pretty soon myself.