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    Water soluble vitamin question

    When you eat/drink too much water soluble vitamins (Vit. C for example) the body gets rid of the excess in the feces. When I eat too much fruit or Vit C I get diarrhea, I was told this is how the body gets rid of the excess. Is this bad, I mean, does it dehydrate the body? Or is it natural and nothing to worry about? The reason why I am asking is because some of the members are eating a lot of Vit C. pills, more than I. Just wondering if there are any bad effects from it.
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    Too much of anything is a bad thing.

    Why are you taking so much vitamin C that you're getting diarhea?
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    Take less Vitamin C. Overdosing Vitamin C = diarrhea. That's a hint that you should ease off, not keep taking the same amount. You'll do fine with less. Diarrhea is not a good thing and you can lose many electrolytes, among other things, when you have the runs. Try to avoid diarrhea as much as you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    Try to avoide diarrhea as much as you can.
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    Except for the typo I missed.
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    Now immortalized. Even if you edit your post, my quote will still expose your mistake for all to see.
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    My grammar OCD is going to make me lose sleep tonight. *rocks back and forth in a fetal position*
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    It's not that I mean to take too much, the amount I consume plus the fruit and other things with Vit. C combined make me have the runs...

    I will lower my intake, and watch what I eat.

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    Also try upping your fiber intake.
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    Okay I will do that too.
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    keep in mind that vitamin c is acidic and the fruits that have it are also acidic (citric acid). After all vitamin C is basically ascorbic acid.
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