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Vitamin C and BG levels

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by DanteNXS, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. DanteNXS

    DanteNXS Reactive hypoglycemia · Active Member

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    Hello,

    Has anyone had this happen to them.

    This morning my BG upon waking was 93, which is good for me. I ate a LCHF breakfast, took my usual vitamins, but this time I added 1.5g of ascorbic acid powder. 1 hour later my BG was at 145, which is extremely high.

    I was told to take 6g of vitamin C per day, and have been doing just fine on it, but it was the capsule form rose hips and acerola cherries.

    Any idea why the powder would do this?

    DanteNXS
     
  2. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Vitamin c raises me a bunch. I can't drink tea with rose hips either.
     
  3. DanteNXS

    DanteNXS Reactive hypoglycemia · Active Member

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    Update: My 2 hour BG was 102, which is very reassuring. So I guess no more vit c powder for a while.
     
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    DanteNXS Reactive hypoglycemia · Active Member

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    I am just curious as to why the capsules don't spike me, but the powder does. Could it be that the powder is not the natural form?

    Hmmmmm
     
  5. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Not sure. I always used to powder and was shocked at the rise. I took capsules many years ago but was not testing BS then. Now I just stick to vitamin D. Everything else seems to be a **** shoot
     
  6. DanteNXS

    DanteNXS Reactive hypoglycemia · Active Member

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    Well, I have an appointment with my functional doc on Monday, I'm sure he'll be able to shed some light on this.

    Thanks for your feedback.
     
  7. Linagirl

    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Do you mind me asking where your function doctor is Dante? Thanks
     
  8. Rita66

    Rita66 · Newbie

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    Hi Dante!
    Have had the same problem like you. Should have to take also 6 to 10g of vitamin C per day what raised my BG in the first time to a realy high level. Then i spend a lot of time to search for a more natural Vitamin C and at least i found and tried it.
    I was very surprised as the new Vitamin C i found didnt raised my BG any longer. Since than i never changed my Vitamin C so i only can suggest you to have a look yourself on it.

    Regards Rita
     
    #8 Rita66, Jul 16, 2016 at 9:32 AM
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  9. Linagirl

    Linagirl Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    What are you using Rita?
     
  10. bobrobert

    bobrobert Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You can buy a slow release form of Vit C. Holland & Barrett sell them. There is obviously something in the powder that is a filling agent that causes the problem???
     
  11. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    you may find this video interesting if you have large doses of Vit C

    The presenter is a doctor of medicine who focuses on nutrition as the first line of defence, rather than reaching for the prescription pad at the drop of a hat. :)

     
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