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Kidney Stones And Vitamin C

Posted by
Wayne Ledkins on March 04, 2003 at 00:35:35:

I just finished reading all the archive articles concerning kidney stones and also all the articles concerning Vitamin C. You can probably guess where I am going with this. I have had kidneystone problems since 1994. I saved the last one and had my urologist send it off for lab analysis. He told me that it was calcium oxalate. The only remedy I was given was to drink more water.

I have taken supplements for many years. Vitamin C is one of these supplements. My Mom took Vitamin C; so did my Dad. I have always believed taking Vit C is good for you.

Then when I read of Dr. Stoll's recommendation for taking Ester "C" at the onset of a cold. I switched to Ester "C" instead of the C I had been taking. I found him to be right. At the very first inkling of a cold I got 12 grams of Ester "C" into my system in about 4 hours. Then I continued to take 1 gram every hour on the hour. I stopped that cold dead in its tracks. However, with another bout with a cold, I did not get started at the outset of the cold; I took the Ester "C" but I could not stop it as I had previously. I know it helped, but the cold lasted about 4 days.

I now take 2 grams a day of the Ester "C". I get mine from www.doctorstrust.com. 90 capsules for $3.59.

I said all that to say this....Is or could there be a correlation between Vitamin C and kidneystones?



Re: Kidney Stones And Vitamin C

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 04, 2003 at 11:55:15:

In Reply to: Kidney Stones And Vitamin C posted by Wayne Ledkins on March 04, 2003 at 00:35:35:

Thanks, Wayne.

The AMA policy has been to sow disinformation about any nutritional remedy. There has never been one case of increased kidney stones from taking any dose of vitamin C. There have been at least many millions of people taking high doses of vitamin C without any case being reported.

In my opinion, shame on the AMA!

Walt



Re: Kidney Stones And Vitamin C

Posted by
Wayne Ledkins on March 04, 2003 at 22:05:30:

In Reply to: Re: Kidney Stones And Vitamin C posted by Walt Stoll on March 04, 2003 at 11:55:15:

Walt,

Thanks very much. I really didn't think there was a correlation but I wanted to ask you. I have another appointment with my Urologist in the near future. I will ask him if there is anything else I can do to prevent getting another one. They are no fun. I read in the archives that some folks have used "crystal light" to dissolve them. It is thought that potassium citrate in the crystal light is the ingredient that dissolved the kidney stones. However, I do not use aspartame at all. So, I am going to investigate the possibility of getting potassium citrate in capsule form. Hopefully, there is such a thing. Maybe taking a small amount will be a preventative measure enough not to get kidney stones.

Once again, thank you for the info. Anyone ever tell you, you're awesome. I don't see how you can keep up with this bulletin board, but I'm sure glad you do.

Sincerely,

Wayne Ledkins



Re: Kidney Stones Prevention And Vitamin C (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 05, 2003 at 08:37:34:

In Reply to: Re: Kidney Stones And Vitamin C posted by Wayne Ledkins on March 04, 2003 at 22:05:30:

Thanks, Wayne.

Making sure that your intracellular magnesium levels are at least normal is the best calcium oxylate preventive I know of. Actually combining 200 milligrams of B6, daily (a cofactor), helps even more IF the magnesium is taken care of. See the magnesium archives.

Let us know how you do.

Walt



Re: Kidney Stones Prevention And Vitamin C (Archive.)

Posted by
Wayne Ledkins on March 05, 2003 at 20:25:22:

In Reply to: Re: Kidney Stones Prevention And Vitamin C (Archive.) posted by Walt Stoll on March 05, 2003 at 08:37:34:

Walt,

I'm not sure how to tell if my intracellular magnesium level are at least normal. I feel like it is. I supplement with 1700mg daily. The last time I had a blood test for magnesium was January 2002. The range listed on the report was 1.5 to 2.5%. My test result was 2.3%. By the way, when a test is done from blood it is called a serum test, is it not?

I get 50mg of B6 from my multi vit/min daily. That is soem sort of the 200 milligrams you recommend. Do you think I should increase my B6? I'm going from here to read the magnesium archives.

Thanks,

Wayne



Re: Kidney Stones Prevention And Vitamin C (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 06, 2003 at 10:16:09:

In Reply to: Re: Kidney Stones Prevention And Vitamin C (Archive.) posted by Wayne Ledkins on March 05, 2003 at 20:25:22:

Thanks, Wayne.

The serum tests for magnesium are worse than worthless since a physician, ignorant of reality, would say it proved that it was not related when, in fact, the result had absolutely nothing to do with it. Let us know what you learn from the magnesium archives.

Walt

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