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10-10-2018, 11:27 AM   #1
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Vitamin C supplements that don't cause diarrhea?

I pretty much can't currently consume much of anything that naturally contains Vitamin C but ascorbic acid supplements give me diarrhea.

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Hey, Instant Coffee, I took a couple Airborne chewable tabs the other day because I felt a little sniffly. The sniffles went away but I had terrible urgent diarrhea the rest of the day- do you think it's the Vitamin C? I hadn't connected that. Have you tried rose hips tea?
10-10-2018, 04:33 PM   #3
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I pretty much can't currently consume much of anything that naturally contains Vitamin C but ascorbic acid supplements give me diarrhea.

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Try liposomal vitamin C. It is more easily absorbed.

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10-15-2018, 10:53 AM   #4
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Hey, Instant Coffee, I took a couple Airborne chewable tabs the other day because I felt a little sniffly. The sniffles went away but I had terrible urgent diarrhea the rest of the day- do you think it's the Vitamin C? I hadn't connected that. Have you tried rose hips tea?
It was likely the vitamin C, but airborne also contains maltodextrin, sorbitol, mineral oil, and sucralose, all of which are potential crohn's triggers.

most teas don't sit well with me either .

Try liposomal vitamin C. It is more easily absorbed.

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I will look into this.
10-18-2018, 10:23 AM   #5
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I sometimes buy one of those SOBE type of beverages (I look at the label for one with a lot of Vitamin C)...then just take a sip every once in a while and find out how much you can tolerate at one time. With Vitamin C tablets, you can't really take a little at a time.
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Great idea, SN8888! I discovered another diarrhea trigger the other day-I tried one of the new Ensure Max drinks- they have 30g of protein and only 1g of sugar. Tasted great- I had the Cafe Mocha flavor. For the next five hours, I suffered constant diarrhea before figuring out that the Ensure also had 100mg of caffeine in it! Agh! I often learn at the school of hard knocks...
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If you're still looking for supplements, try the ascorbate form of vitamin c, such as with calcium or magnesium i.e. calcium ascorbate. You can get them in powdered form as well, so there's no other addatives, bulking agent etc.
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Hey, thanks, NCman. I find that vitamin C helps to get rid of a cold if I catch it just at the beginning, so it's a real plus if it doesn't cause the big D.
02-11-2019, 09:33 PM   #9
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Great idea, SN8888! I discovered another diarrhea trigger the other day-I tried one of the new Ensure Max drinks- they have 30g of protein and only 1g of sugar. Tasted great- I had the Cafe Mocha flavor. For the next five hours, I suffered constant diarrhea before figuring out that the Ensure also had 100mg of caffeine in it! Agh! I often learn at the school of hard knocks...
That's because it contains Carrageenan. Make sure you avoid this additive in all products. It's a known inflammatory substance, and can make even non-IBD patients not feel great.
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