– One Scoop (5.5 g) Contains:
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 2.35 g.
Calcium (as Ascorbate reacted from Calcium Carbonate and Ascorbic Acid) 350 mg.
Magnesium (as Ascorbate reacted from Magnesium Carbonate and Ascorbic Acid) 350 mg.
Potassium (as Ascorbate reacted from Potassium Bicarbonate and Ascorbic Acid) 99 mg.
Other Ingredients: None
The number one protocol used during healing crises is to take large amounts of vitamin C. Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a key antioxidant, that protects cells from free radical damage and can greatly relieve symptoms caused by too strong of a detoxification process in the body. This essential vitamin also plays an integral role in the production of cellular energy, helps prevent LDL oxidation, promotes wound healing, and helps maintain healthy immune function. Taking a high amount of vitamin C—several grams daily—has been advocated by many practitioners for detoxification and during stress or prevention of illness. However, this high dosage can be a challenge for individuals who have a sensitive or compromised digestive system. But Thorne’s Buffered C Powder supplies not just vitamin C, but also calcium, magnesium, and potassium mineral-ascorbates that serve as a buffer, which allows sensitive individuals to take a larger amount of vitamin C with ease and comfort.
Dr. Thomas Levy, who defines all disease as resulting from oxidative stress, asserts that all diseases are curable (at least early-on) with vitamin C. He further cites research that has shown that vitamin C is antiviral (herpes, polio, flu, hepatitis, etc.), antibacterial (staph, strep, babesia, etc.), and that it neutralizes the toxic effects of pesticides, alcohol, and drugs. Thus, when we are detoxifying and our tissues are being flooded with the by-products of inflammation from past allopathic medications, vaccines, and incomplete digestion, megadoses of vitamin C can often alleviate symptoms and support our immune systems’ normalization and future optimal functioning.
“Spike dosing” is best, especially in the midst of a strong healing crisis (die-off symptoms or a Herxheimer reaction), or when trying to prevent the onset of a cold, flu, or other illness. That is, frequency of doses is better than taking just 1 large dose. So for prevention or detoxification “spike dose” with several doses intermittently throughout the day (1/2 or 1 scoop of Buffered C Powder per dose; frequency of this dosage depends both on your response to the vitamin and the severity of your symptoms).
Warnings: Vitamin C can cause diarrhea in some individuals in large doses, which can vary from person to person. Thus, this product should always be taken “to bowel tolerance,” meaning stop when you notice your stools are becoming too loose. Pregnant women should consult with their holistic health care practitioner before taking.