Post Number: 16325
|Posted on Friday, July 08, 2011 - 05:13 pm: ||
For a long time I never took any vitamin C. I just thought I would get enough from my diet. I believe I was wrong and now take no more than 1,000 mg per day.
How much do you take and what did your transplant team tell you to take?
Do you take a buffered form or do you take ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
|CF- dx at 2yrs. 2nd double lung tx-05 |
Debra Fertel MD- Jackson Memorial
Si Pham MD, Professor of Surgery
Anas Hadeh MD, Cleveland Clinic, Weston
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Post Number: 4776
|Posted on Friday, July 08, 2011 - 09:17 pm: ||
I just take a multiple vitamin. The other things that I ingest give me more. For example, I eat a lot of fruit, which includes mandarin oranges, plus at least one of the protein drinks that I consume has some in it. Actually, it contains 100% of RDA.
Post Number: 2037
|Posted on Saturday, July 09, 2011 - 01:03 pm: ||
I get much of my vitamin C through the g-tube feedings I get at night as they are very nutrient rich. I also noticed that the Benecalorie supplement I take once a day to help me gain weight has vitamin C as one of the few vitamin and minerals it has in it. I can not handle the most obvious sources of vitamin C such as orange juice or some of the other fruits since they can aggravate my acid reflux. At least though I can handle sweet potatoes which are also a good source of vitamin C, and I love them. My transplant team has never mentioned anything about my vitamin C level.
dx: GERD 1995, gastroparesis 2002, pseudo-obstruction of the bowel 2004
multivisceral transplant, 6 organs, 10/06/05
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital