The more, I use vitamin C, the more I realize it does not get enough respect. Vitamin C is the Swiss Army Knife of nutrients. It is an antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, chemotherapy agent, antitoxin…. It seems to me the reason for the misunderstanding surrounding vitamin C is that is no standard dosage. Vitamin C must be dosed to effect or its benefits will not be realized. To further complicate matters, the effective dose will vary from patient to patient- and from day to day- depending on the body’s biochemical status.
Vitamin C is the most researched chemical there is. It, also, may be the safest. In the human literature, doses over 100,000 mg are used routinely. I, myself, am taking 40,000 mg daily to treat my disc disease- with great success. Vitamin C, in my experience, is the best pain reliever for back pain- better than tramadol, methocarbamol, etc. When the functionally adequate dose is achieved, the pain disappears. When the pain returns, it is time to take more vitamin C.