What to use
When beginning this protocol it is necessary to buy ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate (capsules or powder). Sodium ascorbate is ascorbic acid mixed with sodium bicarbonate to balance the PH of the powder. Sodium ascorbate is much easier on the stomach yet it is not absorbed as effectively as ascorbic acid, which is why I prefer to use ascorbic acid.
Bowel Tolerance and a Flush
Bowel tolerance and a Vitamin C flush are not the same thing. Bowel tolerance is the dosage of Vitamin C that causes gas but not yet loose bowel movements. A flush is taking enough Vitamin C to get loose bowel movements and clean the digestive tract. A super flush is going past the regular flush to produce watery stools. Bowel tolerance is the amount of Vitamin C that one wants to take throughout the entire day.
How to do a Vitamin C Flush
First thing in the morning, take 3 grams of ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate every 15 minutes with 1/2 cup of water until you experience rumbling or gas. Stop and wait or slow down. Sometimes if you continue on you will experience prolonged flushing, which could deplete nutrients and is not recommended. Keep track of the total dose amount that causes a flush. Subtract 10% from that dose and divide that amount up throughout every day. Over time the dose will go down as the body detoxes and heals. Flushing is quick watery or loose stools, not prolonged diarrhea. After the loose bowels stop, continue taking 1-2 grams every hour for the rest of the day.
Pregnant women and babies are not recommended to do the flush.