Bob Dylan sung “everybody must get stoned,” but actually, you don’t have to. Of course I’m talking oxalate kidney stones, and their mythical relation to vitamin C. The vitamin C-caused kidney stone is an hallucination. It does not exist. No scientific evidence exists that C causes stones. That vitamin C raises oxalate levels, yes. But vitamin C inhibits the bond of calcium with oxalate, helping to prevent stones.
Let’s consult a physician highly experienced in this area. Robert F. Cathcart, MD, said, “I started using vitamin C in massive doses in patients in 1969. By the time I read that ascorbate should cause kidney stones, I had clinical evidence that it did not cause kidney stones, so I continued prescribing massive doses to patients. Up to 2006, I estimate that I have put 25,000 patients on massive doses of vitamin C and none have developed kidney stones. Two patients who had dropped their doses to 500 mg a day developed calcium oxalate kidney stones. I raised their doses back up to the more massive doses and added magnesium and B-6 to their program and no more kidney stones. I think they developed the kidney stones because they were not taking enough vitamin C.”
Your doctor’s medical degree is no better than Dr. Cathcart’s. If your doctor still thinks that vitamin C somehow causes kidney stones, that is a “stone age” belief.
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Take care, and take C!