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I Never Knew Cole Slaw Had So Much Vitamin C  
User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

And I'm not talking about that one-hit wonder, either. Though I wouldn't mind giving her some 'nutrition' of my own.

While I usually eat only homemade cole slaw, the circumstances dictated that I go with the store bought brand. BTW, this was a few days ago.

The curious cat that I am, I carefully inspected the nutritional information on the package. The numbers were quite unimpressive, until...

230% of recommended daily vitamin C!!


WOW! I thought. I've never been a fan of cabbage by itself - or mayo for that matter. But I guess when they team up it's a nutritional powerhouse. Although I suspect it's primarily the cabbage to thank for the vitamin C.

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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

Wow.... Good for you. Did you use all those days just to come up with that?  Big grin

User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

I know if you take in too much vitamin c there are some side effects, I think similar to the symptoms of lack of the vitamin. I can't remember the exact side effects though, but I know in some instances too much vitamin c can be bad news.


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User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

Too much Vitamin C is kinda useless, as the more you take, the less your body can absorb.

Overdosing on the stuff can lead to symptoms including the sh*ts, stomach cramps and sickness. Some studies have also linked it various ailments including kidney stones and DNA damage in white blood cells, despite previous evidence that Vit C was good at defending the body against cancer.

(If that doesn't cheer you up I don't know what will! hehe)


Enjoy your coleslaw anyway.


Mark


User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Vitamin intoxication. Vitamin A,D,E,C are fat soluble so they remain in your body for a long time. Don't eat too much of that stuff.


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User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Fortunately, I think Jcs17 is the only one we have to worry about od'ing on cole slaw.

User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1356 times:



Holy smokes was that a KO. JCS just took a stunning blow to the belly (presumably filled with Cole Slaw)...



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User currently offlineNancy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 467 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

"Vitamins are either fat-soluble or water-soluble. The fat-soluble vitamins can be remembered with the mnemonic ADEK, for the vitamins A, D, E, and K. These vitamins accumulate within the fat stores of the body and within the liver. Fat-soluble vitamins are often associated with toxicity when taken in large amounts. Water-soluble vitamins include vitamin C and the B vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins taken in excess are excreted in the urine and are not usually associated with toxicity." http://home.howstuffworks.com/vitamin-c.htm

It's water soluble: I think that's why you need to replenish your supplies often, it will just leave your body instead of being stored. You'd have to take A LOT to have any ill effects. 250% isn't going to hurt you. That's why you get the nice chartreuse pee when you take it.


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1344 times:

Nancy-250% may not hurt you but 500% may...


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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5517 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

Then why would they produce daily vitamin C tablets that have 2500% of the DV??

User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5517 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1329 times:

Scratch that, they contain 833% of the DV. I got it mixed up with Vitamin B6 which has 2500% DV.

User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

Because your body can not use all 833%. It takes in a portion of it, which is why the original # is so high.

[Edited 2004-08-08 21:54:10]


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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5517 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1279 times:

Yeah but didn't you say that having too much would have side effects? I'd figure taking 500mg would be a little too much, or are you talking more than that?

User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1276 times:


I was told the body absorbs about 30% - 40% of the vitamins and minerals from a tablet source.

As Aa61hvy stated, if the vitamin had "100%", you would only be getting about a third of it.


User currently offlineNancy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 467 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

You need about 2000mg to have side effects from taking too much. The RDA is between 60-90mg, so you'd have to take more than 20xs the rda or 2,000%. I wouldn't worry about getting it from food, you'd have sit down and chow on a bottle of vitamins.

User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1214 times:

Does not matter to me. I hate Coleslaw. YUK! Gimme an Orange for my C.

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