View Full Version : vitamin C relieves constipation...how?
06-05-2008, 02:31 AM
Can anyone tell me how the vitamin C works to relieve constipation? Does it draw water into the colon? Cause peristalsis?
06-05-2008, 03:48 AM
Too much Vitamin C can give you diahrera.
06-05-2008, 04:07 AM
Yes, I realize that. I mean, what are the chemical processes in the body that causes this?
06-05-2008, 11:38 AM
If you take too much Vit C, your body can't absorb it all as its water soluble so it dumps it into the colon to get rid of it as it is useless
06-06-2008, 12:28 AM
Then does it irritate the colon thus causing peristalsis? Or does it merely act as additional bulk?
06-06-2008, 04:42 AM
I think you should Goggle Vitamin C, you would probablly find a better answer with the Doctors giving you their version.
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