1. David Doria David Doria United States says:

    All this anecdotal evidence in the comments is useless.  For example, I'm here because I'm experiencing my first gout attack of my life in my big toe.  I came across this vitamin C article, and I find your claims very odd...considering I just in the last couple weeks started regularly taking vitamin C supplements.  So as far as anecdotal evidence goes, I could just as easily argue that vitamin C brings on gout.

    • Peter Cavaciuti Peter Cavaciuti United Kingdom says:

      I too have experienced similar problem, I decided to experiment with high dose Vitamin C to address other health issues. I did not want to consume 'fillers' etc that may be associated in some tablet formulations so opted for Pure Vitamin C power, Ascorbic Acid. I took 2500mg daily for a week or two and am now experiencing the most horrendous gout symptoms!! I have never suffered from this before. A uric acid blood test has shown a massive drop though this apperaes to be a rouge result (484mmol down to 0.44mmol!!) so am having re tested and will update. I have in the last two weeks also had stents as a heart procedure , this may be related to blood chemistry upset (and newly experienced 'gout')

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