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You people taking little emergenC packets with orange juice are pathetic. ORANGE JUICE is just sugar. These amounts of vitamin C are far too low to get a significant benefit, or even compare with the amounts of vitamin C normally produced by most mammals under stress.
Most every mammal produces its own vitamin C from its liver. Primates and shit like guinea pigs got a mutation so that they can't. How much does a normally functioning animal liver make? A DOG will produce on the order of 20-40 GRAMS of vitamin C per day. Put it under stress, cut it or some shit, and it can go up as high as 200 grams per day. BIRDS? Make like 5-8 grams/day. Torture those little bitches? 20-40 grams.
Listen, listen folks. You want to avoid a cold? You want to avoid a flu? You need to stop fucking around with these placebo doses of V. You want 10-25 grams ascorbic acid per day. You got the flu? You can go as high as 100 grams per day by mouth. Google "bowel tolerance vitamin C." They did some research and found that the sicker you are, the more C you can take by mouth before getting the runs. If you're really sick, you can take nearly infinite amounts.