Teething Tips

Babies don’t stay small for very long. They really do grow up incredibly quickly.

Those gorgeous newborn babygrows you bought don’t fit your little one any more. Your baby seems more irritable and crotchety than usual. He or she is dribbling and drooling all the time and his fist is permanently in his mouth. Your baby is probably teething!

Babies generally start teething around 4 months old but some won’t start until they are over 8 months. Believe it or not there are some babies who cut their first tooth without you even knowing about it. However most babies will have the odd sleepless night crying and dribbling

Symptoms of Teething

  • Flushed Cheeks
  • Pulling at ears and/or chewing their fingers
  • Clingy and irritable
  • Dribbling
  • Messy nappies
  • Nappy rash

Your baby may have all or none of these symptoms. Every baby is different.

As Mums and Dads, we hate seeing our baby unhappy and uncomfortable and we’ll do anything we can to help them.

How To Help With Teething

Keep Baby Dry

It can be a good idea to use a barrier cream on babies chin and neck area. Bibs will help keep their clothes dry.

Make sure you buy organic cotton dribble bibs as they are much softer on your baby’s skin. Lots of babies get very sore skin under their mouth and chin when they’re teething so the softer the fabric, the more comfortable baby will feel. I really love this organic bamboo bib. The little elephants are so cute and the fabric is the softest ever.

 

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Choose a Good Teether

Sophie The Giraffe is a very popular teether. It doubles up as a great toy too though. The main problem with Sophie is that she can’t be put in a dishwasher to sterilise as it will affect her squeak. So if you want a teether you can sterilise or put in the dishwasher, then the babygrow is your best bet.

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Sucking when feeding can sometimes cause your baby pain when he’s teething so you may have to change his position lots when you’re breastfeeding. If your baby has been weaned and is eating solids, give him something hard to munch on. Dry toast perhaps or a breadstick?

Of course you can always speak to a pharmacist as they will have some useful tips and can advise on the best over-the-counter remedies.

Whatever you do though, just remember the most important thing is lots of extra-special hugs and cuddles while baby’s feeling unhappy!

 

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How To Pick An SEO Specialist

There are lots of organic seo company in the market at the moment but the truth is that many of them can not provide the results they claim. You really have to be on the lookout for the search engine specialist that not only knows what he or she is saying but have some proven track records to show for his or her active experience in the industry. There are some issues you must consider while searching for an SEO specialist or while interviewing one.

Nobody would argue with the fact that your SEO campaigns needs the services of an los angeles seo firm to boost the search engines visibility of your online enterprises but your shouldn’t dive in blindly if you must come out with the required positive results. Knowing that Google takes up as much as over 60 percent of all the searches made on the internet daily is good, but realizing that your site needs to be pushed through the growing video marketing, periodic press releases, social media advertising e.t.c. would be an added advantage for any SEO consultant who can readily provide SEO plans for these marketing routes.

local seo los angeles
local seo los angeles

Any SEO campaign or socializing, as it is, on facebook, for instance, may be leaving lots of room for the competitors because facebook has almost half a billion users worldwide and its still growing. If you find a way of placing your ads campaigns in front of 1/100th of facebook users, your business will never remain the same. Having such ideas should be a big plus for any SEO specialist that is worth considering. Certain other factors such as; what your prospects want, who your target prospects are, where they can be located, their needs, they way they search for the solutions to their problems, your competitors and what they are doing should all be considered before marshalling out any search engine optimization plan that will be fruitful. You may have to throw these considerations to the online seo company you are interviewing to know how deep their services would be.

In any SEO business, the search engine optimization plan used in one area may not yield the same result when used in another niche so there is need for the SEO expert to come to terms with your peculiar online enterprise and figure out the best way of delivering the search engine optimization goals of your business. You should also be aware of the several changes that usually take place in the search engine optimization industry and try to find out if the local seo services los angeles you want to align with is conversant with these changes. Some of the other factors to be considered include.

What are the basic experiences of the SEO consultant? What type of values do they offer to their clients? Do they have verifiable results of their past or recent SEO campaigns? Your SEO campaigns will soar with appropriate SEO strategy but getting the proper SEO expert to handle the job should be considered.

Seersucker stripy set – Organic Cotton Clothing

baby leggings
baby leggings

This super cute inexpensive organic baby leggings seersucker stripe set is ready for any sort of summer celebration! Tunic has adjustable straps with coconut buttons and finished with two front pockets. Shorts have elasticated waist cuffs. So comfy and practical yet a standout look as well.

Free Delivery on all UK orders

UK DELIVERY OPTIONS

Royal Mail Standard – 2 to 4 Working Days – FREE

Royal Mail 1st Class – 1 to 2 Working Days – £3.40

Next Working Day DHL Express – £9 (If ordered before 1 pm Mon to Fri)

EUROPEAN DELIVERY OPTIONS

European Standard Delivery – Estimated delivery within 7 working days – £7.50 (Free for orders over £100)

European DHL Express – 3 to 4 working days – £20

NORTH AMERICA DELIVERY OPTIONS

North America Standard Delivery- up to 2 weeks – £12 (Free for orders over £100)

North America – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £20

AUSTRALIA DELIVERY OPTIONS

Australia Standard Delivery – up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Australia – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £26

REST OF WORLD DELIVERY OPTIONS

Rest of World Standard Delivery – Up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Rest of World – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days- £28

*If you are ordering from outside the UK or European Union local taxes and import duties may be applicable and payable when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You are responsible for payment of any such taxes and import duties. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order. We cannot predict their amount or have any control over these.

**Please note! In the rare instance that your delivery is very heavy we may contact you for extra delivery costs.

DISPATCH TIMES

If your order has been accepted, we will dispatch your order as quickly as possible Monday to Friday. Orders placed after 1pm on Fridays will be dispatched the following Monday. For any orders placed over the weekend, these will be processed the following Monday.

TRACKING

Once your order has been fulfilled we will send you a confirmation email to the address you entered in your order. If you selected an express courier option, this will include your unique tracking number to track your parcel. You can track the progress of your delivery from despatch to delivery.

Returns Policy

We hope you love everything you order, but in case you don’t, not to worry. We will happily accept returns for unused merchandise in its original condition at time of purchase for up to 30 days from purchase date.

For items purchased on www.tillyandjasper.co.uk, we offer a full refund (with the exception of gift wrapping and shipping expenses associated with the order) if they are returned in their original condition within 30 days of purchase.

If in the unlikely event your product has a manufacturing defect, please contact us at support@tillyandjasper.com or call us on 020 7193 6913. We are here to help and resolve any concerns Monday through Saturday from 9am GMT to 6pm GMT.

Social Media Optimisation and Search Engine Optimisation

Today companies are charging marketers to get improve company performance with fewer budgets and with fewer resources in SEO optimisation and social media Optimisation. Social media Optimisation refers to a number of social media sites to increase publicity and also to increase their products, brands, and events. Social media Optimisation includes Social new, bookmarking site. San Jose SEO Expert awareness for driving traffic to your website.

Let’s give a look at some more regular question answers to gain more knowledge on SEO and SMO?

How do social media affect search marketing?

Search media marketing affects searchers find useful things in the search results by bookmarking or by saving your favorite browser. The growth of social bookmarking, news, networking, messaging and media sharing has driven consumer’s interaction with search engines. Another aspect of searchers is that social media sites for Twitter, Facebook, yahoo answers to a small degree as an alternative to search for information.

Is your website SEO and Social Media Friendly?

People discover new sites through search but also recommend via email through social media content. By making website social media friendly it facilitates by saving or by sharing the contents to others. Consumers find new contents through social media networking sites through links Twitter, Facebook or to their favorite blogs. By making social media friendlier it expands the opportunity to discover content directly and indirectly.

Why Social Media Optimisation is the new SEO?

It is very difficult for us to explain about Social media Optimisation has been replaced as an SEO. Information for SEO must be found with the help of keywords links for Organic SEO, these days not only content is found most important is that the audience reads it.SMO has reached up to a new level in marketing opportunities. Some of the specific contents are present on the page which is more important for the audience attraction. The Facebook community has helped people in posting information to each other with similar interests in a very effective way to share content with each other. SMO helps us to rank search engines to achieve a longtime online presence for the users and also through social media marketing.

How SEO affects your social strategy?

Today social media marketing and search engine Optimisation has affected one another. If optimizing website ranks higher than social media can’t be ignored. Google determines its contents and keywords to the users through public knowledge. Currently, social media websites are getting linked to a blog post, video post, and images on the entire website. Social media acts as a direct link between business and consumers. They can also easily send their feedback to each other. By having brand updated on social media sites it brings your company up by a search of new brands by users.

Why Google may favor social media Optimisation?

Google seems to be turning in San Jose SEO to Social media Optimisations by publishing chain on every part of it. This helps in getting linked up with social media having on their website and their brands.

Benefits :

• First, implementing a social media marketing program without optimizing content.
• Social interactions and media sharing amongst social network create the kind of content that can improve a brand’s within search results through profiles, videos, blog posts, or other media.

Google Dance – Explained

Google Dance is the term used to describe the period when Google updates its rankings. Google Dance happens when Google updates its index. It happens once every month when Google search optimisation recalculates its Page ranks for each of the websites it has crawled. Google Dance is the time when Google sends spiders to crawl websites and check their contents. During this period, a website’s ranking can fluctuate or seem “dancing”, hence the term Google Dance.

When Google Dance occurs, the possibility of a website losing its high rank from the Search Engine Resulting Page is higher. Google uses “Fresh Crawler” to check for any fresh, updated contents on a website that is done regularly. The “Main Crawler” on the other hand analyzes the data collected by the “Fresh Crawler” and the old content previously stored in their data centers. The period that the “Main Crawler” updates the information stored in all its data centers spread all over the globe is also referred to as Google Dance SEO San Jose.

Google Dance is easily identified by the significant changes in their search results. Google wants their customers to know that they deliver reliable and authoritative search results 24×7. Because of this, Google cannot shut down for maintenance even for a minute, hence the Google Dance.

During the Google Dance, the spider will revisit every website and check how many sites backlinks to it and the sites that it links to and how valuable are these links. It is also during this time that the spider may detect websites that no longer exists and needs to be deleted from their index.

San Jose SEO Expert Due to the regular crawling of Google spider, their search results vary through the month, although it is during the Google Dance that their results show a dramatic change. It is due to the fluctuation of search results during the update that the term was coined.

Our Top Picks for Baby This Spring

Our Top Picks for Baby This Spring

It’s very easy to go overboard when you start buying bits and bobs for your new baby. Everything looks so cute and adorable. And so tiny too!

Ok , we may be biased but here are a few of our favourites this Spring.:

Giant Muslin Bamboo Swaddle Blanket – Tutu Elephant

We absolutely love this baby swaddle blanket Blanket to bits. It’s unbelievably soft and you’ll be able to wash it time and time again without it losing its softness. It’s really versatile too. Pop it over your shoulder when you’re burping your little one or drape it over your shoulder when breastfeeding. Swaddled in this gorgeous bamboo muslin, your baby will feel super-comfy and the fabric is breathable to reduce the risk of your little one overheating. Buy it for yourself or as a newborn baby gift.


Organic Applique One Piece – Rose Dot Hedgehog

This gorgeous short sleeve baby body from Milkbarn iis made with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and is lovely and soft. We particularly like the sweet applique design. Yes it’s perfect for baby to sleep in but let’s be honest, it’s perfectly stylish to wear in the day too.

organic baby clothes
organic baby clothes

Brushed Cotton Sheep Pyjamas

There’s a bit of an animal theme going on here methinks! These baby pyjamas are 100% brushed cotton and supersoft like all our clothes here at Tilly and Jasper. They have cute little pockets and come in a beautiful matching drawstring bag. The pyjamas would make a perfect gift, don’t you think?

organic baby clothes
organic baby clothes

Baba & Boo Reusable Cloth Nappy

Cloth nappies look so good nowadays that you can’t blame Mums for not wanting to cover them up with clothes. This nappy comes in 5 different designs but we love the Daisy Chain one best. The great thing is that it’s a one-size nappy which will fit any baby between 10 and 36lbs. Yes it’ll be a bit big for a newborn but it won’t be long before your baby is 10lbs. The nappy also comes with a couple of bamboo and cotton inserts. The microfibre lining next to your baby’s skin is lovely and soft and draws moisture away from baby to keep him or her dry and nappy-rash free.

Bamboo Baby Bowl

There’s been so much stuff in the media recently about trying to cut down the amount of plastic in the environment, that this bamboo baby’s bowl was a must for our list. It’s natural and chemical-free so you don’t have to worry about BPAs. We love that it’s made from one single piece of fairly traded and certified organic bamboo with no glues used at all. It’s perfect for tiny hand, is safe and will last and last.

Paradise Birds Dungarees

If they made something adult-size in this fabric, I’d be there in a shot. The striking birds of paradise on these LGR dungarees are so colourful! The dungarees are comfy and soft with poppers here, there and everywhere for easy nappy-changing. They are ethically made from Fairtrade organic cotton – so eco-friendly as well as gorgeous. Little Green Radicals make beautiful baby clothes – stylish as well as practical.

organic baby clothes
organic baby clothes

Whether you’re buying for your own baby or as a gift, we think we have plenty of eco-friendly organic baby clothes and other bits & bobs to suit all tastes. What do you think?

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Rethinking the Soft Target: A Stewardship Approach

The tragic shooting attack at First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, Texas, prompted renewed consternation among security professionals regarding soft target risk mitigation and defense strategies. This deadliest church shooting in U.S. history generated renewed questions from our friends, family, and neighbors who either work at or frequent soft target locations, from sidewalk cafes to movie theaters and churches, and who expressed a feeling of helplessness in the face of increasing assaults on our most vulnerable sites.

When faced with such questions, security professionals often respond by huddling among ourselves to double check and wrestle with our strategies for response plans, perimeter security, access control, cameras, and staffing. Yet, although counterintuitive, we must also inclusively embrace those who question us and view them not just as constituents but as soft target stewards who represent our best chance to: “Deter, Detect, Delay, and Deal” with the next attack.

Soft target security thinking has evolved in a linear fashion to make softer targets harder by expanding perimeters, adding cameras, hiring guard staff and drafting response plans where none previously existed. This strategy served us well where appropriate and viable. For example, shopping malls, stadiums, and arenas have been increasingly hardened while preserving free-flowing access for those with a reason to be there.

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But what of the truly soft target which by its very nature must remain publicly accessible with minimal impediments to patronage? The sidewalk café, the church or synagogue, the election polling site, all represent well known but fragile public-private hybrids of a necessary human interface. Increasingly, the corporate Media Security Argentina sector finds itself facing similar challenges as they struggle to design lobby area hybrid spaces to permit public crowd-sourcing and computer coding, community meetings, and first-floor dining options open to employees and the public. Such mixed-use space within corporate facilities is on the rise as cities and states mandate them as part of tax subsidy packages offered to relocate companies. This challenge calls for rethinking what it means to harden soft targets, and, to fully view the task through the lens of stewardship.

Webster’s Dictionary offers a definition of stewardship that includes, “…especially the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.”  Restaurants, taverns, recreation centers, amphitheaters, corporate offices, and churches, all entrust employees with cash management, key customers, sanitary laws, and in the case of churches, the spiritual lives of parishioners. Yet, in many cases, security awareness and training for these stewards remains limited to superficial levels.

Soft target stewards, including security officers, can and should gain deeper understanding of security plans and procedures via existing tools and techniques such as short, animated video clips during meal breaks, and assignment of certain roles and responsibilities such as evacuation, 911 calling, communication of observed risk indicators to other employees and managers, handling of suspicious packages, and other critical actions. Waiters and waitresses, ushers and umpires, lifeguards and leasing agents must now become a part of a policy and procedure development so that their role in the efficient management of an incident is rehearsed, focused, and instinctive.

Security Training Must be Inclusive

Those responsible for securing soft targets are familiar with the need to establish processes, procedures, roles, and responsibilities within security plans. Security leaders often correctly assert that they “own” these plans for the entity they are securing. Accountable security leadership is essential and advisable. However, security cannot occur in a vacuum and soft targets uniquely call for a more holistic, inclusive approach than currently employed.

Soft target defense is ill-served by a traditional binary approach that views security professionals as sole owners of security planning and execution, and constituents as solely those we protect. In fact, the softer the target, the more we must view every employee, vendor, contractor, and in some cases guest, as stewards of the security of that site.

Communication is Key

The best methods to implement a stewardship approach will vary with the nature of the location and the associated risk, but the concepts of “Deter, Detect, Delay and Deal” can be taught to employees who learn how to identify threats early, communicate and disseminate information efficiently, and react positively. Employees of all stripes can be taught process and procedure designed by professionals and instilled through scenario-based exercises and discussions that prompt independent thought and focus. When it comes to soft targets, protecting the crowd must, more than ever, incorporate the wisdom of the crowd, beginning with all employees and staff.

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The Correct Vitamin C Dosage for Your Health

It has been decades since widespread public knowledge about the efficacy of vitamin C came. It all began with Dr. Linus Pauling, a two time Nobel Prize laureate. He himself started taking a high vitamin C dosage in 1965. He died in 1994 at the age of 93. He believes that his death was delayed for 20 years because of his vitamin C intake, that went as high as 18,000 milligrams per day in later years. In his work on vitamin C, Dr. Pauling makes it clear that he believes that people can have an extra 12-18 years of life if one takes 3,200 to 12,000 milligrams of vitamin C per day. Corroborating his assertions in a study of 11,000 Americans where he postulates that intake of 300 mg of vitamin C per day (equivalent to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day) adds up to 6 years to a man’s life and 2 years to a woman’s life. Likewise, cardiovascular disease in this group declined significantly.

Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant. Human is one of the few animals that cannot produce this vitamin and therefore must get it from an external source. Fortunately, it is found abundantly in fruits and vegetables such as RED, papaya, tomato, and brussels sprouts. It is a supplement needed as insurance against the increased demands of aging.

Research on vitamin C dosage is so well known that many people probably know at least two or three effects of Vitamin C. The effects of optimal vitamin C dosage are wide-ranging. They have been postulated to immunize against cancer, saves arteries by driving up HDL, raises immunity by increasing production of lymphocytes; reverses biological clock by increasing white blood cell level in elderly; enhance adrenal function; improves sperm and restores male fertility; combats gum disease; suppresses high blood pressure; and regenerates Vitamin E and glutathione.

Vitamin C Dosage

Over the years, many research studies have concluded that Vitamin C is one of the safest and most non-toxic natural nutrients that can be taken. Both long-term and high oral intakes of up to 200,000 mg and intravenous doses of up to 300,000 mg of Vitamin C is safe and has no side effects. Likewise, studies show that there is no evidence of toxicity or side effects in giving late-stage cancer patients 50,000 mg of intravenous Vitamin C daily for up to 8 weeks. Moreover, AIDS patients were given anywhere between 25,000 to 125,000 mg of Vitamin C on a regular basis based on bowel tolerance without any side effects. Vitamin C is undeniably a safe supplement even when given in high doses over a long period of time.

Reports of heartburn from the use of over-the-counter Vitamin C occur in some cases ( primarily in those with a sensitive gastric lining) but they still remain virtually devoid of side effects. Diarrhea, a common occurrence when the intake of vitamin C exceeds the body’s tolerance level (BTL) is temporary and subside once vitamin C dosage is reduced. This is not considered a side effect but rather a sign of maximum saturation from oral ingestion.

Vitamin C dosage and heartburnThose with adrenal fatigue treatment, especially in the advanced stage, may experience increased anxiety and or fatigue with vitamin C. This is generally due to a clearance problem and not the vitamin C itself. Vitamin C is broken down into metabolites prior to its excretion from the body. If this breakdown process is dysfunctional or functionally sub-optimal ( as frequently seen in advanced adrenal weakness), the speed of clearance is reduced. As a result, metabolites accumulate and circulate in the body for a longer period of time. This excessive circulating metabolite can trigger a wide variety of “re-toxification” like symptoms including malaise, joint pain, anxiety, fatigue, heart palpitations, etc. These are not side effects of vitamin C.

Vitamin C and Iron

Vitamin C will enhance the absorption of iron many folds. However, for it to do so, it must be taken simultaneously with the iron. Both vitamin C and iron must be present together in the intestine for the positive effect to occur.

Vitamin C and Kidney Stones

Vitamin C intake is commonly confused for a build-up of kidney stones since studies have shown that it contributes to the increased production oxalates in the body. However, no evidence has surfaced to pinpoint Vitamin C as the sole culprit in the increase in kidney stones as there are other factors that contribute to the development of oxalates in the body.

When Vitamin C is taken, it is broken down into dehydroascorbic acid (DHAA). It is further metabolized and converted into diketogulonic acid. Finally, it is broken down and metabolized into exonic, xylose, threonic acid, or oxalic acid (oxalate).

Oxalate is the metabolic end product when the human body breaks down Vitamin C. The body cannot break oxalates down into smaller compounds. The confusion arises due to the presence of calcium oxalate, the primary component of kidney stones. Moreover, some suggest that the intake of Vitamin C promotes the development of these kidney stones due to the oxalates that are produced when Vitamin C is broken down by the human body. However, over the years a large body of studies has been compiled from credible research facilities and has shown that these assumptions are not true. In addition, many research studies have proven that Vitamin C actually decreases the chance of kidney stone formation. Furthermore, Jester’s statistical study in 1977 revealed that individuals with high Vitamin C intake had a lower risk of kidney stones as compared to individuals consuming the least amount of Vitamin C.

Build up of calcium oxalate stones in the kidney are caused by a number of factors. High Vitamin C intake when certain medical conditions are present is just one of many. Kidney stones are linked to the presence of heavy metal killing agents such as DMPS, DMS and EDTA, increased urinary calcium, reduced urinary magnesium, increased urinary cystine, increased urinary phosphorous, ageing, dehydration, over supplementation of calcium, pre-existing kidney insufficiency or failure, history of intestinal bypass or resection surgery, urinary tract infections, hyperparathyroidism, cirrhosis, diabetes, congestive heart failure, antibiotic therapy, prolonged bed rest, hypertension, increased alcohol intake, and ketogenic diet.

Vitamin C dosage and oxalatesTaking Vitamin C may increase the oxalate level in the urine. This is the reason why many think that prolonged administration of Vitamin C will increase calcium oxalates in the human body. However, there are certain researches that have shown a leveling of oxalate production even though Vitamin C dosing was continued. Furthermore, the human body excretes significant amounts of oral Vitamin C without being metabolized. In addition, Vitamin C does not have to be broken down to oxalates to be utilized by the human body. As much as 89% Vitamin C administered is eliminated as DHAA. The unoxidized form of this vitamin is readily restored from oxidized counterpart than from the metabolic breakdown product. In short, Vitamin C does not have to be broken down to oxalate before it is utilized by the body. No significant increase in oxalates was noticed in healthy men when given a dose of 4000 mg or less of Vitamin C.

Spinach, rhubarb, parsley, citrus fruits and especially tea are good sources of oxalates. Likewise, swiss chard, cocoa, chocolate, pepper, wheat germs, peanuts, refried beans, lime peel have high oxalate content. Just like the others mentioned, various soy-based food has high oxalate levels. In addition, a high protein food such as sartenes and herring roe also increase oxalate secretion in the body.

Researchers have shown the therapeutic role of Vitamin C. The studies have shown that Vitamin C is responsible for inhibiting the formation of calcium oxalate in individuals with a history of stone formation.

In spite of the numerous researches and studies, many women especially the elderly still take regular doses of calcium supplement. The excess calcium due to the supplements finds its way to other compounds in the system. The calcium is combined with oxalates that are already in high concentration in the human body. However, studies have shown that Vitamin C given with calcium carbonate and other oxalate sources can facilitate stone formation. Patients who develop kidney stones should take sodium ascorbate as Vitamin C supplement and must avoid calcium ascorbate with calcium supplements.

Proper monitoring of Vitamin C therapy, as well as other oxalate sources, must be done for patients with renal and kidney problems. Likewise, patients suffering from G6PD Deficiency and those with high levels of metal in their system must have professional assistance in monitoring their medication. Totally avoiding vitamin C is not a sound recommendation since the human body still needs this vitamin. No conclusive evidence has pinpointed Vitamin C as the sole cause of renal and kidney failure due to excess calcium oxalate crystal formation in normal people. However, proper dosage and monitoring must be observed. The decline in kidney function after Vitamin C therapy is due to dehydration and pre-existing kidney disease. In fact, these two are the major causes of the decline in kidney function. A careful study of the patient’s medical history must be done before putting the blame on Vitamin C. Proper hydration when medicating is always necessary. This will help prevent crystallization as well as a concentration of precipitates in the human body, which includes kidney stone crystals.

Vitamin C ingestion must be monitored to include patients with a G6PD deficiency as well as those with a high level of metals in their system.

Vitamin C and Pro-oxidation

Vitamin C dosage and antioxidantsVitamin C’s oxidant properties are found in low dosages (60 mg up to 2,000 mg). For its pro-oxidant properties to manifest, it requires high circulated or tissue level of one or more catalytic metals such as mercury or lead. Asides from Vitamin C, other antioxidants like glutathione and NAD have pro-oxidant capabilities. The primary factor needed for Vitamin C and other anti-oxidants to demonstrate pro-oxidant activity is the presence of catalytic metals like mercury and lead.

Only moderate levels of Vitamin C must be administered to people with Hemochromatosis and high iron disorder. Likewise, caution must be maintained for patients with Glucose – 6 – phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency when giving patients Vitamin C. The iron level in G6PD deficient cells detrimentally interacts with the Vitamin C. G6PD deficient cells rupture due to the presence of Vitamin C. It has also been shown that Vitamin C can promote a hemolytic crisis in individual with G6PD condition. However, it is difficult to predict its occurrence. To avoid complications, medical professionals should closely monitor the administration of Vitamin C in the presence of G6PD as well as chronic kidney insufficiency. Read More