Does vitamin C help neutralize caffeine?

Does vitamin C help neutralize caffeine?

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  1. Vitamin C, a water soluble ascorbic acid, has nothing to do with coffee or anything else.
    If you were a sailor in the square riggers, sailing for months on end until the early 1800s, without any fruit at all, Vitamin C would protect you against Scurvy and loosing your teeth.
    Since you are not living in the era of the tall ships, from about 1400 – 1830, extra Vitamin C does NOTHING to you except make you pee an expensive pee.
    Nothing diminishes the effects of caffeine, except time.
    Good advice for a good sleep is, NO COFFEE after 4 pm.

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  2. Caffeine is detoxified (“neutralied”) by a liver enzyme known as Cytochrome P450 1A2 (AKA P1A2). This enzyme demythylates caffeine (aka trimethyl xanthine) to one of the related dimethyl forms which do not have stimulant effects, but do have some diuretic effect. There are two common forms of this enzyme (SNPs, or Polymorphisms) one of which has higher activity than the other. Depending on individual genetics, some people can detoxify caffeine more easily than others. You can find your own personal profile by getting one of the genetic health profile tests like 23andme and looking up the appropriate rsXXXXXX numbers for the corresponding P1A2 SNPs in the genetic database that you get back from the test.

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  3. If you drink lots of coffee or other beverages that contain higher amounts of caffeine when compared to others, producing high levels of caffeine in your blood will affect the Vitamin C concentration in your blood.
    What happens here is your body is being tricked into thinking you have a vitamin C deficiency.
    To try and up your Vitamin C levels you can consume things like Oranges, Grapefruit, Broccoli, Green Peppers, Spinach, Kale, Thyme, Parsley, Guavas.
    You should eat lots of fruit and vegetables. Try to eat your vegetables and fruits raw. When they’re cooked the vital nutrients is stripped from them.
    Hope this helped!

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  4. Not that I’ve ever heard of or read of, no: Vitamin C does not “neutralize caffeine”.
    So, if you have ingested a quantity of caffeine, then it will stay in your system, stimulating your heart, making your thoughts race and likely disrupting your sleep/wake cycle, for about 12 hours.

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  5. Caffeine is a base and vitamin C is an acid. In that sense it will neutralize caffeine, but I am not aware of any ability to neutralize the stimulant effects or other physiological actions of caffeine.

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