As luck would have it, my light burned out in my bathroom last night and so cannot say if I passed anything or not but it definitely caused some rumbling and lots of trips to the bathroom and irritation. I was reading up on this protocol and it says to take 5000 per day in divided dosages. Here in Jordan this protocol alone would cost $50 a month. But if it helps then may be worth the investment. Dr. Mercola said anyone who took 6000 grams or more of vitamin c would add 20 years to their life. So I may up it to 6000. lol.