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Can too much vitamin c give you diarrhea

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Large doses of: Vitamin c can cause loose stools. The threshold is different for each person. How the vitamin c is formulated also makes a big difference.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
You bet: Vitamin c, is an essential nutrient , is water-soluble, and your body doesn't store more than it uses. Daily vitamin c from food is easy with a well-... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
You don't: 6, 000 g of anything is 6kg, or just> 13 lbs. You probably mean 6, 000 mg, which would be 6grams. 1 or 2 grams (! -2, 000 mg) should be more than enou... Read More
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Too much vitamin C: Use of the vitamin in the way you describe is unwarranted & unwise. Vitamin c (ascorbic acid) probably does not significantly alter the occurrence, s... Read More
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Mayoclinic.com/: For most people, a small glass of orange juice plus a serving of strawberries, chopped red pepper or broccoli provides enough vitamin c for the day. A... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can examine: Normal, healthy people do not have "constant tiredness," without a good reason. One's primary care doctor can follow along and look for reasons for fa... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Quite Possibly.: Drink large quantities of vitamin c can lead to frequent, loose bowel movements.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
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Certainly could be: Dehydration is always a concern with diarrhea and would be the most likely explanation for developing light-headedness after/with a period of diarrhea... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID concerns: Suspicion for COVID 19 is higher if you have at least 2 of these symptoms: temp of at least 99.6, Cough, Shortness of breath, Chills, Shivering, Musc... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vera Barnard
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Talk to a doctor: You have not mentioned why you took such a high dose of Vitamin C? Have you been exposed to a person you thought you could catch some infection from,... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Gastroenteritis: A viral gastrointestinal tract infection was likely and postviral fatigue often lingers for another weak or so. If excessive fatigue persists longer t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes.: Rda is less than 100 mg per day, and the benefits of giving more are debatable.

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