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A 35-year-old member asked:

What happens if you get too much vitamin c?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Vitamin C: Too much vitamin C will give you the runs. If this happens, back off the dose about 10 % until they stop. Taken orally, vitamin C lasts about 12 hours in your body. Better to take smaller doses twice daily. Peace and good health.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Bad: The side effects range from GI upset , headaches to kidney stones. There is no reason for most people to take vitamin C supplement since it does not prevent you from catching a cold as alleged. For more info, log on www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy.../vitamin-c/faq-20058030

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What can happen if you have too much vitamin c?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Vitamin C: Taking excessive amounts of Vitamin C can cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, loose stools, heartburn, abdominal cramping, bloating,headache and insomnia. It may be associated with oxalate renal calculi. It can lead to hemolytic anemia in patients with g6pd deficiency. Large doses of Vitamin C are contraindicated w g6pd deficiency, renal insufficiency, oxalate renal calculus formers, chronic
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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hemodialysis or in some forms of iron overload.
Aug 8, 2014
A 31-year-old member asked:

I'm curious what could happen when your body doesn't get enough vitamin c?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Vitamin C: deficiency (severe) can lead to scurvy.
New York, NY
A 43-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to get too much vitamin c from diet alone?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Vitamin C & diet: Our bodies excrete excess vitamin C, even in supplement form. So, no problem. Acidic content may be upsetting for stomach however. Peace and good health.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it dangerous for your body to get too much vitamin C?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Of course: Vitamin C,,like all water soluble vitamins should be "enough". If you are healthy a well-rounded multivitamin may be all that is advisable.

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