A 35-year-old member asked:
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what happens if you get too much vitamin c?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
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.
Answered on May 23, 2017
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
Answered on May 23, 2017

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
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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