A 55-year-old member asked:
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is taking too much vitamin c bad for children and adults?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to be a pbm: Vitamin c is a water soluble vitamin that you start dumping into your urine as soon as it reaches a level above the bodies need. It does not store in the body & produce overuse disorders like some. It's value in health is certainly critical for those with deficiencies, but value for other issues is questionable.Americans have some of the most expensive pee in the world.
Answered on May 3, 2019

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