A 45-year-old member asked:
What is antidote to vitamin c overdose to miscarriage?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
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A 30-year-old member asked:
How much would be a vitamin C overdose?
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Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
No such thing unless: In general vitamin c is extremely safe and non-toxic and you can not overdose, in the sense of taking a quantity that would damage your health. There is a limit to how much you can absorb, and when this amount is exceeded you won't absorb any more and it will act as a laxative.The exception is people who have a hereditary g6pd deficiency, in which high doses of IV vit c can cause hemolytic anemia.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
What are the effects of vitamin C overdose?
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Psychiatry 30 years experience
Inconsequential : Vitamin c is water soluable, therefore amounts taken in excess of dietary needs are quickly excreted by the kidneys. Thus vitamin c has a very low toxicity. In rat studies the ld50 (dose that kills 50%) is very high. We have no data in humans to compare. One might expect diarrhea and/or abdominal cramping but nothing dangerous. If intentional overdose seek, psychiatric care immediately.
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Last updated Oct 30, 2013
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