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Hi, This is my first question and I would like to know how works this app. So I would like to know how many gramm of C-vitamin I need a day? Thanks!

Hi, This is my first question and I would like to know how works this app. So I would like to know how many gramm of C-vitamin I need a day? Thanks!

500-3000 mg 2x/day: While some authorities feel 60-90 mg is adequate, the Vitamin C Foundation recommends adults take 1000 mg of vit C 3x/day. Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling advised 6-18, 000 mg/day. Noted expert Thomas Levy MD advises 6-12, 000 mg/day. I personally take 1-2, 000 mg 2x/day. While lower doses prevent deficiency, I believe high doses protect against heart disease, cancer and many other chronic diseases. ...Read more

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Vitamin C (Definition)

Vitamin C is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Is vitamin C healthly?

Is vitamin C healthly?

Yes: The best source of vitamin C is a healthy diet consisting of lots of fruits and vegetables. Taking a pill won't substitute for eating healthy. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is vitamin C halflife?

What is vitamin C halflife?

Vitamin C: Half-life is 12 hours. So, take a does in the morning and again in the evening. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the maximal absorbtion of vitamin C?

What is the maximal absorbtion of vitamin C?

Varies: Good question. For those who encourage increasing your vitamin C intake like Linus Pauling. They talk about bowel tolerance or the point where the dose causes diarrhea. Practitioners that advocate taking extra C will say take a dose till you get loose stools then back off. For many people this is between 1 or 2 grams. Although for some higher and some lower. ...Read more

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Can vitamin C help?

Can vitamin C help?

OnlyIf Deficient: Vitamin C will help if you are deficient due to not getting daily requirement through your food. Since there are sommany sources of vitamin d including citrus food. Apples, strawberries, Acerola Cherries, papayas, black current, kiwi, and others,
Some people believe it helps with cold but according to studies you have to take several thousand mgm of this vitamin for that purpose. ...Read more

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Is 1000mg vitamin C a lot?

DailyRequirement60mg: 1000 mgm is a lot. Daily requirement of Vitamin C is 60mgm. You can get enough from your diet if you have citrus fruits/juices, tomato, papaya, green leafy vegetables like kale, kivi fruit, bell peppers, guava, brocolli, strawberriespeas. Some recommend supplement up to 1000 mgm but I don't exceed more than 500 mgm as large doses can cause diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, Calcium oxalate kidney stones etc. ...Read more

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What is rich in vitamin c?

What is rich in vitamin c?

Many fruits & vegies: Top sources of vitamin c include fruits, especially citrus, papayas, kiwi, strawberries, goji & acai berries, and vegetables, especially peppers, broccoli and kale. See http://www. Healthaliciousness. Com/articles/vitamin-c.Php. ...Read more

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Does vitamin C really work?

Does vitamin C really work?

For what?: Vitamin c really does prevent scurvy and help your immune system. It helps in growth and repair of tissues.
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Is lots of vitamin C good or bad?

Vitamin C is: Generally good for you. If you take too much you may get the runs. Daily maintenance dose would be one 1K tab in the a.m. and one 1K tab in the p.m. It only lasts in your body for about 12 hours so whatever you take needs to be in divided doses. If you have a cold or it's cold season it can be doubled. Beyond that, please see a nutritionist or integrative doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What foods are rich in vitamin c?

Vit c: Fresh fruits and vegetables most of them contain vit c! esp tomatoes, oranges, tangerine, lemon, lime, strawberry, blueberry, potatoes, mangoes, kiwi, passion fruit, pears, carrot, pineapple etc. ...Read more

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Does vitamin C help fight a cold?

Does vitamin C help fight a cold?

Vitamin C & colds: This topic has been debated. The data suggest that it can reduce duration of colds slightly but it does not prevent or reduce the severity of colds for most people. Some studies of people living in extreme circumstances, including soldiers in subarctic exercises, skiers, and marathon runners, have found a significant reduction in the risk of developing a cold with vitamin c by nearly 50%. ...Read more

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Should vitamin C be taken at night?

Should vitamin C be taken at night?

Day and night: I recommend everyone take 1000-2000 mg of vitamin c twice a day for general preventive purposes. Vitamin c does not stay in our bodies very long, so whatever you take in the morning won't be there at nite, so I advise taking vitamin c both morning and evening. ...Read more

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How will my body utilize vitamin c?

How will my body utilize vitamin c?

Vit c: Vit c is a water soluble vitamin and our body does not manufacture it so the supply we get is via food resources and the level can fluctuate a lot and is labile. Some patients who have malabsorption syndromes or gastric bypass or who travel a lot (like pirates) can develop a deficiency as well. It can lead to anemia and bruising/bleeding problems and affect wound healing and lead to psychosis etc. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitamin C everyday?

Vitamin C supplement: Taking vitamin c supplementation is generally safe if taken within the recommended daily allowance. The daily recommended dietary allowances (rdas) in adults are 90 mg for men and 75 mg for women. Higher doses of vitamin c (more than 2000 mg/day for adults) could lead to adverse reactions (heartburn, nausea, diarrhea, or kidney stones). ...Read more

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What is vitamin C good for in winter?

Vitamin c: Vitamin c, like all vitamins, are needed for existence. The best sources of all nutrients are from regular foot intake with a balanced diet using healthy food sources. Vitamin c is involved in multiple biochemical reactions in the human body. ...Read more

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What can expired vitamin C tablet do?

What can expired vitamin C tablet do?

Flush down toilet: If already taken are unlikely to have done any harm. There is usually a safe window after expiry dates, but getting rid of them is the most sensible approach. ...Read more

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Is vitamin C the best cure-all vitamin?

Is vitamin C the best cure-all vitamin?

No: There are no magic pills. The best "cure-all" has always been and remains eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. ...Read more

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How much vitamin C should I take daily?

How much vitamin C should I take daily?

None: Eat oranged, tomatoes and lots of fruit. ...Read more

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