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Green Stool And Vitamin C
Is loose stool always unhealthy? I drink a lot of water and eat a lot of salad. I also take around 700mg of vitamin C a day
Not always: Generally loose stools mean that things are moving relatively quickly through your intestines, which water and salad would encourage.700mg of vit. C is unlikely to affect this. Conversely, hard dense stool has spent a long time transiting the intestines. In general, it is healthier to have food and waste move quickly thru the GI tract than linger too long, so loose stools are often not a problem. ...Read more
I have my stool light brown color, usually is dark brown. I'm also having a flu and is this from orange juice (Vitamin C) or something else?
The change in the color of the stool you described is not a clinically meaningful issue.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Can anything besides vitamin C cause false neg on an fobt? Months now w/dark red gunk in cracks of stool. Really looks like blood but ez detect test neg. I drink energy drinks w/a lot of citric acid?
Yes: Yes many foods can. However, if you use fit (fecal immunochemical test) there is no food restriction. ...Read more
Vitamin c overdose? Ev.day w lunch Iwill drink two 300ml apple juice w100% vit. C + 2 & 1/2 Navel oranges. Lately stool is looser& hv slight abd. Cramps
I have had black or dark green stools for over a month. Sometimes I have horrible stomach crampis anything th be concerned about? Why the dark green stool? I have not had any greens or vitamins.
How can I avoid and treat vitamin C toxicity? Is green tea effective for treating vitamin C toxicity?
Vitamin C: There is no scientific evidence that large amounts of vitamin C (up to 10 grams/day in adults) exert any adverse or toxic effects. An upper level of 2 grams/day is recommended in order to prevent some adults from experiencing diarrhea and gastrointestinal disturbances. To treat "toxicity"??? stop taking supplements. It should be urinated out quickly. ...Read more
Yes: There should be no problem taking them together. ...Read more
Any home remedies for "inducing" a period and making it come earlier than scheduled? Rumored: extra vitamin c, green tea, ginger, masturbation?
See answer: Scientific backing for claims that certain herbs and foods can induce a period is lacking; however, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence and folk wisdom suggesting that some foods can help start a late period naturally: vit c, ginger tea, parsley, celery, black cohosh, motherwort, dong quai, white peony, etc. Keep in mind that all herbs carry some risk with use and can interact with medications. ...Read more
I drank a lot of ginger honey tea, and green tea + orange juice and spicy foods and then got diarrhea. Did vitamin C cause it?
Can daily doses of vitamin c, selenium, & folic acid improve the body's defenses against hpv? What about a decaffeinated green tea extract supplement?
The pregnancy test was negative, I drank green tea, parsley and high dosage of vitamin C. I have cramps. And my period hasn't come but I'm PMSing?
Not pregnant: It's so frustrating to have PMS symptoms and yet not to have one's period. There's not much you can do other than speak to your doctor if it lasts for too long (or happens repeatedly each month) about using some progesterone to provoke a period. To my knowledge, there have been no studies showing that herbal medications work to provoke a period. But provera (medroxyprogesterone) does work. ...Read more
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
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
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
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. ...Read more
Yes: Anything in excess can kill. The difference between a poison and a medicine is the dose. Even water in excess can kill. Vitamin c is extremely safe so you would have to takes gobs of it to do harm but I would not recommend taking more than one gram (1000 mg) of vitamin c per day because the risk for developing kidney stones starts to increase at this dose. Hope this helps. ...Read more