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Hello, doctors. I was wondering if 1000mg of vitamin C gives you loose stools?

Hello, doctors. I was wondering if 1000mg of vitamin C gives you loose stools?

Large doses of: Vitamin c can cause loose stools. The threshold is different for each person. How the vitamin c is formulated also makes a big difference. ...Read more

Stool Is Green (Definition)

Stool is green is a symptom in which there is more greenish color, usually from bile, in the stool. Babies can have yellowish, yellow-greenish, or greenish stools sometimes and still be normal. A person can also get greenish stools during some ...Read more


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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

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

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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?

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?

Immaterial: 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

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Why is it necessary not to eat red meat vitamin C and chili and brocoli when taking a feces test?

Why is it necessary not to eat red meat vitamin C and chili and brocoli when taking a feces test?

Interferences: Red meat and chili are loaded with heme, which is what we're testing for. Vitamin c and is a reducing agent that may interfere with the chemistry, broccoli and horseradish have oxidizers that will interfere as well. ...Read more

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How can I avoid and treat vitamin C toxicity? Is green tea effective for treating vitamin C toxicity?

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

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Any home remedies for "inducing" a period and making it come earlier than scheduled? Rumored: extra vitamin c, green tea, ginger, masturbation?

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

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Can daily doses of vitamin c, selenium, & folic acid improve the body's defenses against hpv? What about a decaffeinated green tea extract supplement?

Lack of evidence: There is no peer-reviewed researched evidence to support use of these supplements to improve defenses against hpv. But eating a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables especially cruciferous and high in beta-carotene may be helpful. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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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.
Did you have a specific question? ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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Which types of food give you vitamin c?

Which types of food give you vitamin c?

Citrus fruits: Citrus fruits are generally by far the highest in vitamin c. Tomatoes are also a good source, as are many other fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on vitamin c?

Is it possible to overdose on vitamin c?

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

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What is the function of vitamin C usually?

What is the function of vitamin C usually?

Many: Vitamin c has many functions - a very important water soluble anti-oxidant, helps metabolize cholesterol into bile salts, helps in the production of collagen, helps control the absorption of copper and many more. ...Read more

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Vitamin c is good for what kinds of wounds?

Vitamin c is good for what kinds of wounds?

Vit c wounds: There are no studies of value that show that high doses of vitamin c are effective in wound healing compared to a usual daily intake of the vitamin through natural food sources. ...Read more

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Is vitamin C natural occurring or synthetic?

Vitamin C: Vitamin c is naturally occuring but is available as a synthetic also. ...Read more

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What kind of organic vegetables have vitamin c?

I depend on: Oranges! Grapefruits good unless your on statins.-most green vegetables have some. Ck with dietician your local hospital. ...Read more

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Can you get killed from overdosing on vitamin c?

Can you get killed from overdosing on vitamin c?

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

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