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Dr. Randy Baker
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How much vitamin C should I take when fighting a cold?

How much vitamin C should I take when fighting a cold?

No answer: There is no evidence that taking vitamin c helps reduce the duration nor severity of a cold. Sorry. ...Read more

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How much vitamin C should I take with 325 mg of ferrous sulfate daily?

How much vitamin C should I take with 325 mg of ferrous sulfate daily?

Vitamin C: The quality of vitamin c tablets (and powder) is rather standard. The key thing to keep in mind is that vitamin c has a half-life of about 12 hours so no matter how much you take it will leave your body in that amount of time. Thus, it's best to take vitamin c twice daily, A.M. And P.M. Hope this helps. 500 to One K mg each time. ...Read more

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I am 33 years old female, how many gram of vitamin C should I take in a day?

I am 33 years old female, how many  gram of vitamin C should I take in a day?

None: Eat an orange or two every day. It's also a good source of fiber. Don't drink oj as it's not a good source of fiber and certainly not as filling. Check this out for other dietary sources of vitamin c: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002404.Htm. If you decide to eat a grapefruit daily, check w/your pharmacist to make sure you're not taking some medication that may be affected. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of mg of vitamin C should I take with glutathione?

Can you tell me what number of mg of vitamin C should I take with glutathione?

Why take it?: Unless we know why you are taking these medicines, it is hard to give you good advice. If you insist on taking it, Vitamin -C is pretty harmless. Most folks use 500mg (1 Tablet) daily. ...Read more

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Is 3000-6000mg of vitamin C too much to take daily?

Is 3000-6000mg of vitamin C too much to take daily?

NO- good idea!: 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. There is no evidence that 3-6, 000 mg is dangerous. It is my belief that such doses protect against heart disease, cancer and many other chronic diseases. ...Read more

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How much vitamin C does it take to be considered an over dose?

How much vitamin C does it take to be considered an over dose?

Bowels: Titrate to bowel tolerance. If it gives you diarrhea, it is too much. But for most people, vitamin c 500 mg twice daily is a good dose. ...Read more

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Is too much vitamin C harmful? I take a 500mg supplement everyday

Is too much vitamin C harmful? I take a 500mg supplement everyday

That's safe: I'm assuming you are otherwise healthy. It is probably not doing you any good or any harm. Very high doses can produce oxalate toxicity and ruin your kidneys. I think every physician here will agree with me that health doesn't come out of a pill bottle. You're in the prime of your manhood -- perhaps you are already undertaking, or considering, a major fitness ccommitment. More good than vitamins. ...Read more

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Is vitamin C with rose hips really better than regular vitamin c? And is it possible to take too much vitamin c?

Is vitamin C with rose hips really better than regular vitamin c? And is it possible to take too much vitamin c?

Cannot overdose: I do not know if it potentiates (makes more effective) to take rose hips. I do know that vitamin c is not fat soluble, and if taken in too much quantity can cause diarrhea, that is excreted. No lasting harm as far as i know. ...Read more

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