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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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What side effects occur in a child if he was overdosed with ascorbic acid during childhood?

What side effects occur in a child if he was overdosed with ascorbic acid during childhood?

Probably none: While overdosing any vitamin is never recommended, vitamin c is readily excreted in the urine so any excess Ascorbic Acid (vitamin c) doesn't usually build up in the body or cause long-term problems. ...Read more

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Which side effects occur on to a child if he is overdosed with ascorbic acid during childhood?

Which side effects occur on to a child if he is overdosed with ascorbic acid during childhood?

Lots!: He could get belly pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, painful urination, bloody urine, headache, flushing, lightheadedness, kidney stones, or even an allergic reaction (hives, facial swelling, etc.). Also Ascorbic Acid (vitamin c) can interact or interfere with medications. Talk to his doctor about your concerns, and have him seen right away if he's having symptoms. ...Read more

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Which antioxidant vitamin or supplement is harmless or have no side effect ?? Grape seed extract ,vitamin c (ascorbic acid) etc.. Plz advise thx...

Which antioxidant vitamin or supplement is harmless or have no side effect ?? Grape seed extract ,vitamin c (ascorbic acid) etc.. Plz advise thx...

Careful: Becareful with supplements. Many are very helpful, when taken with some prescription medications you may get undesired effects. Also combination of supplements are not designed to work together. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using vitamin C injection?

INJECTION?: Injectable vitamin c? You got me on this one, never heard of it. Any one of my fellow physicians out there can educate this person and me? ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking vitamin c ?

Diarrhea. : Better health, less illness, and diarrhea is your gut is sensitive to the dose or preparation you choose to take. The whole vitamin c complex is more effective than plain ascorbic acid. ...Read more

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Side effects of vitamin C at 1000mg a day - is that a lot?

Usually none & no: Vitamin c is extremely safe. Excessive doses (usually over 5000 mg a day) can cause a laxative effect. Vit. C can interact with certain medications, esp. Coumadin (warfarin) (which interacts with everything!). Concerns that high doses of vit c can cause kidney stones are unproven, in fact there is no good evidence of harm from high doses of c. See http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitaminc/. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of vitamin C overdose?

What are the side effects of vitamin C overdose?

Mineral deficiencies: Mega dose vitamin c can actually be dangerous. It is true that vitamin c is water soluble & you will excrete any vitamin c that you don't use. However, in order to excrete vitamin c in your urine, you must also excrete minerals as well. Therefore, excess vitamin c can lead to mineral deficiencies, especially a copper deficiency. Be very cautious in megadosing any vitamin or mineral or amino acid. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of vitamin C over-consumption?

What are the possible side effects of vitamin C over-consumption?

Mineral deficiencies: Mega dose vitamin c can actually be dangerous. It is true that vitamin c is water soluble & you will excrete any vitamin c that you don't use. However, in order to excrete vitamin c in your urine, you must also excrete minerals as well. Therefore, excess vitamin c can lead to mineral deficiencies, especially a copper deficiency. Be very cautious in megadosing any vitamin or mineral or amino acid. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of vitamin C megadoses to fight flu symptoms?

Are there any side effects of vitamin C megadoses to fight flu symptoms?

Laxative effect: Vitamin c is extremely safe. Excessive doses (usually over 5000 mg a day) can cause a laxative effect, but it is advised to take it until you get loose stools when you have the flu. Vit. C can interact with certain medications, esp. Coumadin (warfarin) (which interacts with everything!). See http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitaminc/ see my comment for more info. ...Read more

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Vitamin c Abilify (aripiprazole) is there side effects with vitamin C ?

Vitamin c Abilify (aripiprazole) 
   is there side effects with vitamin C ?

None: According to a quick literature search and a drug interaction software program, i could not find any interactions between vitamin c and abilify (aripiprazole). Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much vitamin C other than yellow urine?

Not yellow urine: Vit c does not cause yellow urine - it's the b vits that do that. If you take too much vit c you will have loose stools or diarrhea till your body gets rid of the excess. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much vitamin C besides yellow pee?

What are the side effects of too much vitamin C besides yellow pee?

More not nec better: There often seems to be this belief that if vitamin c (or any other herb, supplement, vitamin) is good for you, more is better. Firstly most of these probably have no benefit. Excess of them, certainly have a downside, in particular the lipid soluble vitamins (such as a, d, e, and k), which stay for long periods of time in the fat cells of the body (like thc). Diseases such as hypervitaminosis a. ...Read more

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What side effects occur in a child if he is mildly overdosed with daily supplements of vitamin c?

What side effects occur in a child if he is mildly overdosed with daily supplements of vitamin c?

Mineral deficiencies: Mega dose vitamin c can actually be dangerous. It is true that vitamin c is water soluble & you will excrete any vitamin c that you don't use. However, in order to excrete vitamin c in your urine, you must also excrete minerals as well. Therefore, excess vitamin c can lead to mineral deficiencies, especially a copper deficiency. Be very cautious in megadosing any vitamin or mineral or amino acid. ...Read more

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Takin vitamin C 500mg evryday for skin lightening.hw long should I take it fr results and if there's any side effects on takin everyday or longtime?

Takin vitamin C 500mg evryday for skin lightening.hw long should I take it fr results and if there's any side effects on takin everyday or longtime?

Stop doing this: The vitamin C probably won't work. Very big doses can wreck your kidneys. Here in the United States, where world trends are set, trying to change your natural skin color or caring about someone else's is considered the height of ignorance. Topical skin lighteners can seriously disfigure you. Use sunscreen as you should, and embrace whatever Nature gave you ...Read more

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Can pure ascorbic acid be taken sublingually?

Yes, definitely: Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is the major antioxidant. You can use drops, capsules or tablets as a sublingual to be easily digested under the tongue. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Cecon (ascorbic acid) is for what?

Cecon (ascorbic acid) is for what?

Vitamin C : Ascorbic acid is readily available in most diets in the us, but lack of vitamin c causes scurvy. Needed to maintain skin, cartilage, tooth, bone and blood vessel health. It is an antioxident in the body. ...Read more

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