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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin C (Overview)

Vitamin C is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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What is vitamin C good for in winter?

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

Dr. Randy Baker
594 Doctors shared insights

Vitamin C (Overview)

Vitamin C is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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Is it ok to take vitamin C everyday?

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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Can I use vitamin C with rosehip for natural abortion??

Can I use vitamin C with rosehip for natural abortion??

Natural abortion? NO: Never undertake a "natural abortion" or attempt to cause a miscarriage on your own. Any termination of pregnancy should be carried out by a physician to avoid serious danger to yourself and your fetus. Seek a doctors assistance. Attempting to terminate a pregnancy in your own may be at best ineffective, and at worst terribly dangerous, and even life threatening. ...Read more

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I was worried bout being preg but I've had two periods since I used vitamin C to make the second one come sooner shld I still be worried?

I was worried bout being preg but I've had two periods since I used vitamin C to make the second one come sooner shld I still be worried?

Use of Vitamin C: In attempts to abort a fetus - is VERY DANGEROUS. All of these types of approaches work through toxicity. Whatever is toxic to the fetus is also toxic to you. Take a PREGNANCY TEST if you want to know if you are pregnant. PLEASE do NOT attempt home abortions in the future. ...Read more

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Is it less effective to take vitamin C with juice?

Is it less effective to take vitamin C with juice?

No: It is perfectly fine to take vitamin c with juice. There is a limit to how much vitamin c one can absorb at one time, so it is more effective to take small amounts frequently than large amounts less frequently. See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminc-healthprofessional/
for more information. ...Read more

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How do antioxidants like vitamin C work in the body?

How do antioxidants like vitamin C work in the body?

Antioxidants: Antioxidants like vitamin c, fish oil, vitamin e, and others prevent the formation of free radicals. It is widely believed that free radicals are responsible for triggering diseases like cancer, and cardiac disease. ...Read more

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I've done everything for a UTI nothing works! Will taking 1000mg of vitamin C supplement daily help prevent them?

I've done everything for a UTI nothing works! Will taking 1000mg of vitamin C supplement daily help prevent them?

No: If you truly have medically proven recurrent utis multiple times/year, you need to undergo further evaluation. Make sure you have actually been tested and not just treated based on symptoms. Other issues may present with symptoms like a UTI such as yeast or vaginitis. Consider evaluation by a urologist for kidney, ureteral, or bladder abnormalities. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin C with oxytetracycline?

Is it safe to take vitamin C with oxytetracycline?

Drug Interference: In some cases, taking Oxytetracycline may deplete or interfere with the function of the vitamin c. ...Read more

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Is there any vitamin more toxic than vitamin c?

Is there any vitamin more toxic than vitamin c?

Excess vitamin C: Is not absorbed by the body. However some fat soluble vitamins can build up. This could lead to Hypervitaminosis A, Hypervitaminosis D,
Hypervitaminosis E & Hypervitaminosis K. ...Read more

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How (neuro) toxic and eventually life threatening is excess amount of tyrosine in the absence or very low presence of vitamin c?

How (neuro) toxic and eventually life threatening is excess amount of tyrosine in the absence or very low presence of vitamin c?

Confusion here: Tyrosine is an amino acid, helpful in certain brain and mood disorders when taken as a supplement. Vitamin c is a water soluble vitamin, rarely measured accurately, considered safe to 5000 mg/ day supplementation by a famous physician who remained healthy and researching until his late 90's. A low vitamin c level can be corrected immediately. Your problems sound vascular/ hormonal, not toxic. ...Read more

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Are there negative side effects to taking large doses of slow release vitamin C to avoid colds?

Are there negative side effects to taking large doses of slow release vitamin C to avoid colds?

Yes but mild: Typically large doses of vitamin c are well tolerated as long as you're well hydrated - GI adverse effects like diarrhea or nausea can occur at very high doses. ...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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Which other vitamins are vital for your immune system besides vitamin c?

Which other vitamins are vital for your immune system besides vitamin c?

All vitamins: All vitamins are vital to us, the problem is when they are deficient. If you have a balanced and healthy diet, you should not need to worry about it. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from the effects of scurvy and does taking more vitamin C speed up the process?

How long does it take to recover from the effects of scurvy and does taking more vitamin C speed up the process?

Vitamin C deficiency: Scurvy is a condition caused by deficiency in vitamin c, and supplemental vitamin c is the treatment. Scurvy is almost unheard of today, because vitamin c is present in so many fresh foods (including both vegetables and fresh meat). It used to occur on long ship journeys when all the food was preserved and contained no vitamin c. The prevention was a lime a day for the sailors ("limeys"). ...Read more

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Do you know if life brand's vitamin C 500mg contain bioflavonoids?

Read ingredients: Many companies make vitamin c with or without bioflavonoids so you have to read the ingredients list which must be on the label to know what is in the product. ...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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Is it true that overdosing vitamin C can really make a person whiter? Is glutathione even effective?

Is it true that overdosing vitamin C can really make a person whiter? Is glutathione even effective?

No and yes: Vitamin c is almost impossible to "overdose" on- if you take excessive amounts you stop absorbing it & it has a laxative effect. I have never heard it making anyone "whiter" in any dose.
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant with many health benefits. It can be very beneficial when given iv. It is not well-absorbed orally unless given in liposomal form or as acetyl glutathione-these are effective. ...Read more

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What can happen if you have too much vitamin c?

What can happen if you have too much vitamin c?

Vitamin C: Taking excessive amounts of Vitamin C can cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, loose stools, heartburn, abdominal cramping, bloating, headache and insomnia. It may be associated with oxalate renal calculi. It can lead to hemolytic anemia in patients with g6pd deficiency. Large doses of Vitamin C are contraindicated w g6pd deficiency, renal insufficiency, oxalate renal calculus formers, chronic ...Read more

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Can taking too many vitamin C supplements with birth control cause it to be less effective?

Can taking too many vitamin C supplements with birth control cause it to be less effective?

No- maybe more!: If anything, vitamin c may make oral contraceptives more effective by reducing the rate at which your liver clears estrogen from your system, thus slightly raising estrogen levels in some women- this is probably not clinically significant. Vitamin c also improves absorption of the iron it contains. ...Read more

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

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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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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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