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How does vitamin C help with treating Acute Bronchitis?

How does vitamin C help with treating Acute Bronchitis?

Not really: Large doses of vitamin c "might" help shorten a common cold; however, the amount needed would cuase upset stomach. You are better off using zinc lozenges (Cold-Eze) and dark brown honey, hot steam showers and forcing fluids 8-10 glasses/day. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Bronchitis (Definition)

Typical symptoms of bronchitis can include: cough that brings up mucus, shortness of breath, wheezing, mild fever, feeling tired, discomfort of the chest. Bronchitis is deemed to be chronic when cough with mucus are present most days for a ...Read more


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Chronic vertigo any treatments? Trying vitamin C and garlic

Chronic vertigo any treatments? Trying vitamin C and garlic

Get it checked: If your dizziness is brought on by a certain movement (turning in bed), then it may be bppv and the epley may be indicated. Bppv is usually short lived... 6 weeks to several months. If your dizziness is chronic... It should be checked and I would avoid using vestibular suppressants, they will hinder your body's recovery. See your local ENT if you have had this a while. ...Read more

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I take folic acid with vitamin C with iron & zinc tablets all with each other as I am not pregnant but diagnosed as chronic anemia & depression?

I take folic acid with vitamin C with iron & zinc tablets all with each other as I am not pregnant but diagnosed as chronic anemia & depression?

Chronic anemia: There are several types of "anemia" which can be helped by taking iron and folic acid, and you might also add vitamin B. If the anemia is caused by iron deficiency, you might need more than the iron in standard vitamins. See your healthcare provider for guidance. There are more complicated causes sometimes and you need further testing to be certain. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to take a vitamin C supplement daily for a healthy male in late 20's?

Is it beneficial to take a vitamin C supplement daily for a healthy male in late 20's?

Not indicated: It is not necessary for an otherwise healthy male in late 20s to take a vitamin c supplement. But it woudn't hurt take some within reason. It would be better to get vitamins from whole foods. ...Read more

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What can expired vitamin C tablet do?

What can expired vitamin C tablet do?

Flush down toilet: If already taken are unlikely to have done any harm. There is usually a safe window after expiry dates, but getting rid of them is the most sensible approach. ...Read more

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Can I take a vitamin C capsule everyday?

Can I take a vitamin C capsule everyday?

Yes: By definition vitamins are substances we need to ingest every single day for optimal health. While one can get vitamin c through diet there may be significant benefits to taking additional c such as boosting immune function ; reducing risk of heart disease, cancer ; other chronic illnesses. I advise 1-2000 mg 2x/day. For more see http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-c-ascorbic-acid. ...Read more

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How much of vitamin C one ciggarette use?

How much of vitamin C one ciggarette use?

25-100 mg: I've read that each cigarette depletes our bodies of 25 mg of vit c but am not sure where that number comes from. Many experts advise smokers consume at least 2000 mg of c/day, which is 100 mg per cig if you smoke a pack a day. This won't totally protect you from the immense damage caused by smoking but will reduce that damage somewhat. See
http://www. Mcvitamins. Com/health%20opponents/smoking. Htm. ...Read more

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Vitamin c what is it good for besides colds?

Vitamin c what is it good for besides colds?

Vit c: It is good for health of bones, joints, cartilages, ligaments, tendons, any connective tissue in your body. It helps with anemia, helps with brain function and deficiency can lead to scorbutic psychosis and memory problems. Extremely imp for dental health that is for gums and teeth. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to overdose on vitamin c?

Not in the classic: Sense because it is water soluble. 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 renal calculi. It can lead to hemolytic anemia in patients with g6pd deficiency. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take 1 yr expired vitamin c?

You could, but: I wouldn't. After the expiration date, the product will start to degrade. ...Read more

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Does a daily chewable vitamin C really work for adults.?

Really work for what: What is it that you're trying to achieve w/daily chewable vitamin c? And at what dose? Sure, it can help prevent scurvey but that hasn't been a major issue for quite some time now. Prevent cancer, stroke, etc? Randomized controlled studies demonstrate no benefit. However, vitamin c levels are a good marker of fruit & vegetable consumption & thus linked to inverse risk of diabetes. No proof of caus. ...Read more

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Does taking vitamin C really keep you from getting sick?

Overdoses of: The fat soluble vitamins: a, d, e &k are of concern. The others, including c, are easily flushed on a daily basis. Daily dose 200mg-6gm are used. Linus paulng advocated huge doses as a preventitive. No side effects reported. Acorbic acid is an anti-oxidant. Aid in wound healing.? Scurvy. ...Read more

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How are synthetic and natural vitamin C distinguished from each other?

Same chemical but...: Both natural & synthetic vit. C are the same chemical, ascorbic acid, so most feel there's no difference but most synthetic is from gmo corn, which I feel is wise to avoid. Natural c usually has beneficial flavonoids too. See http://vitamincfoundation. Org/naturalc. Htm for the argument that there is essentially no difference & see comment for link to the argument in favor of natural vit c. ...Read more

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How can I determine if the vitamin C in the tablet is synthetic or not?

How can I determine if the vitamin C in the tablet is synthetic or not?

Doesn't make...: Any difference! The molecules are identical. I can say, that the natural cs frequently come with other factors, such as bioflavinoids, and they will say that on the label. No one should take more than 300mg of c/ day! Excess c is associated with greater all cause mortality! ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on vitamin C by eating foods containing it, and what are the affects?

Vitamin C: Vitamin c is safe in amounts normally obtained from foods. Vitamin c supplements are also generally regarded as safe in most individuals in recommended amounts, although side effects are rarely reported, including nausea, vomiting, heartburn, abdominal cramps, and headache. Dental erosion may occur from chronically chewing vitamin c tablets. (see comment). ...Read more

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Is vitamin C ascorbic acid?

Is vitamin C ascorbic acid?

Yes: It comes in several forms with the most common being sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid. ...Read more

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What does vitamin C do for the skin?

What does vitamin C do for the skin?

Vitamin C is a: Good immune system booster. Perhaps you are thinking of Vitamin E, which helps w/skin dryness, as do many good fats and oils such as coconut oil and olive oil. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How much would be a vitamin C overdose?

How much would be a vitamin C overdose?

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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Can I take vitamin C for skin whitning?

Can I take vitamin C for skin whitning?

Don't do it: It won't work, and I also hope you won't try to lighten your skin in any other way. Topical agents will disfigure you. In the usa, judging a person by skin color is the height of ignorance, and this is becoming the norm worldwide. Stay fit to look good, learn useful skills to be effective at work and with others, and enjoy whatever genetic skin tone mother nature gave you. ...Read more

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Can too much vitamin C cause a headache?

Can too much vitamin C cause a headache?

Overdoses of: The fat soluble vitamins: a, d, e &k are of concern. The others, including c, are easily flushed on a daily basis. It sems unlikely that a common complaint ith many causes, headache, could be another cause of headache. Linus paulng advocated huge doses as a preventitive. No side effects reported. ...Read more

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Is it possible tohave a vitamin C overdose?

Is it possible tohave a vitamin C overdose?

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 liposomal vitamin C and how does it work?

What is liposomal vitamin C and how does it work?

Fool's gimmick: You're only 18 years old and probably have a good heart. The "healing miracle" claims made for this particular stuff ("Cure for Ebola! ") can't possibly be true. At your age, you don't want to believe that the world is so full of money-making fakery -- but it is. Talk with a science teacher at your school for guidance in recognizing obvious untruths -- for the sake of your survival in a bad world. ...Read more

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Is vitamin C capsules is good for skin if I take them?

Vit C and skin: Vitamin c has many functions in skin health -- it helps especially in collagen synthesis. It may also help with photoprotection, and reduce inflammatory lesions in acne it can be applied topically or taken as a supplement. Please discuss with your dermatologist. Http://tinyurl. Com/l5acb8p. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics, steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin C (Definition)

Vitamin C is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more