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What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin C for children aged 7/8 with the weight in the high 70s/low 80s? It is for immune system health.

What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin C for children aged 7/8 with the weight in the high 70s/low 80s? It is for immune system health.

Vit C: Vit C is water-soluble, which means the body will use only what it needs. The amount recommended, RDA, varies depending upon patient age as well as the purpose for taking the vitamin. So for a 7/8 year old the RDA is 25 mg and the UL (upper limit) safe to give is 650 mg daily. For anti cancer, cold, & antioxidant benefits the recommendations start at 200 mg daily, See PMD. ...Read more

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What dosage is considered "mega dosing" for Vitamin C? I try not to take too much, currently at 1000 mg per day.

What dosage is considered "mega dosing" for Vitamin C? I try not to take too much, currently at 1000 mg per day.

Per consumerlab.com:: Per consumerlab.com: your intake is pretty high, & the recommended daily intake of vitamin C for adults is only 75 mg to 120 mg, with an additional 35 mg for smokers. Very high doses of vitamin C are known to cause gastric discomfort, diarrhea, may actually increase risk of cataracts, reduce effectiveness of some drugs, risk liver damage (with Tylenol), risk some kidney stones, interfere with many lab tests. ...Read more

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What is the recommended dosage and the maximum dosage of vitamin C for a 9-year-old child?

What is the recommended dosage and the maximum dosage of vitamin C for a 9-year-old child?

45-1200 mg/day: According to the office of dietary supplements, the recommended daily amount of vitamin c for a 9 year-old is 45 mg, and the upper safe limit is 1200 mg. Here is a link for more information:http://ods. Od. Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminc-quickfacts/. ...Read more

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Can a large dosage of vitamin c daily induce periods?

Can a large dosage of vitamin c daily induce periods?

No but...: It can reefers with the absorption of other nutrients. Some vitamins are fat soluble (A, D,E, K) and so when you take "megadoses" you just enrich the manufacturers. The others (C. And the cluster of B's) are water-soluble) so you mainly pee them out. Your periods and their timing depend on your level of gonadal hormones not your vitamin levels. ...Read more

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Can vitamin C cause abortion? Name the vitamin C without bioflavinoids to cause abortion and its dosage for 19yrs girl

Can vitamin C cause abortion? Name the vitamin C without bioflavinoids to cause abortion and its dosage for 19yrs girl

Possibly if early: First, you say you don't know if you're pregnant. If you are late for your period take a home pregnancy test to find out.
There are reports that 500 mg of Ascorbic Acid without bioflavinoids every hour (including waking a couple times at nite) is often effective if done within 4 weeks of conception. No research proves (or disproves) this. See http://www.Sisterzeus. Com/hsp1shlp. Htm for details. ...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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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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What would be generally considered a high dose of vitamin c?

What would be generally considered a high dose of vitamin c?

I say 2000 mg: I personally don't recommend more than 2000 mg or so. While your body can't really overdose on vitamin c, since it's water-soluble and the body just excretes whatever amount it doesn't need, you can get kidney stones from taking too much vitamin c, hence the limits. ...Read more

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Is taking too much vitamin C bad for children and adults?

Unlikely to be a pbm: Vitamin c is a water-soluble vitamin that you start dumping into your urine as soon as it reaches a level above the bodies need. It does not store in the body & produce overuse disorders like some. It's value in health is certainly critical for those with deficiencies, but value for other issues is questionable. Americans have some of the most expensive pee in the world. ...Read more

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What dose of vitamin C do you recommend for absorbing 14 mg of iron?

500-1000 mg: Interesting question- I searched for a good answer and while there is universal agreement that vit c significantly increases iron absorption, I couldn't find much info on dose except this study that found the more c one took up to 1000 mg the better the absorption: see http://ajcn. Nutrition. Org/content/30/2/235. Abstract
14 mg is a low dose. Men should not take iron if not deficient- see comment:. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give 5 and 6 year old children adult size vitamin C pill every day?

Age and vit c: In this age group it is better to use the natural fruits and vegetable resources of vit c and use a liquid formulation of vit c but that also not daily, maybe 2-3 x per week. ...Read more

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Is it ok for children to have vitamin C chewable tablets? Each tablet has 500mg of vitamin c. My kids are 14, 11 and 9 (might have sent this 2x, sorry)

Is it ok for children to have vitamin C chewable tablets? Each tablet has 500mg of vitamin c.  My kids are 14, 11 and 9 (might have sent this 2x, sorry)

Better if buffered: Vitamin c is beneficial for children & adults 500 mg they are like candy that's good for you! However, there is the potential for chewable vit c tablets to erode dental enamel due to their acidity. This risk is greatly reduced if you choose a buffered c tablet with sodium or calcium ascorbate instead of ascorbic acid. If what you have is not buffered, brush teeth after using & choose buffered next! ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with rosacea, is it true that lysine & vitamin C can help? If it does what's the right dose?

I have been diagnosed with rosacea, is it true that lysine & vitamin C can help? If it does what's the right dose?

Sorry: Lysine will do nothing. Vitamin c will do nothing. Both of these are in most of your foods anyway. Don't be a sucker. Not every case is the same. Do you have eye symptoms? Pustules? Red face? See a dermatologist. Bring with you every pill, vitamin, herb, ; prescription used recently. You may benefit from cream (gel) or pill or both. ...Read more

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Can an excess of vitamin C supplements be harmful to children?

Can an excess of vitamin C supplements be harmful to children?

No : Water soluble vitamins are excreted out, yet do not give anything in excess and more than needed. ...Read more

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Whether high-dose injections of vitamin C is good for skin health?

Whether high-dose injections of vitamin C is good for skin health?

Not recommended: Vitamin C has many purported uses and benefits. There is even some evidence that high dose IV infusion might be beneficial in cancer treatment. But there is no evidence that injections are beneficial for skin health. And there is some evidence that doses greater than 2000 mg may be unsafe. On other hand, TOPICAL vitamin C--skin creams containing vitamin C--might improve wrinkled skin. ...Read more

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What's the best dose for vitamin C and D for a healthy 22 yr old? Thanks a lot in advance, I love you doctors for your time and love!

What's the best dose for vitamin C and D for a healthy 22 yr old? Thanks a lot in advance, I love you doctors for your time and love!

Vitamins C & D: Help w/immunity and other things. Please consult w/doc or a natural health expert as to how to supplement C & D. C needs to be taken in divided doses because it only lasts about 12 hrs in the body. D3 level eventually needs to be between 50 & 80 say the experts. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My friend wanted to know if a high dose of vitamin C can cause her pregnancy to terminate?

My friend wanted to know if a high dose of vitamin C can cause her pregnancy to terminate?

Probably not: Usually high dose vitamin c will cause diarrhea if not tolerated well. It can also cause hypoglycemia and low potassium depending on the dose and timing of ingestion. Orally ingested high dose vitamin c usually results in just diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can a 500 mg dose of vitamin c give you kidney stones or is it unlikely?

Can a 500 mg dose of vitamin c give you kidney stones or is it unlikely?

Yes: Kidney stones are comprised of various minerals, and chemical factors of an individual's urine will affect which minerals can precipitate out to form stones. For instance, increased urinary concentration of oxalate can increase the risk of calcium oxalate-based stones. The body metabolizes Vitamin C into oxalate, so theoretically Vitamin C supplementation can increase one's risk for stones. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find a doctor that treats cancer with high dose vitamin c?

Wanted to know where can I find a doctor that treats cancer with high dose vitamin c?

Please be wise: Please be wise and don't waste your time and effort. High dose vitamin c does not work and would not do anything to your cancer. Please go to see an oncologist whom you can trust and discuss in detail about your disease and treatment options. I know that you are trying to find anything that can help you treat the cancer-but high dose vit c is not the answer. It is your life, be wise & think twice. ...Read more

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My last period, I took high dose of vita C I was told it would jump-start my period cuz it was light, now I'm a few days late for my new period, could the high doses of vitamin c during my period last month thrown off my cycle?

Not by much,: I don't think. Your body is such a finely integrated machine that I would be reluctant to say it couldn't have ANY affect. Just like even minor illnesses, disruptions in sleep, travel and stress can all impact your period. But water-soluble vitamin C, for which any excess is flushed out of your system, should not have had much of an impact. I suggest normal cycle variability. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Plz suggest me some Ayurvedic or home made safe procedures to abort pregnancy of 1-2 weeks & is high dose of vitamin C, a solution to it?

Plz suggest me some Ayurvedic or home made safe procedures to abort pregnancy of 1-2 weeks & is high dose of vitamin C, a solution to it?

None available: A safe and reliable home-made potion or procedure has not been invented or discovered, so it's time to do things the traditional way... Meaning, see the ob-gyn doctor together to discuss all the options. ...Read more

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Can I be preg if I got what it seemed to be 2 periods w/ cramps (high dose vitamin c) 6 negative home Preg test... They were taken 9 weeks after sex.?

Can I be preg if I got what it seemed to be 2 periods w/ cramps (high dose vitamin c) 6 negative home Preg test... They were taken 9 weeks after sex.?

HIGHLY UNLIKELY ..: You are pregnant. There are EXTREMELY rare cases where a woman was pregnant and menstruated anyway, but after two periods, multiple negative pregnancy tests, and, I presume, no real symptoms of pregnancy, I think you can rest assured you are not pregnant. Don't go through this again; pursue reliable contraception! Best wishes:) ...Read more

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