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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

Vitamin C Overdose (Definition)

If you get the runs while taking vitamin C back off about 10 % at a time until it goes away. The half-life (time in body) for C is about 12 hours and you were taking too much. Take 2 X daily rather than all at once. See your doc and get tested for vitamin levels to be certain. ...Read more


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What are the effects of vitamin C overdose?

What are the effects of vitamin C overdose?

Inconsequential: Vitamin c is water soluable, therefore amounts taken in excess of dietary needs are quickly excreted by the kidneys. Thus vitamin c has a very low toxicity. In rat studies the ld50 (dose that kills 50%) is very high. We have no data in humans to compare. One might expect diarrhea and/or abdominal cramping but nothing dangerous. If intentional overdose seek, psychiatric care immediately. ...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 the definition or description of: Vitamin C overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Vitamin C overdose?

Vitamin C: If you get the runs while taking vitamin C back off about 10 % at a time until it goes away. The half-life (time in body) for C is about 12 hours and you were taking too much. Take 2 X daily rather than all at once. See your doc and get tested for vitamin levels to be certain. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for 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 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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Can it be possible for you to overdose on vitamin c?

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

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

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 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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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 of 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 of 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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Is it possible to overdose on vitamin c?

Is it possible to overdose on vitamin c?

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 you get killed from overdosing on vitamin c?

Can you get killed from overdosing on vitamin c?

Yes: Anything in excess can kill. The difference between a poison and a medicine is the dose. Even water in excess can kill. Vitamin c is extremely safe so you would have to takes gobs of it to do harm but I would not recommend taking more than one gram (1000 mg) of vitamin c per day because the risk for developing kidney stones starts to increase at this dose. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you get eczema from overdose of vitamin c?

Probably not: The exact cause of atopic dermatitis (eczema) is unknown, but it's likely due to a combination of dry, irritable skin with a malfunction in the body's immune system. Stress and other emotional disorders can worsen atopic dermatitis, but they don't cause it. Most experts believe atopic dermatitis has a genetic basis. ...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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I have been taking vitamin d and vitamin c for a year. Did I overdose myself? How would I know?

How much?: It is almost impossible to over dose on vitamin C.
If you took less than 5000 units/day of vitamin D, there is little risk of overdose. If you do not have any symptoms, do not worry about over dose. Keep your intake to 200- 1000 mg of vitamin C and 2000-4000 units of vitamin D per day. ...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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I have been taking vitamin c and vitamin d together for a year, is it okay? Did I overdose myself? If so, how would I know?

I have been taking vitamin c and vitamin d together for a year, is it okay? Did I overdose myself? If so, how would I know?

Likely no: vitamin C is water-soluble, and acts as a free-radical fighter, helping to protect mitochondrial function. It is very hard to take too much to cause symptoms. The adverse effect of too much vitamin D is nephrocalcinosis, calcium deposition in the kidney, but that also is very rare. Almost half the population in the US have vitamin D levels which are not optimum. Get a 25-hydroxy vitamin D level. ...Read more

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I have been taking vitamin c and vitamin d for a year. Have I overdosed myself. If so how do I know. Are there any symptoms?

I have been taking vitamin c and vitamin d for a year. Have I overdosed myself. If so how do I know. Are there any symptoms?

Symptoms? Yes, but: Typically very delayed & not clearly related to the vitamins. Study: https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/6728699. Larger concern: vitamin D &? ed conversion to active form called D3 resulting in? Ed absorption of calcium &? ed incidence of kidney calcium oxalate stones. Yet, in my experience, most OTC vitamin D contain little active D, concentrations remain low, no clear evidence? Stones. ...Read more

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I have been taking vitamin c and vitamin d together for a year. Is it okay or bad? Is it helpful taking both? Also if I am overdosing how do I know?

I have been taking vitamin c and vitamin d together for a year. Is it okay or bad? Is it helpful taking both? Also if I am overdosing how do I know?

It's Okay: Yes, it is okay to take both vitamin C and vitamin D supplements. You should not take more than the recommended amounts listed on the packaging. Too much of either vitamin C or D may cause gastrointestinal discomfort. In some individuals, too much vitamin C is associated with kidney stones. Too much vitamin D can also lead to muscle weakness. ...Read more

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What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin C for children aged 7/8 with the weight in the high 70's/low 80's? 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 70's/low 80's? 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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My menstrual cycle is due to begin the day of vacation. Can I force it to come sooner? I read that an overdose of vitamin C will bring it on. True?

My menstrual cycle is due to begin the day of vacation. Can I force it to come sooner? I read that an overdose of vitamin C will bring it on. True?

True: High doses of ascorbic acid (vitamin C 3000 mg daily for three days) can induce a period. Don't use this if pregnant! Hypervitaminosis C deprives the uterus of progesterone. This causes the lining of the uterus to slough off. Some people experience side effects such as kidney stones and diarrhea. In order to prevent side effects, drink lots of water. Try to hydrate enough to keep your urine clear. ...Read more

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I have been taking vitamin d and vitamin c pills for a year. I took both of them once daily according to what the bottles said. Did I overdose myself?

I have been taking vitamin d and vitamin c pills for a year. I took both of them once daily according to what the bottles said. Did I overdose myself?

Possible, best way:: Check blood concentrations of vitamin D3 (D3, not just D or D2). The fat soluble vitamins are the ones more easily overdosed & dangerous. Yet problems are commonly way down the road & subtle. Overdose with water soluble vitamins, e.g. B group & C, is more difficult, yet research on taking C >500 mg/day correlates with ↑ed cardiovascular problems. Yet no easy way to recognize on individual basis. ...Read more

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I was wondering I have been taking vitamin c and vitamin d for a year. Have I overdosed myself. If so how do I know. Are there any symptoms? Also I have heard to take calcium supplements with vitamin d. What if I don't is it serious? But I take vitamin c a

Vit c, vit d: You don't say how much you have taken. Vitamin C is hard to overdose on, especially if you are sick or stressed. Side effects would include heartburn, reflux and diarrhea. Vit D however, is fat soluble and therefor, more prone to overdose. I have pts take 2-5000 IUs daily. Overdose Symptoms include increased calcium, kidney problems, weakness, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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So I am taking Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Anti-Oxidant, Caltrate and Folic Acid daily, is it okay? Will I not be overdosed?

So I am taking Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Anti-Oxidant, Caltrate and Folic Acid daily, is it okay? Will I not be overdosed?

Supplements: Each of the supplements you mention has a different optimal level in the body. The only way to know for certain is to see your doctor for blood testing. Please do that and ask his/her opinion on taking these supplements. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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