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I hear a lot about vitamin C and how good it is for you, is it a good idea to incorporate it in with other vitamins and medications. Tyvm

I hear a lot about vitamin C and how good it is for you, is it a good idea to incorporate it in with other vitamins and medications. Tyvm

Fresh fruit: Fresh fruits and vegetables are natural sources of vitamin C (especially citric fruits like lemons, limes and oranges). Additional supplements don't hurt but have not been shown to help. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Hi there. Would taking vitamin C along with TB medication help to fight the bac. If yes ...1000mg of vit c daily would do the job....

Hi there. Would taking vitamin C along with TB medication help to fight the bac. If yes ...1000mg of vit c daily would do the job....

Vit C: Helps in repair of tissues, but does not help in eradication of tb. The antibiotics are the ones that kill tb. Vit b6 helps in preventing the side effect of one of the medicines, isoniazid. ...Read more

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Is it possible for vitamin C in orange juice and ascorbic acid to effect blood pressure medication?

Is it possible for vitamin C in orange juice and ascorbic acid to effect blood pressure medication?

Yes and no: Vit c in normal doses does not impact BP meds. Orange juice and other sweet liquids (all juice, soda, gatorade, etc) will increase your blood pressure — this will cause a relative decrease in the effectiveness of your meds. Liquids with over 10 cal/serving (except non-fat milk in moderation) are not good for you. Sweets in liquid form increase blood fats, belly fat & ultimately blood pressure. ...Read more

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I'm using plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg and prednisone 10mg for rheumatoid arthritis, can I take vitamin C while using these medications.

I'm using plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg and prednisone 10mg for rheumatoid arthritis, can I take vitamin C while using these medications.

Yes: Vitamin c is fine to take while taking these medications. Not sure why you would take it, though. Recent studies have shown that your food should provide you with enough vitamins so if your food is inadequate, dietary modifications are necessary to get it where it should be. ...Read more

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Is antihistamines first generation effective drug for common cold and does vitamin c important during common cold?

Is antihistamines first generation effective drug for common cold and does vitamin c important during common cold?

Probably not: Antihistamines are effective for sneezing and runny nose due to allergies, by blocking histamine receptors, . But can over dry nasal passages during colds. Atrovent nasal spray helps runny nose and decongestants (use Short term only) help congestion. Vitamin C may help prevent colds, but not as effective once you have one. Rest, fluids, chicken soup, zinc, humidifier, and netipot help. ...Read more

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Currently I'm taking vitamins that I bought in nearby drug store. I have vitamin c, calcium, and vitamin E capsules is there a sequence in taking it?

Currently I'm taking vitamins that I bought in nearby drug store. I have vitamin c, calcium, and vitamin E capsules is there a sequence in taking it?

No sequence: No particular sequence that you have to follow. You can take it which ever you like. Or you can get all of them in multivitamin-once a day. ...Read more

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Can I apply vitamin K and vitamin C directly on my skin (vitamins from the drug store like liquid vitamins)?

Can I apply vitamin K and vitamin C directly on my skin (vitamins from the drug store like liquid vitamins)?

Not advisable: Not advisable, you may take them by mouth. The best vitamins are not in pills or syrup, they are in fresh leafy vegetable and fruits ...Read more

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31 yr-old woman diagnosed in China with allergic purpura (capillary toxicosis); is treating with OTC Transfer Factor Oral Solution. What is this.....?

31 yr-old woman diagnosed in China with allergic purpura (capillary toxicosis); is treating with OTC Transfer Factor Oral Solution. What is this.....?

See Dermatologist: Concerning for vasculitis. Needs evaluation to confirm diagnosis. May need work up for other autoimmune diseases as well. Hope this helps. ...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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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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Is lots of vitamin C good or bad?

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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Should vitamin C be taken at night?

Should vitamin C be taken at night?

Day and night: I recommend everyone take 1000-2000 mg of vitamin c twice a day for general preventive purposes. Vitamin c does not stay in our bodies very long, so whatever you take in the morning won't be there at nite, so I advise taking vitamin c both morning and evening. ...Read more

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How will my body utilize vitamin c?

How will my body utilize vitamin c?

Vit c: Vit c is a water-soluble vitamin and our body does not manufacture it so the supply we get is via food resources and the level can fluctuate a lot and is labile. Some patients who have malabsorption syndromes or gastric bypass or who travel a lot (like pirates) can develop a deficiency as well. It can lead to anemia and bruising/bleeding problems and affect wound healing and lead to psychosis etc. ...Read more

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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

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Is vitamin C the best cure-all vitamin?

Is vitamin C the best cure-all vitamin?

No: There are no magic pills. The best "cure-all" has always been and remains eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. ...Read more

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Which types of food give you vitamin c?

Which types of food give you vitamin c?

Citrus fruits: Citrus fruits are generally by far the highest in vitamin c. Tomatoes are also a good source, as are many other fruits and vegetables. ...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 anymore 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 function of vitamin C usually?

What is the function of vitamin C usually?

Many: Vitamin c has many functions — a very important water-soluble anti-oxidant, helps metabolize cholesterol into bile salts, helps in the production of collagen, helps control the absorption of copper and many more. ...Read more

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Vitamin c is good for what kinds of wounds?

Vitamin c is good for what kinds of wounds?

Vit c wounds: There are no studies of value that show that high doses of vitamin c are effective in wound healing compared to a usual daily intake of the vitamin through natural food sources. ...Read more

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Is vitamin C natural occurring or synthetic?

Is vitamin C natural occurring or synthetic?

Vitamin C: Vitamin c is naturally occuring but is available as a synthetic as well. ...Read more

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What kind of organic vegetables have vitamin c?

What kind of organic vegetables have vitamin c?

I depend on: Oranges! Grapefruits good unless your on statins.-most green vegetables have some. Ck with dietician your local hospital. ...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 take 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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Is 3000-6000mg of vitamin C too much to take daily?

NO- good idea!: The vitamin c foundation recommends adults take 1000 mg of vit c 3x/day. Nobel prize winner linus pauling advised 6-18, 000 mg/day. Noted expert thomas levy md advises 6-12, 000 mg/day. I personally take 1-2, 000 mg 2x/day. There is no evidence that 3-6, 000 mg is dangerous. It is my belief that such doses protect against heart disease, cancer and many other chronic diseases. ...Read more

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How many servings of vitamin C should I consume daily?

How many servings of vitamin C should I consume daily?

500-1000mg per day: The old recommended daily allowance for vitamin c was 100 mg. We do get ample vitamin c normally in our diet. New guidelines are suggesting 500-1000mg per day. (does not have to be in separate "servings". Excessive dosages for long periods could cause kidney stones. Most excess vitamin c passes in your urine. ...Read more

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