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What good is taking mega doses of vitamin C for?

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Dr. Sharon Bass
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Nothing

Since vitamin c is a water soluble vitamin, your kidneys excrete what you do not use each day.
So if you are buying vitamin c, you are just producing expensive urine.

In brief: Nothing

Since vitamin c is a water soluble vitamin, your kidneys excrete what you do not use each day.
So if you are buying vitamin c, you are just producing expensive urine.
Dr. Sharon Bass
Dr. Sharon Bass
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Dangerous

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.

In brief: Dangerous

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.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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