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What side effects occur in a child if he is mildly overdosed with daily supplements of vitamin c?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: None

Vitamin c is absolutely safe.
He may have diarrhea with too much but even that will ease off if you decrease the dose. It should not be given alone because all the vitamins work as a team and you should get a little advice from a nutritionist.

In brief: None

Vitamin c is absolutely safe.
He may have diarrhea with too much but even that will ease off if you decrease the dose. It should not be given alone because all the vitamins work as a team and you should get a little advice from a nutritionist.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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