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What is the treatment for ascorbic acid overdose?
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Dr. Randy Baker
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Mark Sibley
Medical studies from 1912 showed that about 60mg/day was needed in the average child to prevent the disease ''scurvy''. Therefore the RDA of Vit.C was ''set'' at 60mg/day. However , every modern study, starting with Nobel Prize Award winning scientist, Dr.Linus Pauling in the 1950's has shown that even 1,000-10,000mg/day may be beneficial-.P.S--Do NOT take a whole bottle of Vitamin C pills per day
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