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Is it okay to take 2000mg of Vitamin C per day?

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Dr. Ward Dean
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In brief: Yes

Linus Pauling used to recommend 3,000-5,000 mg of Vitamin C per day on a regular basis.
For those with cancer or viral infections, he recommended doses in excess of 10 gm per day. Many physicians recommend therapeutic doses of vitamin C as high as 2 gm every hour, to "bowel tolerance"--i.e., until gastritis or diarrhea results.

In brief: Yes

Linus Pauling used to recommend 3,000-5,000 mg of Vitamin C per day on a regular basis.
For those with cancer or viral infections, he recommended doses in excess of 10 gm per day. Many physicians recommend therapeutic doses of vitamin C as high as 2 gm every hour, to "bowel tolerance"--i.e., until gastritis or diarrhea results.
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