What are the proven advantages of taking a vitamin C vitamin?

May be useful. Most vitamin supplements are not of much use for anyone who is eating a healthy diet. Vitamin c may be one of the few which is useful especially if you are not eating oranges and lemons regularly. It is a vitamin which helps build our immunity and has some evidence of benefit in preventing virus infections like common colds but the evidence is not very strong ...So there is an ongoing debate .

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I've been experiencing breakthrough bleeding for over 3 weeks now. Will taking a vitamin C pill really help stop it? If not, what will?

listen to your body. If breakthrough bleeding started after being on bc pill, it is from the pill. Vitamin c in the doses recommended of 200 to 1, 000 mg taken with the pill has helped some women. It would be safe to try. Read more...

I've been taking a vitamin C tablet once a day to boost my immune system. Is there any benefit to taking it first thing in the morning vs. Before bed?

Ideally 2x/day. I know of no advantage of taking vit. C in morning vs. Evening so either time should be fine. However, our body can not store vitamin c and little of what you take in the morning will still be in your body at nite, so for optimal benefits i advise taking at least 250 mg of vit c both morning ; bedtime. See http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitaminc/. Read more...
No difference. If you don't eat any fruits on a regular basis , vit c can be taken at any time. However studies have not confirmed that high doses of vitamin c boosts your immune system or resistance to colds. On the other hand, vitamin d3 has been linked to improved immune function. Read more...

Iv had a cold for th past 3 days and jus developed a dry cough. Been taking a vitamin C aswell as a cold medicene but the cough is stil persistant?

Not that uncommon. A cough from e.g. Bronchitis may last several weeks so it is not surprising to hear of a cough lasting 3 or 4 days. Keeping your overall health strong helps. Might get some benefit from medications and possibly inhalers, check with your doc. Read more...
Common thing. Have you had a flu shot? Pneumovax? Sounds like a common thing. Antimicrobials and additional testing does not seem useful at this time. Over the counter meds and "halls" may be useful. Tea and chicken soup, as our grand mothers told us. Read more...

How effective is taking mega doses of vitamin c?

Not recommended. First, research has recently shown that large doses of vitamin c doesn't really have that big an effect on preventing or shortening symptoms of the common cold or other illnesses. Second, taking large doses of vitamin c can lead to the development of kidney stones. As such, the max i usually recommend is about 2000 mg/day. What your body doesn't need is just excreted. Read more...
Can save lives. High doses of vit. C given intravenously is remarkably safe, is highly effective in treating acute & chronic viral infections & is a natural form of chemotherapy. Relatively high oral doses help prevent heart disease, cancer & slow the aging process. See http://www.Tomlevymd.Com/downloads/vc.Nz.Sept.2010.Pdf & http://www.Vitamincfoundation.Org/basics.Shtml & curing the incurable by tom levy md, jd. Read more...