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Can you take too much vitamin C?

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Although many people take much higher doses of vitamin C, it's not clear that high doses have any benefit. Some studies have found that doses above 200 milligrams are not utilized by the body. Instead, the extra vitamin C comes out in your pee. Don't take more unless your doctor says so.

From: Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin C - Fact Sheet for Consumers." Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Vitamin C." National Library of Medicine's Medline Encyclopedia: "Vitamin C." Moser, M. , August 2016. Buijsse, B. , 2015. Published online Dec. 18, 2015. Andre, CM. , Oct. 2015.





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SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin C - Fact Sheet for Consumers." Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Vitamin C." National Library of Medicine's Medline Encyclopedia: "Vitamin C." Moser, M. , August 2016. Buijsse, B. , 2015. Published online Dec. 18, 2015. Andre, CM. , Oct. 2015.





The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine Int J Mol SciPLoS J Agric Food Chem

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 22, 2019

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