Is it safe to take 1 g vitamin C daily?

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Is it safe to take 1 g vitamin C daily?

Post Number:#1  Post by ofonorow » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:04 am

Hello,
I have had a question about vitamin c and I have been searching many places but haven't got a good answer.i thought the best answer might come from your guys. i was wondering is it safe taking 1000mg of vitamin c everyday? Is there any long term side effects? Can anything bad happen to me or my health? Can you answer those questions for me please I will be very thankful
Sincerely, Murphy


I suppose you are asking because you think that 1 gram is a lot of vitamin C.

For many people, 1000 mg would be too little, but this amount is usually free from side-effects. There is no known toxic lethal oral dosage of vitamin C.

Our Foundation recommends 3000 mg daily, so 1000 is 1/3 of the amount we recommend for maintaining good health.

See: http://www.vitamincfoundation.org/vitcrda.shtml
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Re: Is it safe to take 1 g vitamin C daily?

Post Number:#2  Post by VanCanada » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:20 pm

Murphy wrote:Can anything bad happen to me or my health?
Sincerely, Murphy


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Re: Is it safe to take 1 g vitamin C daily?

Post Number:#3  Post by NiacinVC » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:28 pm

ofonorow wrote:
Hello,
I have had a question about vitamin c and I have been searching many places but haven't got a good answer.i thought the best answer might come from your guys. i was wondering is it safe taking 1000mg of vitamin c everyday? Is there any long term side effects? Can anything bad happen to me or my health? Can you answer those questions for me please I will be very thankful
Sincerely, Murphy




For many people, 1000 mg would be too little, but this amount is usually free from side-effects. There is no known toxic lethal oral dosage of vitamin C.

Our Foundation recommends 3000 mg daily, so 1000 is 1/3 of the amount we recommend for maintaining good health.




Personally I think 3 grams is not nearly enough if you live in an urban environment with lots of pollution. I live in LA and the pollution is awful so I take at least 10 grams a day and that was before I found out I have minor allergies to my puppy.
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