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Can You Take Too Much Vitamin C?

A common question asked of doctors is can you take too much vitamin C? Vitamin C is the most common antioxidant taken by people but mega doses can be harmful. Too much vitamin C can cause nausea, diarrhea, and kidney stones. The human body absorbs the amount of C it needs and the rest ends up in the body’s urine. It is pretty difficult to take too much vitamin C.

Too Much Vitamin C

One of the antioxidant and disease fighting properties that vitamin C and food sources of vitamin C have is the ability to fight against symptoms of HPV. The HPV virus is the widest spread sexually transmitted disease that causes warts and some forms of cancer such as anal, cervical, and penile. Taking a multivitamin with vitamin C in it also resulted in lower infections rates.

There are currently two HPV vaccines: Gardasil and Cervarix which have lead many people to ask which HPV vaccine to use: Gardasil or Cervarix? Cervarix vaccinates against 2 types of HPV while Gardasil vaccinates against 4 types, but the Gardasil controversy caused by the serious side effects has people switching to Cervarix. The Gardasil controversy stems from a reported 32 deaths that stem from the vaccine. Other serious side effects reported are seizures, clots, and fainting.

Even if you don’t know which vaccine to use: Gardasil or Cervarix, taking a vitamin C supplement, eating foods that are sources of vitamin C, and taking a multivitamin tablet can help ward off persistent infections of HPV. So if you’re one of the millions of people out there trying to decide which HPV vaccine to use: Gardasil or Cervarix, it is also helpful to take vitamin C to lower infection rates.

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

One Response to “Can You Take Too Much Vitamin C?”

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    Jim Says:
    I am wondering whether to start taking vitamin C on a daily basis and whether it is something worth doing. Also, I can’t seem to get a straight answer on a recommended daily dose. Exactly how much is really too much?