C asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 9 years ago

Is this a vitamin C overdose?

I have been taking 1000 mg of vitamin c in the morning with a bowl of cereal. Throughout the day, I would drink Dole 100% vitamin C juices. I thought I had an overdose because I have diarreah and my body hurts.

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  • Sweety
    Lv 4
    9 years ago
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    It is safe to take up to 1000mg of vitamin c; however the daily recommended dose is only 70mg.

    Consuming so much fruit that is high in vitamin c on top of such a high supplement dosage can cause more problems than it would solve. It is always a better idea to get as many vitamins and nutrients through natural sources such as fruits and vegetables.

    I'd cut down on your vitamin C intake, it does sound like your body is reacting to it.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I think so, I remember 1000mg being the max limit, or similar (maybe 1200). You should avoid any excess vitamin c related drinks and food later in teh day

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