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Unhappy Overdose! - October 6th 2010, 05:49 PM

First of all i don't know where this thread belongs so feel free to move it


I'VE BEEN SO STUPID!


Okay, so, i've taken at least [Edited] of vitamin C, the RDA is 75g for a female adult, and i'm not quite an adult yet, i'm still only 17
Mehh.
I'm such an idiot. Seriously.
Help please? I just need some advice or someone to tell me if theres any possability something could happen to me

Thanks

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Re: Overdose! - October 6th 2010, 06:30 PM

Hey Lottie,

Actually, so long as you dont do this often, I can't see any serious things occurring from this one time. Of course, over a long period of time, it would eventually cause damage. You should read this...


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Using Vitamin C products beyond recommended the limits may cause stomachaches and diarrhea. Even though the body would only use as much as it needs of the vitamin, Vitamin C Overdose can hinder metabolic activities in the body.

The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for Vitamin C in nonsmoking adults is 75 mg per day for women and 90 mg per day for men. For smokers, the RDAs are 110 mg per day for women and 125 mg per day for men. A dose of 200 milligrams daily is almost enough to maximize plasma and lymphocyte levels.

Higher levels of Vitamin C are needed when under environmental stress such as trauma, fever or infection. Full saturation is reached with daily intakes of 200-500 mg per day (in 2-3 divided doses). This is a water-soluble protein, and anything in excess is excreted by the body. Vitamin C Overdose can cause diarrhea, gas, or stomach upset. Other side effects could be stomach cramps, nausea, and diarrhea, and an increased risk of developing kidney stones. Large amounts of Vitamin C reduce body levels of copper, an essential nutrient. People with iron overload diseases must avoid Vitamin C Overdose, as it increases iron absorption. Special medical advice must be taken by individuals who have kidney stones. If a pregnant mother takes 6,000 mg of Vitamin C, the baby may develop rebound scurvy due to a sudden drop in daily intake. Hemochromatosis patients should not take Vitamin C due to enhanced accumulation of non-heme iron in the presence of this vitamin
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Re: Overdose! - October 6th 2010, 10:20 PM

Just dont use it anymore and nothing too harming will happen.
   
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Re: Overdose! - October 6th 2010, 10:32 PM

Vitamin C? I'm pretty sure there are things that have 1000% of the recommended daily amount in them..
   
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Re: Overdose! - October 7th 2010, 07:28 PM

hey, you can't really overdose on vitamin c. your body will use what it needs and the excess will just leave your body when you go to the bathroom.




   
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