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Vitamin C / Ascorbic Acid

Uses of Vitamin C / Ascorbic Acid

  • For the treatment of Vitamin C deficiency.
  • To treat scurvy, a disease characterised by weakness, anaemia, bleeding gums and blood spots on skin due to lack of Vitamin C in the body.
  • As a supplement to boost the immune system and fight against flu & seasonal allergies.

Precautions and Warnings of Vitamin C / Ascorbic Acid

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any existing medical condition like diabetes, hypertension, kidney or liver problem, be sure to consult your doctor.
  • You are on other medications, supplements or following any complementary or integrative health approaches.
  • You should not take this supplement if you are allergic to any of the component of this supplement.
  • You are going to undergo any surgery or operation, you may be asked to stop taking these products at least 2-3 weeks ahead of the procedure.
  • Vitamin supplements are intended to supplement the diet of some people and should not be a substitute for a well-balanced, varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Which foods are the good source of Vitamin C?

A: Citrus fruits like amla, orange, kiwi, lemon, guava, grapefruit, papaya, strawberries and vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, capsicum are rich and natural sources of Vitamin C.

Q: Can it be harmful if I take it too much of Vitamin C?

A: Yes, taking too much can be harmful. There is a misconception that taking too much of vitamins are not harmful. If you think you have taken too much of this supplement, seek medical help immediately.
Last Updated on: 24 Dec 2020 | 01:48 PM (IST)

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