Five Potential Negative Affects of Vitamin C


Vitamin C is something you are supposed to consume because it’s supposed to be good for you. However, most people are completely unaware of the fact that too much Vitamin C can be dangerous and unhealthy for the human body. It causes some serious side effects that can cause a range of potential health problems. Read on to find out some of the biggest side effects Vitamin C can cause.

Intravenous Intake

There are some people who suffer from a genetic condition referred to as G6PD. If these people take Vitamin C intravenously, they could suffer from something called hemolytic anemia. It should be monitored carefully by medical professionals, and given only after patients have been tested for this genetic condition.

Kidney Stones

When Vitamin C is given intravenously, it can cause some serious side effects to the kidneys. The most common is the production of kidney stones. These calcified stones are difficult to pass and exceptionally painful to live with and to get rid of. They can occur due to other reasons as well.


Those who consume more the recommended daily dose of Vitamin C are likely to experience severed diarrhea. This occurs infrequently in most people, but has been known to occur when Vitamin C is taken in too quickly and too much at one time. It will likely go away after a few hours or even a few days.

Acid Erosion

One of the most noticeable and common side effects of taking in too much Vitamin C is acid erosion. This occurs in the teeth, which can become quite noticeable after a while. It does take quite a bit of Vitamin C, which is acidic, to make this happen so it’s something that would occur over time when too much is taken in consistently.

Prescription Drug Conflict

Anyone who suffers from acid in the stomach could experience side effects when taking too much Vitamin C. The vitamin conflicts with the medication prescribed to sufferers, causing the stomach to hurt even more.

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