Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 901 166
Iron deficiency anemia 278 27
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 173 45
Support immune health 88 20
Macular degeneration 57 0
Fatigue 35 6

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 5
Moderate 9
Mild 18
None 258

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Side effect Patients Percentage
Diarrhea 4
Anxious mood 2
Acid reflux 1
Bad taste in mouth 1
Bowel irregularity 1
Burning sensation in stomach 1

Show all 22 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Dosage Patients Percentage
500 mg daily 21
1000 mg daily 16
1,000 mg daily 10
250 mg daily 4
2000 mg daily 4
500 mg twice daily 2
1500 mg daily 2
500 mg three times daily 2
6 g daily 1
100 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 104
Did not seem to work 62
Doctor's advice 23
Personal research 23
Expense 21
Course of treatment ended 16
Side effects too severe 11
Change in health plan coverage 5
See all 239 patients who've stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 17
5 - 10 years 15
10 years or more 30

Stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 48
6 months - 1 year 40
1 - 2 years 51
2 - 5 years 48
5 - 10 years 23
10 years or more 22
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 167
Usually 85
Sometimes 24
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 16
A little hard to take 40
Not at all hard to take 231
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 18
< $25 125
Not specified 144
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48 patient evaluations for Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Dec 18, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 1970)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Vitamin C from food and supplements as described above is critical for good health. If you are not supplementing with vitamin C, you are inhibiting your health.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 3, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 1970)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Vitamin C is best taken as mixed ascorbates plus bioflavonoids to bowel tolerance every day. It is anti-neoplastic, antimicrobial, helps absorb food and other supplements and should be a major for health. My dose has reduced only because my sigmoid colon has gone and I need to re-build bowel tolerance using liposomal vitamin C. This supplement has helped me and my family for over 50 years.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 7, 2017 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: A powerful antioxidant, it helps the body form and maintain connective tissue, including bones, blood vessels, and skin. It produces collagen, reduces inflammation, and detoxes heavy metals
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 10, 2016 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: More energy; less sickness (colds, sinus, etc.)
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for chronic Epstein-Barr)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for chronic Epstein-Barr virus)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pyroluria syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1,000 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 30, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for chronic Epstein-Barr)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for chronic Epstein-Barr virus)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pyroluria syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1,000 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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