Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 794 146
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 167 42
Support immune health 76 18
Iron Deficiency Anemia 66 22
Fatigue 31 5
Multiple Sclerosis 28 2

Show all 118 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 8
Mild 16
None 230

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

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 3
Anxious mood 2
Upset stomach 2
Acid reflux 1
Bad taste in mouth 1
Bowel Irregularity 1

Show all 25 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 58
1,000 mg daily 46
2,000 mg daily 14
1,000 mg daily 11
500 mg twice daily 6
250 mg daily 5
1,000 mg twice daily 3
1,000 mg twice daily 3
3,000 mg daily 3
4,000 mg daily 3

See all 44 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 98
Did not seem to work 52
Personal research 19
Doctor's advice 18
Expense 17
Course of treatment ended 14
Side effects too severe 10
Change in health plan coverage 3
See all 212 patients who’ve stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 16
2 - 5 years 28
5 - 10 years 72
10 years or more 53

Stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 42
6 months - 1 year 38
1 - 2 years 50
2 - 5 years 43
5 - 10 years 18
10 years or more 15
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 144
Usually 77
Sometimes 23
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 13
A little hard to take 34
Not at all hard to take 208
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 10
< $25 111
Not specified 135
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47 patient evaluations for Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

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MSMomx4
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MSMomx4
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Feb 15, 2017 (Started Jan 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support nutritional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No changes
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 30, 2016 (Started Jan 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support nutritional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 20, 2015 (Started Jan 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support nutritional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 4, 2015 (Started Jan 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support nutritional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 10, 2014 (Started Jan 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support nutritional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
pdfree
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pdfree
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: none
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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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: 2 g 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
Mare
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Mare
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jan 26, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1,000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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