Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 823 161
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 168 43
Support immune health 81 22
Iron deficiency anemia 73 25
Fatigue 32 6
Multiple sclerosis 28 2

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  • 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 9
Mild 18
None 254

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

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

Show all 20 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 69
1,000 mg daily 56
1,000 mg daily 19
2,000 mg daily 13
500 mg twice daily 10
3,000 mg daily 9
250 mg daily 8
1,500 mg daily 4
1,000 mg twice daily 4
500 mg three times daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

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Reason Patients
Other 103
Did not seem to work 56
Personal research 21
Doctor's advice 19
Expense 19
Course of treatment ended 16
Side effects too severe 10
Change in health plan coverage 5
See all 226 patients who've stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 37
5 - 10 years 77
10 years or more 92

Stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 46
6 months - 1 year 39
1 - 2 years 51
2 - 5 years 45
5 - 10 years 20
10 years or more 17
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 160
Usually 87
Sometimes 23
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 15
A little hard to take 42
Not at all hard to take 225
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 18
< $25 123
Not specified 141
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47 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: 3 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

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

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
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