Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 817 153
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 168 44
Support immune health 79 18
Iron deficiency anemia 70 24
Fatigue 32 5
Multiple sclerosis 28 2

Show all 108 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
9
Mild
17
None
245

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

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

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 64
1,000 mg daily 61
1,000 mg daily 20
2,000 mg daily 13
250 mg daily 8
500 mg twice daily 7
1,500 mg daily 5
3,000 mg daily 5
500 mg three times daily 3
1,000 mg twice daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

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Reason Patients
Other 101
Did not seem to work 55
Personal research 20
Doctor's advice 18
Expense 18
Course of treatment ended 14
Side effects too severe 10
Change in health plan coverage 3
See all 218 patients who've stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 21
2 - 5 years 36
5 - 10 years 75
10 years or more 82

Stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 44
6 months - 1 year 38
1 - 2 years 50
2 - 5 years 43
5 - 10 years 19
10 years or more 17
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 155
Usually 83
Sometimes 23
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 15
A little hard to take 37
Not at all hard to take 220
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 13
< $25 121
Not specified 138
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45 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: 2 g 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: 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

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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