Ascorbic acid, better known as Vitamin C, is an essential nutrient that supports normal growth and development as well as helps the human body absorb iron. Because the human body does not produce or store this water-soluble vitamin, it is important to include it in your diet, either through fruits and vegetables, or via food supplements.

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How much Vitamin C is too much?

The recommended daily amount of the vitamin for adults is 65 to 90 milligrams (mg) a day, with 2,000 mg being the daily upper limit for most people.
While taking it in large quantities has never been known to be harmful, taking it in excess comes with some side effects. Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps are some of the side effects. Others are heartburn, headache, and insomnia in some cases.
So yes, while you can suffer from Vitamin C poisoning, it isn’t going to kill you. Just don’t go about overdoing things simply because you can.

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