Dr. Alan Gaby author of the textbook Nutrition Bible for medical and natural health practitioners - Vitamin C right dose supplementation the can help with the following health conditions:

Table 22-1. Vitamin C may be useful for preventing and/or treating the following conditions

Vitamin C

Clinical indications

Vitamin C may be useful for preventing and/or treating a wide range of conditions, as listed in Table 22-1.

Absorption and excretion

Fractional absorption of vitamin C decreases with increasing oral intake. When 15–30 mg of vitamin C was administered, approximately 90% was absorbed. In contrast, less than 50% was absorbed when the dose was increased to 1,250 mg.


Atherosclerosis/ischemic heart disease Hypertension


Herpes simplex
Herpes zoster
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura Prickly heat
Wrinkles, photoaging

Ear, nose, and throat

Allergic rhinitis
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss


Constipation Gallstones Gastritis Peptic ulcer

Infectious disease

Acquired immunode ciency syndromeColds
In uenza

Infectious mononucleosis Tuberculosis
Urinary tract infection


Herniated disc
Muscle cramps
Osteogenesis imperfecta
Paget’s disease (osteitis deformans) Complex regional pain syndrome

Obstetrical and gynecological

Dysfunctional uterine bleeding Leg cramps of pregnancy Premature rupture of membranes


Conjunctivitis Glaucoma Uveitis


Depression Schizophrenia


Critical illness Diabetes Gingivitis Hepatitis Hypoadrenalism Infertility Obesity

Opioid addiction Post-exercise muscle soreness 


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