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Vitamin C

Main Ingredients:   Vitamin C (AKA: Ascorbic Acid)

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7.6  Effectiveness
1  Side Effects
6.6  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 1 Vitamin C side effect and 4 Vitamin C benefits.

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Brian Litrell

Backstreet Boy Litrell came down with swine flu in 2009, and the rest of the band was prescribed Tamiflu.

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Marilyn Manson

Controversial musician wrote about getting swine flu in his blog.

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Rachel Maddow

The first openly gay anchor hired by a prime-time news network tells Jimmy Fallon about her bout with swine flu.

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Dennis Hopper

Apocalypse Now actor was hospitalized for swine flu-like symptoms.

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta

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LeBron James

NBA basketball star thinks he caught the swine flu virus from a vaccination.

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Teri Hatcher

Star of Desperate Housewives may have come down with swine flu recently, but other reports say she had laryngitis.

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Elton John

Elton John has had several health conditions over the years, including drug addictions, eating disorders, and recently swine flu.

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Vitamin C, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0.8% 1.7% 75.2% 13.2% 9.1%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 1.7% 81.8% 5% 11.6%
Blood Pressure 0.8% 0% 95.9% 2.5% 0.8%
Breathing 0% 0.8% 81.8% 9.9% 7.4%
Confidence 1.7% 1.7% 81% 6.6% 9.1%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 4.1% 79.3% 9.9% 6.6%
Digestion 0% 1.7% 86% 9.1% 3.3%
Emotional Well-being 1.7% 2.5% 85.1% 6.6% 4.1%
Energy 0.8% 8.3% 45.5% 24% 21.5%
Eyesight 0% 1.7% 84.3% 9.9% 4.1%
Memory 0.8% 1.7% 76.9% 14% 6.6%
Mental Clarity 2.5% 0.8% 81.8% 9.1% 5.8%
Pain 0% 0.8% 94.2% 4.1% 0.8%
Patience 0.8% 2.5% 85.1% 4.1% 7.4%
Sexual Health 1.7% 0% 94.2% 1.7% 2.5%
Skin Complexion 0.8% 4.1% 84.3% 8.3% 2.5%
Sleep 0.8% 6.6% 57.9% 28.1% 6.6%
Stress Level 2.5% 5% 68.6% 19.8% 4.1%
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Commonly Reported Vitamin C Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Cold Symptoms 90.5% 9.5% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 97.5% 0.8% 1.7% 0% 0%
Dark / Tarry Stools 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Gas 95.2% 0% 0% 4.8% 0%
Fatigue 99.2% 0% 0.8% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 95.2% 0% 4.8% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 99.2% 0.8% 0% 0% 0%
Nausea 98.3% 0.9% 0.9% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 98.8% 1.2% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 99.2% 0.8% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 95.2% 4.8% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 96.9% 2.1% 0% 1% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Vitamin C Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Diarrhea 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Wheezing 98.7% 1.3% 0% 0% 0%
Indigestion 97.4% 1.3% 1.3% 0% 0%
Sneezing 97.4% 1.3% 1.3% 0% 0%
Cough 98.7% 1.3% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Skin Coloring 98.7% 1.3% 0% 0% 0%
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User Comments about Vitamin C
08 Aug 2012 Great way to boost your immune system to prevent illness. Also to boost your immune system during sickness. Be sure to drink plenty of water!
   —Posted by Anonymous
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03 Jul 2012 It's very important to keep up with your vitamins. They are good for your health. Vitamin C, like all the other supplements I take, really help me better my health and keep my healthy by preventing sicknesses as much as possible. It really helps me emotionally as well because I am more comfortable, healthy, and energized.
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30 Jan 2012 Vit C is always good for sore joints and helps fight off colds so well!
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23 Jan 2012 Vitamin C helps with your colds people!
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20 Oct 2011 I was getting sick a lot, I believe related to being pregnant. I started taking Vitamin C to boost my immune system.
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