Vitamin C is essential for normal growth as well as development.
Medication must always be taken as advised by your medical practitioner/physician. If you are unsure, then please contact your physician for precise instructions. On the other hand, the medicine label usually contains dosage instructions which also may be followed.
Vitamin C may be taken with a meal or without a meal to prevent stomach problems.
A full glass of water when taken with Vitamin C always ensures better absorption.
Medications are prescribed according to a dosage schedule which must be completed in order to reap the benefits of the treatment. Lapsed schedules render Vitamin C ineffective. So, never stop in between unless advised by your physician.
One of the best ways to ensure that you do not miss out on a dose is to maintain a fixed regime for consuming Vitamin C each day.
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VITAMIN C is essential for the growth and restore of tissues in all parts of the body. Collagen being an important protein is useful in making the skin, tendons, scar tissue, blood vessels and ligaments, for the wounds to be healed, and even for the repair and protection of cartilage, teeth and bones.
You must maintain a schedule for taking the medicine at the same time each day so that you do not miss out on any doses. But, in the advent of a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember so that you can compensate for the loss of the dose.
But, then you may need to adjust your remaining doses accordingly. And if it is almost time for the next dose, then please skip the missed dose and continue with the normal schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Vitamin C must be stored at a cool and dark place that prevents it from direct exposure to sunlight. It should also be protected from kids and pets. You can store it at room temperature preferably between 20 to 25 degrees C.
Overindulgence in Vitamin C can lead to diarrhea, kidney damage, iron overload and also accelerated atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries.