Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is used to prevent or treat low levels of vitamin C in people who do not get enough of the vitamin from their diets.
What are the benefits of taking vitamin C?
C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients, experts say.
Though it may not be the cure for the common cold, the benefits of
vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.
Is it OK to take vitamin C pills everyday?
For adults, the recommended daily amount for vitamin C is 65 to 90 milligrams (mg) a day, and the upper limit is 2,000 mg a day. Although too much dietary vitamin C is unlikely to be harmful, megadoses of vitamin C supplements might cause: Diarrhea.
When should vitamin C be taken?
Water-soluble vitamins absorb best on an empty stomach. That means taking them first thing in the morning, 30 minutes
prior to eating, or two hours after a meal. Water-soluble vitamins
dissolve in water so your body can use them. Vitamin C, all B vitamins,
and folate (folic acid) are water soluble.