It is common knowledge that Vitamin C is crucial to our health because it helps in stabilising our immune systems. A German physician, Dr. Klaus Schaefer, has however said that the intake of the Vitamin, also known as Ascorbic Acid, needs to be regulated as an overdose hurts the kidney.
“Overdose of Vitamin C acidifies the urine, which can lead to kidney stones.”
The physician therefore advised against taking the maximum dose of vitamin C supplements as given on the tablets’ label. He said a balanced diet was the best way to prevent a vitamin C deficiency. Schaefer pointed out that foods rich in vitamin C included citrus fruit, broccoli and sauerkraut should be consumed.
“Fruits and vegetables are not only an ideal source of vitamins, but also contain dietary fibre and dietary minerals.
“They’re healthier for the body and have no adverse side effects,” he said.