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Do vitamin C supplements help prevent cataracts?
Modest but not high doses of vitamin C from supplements may help prevent cataracts if taken for a long enough period. Get the details in the Full Answer >>
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When choosing a vitamin C supplement, should you look for one that is "reduced," "L" form (l-ascorbic acid), or "natural"?
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What are the health benefits of amla and is it safe?
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Does taking vitamin C (1,000 mg) deplete copper in the body?
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Is Ester-C the best form of vitamin C?
Info on Ester-C Vitamin C, including which form of vitamin C is best, fully-reduced, liposomal and others based on absorption and side effects. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Can castor oil eye drops improve or dissolve cataracts? Is castor oil or tea tree oil helpful for other eye conditions such as blepharitis or dry eye?
Can castor oil eye drops help cataracts or for other conditions such as blepharitis? Find out if castor oil eye drops are safe to use, and if they help for other conditions. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Do any supplements help prevent or reduce eye floaters?
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Can vitamin C reduce the pain of shingles?
Can taking vitamin C for shingles help reduce pain and post-shingles pain, otherwise known as post-herpetic neuralgia? ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Do any supplements help prevent or improve cataracts?
Find out which supplements may help with cataracts, including selenium and vitamins A, B1, B3, C, and E.
Is it possible to take too much vitamin C?
Find out the daily value of vitamin C, along with possible side effects of excessive vitamin C intake. ConsumerLab explores the topic of proper vitamin C supplement usage, and why taking too much can be harmful.
Some vitamin C products claim to use fully reduced vitamin C. Is this important?
Learn more about fully reduced vitamin C, including tips on how best to store vitamin C supplements.
Can vitamin C from a supplement cause blood in the urine and painful urination?
Find out if vitamin C supplements can cause bloody or painful urination, or if this is due to contamination.
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