My doctor father wants me to take a high dose vitamin C supplement. Isn’t it dangerous?

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My father, a general practitioner doctor who (in my opinion) tends to overmedicate, wants me to take this high dose vitamin C supplement. If I remember correctly, he recommends 50 milligrams a day. Isn’t it dangerous to take such a high dose? Thanks.

The RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) for Vitamin C is 90 milligrams per day for adult males and 75 milligrams per day for adult females, 19 to 70+ years of age. Therefore 50 milligrams would be less than the RDA. Or did you mean 50 grams? If so, yes, that is a megadose and I would not recommend supplementing with 50 grams of Vitamin C per day.