Many people flock to acquire and eat “vitamin C” with the approach of winter and the advent of the season of colds and flu, or to protect the body, forgetting the phrase “if something exceeds its limit, it will turn against it”, as the German Health Center warned that excessive intake of vitamin “C” It increases the risk of developing kidney stones, especially in people who have high blood pressure, diabetes, or people who do not drink enough fluids.
The German center justified this, that the body does not get rid of the excess amount of vitamin “C” through the urine, but converts it into “oxalic acid”, which consists of most kidney stones.
The incidence of kidney stones is indicated by observing some symptoms, such as severe pain on the side of the lower part of the abdomen or in the back, an urgent desire to urinate with small amounts of urine, pain during urination, and the presence of blood in the urine due to infection of the mucous membranes, in addition to General symptoms such as fever, shivering, sweating spells, nausea and vomiting.
To avoid the risk of developing kidney stones, it is not permissible to take nutritional supplements containing vitamin C unless under the supervision of a doctor.
It is worth noting that the recommended daily value for “vitamin C” is about 75 milligrams for adult women and 90 milligrams for adult men, according to the National Institute of Health in America.
A person can get the required amount by eating citrus fruits and some vegetables.