Vitamin C For PLWHA?
I want to ask whether the vitamin C nature bounty 500 mg is safe for consumption by people with HIV?
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Vitamin C is one of the vitamins used and needed by the body with several functions such as
1. Regenerate body cells
2. Increase body immunity
3. Wound healing
Vitamin C is actually contained in daily foods such as fruits, especially oranges, papayas, mangoes then in some vegetables such as tomatoes, chilies. But sometimes inadequate consumption causes vitamin C needs not met with maxima so that it needs additional form of supplements. For supplement consumption if enough fruit and vegetables can be consumed 100 to 200 mg per day in supplement form. But if you want to get levels that are more fitting for you can be further examined by a doctor or nutritionist.
This will be good especially to prevent side effects, one of which is to improve the work of the kidneys because vitamin C is released through the kidneys. In addition, PLHAs in the form of ARVs also increase the work of the kidneys so that the kidneys will work heavier with the addition of these supplements.
So it is best to use the right dosage.
Thus the information that we can convey may be useful thanks