Vitamin C megadosage is the consumption (or injection) of vitamin C (ascorbate) in doses comparable to the amounts produced by the livers of most other mammals and well beyond the current Dietary Reference Intake. A practitioner of Vitamin C megadosage might consume several grams or commonly up to 20 grams or more per day under the assumption it leads to optimal health or healing of some condition. The dosage is usually divided and consumed in portions over the day. Injections of hundreds of grams per day are advocated by some physicians for therapy of certain conditions, poisonings, and recovery from trauma. People who practice Vitamin C megadosage may consume many vitamin C pills throughout each day or dissolve pure vitamin C crystals in water or juice and drink it throughout the day.
The World Health Organization recommends a daily intake of 45 mg/day of vitamin C for healthy adults. Vitamin C is necessary for production of collagen and other biomolecules, and for the prevention of scurvy. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which has led to its endorsement by some researchers as a complementary therapy for improving quality of life. Since the 1930s, when it first became available in pure form, some physicians have experimented with higher than recommended vitamin C consumption or injection.<ref... Read More