How soon will I see improved health after taking ascorbic acid?

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When taking ascorbic acid for scurvy, it may take several weeks to see improvement. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about how you are feeling, especially if three weeks have gone by and you do not improve. There may be side effects when taking ascorbic acid. You may have an upset stomach or diarrhea. These issues can hurt your recovery, so be sure to talk to your doctor if you have severe side effects that do not go away.

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