Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Linus Pauling, advocated for large daily doses of vitamin C , much higher than recommended by most other health care professionals. However, others have warned of potential issues w/chronic "overdosage". In aWhat I find amazing is that to this day, we still argue over the merits of vitamin C. population-based prospective cohort study published in JAMA Internal Medicine earlier this week , the authors reported a link between high dose vitamin C supplementation and development of kidney stones in men.
Of note, the authors followed 23,355 Swedish men for an average of 11 years, of whom the vast majority were not supplement users and only 907 used vitamin C regularly. However, those who regularly consumed vitamin C supplements (typically 1,000mg) had twice the risk of developing kidney stones compared to those who took no supplements or just a regular multivitamin.
Bottom line: eat your citrus fruits rather than drinking them as juice; then you can avoid the risk elevated risk of kidney stones while partaking of a healthy nutritional regimen. WWGD? What would Goldilocks do? Get just the right amount of vitamin C, not too little (scurvy) and not too much (kidney stones).