Equus health brands are on the market with a range of vitamins that are used by more than 100 million people, but few people know about the health risks of taking too much vitamin C. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a database that lists more than 1,000 adverse events linked to vitamin C exposure.
It lists many deaths in the United States from vitamin C-related deaths, including strokes, heart attacks and kidney failure, and it’s unclear how many of those deaths are due to vitamin-C toxicity.
In recent years, the CDC has been tracking vitamin-c and C-rich foods and drinks in the U.S. that have not been listed on the database.
But it didn’t list Equus products in its latest report because it didn, and the company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A recent study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) analyzed the safety data from Equus and found that it is not safe to take more than about 2,500 mg (1,500mg/day) of vitamin C per day, which is the recommended amount for people with high blood pressure and other conditions.
According to the study, about one in four Americans who get their vitamin C from Equaus products were diagnosed with vitamin C toxicity, including cancer.
About one-third of those people took less than 1.2 mg of vitamin c/day, the study said.
Equus said in a statement that it has been testing its product line “to ensure it does not contain any harmful ingredients that may pose a risk to people.”
We are committed to educating our customers and consumers about the safety of all ingredients, we said.
We have recently taken a closer look at the results of the CSPI report, and are making changes to our products that are designed to lower the risk of vitamin-related toxicity.
We take these changes very seriously, and will continue to work with the CSCI to improve the safety and efficacy of Equus’ products.
Vitamin C is also commonly used as a treatment for acne.
Despite these dangers, Equus says it is making efforts to find ways to lower exposure to vitamin c in the future.
“We know there are individuals with preexisting conditions who are at high risk for vitamin C overdose, and we are working to lower that risk through targeted supplementation of the vitamin,” the company said in its statement.
As we look to the future, we are focused on ensuring that our products are safe for people who have high blood pressures and other health conditions, Equuses spokesperson said.