Dialysis is the process of blood purification used to treat kidney failure. Research has shown that requirements for vitamin C are increased in patients undergoing dialysis. In this study, 45 dialysis patients were tested for vitamin C insufficiency and deficiency. The results showed that vitamin C deficiency is a common finding in dialysis patients. It was therefore suggested that multivitamin preparations can be used to restore adequate vitamin C levels. Further details can be found in the study.
Richard Singer, Helen C Rhodes, George Chin, Hemant Kulkarni, Paolo Ferrari