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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin C (Definition)

Vitamin C is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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How is using vitamin C to induce your period?

How is using vitamin C to induce your period?

Vitamin C: I can not comment on effectiveness. However, when substances are used for this type of purpose - the doses are usually excessive and can have side effects or be toxic. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could nature made vitamin C 1000mg timed release with rosehips will induce period?

Should not, but...: Much to much c! no one needs more than 300mg/day. Vitamin c is not essential for human life. The details of which will bore you. However, people taking the dose you are taking in several studies have greater mortality than those ingesting less. It also will not prevent the cold. Myths abound. Also, not related to induction of a period! ...Read more

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Can a large dosage of vitamin c daily induce periods?

Can a large dosage of vitamin c daily induce periods?

No but...: It can reefers with the absorption of other nutrients. Some vitamins are fat soluble (A, D, E, K) and so when you take "megadoses" you just enrich the manufacturers. The others (C. and the cluster of B's) are water soluble) so you mainly pee them out. Your periods and their timing depend on your level of gonadal hormones not your vitamin levels. ...Read more

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I read online that vitamin C can induce periods. Is this true?

I read online that vitamin C can induce periods. Is this true?

Vitamin C: High doses of Vitamin C can induce menstruation by depriving the uterus of progesterone, which in turn triggers the lining to shed.

Some people do experience adverse side effects including kidney stones and severe diarrhea.

In order to limit these side effects, you should take Vitamin C with lots of water. ...Read more

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Can large amounts of vitamin C induce abortion or periods?

Maintain Balance: Normal recommended amounts of Vit C is about 120mg per day. Normal amounts of Vit C does not induce abortion or periods. Taking large amounts of Vitamin C is not good. Amount greater than 2000mg a day can cause kidney stones and diarrhoea. It is best to stick to natural sources of VIt C. DO not use Vit C to induce abortion or period. It does not work and may cause harm. ...Read more

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My period was late so I induced one by taking lots of vitamin c. Started period 15 days ago now have light bleeding again with cramps. Is it a period?

My period was late so I induced one by taking lots of vitamin c. Started period 15 days ago now have light bleeding again with cramps. Is it a period?

You cannot induce: A period with vitamin c. Any of it that isn't immediately used is peed right out of your system. Stress; however, and diet are things that can cause periods to be a little squirrely. Could be ovulation pain or spotting, or you are finally having enough of a hormone burst to allow some tissue to flow. Make sure you are having protected sex (especially if you are worried about periods behaving!). ...Read more

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Does Vitamin C help stop your period?

Does Vitamin C help stop your period?

Vitamin C & period: No, taking vitamin C will not have any effect on your period. If you want to stop your period for some reason, the most effective way is to take progesterone or extend your birth control pills over the placebo row. Please ask another question if you're not sure what I mean. ...Read more

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How many 1000mg vitamin C capsules does it take to make a late period come sooner?

How many 1000mg vitamin C capsules does it take to make a late period come sooner?

Vitamin C won't help: There is no evidence that vitamin c helps with irregular periods. You should take a pregnancy test if you're late by a few days or more. ...Read more

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Some say vitamin C induces period some say it prevents spotting and helps increase BC effectiveness, which is true? Does it prevent or increase bflow?

No absolutes: Vitamin C with bioflavanoids has many effects. The menstrual cycle is affected by many things. In any one individual vit C may or may not have an effect. If you are having problems with your periods it is safe supplement to take to see if it has a desirable effect on you. It is most likely to decrease spotting. ...Read more

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This month my period is a very light color. More of a pinkish color. Is this normal. I've been taking hairfinity/vitamin C 4 two weeks now.

This month my period is a very light color. More of a pinkish color. Is this normal. I've been taking hairfinity/vitamin C 4 two weeks now.

Not related: I don't think taking the Hairfinity vitamins has anything to do with your period. The ingredients are vitamin C (as you mention) along with calcium, some B vitamins, hydrolyzed collagen and the herb horsetail! It is normal for there to be less blood intermixed with vaginal secretions some months. I wouldn't worry about this. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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My period was supposed to start yesterday and it didn't. I have been taking a lot of vitamin c because this usually starts my periods. But it has not.

My period was supposed to start yesterday and it didn't. I have been taking a lot of vitamin c because this usually starts my periods. But it has not.

Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

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Is it true that large doses of vitamin C may naturally induce an abortion and/or cause an early period?

Massive doses of: Vitamin c for the purpose of inducing a miscarriage is a very dangerous practice. It works through toxicity. The idea is that the mother can withstand toxicity but it will kill the fetus. The problem is that overdosing on substances can make the mother very ill. ...Read more

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My last period, I took high dose of vita C I was told it would jump-start my period cuz it was light, now I'm a few days late for my new period, could the high doses of vitamin c during my period last month thrown off my cycle?

Not by much,: I don't think. Your body is such a finely integrated machine that I would be reluctant to say it couldn't have ANY affect. Just like even minor illnesses, disruptions in sleep, travel and stress can all impact your period. But water soluble vitamin C, for which any excess is flushed out of your system, should not have had much of an impact. I suggest normal cycle variability. Stay well:) ...Read more

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What foods or anything can I take or do to jumpstart my period? I've heard of vitamin C and warm baths?

What foods or anything can I take or do to jumpstart my period? I've heard of vitamin C and warm baths?

Wives' tales: To my knowledge, there's nothing save for hormones that can provoke a period. If vitamin c and warm baths provoked period, we would likely use that over hormones, like progesterone. If you want greater control over your period, best is to take a birth control pill. With that you can skip a period by taking the last week of placebo pills. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Any home remedies for "inducing" a period and making it come earlier than scheduled? Rumored: extra vitamin c, green tea, ginger, masturbation?

Any home remedies for "inducing" a period and making it come earlier than scheduled? Rumored: extra vitamin c, green tea, ginger, masturbation?

See answer: Scientific backing for claims that certain herbs and foods can induce a period is lacking; however, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence and folk wisdom suggesting that some foods can help start a late period naturally: vit c, ginger tea, parsley, celery, black cohosh, motherwort, dong quai, white peony, etc. Keep in mind that all herbs carry some risk with use and can interact with medications. ...Read more

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