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Doctor insights on: Effect Of High Dose Vitamin C

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I read that taking high doses of vitamin C decreases birth control effectiveness. I take 1060 mg of vitamin C daily and on seasonique.

I read that taking high doses of vitamin C decreases birth control effectiveness. I take 1060 mg of vitamin C daily and on seasonique.

VitaminC is safe and: No it does not have any effect on it. If you have any concern you can lower your vitamin c to 500 mg per day which is more than plenty for your daily vitamin c needs. ...Read more

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Will high doses of vitamin C terminate pregnancy?

Will high doses of vitamin C terminate pregnancy?

No: There is no scientific evidence that high doses of vitamin c are associated with an increased risk of miscarriage. It is not recommended that any pregnant woman take medications or vitamin supplementation without discussing this with their obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is high doses of vitamin C safe when pregnant?

Is high doses of vitamin C safe when pregnant?

Yes: Vitamin C is a safe vitamin in pregnancy. The vitamin that you have to be aware of not taking too much is vitamin A. You never want to 'overdose' on vitamins of any kind as they can upset your stomach and gastrointestinal tract. Another important Vitamin in pregnancy is Vitamin D. Some obstetricians will check a woman's baseline Vitamind D at the beginning of pregnancy. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Does high doses of vitamin C actually cause bleeding in pregnancy?

Does high doses of vitamin C actually cause bleeding in pregnancy?

Vitamin C not cause: Hello Deborah, High doses of Vitamin C are not related to bleeding in pregnancy. Vitamin C is good to take in this season of colds and flu but look for another reason if you're having bleeding. ...Read more

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Why high intake of vitamin C cause diarrhea?

Why high intake of vitamin C cause diarrhea?

High doses: of Vitamin C can cause diarrhea, and some people are more sensitive to Vitamin C than others. Generally only high doses >2000mg can cause side effects like upset stomach and diarrhea. The diarrhea may be due to an osmotic effect from the high levels of Vitamin C. This draws more water back into the intestines to help dilute the Vitamin C, which then leads to diarrhea. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dexpression, lathergic, low level of vitamin b12. And vitamin d deficiency, low level of energy?

Dexpression, lathergic, low level of vitamin b12. And vitamin d deficiency, low level of energy?

And your question?: I'm not sure what you are asking. Yes, vit d deficiency can cause fatigue. It is easy to correct with 5-8000 iu of d3/day. B12 deficiency can be serious too- try 1000 mcg of sublingual b12/day ; if that does not help try injections. See http://bit.Ly/1fnt3ox ; http://bit.Ly/1607tg3 if fatigue persists after correcting then see a good doc to explore the many other possible causes of fatigue. ...Read more

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Can really high doses of vitamin C cure cancer?

Can really high doses of vitamin C cure cancer?

No: Linus pauling suggested the what turns out to be quite excessive doses of vitamin c might prevent cancer, but did not suggest it would abolish, diminish or cure an established cancer. ...Read more

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Is vitamin C toxic in high concentrations?

NotToxic/SideEffects: No it is not toxic as it is water soluble vitamin if taken as pills But dises above 2gm a day can cause diarrhea and oxalate crystals and kidney stones, ...Read more

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What good is taking mega doses of vitamin C for?

What good is taking mega doses of vitamin C for?

Nothing: Since vitamin c is a water soluble vitamin, your kidneys excrete what you do not use each day. So if you are buying vitamin c, you are just producing expensive urine. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of taking high dosage vitamin d supplements?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of taking high dosage vitamin d supplements?

Correct D deficiency: The only benefit would be to correct vitamin d deficiency more rapidly. The danger of high doses would be high blood calcium which could lead to kidney stones and kidney failure. ...Read more

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Does metformin lead to low levels of vitamin D3 or vitamin b over time?

Does metformin lead to low levels of vitamin D3 or vitamin b over time?

Vit B12 & others: In addition to depletion of vit b12, metformin has also been shown to deplete levels of Folic Acid and coq10 enzyme. ...Read more

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Need to increase uptake of vitamin d. Taking large dose and still low.

Need to increase uptake of vitamin d. Taking large dose and still low.

I don't know: What dose you're taking and what you consider a "large" dose -- 2000 u of d3 is generally adequate for most people and a good starting dose -- but it takes 3 mod. For the new level to equilibrate and shouldn't be rechecked or dose adjusted before that time. ...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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Whats's the recommended vit e and vit c supplement dosage during pregnancy?

Whats's the recommended vit e and vit c supplement dosage during pregnancy?

Prenatal vitamin: Your physician prescribed prenatal vitamin will give you what you and the fetus need for vit e and c. In addition, it is wise to add omega 3 fatty acid supplementation to help reduce the risk of postpartum depression and to help fetal brain and eye development. (dosage: 1000mg dha and 1200mg epa. Nordic naturals ultimate omega and trader joe's brand are both mercury free). ...Read more

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