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Old 07-19-2008, 06:43 AM   #1
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How much vitamin C?

How much vitamin C can you take when pregnant? There is 70mg in my pregnancy vitamins, but I usually take a seperate pill which contains 250mg. Is that too much when you're pregnant?

 
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Re: How much vitamin C?

The recommended amount is far too low. It is impossible to overdose on vitamins C because the body will simply excrete it if it has had too much. At 200-400mg, your cells are saturated, so that is about how much someone can use in a day. As you get older, you may need more. If I feel like I may get sick, I take 3,000mg a day and nothing ever progresses. Vitamin C is very beneficial for cancer, colds and sickness, it also cures scurvy, protects joints or imfammed joints, etc, etc. I usually take 500-1,000 mg, so you amount is okay, no worries.

 
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:23 AM   #3
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Re: How much vitamin C?

Thank you. Mine have rose hips in them. Will that be ok in pregnancy?

 
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Re: How much vitamin C?

Actually, whilst it is true that the body will excrete any Vitamin C not being used - it is possible to 'overdose' on Vitamin C. It can cause you to have vomiting and/or diarrhoea and can reduce the amount of copper which is kept by the body. Copper is an essential nutrient and it is important that this balance is not upset.

Daily intake of Vitamin C is recommended at approximately 200-500 mg per day. In a pregnant woman who regularly takes massive amounts (that is between 3000 and 6000mg) there is a slight risk of rebound scurvy in the baby after birth.

The amount you have currently mentioned that you are taking seems fine, so relax.
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Re: How much vitamin C?

Thanks. Even with rose hips in them?

 
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Re: How much vitamin C?

Rose Hips, like many herbs are considered safe in small amounts in pregnancy. No real research has been done into the possible contraindications of regular use in pregnancy.

I would probably advise to limit your intake of rose hips to a minimum if possible, just to be on the safe side.
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Re: How much vitamin C?

Rose hips are safe during pregnancy and they are a source of he vitamin C.

 
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Re: How much vitamin C?

I might just get some without rose hips just to make sure. Thanks.

 
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Re: How much vitamin C?

Rose hips are safe during pregnancy and they are a source of he vitamin C. You can look this up for yourself. Rose hips provide vitamin C.

 
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Ok, thank you.

 
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