Monday 23 May 2022
Vitamin C is water-soluble and not produced by the body, so we must consume it regularly to avoid symptoms of deficiency. There is no evidence that eating it in foods affects a pregnancy test, but there is a concern about taking supplements in large doses when planning pregnancy and fertilization.
There is no biochemical theory, confirming the interference of vitamin C with the levels of the hormone measured by the home pregnancy test, despite proven testimonies of a relationship between large doses of it in the first 4 weeks of pregnancy and miscarriage, despite the absence of any scientific research so far on the matter According to the UAE 24 website.
“The view is that pure vitamin C produces an inappropriate climate or pH inside the uterus, such that a fertilized egg does not implant, or cannot maintain its attachment,” says Miriam Rosenthal, author of Medical Biochemistry: Human Metabolism in Health and Disease. Therefore, some see large doses of vitamin C as a way to prevent pregnancy or abortion.
But the body needs foods rich in vitamin C, which plays important roles in skin elasticity, collagen production, and acts as a mild antimicrobial that supports immunity.
Vitamin C can be obtained from foods, and it is safe to take light and medium doses of its supplements, and it is recommended to avoid large doses for more than two weeks, because it affects the body’s absorption of copper, and it is believed that it contributes to the formation of kidney stones.