Vitamin C is an essential, water-soluble vitamin. It occurs naturally in many foods but can also be obtained through supplements. It is a known abortifacient, which works in large does by raising the estrogen levels and creating an undesirable environment for the fertilized egg. It can be also be used as a “morning after pill” or even for pregnancy prevention. High doses of vitamin C make the uterus “slippery” so the egg can not attach to the wall.
Also Known As: ascorbic acid, L-ascorbic acid
Where it is found: naturally occurring in many foods, mainly fruits and vegetables. However, large doses are more easily taken through supplements.
Warning level: Low risk
Possibly Toxic if: kidneys, kidney stones, liver disease, take blood thinners, have a blood disorder, low blood pressure, anemia, sickle cell disease, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency diabetes, or hypoglycemia do NOT take large doses of vitamin C as it can have adverse reactions and may cause death.
Last Menstrual Cycle: start taking anytime from before sex to after you think you might be pregnant.
Uterine and Hormonal Effects: increases levels of estrogen and interferes with progesterone creating the unfavorable environment in the uterus.
How It’s Prepared: Pure ascorbic acid is ideal. Be sure to read the ingredient list and ascorbic acid is the only one.
6 grams (6,000mg) is the recommended dose. Some sources say up to 10 grams. Take height, weight, and other factors into consideration when figuring out the dose that is right for you. Do not take it in large doses. Vitamin C is water soluable and the kidneys will flush it out. For this method to work take in small doses throughout the day.
Possible side effects and signs of toxicity: taking more than 2,000mg a day is technically “too much.” Side effects of taking large doses include: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach and bowel cramps/discomfort, and headache. Being a water soluble vitamin, actually overdosing or having serious side effects is uncommon and highly unlikely in healthy adults.
Resources and references: http://www.sisterzeus.com/vit_c_ab.html https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/