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Are cranberry supplements safe to ingest while pregnant?

Are cranberry supplements safe to ingest while pregnant?

Why supplements?: Supplements are often not regulated by anyone. If pregnant, i would stick to whole food nutrition, with the exception that Folic Acid is important to lower the risk of a neural tube defect like spina bifida. Look around for those types of products to keep you and your baby healthy. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Are pomegranate extract capsules safe to take during pregnancy?

Are pomegranate extract capsules safe to take during pregnancy?

Probably: Research suggests that pomegranate is safe in pregnancy. In fact, it may prevent some pregnancy complications. https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/headlines/pomegranate-juice-may-prevent-pregnancy-complications/ There isn't a lot of research on the extract, but its probably safe. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are green tea supplements safe to take?

Are green tea supplements safe to take?

In moderation..: There are many types of green teas andt in general ok to use in moderation. Unfortunately, there are not many research studies to identify the adverse effects, especially in combintation with other meds. So, if you are using any otc supplements, please inform your doc so that he/she can assess and provide best treatment/meds for you if needed..Good luck. ...Read more

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Are protein powder supplements safe to take?

Are protein powder supplements safe to take?

Protein sullpements: You can spend your money more wisely by buying and eating natural foods sources rich in protein than protein supplements. It's been know that some protein powders are embellished with with steroids without your knowledge which can damage your muscles. Only eating a healthy diet and exercise can increase your weight and muscle mass. ...Read more

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Are turmeric capsules safe to take during pregnancy?

Are turmeric capsules safe to take during pregnancy?

Advise against: University of Maryland Medical Centers (USA) advise pregnant women not to ingest turmeric. http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/turmeric ...Read more

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Are green tea diet capsules safe to take?

Are green tea diet capsules safe to take?

Safe Y, Effective No: Lots of publicity on green tea, starting with dr oz. There is no evidence that it will help your weight loss or cure any medical problem. On the other hand its safe. Personally, i can see no reason to waste money on these products. You energy and money is best spent avoiding bad foods and finding healthy one. ...Read more

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Is acai berry powder safe to consume during pregnacy?

Is acai berry powder safe to consume during pregnacy?

Yes: Don't spend too much money on these berries. There's nothing magic about them. Congratulations on your pregnancy. This might be a great time to reacquire your taste for natural fruits and vegetables -- much cheaper, much more enjoyable and just as good for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to consume wheatgrass tablets during pregnancy?

Is it safe to consume wheatgrass tablets during pregnancy?

Not enough info: Review of the literature is mixed at best as to consumption of wheat grass during pregnancy. Since it is unclear whether it is safe i would suggest erring to the cautious side and thus i would consider not using any wheat grass products during pregnancy or during the time of breast feeding. However, consult your ob/gyn for their opinion. ...Read more

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Can i take multivitamins that contain pyridoxine hydrochloride while pregnant?

Can i take multivitamins that contain pyridoxine hydrochloride while pregnant?

Sure.: The main ingredient of prenatal vitamins is 800 mcg of folic acid or vitamin B9. Pyridoxine may also be included but is not essential for the fetal development if your diet is balanced. The important parameter is not to consume too much vitamin A. ...Read more

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Is hibiscus tea safe to drink while pregnant?

Is hibiscus tea safe to drink while pregnant?

Not Safe: Multiple sources state that hibiscus tea may have "anti fertility" effects during pregnancy and may cause miscarriages. It is supposed to have potent anti-estrogenic properties. So don't take the chance and drink it ...Read more

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What teas are safe to drink while pregnant?

What teas are safe to drink while pregnant?

Several: You want to stay away from caffeine as much as possible when pregnant. Herbal teas like peppermint, ginger, red raspberry leaf, rooibos, and lemon balm teas are safe. http://tinyurl.com/q76oubg. ...Read more

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Is green tea and acai berry supplements safe to consume while breastfeeding?

Is green tea and acai berry supplements safe to consume while breastfeeding?

Yes, to a limit.: Both active ingredients are secreted in breast milk. Too much will affect behavior and no long term studies have been published. Both are promoted as weight loss agents. Breast feeding alone is better than these nutritional supplements. Why not wait! ...Read more

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Is taking expired prenatal vitamins safe?

No: It is never safe to take expired medication. In addition to any adverse effects, the ingredients probably are providing no benefit any longer. ...Read more

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Can i take multivitamins that contain riboflavin while pregnant?

Can i take multivitamins that contain riboflavin while pregnant?

Yes but....: Riboflavin, pyridoxine and thiamine are all b vitamins and are usually safe while pregnant... In fact pre natal vitamins usually have these vitamins along with others and of course Folic acid which is wise to take prior to and during pregnancy. I would recommend you avoid taking mega doses of vitamins or many types of vitamins but taking your pre natal vitamins is wise. ...Read more

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Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy?maximum safe dose?

Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy?maximum safe dose?

Better not use it: Although it's an herb, it is still a medicine, safety isn't established in pregnancy or during breastfeeding. It still interacts with other medicines. If you really need a water pill for a medical reason, why not ask your doctor about it. Please don't self medicate, check this link for more information, wish you and your baby wellness, http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-706-dandelion.aspx?activeingredientid=706& ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink unpasteurized juice while pregnant?

Is it safe to drink unpasteurized juice while pregnant?

Yes: I'm not aware of any fruit juice in the US that's unsafe. Natural processed juice has a much shorter shelf life, even in the frig. High sugar content in juice usually means it will only go moldy or ferment then you have to watch your alcohol intake. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more