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Is Grapefruit Seed Extract Safe During Pregnancy
No, they're not: Elderberry so far has insufficient studies of pregnant women using it to determine safety to fetuses. German studies of grapefruit seed extract, have shown 5 out of 6 products to be adulterated with benzethonium chloride, a synthetic antimicrobial often used in cosmetics, as well as the preservatives triclosan and methylparaben. Topical use on nail fungus, etc may be okay, but don't use internally. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topical use only: German studies of grapefruit seed extract have shown several of these products to be adulterated with benzethonium chloride, a synthetic antimicrobial often used in cosmetics, as well as the preservatives triclosan and methylparaben. http://tinyurl.com/n9xscvh topical use on nail fungus, etc may be okay, but don't use internally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insufficient studies: There aren't enough studies to reliably answer. One study reviewing side effects in pregnant women using botanical supplements, showed 1 woman taking elderberry had GI distress -- out of 150 general surveys completed. http://tinyurl.com/m5q9g37 use of a combination product containing elderberry showed no increase in fetal malformations: http://tinyurl.Com/mkqss5n be safe and avoid for now. ...Read more
Topical;: Both of these when applied topically are safe. ...Read more
Is Grapefruit seed extract without benzethonium chloride and no synthetic preservatives safe during pregnancy?
Camellia: Best rule is not to use anything unless it has been ok ed by your OB doctor. ...Read more
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
Only if organic !: Eating grapes is very safe as long as they are organic. Grapes are third on the environmental working group's dirty dozen list of foods with the highest level of pesticide residues. I never eat grapes if they are not organic, even though they are one of my favorite foods. For more foods to avoid see http://www.Ewg.Org/foodnews/list.Php and http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more
Milk thistle: The fewer meds you take during pregnancy (other than required prescription meds and prenatal vitamins) the better. Same goes for supplements; medical literature advises against milk thistle in hormone sensitive conditions; since maintaining a pregnancy depends on hormones, i'd advise not to use it. Beyond that there are insufficient data to aid a decision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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