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I'm wondering is grapefruit seed extract and/or elderberry safe during pregnancy?

I'm wondering is grapefruit seed extract and/or elderberry 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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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In 1st trimester -- grapefruit seed extract safe during pregnancy?

In 1st trimester -- grapefruit seed extract  safe during pregnancy?

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 more

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Is extract and/or elderberry safe during pregnancy?

Is extract and/or elderberry safe during pregnancy?

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

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Is Grapefruit seed extract without benzethonium chloride and no synthetic preservatives safe during pregnancy?

Is Grapefruit seed extract without benzethonium chloride and no synthetic preservatives safe during pregnancy?

No clinical trials: There aren't any clinical trials showing that grapefruit seed extract is safe in pregnancy, so its difficult to know for sure. Some seeds of fruits are dangerous though. For example apple seeds contain small amounts of the poison cyanide. ...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 take DHA supplement with rosemary extract in it during pregnancy?

Ok, probably: As indicated by other responses, no studies ever done( or likely to!). But, from what i know, i would be ok with this supplement. ...Read more

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Is mullein tea safe during pregnancy?

Not clear if okay: It is not clear if it is safe to drink mullein tea during pregnancy this tea is fairly safe for most people; the data is not sure if it is safe for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can olive leaf extract be taken during pregnancy?

Can olive leaf extract be taken during pregnancy?

Not enough data: There is insufficient information available to be able to make a safe recommendation one way or the other about taking olive leaf extract during pregnancy. ...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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Is eating grape is safe during pregnancy?

Is eating grape is safe during pregnancy?

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

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Is milk thistle safe during pregnancy?

Is milk thistle safe during pregnancy?

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 more

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Is noni powder safe during pregnany?

Is noni powder safe during pregnany?

Uncertain: Reviewed this question on a number of sites and all stated that there are no studies on the effects of noni (Morinda citrifolia or Indian mulberry) on pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is jasmine tea safe during pregnancy?

Is jasmine tea safe during pregnancy?

Yes.: Within reason, jasmine tea is safe to drink during pregnancy. Excessive tea intake is not advisable as it can lead to maternal-fetal arrhythmias and insomnia. ...Read more