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Which amino acid supplements are safe during pregnancy?

Which amino acid supplements are safe during pregnancy?

Any, likely: Supplements, in general, are probably safe, but there are no data to support this statement. To give you an accurate answer, you would have to ask specifically with regard to what you are taking. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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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 omega 3 fish oil capsules safe during pregnancy?

Are omega 3 fish oil capsules safe during pregnancy?

If purified: Fish oil is not only safe but highly recommended during pregnancy as a source of dha, essential for the developing brain & eyes of the baby. However, fish has traces of heavy metals like mercury & pcb's, dioixins etc. Choose a fish oil purified via pharmaceutical-grade molecular distillation & esterified to make digestible. Reliable brands include nordic naturals, designs for health& minami. ...Read more

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Are bioflavonoids safe during pregnancy?

Are bioflavonoids safe during pregnancy?

Yes, they're safe: Bioflavonoids are complex chemicals that are important for our health, and which give colors to fruits and vegetables. Common ones include quercetin, rutin, lutein, zeoxanthin, anthocyanadins, catachins, and astaxanthin. There is little evidence that these are harmful in pregnancy. In fact they may provide some protection from cancer. http://tinyurl.com/q933swj. ...Read more

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Which natural supplements are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which natural supplements are safe to take during pregnancy?

Supplements: Obviously, check with your ob, but consider comprehensive multivit and purified omega. ...Read more

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Are vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Are vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Yes: Be sure they're from a reputable supplier. Your physician can be your guide. In the usa, it's usual to supplement with vitamins and iron under your doctor's guidance. ...Read more

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Centrum vitamins safe in early pregnancy?

Centrum vitamins safe in early pregnancy?

Use prenatal vitamin: Ask your ob-gyn for his or her recommended product. Most important to get enough folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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Are alive! women's ultra potency vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Are alive! women's ultra potency vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Probably not: I would stay away from "ultra-potency" vitamins in pregnancy. One has to be careful about vitamins that are potentially harmful to your fetus, such as vitamin a. Your ob/gyn should be able to review theses doses with you and you should take the bottle in to them so they can review these doses. ...Read more

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Are probiotics safe during pregnancy?

Are probiotics safe during pregnancy?

Yes, they are safe: These contain the "good organisms" living symbiotically with you. Certain condition such as use of antibiotics often kill-off too many of these good bugs and leave us more susceptible to illness from other bad bugs. Probiotics basically replace some of the loss of the good bug and hopefully restore the balance. They are safe to use during pregnancy. Congrats on your pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are rhodiola rosea 250mg supplements safe to take during pregnancy?

Are rhodiola rosea 250mg supplements safe to take during pregnancy?

Rhodeola Rosea: I would not recommend it in pregnancy, due to its MAO inhibiting qualities. Discuss with your ob/gyn first. ...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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Is fish oil safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Is fish oil safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Yes: Fish oil is safe and healthy for pregnant women and developing fetuses. The only concern is the possibility of contamination by elements like mercury. For that reason, pregnant women should use highly purified fish oil supplements. Many prenatal vitamins now include dha and epa, purified components of fish oil that are healthy for nervous system development. ...Read more

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Is all vitamin safe during pregnancy?

Is all vitamin safe during pregnancy?

No: Nutrition is so important during pregnancy & extra doses of some vitamins are helpful (such as folic acid, b9) but certain vitamins can be toxic in too high doses. “fat soluble” vitamins, once absorbed by the body, cannot be easily discharged if their levels are too high. Extremely high levels of vitamin a may cause birth defects. There is a rare link with extreme vitamin e & infant heart defects. ...Read more

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Which herbs are safe during pregnancy?

Which herbs are safe during pregnancy?

None needed: There is no scientific evidence that one should take any herbs during pregnancy as they do not benefit you. Take a Folic Acid vitamin or a prenatal vitamin and you are good to go. ...Read more

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Taking prenatal vitamins with hCG drops ncrease pregnancy?

Taking prenatal vitamins with hCG drops ncrease pregnancy?

Not likely: Are you asking if you would have a higher chance of getting pregnant taking growth hormone and vitamins? Possibly, if the growth hormone supplement and vitamins help your other hormones and help you be more balanced and you are still ovulating it might work. But there are better ways to go to improve chances of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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What vitamins or supplements would help nausea during pregnancy 1st trimester?

What vitamins or supplements would help nausea during pregnancy 1st trimester?

B6; ginger: B6 and ginger. Ginger helps but you have to get a product with real ginger and not artificial flavors. ...Read more

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Biotin, folic acid, collagen, evening primrose, fish oil all taken together daily, is it ok? I am 26 female. No pregnancy plan.Hypervitaminosis?

Biotin, folic acid, collagen, evening primrose, fish oil all taken together daily, is it ok? I am 26 female. No pregnancy plan.Hypervitaminosis?

Totally fine: Hypervitaminosis is a term that refers to toxic levels of vitamin a, d or e, which you clearly don't have since you are not taking any of those! biotin and Folic Acid are essential nutrients that are non-toxic and prevent birth defects. Evening primrose ; fish oil provide essential fatty acids ; are very safe. Collagen is not essential but also quite safe. You have no need to worry. ...Read more

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What nutrients; vitamins; minerals are lost during menstration?

What nutrients; vitamins; minerals are lost  during menstration?

Several: The shortest answer is iron. Most women tend to lean toward iron deficiency due to menstrual cycles. If heavy and prolonged, anemia may occur even so severe to require blood transfusion. ...Read more

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Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

What's in the pills?: Ginger is ok. But what is in the pills besides ginger? Not all companies take care to test or include ingredients considered safe for pregnancy. Even prescription pills can be counterfeit and include lead paint, floor wax, other toxins. Before taking new OTC pills, do searches for information about the company that makes them, show the bottle to your pharmacist or doctor, even check otis, reprotox. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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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