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Spiru-tein, thinking about using it as a breakfast supplement during my pregnancy. Good idea?

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Dr. Richard Humes
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Not needed

This is basically a protein shake with vitamins added.
You should be on pre-natal vitamins anyway, so those aren't needed. You dn't need the extra calories or protein if you are eating a good balanced diet. Will it hurt you-probably not. Do you need it-probably not.

In brief: Not needed

This is basically a protein shake with vitamins added.
You should be on pre-natal vitamins anyway, so those aren't needed. You dn't need the extra calories or protein if you are eating a good balanced diet. Will it hurt you-probably not. Do you need it-probably not.
Dr. Richard Humes
Dr. Richard Humes
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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Possibly, but...

Protein concentrates are expensive and also encourage the incorrect notion that a nutritious meal can be gulped down in a single drink.
These all have protein composition that is inferior to egg-white protein, which is less expensive and contains no 'exotic" ingredients. I recommend a breakfast based on it or one of the fresh substitutes available at the grocery store at a little more cost.

In brief: Possibly, but...

Protein concentrates are expensive and also encourage the incorrect notion that a nutritious meal can be gulped down in a single drink.
These all have protein composition that is inferior to egg-white protein, which is less expensive and contains no 'exotic" ingredients. I recommend a breakfast based on it or one of the fresh substitutes available at the grocery store at a little more cost.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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