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What supplements do you take?

post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 

I am wondering what you all use and why.

 

Right now I am using daily:

 

1000mg of krill oil

2 fermented skate liver oil caps (Blue Ice)

MSM 2000mg

A green drink, Ormus Sunwarrior

sometimes some acai berry and camu powder, or another vit C product

Mercola vit E cap

probiotic, usually Bio Kult, I swap brands often

vit d, usually 8000 iu's a couple of times a week (I was tested last year and found pretty deficient)

 

This is what I take regularly, when non pregnant, I feel much better on lots of omega 3.  Wondering if I might add in something different, of if a prenatal is necessary when I use this amount anyway?  I have had autoimmune issues in the past and so stick to an anti-inflammatory diet, the supplements really have helped.  I guess they help so much I am sort of afraid to drop them :)   They have kept me away from steroids so it's a good thing.  But really I tend to feel so well, I forget the auto immune stuff in the background.  I am wondering if the hormonal changes in PG might influence it all again tho, I guess I am trying to stay on top of it all. 

 

thanks!

 

Claire

 

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post #2 of 30

In the morning I take a glass of water with Floradix and a super green powder mixed in and a folic acid pill. About every other day I make a smoothie for breakfast with a lot of seeds in it. At night I take the following pills: omega, cal-mag-zinc, maca, D, and iron. I'll stop taking folic acid and maca after the first trimester.

 

Sounds like you might consider taking folic acid, that's strongly recommended in the first trimester.

post #3 of 30

The only thing that I take is Rainbow Light Prenatal with an extra DHA and Folic acid supplement.

post #4 of 30

I take a prenatal from the co-op, folic acid, cod liver oil, floradix and I am thinking I am going to add a calcium and C...

post #5 of 30

New chapter prenatal

4000 vitamin D3

new chapter prenatal omega caps

probiotic

 

sometimes i pop an extra b with c added.

 

Claire, I tried to buy krill oil at my local health food store and the lady told me they dont  sell it beacause it is an extremly unsustainable product and is whale food :)  She showed me the write up she had saying those things.  I am amazed that Mercola would push it if that was the case, but in the meantime I just went with fish oil caps cause my lttle baby has a brain trying to grow and can't be waiting for krill oil to clear customs IYKWIM?!

 

my nausia has begun (6 weeks alond today)  and I am considering adding a cup of either dandilion root tea or milk thistle to the mix to support my liver, but am interested by the low carb idea to hold off the ms??  thoughts there?

 

 

post #6 of 30

I am not religious about vitamins because I try to get what I need from food.  That said, I take a Rainbow Light Prenatal (although when morning sickness hits I take a break and just take folic acid), folic acid, vitamin D 5000 IU daily (I live in a cold climate and have to take it pregnant or not), fish oil and probiotics (I am trying to do better remembering to take these).   I love dairy products, but on days I don't get enough calcium, I take a calcium supplement.   

post #7 of 30

I just take the Rainbow Light prenatals (they have 800 MG folic acid, all you need). I believe my body gets the good stuff from food...:)

post #8 of 30

I'll go digging around for sources later (leaving for a meeting) but folic acid is not actually utilized in your system in the same way as folate - which is what folic acid is trying to mimic. 

 

I drink nettle infusion, take fermented CLO/high vitamin butter oil combo, and eat liver & eggs from pastured chickens.  I'm trying to find a good source of roe/caviar - I can get salmon roe easily but the size of the eggs wigs me out :P

post #9 of 30

I'm currently taking liquid fish oil, floradix, a liquid multi, folic acid, a calcium supplement, a probiotic, and lately C as well.  I may trade out the liquid vitamin for a true prenate or otherwise change things up a bit as seems appropriate for the pregnancy.  The fish oil and floradix make a huge difference in my mental health and energy level, so I fully intend to continue those. 

post #10 of 30
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Originally Posted by mymaya View Post

I just take the Rainbow Light prenatals (they have 800 MG folic acid, all you need). I believe my body gets the good stuff from food...:)



Same here.

 

My diet has become a lot more balanced over the past few months anyways :)

post #11 of 30

I am also taking the Rainbow Light prenatals, they give me so much energy!  Here's my little routine:

 

6oz pure acai juice

scoop greens powder, mixed into juice

scoop chia seeds, mixed into juice

3 prenatals

spirulina

probiotics on days I'm not going to eat yogurt

 

At lunch, I take the remaining 3 prenatals to get the full dose

post #12 of 30

I take three Deva brand vegan supplements: a once daily prenatal, DHA, and Cal-Mag-Zinc-D. I'm trying to get back into the routine of making green smoothies in the morning, but this time I'm going to add in some protein powder (Rainbow light is what I'm looking into) because I want to make absolutely sure I'm getting enough (the jump from pre-pregnancy requirements to first tri is ridiculous! it's like 20 extra grams!)

post #13 of 30

I also am taking the Deva prenatal, as well as Omega Zen algae-derived DHA. I have been taking floradix liquid iron (half doses) for a few months as well, just to get my iron stores in shape.

 

This isn't exactly a supplement, but it is part of my nutrition "plan": every day I have a huge smoothie with flax seeds, a banana, a carrot, tonnes of leafy greens like kale, collards, romaine, frozen berries, soymilk, orange juice, and cinnamon. It's an easy way to know that I'm getting my veggies, and at the end of a work day, I don't have to think of a way to incorporate green and orange veggies into my dinner!

 

ETA: I'm also taking a probiotic daily. I read that it's good for pregnant women in particular, although I can't remember why now.

post #14 of 30
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Originally Posted by planteater View Post

ETA: I'm also taking a probiotic daily. I read that it's good for pregnant women in particular, although I can't remember why now.



I totally forgot about probiotics!  Thanks!! 

I'm sure someone else can chime in as to why they're beneficial- but I take them because I have candida issues.. I haven't taken them in a few months, but my diet has been considerably better and I don't have as many gross candida symptoms as before (I used to wake up every day sick to my stomach... yay candida.)

 

I also had GBS issues last time around and though I'm using a HB midwife as a primary, my hospital backup midwives are swab happy =/

post #15 of 30

I take a Rainbow Light prenatal and Green Pastures fermented cod liver oil with high vitamin butter oil.

post #16 of 30

I take a Rainbow Light prenatal, 2 New Chapter omega fish oils, and an additional b6 and b12.

post #17 of 30

 

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Originally Posted by mymaya View Post

I just take the Rainbow Light prenatals (they have 800 MG folic acid, all you need). I believe my body gets the good stuff from food...:)

 


Originally Posted by WindyCityMom

 

Same here.
 
My diet has become a lot more balanced over the past few months anyways :)

 

 

Me three! I had no idea the RL vitamins were so popular--I fell in love with that brand after confirming that they had the only regular women's daily that didn't make me want to barf, so switching to their prenatal was a given.

 

I cut out most starches and sugars a few months back and have been feeling great since doing so. Lots of home cooking with whole foods, so I'm sure nutrition is way better than it had been in the past.

post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by hyde View Post

 

 

Me three! I had no idea the RL vitamins were so popular--I fell in love with that brand after confirming that they had the only regular women's daily that didn't make me want to barf, so switching to their prenatal was a given.


I guess I was lucky - the ingredients are almost identical to the Whole Foods private label, but RL was priced better and they have a better digestive enzyme blend.  I love them, they give me so much energy!  If I take them without food I get queasy, but I just take them with meals now and it's fine.

 

planteater, that smoothie sounds amazing!  I think I may need to start freezing bananas again and making smoothies.

post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by cryswilkins View Post

The only thing that I take is Rainbow Light Prenatal with an extra DHA and Folic acid supplement.



Me too, but I take a generic prenatal. 

post #20 of 30
I take New Chapter prenatals. Drinking lots of nettle tea for poison oak; sometimes add red raspberry leaf. There are probiotics in my prenatal. I try to eat my omega 3's instead of using a supplement. eventually, by 2nd trimester, I will add chlorella for iron.
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