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post #21 of 40
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Originally Posted by CookAMH View Post


The brazil nut provides the right amount of selenium in one nut...more is not needed. I'm assuming the same is true for the walnut but I don't know which nutrient it provides.

Pretty much :)

 

Brazil nut is for selenium, and more than 1 is not recommended. Walnuts are are good plant source for omega 3s, they supposedly lower cholesterol, and a bunch of other potential stuff - there´s no real dose for them, but since we add both nuts to a fruit + greens smoothie in the morning, it's easier to tell my DH to just get two of each (the smoothie is for both of us) wink1.gif

post #22 of 40
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Originally Posted by chispita View Post

Pretty much :)

 

Brazil nut is for selenium, and more than 1 is not recommended. Walnuts are are good plant source for omega 3s, they supposedly lower cholesterol, and a bunch of other potential stuff - there´s no real dose for them, but since we add both nuts to a fruit + greens smoothie in the morning, it's easier to tell my DH to just get two of each (the smoothie is for both of us) wink1.gif

thanks!!! :)

post #23 of 40

I take :
Raw Vitamin Code Prenatals (3)

Raw Vitamin Code Vitamin C (2)

Cal/Mag/Potassium Citrate from Source Natural (3)

Vitamin D (2000 IUS) 

Fish Oil (Source Natural) - getting fermented when these run out

Probiotic (1) Udo's

Kyolic garlic (2)

One more plain Magnesium Citrate at night right before bed for sleeping

 

I also take herbs before breakfast- hawthorne, passionflower and motherwort to help with my higher (but normal for me) blood pressure.

And pregnancy tea on days I remember to make an infusion. 

post #24 of 40
I take a B complex vitamin
Fish oil gel capsule
Magnesium/calcium
Magnesium citrate
Brazil nit
Zinc
D vitamin gel capsule

And I focus like hell on superfoods to try to get as much good stuff from the source as possible. Spinach, broccoli, yams, beans, eggs, salmon, nuts, blueberries, yogurt, and tea, to name a few. Our diet is so spendy but I at least like the stuff.
post #25 of 40
Doc gave the OK to start Floradix . I didn't want to bc I have a terrible fear of constipation, but I have been so dog-tired I gotta try something.
post #26 of 40

Green Pastures Cold Liver/High Vitamin Butter Oil.

 

Also taking Rainbow Light Pre-Natals, which my midwife recommended.

 

Oh, and I'm trying to take infusions of nettles, red raspberry tea, and oat straw.

post #27 of 40
I was taking rainbow light prenatals before pregnancy but after blood tests to check my vitamin and mineral levels it showed that I was not absorbing it well. I have a terrible digestive system after taking an antibiotic about 3 years ago. My naturopath put me on Vital Nutrients Prenatal because they are easily absorbed.

I also take Omega DHA, D-Mannose, and Critical Care Probiotics twice a day.
post #28 of 40

I take Garden of Life Raw Prenatals and New Chapter Wholemega Fish Oil. I've been happy with both. I want to up my Vitamin D levels though. Missing the sunshine this winter.

post #29 of 40

my omegas were giving me bad stomach cramps and diarrhea (TMI? sorry!) met with midwife first time today, am going to change my vit and supplements. only take 1-2 omegas a day, my prenatal, Bcomplex, probiotics.

post #30 of 40

shoot. vit. d is what i need to take as well. forgot that!

post #31 of 40

I take daily

3 New Chapter prenatal 

calm magnesium/calcium powder

4000-8000 iu d-drops 

2 gel caps EPA's

2-4 PGX (fibre)1 nutricalm (b complex)

b 12 sub lingual tab

1 tbsp Carlson's cod liver oil

600mg GABA 

 

water kefir and kumbacha tea and other fermented foods

 

symptomatically I take 

chewable GABA

apple cider vinegar

teas for nausea, digestion, bladder, and laxative effects

post #32 of 40

i have a vitamin/supplement question...

is it okay to take all your daily prenatal vitamins( i.e. 3/day) at one time?

i am so nauseous in the morning & most of the day...& my prenatals make me gag.

the only time i can take them is at night....

 

does anyone know if i can take all 3 at one time?

post #33 of 40

You can take the all at once. I could affect how they're absorbed, but I always took mine at once.

post #34 of 40

thanks cookamh!

post #35 of 40

I have a question regarding supplementing with protein powder.

I recently picked up a sample of Vega Sport and I can't determine what's in it that would warrant the "Do not us if you are pregnant or breastfeeding" warning label. I asked the midwife today, showed her the packet and she said maybe because it's sweetened by stevia leaf extract.

Other than that it has (copied directly from packet)

- "complete protein blend": pea protein, SaviSeed sacha inchi protein, sprouted whole grain brown rice protein, alfalfa protein

- branched chain amino acid complex: L-leucine, L-isoleucine, L-valine

- L-glutamine

- digestive enzyme blend: protease (plant and bacterial), aminopeptidase, HemiSEB (amylase, pectinase, phytase, hemicellulase)

A lot of the protein powders out there use stevia and the official statement is that its effects have not been studied on pregnant women...

Does anyone else use a non-whey protein powder they like that has a high amount of protein (20g or more) per serving?

post #36 of 40

I haven't. Those ingredients all seem fine. I am confused about Stevia...I never thought to not use it in pregnancy.

post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by dakipode View Post

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Does anyone else use a non-whey protein powder they like that has a high amount of protein (20g or more) per serving?
I like the Hemp Shake line from Nutiva (either chocolate or vanilla, and there's a berry flavor I haven't tried). The protein count is 15gm per serving. I add brewers yeast (16gm pro) and sometime PB to up the protein. And the proetin count of whatever milk you mix it with (almond for me). The sweetener in it is coconut sugar.
post #38 of 40

haurelia, thanks for the suggestion. I saw that last time I was at Vitamin Cottage but they didn't have any sample sizes so I was hesitant to buy a whole canister. Does hemp taste different in any way? What about brewer's yeast? I usually mix my protein powder in soymilk or juice but if I find a neutral one I could potentially put it in soups as well. Also I usually only use half a serving, that's why I was looking for high protein since it gets so thick otherwise.

post #39 of 40
Hi again. Made a mistake...the hemp shake mix is 11gm per serving. Oops! I don't know about plain hemp powder's neutrality, but the shakes are flavored and sweetened. Brewers yeast has a rather nutty taste. I like it in soup, on cottage cheese, on popcorn, in a quesadilla--anything savory. It hides well in the chocolate hemp shake. I use the Lewis Labs brand from our co-op. 16gm protein per 2tbsp.
post #40 of 40

I'm taking Naturemade prenatals and a vegan DHA 

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