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post #21 of 50
i'm taking brewers yeast, spirulina, clo, omega-3, multi-mineral, drinking rrl and nettle tea. last pregnancy i'm pretty sure i was anemic in the last month, so i'd like to prevent that this time. debating between floradix and chlorophyll. if i go with floradix, i can only afford to take it for the last trimester.

what is the benefit of chlorella?
post #22 of 50

spirulina and chlorella

For anyone taking spirulina and/or chlorella, what form (pills, powder..) do you take it in and where do you buy it? I've read about all the great benefits there are to taking them (both when pg and not) but with so many options out there I want to make sure I get sometihing that is good quality.

TIA
post #23 of 50
I just switched yesterday to a prenatal vit. I am also taking a choline supp, b6 and I'm still taking vitex. One of the women on TTC gave research that showed that vitex can be used in the first trimester to prevent mc. I was just taking folic acid before along with some other vitamins e,c, b6, calcium, and vitex.
post #24 of 50
what is brewer's yeast for? spirulina? choline?

anyone else find this a little overwhelming?
post #25 of 50
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Originally Posted by PiePie View Post
what is brewer's yeast for? spirulina? choline?

anyone else find this a little overwhelming?
I use nutritional yeast in some of my cooking. It has TONS of vitamins and minerals in it, so maybe that's why some use brewer's yeast.

Spirulina?

I recently watched a segment on smarter babies and in addition to bfing, eating omega-3s, exercising, taking iron, the segment mentioned that a choline supp. can aid in better brain development, leading to smarter children.
post #26 of 50
thanks, sabo. word's still out on SPIRULINA. trishwsu? vaquitita?
post #27 of 50
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what is brewer's yeast for? spirulina? choline?

anyone else find this a little overwhelming?
brewers yeast is high in b vitamins. spirulina also contains b's as well as minerals.
post #28 of 50
thanks. sabo, because i ordered some of the pills you recommended, and vaquitita, i will go to gnc tomorrow and pick up yours. i am going to become a regular pill popper!! :
post #29 of 50
I personally think that spirulina is awesome. I've been taking it for over a year. I had a bunch of warts on my hand and within a week of taking spirulina, they just sloughed off my hand. No scar or anything. I had tried tons of things to get rid of them. Spirulina also cleared up my daughters post nasal drip. And we hardly ever get sick anymore. I also prefer spirulina over a multi vitamin because it's a food. It's very well absorbed by the body.

I also take microhydrin with it (brand name Mega-h). It's an antioxidant. It's also a delivery system. coupled with spirulina, it brings the nutrients into your cells on a nano level.

here's a breakdown of spirulina. http://www.spirulina.com/SPBNutrition.html

Here's a link about microhydrin http://www.antioxidantfoods.com/
post #30 of 50
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what is brewer's yeast for? spirulina? choline?

anyone else find this a little overwhelming?
It's super overwhelming. Luckily, my husband is a chemist and has been doing research for years on what are the best supplements to take. We take spirulina, chlorella, microhydrin, and colostrum (which it says not to take when pregnant, so I don't right now).

I usually make smoothies for the kids to give them their supplements.
post #31 of 50
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Originally Posted by TrishWSU View Post
For anyone taking spirulina and/or chlorella, what form (pills, powder..) do you take it in and where do you buy it? I've read about all the great benefits there are to taking them (both when pg and not) but with so many options out there I want to make sure I get sometihing that is good quality.

TIA
I take it in capsules. We like NOW foods and find that iherb has good prices. I either buy powder or grind them up to put in smoothies for the kids.
post #32 of 50
I take Vibe.
post #33 of 50
what is VIBE?
post #34 of 50
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what is VIBE?
http://www.eniva.com/products/prod_vibe1.html
post #35 of 50
I'm taking prenatals, going to start a DHA suppliment soon, and monavie, an antioxident juice drink. I might be going crazy, and I might change my mind soon, but I could swear that the monavie is preventing morning sickness... it's the only thing different this pregnancy and I haven't even felt nauseus yet! Cool!

-Mindi
post #36 of 50
What don't I take would be an easier Q. I am a living pharmacy. I have to take a lot of these supplements b/c of my clotting genes so pregnant or not, half of them I have to take for the rest of my life.

- 1 generic Pre-natal
- 2 extra mg of Folic Acid for a total of 3mg a day
- 2 Garlic tablets
- 1, Calcium with Magnesium tablet
- 1, 1000 mcg of B12
- 1, 100 mg of B6
- 1 Baby Aspirin (81mg)
- 1, 1200mg Super Omega 3 from Omega Pur

I take all of mine at night or else I'd be so sick to my stomach.
post #37 of 50
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here's a breakdown of spirulina. http://www.spirulina.com/SPBNutrition.html

Here's a link about microhydrin http://www.antioxidantfoods.com/
Is the amount of vitamin A in this safe. There seems to be an excess amout of beta carotene in it, but I'm assuming that's safer than the other type of Vitamin A.

Thanks
post #38 of 50
I take Baby and Me with Herbs, from Megafoods. I used Rainbow Light throughout my first two pregnancies...but I liked this one because it only has about half of the necessary vitamin A. They are food based just like Rainbow Light, though I think they may be more expensive.

I like them alright, but I am still a bit unsure of them.

Anyone else using these? If yes, what do you think of them?

I have thought about trying Rainbow Light again next time I need vitamins..just to see if there is a difference in my energy level.

--I also like to drink the Vitamin water with B vitamins...I used to drink like 5 a day but I have cut back to one with the pregnancy...can you get too many B vitamins in pregnancy?

*With the Vitamin A question...I think that it is too much Vitamin A Palmitate that can cause the majority of health problems in the growing fetus...but I am not entirely sure.
post #39 of 50

The truth about Vitamin A

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Is the amount of vitamin A in this safe. There seems to be an excess amout of beta carotene in it, but I'm assuming that's safer than the other type of Vitamin A.

Thanks
I just looked this up. Apparently, this all originates from a NEJM study in 1995 that indicated that high levels of vitamin A, especially in early pregnancy, might correspond to birth defects.

Among the many problems of this study is the fact that it was retrospective. The fact that they were just looking at vitamin intake doesn't mean that that's the only important factor in whatever the pregnant women were consuming. In other words, (and yes, being stupid to make a point), they were all breathing, yet that wasn't considered as a possible link. Another issue with the study is just how much vitamin A is considered increasing the risks. The study examined levels of 30,000 IU of vitamin A. To put that into perspective, looking at the label off CLO which has vitamin A in it, one serving has 1000-2000 IU. Also according to the label I'm looking at, that is 20-40% DV. Also, vitamin A deficiencies are known to cause birth defects.

You need vitamin A. It's useful for cell formation and function, it's incredibly beneficial to immune system. It is necessary for cellular differentiation and organ development in the fetus. Pregnant women should limit their daily intake between 4000-8000 IU, according to this study.

Beta Carotene is not vitamin A. It is a precurser to vitamin A that the body can convert to vitamin A when needed. It is considered safe and not included in the above study. Most vitamins nowadays have the vitamin A in the form of beta carotene, so again, the above study doesn't apply.

I hope this helps!
-Mindi
post #40 of 50
supermuma: tons of vitamin b can be a problem, but if you are talking about just a little over the rda (what i take) you should be just fine; your body will just excrete it; you may have flourescent yellow pee.
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