There's some artifical sweetener in it (sorbitol and sucralose - certainly nothing too bad), and "natural and artifical orange flavor".... other than that it's just vitamins and herbs, and some baking soda (to make it fizz).....
I take it all the time. My midwife said it's fine.
ETA: It does have 100% of the daily requirement of Vit A in it. Too much Vitamin A is definitely bad during pregnancy (esp first trimester), so just don't take more than one a day. Your prenatal vitamin most likely lacks Vit A (most do), so it's unlikely you're getting too much combined with other sources. Hope that helps.
It seems like the verdict is generally out on Airborne while prengant (I've read everything from definitely not to sure, why not?) but the general consensus is that Emergen-C is a safer alternative for boosting your immune system. Personally, I don't know anything about Chinese herbs and a lot of what is listed in the ingredients are Chinese herbs (somebody said it's the same formula as yin chau (sp?) so maybe that's a place to start looking?). In lieu of research I'm not up to, I skip it.
My favorite cold remedy is called Spanish Lemonade. It sounds really gross, but I swear it works! Crush 1 clove of garlic and juice one lemon into a mug. Pour boiling hot water over and cover for about 5 minutes. Sweeten with a touch of honey and drink up! I can do 3 or 4 of these on my worst days.
My midwives recommended emergency-c... I told them I heard it wasn't safe, it was, and they said to get an "over dose" of the vitamins.... you'd have to take a butt load (they didn't actually say "butt load"...but they implied it).
I agree, it's a no no during pregnancy. I researched it early on this pg, since I'll be pg during cold/flu season and anticipate getting a cold in the next few months.. I found Zicam is a-okay, and that always works well for me, so I'll be using that IF I need it.
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