Our Supplement Guide if You're Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Finding the right supplements during pregnancy can feel overwhelming. You know you need to stay on top of your vitamin and mineral regimen, but understanding which supplements are safe to take can be a challenge.
Here’s what you need to know about our products when you’re pregnant and breastfeeding - including 3 key ingredients to avoid!
3 ingredients to avoid when you’re pregnant and breastfeeding
Research is ongoing about the effects of caffeine during pregnancy but it’s generally recommended that pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should avoid caffeine. While you’re unlikely to be sipping Red Bull when you’re pregnant, there are some hidden sources of caffeine to watch out for. Some herbs and fruit contain caffeine, including antioxidant-rich guarana and kola nuts.
Some supplements like our Greens Extra Energy include kola nuts, so they’re best avoided when you’re pregnant and breastfeeding.
When it comes to taking adaptogens during pregnancy, scientific evidence about whether or not they’re safe is still lacking. Adaptogens have a powerful effect on the body and the effects on pregnant and breastfeeding women is not fully understood. Research is still ongoing when it comes to adaptogens, including Reishi mushrooms and Lion’s Mane mushrooms.
Talk to your healthcare provider before taking any supplements or products containing adaptogens, including products like our Sleep formula.
While vitamins are generally safe to take in their recommended daily amounts when you’re pregnant and breastfeeding, Vitamin B6 may interact with some anti-nausea medications. To avoid any potential problems, talk to your healthcare provider before taking Vitamin B6 supplements, including B-vitamin containing products like our Greens Extra Energy (and remember, this one contains caffeine too!).
4 totally safe supplements to take while pregnant and breastfeeding
If you’re looking for safe supplements to take when you’re pregnant and breastfeeding, here is our list of 4 products that are totally fine:
- Advanced Gut Health Probiotics (apart from our Advanced Gut Health Mood Probiotic)
- Omegas (including Perfect Skin!)
- Fermented Organic Vegan Proteins+
- Fermented Organic Gut Superfoods+
If in doubt, talk to your healthcare provider before taking these supplements to make sure they’re suitable for you.
Likely safe but check with a healthcare professional
There are some products in our collection that may be safe if you’re pregnant and breastfeeding, but check with your healthcare provider to see if they’re right for you. Here’s the list:
Not safe to be take while pregnant or breastfeeding
Some products aren’t safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding, so avoid them during this life phase. Here are 3 products to avoid:
Finding the best supplements for your changing body
When you’re pregnant and breastfeeding, there are some things you learn to live without. Your favorite foods, drinks and guilty pleasures might be on the no go list. And the same is true for supplements.
When it comes to taking supplements, always talk to your healthcare provider to find out which products are safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
If you have any questions or concerns or would like to know more about a specific product, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.