Emergen C and Pregnancy

Emergen C and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful time but it is also the time when you should take care of yourself. You should eat right so as to ensure the health of your baby. Whatever you eat, your baby eats. You should always remember that and you should make sure you avoid bad habits and unhealthy foods. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Always stick to healthy foods during your pregnancy. Vitamins and minerals are very important for the health of your baby. If you are deficient in any of them, you should take dietary supplements to fulfill the need. Emergen C is an example of an effective dietary supplement. It is available as a powder and can be mixed with any beverage. Most women prefer plain water.

This supplement is easily available in grocery stores, in drugstores, and the Internet. This supplement is great in that it helps you strengthen your immune system, which actually grows weak during pregnancy. Alongside, it safeguards you from illnesses such as flu and cold.

Consult your doctor before making a purchase

When you look through the drugstore or the grocery store or even online, you will find that Emergen C comes in numerous formulas. The right one for you depends on your requirements. Hence, consulting your doctor is important before making a purchase.

The formulas are Energy Booster, Heart Health, Joint Health, Immune Defense, and Bone Health. The original formula is for the immune system. It has vitamin C essentially (1000 mg). The supplements also come in various flavors. The ingredients will of course depend on the flavor and the formula that you choose. However, most of them contain vitamin C as ascorbic acid, chromium ascorbate, and zinc ascorbate.

Alongside, fructose works as the sweetener. Some packets may consist of vegetable juice powders and fruit juice powders. These powders give color as well as flavor. In the Bone Health formula, you will find stevia, which is a natural sweetener. This herb is supposed to be safe but tests have not been conducted to prove it.

Prenatal vitamins

Prenatal vitamins are very important for pregnant women. All doctors will recommend that but you should be very careful not to take overdoses. Overdose of any one prenatal vitamin can be dangerous. If you are already taking prenatal vitamins, thus, you should consult your doctor before adding Emergen C to your diet because the ramifications can be very dangerous.

You should never go above hundred percent of the suggested allowance per day. You should be absolutely careful about this. For instance, the intake of vitamin C should not be more than 2,000 mg each day. If you go overboard with this vitamin, you will put yourself and your baby under the risk of premature birth. Doing something good is fine but too much is too bad!

Emergen C may not be good for all pregnant women

Another thing to remember is that Emergen C may not be good for all pregnant women. For example, if you have a medical condition, Emergen C may not be the right choice for you. You should, thus, always consult the doctor to find out if it is safe for you. If you have a pregnancy complication or if the doctor has predicted a premature birth for you, you should avoid Emergen C.

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Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Maureen Stephens, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.