I've heard something about avoiding vitamin A and pregnancy; can someone explainn this to me? I know that diet shakes are not recommended because of the vitamin A content (I don't drink them anyway) but what about "Up & Go"? I drink them sometimes and just had one this morning, then I check the ingredients and it says vitamin A- 17% RDI. Is this normal or added? I checked other drinks out of curiosity, like the juice in my fridge and the Milo tin, none of those say vitamin A. Should I be avoiding anything that has vitamin A as an added ingrediant like Up N go? Why?
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26-01-2012 10:08 #1
What about Vitamin A
26-01-2012 10:31 #2
I don't think up and go's would have much of an effect but I am no expert. I think the cause of concern is something called teratogens (which also occurs from drugs etc). Babies can be born with abnormalities. You would need to be taking alot of vit a (more than 10,000IU from supplements and food etc).
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26-01-2012 10:44 #3
I had Up & Gos when I was pregnant and my baby is ok.
I think Vitamin A, like Hokey Pokey said, is only a problem in big quantities. 17% of your RDI isn't going to be a huge amount. I also imagine diet shakes aren't great because they are designed to be drunk 2-3 times a day, everyday whereas an Up & Go is going to be once a day at most (and sounds like you aren't even having them that often).
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26-01-2012 11:01 #4
Thanks for your helpful advice
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