Can you take extra vitamins/minerals on SS?

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  1. HelenaHandbasket

    HelenaHandbasket Full Member

    I'd like to try for a baby some time next year. Is it safe to take extra vitamins and minerals while Sole Sourcing, in preparation for getting pregnant?

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  3. sim94

    sim94 Cambridge Diet Counsellor

    Not a good idea. It can be dangerous having to many vitamins. On SS you are getting all the vitamins and minerals you need.
  4. HelenaHandbasket

    HelenaHandbasket Full Member

    Thanks. What about folic acid? Does CD contain any?

  5. sim94

    sim94 Cambridge Diet Counsellor

    Not 100% sure,but CD contains Folacin.
    I Googled it and they do seem like they are the same thing, but as I say not 100% sure.
  6. CW Consultant

    CW Consultant Gold Member

    CD contains 100% RDA folic acid.
  7. CW Consultant

    CW Consultant Gold Member

    Folacin and Folic Acid are the same - both names for Vitamin B9
  8. HelenaHandbasket

    HelenaHandbasket Full Member

    Brilliant :). Thanks, all.

  9. Mrs B

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  11. Sooty7

    Sooty7 Member

    I know CD contains 100% RDA of vitamins and minerals, but RDA is really the very MINIMUM amount your body needs (most people think is is the maximum). Probably wouldn't be a problem to take an extra supplement. Safe maximum levels are usually many, many times the RDA but of course it would be worth checking these first, especially fat soluble vitamins. As for the water soluble ones, no problem because what your body doesn't use it gets rid of.
  12. CW Consultant

    CW Consultant Gold Member

    I recently enquired about folic acid with Head Office and was advised that if anyone was to take extra if they were TTC they should discuss it with their GP.

    The RDA of the vitamins in the packs as shown is what is in there at the last day before their best before date.

    In fact the vitamins etc are far more than the RDA in fresh stock to allow for shelf life deterioration.

    So it may say 100% RDA Folic Acid but in reality it could be far more.
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