Warning about Emergen-C drink supplement packets
Great info on here, so I thought I'd pass on my own!
I bought the Vitamin C Emergen-C drink supplement packets to add to my water, thinking it is good for the baby. I drink two of them yesterday and then thought "wow, 1,000 mg per packet is a lot of vitamin c, i should look that up" i looked it up and the RECOMMENDED DOSAGE OF VITAMIN C FOR PREGNANT WOMAN OVER 18 IS 85 MG A DAY!
So, There is 120mg in my prenatal, 40 mg in the oj i drank, and 2,000 mg in the emergen-c i drank....so i was WAY over the limit. Even the upper limits of vitamin c that you take is NO MORE THAN 1,000-2,000 mg.
The effects on the baby from od on vitamin c are this: the child can be born with scurvy from the vitamin c deficiency they get when they are out of your body and no longer receiving that much, also in the third trimester, it is known to cause birth defects, and the scariest one: 4 WEEKS OR YOUNGER GESTATION, IF YOU DRINK MORE THAN 4,000 MG A DAY, IT IS KNOWN AS THE "HOME ABORTION" You are likely to miscarry.
SO, PLEASE, be careful, even with vitamins. I read every book there is about how to have a healthy pregnancy, and never thought a vitamin could harm you. Check out everything! Thanks.