Can I Take Morlife Alkalising Greens Whilst Pregnant?
One of the most commonly asked questions we get here at Morlife is if our Alkalising Greens are suitable to take when pregnant or breastfeeding.
Our Alkalising Greens are such an amazing comprehensive product with more than just greens, fruits and vegetable powders, we’ve added other beneficial ingredients such as L-glutamine (an amino acid) along with functional herbs to benefit the body. Because of this, Alkalising Greens are classified as a Formulated Supplementary Sports Food (FSSF).
Legal Warnings On Our FSSF Products
To legally be a FSSF product, it is mandatory to include the warning statement “Not suitable for children under 15 years of age or pregnant women. Should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision”.
Because of this, as a health food company, we legally cannot give advice to pregnant women on whether or not it is suitable to take due to FSANZ (Food Standards Australia New Zealand) regulations. With this in mind, we further generalise that comment to breastfeeding. We at Morlife do recommend you consult a healthcare professional like a naturopath as they are able to give personalised advice to individual situations.
Alternatives To Alkalising Greens Powders For Expectant Mums
So, with all this legal jargon out of the way, you’re probably wondering, are there any alternatives I can take during pregnancy that are a safer option?
The answer is absolutely, 110% YES!
If you’re after a comprehensive style product which is similar to Alkalising Greens, Enter Greens Kidz! Yes, the name could possibly throw you off a little, but this product is suitable not just for kids but perfect for the whole family, this includes pregnant and breastfeeding mums. It contains 27 superfoods including greens, fruits & vegetables.
Greens Kidz has an antioxidant equivalent equal to 6 servings of fruit & vegetables and also contain probiotics (L. acidophilus, B. bifidum, B. lactis & B. longum) and prebiotic fibres (Organic Inulin, Acacia and Australian Green Banana Starch & FOS). Greens Kidz also contains beneficial vitamins and minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin C. Consuming this product is completely safe as the vitamin and minerals were added following the guidelines for children aged 1-3, therefore within safe amounts for women expecting. With this in mind, this product can be of benefit thanks to ingredients such as Magnesium. Magnesium is an essential mineral required to regulate body temperature, nucleic acid and protein synthesis.
During pregnancy it may reduce foetal growth restriction and preeclampsia as well as increase birth weight. Good news for expecting mama-to-be’s!
Single Ingredient Super Greens You May Also Like!
These supergreens are completely fine to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding and even contain nutrients which are important during gestation.
Our Certified Organic Spirulina Powder is one of the most amazing single supergreens you can take, rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants including Betacarotene and Phycocyanin. It also features the plant pigment; chlorophyll and packs in 14% of the recommended daily intake for iron in just a 3.5g serve. Iron is another important mineral which is vital for foetal growth and development. Iron is also essential for normal neurodevelopment during foetal and early childhood development.
This is why women who are expecting have higher requirements for iron. Consuming any of our greens powders couldn’t be easier, as they are super easy to add into smoothies, juices and even in cooking and baking (think soups, sauces, dressings or bliss balls).
Try our Pregnancy-Safe Greens powder today:
If you are expecting and have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at email@example.com
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 Burke, R.M, Leon J.S, Suchdev P.S, 2014, ‘Identification, Prevention and Treatment of Iron Deficiency during the First 1000 Days’, Nutrients, 6,4093-4114