WildFlower2350 said:Make sure it isn't "raw". I have Bragg's Raw Apple Cider Vinegar which is unpasteurized. I was told by my doc not to consume that. Just make sure whatever you have is pasteurized.
Make sure it isn't "raw". I have Bragg's Raw Apple Cider Vinegar which is unpasteurized. I was told by my doc not to consume that. Just make sure whatever you have is pasteurized.
100% totally fine, but it can cause digestive discomfort. Make sure you brush you teeth very well after taking it, it is (obviously) highly acidic. Don't take more than you would take if you weren't pregnant.Raw ACV is the only ACV worth taking. It needs to have "the mother" in it to get the full benefits. The issues with unpasteurized (unheated) vinegar are not the same as milk products. You aren't consuming mold or harmful bacteria in raw ACV.Can I ask why you are taking it though?
Bolded text -- Do not follow this advice, unless you've seriously looked it up yourself, OP.
During my college years, I came down with something bad and was on an apple juice and saltine cracker diet for a couple weeks. After that fiasco, my dentist looked at my teeth and asked me if I had been drinking pop and brushing my teeth right after. Apparently enamel would get soft after exposure to acidic food and drinks, brushing right after would brush away or in my case caused the enamel to move and be unevenly distributed. This could lead to enamel erosion.
Seriously please research it yourself and make your own judgment call.
There are few human data on the safety of herbal remedies in pregnancy.
Remember that there is no registration process with the FDA, which takes action only if something is found to be unsafe after marketing and makes no claims to monitor something used by children or in pregnancy.
Multiple herbals such as black cohosh, goldenseal, rue, chase berry and pennyroyal oil are uterine stimulants and/or abortifacients and should be avoided, obviously. Ephedra has a significant association with birth defects, including anencephaly (google it only if you're ready it is terrible). Other weight loss products are associated with switching of the great vessels (to the heart, not good).
The real question to you, OP, is why would you put something in your body that may have harm to your fetus to manage your symptoms when your sore throat will resolve itself with time?
Also to those of you stating that Bragg's website says it is safe, OF COURSE IT DOES. THEY ARE SELLING IT TO YOU. THEY ARE NOT FDA REGULATED AND CAN SAY WHATEVER THEY WANT!
Here's the CDC for you: http://www.cdc.gov/pregnancy/meds/