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Controversy over pregnacare conception vitamins.

Mar 20th, 2016, 18:59 PM   #1
 
I bought some pregnacare conception vitamins a few days ago, been taking them and noticed my boobs have started to get sore, after doing some research I noticed it contains a massive amount of vitamin. B1, B6 and B12, in fact up to 800% the recommended daily amount. I then researched what overdose will cause and to my surprise it's breast soreness, exhaustion, insomnia and a load of other things including messing cycles up. I've read loads of reviews. What I don't understand is why on earth have they put such a large amount in them. The male version Wellman is even worse, they contain 8000 times the recommended daily amount of one of the B vitamins, surely this is dangerous ?.x
 
 
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Mar 20th, 2016, 19:04 PM   #2
 
Wait what?! I read online that these are meant to be the best out there...
I just started taking them, unsure I want to keep taking them now. Ahhh!
But surely they wouldn't put consumers at risk...?
 
 

 
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Mar 20th, 2016, 19:16 PM   #3
 
I had to stop taking these as they made me feel so disgustingly nauseous. Apparently it's really common.
A friend of mine recommended Boots Folic Acid & Vitamin D instead x
 
 

 
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Mar 20th, 2016, 19:32 PM   #4
 
I take 80% of vitamins that are on the box listed but in smaller doses. I basically bought each vitamin separately. x
 
 
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Mar 20th, 2016, 20:15 PM   #5
 
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Wait what?! I read online that these are meant to be the best out there...
I just started taking them, unsure I want to keep taking them now. Ahhh!
But surely they wouldn't put consumers at risk...?
Peanutbutter, I have thrown mine in the bin, my boobs are so sore when they shouldn't be, if you google vitamin b6 overdose symptoms it fits lots of bad reviews. According to the net the daily amount for adults is 1.3 mg, pregnacare contain 10mg, thats 700 % daily allowance.
Pigletsmama, another side effect of too much B6 is nausea, it can also cause seizures, lower blood pressure and alter blood sugar levels. High levels of this vitamin is very bad for your health. I'm actually really shocked, I'm so glad I did a bit of research. x
 
 
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Mar 20th, 2016, 20:53 PM   #6
 
I binned mine off too - they just made me feel rank and I only took them for about 5 days!!
 
 

 
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Mar 20th, 2016, 21:13 PM   #7
 
I used these but felt really sick. In the end I just took folic acid and ate a good diet
 
 
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Mar 20th, 2016, 21:58 PM   #8
 
Oh god I'm taking these!! I bought 2 packs so using them up before I buy some regular pregnancy vitamins, should I bin them??

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Mar 20th, 2016, 22:07 PM   #9
 
Ive just ordered some of these! I took them with my daughter and fell pregnant on first month. :-/
 
 

 
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Mar 20th, 2016, 22:47 PM   #10
 
You should read what too much folic acid can do.

Better supplementing with folate rather than folic acid.
 
 
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Mar 20th, 2016, 23:04 PM   #11
 
I've done some research, and 1.9mg is the RDA but you can take upto 100mg before ODing. I have read this on a few sites...
I don't think that a company would do this if there was a risk imo.

Clover it's completely up to you, personally I don't think it'd do anything, after the research i've done. Maybe you should speak to your doctor or nurse? If you don't feel comfortable taking them, just go on a normal multi-vitamin (without Vitamin A) until you've spoken to your doc. xx
 
 

 
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Mar 20th, 2016, 23:18 PM   #12
 
Vitamin B's don't build up to toxic levels as they're water soluble vits, so you'll just pee out excess levels. I really wouldn't worry. Obviously if you think they're making you feel yucky then best to try another brand.

I personally just take the Boots Re-energise effervescent vitamins. They have all the same vitamins in plus I dissolve a tablet in a big glass of water, so it helps me to drink enough during the day.
 
 

 
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Mar 21st, 2016, 05:52 AM   #13
 
What ever your body doesnt use you will pee out anyway, its only vit D that stays in our body, as long as thats not high you are fine x
 
 

 
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Mar 21st, 2016, 11:33 AM   #14
 
I took these pregnacare tablets and came out in an eczema like rash all over my stomach, hips, arms. Went to see my GP and she said its possible its because of the colouring in them? Anyway I stopped taking them and just stick to folic acid, vit d and a healthy diet.
 
 

 
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Mar 21st, 2016, 20:02 PM   #15
 
Well after having regular 28-29 day cycles these vitamins have altered my cycle, I'm day 29 today and absolutely no sign of af, and my boobs hurt when they shouldn't, I am definitely not pregnant as did 3 tests including a frer today, have read countless stories of this stopping cycles for up to 64 days !!! I am gutted now as needed af to arrive today as won't be able to try for next month as my partner won't be here.
Buttercupdaisy, excess B6 can cause a rash like you describe, and pregnacare contains 800% your recommended daily amount !.
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