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: SuperMom MultiVitamins: FAQs & Answers
: shannymack22 March 22, 2006, 02:44:14 PM
are supermom tablets organic?
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: creekmom March 23, 2006, 05:56:22 PM
Hi,

I have just been reading about these two products and was wondering do you have to take the spirulina in addition to the Supermom tablets to get all the benefits of the Spirulina?  Is 250 mg of the Spirulina enough in the Supermom tablets?  Hope this makes sense.  I am so excited to have found this information.  Thanks.

Elizabeth
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: ForeverGirl March 23, 2006, 06:57:27 PM
are supermom tablets organic?

No. Although Supermom is made from high quality ingredients, it is not certified Organic.
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: Gabriel Anast March 23, 2006, 11:02:50 PM
Hi,

I have just been reading about these two products and was wondering do you have to take the spirulina in addition to the Supermom tablets to get all the benefits of the Spirulina?  Is 250 mg of the Spirulina enough in the Supermom tablets?  Hope this makes sense.  I am so excited to have found this information.  Thanks.

Elizabeth

I think the Supermom is enough for a healthy, normal person. I also take Spirulina tabs though, especially on very demanding days. The Spirulina really gives me an extra boost.
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: Gabriel Anast March 25, 2006, 07:50:44 AM
I am interested in the Supermom Tabs. However, I currently take the Juice Plus for adults and wondered how these are different. Would it be safe to take both at the same time?

Thanks, K__
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: Gabriel Anast March 25, 2006, 07:54:42 AM
I am interested in the Supermom Tabs. However, I currently take the Juice Plus for adults and wondered how these are different. Would it be safe to take both at the same time?

Thanks, K__

Taking both Supermom and the JuicePlus or most other Multi-Vitamin supplements should be fine, however, realize that Supermom is a multivitamin just like whatever you are taking. As a matter of fact they are probably very similar. The difference with Supermom is that is contains Spirulina which really enhances the bio-availability... in other words the Spirulina really helps the vitamins to get where they need to go in your body so they can do their work!

You might try taking a week off your vitamin to take the Supermom instead and see if you can tell a difference between the two... then continue to take the one that seems to work best.

--gabe

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: Gabriel Anast March 25, 2006, 10:17:56 AM
Do you suggest taking either the Supermom or Spirulina?  Would you think it best to take Spirulina alone if already taking another multivitamin?  Do you primarily recommend the Supermom for pregnant women, or anyone who is needing an extra boost?

K__
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: Gabriel Anast March 25, 2006, 10:19:05 AM
Do you suggest taking either the Supermom or Spirulina?  Would you think it best to take Spirulina alone if already taking another multivitamin?  Do you primarily recommend the Supermom for pregnant women, or anyone who is needing an extra boost?

K__

Supermom is good for anyone (even men actually) as a great Multi-Vitamin. The energy boost comes from the enhanced ability of the vitamins and minerals to get to where they are needed. This helps clean out toxins and build tissues... the energy boost is from a cleaner body!

You can take it with extra Spirulina (we do) or not.

And yes (as above) you can also take Spirulina with your regular Milti-Vitamin for enhanced bioavailability.

--gabe
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: dmgauze March 26, 2006, 11:57:16 AM
Just read an article in NGJ about Spirulina.  Maybe I'm not looking in the right place to find the differences.  Can anyone help on this?  Thanks!
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: healthybratt March 26, 2006, 05:38:06 PM
Ingredients list from Super Mom label



     Amount Per Serving    % Daily Value
Beta-Carotene (as pro-Vitamin A 6 mg)     10,000 IU      200%
Vitamin C (from Calcium Ascorbate)     500 mg      833%
Vitamin D (as Ergocalciferol)     200 IU      50%
Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopheryl Succinate)     200 IU      667%
Vitamin K (from Green Foods)     25 mcg      31%
Thiamine (from Thiamine HCI) (Vitamin B-1)     50 mg      3333%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)     50 mg      2941%
Niacin (as Niacinamide) (Vitamin B-3)     50 mg      250%
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCI)     50 mg      2500%
Folate (Folic Acid)     400 mcg      100%
Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin)     100 mcg      1667%
Biotin     100 mcg      33%
Pantothenic Acid     50 mg      500%
Calcium (from Calcium Carbonate and Calcium Ascorbate)     100 mg      10%
Iron (from AAC*)     10 mg      56%
Iodine (from Kelp)     150 mcg      100%
Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide and AAC*)     50 mg      13%
Zinc (from AAC*)     15 mg      100%
Selenium (from AAC*)     50 mcg      71%
Copper (from AAC*)     1 mg      50%
Manganese (from AAC*)     5 mg      250%
Chromium (from Yeast-free GTF)     100 mcg      83%
Molybdenum (from AAC*)     50 mcg      67%
Potassium (from AAC*)     50 mg      1%
Boron (from AAC*)     1 mg      †
Vanadium (from AAC*)     50 mcg      †
Choline (from Choline Bitartrate)     50 mg      †
Inositol     50 mg      †
PABA     30 mg      †
Spirulina     250 mg      †
Chlorella (Broken Cell Wall)     250 mg      †
Barley Grass (Organic)     250 mg      †
Alfalfa Juice Concentrate     100 mg      †
Octocosanol (Wheat Free)     100 mcg      †
Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus) (Root)     50 mg      †
Citrus Bioflavonoids (37% Total Bioflavonoids as Hesperidin)     50 mg      †
Rutin     25 mg      †
Psyllium Husk Fiber     50 mg      †
Echinacea purpurea (root)     50 mg      †
Apple Pectin     25 mg      †
Betaine HCI     25 mg      †
Glutamic Acid     25 mg      †
Papain (from Papaya)     25 mg      †
Lipase     10 mg      †
Amylase     10 mg      †
Chlorophyll     9 mg      †
Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
AAC* Amino Acid Chelate

http://www.beeyoutiful.com/goodness/product_info.php?cPath=1&products_id=5
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: kaylhew March 27, 2006, 11:29:49 AM
I am interested in the SuperMom vitamins - they sound phenomenal.  However, I have some questions after comparing the ingredients with my current womens multi-vitamin.  My multi contains almost all the same ingredients on the list down to Zinc.  The amounts of Folate, Magnesium nd Zinc are he same in both vitamins, but my multi contains more Calcium and Iron. My multi has 100% of the daily recommended values for most of the ingredients, but SuperMom seems to have much more than the recommended values based on the same 2000 calorie diet. I have heard it is possible to take too much vitamin, and am concerned with the high amounts in the SuperMom vitamins (especially with the addition of Spirulina which I understand increases potency).  I am also curious about why there are such lower amounts of Calcium and Iron (because those two are so important for women to have).  Can anyone shed light on these questions for me?  Thanks!
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: ForeverGirl March 27, 2006, 12:08:43 PM
I have heard it is possible to take too much vitamin, and am concerned with the high amounts in the SuperMom vitamins (especially with the addition of Spirulina which I understand increases potency).  I am also curious about why there are such lower amounts of Calcium and Iron (because those two are so important for women to have).  Can anyone shed light on these questions for me?  Thanks!

This thread will help answer your question:


http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,13.0.html

As far as the Calcium... I take Bon Ami along with Supermom because I have back problems and arthritis, and feel like a need extra Cal, Mag, and Boron.

I believe most iron, taken in tablet forum, is hard to break down and most of it doesn't become bio-available to your body. However, Supermom iron is taken WITH Spirulina, the ulitmate bio-availability medium. So the iron you get in Supermom should be enough - unless you have an unsual deficiency. In that case, I recommend you take extra iron with Spirulina.

As the two thread links will show you, overdosing on vitamins is not likely unless we're talking about A or K.
There is no A in Supermom. There IS beta-carotene, which provides vit A, but it does not stay in your body to reach toxic levels.

And the K in Supermom is not synthetic K3 (which can be toxic) - it is natural K that comes in the Spirulina. Also, theraputic doses of natural vitamins are much higher than synthetic vit. doses (up to 1,000 micrograms per day). Follow this link to find out more about vit K:

http://chiroweb.com/archives/11/13/23.html
 
Hope that helps.

http://www.healthy.net/asp/templates/article.asp?PageType=article&ID=2140

Here's another good Vitamin K link, more indepth...
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: ladi_dy March 29, 2006, 01:24:41 PM
I started taking SuperMom 7 days ago.  After day 5, I started getting a rash on both my inner thighs.  Two days later, it is very itchy and is a larger area.  Would this be because of taking Supermom and detoxing, or would this be a negative reaction?  I have continued taking the rec. dose, but I'm not sure if I should keep on and see if it goes away.  Any suggestions?  Has this happened to anyone else?  Thank you.
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: ForeverGirl March 29, 2006, 06:03:12 PM
I have not heard of negative reactions like this, and it does sound like detoxing, but...

Have you had any other detox symptoms? If not, maybe you *should* try laying off the Supermom for a week, and then easing back into it with one tablet per day.

You might also cut out the most toxic foods; grain fed meats, unorganic popcorn, sugars, and preserved foods.

I got a rash on my inner thighs for about a week after my second child was born, and I believe it was a detox symptom. It went away after 7 -10 days.

 
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: feismom4 March 31, 2006, 09:35:24 AM
I was looking forward to the health benefits of SuperMom, but unfortunately it seems to be causing my blood pressure to rise to dangerous levels. :'( I am currently medicated for HBP and need to watch it carefully.

I am wondering if SuperMom vitamins have any stimulants in them that could be causing the problem. Could it be the spirulina?

I would appreciate any advice or research you have to share regarding high blood pressure and SuperMom.

Thanks!
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: Gabriel Anast April 01, 2006, 02:26:42 PM
Actually Spirulina is commonly reported to either "have no effect" on blood pressure, or to "lower blood pressure." I don't think there is anything in Supermom that would raise blood pressure, however, it is possible that if you are taking the Supermom at the same time as you take your blood pressure medication, the Supermom is "detoxing" your body of the blood pressure medication!

First, quit taking the Supermom and see if your BP re-adjusts. Then start taking the Supermom again at a reduced dose, and take it at a different time than you take your BP meds. If things stay in balance, try taking the recommended dose to see if your BP is still stable.

If things get out of whack again, write back, as we are very interested in your results.

As an aside, Grapefruit juice is known to help lower blood pressure, however, it is also known to enhance or decrease the effects of certain medications.

Here is an article on using grapefruit to lower blood pressure:

http://www.theallineed.com/health/06031702.htm

Although, if you use a "Calcium Antagonist/Calcium Channel Blocker" grapefruit juice will actually increase the bioavailability of the medicine making it effects stronger, and its side-effects stronger! Here are some common ones: Felodipine (Plendil), Nicardipine (Cardene), Nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia), Nimodipine (Nimotop), Nisoldipine (Sular), Verapamil (Calan, Covera-HS, Isoptin, Verelan)

See this page for the dangers of grapefruit juice and some medications:

http://www.internationalclinic.co.kr/MI/content.asp?idx=70

Also, here is a really great article on natural hypertension options:

http://curezone.com/dis/1.asp?C0=60

--gabe


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: petrimama April 02, 2006, 04:51:17 AM
I just wanted to point out that when taking any supplements, you alone are responsible for monitoring the amounts and ingredients.  During my own recent reading I found that (and am still trying to make a decision about) combining my usual multi with Supermom might be giving me too much selenium, as well as calcium and some b-vitamins.  I still need to look into this, especially because I am pregnant, and I will come to my own decision as to what I will be taking in addition to Supermom, if anything.  (In the meantime, I'm probably driving the Tallents crazy with all of my questions!)  You might want to do your own research as well, as everyone's body responds individually to a certain degree.             ~L
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: 6littlelambs April 05, 2006, 02:51:33 AM
I have ordered the supermom tablets. I have been taking 2 Tbsp a day of Jane Juice(my own version of Jungle Juice lol) Is it ok to take both? If yes should I split up when I take them? I don't want to do too much but hey I need all the help I can get  ;D
Thanks
Renee
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: Pure April 09, 2006, 08:48:22 AM
K,
You wondered about the difference between the Supermom tablets and Juice Plus for adults and if it would be safe to take them at the same time.  The difference is that Juice Plus capsules, chewables, and Gummies are not vitamins.  JP is 17 different fruits, vegetables, and whole grains that have been juiced, dried, and encapsulated.  I was juicing my own produce (carrots, spinach, parsley) when I discovered JP and was thrilled that they were going to do all the work for me of cleaning, chopping, juicing, etc.  Anyway, adding JP to your diet is the next best thing to adding all of those fruits and veggies to your diet.  So, yes it is safe to take along with your Supermom or regular vitamin supplement.  In fact, there is a study underway at the U. of Mississippi measuring pregnancy outcomes (especiall pre-eclampsia) using Juice Plus capsules for adults vs. a placebo.  Both groups of women are also taking pre-natal vitamins.  Hope this is helpful.
KHS
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: StephTallent April 09, 2006, 07:26:44 PM
Had a lady e-mail us recently with this question.  I have never experienced anything like what she was describing myself but though maybe some of you here would have some insight.  :)

I received my order on Monday for the Supermom vitamins and spirulina. I began taking the Supermom 2 daily with breakfast for the last 5 days. But I have had trouble eating ever since. My stomach feels like it is totally full all of the time (that miserable like I stuffed myself too much feeling and that is after getting down only 1/4 of a peanut butter sandwich). It stays like that all day and I am barely able to eat. Although I do feel hungry at meals, only a few bites gives me that stuffed feeling. I have always taken vitamins and a daily mulitvitamin before and never had this happen (I am even used to a greening vitamin with Spirunlina in it). Also, I do not have much extra weight on me at this point and can't really afford to lose weight. What do you recommend about this? Thank you.
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: Wife, Mom, Teacher April 10, 2006, 06:15:47 AM
What happens when you "detox"?  My husband and I started taking the SuperMom tabs last week and neither of us has noticed any change...  Maybe we are just so healthy already!  Ha ha ha ;D
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: StephTallent April 10, 2006, 08:06:02 AM
My hubby and I did not experience any noticeable detox symptoms either! :) Actually, from the feedback we've gotten those who experience noticeable or severe detox symptoms are in the minority to those that don't. 
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: mishy April 12, 2006, 09:20:56 PM
I just started taking SuperMom.  My urine is now a bright yellow.  Is this good or bad?  I had this happen to me with the prenatal prescription and thought they were just going right through me so I went out and bought some capsule ones and didn't have any pretty color shows after that.  So whazzup with the SuperMom?  Is this a detox indicator or am I just sending these vitamins on their merry way??? 
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: mrsroeser April 16, 2006, 03:25:09 PM
My son and I went almost completely yeast free about a month ago right about the same time I started taking the supermom vitamins.. We've only had yeast a couple of times since and boy does it ever taste STRONG to me now!!  :o I never noticed it before... We have a great local bakery that makes natural sour dough bread with organic wheat flour... it's so yummy.. Anyway... since the change, I've had sooo much energy!!! ;D :o I used to struggle with sluggishness so much.. I used to be the biggest coffee fiend!!  I hardly need a whole cup in the morning now!  I used to feel so tired in the afternoons and felt like I didn't even have enough energy for my ONE child... I used to go to bed by 8:30-9:00 when my husband is such a night owl.. (bad combo for intimacy  ;) ) Now I'm not even sleepy by the time I put my little guy to bed at 8:30... I'm completely awake WITH energy until my husband is ready for bed... This has not been the case since we got married five years ago!  I should add that I always remember being tired and sluggish as a teenager and even a child too.. It's so strange that I have so much energy!! I was joking with my sister that there must be crack in those vitamins!!!  It actually had me so worried that I kept re-reading the ingredients!  Anyway.....I've also lost a couple pounds off my all ready thin frame... My best friend who also started the yeast free life style and vitamins at the same time, came over to my house last week and I couldn't believe her face!  It was so much thinner- not because she lost weight but because it wasn't bloated like it is a lot of times!  She also has had a lot of energy... We were laughing at how happy we have been! Do you think this is all because of those vitamins or the no-yeast thing??  or maybe a combination of the two?  Let me know what you think... I thought I would report to all of you how much of an effect I've noticed since making these changes at the same time.  Very encouraging in my opinion!!
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: ForeverGirl April 16, 2006, 06:33:48 PM
"I was joking with my sister that there must be crack in those vitamins!!!  It actually had me so worried that I kept re-reading the ingredients!"


ROFLOL!!! The funny thing is - you're not the first person that has said that! Somebody else called recently to ask if we were putting drugs in the Supermom vits!!  ;D ;D ;D

I believe your yeast-free diet had a lot to do with the way you are feeling now too, but I still remember the drastic change in the way I felt when I first started taking these vitamins. I felt like I'd developed a different personality overnight. My mom said "what's happened to you - you're 8 months pregnant and buzzing around like you have all the energy in the world - I've never seen you act like this - even when you were a kid!" ::)

I'm glad it's working for you !

Rebekah
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: lewisquiverfull April 18, 2006, 06:32:03 PM
Taking vitamins with iron make me very nauseus (?) Is there a SuperMom vitamin without the iron, or what do you suggest???
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: Gabriel Anast April 18, 2006, 07:40:01 PM
Taking vitamins with iron make me very nauseus (?) Is there a SuperMom vitamin without the iron, or what do you suggest???

Hmmm... we are working on "Superdad" which won't have Iron... but probably will have other stuff you won't want.

Your best bet it to take another multi that you like alond with Spirulina tabs. I am not sure this will work as well as Supermom... but it might... and it will probably work a lot better than taking the multi alone.

--gabe
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: LilyEilis April 19, 2006, 06:32:39 AM
So...about a week ago, I received my order of Supermom and spirulina (and Tummy Tune-up, but that doesn't apply to this post!) and immeadiately started taking them.   At my dad's recommendation (because of the high percentage of some vitamins in it), I started out taking half a dosage (one Supermom and two or three spirulinas a day).  I continued this for a few days, but didn't really notice a difference....either good or bad...no extra energy, but then no real detox symptoms either, other than the occasional sugar/"toxic" (my phrasing) headache when I ate something bad, but I've had those before taking Supermom.  I decided this might be because of the half dosage so one day I took a whole dosage (two Supermoms and six spirulinas)...and didn't notice any difference then either, so I went back to the half dose.  What is the problem?  Am I just not giving it enough time?  And do you all take two Supermoms a day?  And how many spirulinas should you supplement it with?  Any help would be great...thank you!
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: mrsroeser April 19, 2006, 06:59:56 AM
Hi.. I've been taking two supermom's everyday since I've gotten them... Never ordered anything to supplement them like the spirulina tabs... I've had great results... Yesterday was the only day that I only took one.. (because I forgot to take the second one)... I didn't feel as energetic as I have been.. Also, I always take them in the morning... I don't know if any of that helps.. but that's what I do and have had good results..
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: LilyEilis April 19, 2006, 08:05:31 AM
Hi.. I've been taking two supermom's everyday since I've gotten them... Never ordered anything to supplement them like the spirulina tabs... I've had great results... Yesterday was the only day that I only took one.. (because I forgot to take the second one)... I didn't feel as energetic as I have been.. Also, I always take them in the morning... I don't know if any of that helps.. but that's what I do and have had good results..

Hello mrsroeser...thanks so much for the reply!  So do you take both Supermoms at the same time?  Or do you stagger them (if you know what I mean)?  I know you mentioned that you take them in the morning, but then you said that you forgot to take the second one that day, so I wasn't sure!  Thanks you!
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: LilyEilis April 21, 2006, 05:31:21 PM
Ummm...hate to be a bother...but does anyone else have any ideas why SuperMom doesn't seem to make a difference for me?  Thank you SO much for any more help!
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: Kansas Girl April 21, 2006, 06:13:29 PM
LilyEilis,
I'm not sure if this is helpful or not, but I'm in the same boat you are.  I have been taking Supermom for about 3 weeks and have noticed very little difference.  At first, I thought it was because my brother had been in a very serious car accident and the stress and concern from that would naturally make one very tired, but as the weeks have gone on I have finally realized that it isn't giving me the boost in energy that I have hoped for.  I'm beginning to wonder if doing a cleanse like the Master Cleanse might be whats needed for me.  I LOVE sugar and I wonder if it is my diet that is holding me back.  Plus, I've had 3 children in 5 years which can also take a toll on a person's body.  I wonder if doing a cleanse might be what I need to get me back on track.  I've also noticed that while taking Supermom, sugar makes me feel kind of yucky (headache).  So, in my case I'm pretty sure it is my diet.
-KG
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: healthybratt April 23, 2006, 05:05:25 PM
I would first place the blame on diet and am trying hard to get white flour and sugar out of my diet.  I also would love to do a cleanse to get off on the right foot, but have to wait til I am not nursing....  ... Another thing I have thought of adding to my diet is the cod liver oil.  ????

Check these links at the Nursing/Allergy Thread (http://welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,252.msg1801.html#msg1801)
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: Monica in Germany April 24, 2006, 08:17:38 PM
I recently ordered Supermom vitamins from Beeyoutiful.com.  I read the nutritional info on the back of bottle and noticed the high potentcy of the vitamins and minerals.  Then upon taking them, my urine became almost flourescent.  Isn't this because alot of those vitamins and minerals are passing right through me and not being absorbed???  How does the liver handle this kind of potentcy and has this company done their research on the percentage of absorbtion for their product? 
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: mrsroeser April 25, 2006, 12:39:08 AM
Wow... Sorry it took me so long to reply to this.. I must have missed it.. Yes, I take both together.. I don't know how I missed the second one that one day... And yes I think sugar has a lot to do with energy levels.. The last couple days I've been eating cookies like the crazy (I don't usually eats sweets at all)... I made a batch of cookies and then the girl scout stopped by to drop some off.. haha. anyway.. I've been much more tired the last few evenings...
Another thing about supermoms is that it doesn't make me crave coffee like I used to... I used to be such an addict!! Now I can go the whole day without and still have energy!! Maybe being off the coffee has helped decrease the highs and lows too... shrug..That's all I can think of.. I can't wait to read the article Gabe is going to post about how those vitamins work.
-Sally
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: Mamatutu April 25, 2006, 03:32:10 PM
I'm not typically a vitamin person. We eat all natural healthy 'real' foods, but generally don't take any pills. Anyway I was excited to try Supermom and looked forward to the benefits of havings extra energy! However, within a week of taking it, my seven month old(who is exclusively nursing) broke out in moderately severe eczema all over her body. :o She has never reacted to anything before so I waited another week, continuing the vitamins, but after determining that they were the only thing that 'changed' I stopped taking them. Within 5 days the eczema cleared up and after another week her skin in back to the wonderful baby softness. I wonder if it's possible to have too much vitamins or if she's allergic to the green ingredients. Any thoughts? PS My husband is still taking them!  :)
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: ForeverGirl April 25, 2006, 05:22:57 PM
I recently ordered Supermom vitamins from Beeyouthful.  I read the nutritional info on the back of bottle and noticed the high potentcy of the vitamins and minerals.  Then upon taking them, my urine became almost flourescent.  Isn't this because alot of those vitamins and minerals are passing right through me and not being absorbed???  How does the liver handle this kind of potentcy and has this company done their research on the percentage of absorbtion for their product?
Just wanted to bump this back up to the top.  I also posted a question almost the same earlier, so I am interested in hearing what is the cause.
  Sorry to have missed your earlier question, Mishy!

Yes, the yellow urine is from the B vitamins. And no, the vitamins are not passing through you unabsorbed. Your body absorbs as much as it needs, and sends toxins out with the extra through your urine. This is a really great mechanism that keeps you from overdosing on vitamins! Vitamins attract toxins, stick to them, and then the vitamins move right on out of your body, taking the toxins with them.
If you don't have toxins, the extra vitamins will leave your body anyway.

And yes, extensive research has been done on the ingredients of this vitamin. The only vitamins that one could possibly overdose on are A and K. However, in Supermom vit A comes through the natural source of Beta Carotene, and your body is able to shed extra Beta Carotene, where it can't shed synthetic A. Vit K comes in the Spirulina, and again, your body is able to shed Spirulina, where it cannot shed synthetic K. There is also some vit E - but not much, certainly not enough to worry about overdose.

I'm not saying Supermom is the vitamin for you. It worked for me, and so I recommend it.  8)

I hope this answers your question.  :)

Rebekah
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: ForeverGirl April 25, 2006, 05:34:26 PM
Hi Mamatutu, (cute name... I wear a tutu too :o)

Hm, this is the first we've heard of this reaction... Do you have any allergies? It certainly does sound like the Supermom is what was causing the problem, and you should probably not take it until you're done nursing.

There is a very small amount of soy product in Supermom. I wonder if that could be the culprit? Has anybody here on WellTellMe had an allergic reaction to the soy in Supermom?

Sorry it caused your little one discomfort! Hope it works for Superdad!

Rebekah

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: mishy April 25, 2006, 08:56:04 PM
What about the iron?  I am feeling a little "full" and my stools are on the harder side.  I have never been constipated in my life and have never taken an iron supplement.  Is this something that will pass or should I quit the Supermom because of this? 

Are most people low on iron?  just curious as to why you chose to include iron in the supermom. 

Thanks! 
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: petrimama April 26, 2006, 07:17:25 AM
I was also wondering about the PABA in Supermom.  I know there's only a little bit and at first it appealed to me because it can be converted into folic acid and I'm pregnant.  Then I happened upon an article that stated that PABA was not considered safe for ingestion during pregnancy.  I'm still taking Supermom right now, because there are so many benefits, but I am anxious to find out more on this topic, since the contraindication during pregnancy involved neurological disorders.  Unfortunately all of my searches keep turning up info on topical PABA application.  Any input?  Anyone?

  Also, Funny story about Supermom urine:  I went to the midwife and had to leave a urine sample, and of course the cup is clear and the bathroom is across the waiting room.  When I finally handed it to the nurse she did a HUGE double take, then looked at me like I was an alien because my urine sample did a better job of lighting the room than the fluorescent bulbs in the ceiling!  I just pretended not to notice, but my husband and I had a good laugh when I told him that night.   ~Layla
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: ForeverGirl April 26, 2006, 09:19:16 AM
This email came to beeyoutiful.com from a customer recently, and it sort of fits here...

"I went to a naturopath who is also a board certified pharmacologist, to review some problems I am having, due, apparently, to lack of oxygen at the cellular level.  At the end of the consultation, I asked him to look over the ingredients supplied by the SuperMom tabs to see if it was okay for me to take them.  His response was more than enthusiastic.  He said that in my current oxygen deprived condition, I need the best possible nutrition to be available to me, and these will really help.  He then went on to say that these are "better than the prenatals I stock for my patients" and that they would be a great vitamin for anyone (pregnant or not!) to take.  The Spirulina included right into the formula makes the price higher than a typical prenatal, but very fair considering the cost of purchasing it separately.  So thanks in advance for a great product! ---I'm looking forward to getting these!! "
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: ForeverGirl April 26, 2006, 09:23:50 AM
What about the iron?  I am feeling a little "full" and my stools are on the harder side.  I have never been constipated in my life and have never taken an iron supplement.  Is this something that will pass or should I quit the Supermom because of this? 

Are most people low on iron?  just curious as to why you chose to include iron in the supermom. 

Thanks! 

Some people do have high iron all the time - mostly these will be men. My father-in-law has high iron and needs to stay away from iron supplements, and even donate blood occasionally. My mom is the only woman I've ever known to have high iron levels.
Most women tend to be deficient in iron because of the  monthly blood loss. The iron in Supermom is for that "most likely" deficiency.
If your stools are hard and black, you probably are getting too much iron. If you get a chance, have your iron levels checked and find out...
Also if you have a dark, ruddy color to your skin - like you are tanned and warm all the time.

Otherwise, I would wonder if you are getting plenty to drink, 8 to 10 glasses of juice or water daily. I notice that this makes a difference for me.


Rebekah
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: Gabriel Anast April 26, 2006, 07:27:15 PM
PABA...

OK, there may be contraindications that I am not aware of, however I know of only one that relates to PABA: PABA seems to interfere with sulfa based drugs. If you are on sulfa anti-biotics, you might want to lay of the PABA.

You might be thinking of a test that some new-borns are given call the biotinidase test. This tests for lack of the enzyme biotinidase. The test checks to see if the blood of a newborn can convert B-PABA to PABA. Only with the enzyme biotinidase can the "B" (biotin) be separated from the PABA. If this reaction does not occur, biotinidase deficiency is assumed and this can indeed lead to neurological disorders (but has nothing to do with PABA). In this case a baby is usually perscribed a daily biotin supplement.

There are no studies that conclusively show PABA as being necessary in humans, however many show that it can and does greatly enhance certain necessary biosynthetic pathways.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=6998248&dopt=Abstract

It turns out that PABA cannot be used by the human body to make folic acid although there are GI bacteria that can synthesize folic acid... they need the PABA for a raw ingredient in order to do this. PABA in a natural diet can be found in brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, yogurt, eggs, fish, peanuts, molasses, some mushrooms and spinach.

Taking PABA as a supplement is good for helping the body build red blood cells, as an antioxidant and is very good for allowing some protein building functions to occour at a much more efficient rate. Just as Spirulina seems to be a bioavailability "booster" for vitamins and minerals, PABA also seems to work the same way for many amino acids in certain protein construction.

As far as PABA is concerned 30mg is a pretty small dose. Most Doctors will even recommend 1mg per day for pregnant women... and you know how liberal doctors are with vitamins.

Finally, one of the most common uses of PABA is as a fertility enhancer for women. There is only one study that suggests PABA as a fertility enhancer, but the common dossage for this is 100mg daily.

PABA is water soluble and is excreted through the urine.

As far as toxicity, there is one report of liver damage at levels of 8grams per day or more... but that would be about 260 tablets! The standard recommendation is to ask your doctor before supplementing more than 400mg per day.

--gabe

http://www.swedish.org/110930.cfm
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: petrimama April 27, 2006, 04:36:04 AM
Hmmm....Thanks for posting.  I had read similar things about ridiculously larger quantities of PABA causing problems, but since I'm more moderate in my diets, this did not concern me.  When I came across the warning regarding pregnancy I was skeptical, especially because no dosage was noted (didn't seem too technical) but I had to ask...especially because there doesn't seem to be any other information available to support or negate it.  I didn't know that PABA can't be converted into folic acid though...but I'm sure I get enough with Supermom & all the whole grains we eat.  Why else would my urine glow? ;D  Thanks again - I'm glad to have the extra knowledge.              ~Layla
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: terabithea April 27, 2006, 04:50:04 AM
hi!
i am about to place an order for supermom and noticed only one ingredient is listed as organic.  why is that?  is anything else in it organic?  (specifically green tea)
thanks in advace,
jennifer
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: ForeverGirl April 27, 2006, 05:39:38 AM
Supermom is not organic.

Upon researching "organic" we discovered that many so-called organic products were grown on fields that had become organic for the moment. In other words, these fields had been saturated with pesticides, etc... the previous years, but for the marketing label of "organic" this crop was allowed to mature without the pesticides. This often occurs in third world countries such as India and China, where they do whatever it takes to meet the American market demand. However, most of the organic-scam crops are going on right here in the US. 
 
Instead, we opted for "high quality, natural sources". This statement implies the sources have actually been checked out, and the buyer decided they were quality, safe, sources. However, the source may not meet the "organic" standards.

It is possible to buy a vitamin that is 100% organic, but they are usually insanely expensive.

So the short story is: organic stuff is better than non-organic - but not always as prestine as you may think it is.
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: Mamatutu April 27, 2006, 07:19:20 AM
No, I don't have any allergies (that I know of!) and we use other soy products.  I'm bummed not to use them, but she's worth it!  :)
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: Gabriel Anast April 29, 2006, 07:23:11 AM
The soy component is a tocopherol fraction... it contains no proteins and therefore should not be alergenic for the vast majority of people. I do not think that this is the culprit.

Can you give us any insight as to what else she might be alergic to? Or possibly any alergies that you might have?

--gabe
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: Mamatutu April 30, 2006, 10:19:43 AM
I really have no known allergies other than the typical mold and dust which I doubt have anything to do with supermom, nor does my husband. The reaction was definately specific to that time period and her skin is perfectly normal now. She has generally red, dry cheeks, but that hasn't changed for better or worse. Sorry I can't be of further help! :-\
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: Gabriel Anast April 30, 2006, 07:15:13 PM
OK, sorry for the delay... here's the beef (so to speak):

I believe that Supermom is a very effective multi because:

1) it is a multi-Vitamin made from high quality ingredients, with consideration in every case to being as allergen-free as possible.

2) it is combined with several "toxin sweepers" that help the body clear out toxicity which in turn commonly relieves lethargy, aches & pains, and other "toxin symptoms" like water retention.

3) it contains integrated superfoods, especially Spirulina.

This combination is not a ground breaking event in science, and I know there are a handful of other multi's that include Sprirulina and some that concentrate on "detoxifiers." It just happens that this particular formula was very effective for Beka and I, and for many others.

What are the "toxin sweepers?"

1) Chlorophyll: Spirulina has a high density of chlorophyll (about 1% by mass on average) and Chlorella has even more, usually about 3% to 5% by mass. Chlorophyll seems to act as a blood builder. The research has not been done to determine why, but the human body can (and does) build more hemoglobin faster in the presence of Chlorophyll. Further, Chlorophyll seems to strongly aid cleansing of toxicity in the bowl, the liver, and the bloodstream. Spirulina in itself usually provides significant "boost in energy" to most people that take it. Again this is simply from helping the body to rid itself of toxic build-up that it otherwise was unable to do, and by allowing the body to scale up hemoglobin production.

2) Octocosanol: This is thought to increase stamina and to "support neural function" many with autism spectra supplement with some positive results. B's of course also help in this regard also.

3) Green Tea Extract: This is a wonderful antioxidant, and the FDA has recently made a statement that "Green tea unlikely to reduce cancer risk." Which, of course, means that there is some very compelling research pointing to Green tea actually reducing cancer risk. There is a great article on this in the new LEF... it will be on the website in a couple weeks: Life Extension Foundation (http://www.lef.org/) The caffeine from the green tea is minimized in the extraction, but no solvents are used to decaffeinate it.

4) Milk Thistle Extract: Wow... this is possibly the mother detoxifier. There have been many ad hoc studies done on Milk Thistle which have shown great results... however the studies were not properly constructed to insure validity to FDA standards, so more studies need to be done. Here is a brief article that fairly well characterizes Milk Thistle Extract: Health Guide. (http://myhealth.barnesjewish.org/library/healthguide/en-us/Cam/topic.asp?hwid=hn-2130007) There is also an interesting article on this in the new LEF... watch the site for the article in a couple weeks.

5) Hesperidin and Rutin: These help intensify the effectiveness of vitamin C. These also help lower hypertension, decrease water retention, and reduce inflammation.

So, what does Spirulina do?

1) Increased Bioavailability of nutrients: I believe that Spirulina's effectiveness as a "transport" allows all the nutrients, minerals, and vitamins in the vitamin to be much more bioavailable than would otherwise be possible. Many have noticed all the B's in the form of "neon pee..." This is actually a good indicator that the B's are getting "full delivery."

2) Chlorophyll: Spirulina has a high density of chlorophyll (about 1% by mass on average) and Chlorella has even more, usually about 3% to 5% by mass. Chlorophyll seems to act as a blood builder. The research has not been done to determine why, but the human body can build more hemoglobin faster in the presence of Chlorophyll. Further, Chlorophyll seems to strongly aid cleansing of toxicity in the bowl, the liver, and the bloodstream.

3) Spirulina itself is a famous detoxifier among other things. Watershed.net (http://www.watershed.net/spirulina.htm) has a very good article.

Tell me again about the quality of ingredients?

The ingredients in Supermom are very high quality. Some folks have asked whether the ingredients are Certified Organic, and they are not. However, that has nothing to do with the quality of the ingredients. The Certified Organic label helps a customer know that ingredients come from produce grown in fields that have not been chemically treated in about three years, and have been tested to insure that pesticide levels are below Federal requirements. This does not speak for the quality of the soil or the location of the field with respect to other pollutants, etc. The Certified Organic label is a good thing, and I am glad that the FDA has taken time to establish a standard, however it is just an FDA standard, and like any other standard, does not insure that you are getting the best possible product. It simply says that the product meets certain requirements. Supermom comes from excellent ingredients, sourced for freshness, natural and pollutant free growing conditions, and critical nutrient levels. The processes used to create the ingredients are specifically chosen to avoid solvents and dangerous chemical "riders."

I know that I have not covered all the ingredients, however the bulk of the vitamins and minerals should be obvious. Ask any questions, and I will try to answer them with aplomb!
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: Gabriel Anast April 30, 2006, 07:43:17 PM
Oh, I forgot a part:

Why it usually works:

Most people have an undue toxin load, and any reduction in this load usually results in a distinct sensation of added energy. Toxicity comes primarily from Stress, poorly made foods (Trans-Fats, Homogenized fats, artificial sweeteners, solvents, etc) and perscription / OTC drugs (http://www.newstarget.com/001352.html) to name the largest contributors. Also, when a woman is pregnant, her liver, blood, kidneys, etc are detoxing for two... Vitamins and minerals act in many ways to both detoxify and to help build body systems, organs, and finer parts of the general physiology. An added boost in the form of increased bioavailability (from Spirulina and Chlorophyll among others) just increases the effect the vitamins and minerals have on the body.

Most multi-vitamins are not as effective for several reasons: Many do not dissolve well, and never actually deliver the vitamins and minerals. Many have ingredients that are difficult for the body to detect and use. Most do not come with a whole food component like the superfoods in Supermom (I believe this will become more and more prevalent in multi's). The whole food component is (I believe) very important in helping the body identify the vitamins and minerals that are being provided. Many of the vitamin and mineral constituents of Supermom are actually provided by the Spirulina, Chlorella, and Alfalfa.

Both effects (effective vitamin/mineral delivery and general detoxing) should have an effect that you can feel, and notice as added energy. On top of this there is the hemoglobin building "attribute" of Chlorophyll which should be immediately noticeable as added energy since your oxygen transport efficiency will increase.

So, why might you not feel a boost?

Well, there are two possibilities: Either you badly need a boost and didn't notice one, or you have plenty of energy and a healthy body and didn't notice one...

In the latter case it is quite possible that you have a sufficient diet, or that the supplements you are taking currently are filling the bill!

In the former case, however, it is important to realize that in the case of a badly compromised system, you might not get enough help from Supermom alone.

~ If you have a GI yeast overgrowth, this needs to be dealt with as it is a constant toxin generator among other things.

~ Maybe you have had a constant source of toxicity for a long time and suffer from heavy gall bladder, liver, kidney or GI blockages. These can cause allergies, difficult to diagnose disease states, organ damage, and need to be dealt with carefully and quickly to preserve your health.

~If you are overweight, the body will not be able to "normalize" even if all the toxins are taken care of... the body will simply throw resources at decreasing excess fat... often times by unloading more stored toxins.

The bottom line is that even though Supermom is a great supplement, it cannot work identically for every person, and in many people there are other "buffering" situations (like those above) that need to be taken care of before the full effect can be realized.

The more specificity that you can provide regarding your personal situation, the better we can help you find a possible answer to lethargy, tiredness, and lack of energy.

Believe me, we want to help!

--gabe
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: Gabriel Anast April 30, 2006, 07:58:22 PM
I'm taking full dose.  Hubby is only taking one and not glowing in the dark.   ;D  Should he take 2?

That is really weird! I am not sure why this would be except that maybe all the B's he is getting are being used and excreted as other complexes... I do not have the organic chemistry background to know whether this is the case or not... and, yes, I take two when I take them (I am a sporadic vitamin taker... 3 to 4 days a week...). If I feel like I "need more" I add some Spirulina.

By the way, I think it would be safe to eat a whole bottle of Spirulina in a day (although I do not recommend this... it would probably result in some weird GI revolt...). The only reason I say this is that I believe  Spirulina is so great... and it is a whole food. Many historical accounts describe South American peoples as eating Spirulina for up to half of their diet! I personally get a really great response from Spirulina for bruises, aching muscles, and "high stress-ness." Beeyoutiful's Spirulina is great and easy to take, but there is nothing particularly special about it (well it is grown in a wonderful naturally rich mineral environment which some Spirulina isn't, most is though).... Many people don't mind the taste of the powder and can thereby take more on a regular basis. Spirulina might seem like an expensive product to buy... but increase your Spirulina intake and watch your appetite change, and you will realize that it is really not that expensive!

Hope this helps!

--gabe
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: homeschooltheheart May 01, 2006, 04:25:24 AM
Does adding Spirulina increase appetite, or decrease it???  Just curious.

Here is what Supermom with added Spirulina has done for me.  I'm one of those people that has whole homogenized milk, processed and packaged foods, and fast food every week.  I have toxin problems...big toxin problems!  :)

By the third day of taking Supermom alone, I had increased my energy by more than half.  I take one in the morning and one after dinner.  It is too much for me to take together.  Family members noticed a huge difference and started taking Supermom (mine) too.  It's time for me to re-order.

The biggest benefit came with my cycle.  With every cycle for the past 5 years, I suffered from what feels like a UTI.   It only lasts as long as my cycle.  When I saw a urololgist with this problem, he said I had fibroids that were near my ureter that would swell and cause the ureter to close.  I couldn't urinate and had to take meds to help with that.  Then I saw the ob/gyn who said I don't have fibroids.  Imagine the confusion.  Anyway, I've been on Supermom and Spirulina for my last two cycles and this is the first time I've had no symptoms.  I feel great.  It has also helped with some other "cycle related" problems.

I hope this wasn't too off topic, but I really wanted to say what Supermom is doing for me.
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: Myriah May 01, 2006, 05:20:02 AM
I ordered the Supermom vitamins a few weeks ago.  The first week was great.  I had a noticeable increase of energy.  The next week, however, I began to feel sick in the afternoons, then all evening, then all day.  The sick feeling was like a bloated feeling, which increased to where I felt I either needed to vomit or have a bm.  The only other time I have felt this way was when I had an infection of the gall bladder (and needed it removed) shortly after my 3rd child was born.  My fourth child is now 6 months.  Am I just bound to have organ problems after each birth?  Could it be related to the vitamins?  I ended up switching back to my prenatal vitamins and have had no more chronic bloated feeling.  Has anyone else experienced this type of reaction, I wonder.
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: ForeverGirl May 01, 2006, 05:49:37 AM
Hi Myriah,

I'm no doctor, but your symptoms sound amazingly similiar to mine when I was going through congested gallbladder and liver problems.

What most people don't know is that even when you have your gallbladder removed, your liver will still continue to make bile and stones, but now there is no place for the bile and stones to go, so they will either leak right into your bowel system, possibly causing bloating and a myriad of "sick" feelings, or/and they will continue to congest your liver, resulting in what is known as a "fatty liver."

The reason Supermom may have brought on these symptoms is because it is a major detoxer, and would probably have caused your liver to begin shedding toxins, which would result in those toxins being dumped directly into your intestines, instead of being processed in the gallbladder and then flushed in a "safer" form.

So... It sounds like you may be really toxic, and that your liver is in bad shape. I think if I were you, I would do the Water Cure for a few months, and try adding Supermom or Spirulina back into your diet occasionally, checking to see if you can handle it.

After the Water Cure for several months, I would consider a liver flush, being very careful to not begin eating too soon after the flush - wait at least 24 hours - because your biliary ducts will be full of stones and toxins, and you DON'T want them to get stuck there.

I would also take bee pollen, as it is 15% lecithin by volumn, and lecithin desolves fats and helps them move out of your liver. I would also drink lots of apple juice, which is high in mallic acid, and mallic acid works with lecithin to disolve fats.

All this is just my opinion after having gone through the gallbladder trial, and researched the various functions/illnesses of the gallbladder and liver.

Hope you feel better soon!


Rebekah

http://welltellme.com/discuss/index.php?action=search2  (Water Cure)

http://welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,228.0.html  (Liver Flush)
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: LilyEilis May 01, 2006, 08:57:12 AM
Hello...

Gabe, thank you so much for posting all that...I really appreciate you taking the time to do so! 

However, it still leaves me a little mystified as to why SuperMom doesn't seem to be "working" very well for me.   None of the reasons why it wouldn't work seem to apply to me...I'm not overweight, don't have a constant source of toxicity, don't have a yeast overgrowth, etc.  I usually try to eat healthily (whole grains, no refined sugars or flours, no hydrogenated oils, preservatives, etc.), but I am currently working as a mother's helper/nanny to a family that eats HORRIBLY so that kind of limits how healthily I can eat...yet I wouldn't exactly label my diet as toxic!   But then again, I don't think it currently would fall under the "sufficient diet" category...so that leaves me even more confused!   The only thing I think it might be is that I only take one tablet a day (along with two or three Spirulina).  This is at my dad's recommendation after he saw the high percentages of some of the vitamins/minerals found in SuperMom...but would the half dosage possibly be what's making it seem ineffective?  I wondered that, so one day I took the regular two SuperMoms and six Spirulina...but that didn't seem to make a difference except that I had a slight headache for awhile after I took them...hmmm.  Anyway....sorry to ramble...I really want this to work and can't see any reason why it wouldn't...so I guess I'm just thinking out loud about it!  Any suggestions?
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: Gabriel Anast May 01, 2006, 12:37:23 PM
OK,  ;) I had this suspicion... so I looked through the "Nice to Meet you thread..."

If (by chance) you are 19, in good health, and have a history of good food, few perscription meds, and low stress... you might not feel much of a boost from Supermom!

I hate to say it, but the Supermom "boost" is largely from systemic detoxification! I am not saying that it isn't doing anything for you... to the contrary it is still feeding you with a wonderful complement of much needed vitamins, minerals, and other gooddies.

The bottom line is that Supermom is not an energy supplement in the strict sense. There is no Ginseng or Ephedra, no Guarana or even Ginkgo! All Supermom does is clean, scrub, help build and tone... and that is it.

Now I will say that the wonderful amount of Vitamin B's in Supermom may keep you up a bit if you take it before bed, but that's about all. Many people have significantly compromised systems by the time they are 25. Pregnancy only complicates things. For people in that situation, a strong multi/detoxifier is a huge help.

You did mention one interesting thing, and that was your headache which is a common detox sign. Your headache may have been something else, but it could well have been some detox.

I would try this: lay off Supermom and take only Spirulina at regular dose for a week. Spirulina is in itself a great detoxifier, and should on its own give you a bit of a boost.

If you have headaches or other detox symptoms make note of them, and how long they last.

Next try the regular dose of Supermom for a week and see how or if it differs. This should be more of a boost as there are so many vitamins, minerals, etc. in addition to the Spirulina.

The amounts of vitamins in Supermom are well above US RDA... but do some study on exactly what RDA is and how it is determined... then look at studies for particular vitamins or minerals and you will see that the amounts in Supermom are pretty close to what the average adult should need.

For you, a good way to boost your general energy would likely be to build muscle tone and increase your cardio-vascular efficiency. That is true for everyone, but many people are so compromised that they cannot move directly to that next step. You, however can... and should! One easy way to do this is to walk as much as you can... even long distances with a friend if possible. Swimming is also great, and while you are young (and unmarried I would guess) you should take the time to perfect your physiology... I mean to specifically work on getting physically stronger, and to build your endurance...

You will really appreciate this when you have two kids, one on the way, and dinner to make! (At least that's what my wife says! Oh, wait, she's saying something else... Oh, OK, I guess we're going out tonight! :D)

--gabe
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: homeschooltheheart May 01, 2006, 01:06:57 PM
 :D That was very funny Mr. Rebekah's hubby  :D!!

I had headaches for almost two solid weeks after starting the Supermom vitamins.  They did go away.  My hubby had them, but not as long.  My sister quit taking them, because she couldn't deal with the headaches even after I told her they would eventually stop.
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: LilyEilis May 01, 2006, 02:59:49 PM
Wow...thank you, Gabe, for such an in-depth reply, I really appreciate you taking the time to answer so specifically (that's almost exactly what I said at the beginning of my last post, but still applies to this one...!)

And great research!  "By chance", I AM "in good health, and have a history of good food, few perscription meds, and low stress"...but I'm actually 20 now (birthday last Wednesday)....however I'm guessing that drastic age difference doesn't make a difference in your "diagnosis"! 

That's interesting about the SuperMom "boost" being mostly from detoxification...even just by reading the ingredients, you can tell that it isn't an energy supplement, but I guess I just expected it to work that way after all the rave reviews from so many people! So even if I don't have much to detoxify and therefore don't experience many symptoms of that kind...is it still detoxifying what little it needs to?  And would taking it consistently therefore keep my body "clean"?  (if any of those questions make any sense!)

One thing that I was concerned about my headache after taking two SuperMoms, was that it possibly could be because my body was overdosed on vitamins...is that possible?   But, like you said, SuperMom has close to what an average adult needs vitamin-wise...but would headaches be a sign of vitamin overdosage or are they most probably detox symptoms? 

"...build muscle tone and increase your cardio-vascular efficiency."  Exercise?!  NOOO!!  :o :P  You're right though (and you sound like my dad!)...exercise helps no matter what...I just wish that it wasn't so boring!  I'm actually quite active and used to/still am a ballet dancer, but I just haven't officially "exercised" much lately...but walking IS good...and not usually as boring as "exercise"!

Okay...I'll stop with all the questions...sorry about that!  I DO realize that you aren't a doctor, etc. and so don't feel like you need to answer all my questions if you don't want to!  I will try what you said taking just Spirulina for a week and then just a regular dosage of SuperMom (should I supplement that with extra Spirulina?)...and hopefully that helps some!  If not...I guess I'll just have to resign myself to being too healthy...oh well!

Thank you again for all your help!
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: Gabriel Anast May 01, 2006, 03:25:47 PM
Well, Happy Birthday, LilyEilis! Ballet... that is probably the ultimate muscle tone/strength activity I can think of, so I'd say you are on the right track!

About the headache... I don't think it could be from the vitamins... however it is difficult to tell. That is why I thought you might take only the Spirulina for a week and see how that goes. I think that the headache might actually be from the Spirulina. This is actually a common detox symptom especially with Spirulina, and I have searched to see if there is a "why" but I have not yet found one. I'd be interested in your results.

One thing you might benefit from more than Spirulina is Bee Pollen. Bee Pollen has a lot more protein than Spirulina (although Spirulina itself is no small contender in the protein arena). Bee Pollen has been used by athletes for many years, and though there are no significant studies on the effects, there are many coaches and athletes that swear by it.

Finally, you are in a great position to make a great "healthy foundation" for your life and the lives of those in your future family! Keep on discovering... it is a trek that will pay out nicely, I assure you!

--gabe
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: Molly May 10, 2006, 03:02:37 PM
 :o Am I the only one who can't get Supermom "tabs" down the hatch!?  My husband's taken to (my!) Supermom and he's left me in the dust enjoying the benefits.  Should I just let him keep going and hand him my to-do list, or is it available in more manageable doses?  (I've tried cutting and crushing and neither seems to work well.)  Thanks!
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: healthyinOhio May 10, 2006, 03:14:23 PM
Hey gals,
(and possibly gents)
I can't swallow pills at all and am very jealous of all the raves and benefits of the Supermom tabs.  How about a liquid version?  Just for thought. :)
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: StephTallent May 10, 2006, 04:00:52 PM
For you gals that are having a hard time swallowing the SuperMom pills...

SuperMom totally breaks down in tap temperature water in 20 minutes or less.  We had a lady contact us and ask us what a dissolved SuperMom tasted like since she can't swallow pills.  Since I am a TOTAL wimp my darlin' brave hubby swallowed it down. (The things we are willing to do for our customers!!!  :o )  He said it tasted like minerally dirt.   :D  Not something that he would want to ever take again, but he didn't gag or choke at all. 

Just another option to consider!  ;)
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: konk May 10, 2006, 09:07:59 PM
Good idea!  Dissolve it and swallow it down with applesauce.  I found applesauce hides most flavors very well.  You could even try crushing it and eating it in applesauce.  I used to give my daughters pills that way when they were young.   8)
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: petrimama May 11, 2006, 03:25:48 AM
Applesauce may be just the man for this job!  Good thinking.
   When my Grandpa was dying of cancer last year he didn't want any pain medication, but without it I was unable to bathe him, stretch & turn him,  or change his bedding without getting popped in the nose  :o or having him tremble with pain.  Since he loved both applesauce and tapioca pudding I used to crush up two Tylenol (not quite the morphine effect, but still better than nothing) with a spoon and disguise them in in these foods.  He never even knew, so it didn't hurt his pride, and he was able to tolerate my less than expert treatments.  Obviously pudding is not the healthiest thing for you, but like I said, my homemade unsweetened applesauce worked too, so I think it's a wonderful idea.  Tylenol is soooooo bitter, that I can't imagine anything being harder to hide than that!    :P                                                            ~L
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: AC in SC May 12, 2006, 07:11:30 AM
I'm a newbie here, so pardon me if this has already been covered!

I've been taking Supermom for about three weeks and have noticed a HUGE improvement in my health.  The first week was pretty rough between detox and sugar withdrawal ("Candy Season" starts in our house around Halloween and runs until the end of April!)

By the second week I noticed improved energy levels as well as improved patience levels with my children.  Nothing irritates me as much as it used to.  Is this a side effect of de-tox?  Were the toxins in my body making me a toxic Mommy?  Has anyone else experienced this?

I'm not complaining!  It's nice to have this peace in my mind and in my house.  I'm just wondering if it's "normal".

AC
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: edumom May 12, 2006, 08:35:21 AM
 I started the SuperMom Tabs on Tuesday, I took two.  I was not prepared for what happened that evening.  I had been drinking some super greens on and off for the past 6 months, so I was not thinking that I would have a major detox on my hands.  By 6 pm Tuesday night, I had severe chills, joint pain and could not eat dinner.  As I slept, I began to have night sweats and woke up feeling completely dehydrated and had a huge headache.  I suddenly remembered, I am new to all this stuff, that I MUST DRINK WATER  :o to flush my system.  I began to drink about a gallon of water on Wednesday and by that evening my head stopped pounding and the pressure in my face went away.  I actually did take 2 more SM tabs Wednesday afternoon.  Thursday morning, I talked with my sister-in-law, who has experience with detoxing, and she assured me that all my symptoms were from detoxing.  I have never experienced anything like this before.  I was amazed.  Well, I decided to just keep taking the full dose since I had already made it through the worst of the symptoms.  I am excited to see how I feel in a few days.  Yesterday I felt human again.  I guess that is what I get for not researching before I start something.  And, boy!  I guess I had alot of toxins to get rid of!!!!!
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: edumom May 13, 2006, 06:33:45 AM
 ;D Yeah, today is day 5 of the SM tabs and I finally am having normal bowels again.  Last night I ate some summer sausage and my digestive track went on the warpath!  I thought I was in for a difficult night, but I woke this morning feeling okay.  I can't believe how little I am eating.  With all the water I am drinking, I am just not hungry!!  And, I can tell when I eat ANY junk food.  My stomach and intestines throw a fit.  As long as I eat fruits, veggies and small portions of meat I am okay.  I am staying away from all gluten at this point, my system does not seem to be able to digest it (I started that about 2 weeks before I began the SM tabs).  One thing my body does really seem to like right now is raw milk!  I am going to make some yogurt from it today and that should help replace all the natural flora in my intestines again.  So far, so good, praise the Lord!  I am very hopeful of being healthy soon.  I have spent too many years with too many digestive problems.  I turn 40 this year and for the first time in my life, feel like I am really understanding how my body works.  I am truly thankful to God for setting me on this path.  If anyone has dealt long (I mean lifelong) with digestive problems and has some success stories to share with me, or even some other herbal or natural health tips, please feel free to respond! 
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: oliveoil May 24, 2006, 04:56:00 AM
I have a terrible time taking pills, I have to basiclly gag myself to take them, and these Supermoms are HUGE. How do you all take these things???
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: petrimama May 24, 2006, 01:10:28 PM
I know water is better, but I take mine with a half glass of cranberry juice because it sometimes takes a few tries and if I don't mask the taste, more than just the Supermom comes back up.  :P Ah, the joys of pregnancy....  :D  Seriously, I think that despite the tablet size they are the easiest multivitamins to keep down when I am pregnant, including one that was good quality, organic, whole-food, etc.  The tricky part is getting them down to begin with, but the cranberry works for me!           ~L
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: ecajean May 26, 2006, 07:47:14 AM
My husband enjoyed the benefits of the SM tabs but decided that he also couldn't swallow the pills AT ALL! It really helped his blood sugars stay within his target range, he has type 1-no pancreatic activity-and is on an insulin pump. He did find that the spirulina tabs help with that so I've got to order more of that. I wish he could take the SM though. If he has to crush them or put them in anything he thinks it's not worth the effort,  :(

ERica
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: phatlady May 26, 2006, 07:28:55 PM
My daughter has never been able to swallow pills. We crush her supermom pill and put it in a smoothie we make thats apple juice and frosen strawberries.Sometimes she tosses in some peach or other fruit.You cant taste the pill at all, just yummy smothie
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: GeorgiaMom July 15, 2006, 04:54:36 PM
Hi!

My name is Kelly and I have read the No Greater Joy newsletters in their entirety and have enjoyed the health inputs by Rebekah.  I have 4 children, 2 girls, 2 boys in that order and have suffered from PPD after all of them but probably only diagnosed after the 3rd or 4th child.  I just started taking Spirulina and am wondering about the difference between those and the supermom tablets.  Should you take both?  Or just spirulina?  What is the best conconction?  I'm sure this has already been answered but I promise you I searched through all of the threads and didn't find this specific question except that it  seems like most people talke both and NOT just Spirulina......any thoughts? Rebekah, I would appreciate your thoughts....after number 4, I finally submittied to my husbands pleas and started taking zoloft....have I noticed a difference?.......hmmmm...... I really don't know......am hoping to fix it more homeopathically....any input?  Thanks!  Am so intrigued by your family and only can hope that my 4 are as interesting as you are.

Kelly
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: healthybratt July 15, 2006, 06:29:54 PM
These links might help.

http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,931.0.html (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,931.0.html)
http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,84.0.html (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,84.0.html)
http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,66.0.html (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,66.0.html)
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: heatheronthehill July 18, 2006, 06:19:35 AM
So I just took my first dose of Supermom yesterday, and I too was surprised by the bright yellow color of my urine.  I thought I remembered reading that you can have detox symptoms, so I thought it might have been that my boy was flushing out toxins.  I had other detox symptoms, including a headache all day (felt like a caffeine headache) and I was extremely thirsty - I must have drunk a gallon of fluids yesterday!  Will the bright yellow urine go back to normal once the detox is over or will it always be that way while taking this vitamin?  Just trying to know what to expect. 
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: ForeverGirl July 18, 2006, 06:57:21 AM
It will stay  yellow - the B vitamins make it yellow. Hot urine is toxic. Yellow is just extra vitamins.
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: apriljo July 18, 2006, 06:47:13 PM
has anyone else had the problem of being TIRED when taking these?  i'm on day 3 and i have only been taking one a day and i am so tired i have to take a nap w/ my two boys?  please help thanks.
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: MadeAUTurn July 18, 2006, 07:03:53 PM

I was tired when I first started taking SM, I think I was detoxing. I have been taking them since May and I love the way I feel. I used to take naps daily, I told my doctor I felt like a 95 year old women. He did the same blood tests all always and said the numbers were "normal". I won't go without my SM!!!! Keep going and get the rest your body needs you'll be thankful in a week or so. ;D ;D

Dona


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: AgainstTheGrain July 28, 2006, 06:49:50 AM
I was wondering if anyone has had side effect to SuperMom? I just started taking it about 4 days ago (only 1/2 tables 2x/day because I'm nursing a 1 month old) 2 days ago I started having a nagging, consistant "stomach" ache (maybe intestines). Last night I started having a cramp like feeling on my right side on my back (liver?), then in the middle of the night when I was up with the baby I had a really bad cramp on my left side (like menstrual cramp). I could hardly get out of bed and my husband had to get the baby for me.

When I layed on my right side the cramping went away, but the back ache is still there and my stomach/intestines still ache even today.

Could this be from the SuperMom supplement?  Please Help!!
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: ForeverGirl July 28, 2006, 07:41:28 AM
Hi, sounds like a gallbladder attack. If eating fatty foods seems to bring it on, that would be my guess. I doubt Supermom is related, except that it speeds up the detox process, and if your gallbladder was already full and your liver started shedding old toxins due to Supermom... it could have speeded up an inevitable attack.

Gallbladder symptoms are: pain beneath the right shoulder blade, pain under the rib cage, a little toward the right side, but spreading throughout the abdomen. Sometimes a feeling of constriction in the throat. Skin breakouts on face or back - oily skin. A full or "stuck feeling", and nausea.

Relief may come through laying on the right side (causes stones to fall back into the gallbladder away from opening) coughing deeply or vomiting, heat applied to the painful area, and epsom salts to open the bile ducts and relieve the pressure. 

A tablespoons of epsom salt in a cup of grapefruit juice will stall off a gallbladder attack, but you will need to do a cleanse as soon as you can.

It isn't highly recommended for nursing mothers, but I've read tons of stories on Curezone.com of pregnant and nursing mothers doing a liver/gallbladder flush with no bad side effects or milk production problems. Epsom salts are actually used to stall early labor...

To read directions on how to do a liver/gallbladder flush, go to this link:

http://welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,940.0.html

Rebekah
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: AgainstTheGrain July 28, 2006, 09:07:35 AM
Well, I don't eat that many fatty foods - of course when I think fatty foods I think fast foods the Burger King. And even on the rare occasion we eat there, I usually have a salad anyway. As far as at home - I use only extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil to cook with. So, what are other "fatty foods" that could bring it on?
 Sometimes a feeling of constriction in the throat. Skin breakouts on face or back - oily skin. A full or "stuck feeling", and nausea.
    I haven't had any of these symptoms.

Plus the pain on my right side may be muscular since I noticed this morning that I have been sitting on the couch where the cushions meet and my right side is lower so I wasn't sitting straight. I sit there to nurse so I've been sitting there for accumulative hours a day. :-\ Today it's better since I've went back to sitting in my wood rocking chair. 

But I did read a post this morning (can't find it now :-\) about a mom whose baby was reacting to the detox in her breastmilk. I would say this may be my baby as well. He's still in that "infant acne" stage, but this is different. It looks like a rash on his face and even has a little bit on his chest and abdomen. What was recommended in that post - and worked for her - was to take 1/2 tablet SuperMom 1x/day for a week then increase it by 1/2 a tablet each week. This helped to detox her slowly and not have so much in her breastmilk that it effected the baby.  Would this be an option for me to try?

Thanks so much for your help, Rebekah!! I sure appreciate you.
Vanessa
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: momof4boys July 28, 2006, 12:52:27 PM
I am wondering if I am having side effects from Supermom.  I am taking 2 a day and have been for about 4 days.  I feel worse instead of better.  I have had a mild to moderate headache for 3 days now.  I am not sure what else to do.  Should I cut back on them?  I really want to get detoxed and feeling better.  This is just annoying having this constant headache.   :'(
Any suggestions for me?  I would really appreciate it! :)
Deanna
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: WithLoveAndJoy July 28, 2006, 01:24:55 PM
I struggled with the same annoying headache!  Two things that you can do that might help.

1.  DRINK lots and lots of water.  The more you drink and, ahem, "go" the faster the toxins can leave your system.

2.  Reduce your dosage of supermom slightly so that your body can detox a little slower and possiblly not cause you the yucky headaches.

That is my advice, but hang in there....don't give up during the detox phase.  When you come out on the other side, you will find that these are great vitamins   ;)
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: MadeAUTurn July 31, 2006, 02:43:00 PM
Hi All

I just wanted to pop in and tell yall about how great I think Supermom vitamins are. When I first started taking them I felt some moderate detoxing effects. (headache, sleepiness) I also asked about how to get my nails stronger and was told Supermom vitamins should help.

It has been a bit over three months since I started the Supermoms and I feel so much better! I used to take  :-[ :-[ Trimspa and Relacore  :-[ :-[ just to stay awake through the day. If I didn't take some kind of stimulate I would take a nap halfway through the day! I have napped since starting the Supermoms, but I woke up extremally early and had a very active day so a nap was not out of line.

For several years I wanted to stop having fake nails, I have only grown my own nails once in my life, when I was pregnant. I removed my nails Memorial Day weekend. My nails are now over the tips of my fingers and strong!!!! I can not tell you how happy it makes me to not have fake nails!

I am in no way connected to Beeyoutiful.com, other than being a customer. I just wanted to tell others that are thinking about trying the Supermoms to go ahead!!!

Dona

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: ALittleMore August 24, 2006, 11:36:11 AM
My mom takes supermom, I've never taken it, although I've taken other large animal pills haha...

I was wondering though, does anyone else have trouble taking capsules?? ???
I can't ever seem to swallow them! They always get stuck in my throat or somewhere in my chest it seems, and it's painful!, no matter how much water I take them with or how far back I toss my head (pretty soon I'm going to be suffering from whip lash...)

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: Pennie August 28, 2006, 09:18:43 AM
I'm just wondering how everyone else take their supermom.  Is it better to take them both at once or one the morning and one at night?  I just take them both in the morning...
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: Isaacsmama August 28, 2006, 01:39:21 PM
I'm just wondering how everyone else take their supermom.  Is it better to take them both at once or one the morning and one at night?  I just take them both in the morning...

I take mine seperate.  I read somewhere about divding up doses of two pills being better.  I dont know if that is true, but I figured it cant hurt.  Does anyone else take extra vit. along with SM?  I've been taking herbal capsules daily and sometimes vit E as well.  It never thought this would be bad, I figured my body would get rid of what it doesnt need.  Any insight?
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: floydian August 28, 2006, 02:25:30 PM
My Dad was a pharmacist.  He taught me to swallow pills using M&M's.  If they get stuck, they don't make you gag.  I graduated to capsules, then on to Supermom type pills.  I now feel like the lady who swallowed the fly  ::)  Of course I will make sure to not swallow a horse, but horse pills never give me any trouble, and I can take several pills at once.  Hey ya gotta be able to brag about something.

Here is the recommended procedure by a pharmacist.
1.  Take a big gulp of liquid preferably not water; something with taste and swallow (this gets your swallowing mechanisms going)
2. Take another mouthful of liquid--the amount you would normally fill your mouth with when you take a drink, leaving enough room for your pill.  Hold the liquid in your mouth and quickly pop the pill in, tilt your head back so that the pill goes to the back of your mouth (the mouthful of water helps the pill not stick to your tongue)
3.  In one gulp, swallow all

Practicing with M&M's is a fun way to get kids to learn to swallow pills.  I know it's sugar and not great for you, but once in a blue moon for a good cause...and if you learn quick, you get to finish the package. ;)


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: StephTallent September 07, 2006, 10:02:03 AM
We had a customer e-mail us at Beeyoutiful with these questions.  A couple of things came to mind but I have not personally had experience with any of these problems or spoken with anybody who experienced the exact same problem.  I know that there are no shellfish products used in SuperMom and that sometimes the Spirulina can increase the bio availability of sugar that has caused problems for at least one individual in the past but other than that I really don't have any insight!    Any advice and information would be greatly appreciated!  :) 

 
My questions are as follows:

1. My 17-year old daughter experienced severe headaches after taking just half a Supermom. We tried three days in a row before we quit. I am wondering if you have heard of anyone suffering the same side effects. She eats healthy (maybe a few too many sweets!) and is very active and athletic. She has, however, developed the same deadly allergies to shellfish as her father. Don't know if that may be relevant.

2. I have been taking a half Supermom every night before bed. Historically, I have been unable to take multi-vitamins as I get stomach flu-like symptoms. I am finding that I do not react to Supermom as violently, but, I do wake with a very dull headache (maybe I am just a whiner!). I would like to increase the dosage, but, have been unable to tolerate just yet. I am wondering - well, really, the same question as above. I have persisted taking them for about 3 1/2 weeks as they seem to have helped with low energy levels due to lack of sleep (just moved into a rental complex until house is built).

Any insights or suggestions would be appreciated.  
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: elif September 07, 2006, 10:23:14 AM
I really don't have any answers but experienced the same thing!
I'd say just over a month ago I ordered the SuperMom tabs. I began with one tab a day for two weeks and detoxed just slightly (extra sweat for one week) but the impact on my energy level was AMAZING! I felt better THE day I began taking it. Then on week three I went to two tabs a day as recommended on the bottle label. After two days I got an AWFUL headache that had me down for three days. The first day I still took two tabs, the next day I took one and the third day I took non. Next morning the headache was gone. I took a SuperMom dose that morning and it came back. So I figured it was just some major detoxing. I stayed off the SuperMom one week and then went back to one a day with no more problems. This week, starting Sunday the 3rd I began taking two a day again and as of today (the 7th) have had no sign of a headache. I am quite healthy and the reason I began taking the SuperMom is cuz since my second child was born I've never regained my strength (she's 18 month now and my thyroid and blood test were normal)... that is until SuperMom. So, no answers, just empathy??? Hope it's helpful info for the Tallents though.
LE
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: healthybratt September 08, 2006, 06:07:12 AM
Is it possible that the body is going through a type of withdrawal because the dosage is too low?  I'm just thinking out loud here, but does the headache follow the directly after the pill is taken or several hours later?  If it's within 1 hour of taking it, I would say detox or allergy, but if it's much later after digestion has started or even completed maybe the body is asking for more in the form of withdrawal symptoms (like a caffeine headache).  Just a thought ???
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: Kati*did September 08, 2006, 06:14:16 AM
The Supermom gave me mild headaches when I started taking them.  It also made me really tired, so I stopped taking them because I was moving at the time and it was better to feel "not great" than bad.  ;)  I'm going to start up again now that we've settled in to the new place, but with a lower dose (one a day).  I think it was just detox, though.  The Yeast Assassin did the same thing to me when I started taking that.

Katie
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: elif September 08, 2006, 07:22:09 AM
I don't think it was a withdrawl. My headache lasted until I STOPPED taking it, then went away. I really thought it was just a detox symptom, and now that I've started it back up I'm fine. I was told that taking extra vitamins can make you more thirsty, so maybe I wasn't keeping up with enough water????? I don't know, but it was not...IMO withdrawl, or it would have stopped once I took the next dose.
LE
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: DawnsEarlyBirds September 08, 2006, 10:13:35 AM
Has anyone had similar symptoms while taking other vitamins or is this unique to Supermom?
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: homeschooltheheart September 08, 2006, 03:01:33 PM
My husband and I both experienced headaches the first week of Supermom vitamins.  I assumed it was detox symptoms and continued.  They stopped after the first week.  My husband missed several doses and had to go through the headache stage again.  He makes sure he never misses a dose!  :)
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: floydian September 08, 2006, 03:15:59 PM
I don't know if it will help or not, but my midwife told me that if I didn't get enough water, it could cause headaches.  She was right, but here is the rest of my story in case it helps someone:
I had headaches a lot and was constantly taking Tylenol and an occasional Advil just so I could function.  I have had them with each pregnancy (this is #6).  
The extra water did help some, but then I would forget to drink enough and have another headache.  
I went off all sugar and began doing something similar to the Maker's Diet just added extra chicken and turkey for the protein.  I also took extra Tummy Tune Up and added chlorophyll.  I had been taking Supermom all along.   The first day, I didn't notice much of anything, but the second day, I was MISERABLE!!!!!  :'(      I had  one of the worst headaches I have ever had, I was sick at my stomach, I had diarrhea all day long. But I was also determined that I was NOT going to take anymore Tylenol.   Then that night, I had to pee pee like 12 times in less than an hour.  :o (Even a bit much for pregnancy).  Anyway, right after I pee peed like a gallon, my headache went away. ???  :) :) :)
Since then, I have had only one headache, and I think that was because I ate something I shouldn't have tho not sure what.  I have also had lots of energy, even tho I am not getting much sleep these days.   And even when I forget to drink enough, I still don't get the headaches.  I guess my body detoxed in one day.  It is so nice to not have headaches anymore.
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: 4my3rascals September 08, 2006, 04:14:35 PM
I began drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day and removed all caffeine 7 days prior to starting the supermom.  The first day of supermom (I take at lunch time), I went tinkle every 30 minutes until dinner time, which is very rare for me.  Then about the 3rd or 4th day had a mild headache.  Since then, no noticeable changes; however, I only take 1 each day since my iron is has always been normal.  In the second case, I would change the time of day the vitamin was taken.   
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: mxmom September 08, 2006, 06:55:21 PM
I decided to finally register as I am the one who posed the question to Beeyoutiful.  This is my first post and I thank everyone for their insights.  My daughter gets a SEVERE headache within minutes of taking 1/2 a vitamin.  She has an extremely high pain tolerance (unlike her mom!!) and is very reluctant to take all pain meds, therefore, when she breaks down to take an Advil, I know it is painful.  I, on the other hand, really only get a mild, mild headache.  I drink a liter of water with sea salt and lemon every morning and again as much thoughout the day - although I sometimes drink Perrier water instead of filtered water.  I have cut sugar out of my diet since I started taking Supermom - is that maybe relevant?
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: SteveTallent September 08, 2006, 08:53:37 PM
I usually get a bit of a burst when taking SuperDad, unless I take in a good bit of sugar through the day, like a large soda or something. Negligible amounts of sugar = burst of energy for me. Never experienced headaches.

Although spirulina is touted as the secret to SuperMom, there really isn't that much in it, so I don't think the spirulina is the problem. It does make everything else in the vitamin more bioavailable, though. I'm wondering if there is a problem with the way the body processes B vitamins. The high quantities of B vitamins are what really give the boost. Yet, even though B vitamins are there trying to boost, so many feel worse for a week or so when they begin taking SuperMom. I'll have to do some research. Another major player is the beta carotene. Somehow I doubt that is the problem though.
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: DawnsEarlyBirds September 09, 2006, 03:00:28 AM
I hope I am not confusing the issue here, but  a friend told me her daughter discovered that iron helps get rid of her headaches.  She got migraines right before each period, and discovered that she was slightly anemic each time.  Now she takes iron regularly and never gets headaches.  My own daughter gets an occasional migraine and since I have her taking iron when they start, they go away immediately.
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: mxmom September 10, 2006, 09:48:49 AM
Just an update - I decided to take an entire Supermom (swallowed it whole) last night about three hours before going to bed.  I took it with a meal as we were having a very late supper and I also drank about 2 cups of water.  I woke up with no headache and lots of energy!  So, I want to thank you all as the information you posted encouraged me to make the decision to just attack this problem.  My daughter will wait to attempt it again.  Thanks to Beeyoutiful for all your help - it makes it well worth the exchange rate and duty!
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: Tech Serv Assistant September 11, 2006, 05:31:59 AM
Does anyone know the effects of supermom on your blood sugar? The reason I ask is my mom is taking supermom (she started taking them late Saturday) and she has type I diabetes. Does the supermom consistently lower your blood sugar?
If I'm not making any sense, let me know and I'll try to explain it a little better.
Thanks!
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: SteveTallent September 11, 2006, 08:14:46 AM
Is your mother experiencing symptoms of any kind, or just noticing that her blood sugar levels tend to be lower?
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: lovingmomof2 September 11, 2006, 10:01:07 AM
I have type 1 diabetes and I am taking the Supermoms too.  My blood sugars have been lower and I have been able to reduce my basal rate of insulin on my insulin pump.  I am not sure if this is due to the Supermoms though because at the same time I started adding coconut oil to my diet.
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: Julia September 11, 2006, 10:33:17 AM
Is your mother experiencing symptoms of any kind, or just noticing that her blood sugar levels tend to be lower?
Yeah, I'd like to know, too - I was going to get some after I finished my pound of loose and disgusting spirulina. My blood sugar gets low so often I wouldn't want to take anything to make it lower!
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: SteveTallent September 11, 2006, 11:21:46 AM
Well, I think it is important to get more information on the initial condition, and the condition while taking SuperMom, and do some testing and research to see if there is a connection. I can think of nothing in SuperMom that would directly lower blood sugar levels. It's possible that something in SuperMom could be contributing to the body (specifically, the pancreas) working more normally in a diabetic, thus lowering the blood sugar and the need for insulin without a change in diet, while in an hypoglycemic, there could be no change at all, or they might be able to tolerate more sugar, or less. Who knows? We need more info so that we can start tracking it down. Thanks for the thread. Keep posting. Any info is helpful whether you're diabetic, hypoglycemic or neither.

It seems there is some kind of connection with SuperMom and sugar (at least refined sugar) and I for one would like to figure out what it is.   
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: Tech Serv Assistant September 11, 2006, 03:21:44 PM
Is your mother experiencing symptoms of any kind, or just noticing that her blood sugar levels tend to be lower?
She had a slight headache early this morning, but other than that she just noticed her blood sugar levels were lower.
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: leslieincali September 11, 2006, 06:23:59 PM
I've seen some of these topics hit on in other threads but never specifically answered. I've been taking the supermoms for about 1 week. The 3 main things that I've noticed are neon green urine, constipation, and a mild headache in the afternoon. The headaches I understand will eventually go away. What about the green urine and constipation? Can I expect these to always be with me or will my body adjust? I drank a laxitive herb tea this morning, but would prefer to not have to do that on a regular basis. Thanks for any input. Leslie

Oh, I forgot to say taht I'm also taking Bone Ami and High Vitamin cod liver oil. I eat lots of veggies but don't take supplimental fiber.
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: StephTallent September 11, 2006, 06:34:06 PM
I don't know about the constipation.  Perhaps the iron in SuperMom?  I've also heard a couple of people say that they have had constipation during their "detox" period that went away later.

Regarding the neon green urine.  I have only personally known a couple of other people to have neon green urine when they started taking SuperMom.  Both of them were above average toxic.  One of them the green urine went away in a week.  The other it lasted 4 weeks.  We blamed it on the fact that he had been living off frozen pizza's and fast food for the past few years.   :D

I came up with a theory about the green urine.  The B Vitamins in SuperMom cause your urine to be a very bright yellow.  If you mix yellow with blue you get green.  My theory is that your body is passing a toxin that is the color blue hence Turning your urine green.  I haven't done any research to find out what toxin would manifest itself as blue but I hope to one of these days when I get the time.  If someone else knows anything about it please share!
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: jbbabyslings September 11, 2006, 07:30:39 PM
Just wondering this but I went to doctors today for my sons 4mo check up. I had told him I had gained 8 lbs in the past month and wasn't sure why. I don't drink sodas and am very careful what I eat. I do however have hypothyroidism so it very well could be that. The doctor asked me if there was anything new to my diet I have added and all I can think of new is Supermom but I seriously doubt that theres anything in there to cause weight gain. I am really leaning toward my thyroid more out of wack again. So he let me have my blood drawn to have a curent check of my levels to see if my meds need to be adjusted. Just so frusterated at the moment. I now weight as much as I did at 9 mo pregnant and seem to be gaining more every few days. UGH!

Marie
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: healthybratt September 11, 2006, 07:54:24 PM
I can't take any vitamins that contain iron or I become constipated.  I'm very iron rich and have never been anemic and I can't seem to absorb or utilize the iron in supplements.  As a result, I started taking SuperDad's instead.
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: WithLoveAndJoy September 12, 2006, 02:13:34 AM
I have experienced something similar...I also am hypothyroid and have gained about five lbs since I started taking Supermom, but I have made other changes in my diet since I started taking them as well, such as trying to eat more whole foods and natural fats.
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: bendeleboysmama September 12, 2006, 11:35:07 AM
Hi Librarypage...
I am hypoglycemic, I have been since I was 17, I have controlled it with diet and that kind of thing...limiting my sugars...I started taking Supermom last week and also cut back on my sugars...(sometimes I'm not so good)  I've found out that supermom does not let me cheat as I once could.  I could eat sugary things with a meal and not feel the effects...We went to a birthday party on sunday afternoon and I had a 1x1 inch piece of cake and a scoop of ice cream.  I felt AWFUL afterward...I came home and drank SO much water...I had a headache and felt a little bit achy...(this could also be from the candida in my body)  But I have noticed that if I eat right during the day while taking my vitamins, I feel 200%  I haven't felt this good in ages!  So I don't know what the link is between sugar and supermom.  Maybe it just makes me feel healthier and the things I KNOW aren't healthy just affect me this way.  My blood sugar was all over the place after my 2nd baby, the doctor said that stress has a factor and also our adrenal glands...just a side note...I hope your mom can take and benefit from supermoms...I can't thank Beeyoutiful enough for putting them out there and for such a great price too!
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: jbbabyslings September 12, 2006, 12:21:05 PM
Well, I just got a call from the docs. My thyroid levels were off again. I'm told you don't start noticing symptoms until you are at a level 3 I was at a level 7 on my levothyroxine. So hopefully this annoying weight thing will taper off or hopefully go down. It was so weird seeing weight go up another every other day or so. I mean it was nuts!!! So I'll start the new dosage and see what happens with the weight issue. If it was thyroid or Supermom I mean. Now I know why my milk was drying up and my hair conditioner stopped working too (My hair was dry again and started to fall a little more quickly).

Marie
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: lovingmomof2 September 12, 2006, 06:40:38 PM
I had a bad headache for about 3 days after I was on the Supermom's for a week.  I went to my chiropractor and he adjusted my neck.  After that I was better.  Don't know if this helps, but that was my experience.
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: lovingmomof2 September 13, 2006, 01:14:28 PM
I forgot to mention my blood sugars are lower and leveled out more.  I am not having those bottoming out low blood sugars.
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: telllme2 September 22, 2006, 03:02:36 PM
Hi! My adult daughter and I are both interested in SUPERMOM vitamins allthough the whole thing about all the headaches posted concerns me.  Is there anyone who has taken these long term or are they fairlyl new?  We really cannot afford a week of headaches but want good health, vitality, energy, etc....  If you have an experience (positive or negative) please share so we know if these are the best choice for us.  Thank you in advance to share!
Telly
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: healthybratt September 22, 2006, 03:46:02 PM
Hi! My adult daughter and I are both interested in SUPERMOM vitamins allthough the whole thing about all the headaches posted concerns me.  Is there anyone who has taken these long term or are they fairlyl new?  We really cannot afford a week of headaches but want good health, vitality, energy, etc....  If you have an experience (positive or negative) please share so we know if these are the best choice for us.  Thank you in advance to share!
Telly
My husband takes them.   ;D  I started taking them and was able to take them for a month, but the extra Iron was too much for my digestion, so hubby started taking them and has been since April.  I started taking SuperDad a couple of months ago and I'm very happy with it.  I might have had some headaches, but they weren't debilitating and didn't last long; however if you have extreme detox symptoms, others have had good luck backing down to 1/2 tab daily for a couple of weeks and then gradually increasing up to the recommended dose of 2 tabs daily. 
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: SarahK September 22, 2006, 04:23:10 PM
I switched from a Sam's Club multivitamin to full dose SuperMom about 5-6 weeks ago.  I didn't notice any detox of any kind.  I'm 35 and 31 weeks pregnant with our 10th.

Sarah K
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: morgan1611 September 29, 2006, 01:18:40 PM
I felt headachey and tired on day 3 of taking 2 capsules per day.  Those were my only detox symptoms.
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: Pennie September 29, 2006, 04:08:02 PM
not sure what is considered long term.  I think I have been taking them since April. I never noticed any detox.  I didnt' know you were supposed to start small and started right in with two. My baby was born Feb. 24th. I noticed nothing negative. However, I am out right now and I just looked to see when my first order was and noticed my new order is on back order.  :'(  I can't sit down w/o falling asleep.  I cant say I noticed a surge in energy however once I thought about it I stopped needing that nap.  Right now I can't seem to drag myself out of bed, I need a nap.....all day long.  It's really hard to sit and listen to a little one read and stay awake.......it's really bad.  I did however stop drinking my morning coffee, I am on day four and the first day I had a WICKED headache all day long to the point of making me nauseous.  It was bad.  But just one day and not related to supermom...... ;)
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: NH Mum of 5 boys October 12, 2006, 09:14:34 AM
I agree. My detox lasted at least 10 days but after that I would really notice a difference if I forgot to take them! I just finished my 3rd month of them.  I have been nursing the whole time and think it is helping us both through this cold season. He had bad acne, as well, up until a month ago (he is now 5 months old).
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: KatieMac October 13, 2006, 12:01:51 PM
If I wanted to order a six month or year supply would that be safe, or would it expire before I could use it?
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: StephTallent October 13, 2006, 12:22:33 PM
SuperMom has a year to a year and a half.  We have a high demand for SuperMom so most of the time it is very freshly manufactured batches that are shipped out.  It would be safe for you to order a years supply at a time.  :)

There is nothing to go "bad" as in spoiling or being harmful for you to take after the expiration date as long as the bottle is still sealed.  The potency is not guaranteed past the expiration dates though.
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: KatieMac October 23, 2006, 08:18:09 AM
Ok, another question. I've been sick for a few days with upper respitory flu, it's finally getting better. But strangely enough I've also had diarrhea for a few days, and it's onset seems to coincide with me taking my vitamins. Is it possible that the vitamins are causing the diarrhea? Some kind of detox perhaps?
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: SPC October 23, 2006, 11:12:43 AM
HELP!! I HAVE STARTED TWICE TO TAKE THE SUPERMOM VITAMIN AND BOTH TIMES 4-5 DAYS LATER I AM SICK WITH VOMITING, DIARRHEA, AND SEVERE STOMACH PAIN.  I ASSUME IT IS THE SUPERMOM VITAMIN.  ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TO DO? 
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: SarahK October 23, 2006, 11:30:41 AM
First, consider when you are taking your new vitamin.  Beeyoutiful recomends starting slowly be taking one tablet once a day for a time and then increasing to one table twice a day.  You could even make the process more gradual by going one every other day for a time before you increase to every day.

Then, think about how you are taking it.  The directions on the bottle recommend that you take them with meals.  In my experience, that is helpful when starting a new supplement. 

Iron is know for causing stomach upset.  Taking SuperMom with food will help protect the stomach from this if you are sensitive to it. 

Sarah K
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: healthybratt October 23, 2006, 01:08:51 PM
HELP!! I HAVE STARTED TWICE TO TAKE THE SUPERMOM VITAMIN AND BOTH TIMES 4-5 DAYS LATER I AM SICK WITH VOMITING, DIARRHEA, AND SEVERE STOMACH PAIN.  I ASSUME IT IS THE SUPERMOM VITAMIN.  ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TO DO? 
What makes you think that taking a SuperMom on one day makes you sick 5 days later.  This seems a bit odd to me.  Are you sure there isn't something else that closer coincides with the day you are sick ??? 

If you are absolutely certain that this is a reaction to the vitamin, then I would say you're toxic- meaning, that your body is full of so many toxins, that the SuperMom is causing them to release too quickly and the body's response is to dump them as fast as possible.


Do you have any other symptoms that would let me know if this might be the case? 
Are you taking anything with the SuperMom like meds from the doc or some regular supplement that you have?  What's your regular diet like?  Do you eat sweets?  Do you eat hydrogenated fats?  Do you take prescription meds for some kind of problem?  What kind and how often?  Have you ever had any yeast infections?  Do you ever take antibiotics?  How often?  Have you ever taken pro-biotics?  How often?  Do you take birth control pills?  Do you take aspirin, Tylenol, or Ibuprofen?  How often?  Do you have gallstones?  Do you have any female irregularities (bleeding, pain, mood swings, etc)?  Anything else you can think of?
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: healthybratt October 23, 2006, 01:36:58 PM
Ok, another question. I've been sick for a few days with upper respitory flu, it's finally getting better. But strangely enough I've also had diarrhea for a few days, and it's onset seems to coincide with me taking my vitamins. Is it possible that the vitamins are causing the diarrhea? Some kind of detox perhaps?
It's possible, but it could be the flu finishing up and out ;)
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: KatieMac October 23, 2006, 02:30:45 PM
Ok, but I didn't have gastro-intestinal flu, I had upper-respitory flu. So...I thought it might be the vitamins flushing out the sickness?
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: KatieMac October 23, 2006, 03:44:42 PM
My husband just took his SuperDad for the first time and literally had to poop in about 5 minutes! So now I'm really convinced it's the vitamins.
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: healthybratt October 24, 2006, 05:49:56 AM
Ok, but I didn't have gastro-intestinal flu, I had upper-respitory flu. So...I thought it might be the vitamins flushing out the sickness?
You don't have to have a GI sickness to get diarrhea.  I sometimes get exposed to cold/sinus germs and that's the ONLY symptom I get.  I think it's the body's way of flushing the germs.  Since SM is a detoxifier, this could definately speed up the process a bit.
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: KatieMac October 25, 2006, 05:44:25 AM
I'm going to go back to one Supermom a day for a while...I'm still experiencing diarrhea several times a day, even in the middle of the night and my husband is to. It started for both of us when we started taking the vitamins. I'm not afraid because I am at home all day and although it's bothersome to feel so sick it's not a huge deal. BUT my husband is scared to take them because he spends half his work day in the bathroom! What should I tell him? Scared I wasted money on something he's scared to take.
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: StephTallent October 25, 2006, 06:40:37 AM
I'm going to go back to one Supermom a day for a while...I'm still experiencing diarrhea several times a day, even in the middle of the night and my husband is to. It started for both of us when we started taking the vitamins. I'm not afraid because I am at home all day and although it's bothersome to feel so sick it's not a huge deal. BUT my husband is scared to take them because he spends half his work day in the bathroom! What should I tell him? Scared I wasted money on something he's scared to take.

I would definitely encourage you to cut back maybe even down to 1/2 a tab a day until you stop having the diarrhea.  Then take 1 whole tab a day for about a week before bumping it up to 1 and 1/2 tabs for another week etc.  This sounds like it very well could be a detox symptom...although one of the most extreme I've ever heard.  Particularly since it's happening in both you and your hubby.   ???  Very, very unusual.  Anyway, cut it down and let your body adjust to it gradually.

Also keep in mind that Beeyoutiful does offer a 30 day satisfaction guarantee on all of their products so if after two or three weeks of gradually building up your body has not adjusted at all you can always return them for a refund.
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: ForeverGirl October 25, 2006, 07:10:40 AM
Another thing that should be considered is that the presence of parasites in the GI tract can result in stomach cramps and loose/unprocessed stools, as the parasites react to the flood of healthy vitamins and minerals.
Parasites prefer to live in a mycelial yeast infected envireonment and yeast also causes stomach ailments.
If your symptoms do not improve, I'd recommend trying a parasite/yeast cleanse and checking to see if you pass any critters. If so, continue with the parasite/yeast cleanse for 6 weeks or more before starting back up with the vitamins. Yeast Assassin supplement combats both yeast and parasites, and Tummy Tune-up will facilitate the regrowth of good bacteria.

It may be that you are simply detoxing, or that you have an allergy to some ingredient (which we haven't run across yet, right, Steph?) but if it were me, I'd suspect the presence of yeast and parasites.

-Rebekah
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: StephTallent October 25, 2006, 07:57:57 AM

It may be that you are simply detoxing, or that you have an allergy to some ingredient (which we haven't run across yet, right, Steph?) but if it were me, I'd suspect the presence of yeast and parasites.

-Rebekah

Up to this point we haven't gotten any feedback from customers about SuperMom causing severe diarrhea like this, either from detox or an allergic reaction.  There is always a first time for everything but since it is occurring in both of them it makes me think that it probably isn't an allergy, or a detox unless both of them have been exposed to the same high level of toxins that would cause the identical reactions.

The presence of yeast and/or parasites would be the most logical explanation based on the feedback we have gotten from customers up to now.  :)
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: healthybratt October 25, 2006, 02:37:52 PM
I'm going to go back to one Supermom a day for a while...I'm still experiencing diarrhea several times a day, even in the middle of the night and my husband is to. It started for both of us when we started taking the vitamins. I'm not afraid because I am at home all day and although it's bothersome to feel so sick it's not a huge deal. BUT my husband is scared to take them because he spends half his work day in the bathroom! What should I tell him? Scared I wasted money on something he's scared to take.
If you like them, you can take the SuperDad's too.  I do.  They just don't have the extra Iron in them.    Overdoses of Vit C can cause diarrhea, are you taking any extra?  Is it possible that you've caught another bug and maybe the SuperMom is helping you cleanse it before it causes other symptoms  ???
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: KatieMac October 26, 2006, 04:18:19 AM
I really need the extra iron I think...I think I've convinced him to take a half of one a day and gradually increase. I'm back to one a day and now I'm fine, he stopped taking them and now he is fine too. I was mega-dosing on Vitamin C because of the flu but it doesn't really seem to coincide with the diarrhea. I really think the parasite/yeast thing makes a lot of sense.

I did just think of something...the first time I took Supermom it was the OLD formula...how different is the old formula from the new?
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: oliveoil November 02, 2006, 08:28:18 PM
We could not find the info anywhere on the Beeyoutiful website or on the bottle itself which causes me to think, it's not. And if so, why not? Wouldn't a whole foods multi vitamin be the best? I'm uneducated here so these questions spring from an uneducated mind....
Also just because I'm curious is there a "How we got started" article anywhere on Beeyoutiful? It would be nice to know some background of the company. How does one go about putting together vitamins? Perhaps the question should be, how can we trust that  we are getting the best vitamins?
Okay so that was a bigger question than I made it sound, my apologies.
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: Whiterock November 03, 2006, 03:15:48 AM
I have a question similar to this. If it is not entirely a whole food vitamin, that wouldn't bother me so much. I was just wondering if there are any synthetic vitamins in it.
Thanks,
WR
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: Kati*did November 03, 2006, 03:38:38 AM
I think they talked about this somewhere else, but couldn't find it.  Anyway, I happen to know that some of the ingredients in the SuperMom -- like milk thistle, spirulina, chlorella, and the "grasses" are whole foods and that all of the other ingredients are from whole foods (nothing is from a synthetic source).   8) HTH 
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: Caralee November 09, 2006, 05:38:07 PM
I started taking Supermom last Friday and I have lost 5 pounds.  I don't know if it is an appetite suppressant, but I have just not felt like eating much at all.  I have never been one to turn down a good meal (or any meal really) or get nauseous thinking about eating cereal in the morning.  I didn't take my pill today, because I have been feeling weak since I haven't had a normal intake of calories.  I decided that tomorrow I am going to decrease to 1/2 pill and work up to just one pill if needed.  I certainly don't miss the 5 lbs.  Have had a little diarrhea and as I mentioned, the nausea.  I also feel more energetic, which is actually another problem because I have been losing sleep.  I normally sleep 8 hours, but I have only been able to stay asleep for 6.5 hours. 

My husband started taking Superdad and we believe it is a fallacy that the iron is what is causing the diarrhea because he had a blowout yesterday.  He feels better today.  I would like to hear more about long term affects of the ingredients.  I am a skeptic.  I don't want to find that Spirulina has been banned due to some serious side effect.  I guess we're the guinea pigs.
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: Mrs. Dugger November 09, 2006, 06:33:18 PM
  I normally sleep 8 hours, but I have only been able to stay asleep for 6.5 hours. 


Just a thought, but do you take them in the late afternoon or evening?  I know that if I take any B vitamins after 5 pm it is harder to go to sleep at night.
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: healthybratt November 10, 2006, 06:19:03 AM
I don't have any documentation on this, but I don't believe a healthy person needs 8 hours of sleep.  I believe the 6.5 hours is closer to the mark, so long as it's deep undisturbed sleep and my doc says a healthy person should be able to function quite well on only 3 good nights of sleep per week, but I think he was speaking of someone with insomnia getting by on the minimum.
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: lavendergirl November 12, 2006, 02:31:09 PM


This is a weird question but can someone measure the supermom's for me? I am interested but i don't like the sound of the size. I tend to gag as it becomes a mental thing. I'm sounding kinda whiny, huh :'( ::) I'm just wandering how they compare in size to other large vitamins i've taken.
 
        Thanks in advance,
                Becky
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: SarahK November 12, 2006, 03:21:58 PM
The SuperMom (as of this date) is:

21mm long
8mm thick
and oval shaped, being 9mm across at the widest point of the oval.

Sarah K
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: oliveoil November 15, 2006, 08:01:01 PM
There's so much on here, it's really time consuming to search, and hope someone can answer this real qiuck.
I have been taking Supermom for some time, about half the bottle and never noticed any detox symptoms. So, could that indicate I'm fairly healthy and not all that toxic? I don't feel toxic or in bad health...
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: mishy November 15, 2006, 08:37:14 PM
Ditto for me.  Also how about no detox symptoms for YA??  I am on day three and nothing.  The only thing I have that I was hoping to cure is a patch of eczema on my hand and a pain in my gut. 

So, whaddaya healthy pros think? 

:)
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: WithLoveAndJoy November 16, 2006, 03:12:04 AM
I think you guys should be happy....no detox symptoms mean you were not as full of junk as you might have thought....but remember that sometimes you won't feel immediate effects, but you are helpin your health.  Healing does not always have a very obvious signal.
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: SarahK November 16, 2006, 03:24:16 AM
No detox symptoms for me and no SuperDad detox reported from The Man, a grease & hot dog lovin', M&M/Dark Chocolate munchin', bacon & white bread eatin'  over-forty geeky-desk man (best one that ever lived).

Just another way we are weird up here-
Sarah K
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: ShabbyChic December 18, 2006, 03:24:50 PM
Not only is MY urine bright yellow, but my nursing son's is, too!   :o 
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: cpsenter January 02, 2007, 03:14:57 AM
I wanted to bump this up as I saw Penny's question never got answered and I am wondering the same thing...
how do you guys take your supermom?
do you take them both in the A.M. or is it better to take one in the AM and one in the PM.
last night I took my second one with dinner and I was up until 1:00 AM, I was wondering if it was b/c of all the extra engery from the supermom.  I wondered if maybe I should have taken the second one earlier in the day?  It could have just been coincidence too I guess!
thanks!
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: Kati*did January 02, 2007, 04:57:39 AM
I'm just wondering how everyone else take their supermom.  Is it better to take them both at once or one the morning and one at night?  I just take them both in the morning...

I take mine separate -- but I take one in the morning when I get up, and one around 2 or 3 in the afternoon.  I don't take them at night because I have a med that I don't want the spirulina to "enhance" and also because I did take one at night once, and the energy it supplies kept me up, like others of you said.  I once asked a nutritionist who said they were better taken separately just so that the body could absorb the greatest amount of vits. and minerals from each tablet, but that if that wasn't possible, it would be better to take both at once than only one.  Or in other words, he said one would get more out of both tablets taken at the same time (even though the body would have to shed more than taken separate) than only taking one a day. 
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: cpsenter January 02, 2007, 05:08:11 AM
ok thanks, that makes sense.
could you explain to me more about the spirulian "enhancing" other meds.
I have heard that somewhere else too but did not quite understand it.
If it is taken with any meds or supplements does it mean that it makes it "stronger"?
thanks!
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: healthybratt January 02, 2007, 06:00:47 AM
ok thanks, that makes sense.
could you explain to me more about the spirulian "enhancing" other meds.
I have heard that somewhere else too but did not quite understand it.
If it is taken with any meds or supplements does it mean that it makes it "stronger"?
thanks!

Easy answer is "yes".  Gabe mentioned on another thread that if you drink a beer with a spriulina, you will get drunk faster.  I think that if you take an allergen with spirulina, you will break out (react) faster.  It's also supposed to make your vitamins more bio-available in smaller amounts.
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: cpsenter January 02, 2007, 08:58:17 AM
ok, thanks!
so it doesn't mean it would interact poorly with other meds/supplements right?
would it just maybe be like taking 2 pills of something rather than one if you took it with spirulina?
also I have been reading some too on another thread about spirunina pulling out mercury out of fillings but I was a little confused.  I have 3 fillings in my mouth and wondered if I should be concerned about taking this with it (we cannot afford to get them taken out right now).  what would some warning signs be if I was pulling mercury out into my body?
thanks for your help!
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: ShabbyChic January 02, 2007, 10:17:04 AM
I only take one Supermom a day, anyone else?
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: 4myhoonie January 02, 2007, 11:31:30 AM
I only take one Supermom a day, anyone else?

i only take one, i have tried 2 and always felt queasy throughout the day.  maybe if i was consistently taking 2 for more than a few days in a row this would subside.  i've never made it past 2 days.   ??? 
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: sarajane January 02, 2007, 12:28:24 PM
I take one in the morning and one in the afternoon. I have other pills to take as well and I can't stand to swallow pill, after pill, after pill....
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: Whiterock January 02, 2007, 02:55:26 PM
I take two Super Mom tablets a day but I only take them every other day. On the days I don't take SM, I take cod liver oil. I started doing it this way because I didn't know if I should take that much vit D in one day (I also drink a quart of raw milk a day so that adds to the vit D levels also).
WR
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: healthybratt January 02, 2007, 03:33:05 PM
I take two Super Mom tablets a day but I only take them every other day. On the days I don't take SM, I take cod liver oil. I started doing it this way because I didn't know if I should take that much vit D in one day (I also drink a quart of raw milk a day so that adds to the vit D levels also).
WR
I think that would be difficult to do.  The references, I've read say that one needs to take in excess of 20-60,000 iu daily over a long period of time to cause toxicity.

The CLO I have only has 450 iu per dose and Supermoms, only have 800 iu.  Just to meet the minimum toxic level suggested above, you'd have to drink 20 Tablespoons of CLO or 10 Supermom's per day over a long period of time.  Just a thought. 

Also in the cases studied in vitamins A and D overdose, I believe the vitamins studied were synthetic.  I believe in natural forms of either vitamin they are very safe at most levels.  I believe the limit for vitamin A is in excess of 100,000 iu (but don't quote me).

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: hedy January 02, 2007, 04:44:53 PM
I take Supermom, Cod Liver Oil, AND Bone Ami. These are the guidelines I go by (from Weston Price site):

http://www.westonaprice.org/basicnutrition/clarifications.html

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: abbilynn March 01, 2007, 07:02:42 AM
I'm sure this is probably asked somewhere here, but I can't find it.  So, just wondering:  I finished the MC four days ago and started taking Supermom last night.  At first I crushed up the pill and swallowed it.  Then this morning I at breakfast and just swallowed the whole pill.  Now my stomach HURTS.  :'(  I took a TTUAB to see if that helped but it didn't.  Could the Supermom be causing my stomach to hurt or something else?  It's just this constant pain in my stomach, sort ulcery feeling.

Thanks
abbilynn
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: skelliott2 March 01, 2007, 10:12:58 AM
I read somewhere that you have to ease back into eating after a fast.  Maybe try some really easy to digest foods like soup for a day or two.  Sorry your stomach hurts.
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: skelliott2 March 01, 2007, 10:26:18 AM
Hmmm, strange.  I wonder if it's possible to cleanse too much, and kill the good bacteria with the bad?  Just guessing, maybe some kefir, or probiotics would help.
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: Helpmeetmom March 12, 2007, 07:30:38 PM
Okay, I just started taking supermom on Saturday and I know there is supposed to be some kind of cleansing, or possibility of it, but this?  Okay here goes.....I'm sorry this will be gross.  Lime green urine....looks like Mt Dew (sooo sorry) it doesn't look human.  My stomach feels weird...uncomfortable.  I have such terrible flatulence (so embarrassed, but hubby has said more than once that he'd just have to sleep on the couch if it happens again, and I don't blame him)  Will this go away?  I had this problem when on a barley green type of superfood (the latter problem) and it didn't go away.  HELP!  I like sharing a bed with my husband. 
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: StephTallent March 12, 2007, 08:31:57 PM
If your urine is green it is a sign of pretty major detox.  Would strongly encourage you to up your water intake as much as possible to help flush that stuff out!

SuperMom does contain a relatively small amount of Barley Greens so that may be what is causing the flatulence if you have noticed a correlation before.  Do you have any pro biotics on hand?  Taking those in conjunction with the SuperMom may help your body to be able to break the greens down and process them without as many unpleasant side effects.  The flatulence can also be a detox side effect.

If you can it may be worth it to tough it out for the next few days and these side effects should get significantly better as you focus on drinking lots of water etc in just a few days.  However, if you don't want to do that you can always cut back the dosage.  Your detox symptoms should be greatly alleviated and you can detox much slower and give your body more time to adjust if you take 1/2 a tab a day and gradually work up to the daily recommended amount of 2 tabs a day from there.

HTH!  :) 
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: nursegirl March 12, 2007, 11:06:44 PM
So mountain dew urine is a sign of detox?  I thought it was just your body getting rid of the extra vitamins it doesn't need.  When I first started taking Supermoms regularly, I noticed that after I took them, I would have 2 or 3 episodes of bright yellow-green urine.  Lately, though, I only have it the first time I urinate after taking them, and it's not nearly as bright.  Interesting.

Sarah
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: KATHERINEJ April 01, 2007, 12:22:47 PM
I seriously almost choked to death last night taking my new Supermom vitamins.  My hubby, who takes Superdad, suggested because of the size of the pills we should take them in each other's presence in case we need the Heimlich maneuver!  :o

I read a few threads which mildly suggested how to resolve this problem, but when I tried to activate the thread, it said it was such an old thread I should start a new one.

So, how on earth does one swallow these things?  I seriously have never seen a pill so huge.  Oh, and the square-ish edges scraped my esophagus and it is still sore 24 hours later.

Help!  I'm not even sure how to crush these things seeing how I have never had to crush pills before... never had a problem swallowing pills, ever!
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: herbs girl April 01, 2007, 12:46:45 PM
Yeah they are big but you know what?  The more I take them and other supplements, the more used to it I get.  My hubby is now able to swallow 2 SuperDads plus 5 spirulinas in one gulp and he used to do 1-3 pill at a time.


So hang in there :)  Also swallowing them WITH JUICE and with A BIG GULP OF JUICE might help you, too.  I usually have to take several swallows after I initially get them down.  But I think I FEEL BETTER MENTALLY when I take these vitamins (SuperMom)  For me its worth it!!
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: hedy April 03, 2007, 01:29:12 PM
I've been pumping my breastmilk after my recent birth, and I'm amazed at the color of it. It's bright butter yellow. Definitely different than last time. I'm wondering if it's caused by the beta carotene in the Supermoms. Anyone else have this?
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: Reborn April 04, 2007, 10:18:41 PM
I had the same problem w/ Supermom pills (and all others that size!) until I started taking them with yogurt drinks.   Some yogurt drinks are thicker than others, so I hope you find one that works.   I tried for weeks to find something to get it down...juice, teas...but that pill would touch the back of my throat and I would gag & spit it up!   Not so with the yogurt drinks!   Sometimes I get brave and try to take them with a homemade smoothie or a protein shake, but I like yogurt drinks best!  And yes, I was also given the advice to take them with applesauce & pudding, but haven't tried it yet.
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: merryheart April 04, 2007, 11:55:38 PM
I have a hard time swallowing pills of any size, even tiny little Tylenols.  I think it is really more psychological than physical for me though.  What I've always done is swallow pills with food.  I know this sounds weird and probably neurotic, but I take a mouthful of food or a cracker, chew it up good, and just before I'm ready to swallow, I pop the pill in too and swallow it all together.  That way my brain is tricked into just thinking I'm swallowing food, and I don't have to worry about the pill floating around in water or whatever and getting lodged somewhere, or not going down.  Yogurt or applesauce works okay too.
So for what it's worth, that's what I do, and it even works with monster-sized pills like SuperMoms.
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: its_me518 April 10, 2007, 01:12:10 PM
Hi. I just recieved my order of Supermom and Tummy-tune up! Why is it better to take these two together? This is odd, but what exactly is TTU good for?? We ordered it, but I'm not sure why... ::) Any specifics? And how much exactley... it says 1 to 3, but what Should we take? Also, when I take it, does any of it enter my baby through my breastmilk? If so, how? It says that it is coated specifically not to be damaged by stomach acid so that it enters the intestine... so does it get into milk?
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: StephTallent April 10, 2007, 01:48:44 PM
Which "type" of Tummy Tune Up did you order?   :)  I'm going to assume that it was the Original Blend.

Original Blend Tummy Tune Up is so broad spectrum in the things that it helps with many of us consider it a basic staple to keep on our shelves.  It has been known to help with baby colic/gas, "adult" gas  :D, almost any type of digestive problem, flu/stomach bugs etc. 

How frequently you use it is totally up to you.  I try to take it every day for the following reasons.  A) My diet is not as full of fermented foods with good bacteria as it needs to be and I want to make sure that the "good" bacteria levels stay high in spite of my diet failings. B) Since being pregnant I've given into sugar cravings more times than I would like to admit thus making me potentially vulnerable to yeast problems.  TTU8 helps to keep things in balance. 

Some people only take it after they start having problems, or for a short period of time after they have been exposed to a stomach bug or something like that. 

There are no hard and fast rules for how this product can be used.  Evaluate your own families particular needs/diet/background and decide what the best use of it will be for you! 

HTH  :)
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: brandicarolina April 12, 2007, 03:02:51 AM
I started taking Supermom a few weeks ago.  I started getting awful headaches right away.  It took 2 weeks of headaches before I made the connection with Supermom.  I quit taking them and the headaches went away.  Some of those days I only took 1 tablet and still had a headache.  Is this a detox thing that I should tough out until I'm "clean"?  I really want to feel the benifits of these vitamins.

Thanks,
Brandi
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: starryiz April 12, 2007, 03:54:07 AM
I too have noticed horrible headaches since I've been taking Supermom regularly.  I'm 4 months pregnant and due to morning sickness, I've just been able to take them the past 2 weeks or so regularly.  Since then I get a horrible headache every afternoon and at night.  I dont know if it is caused by Supermom, or maybe its allergies or a cold and just a coincidence it started when I started taking Supermom everyday.  I take the 2 pills at night....still cant stomach them in the morning.

I'm experimenting.  For the next 2 weeks I'm only going to take my Wal-Mart brand prenatal vitamin and see if my headaches go away.

What is in Supermom that would cause headaches?  It worries me :(
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: its_me518 April 12, 2007, 03:22:50 PM
Hi. I was just reading through my Beeyoutiful catalog and came across Bee Pollen as being a Superfood and containing nearly all nutrients required by humans. If that is so, is it better that Supermom? Should we even bother taking Supermom? Or should we just take the Bee Pollen? I am really curious. Thanx
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: sierra April 12, 2007, 04:02:20 PM
I am not sure but I take both ;)
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: louisianaladybug April 17, 2007, 07:42:20 PM
Supermom is the most awesome vitamin supplement I've ever seen, since I've been using it I have energy again where before I felt Blah all the time! The hubby tried some too and it worked wonders for his energy level, it's great stuff!! We haven't tried the Tummy tuneup yet but I'm planning to soon.  ;)
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: lavendergirl April 28, 2007, 09:57:13 AM
sorry HB if this is in the wrong spot ??? I have a question on adding more iron in addition to the supermom's i take. I tend to be low in iron( my lowest lately was 10.5 ) so i know that i need extra.
I will have it tested soon but i feel like i need extra now. Why does Supermom only have 10 mg when i thought we needed atleast 15mg. Is it assumed that we will get the rest in our foods?
Anyway, i tend to be sensitive to iron pills( make me sick to tummy) but the supermoms are fine. Before Supermom though i brought my iron up by using the Floradix iron + herbs. I just want to know if i can take that along with supermoms for a liitle extra iron. I would take that in the evening after my morning and afternoon Supermoms. I can't seem to get an answer from my gynecologist or pharmacist. I don't want to take to much iron but it seems that if the extra is coming from herb/plants it would be easier on my body ???


           Thanks Becky
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: westernmama April 28, 2007, 03:08:38 PM
I would think that it wouldn't hurt to take a little bit more.  Are you pregnant?  That is when I usually become anemic.  I know when I was pregnant last time I had to take some extra iron besides my Supermoms.  hth
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: herbs girl April 28, 2007, 03:49:47 PM
I think a herbal iron supplement would be very good to take with your supermom.  MountainMeadow Herbs has a pregnancy safe formula called Herbal Iron and it contains : Yellow Dock root, Dandelion root, Nettle Leaf.
According to the website it often raises hemaglobin in a matter of weeks. It says it is non constipating too.  These herbs seem very harmless and safe for pregnancy.  I cannot handle any vitamins BUT the Supermom ones!! ;D  I tried taking prenatals in my last pregnancy and they just cramped up my belly so bad.  My doctor said I couldn't handle them.. It was nice to be able to take SuperMom.
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: lavendergirl April 28, 2007, 04:00:19 PM
thank you, thank you both for your replys ;D No i'm not pregnant but neither am i a big meat eater. not because i'm against it but because it has never been my favorite( plus i don't like to chew long ::)) I just tend to get low after awhile and i always have since i was young. I tend to notice it during cycle time and that's where i'm at now. I was wrong in my one post as the last check of iron was i think around 12 which isn't to bad. I just feel a little more tired these last 2 cycles and seem to have heavier clots . Sorry if that was to much info ;) Anyways i went ahead and took 2 tsp this evening of florodix iron + herbs. I only had 1 supermom today so that gave me a total of 15 mg of iron today.

      Thanks, becky
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: herbalmom April 28, 2007, 04:02:20 PM
I agree with Herbs Girl. Anemia is often caused by other things than just low iron. Herbs used for anemia contain nutrients other than just iron & frequently work faster than iron alone or work when iron doesn't. The formula Herbs Girl mentions would be excellent or for even more vits & minerals add alfalfa to it. HTH Blessings ~herbalmom

I think a herbal iron supplement would be very good to take with your supermom.  MountainMeadow Herbs has a pregnancy safe formula called Herbal Iron and it contains : Yellow Dock root, Dandelion root, Nettle Leaf.
According to the website it often raises hemaglobin in a matter of weeks. It says it is non constipating too.  These herbs seem very harmless and safe for pregnancy.  I cannot handle any vitamins BUT the Supermom ones!! ;D  I tried taking prenatals in my last pregnancy and they just cramped up my belly so bad.  My doctor said I couldn't handle them.. It was nice to be able to take SuperMom.
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: westernmama April 28, 2007, 05:31:48 PM
Lavendargirl, is there a reason you took only one Supermom?  To get the 10 mg of iron, you should take 2 pills.  I also know that eating a spoonful of blackstrap molasses supposedly helps raise iron levels.  And cooking in cast iron helps put iron into your food as well.  Hope you feel better soon.  It's no fun being tired and taking care of dh and little ones.  :-\
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: lavendergirl April 29, 2007, 08:11:23 AM
i normally take 2 supermoms i just happened to miss a dose that day. I have heard about blackstrap and cast iron cookware. the "floridix" i'm talking about was mentioned to a friend by her midwife. That is what i was taking before my last blood draw when my iron levels had raised. It has nettle,spinach, beet juice etc. in the ingredients. i also have recently been drinking dandelion tea.
i know my levels aren't around 10 though because i don't feel nearly as whipped now as i did then. I will try to get them checked in the next few weeks though. I really appreciate your help.

        Becky
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: starryiz April 29, 2007, 09:43:13 AM
Can I add another question about headaches and Supermom?  I started taking them regularly once I got over being so sick with this pregnancy.  I took them everyday for 3 weeks strait.  Every day I got a horrible headache about mid-afternoon that lasted until I went to sleep at night.  I mean a horrible headache.  I quit taking Supermom and my headaches went away.  Then I'd try taking Supermom again and sure enough I'd get a horrible headache again.

What is in Supermom that causes such horrible headaches?  I thought surely after 3-4 weeks of taking them everyday the headaches would stop if it was due to some kind of detox.  What else would cause Supermom to give me headaches?  It scared me enough that now I'm scared to take them and it makes me upset after spending so much money on them.
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: firecattx May 04, 2007, 08:37:09 PM
I am trying to take 2 supermom, 2 TTU and 3 YA a day.  I am running out of different times to take all of it!  Can I take TTU and Supermom in the am and pm and the YA with lunch and dinner?  Can I take all 3 YA together?  Should I take 2 supermom at the same time and 2 TTU at the same time? Help!  Thanks!
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: firecattx May 05, 2007, 07:58:40 AM
how do I divide all this up during the day?
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: morethanalive May 05, 2007, 09:15:46 AM
As you decide when it is best for you to take them all, keep in mind that you will likely achieve better results taking smaller doses throughout the day rather than larger doses less often. Our bodies can only absorb so many nutrients at one time or get rid of so much yeast at one time. So, frequent doses is always best. Of course, taking them anytime is better than not taking them at all.

I'm no expert, but it seems you were doing the right thing: taking them with meals and spreading them out. Supermom and TTU with your first 2 meals. YA every meal, but particularly at PM. We encourage a bowel movement early in the morning by drinking lots of water as soon as we get up. This helps to get rid of waste that was produced during sleep. The YA in the PM and the water team up to make that happen.

morethanalive.com (http://morethanalive.com)
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: ShannaC May 23, 2007, 07:39:24 PM
What is 'silica' that is listed as an ingredient in Supermom and Superdad?

I've heard of silica used in other things and thought it wasn't safe, but is this different?

thanks!
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: mommyoftwins May 24, 2007, 09:12:31 AM
So, is there an actual measured amount of Vitamin K in Supermom? I know there is alfalfa and spirulina, but I wondered how taking just Supermom would compare to taking a kelp suppliment for the Vitamin K. Midwife says Vit. K is very important during pregnancy, and I want to make sure that I am getting plenty!
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: jaemom May 31, 2007, 05:58:11 PM
I've been taking Supermom (1 pill a day so far since I'm nursing) for about a week now.  Three days ago my arm started twitching and today I started feeling very weak.  Right now my legs feel like jelly and my arms and hands feel kinda weak.  Is this a detox symptom or is it because I've been sitting in a chair nursing a baby every 2-3 hours? The baby is 7 wks old now and I'm just now starting to feel these symptoms, that's why I'm thinking it's the Supermom. Oh yeah, I've noticed my heart has been periodically racing as well.  All this started since beginning the Supermom.
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: Helpmeetmom May 31, 2007, 06:32:33 PM
I've been taking Supermom (1 pill a day so far since I'm nursing) for about a week now.  Three days ago my arm started twitching and today I started feeling very weak.  Right now my legs feel like jelly and my arms and hands feel kinda weak.  Is this a detox symptom or is it because I've been sitting in a chair nursing a baby every 2-3 hours? The baby is 7 wks old now and I'm just now starting to feel these symptoms, that's why I'm thinking it's the Supermom. Oh yeah, I've noticed my heart has been periodically racing as well.  All this started since beginning the Supermom.

Are you only supposed to take one pill a day when nursing?  I'm preg and take two a day. 
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: Helpmeetmom May 31, 2007, 06:35:13 PM
I can't take any vitamins that contain iron or I become constipated.  I'm very iron rich and have never been anemic and I can't seem to absorb or utilize the iron in supplements.  As a result, I started taking SuperDad's instead.

What a good idea!  I thought the iron was a prob for me too, but never thought to post it.  Now, is superdad just as good for pregnant women? You know, they always check you for anemia when preg. 
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: jaemom June 01, 2007, 01:51:36 AM
I've been taking Supermom (1 pill a day so far since I'm nursing) for about a week now.  Three days ago my arm started twitching and today I started feeling very weak.  Right now my legs feel like jelly and my arms and hands feel kinda weak.  Is this a detox symptom or is it because I've been sitting in a chair nursing a baby every 2-3 hours? The baby is 7 wks old now and I'm just now starting to feel these symptoms, that's why I'm thinking it's the Supermom. Oh yeah, I've noticed my heart has been periodically racing as well.  All this started since beginning the Supermom.

Are you only supposed to take one pill a day when nursing?  I'm preg and take two a day. 

I am working my way up to two a day so I don't detox too much and it affect the baby through my milk.
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: jaemom June 01, 2007, 08:08:12 AM
ok, I took my supermom for the day about an hour ago and I'm jittery again.  And my heart is racing.  Any ideas why?
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: Sparkys9 June 01, 2007, 11:16:35 AM
ok, I took my supermom for the day about an hour ago and I'm jittery again.  And my heart is racing.  Any ideas why?
Are you taking your vitamin with food? I don't know if the directions say to,but generally vitamins on an empty stomach make me sick. Also, be sure you are getting enough water (1/2 ounce per # of body weight). You may also need to eat more often, every 2-3 hours,on account of the nursing. That may be another reason you're feeling weak.HTH.
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: NotLuckyButBlessed June 09, 2007, 02:40:56 PM
sorry HB if this is in the wrong spot ??? I have a question on adding more iron in addition to the supermom's i take. I tend to be low in iron( my lowest lately was 10.5 ) so i know that i need extra.
I will have it tested soon but i feel like i need extra now. Why does Supermom only have 10 mg when i thought we needed atleast 15mg. Is it assumed that we will get the rest in our foods?
Anyway, i tend to be sensitive to iron pills( make me sick to tummy) but the supermoms are fine. Before Supermom though i brought my iron up by using the Floradix iron + herbs. I just want to know if i can take that along with supermoms for a liitle extra iron. I would take that in the evening after my morning and afternoon Supermoms. I can't seem to get an answer from my gynecologist or pharmacist. I don't want to take to much iron but it seems that if the extra is coming from herb/plants it would be easier on my body ???


           Thanks Becky

I was anemic for the first time during my last (6th) pregnancy.Even my storage levels were really low so it was pretty bad. My MD prescribed a huge dose of OTC iron. Having had horrible problems with nausea, I was worried about it affecting my stomach and/or giving me constipation. Thankfully I called my ND nd he gave me Carlson's chewable iron. I think I took 50mg. My MD was amazed at how quickly my levels went back up!Carlson's Chewable grape flavored iron

Also, Flora (Dr.Udo's company) makes an iron product called Floradix which is a liquid iron and has no metals in it. It is all derived from plants sources. I use it for my baby in his homemade formula (since my mama's milk is not doing so well and I have to supplement him).
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: pdg4kids June 29, 2007, 07:07:57 AM
I am hoping this is simple enough to answer!  I am wondering If Super Mom contains Chlorella and Spirulina 250mg ea per serving? 
Would it be MORE beneficial to take Super MOM or Just Chlorella and Spirulina???
I am just finishing Living Multi which contains both Chlorella and Spirulina as well.

ALso, would taking Supermom only 1 A DAY be good to start ?

thanks
pdg4kids
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: havasmama_05 June 29, 2007, 09:35:22 AM
I see that this is an old topic, but I have the same question. Does Steph (at Beeyoutiful You) or ForeverGirl have any imput on this. The ingredients look great, but am I just flushing them away? How can I improve absorption?  ???
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: savedbygrace June 29, 2007, 09:50:48 AM
I love these vitamins!! My only problem with them is that there is not enough calcium in them. What do ya'll do to boost your calcium intake? We don't have a source of raw milk and I am scared to drink the store bought stuff! Do you just take another vitamin or what? Since I started taking them I have gotten leg cramps more easily and my teeth feel more sensitive. Any one else have this problem?
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: homesteadmommy June 29, 2007, 10:28:55 AM
I too wonder what else I should take for Calicium . . .
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: WithLoveAndJoy June 29, 2007, 01:19:39 PM
I have considered ordering BoneAmi from Beeyoutiful.com as a calcium supplement...I have heard it is quite good.
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: MamaSong June 29, 2007, 01:31:54 PM

ALso, would taking Supermom only 1 A DAY be good to start ?



I don't know the answer to your previous questions, but, yes, do start with one and work your way up to two a day.  It may take a few days for your system to adjust (detox symptoms) and it will be easier to handle if you don't start with the full dose.
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: MamaSong June 29, 2007, 01:33:05 PM
I have considered ordering BoneAmi from Beeyoutiful.com as a calcium supplement...I have heard it is quite good.

Bone Ami...highly recommended and quite yummy!  My kids like it, too.
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: healthybratt June 29, 2007, 02:24:04 PM
I've merged more than a couple dozen threads on SuperMom into 3 threads.  There are also a couple of others, that I left separate due to their more specific content.

SuperMom as Prenatal & Safety in Pregnancy (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,10.0.html)
SuperMom & Nursing [Breastfeeding]: Benefits, Risks & Side Effects (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,8.0.html)
Does supermom make bigger babies? (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1463.0.html)
Has anyone noticed SuperMom decreases Postpartum Blues/depression? (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,6964.0.html)
SuperMom vs SuperDad? (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1661.0.html)
Supermom/Spirinula and C-Section surgery (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3709.0.html)
Breast Cancer & SuperMom (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,4778.0.html)
SuperMom/SuperDad: Can Kids Take it Too? (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,12.0.html)

I've also deleted unrelated material to streamline the information for easier reference. 

Please read the thread before posting your questions, as there's a pretty good chance that they've already been answered.

Thanks

~hb
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: abbilynn July 14, 2007, 04:38:35 PM
A few months ago I quit taking Supermom after I had taken it for a couple months b/c my face was breaking out really bad and I wanted to make sure it wasn't from anything I was taking.  After about a month of NO SUPPS at all my face cleared up!!  My skin was looking sooo much better.  Well, I started the Supermom again last week and sure enough, my face is broke out again.  :-\  I don't think it's yeast b/c I was treating yeast already.  Anyone else have this happen or have a clue what's in Supermom that would cause this?

abbilynn
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: healthybratt July 14, 2007, 04:41:25 PM
A few months ago I quit taking Supermom after I had taken it for a couple months b/c my face was breaking out really bad and I wanted to make sure it wasn't from anything I was taking.  After about a month of NO SUPPS at all my face cleared up!!  My skin was looking sooo much better.  Well, I started the Supermom again last week and sure enough, my face is broke out again.  :-\  I don't think it's yeast b/c I was treating yeast already.  Anyone else have this happen or have a clue what's in Supermom that would cause this?

abbilynn
detox from the spirulina, chlorella and wheat grass would be my guess.  toxins have to come out one way or another and sometimes, the face is one of those ways.  so if you cleanse your body long enough, your face, theoretically will eventually clear itself up.  Maybe if you take some extra spirulina or chlorophyll, it might help you speed up the process.  Just a thought.  ;D

also, if you're not getting enough fats, you might not be absorbing some of your vitamins.  I don't know if this would cause a breakout, but it's possible, I suppose.
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: abbilynn July 14, 2007, 04:46:08 PM
A few months ago I quit taking Supermom after I had taken it for a couple months b/c my face was breaking out really bad and I wanted to make sure it wasn't from anything I was taking.  After about a month of NO SUPPS at all my face cleared up!!  My skin was looking sooo much better.  Well, I started the Supermom again last week and sure enough, my face is broke out again.  :-\  I don't think it's yeast b/c I was treating yeast already.  Anyone else have this happen or have a clue what's in Supermom that would cause this?

abbilynn
detox from the spirulina, chlorella and wheat grass would be my guess.  toxins have to come out one way or another and sometimes, the face is one of those ways.  so if you cleanse your body long enough, your face, theoretically will eventually clear itself up.  Maybe if you take some extra spirulina or chlorophyll, it might help you speed up the process.  Just a thought.  ;D

also, if you're not getting enough fats, you might not be absorbing some of your vitamins.  I don't know if this would cause a breakout, but it's possible, I suppose.

Yes, the detox thing makes sense.  The first time I started the Supermom was after I had done the MC and I took it for like 3 months.  I figured if it were detox it would have cleared up some by then. ???  That's when I added in EPO, which seemed to slightly help, but not much.  Also, I was eating alot of coconut oil.  I stopped that too when I quit all supps, and I've added it back in.  So it's either the Supermom or the coconut oil I'd assume.  I do have spirulina powder, I'll try that and see what happens.  Thanks  ;D

abbilynn
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: healthybratt July 18, 2007, 03:29:52 PM
I just started taking my SuperDad's again a few days ago and it just occurred to me that I'm not peeing radioactive yellow.

Do you suppose that is because I was/am B vitamin deficient?  Or do you suppose it's because with the increase in fats, that I'm actually absorbing more than I was when taking it months ago?
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: Sassafrassa August 19, 2007, 02:30:01 PM
Hello! My name is Sara. I have never posted here before, but I've been reading NGJ for years and was interested in the spirulina article a little while back. I have ordered the Supermom vitamins and while I'm waiting for them to arrive, I wondered if I should jump-start the detox process by beginning to wean myself off sugar. I am sorry to say that I have quite a sweet tooth and like to snack on candy throughout the say.

I am 38 years old and have always been quite thin. I have 5 children, all breastfed, and am currently nursing my 16-month-old. Weight has never been a problem for me, and perhaps because of this, I tend to snack pretty freely. I do notice I'm a low-energy person, though, and lately I have been feeling so tired and sluggish in the afternoons...some days I've had fatigue almost as severe as during the first trimester of pregnancy, but I am definitely not pregnant right now. I know it is probably the sugar.

I don't drink coffee but do have one soda (Dr Pepper) every day, and I drink a lot of sweet iced tea (Lipton). I am going to try to gradually cut down the amount of sugar in my tea, and I want to switch to green tea too. I do feel like I need a caffeine boost during the day!

If I could I would guzzle milk by the gallon, but it doesn't agree with the baby so I have cut out dairy (except cheese) since she was born.

I am not currently taking any other supplements. My iron is always a little on the low side (esp. during pregnancy) and I try to bump it up by eating lots of spinach.

I also tend to have VERY low blood pressure and have been advised by doctors in the past to eat salty foods.

I would love to feel more energetic and have a healthier diet, and I am working to make some changes, but I know the sugar withdrawal will be bad. I often give up sweets for Lent and I really feel the effects of that!! The cravings are terrible.

I wondered if there were things I could do right away to help make my body's introduction to Supermom go smoothly...I have read on this site about drinking lots of water with lemon, for example. If anyone has other advice, I would be most grateful.

Thank you,
Sara
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: Simply Kristen August 28, 2007, 03:40:23 AM
Stephanie Tallent talks about Supermom here:
(supplements link)

www.backtobasicspodcast.com
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: starryiz August 29, 2007, 02:12:28 PM
What is the difference between the new Supermom capsules, and regular Supermom?  Is it just the original is tablet form and the new capsules are like powder in a capsule?

Are the capsules more easily digested?  I am pregnant (not for much longer though!!!) and the tablets seem to not digest well and wont go down well.  I was wondering if the capsules would be easier to digest.
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: StephTallent August 29, 2007, 02:22:53 PM
What is the difference between the new Supermom capsules, and regular Supermom?  Is it just the original is tablet form and the new capsules are like powder in a capsule?

You are correct!  ;D The ingredients of the two are the same.  The main difference is that the capsules are smaller and have less smell than the tablets do.  Which is great for people like me who have a hard time swallowing the large tablets!   :o  Another difference is that you have to take four capsules to get the same serving size as two tablets.  Because of this they also cost a little more than the tablets do.  I personally prefer capsules but my husband and a couple of friends prefer the tablets.
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: twitterpated4hubby August 29, 2007, 05:40:12 PM
My great grandmother is 83 and is feeling so weak lately. Would supermoms be safe for her or would something else be better? She is also on meds lots of things so could they mix with that and hurt her? She is looking for a good vitamin. Thanks!!
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: JeffAngie September 25, 2007, 04:20:45 PM
Ok I'll admit I did not read the whole post to see if this question has been asked because there are like 8 pages and I just don't have the time to read it all.

My question is should I be taking 2 super moms at one time or at diffrent times?
I have been taking one with breakfast and one with lunch.  I do notice that when I take them a while later my urine is very dark yellow.  I know that is because my body is eliminating what it does not need. 

Thanks,
Angie
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: floydian September 26, 2007, 03:23:43 AM
Ok I'll admit I did not read the whole post to see if this question has been asked because there are like 8 pages and I just don't have the time to read it all.

My question is should I be taking 2 super moms at one time or at diffrent times?
I have been taking one with breakfast and one with lunch.  I do notice that when I take them a while later my urine is very dark yellow.  I know that is because my body is eliminating what it does not need. 

Thanks,
Angie

I'm no expert, but I would think it would be better for your body taking them at different times.
The neon color is excess B vitamins.
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: MamaSong September 26, 2007, 03:41:19 AM
I usually take both in the morning to give myself a boost (much needed as I don't ever get enough sleep!).  If I take one with lunch, it interferes with my afternoon nap (a dire necessity at my house!)  On days that I know I have to keep going all day, though, I will take one with breakfast and one with lunch (that is, if I actually remember to take the 2nd one!) 
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: beeyoutiful staff September 26, 2007, 04:02:24 AM
My question is should I be taking 2 super moms at one time or at diffrent times?

Your body can only absorb so much at once, so it's best if you take them at separate times in order to get the most out of them.  However if you can't remember to take them at different times, or if it just isn't workable, you're still going to get more benefit by taking 2 at the same time rather than only 1 a day.  HTH.  :)
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: Badgermom November 26, 2007, 06:25:37 AM
I have a question for a friend.  She is in about the 10th week of pregnancy and she started taking Supermoms about 3 weeks ago.  She is having dark green bowel movements now.  It did not start immediately, but we think fairly soon after she started taking them.  She is also taking Calcium lactate and Cod liver oil which she started about 2 weeks ago.  She does have digestive issues which may be candida related, but that is not known for sure at this point.  She also has what she calls "murky" urine.  Anyone else noticed these symptoms?  I suggested she stop the Supermoms and see if the bowel movements change color.  If that does fix the problem, should she stop taking them?  Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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: ShabbyChic November 26, 2007, 06:31:36 AM
I do not have issues with bowels and Spermom, but I have noticed cloudy, strong smelling urine if I don't drink enough water with them.
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: floydian November 26, 2007, 07:16:26 AM
Never noticed a change in bowel movements either.  I've also had the bright green glow-in-the-dark urine, but no green poop.  Sorry.
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: Badgermom November 26, 2007, 01:38:20 PM
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: healthybratt November 27, 2007, 10:09:43 AM
I have a question for a friend.  She is in about the 10th week of pregnancy and she started taking Supermoms about 3 weeks ago.  She is having dark green bowel movements now.  It did not start immediately, but we think fairly soon after she started taking them.  She is also taking Calcium lactate and Cod liver oil which she started about 2 weeks ago.  She does have digestive issues which may be candida related, but that is not known for sure at this point.  She also has what she calls "murky" urine.  Anyone else noticed these symptoms?  I suggested she stop the Supermoms and see if the bowel movements change color.  If that does fix the problem, should she stop taking them?  Any thoughts would be appreciated.
The high amounts of iron could account for the change in color.  The green foods might also contribute, but I know for sure when I take extra iron supplements everything gets really dark and really green.
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: GarlicMomma December 12, 2007, 01:57:05 PM
I have read all of this topic with interest.

A quick question: would crushing the larger SuperMom tabs change its efficiency?
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: StephTallent December 17, 2007, 07:51:10 PM

A quick question: would crushing the larger SuperMom tabs change its efficiency?

To our knowledge it would not change it's effectiveness at all.  :)  The SuperMom Capsules that are now available are just the "powdered" pre tablet form of the original SuperMom tablets.  Grinding the tablets up would simply return them to their original powdered form.  Be warned though...The powdered SuperMoms, even when mixed in juice or applesauce still tastes really nasty!  :P :-X   
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: GarlicMomma December 18, 2007, 02:58:12 AM
Thanks for the answer. It isn't really the nasty giving me fits, but the large tablet. I still have the older version. Need to use that first!
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: HeatherRose December 18, 2007, 06:10:20 AM
Can someone please give methe website address for purchasing supermom etc.
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: lotsagirls December 18, 2007, 06:12:48 AM
Can someone please give methe website address for purchasing supermom etc.

http://www.beeyoutiful.com/goodness/product_info.php/products_id/5
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: Jemima December 18, 2007, 06:45:55 AM
Can someone please give methe website address for purchasing supermom etc.

http://www.beeyoutiful.com/goodness/product_info.php/products_id/5

Also:
http://www.morethanalive.com/5?id=drT4VENW 
Here you can get free shipping, since the amount is over $25.

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: zmama December 18, 2007, 04:54:21 PM
OK, can someone answer a strange question for me?  I started taking SuperMom in April or May.  I am 42 and the length of my menstrual cycles has always been longer than most women--around 33-35 days.  Sometimes they were 40 days.  Very erratic many times.  However, since I started taking SuperMom, it seems that my cycles are suddenly regulated and a more "normal" length for the first time in my life.  They now average around 28 days.  It's interesting to me that the couple of times I have not taken SuperMom, my cycles go back to being longer.  That's sort of what clued me in that SuperMom might be the common denominator.  Maybe it's coincidence but this past summer we went on vacation and I forgot to bring them.  My cycle was longer that month.  Then I ran out recently and could not order any right away, so I went without taking them for a month.  Sure enough, my cycle was 34 days this time.  I'm not familiar with all the ingredients in SuperMom--is there something in them that might regulate menstrual cycles or balance hormones or anything like that?  Just curious!
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: grocerygetter December 19, 2007, 06:28:02 AM
OK, can someone answer a strange question for me?  I started taking SuperMom in April or May.  I am 42 and the length of my menstrual cycles has always been longer than most women--around 33-35 days.  Sometimes they were 40 days.  Very erratic many times.  However, since I started taking SuperMom, it seems that my cycles are suddenly regulated and a more "normal" length for the first time in my life.  They now average around 28 days.  It's interesting to me that the couple of times I have not taken SuperMom, my cycles go back to being longer.  That's sort of what clued me in that SuperMom might be the common denominator.  Maybe it's coincidence but this past summer we went on vacation and I forgot to bring them.  My cycle was longer that month.  Then I ran out recently and could not order any right away, so I went without taking them for a month.  Sure enough, my cycle was 34 days this time.  I'm not familiar with all the ingredients in SuperMom--is there something in them that might regulate menstrual cycles or balance hormones or anything like that?  Just curious!
There's also a separate thread on Supermom and menstrual cycles. HTH.
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: herbs girl December 19, 2007, 07:01:51 AM
I have a really funny question.  Could you take double the dose of SuperMom vites? I took them(or equivalent to supermom) for about 8 months or so and switched vitamins because the SuperNutrition PreNatal Blend was so much more potent.  I have depression/anxiety problems some and I really need the higher B complex that the SuperNutriton provides. I kinda compared ingredients and almost all of the important ingredients in one dose (6 tabs)of SuperNutrition would be equal to 4 tablets of SuperMom instead of 2. The only thing was taking 4 tabs of SuperMom would provide a huge amount of Beta Carotene, which is harmless, a little extra B vites, which are water soulable.

Also, If I took the double dose of SuperMom, I would have to supplement extra Calcium and Magnesium, because the SuperNutrition provides 1200 Calcium and 650 Magnesium.
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: savannah December 19, 2007, 07:41:19 AM
I am interested in the Supermom Tabs. However, I currently take the Juice Plus for adults and wondered how these are different. Would it be safe to take both at the same time?

Thanks, K__

Taking both Supermom and the JuicePlus or most other Multi-Vitamin supplements should be fine, however, realize that Supermom is a multivitamin just like whatever you are taking. As a matter of fact they are probably very similar. The difference with Supermom is that is contains Spirulina which really enhances the bio-availability... in other words the Spirulina really helps the vitamins to get where they need to go in your body so they can do their work!

You might try taking a week off your vitamin to take the Supermom instead and see if you can tell a difference between the two... then continue to take the one that seems to work best.

--gabe


Is it possible to actually cause constipation by taking too many supplements?  i never had this problem before and now that i am taking several things, i am . i am taking supermom, tummy tune-up, grapefruit extract, fish oil , garlic , red rasberry leaves, and sometimes ultimate defense and enzymes. 
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: jessicah December 19, 2007, 09:49:06 AM
I am interested in the Supermom Tabs. However, I currently take the Juice Plus for adults and wondered how these are different. Would it be safe to take both at the same time?

Thanks, K__

Taking both Supermom and the JuicePlus or most other Multi-Vitamin supplements should be fine, however, realize that Supermom is a multivitamin just like whatever you are taking. As a matter of fact they are probably very similar. The difference with Supermom is that is contains Spirulina which really enhances the bio-availability... in other words the Spirulina really helps the vitamins to get where they need to go in your body so they can do their work!

You might try taking a week off your vitamin to take the Supermom instead and see if you can tell a difference between the two... then continue to take the one that seems to work best.

--gabe


Is it possible to actually cause constipation by taking too many supplements?  i never had this problem before and now that i am taking several things, i am . i am taking supermom, tummy tune-up, grapefruit extract, fish oil , garlic , red rasberry leaves, and sometimes ultimate defense and enzymes. 


Actually Juice PLUS+ is not synthetic vitamins. It is a whole food supplement. It is the juice of 17 servings of fresh (VINE RIPENED,too) fruits and veggies, juiced, dehydrated safely and put into capsuls or chewables. It is very bio available. The studies on JP+ have shown that it is as bio available as drinking the actual Juice of those 17 servings of fruits and veggies. Also, there are studies done on women taking JP+ and prenatals while pregnant with excellent results.
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: herbs girl December 19, 2007, 11:20:51 AM
I have a really funny question.  Could you take double the dose of SuperMom vites? I took them(or equivalent to supermom) for about 8 months or so and switched vitamins because the SuperNutrition PreNatal Blend was so much more potent.  I have depression/anxiety problems some and I really need the higher B complex that the SuperNutriton provides. I kinda compared ingredients and almost all of the important ingredients in one dose (6 tabs)of SuperNutrition would be equal to 4 tablets of SuperMom instead of 2. The only thing was taking 4 tabs of SuperMom would provide a huge amount of Beta Carotene, which is harmless, a little extra B vites, which are water soulable.

Also, If I took the double dose of SuperMom, I would have to supplement extra Calcium and Magnesium, because the SuperNutrition provides 1200 Calcium and 650 Magnesium.
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: 1ofeach December 21, 2007, 02:53:57 AM
My question is should I be taking 2 super moms at one time or at diffrent times?

Your body can only absorb so much at once, so it's best if you take them at separate times in order to get the most out of them.  However if you can't remember to take them at different times, or if it just isn't workable, you're still going to get more benefit by taking 2 at the same time rather than only 1 a day.  HTH.  :)

I've been taking one Supermom tablet a day all week. Is it time to up it to two? (I'm chicken about the detox thing!) And how many hours apart should I take them? I've been taking the one first thing in the morning and drinking a quart of water.

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: StephTallent December 21, 2007, 03:33:13 AM
My question is should I be taking 2 super moms at one time or at diffrent times?

Your body can only absorb so much at once, so it's best if you take them at separate times in order to get the most out of them.  However if you can't remember to take them at different times, or if it just isn't workable, you're still going to get more benefit by taking 2 at the same time rather than only 1 a day.  HTH.  :)

I've been taking one Supermom tablet a day all week. Is it time to up it to two? (I'm chicken about the detox thing!) And how many hours apart should I take them? I've been taking the one first thing in the morning and drinking a quart of water.


Have you noticed any detox symptoms at all with the one tablet?  If you haven't you should be more than alright to up it to the two tablets a day.  Although some people do experience several detox symptoms keep in mind that MOST do not, so if you never notice any don't feel alone!  ;D 

Many have had great success taking one in the morning and another one around lunchtime or early afternoon.  Most avoid taking it in the late afternoon or evening because the energy they get can make it difficult to sleep. 
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: 1ofeach December 21, 2007, 03:38:36 AM
Have you noticed any detox symptoms at all with the one tablet?  If you haven't you should be more than alright to up it to the two tablets a day.  Although some people do experience several detox symptoms keep in mind that MOST do not, so if you never notice any don't feel alone!  ;D 

If I don't have the full quart of water, and just take the tablet w/ some water, I've noticed I get a headache, but that may just be a water thing. I haven't been as good as I usually am about getting enough water.

Many have had great success taking one in the morning and another one around lunchtime or early afternoon.  Most avoid taking it in the late afternoon or evening because the energy they get can make it difficult to sleep. 

Yep, I was afraid to take it too late in the day. I'll add a second at lunchtime today. Thanks so much, Steph. I was *hoping* you'd see this and respond, but I value all the WellTellers' opinions.  :)
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: Roehrmomma December 28, 2007, 11:09:10 AM
This may be said but I am saying it again. ;)

I was feeling so bad today.Started out Physical (head ache and cold) then became really uggg couldn't get myself out of my chair so cranky. :-\

  I took a supermom.An hour later I feel like a new person!My mood did a 360!YeeHaw! My head ache is still here but I am off to the races!

Yeah Supermom! ;D

Em
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: 4myhoonie December 28, 2007, 06:36:45 PM
Yep, I was afraid to take it too late in the day. I'll add a second at lunchtime today. Thanks so much, Steph. I was *hoping* you'd see this and respond, but I value all the WellTellers' opinions.  :)

yup!  be afraid, very afraid!  i am trying to get into a habit of taking it again, and the other day i took it around 5 or 6 pm.  every 1/2 hour to hour in the night i would be wide awake for no reason!  definitely will stick to before noon!   ;D ;) 
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: grocerygetter December 31, 2007, 08:22:09 AM
I'm *so* sorry if this is already asked somewhere in the last eight pages...I did read through them...

I started my Supermom's on December 4 :) I was on vacation (I had them shipped to where I was staying I wanted them so bad:)) and was breastfeeding so I started with 1/2 a tablet per day and worked my way up to 2 per day. I had no detox that I noticed. However, I'm not noticing this increase in energy other women frequently mention. I'm wondering if I should be looking into other reasons for me feeling so tired.

My motivation for getting Supermom's was that I'm breastfeeding a VERY hungry eight month old son :) I did notice a big change in the way my milk looks when I pump for a bottle. It looks *so* much thicker and creamier. My ds seems to enjoy that and is therefor eating less solid food now which in turn makes me happy :) So, I wouldn't stop them at this point. Maybe I just was hoping for more energy than I'm going to get. Thanks!

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: twitterpated4hubby December 31, 2007, 04:26:56 PM
I have never noticed a huge change in energy like some women either. DH is on the superdads now and he cant feel any difference at all. I do know they are doing something to me though because my face is breaking out like crazy. Proves how badly i have been eating if they are detoxing me that much. :D
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: morningglory December 31, 2007, 04:48:19 PM
I didn't notice a change in enrgy levels either.  Then I started taking extra spirulina tabs, and I DEFINITELY noticed more energy.  I guess some bodies just require more.
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: joyful_mommy03 December 31, 2007, 07:09:59 PM
I'm currently pg with #4 and not feeling the greatest, my main concern being my gall bladder and liver.  I'm wondering if starting the SM (SuperMom) and Sp. (Spirulina) would be a smart move given the pregnancy.

Obviously I would really gain benefits with all the great stuff in both.  But, with it being such a fabulous detoxer, I wonder if I should wait until I'm done being pg and nursing - we plan to have one more right after this and then be done having more wonderful babies.  :-[  So it may be a while before I can really start detoxing. 

Also, I wonder if being pg and starting a supplement that would send me into detox would be too much stress on what I think is an already stressed out gall bladder/liver.

Any thoughts or experiences you've had would be great!
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: grocerygetter January 01, 2008, 08:01:02 AM
I'm *so* sorry if this is already asked somewhere in the last eight pages...I did read through them...

I started my Supermom's on December 4 :) I was on vacation (I had them shipped to where I was staying I wanted them so bad:)) and was breastfeeding so I started with 1/2 a tablet per day and worked my way up to 2 per day. I had no detox that I noticed. However, I'm not noticing this increase in energy other women frequently mention. I'm wondering if I should be looking into other reasons for me feeling so tired.

My motivation for getting Supermom's was that I'm breastfeeding a VERY hungry eight month old son :) I did notice a big change in the way my milk looks when I pump for a bottle. It looks *so* much thicker and creamier. My ds seems to enjoy that and is therefor eating less solid food now which in turn makes me happy :) So, I wouldn't stop them at this point. Maybe I just was hoping for more energy than I'm going to get. Thanks!


Ok, looking back on my post I wasn't clear in what I was trying to ask...I read a post that listed other reasons a person wouldn't notice a huge jump in energy. It listed things such as a candida issue or a body severely lacking in vitamins/minerals. How would I narrow in on my "reason"?


To answer my own question...It appears it just took me a little longer than I thought to feel a boost in energy levels and to experience a slight detox also. I went through just a little detox this week and now can tell a difference in my energy...not a huge change but enough to know.
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: joyful_mommy03 January 02, 2008, 11:54:58 AM
I'm currently pg with #4 and not feeling the greatest, my main concern being my gall bladder and liver.  I'm wondering if starting the SM (SuperMom) and Sp. (Spirulina) would be a smart move given the pregnancy.

Obviously I would really gain benefits with all the great stuff in both.  But, with it being such a fabulous detoxer, I wonder if I should wait until I'm done being pg and nursing - we plan to have one more right after this and then be done having more wonderful babies.  :-[  So it may be a while before I can really start detoxing. 

Also, I wonder if being pg and starting a supplement that would send me into detox would be too much stress on what I think is an already stressed out gall bladder/liver.

Any thoughts or experiences you've had would be great!

It just dawned on me that SM contains Sp. - so do you have to take both together?  Also, I'm taking Herbal Minerals II from liquidherbs.net and thought maybe I would start just with Sp. to accelerate those minerals a little.

Still wondering about experiences other pg women have had with gall bladder though ...
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: twitterpated4hubby January 04, 2008, 12:28:48 PM
This may seem like a strange question but i wonder about it all the time. I take my supermoms sometime around noon. I notice my pee isnt neon till late late in the evening. Does this mean they arent digesting until later in the day? Am i not getting my boost of energy because they dont digest right after i take them? Im also wondering if this is a sign that my digestive system is slow. :-\ Anyone know?
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: SarahK January 06, 2008, 09:30:36 AM
I would suspect there are a ton of factors involed - most aren't symptoms of anything wrong at all.

If you drink lots of water and/or are expecially active after you take your vits, they would likely dissolve faster. 

If you eat more acidic or complex foods calling for more more digestive enzymes, the vitamin would dissolve faster.

If you take your vitamin before bed, it may be slower in dissolving than during the day.

I'm not sure if there is something 'wrong' with how your body is assimilating the SuperMom vitamin(s) you take or not.  It is actually more likely that your activity, diet & needs are the major influences on when they start showing up in your urine.

Sarah K
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: here-n-there-a-little January 07, 2008, 05:33:11 AM
I just wanted to post a note saying I am LOVING the capsule Super Mom.  I would never be able to swallow the tablets, but then saw they started offering the capsules.  For whatever reason, that is the only form of a pill I can manage to swallow.  Since taking them I have felt GREAT and have small panic attacks thinking that there may be a day where I cannot get the vitamins anymore ;D.  Someone jokingly asked if there were drugs in the SuperMom... I'm addicted, no doubt about it  ;)
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: naturalgirl January 07, 2008, 11:24:39 AM
A couple of questions for the SuperMom pro.s  :)

1. I've been trying out your SuperMom and have enjoyed it above the other supplement I have previously taken. However, I wonder a bit about something in the directons. Why is it important to "preferably take it with a meal"? With my other supplement if I didn't eat something I would get sick in about 3 minutes after taking them. Would this normally happen to SuperMom takers too, or does it depend on the person? I'm asking  because sometimes it is more convenient to take it without eating something first, especially when I'm on the run.

2.If I do get sick in the future from SuperMom, have you or anyone you've known had success in taking some Tummy Tune-up to counteract the feeling of sickness without disrupting (or while aiding) the cleansing process going on inside?

Oh, and just a side "encouragement" note, I love just having to take one of those "big" SuperMom pills at a time. What I was taking before made me gag many occasions because of their smell (if you think SuperMom is bad...?!) and the amount-- 5 pills a time, each the same size of your one SuperMom. Yuck. I think SuperMom is an amazing product!  ;D
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: StephTallent January 07, 2008, 01:23:14 PM
A couple of questions for the SuperMom pro.s  :)

1. I've been trying out your SuperMom and have enjoyed it above the other supplement I have previously taken. However, I wonder a bit about something in the directons. Why is it important to "preferably take it with a meal"? With my other supplement if I didn't eat something I would get sick in about 3 minutes after taking them. Would this normally happen to SuperMom takers too, or does it depend on the person? I'm asking  because sometimes it is more convenient to take it without eating something first, especially when I'm on the run.

Hi there!  :)

The reason we recommend that you eat it with food is because our bodies were designed to absorb our nutrition through food.  It is easier for our digestive system to break it down and absorb it if it is taken with food of some sort.  I have personally on more than one occasion due to time constraints taken it without a meal.  It hasn't upset my stomach but I would suspect that it really depends on the person. 
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: naturalgirl January 07, 2008, 02:11:02 PM
A couple of questions for the SuperMom pro.s  :)

1. I've been trying out your SuperMom and have enjoyed it above the other supplement I have previously taken. However, I wonder a bit about something in the directons. Why is it important to "preferably take it with a meal"? With my other supplement if I didn't eat something I would get sick in about 3 minutes after taking them. Would this normally happen to SuperMom takers too, or does it depend on the person? I'm asking  because sometimes it is more convenient to take it without eating something first, especially when I'm on the run.

Hi there!  :)

The reason we recommend that you eat it with food is because our bodies were designed to absorb our nutrition through food.  It is easier for our digestive system to break it down and absorb it if it is taken with food of some sort.  I have personally on more than one occasion due to time constraints taken it without a meal.  It hasn't upset my stomach but I would suspect that it really depends on the person. 

 Hmm, That makes sence. Thanks a bunch
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: romance9398 January 07, 2008, 06:07:33 PM
Ok, I have had a hysterectomy.  I use maca, evening primrose oil and codliver/butter oil.  I don't take any hormones.  I do pretty well most months but sometimes have muscle and joint pain.  I don't want to take the supermom vitamins because I don't need the iron.  Any suggestions as to a good vitamin/mineral supplement?  Also, the link I found to the jungle juice recipe wouldn't work for me.  Can anyone pass it on to me?  thanks.  I am new here and maybe just don't know how to work it. 
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: healthybratt January 13, 2008, 07:54:38 AM
Ok, I have had a hysterectomy.  I use maca, evening primrose oil and codliver/butter oil.  I don't take any hormones.  I do pretty well most months but sometimes have muscle and joint pain.  I don't want to take the supermom vitamins because I don't need the iron.  Any suggestions as to a good vitamin/mineral supplement?  Also, the link I found to the jungle juice recipe wouldn't work for me.  Can anyone pass it on to me?  thanks.  I am new here and maybe just don't know how to work it. 

SuperDads are great.  I take them everyday.

http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1661.0.html (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1661.0.html)
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: naturalgirl January 16, 2008, 08:45:25 AM
Could you comment on the source and process of the aloe vera in the supermoms? I was wondering because I read that you have to be very careful about the process of how it is harvested because the beneficial things in it can be easily damaged.

Just wondering ;)

~naturalgirl
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: StephTallent January 16, 2008, 10:11:01 AM
Could you comment on the source and process of the aloe vera in the supermoms?

Where did you see that SuperMom has Aloe in it?  :)  There are other superfoods in SuperMom but not Aloe...If we have that posted anywhere by mistake we need to get it corrected!  :o ;D 
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: naturalgirl January 17, 2008, 09:01:09 AM
Could you comment on the source and process of the aloe vera in the supermoms? I was wondering because I read that you have to be very careful about the process of how it is harvested because the beneficial things in it can be easily damaged.

Just wondering ;)

~naturalgirl
Could you comment on the source and process of the aloe vera in the supermoms?

Where did you see that SuperMom has Aloe in it?  :)  There are other superfoods in SuperMom but not Aloe...If we have that posted anywhere by mistake we need to get it corrected!  :o ;D 

Ops! No wonder you were shocked. I read the lable wrong. It was Alfalfa Juice extract, not Aloe. ::)
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: joyful_mommy03 February 06, 2008, 02:00:48 AM
Just wondering if anyone has taken an amount over the recommended dosage.  Everyone in my house is sick with cold/cough/fever and I DO NOT want to get it!!  I'm taking a bunch of raw garic with honey and wanted to take some extra SuperMom.  But, with being pregnant, I wasn't sure if that was such a great idea.  I usually take one at breakfast and one at lunch - I was thinking of doing two at each time instead, just today.

Any thoughts?
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: herbs girl February 06, 2008, 04:22:55 AM
Just wondering if anyone has taken an amount over the recommended dosage.  Everyone in my house is sick with cold/cough/fever and I DO NOT want to get it!!  I'm taking a bunch of raw garic with honey and wanted to take some extra SuperMom.  But, with being pregnant, I wasn't sure if that was such a great idea.  I usually take one at breakfast and one at lunch - I was thinking of doing two at each time instead, just today.

Any thoughts?

I had considered taking double dose myself, because the double dose of SuperMom (or NOW equivilent) equals one days dose of my SuperNutrition PreNatal Vitamins, on almost everything except a few/several ingredients.  I dont think it would hurt. Let us know if you try it!
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: 4myhoonie February 06, 2008, 04:26:09 AM
Just wondering if anyone has taken an amount over the recommended dosage.  Everyone in my house is sick with cold/cough/fever and I DO NOT want to get it!!  I'm taking a bunch of raw garic with honey and wanted to take some extra SuperMom.  But, with being pregnant, I wasn't sure if that was such a great idea.  I usually take one at breakfast and one at lunch - I was thinking of doing two at each time instead, just today.

Any thoughts?

no i haven't done that, and probably wouldn't.  do you have any Bee Immune (propolis) or Berry Well (like Sambuccol) or Ultra 3 Immune?  i have used these with success as a preventative.  My kids and i have been off and on the propolis all winter especially when exposed to viruses.  We have managed to catch a small cold that wasn't very serious at all.  My 4 yo that caught it got over it quickly with propolis also.  my little one, i used up my adult Sambuccol and that worked too.  raw garlic probably would do the trick but if you have any of these others it is great insurance.  HTH!
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: healthybratt February 06, 2008, 04:39:51 AM
Many of the nutrients found in SuperMom are foods and probably wouldn't hurt anyone to double up on; however, many of them are vitamins.  Some of these vitamins can be easily wasted by the body when necessary, but others cannot and could cause levels of toxicity that you might not want to expose your baby to.  Although, doubling this for only one day, most likely wouldn't hurt you, I personally wouldn't do it myself.  I would look for other natural food sources that you could double up on to help you, like bee products, garlic, echinacea, onions, etc.
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: joyful_mommy03 February 06, 2008, 05:27:49 AM
Thanks guys!  I think I won't double up, even if there is a little bit of doubt.  I added some cod liver oil geltabs which I haven't been taking regularly and I'll keep up with the garlic and honey until everyone is well.

Thank you all so much for the help!!!  (The first one that was sick is now up and around and pulling out toys for the other sick ones to play with, so we must be on the mend!!)
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: firecattx February 08, 2008, 10:33:03 AM
Is it okay to take supermom vits. and yeast assassin at the same time or will it cancel each other out etc? 
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: createddaisy February 26, 2008, 05:57:10 PM
This question may have been asked but I am very tired and didn't see it.
I am preggo and started taking the super mom 8 days ago.  I have green poo.  Is this just excess nutients being expelled?  I thought I saw a post on this but could not find it using the search.  Do I need to cut back?  I do take one for breakfast and one for supper.  I did read to much chlorophyl can do that.  Is that it?  Thanks for the help.
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: 3*is*magic February 28, 2008, 05:41:50 AM
I am a super newbie here - and a newbie to the supplement world as well!  I am currently taking a multi vit + a B complex supp to help with stress, mood, irritability and increase energy.  I am about to make the switch from my regular multi vit to SuperMoms, and would like to add Tummy Tune Up as well.  Is it OK to combine a B complex supplement with the SuperMoms and Tummy Tune Up?  I can't find any info contraindicating it, but thought I should throw it out there as a question, just in case.  What do you think?

Thanks in advance-

Leeann
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: healthybratt February 28, 2008, 07:01:52 AM
I am a super newbie here - and a newbie to the supplement world as well!  I am currently taking a multi vit + a B complex supp to help with stress, mood, irritability and increase energy.  I am about to make the switch from my regular multi vit to SuperMoms, and would like to add Tummy Tune Up as well.  Is it OK to combine a B complex supplement with the SuperMoms and Tummy Tune Up?  I can't find any info contraindicating it, but thought I should throw it out there as a question, just in case.  What do you think?

Thanks in advance-

Leeann
I think you might be overdoing it a bit with a B complex AND Supermoms.  Check the labels, Supermoms have alot of Bs already in there.  Most ppl pee neon yellow getting rid of the excess Bs.
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: Siege February 28, 2008, 07:17:14 AM
I take an extra B Complex off and on because I have to take extra B-2 every day for migranes. Sometimes I get tired of taking so many extra pills that I just pop the one B complex too. I have had no side effects from it, and I always pee neon yellow, even if all I take is SuperMom for 3 days and nothing else. CJ
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: MommyGus March 07, 2008, 08:06:20 AM
I used to take SM and I liked them, but I noticed they were making me gassy.  :D  I started taking Liquid Health for a while, and that was fine.  My DH wants to take things in liquid form.  I took Reliv for a while, but I am showing signs of Calcium deficiency taking that.  I am going to try superkids for our kids, and I would like to try Supermom again, but I have a couple of questions.  
1.) Is there a chance of you making them in a liquid form?  Or explain to me why/how they can be as bio-available in a capsule (I was taking the tablets)
2.) Why would they make me gassy?
Thanks guys!
In HIM!
Mommy Gus
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: MommyGus March 07, 2008, 04:40:39 PM
BUMP  :)
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: petrimama March 07, 2008, 05:21:06 PM
I'm curious about your bioavailability question.  I was under the impression that whole food supplements were pretty bioavailable.  Why would a pill not be if it is a whole food?  (I still have so much to learn!! ::))

Second, How long were you having that symptom :-X?  I would wonder first if it were just a side effect of some cleansing that the spirulina was doing.  If not, I would look into the ingredients individually to see if there could be something in them that tends to trigger a GI intolerance in some people or (more likely) in you personally.  Just my guess.  I'm interested as well to see if there is an official answer to this.          ~L
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: MommyGus March 07, 2008, 05:40:47 PM
I had been taking them for about a year, and didn't have the problem.  It started happening about 3 months post partum.  I was told that things absorb better in a liquid form.  :)
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: MommyGus March 08, 2008, 11:24:18 AM
Anybody else?? :)
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: healthybratt March 09, 2008, 07:22:29 AM
I used to take SM and I liked them, but I noticed they were making me gassy.  :D  I started taking Liquid Health for a while, and that was fine.  My DH wants to take things in liquid form.  I took Reliv for a while, but I am showing signs of Calcium deficiency taking that.  I am going to try superkids for our kids, and I would like to try Supermom again, but I have a couple of questions. 
1.) Is there a chance of you making them in a liquid form?  Or explain to me why/how they can be as bio-available in a capsule (I was taking the tablets)
2.) Why would they make me gassy?
Thanks guys!
In HIM!
Mommy Gus
Gas is usually a symptom of something undigested in your system, so if your vitimins are not digesting, I would look at why.  Many of the vits and minerals in Supermom are easy to digest because they are water soluable; however, many of them also need fats.  Are you getting enough fats to help in this?  Maybe you are lacking in some other mineral that also aids digestion of something else.  You need fat to digest A (not beta-caroteen), E, D and you need these 3 vits to digest calcium along with mag.  Not a lot to go on, but HTH.
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: MommyGus March 09, 2008, 11:49:11 AM
Do you mean things like flax oil?? If that's the case than I don't think I am getting enough.  Is there a thread here somewhere that has advise on getting them?  What would I type in the search?  (I am never very good at that)

My Hubby says we should take things in liquid form.  So that's kinda what I am looking for.  I liked these when I took them before, but I don't remember being full of energy, like some people said.  Could that be a fat thing too?

Can anyone tell me if these are as bio-available in this form?  And if so, why?  HB you said they are water soluble, does that mean if I am drinking plenty of water that it will work the same as a liquid?  Thanks again.  I am just trying to find all my best options.  :)
MommyGus
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: healthybratt March 09, 2008, 11:58:43 AM
Do you mean things like flax oil?? If that's the case than I don't think I am getting enough.  Is there a thread here somewhere that has advise on getting them?  What would I type in the search?  (I am never very good at that)

Good Fats, Bad Fats: Healthy Oils for Cooking (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,15235.0.html)
Cod Liver Oil: The Number One Superfood (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,309.0.html)
Omega 3 6 9 (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,5128.0.html)
Essential Fatty Acid [EFAs & Omegas] Supplements (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,12725.0.html)
Inflammation & Diet [Recommended Dosages & Diet] (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,8697.msg93452.html#msg93452)
Hydrogenated Fats (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,125.0.html)


HB you said they are water soluble, does that mean if I am drinking plenty of water that it will work the same as a liquid?  Thanks again.  I am just trying to find all my best options.  :)
MommyGus
Lots of water would be a definite plus.
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: MommyGus March 09, 2008, 04:58:23 PM
Thanks HB this helps a lot. ;D
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: MommyGus March 10, 2008, 01:59:07 AM
Also, What would be the difference in the tablets and the capsules? 
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: grocerygetter March 10, 2008, 05:32:02 AM
I think the main difference was to offer another option to women who didn't want to /couldn't swallow the bigger sized tablets. You have to take four capsules to two tablets, I think. I'm not aware of any other difference, is anyone?
HTH.
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: girly March 14, 2008, 07:44:24 AM
Quick question - I want to place an order for Supermoms today... what kind of time frame am I looking at for them to arrive from Beeyoutiful.com?  I read on a blog about a woman whose took a week or so... hmmmm...  I want to get them asap - have any of you found a really quick shipping time with any particular vendor?  Thanks!
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: grocerygetter March 14, 2008, 08:08:06 AM
My morethanalive.com (http://morethanalive.com) orders usually take about 3 days.

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: havasmama_05 March 14, 2008, 12:34:01 PM
Quick question - I want to place an order for Supermoms today... what kind of time frame am I looking at for them to arrive from Beeyoutiful.com?  I read on a blog about a woman whose took a week or so... hmmmm...  I want to get them asap - have any of you found a really quick shipping time with any particular vendor?  Thanks!

Wont' it depend on where you are? Beeyoutiful got mine shipped out right away, I think the next day, but it still took 5 days to get to me. Which still isn't bad.
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: pljammie March 15, 2008, 10:52:05 AM
Would supermom and superdad cause weight gain?  I just had my cousin say that his wife's ob/gyn looked at the bottle and said the high amount of vitamin A was the cause of their weight gain so they discontinued using it.  I've not noticed weight gain, nor has my husband.  Has anyone else?   

 Of course, I'm choke a phobic and don't take them anymore since the family decided watching me swallow was a spectator sport. ::)

Jammie
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: MamaSong March 15, 2008, 11:04:35 AM
Would supermom and superdad cause weight gain?  I just had my cousin say that his wife's ob/gyn looked at the bottle and said the high amount of vitamin A was the cause of their weight gain so they discontinued using it.  I've not noticed weight gain, nor has my husband.  Has anyone else?   

 Of course, I'm choke a phobic and don't take them anymore since the family decided watching me swallow was a spectator sport. ::)

Jammie

I've never heard of Vitamin A being related to weight gain.  If anything, the vitamins help me stay in better shape.  More energy = less time sitting on the couch.
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: NotLuckyButBlessed March 15, 2008, 03:17:02 PM
I searched online and didn't find even one article regarding weight gain and vitamin A. I did, however, see several listing different vitamins which aid in weight loss, and I think all of them are in SuperMoms, although I did not double check.

Here is one of them: http://www.annecollins.com/best-vitamins-for-weight-control.htm
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: girly March 19, 2008, 10:55:51 AM
Hi Myriah,

I'm no doctor, but your symptoms sound amazingly similiar to mine when I was going through congested gallbladder and liver problems.

What most people don't know is that even when you have your gallbladder removed, your liver will still continue to make bile and stones, but now there is no place for the bile and stones to go, so they will either leak right into your bowel system, possibly causing bloating and a myriad of "sick" feelings, or/and they will continue to congest your liver, resulting in what is known as a "fatty liver."

The reason Supermom may have brought on these symptoms is because it is a major detoxer, and would probably have caused your liver to begin shedding toxins, which would result in those toxins being dumped directly into your intestines, instead of being processed in the gallbladder and then flushed in a "safer" form.

So... It sounds like you may be really toxic, and that your liver is in bad shape. I think if I were you, I would do the Water Cure for a few months, and try adding Supermom or Spirulina back into your diet occasionally, checking to see if you can handle it.

After the Water Cure for several months, I would consider a liver flush, being very careful to not begin eating too soon after the flush - wait at least 24 hours - because your biliary ducts will be full of stones and toxins, and you DON'T want them to get stuck there.

I would also take bee pollen, as it is 15% lecithin by volumn, and lecithin desolves fats and helps them move out of your liver. I would also drink lots of apple juice, which is high in mallic acid, and mallic acid works with lecithin to disolve fats.

All this is just my opinion after having gone through the gallbladder trial, and researched the various functions/illnesses of the gallbladder and liver.

Hope you feel better soon!


Rebekah

http://welltellme.com/discuss/index.php?action=search2  (Water Cure)

http://welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,228.0.html  (Liver Flush)



~ If you have a GI yeast overgrowth, this needs to be dealt with as it is a constant toxin generator among other things.

~ Maybe you have had a constant source of toxicity for a long time and suffer from heavy gall bladder, liver, kidney or GI blockages. These can cause allergies, difficult to diagnose disease states, organ damage, and need to be dealt with carefully and quickly to preserve your health.

~If you are overweight, the body will not be able to "normalize" even if all the toxins are taken care of... the body will simply throw resources at decreasing excess fat... often times by unloading more stored toxins.

The bottom line is that even though Supermom is a great supplement, it cannot work identically for every person, and in many people there are other "buffering" situations (like those above) that need to be taken care of before the full effect can be realized.

--gabe

Okay, I've read through the first 5 pages of this thread and thought this might be the easier way to figure this out. 

I'm certain I have yeast issues - but don't feel as I can tackle a cleanse. 

I had my gallbladder removed almost 3 years ago.    I have up until recently eaten a "typical american diet" so I'm also certain I'm a toxic waste dump.  I'm overweight as well. 

My question, I just ordered Supermom but am thinking maybe I shouldn't start taking it right away.  What about if I took BeeStrong, for the bee pollen and Spirulina and Yeast Assasin along with increasing my water intake.  I drink mostly water now but I could improve in this area.  Also, I could add salt capsules because I know the water cure requires salt for some reason.  Does this sound good?  Should I take my Supermoms when they arrive or wait for a while?  Thanks for your advice :)
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: 4myhoonie March 19, 2008, 11:40:41 AM
in my opinion, it would be best to try them out and see.  some have detox symptoms and some don't.  and it is a great detoxer!  i have a yeast problem and before i started the diet for it, every time i started supermom--even 1/2 a pill would give me nausea.  now it doesn't.  also, here is something i am going to try on my kids for yeast, that seems easier than an all out carb free diet.  ;)   i am cutting way back for them, but not 30 or under.  also givng them plenty of acidophilus.  check this out:
http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?c=1&pid=3218

it was talked about here:

http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1412.msg163969.html#msg163969

good luck!
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: girly March 20, 2008, 07:28:53 AM
Hi Myriah,

I'm no doctor, but your symptoms sound amazingly similiar to mine when I was going through congested gallbladder and liver problems.

What most people don't know is that even when you have your gallbladder removed, your liver will still continue to make bile and stones, but now there is no place for the bile and stones to go, so they will either leak right into your bowel system, possibly causing bloating and a myriad of "sick" feelings, or/and they will continue to congest your liver, resulting in what is known as a "fatty liver."

The reason Supermom may have brought on these symptoms is because it is a major detoxer, and would probably have caused your liver to begin shedding toxins, which would result in those toxins being dumped directly into your intestines, instead of being processed in the gallbladder and then flushed in a "safer" form.

So... It sounds like you may be really toxic, and that your liver is in bad shape. I think if I were you, I would do the Water Cure for a few months, and try adding Supermom or Spirulina back into your diet occasionally, checking to see if you can handle it.

After the Water Cure for several months, I would consider a liver flush, being very careful to not begin eating too soon after the flush - wait at least 24 hours - because your biliary ducts will be full of stones and toxins, and you DON'T want them to get stuck there.

I would also take bee pollen, as it is 15% lecithin by volumn, and lecithin desolves fats and helps them move out of your liver. I would also drink lots of apple juice, which is high in mallic acid, and mallic acid works with lecithin to disolve fats.

All this is just my opinion after having gone through the gallbladder trial, and researched the various functions/illnesses of the gallbladder and liver.

Hope you feel better soon!


Rebekah

http://welltellme.com/discuss/index.php?action=search2  (Water Cure)

http://welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,228.0.html  (Liver Flush)



~ If you have a GI yeast overgrowth, this needs to be dealt with as it is a constant toxin generator among other things.

~ Maybe you have had a constant source of toxicity for a long time and suffer from heavy gall bladder, liver, kidney or GI blockages. These can cause allergies, difficult to diagnose disease states, organ damage, and need to be dealt with carefully and quickly to preserve your health.

~If you are overweight, the body will not be able to "normalize" even if all the toxins are taken care of... the body will simply throw resources at decreasing excess fat... often times by unloading more stored toxins.

The bottom line is that even though Supermom is a great supplement, it cannot work identically for every person, and in many people there are other "buffering" situations (like those above) that need to be taken care of before the full effect can be realized.

--gabe

Okay, I've read through the first 5 pages of this thread and thought this might be the easier way to figure this out. 

I'm certain I have yeast issues - but don't feel as I can tackle a cleanse. 

I had my gallbladder removed almost 3 years ago.    I have up until recently eaten a "typical american diet" so I'm also certain I'm a toxic waste dump.  I'm overweight as well. 

My question, I just ordered Supermom but am thinking maybe I shouldn't start taking it right away.  What about if I took BeeStrong, for the bee pollen and Spirulina and Yeast Assasin along with increasing my water intake.  I drink mostly water now but I could improve in this area.  Also, I could add salt capsules because I know the water cure requires salt for some reason.  Does this sound good?  Should I take my Supermoms when they arrive or wait for a while?  Thanks for your advice :)
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: blondiegreen April 04, 2008, 07:25:59 AM
Can you take Supermoms and Yeast Assassin at the same time?
When is the best time to take both pills?
Thanks
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: girly April 09, 2008, 08:58:32 AM
I've been taking my Supermom for a couple of weeks now and I have been shocked to not have noticed any headaches or lethargy.  I also take bee pollen and drink lots of water but even on the days when I forget to drink all my water I seem fine.  Is this normal? I've been convinced my body is a toxic waste dump ??? ??? ???  (see previous posts with my other questions).  The only thing I have noticed is that I have to poop so much more when I take these - anyone else have that experience.  I can pretty much count on pooping shortly after I take my Supermoms :P  So, I have skipped them a few days when I knew I'd be out and about :-[ ::)  Anyways, just wondering how common this is?
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: 4myhoonie April 09, 2008, 11:06:57 AM
I've been taking my Supermom for a couple of weeks now and I have been shocked to not have noticed any headaches or lethargy.  I also take bee pollen and drink lots of water but even on the days when I forget to drink all my water I seem fine.  Is this normal? I've been convinced my body is a toxic waste dump ??? ??? ???  (see previous posts with my other questions).  The only thing I have noticed is that I have to poop so much more when I take these - anyone else have that experience.  I can pretty much count on pooping shortly after I take my Supermoms :P  So, I have skipped them a few days when I knew I'd be out and about :-[ ::)  Anyways, just wondering how common this is?

that used to happen to me, and i actually appreciated it, cuz i was chronically constipated.  since i am doing the yeast cleanse it doesn't though, i am thinking it's cuz i'm not eating enough fiber.  why would it be bad that it makes you go?  like diarrhea? 
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: girly April 10, 2008, 10:29:24 AM
I've been taking my Supermom for a couple of weeks now and I have been shocked to not have noticed any headaches or lethargy.  I also take bee pollen and drink lots of water but even on the days when I forget to drink all my water I seem fine.  Is this normal? I've been convinced my body is a toxic waste dump ??? ??? ???  (see previous posts with my other questions).  The only thing I have noticed is that I have to poop so much more when I take these - anyone else have that experience.  I can pretty much count on pooping shortly after I take my Supermoms :P  So, I have skipped them a few days when I knew I'd be out and about :-[ ::)  Anyways, just wondering how common this is?

that used to happen to me, and i actually appreciated it, cuz i was chronically constipated.  since i am doing the yeast cleanse it doesn't though, i am thinking it's cuz i'm not eating enough fiber.  why would it be bad that it makes you go?  like diarrhea? 

Well, no - it isn't diarrhea but I just haven't pooped this much ever!  Several months ago my cholesterol tested kind of high and I made some big dietary changes to see if I could lower it.  Otherwise, if it is hereditary (very possible but I think it is dietary) I would need to go see an internist.  So, I make sure to get lots of fiber.  I guess it isn't a huge problem - my girlfriend thinks it might be a sign of detox.  I don't know, but I know that there is a definite connection between my supermoms and the time I spend sitting on the toilet :P  I was just wondering because I was sure I'd be miserable and detoxy but I've not noticed anything negative other than the frequent trips to the potty.  I want to buy that other product you recommended but I haven't been able to afford it yet.  Especially after I WAY overspent on groceries today.  I just get so irritated with myself when I do that, yet it really seems like we need those items.  I inventoried my kitchen, made a menu and then shopped off of my grocery list & still way overspent >:( >:( >:(  But I guess that is really a conversation for another thread...
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: lovetoreadmom May 01, 2008, 04:32:44 AM
I am trying to figure out when to take all my vits/supplement.  Right now, I take Supermom (2 tabs) in the morning, and I have cod liver oil, Bone ami, and folic acid on order.  I think I should take the bone ami at night a little before bed, what about the others??

Also, I am very drained right now, which I've always attributed to 1st trimester pregnancy.  Since learning about Supermom, Candida, etc., I'm trying to figure out if I should do some sort of cleanse, but I don't know exactly what to get or when to take it or how much.  TTU or a Cranberry Cleanse or what?  Sleep is not restful right now, and I really want and need it to be.   ???

What do you all recommend, and please give other suggestions as you have them.  Thanks, and have a GREAT day!!!   :)
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: Jemima June 20, 2008, 08:44:17 AM
Not sure if I should post here, or on the CLO thread, but here goes...

What do you all think of taking SuperMom's plus cod liver oil? My concern is the high doses of Vitamin A. 
SuperMom: Beta Carotene (as pro Vitamin A 6mg) 10,000 IU
NOW Double Strengh CLO: Vitamin A (from CLO) 2,500 IU

I did read the Vit. A toxicity thread.  I wanted to get more Omega 3's, and now wish I would have gotten the Omega 3-6-9, as that did not have the additional Vit. A.

Any thoughts on if this is a safe combo? Basically, I wanted a supplement of good fats.  I've been taking only 1 SuperMom, and 1 CLO... Not sure what to do.
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: healthybratt June 23, 2008, 12:47:14 PM
Not sure if I should post here, or on the CLO thread, but here goes...

What do you all think of taking SuperMom's plus cod liver oil? My concern is the high doses of Vitamin A. 
SuperMom: Beta Carotene (as pro Vitamin A 6mg) 10,000 IU
NOW Double Strengh CLO: Vitamin A (from CLO) 2,500 IU

I did read the Vit. A toxicity thread.  I wanted to get more Omega 3's, and now wish I would have gotten the Omega 3-6-9, as that did not have the additional Vit. A.

Any thoughts on if this is a safe combo? Basically, I wanted a supplement of good fats.  I've been taking only 1 SuperMom, and 1 CLO... Not sure what to do.
http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,5924.msg63350.html#msg63350
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: prolifeguyswife August 02, 2008, 05:07:18 AM
I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I can't find the answer. Is SuperMom safe during pregnancy? I saw that it has green tea extract, which I read is not safe for pregnancy. Does it have enough folic acid and calcium? And does anyone know what PABA is? Thanks in advance!
: Re: SuperMom MultiVitamins: FAQs & Answers
: Jemima August 02, 2008, 05:23:44 AM
I took it as prenatal throughout my pregnancy and beyond.  I think several ladies have had it OK'd by their midwives and doctors, with some of them giving enthusiastic approval.  It is here, somewhere... Did you search "supermom+pregnancy"?
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: sweetestday August 02, 2008, 05:37:30 PM
I know there's not enough folic acid, but I try to eat enough greens to make up for it. I think the guy I talked to said you need to take extra calcium too, but I'm not sure??? I do know I have tons more energy than I did with my last pregnancy, but I don't know if it's cause my body had a two year break between these babies, or if it's the vitamins.
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: petrimama August 03, 2008, 11:27:09 AM
I also asked the same questions, including PABA I don't recall the answers, but I know I chose to take it and all was well, and my midwife approved it.  You can search for my posts, but they are probably about two years old and I don't know how much info I listed in them.
As for the folic acid, you also get that in whole grains, etc. and the amount in Supermom is very bioavailable.  The average prenatal is not absorbed well, so in comparison I think it should be just as sufficient as long as you are eating well - but by all means take a B-complex if you feel the need; it couldn't hurt.   ~L
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: Mrs. B August 03, 2008, 03:20:23 PM
I also asked the same questions, including PABA I don't recall the answers, but I know I chose to take it and all was well, and my midwife approved it. 
PABA = para-aminobenzoic acid is a member of the B vitamins, and is a part of the folic acid molecule.  Is in food and made by our intestinal bacteria.  Specifically it nourishes hair and is useful as a sunscreen.
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: Mamato6 August 29, 2008, 03:47:22 PM
Ok here goes my super mom pill story.

I have major sugar cravings all the time, and those have not stopped.  Only been on the pill for 2 days now, and am waiting for the energy surge. 

I am detoxing in a big way but the 4 sodas I had this evening are not gonna help.

Also I have a question,  My hair is falling out in a BIG way,  while out with hubby I noticed some loose hairs and pulled on them and got a HANDFUL of HAIR,  hubby who is NOT into the all natural stuff, looked at me and calmly said "now that was creepy"  Is the hair falling out normal?

Also is it ok to drink my mamas brew tea while on the pills??

Thanks
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: SarahK August 29, 2008, 04:38:30 PM
I have major sugar cravings all the time, and those have not stopped.  Only been on the pill for 2 days now, and am waiting for the energy surge. 

I am detoxing in a big way but the 4 sodas I had this evening are not gonna help.


I would guess (without knowing the full extent of symptoms and not being int he business of diagnosing) in my experience with others with those symptoms that you have some yeast a lurking around. 

Here are some topics about that:

I Think I Have Candida and/or Leaky Gut:  What Now? (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,2698.msg24644.html#msg24644)
Candida / Yeast: Symptoms & Cures (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1400.0.html)
Fungal-Bacterial Infections (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3248.0.html)
Candida Cleanse Without Supplements (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1113.0.html)
Fighting Candida w/o Sugar [Carb] Restrictions (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1923.0.html)
Candida Albicans vs Other Yeasts: Are All Yeasts Created Equal (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3101.0.html)

Also is it ok to drink my mamas brew tea while on the pills??

Yes, I have done this for several years.

Sarah K
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: healthybratt September 12, 2008, 05:29:38 PM
I have major sugar cravings all the time, and those have not stopped.  Only been on the pill for 2 days now, and am waiting for the energy surge. 

I am detoxing in a big way but the 4 sodas I had this evening are not gonna help.


I would guess (without knowing the full extent of symptoms and not being int he business of diagnosing) in my experience with others with those symptoms that you have some yeast a lurking around. 

Here are some topics about that:

I Think I Have Candida and/or Leaky Gut:  What Now? (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,2698.msg24644.html#msg24644)
Candida / Yeast: Symptoms & Cures (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1400.0.html)
Fungal-Bacterial Infections (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3248.0.html)
Candida Cleanse Without Supplements (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1113.0.html)
Fighting Candida w/o Sugar [Carb] Restrictions (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,1923.0.html)
Candida Albicans vs Other Yeasts: Are All Yeasts Created Equal (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,3101.0.html)

Also is it ok to drink my mamas brew tea while on the pills??

Yes, I have done this for several years.

Sarah K
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Your Shampoo Might Be Your Problem: Going "No Poo" (http://www.welltellme.com/discuss/index.php/topic,429.0.html)
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: Re: SuperMom MultiVitamins: FAQs & Answers
: juanitamwilliams October 19, 2012, 08:20:37 AM
Thanks so much for all the info on Supermom!  I have taken it in the past and just restarted!  Now I am even more excited to get with the program again once I learned what Supermom does!  It was also cool to learn why our pee is florescent!!  Please know that even though this post is from 2006, it's still extremely helpful!
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: MelodyS January 20, 2013, 02:26:15 PM
Hi,my doctor just told me that my iron is quite a bit too high. I've also read that vitamin c causes you to absorb more iron. So I'm wondering if the high amounts (833%) of vit c in the supermom pills would cause my high iron levels? I really don't want to give up my supermoms because I feel so much better when I take them!
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: MelodyS July 06, 2013, 07:56:47 PM
I have noticed that when I take my supermom supplement, my legs develop little purplish black spots like bruises, about the size of a dime or nickel. My Dr. said they are not real bruises since they are not red when they first appear, which would indicate bleeding. Also they don't hurt like a bruise. I had stopped taking the capsules for 6 months because of my high iron, but now I have started again on a lower dose and the spots are back. They don't bother me, other than being so unsightly...
I have looked online numerous times but can find no reason for this. Does anyone know what about the supermom vitamins would cause this?
I am getting a bit frustrated already because I want to take my vits, but hate the spots and can't seem to find an answer anywhere! Please help!  ???