Anyone else taking super greens?

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Anyone else taking super greens?

Postby Petunia » Thu Jun 07, 2012 06:59 pm

With this pregnancy I've done a few things on my own, just based on intuition... one of them was seeing and acupuncturist. I started because I wanted help with my anxiety and dealing with my loss just before I was pregnant. After meeting with her I just felt like she was going to be a really beneficial part of my "team" getting through this pregnancy. She suggested that I start adding super greens to my smoothie, it has algea, spurelina, that kind of thing in it...all natural and organic. Anyways, I started it about a month ago maybe? Two weeks after I started it I had a regular checkup with a b/p check of course and my b/p was at an all time excellent for me, my normal is 120/80 and this was 110/80... I can't remember the last time I'd had a 110. This is no meds, no bedrest, no other changes...and this all time awesome b/p came right about at 20 weeks! I hadn't even thought of the possibility of the greens helping with that... I just thought they couldn't hurt in case I'm missing some things in my diet, and I decided to trust this acupuncturist (within reason of course) so I went with it. Out of curiosity I googled it and it looks like some kinds at least claim to help with b/p in 25% of people... so I'm just curious if anyone else has tried them? I've only had one b/p reading so far... so obviously not a conclusive answer, I'll be curious to see what my next reading is.
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Re: Anyone else taking super greens?

Postby amjon » Sat Jun 09, 2012 09:47 am

Pregnancy can also cause a drop, so it could just be that. (Or it can go the other way, it's so confusing sometimes.) I had a big drop at 8 weeks this time and had to stop my BP meds as I was getting too dizzy to stand. Not sure when it will go back up again.
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Re: Anyone else taking super greens?

Postby LBD30 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 09:00 pm

I did acupuncture throughout my whole pregnancy. I also did greens as recommended and chinese herbs. My bp started going up at 32 weeks and I still severe pre-e despite it at 34 weeks. I am a huge believer in acupuncture and if it makes you feel good, keep doing it.
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Re: Anyone else taking super greens?

Postby Ellenwbailey » Thu Jun 14, 2012 09:39 pm

Hi! What brand of super greens are you taking ? I googled and there are a million! Can you include a link of possible? Very very early in second pregnancy but think this is a good idea, and will of course ask my OB.
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Re: Anyone else taking super greens?

Postby caryn » Fri Jun 15, 2012 08:09 am

It's normal to see a bp drop at mid-pregnancy - search the forums for "second trimester dip" - because the placenta is well-established enough to release a lot of vasodilators. It does this so that our bodies can accommodate the increased plasma volume of pregnancy. So you may well just be seeing that underlying mechanism in play.

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