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  1. I am not yet pregnant but am scheduled for a frozen embryo transfer next month. I want to be doing all I can to make it a success, hence why I'm Whole30-ing until I get my big fat positive. My doctor recommended I begin taking a prenatal vitamin right away. I was on Whole30 day 13 until yesterday when I took my old prenatal vitamin without thinking. I had major digestive upset a couple hours later. Sure enough, when I read the label I found it had corn starch in it. Ugh! I've since been on a quest to find a vitamin that both has everything needed for pregnancy AND is grain free. I'm beginning to think one doesn't exist! What do other mamas and mamas-to-be take?
  2. Jen Robin

    Ritual Vitamins

    Hey everyone, I usually take Ritual daily vitamins. They are gluten and dairy free but they have this in them: Each serving of Essential for Women contains ~45 mg of nonGMO corn zein which helps form and coat the beadlets. Should I stop taking them on Whole 30? Thanks!
  3. Hi! I am new to Whole30. Right now, I want to take someone's head off, but that is a different story. Wondering if anyone has found a brand of supplements or vitamins that are Whole30 compliant? Almost every single one of my vitamins has soy or some form of sugar. I am directed by my doctor to be on Vitamin D and Magnesium, but I also take Acidophilus, Biotin, Folic Acid, B12 (this one appears to be compliant) and Omegas/Fish Oil. Help! The Vitamin D, Mag and Acidophilus are my biggest concerns. I could look into a multivitamin but need to watch the Vitamin A. Thank you in advance!
  4. Hi! I'm new forum but wondering if these hair vitamins are compliant with Whole30. I looked for hidden sugar ingredients based off the fact sheet but I just wanted to be sure... please see photo and lmk
  5. val32549

    Multi-Vitamin

    I take a Centrex Silver multi-vitamin everyday and would like to continue to do so when I start the Whole 30 program next week. The ingredients are: Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Microcrystalline Cellulose, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Modified CornStarch, Corn Starch, Maltodextrin. Contains <2% of:Beta-Carotene, BHT (to preserve freshness), Biotin, Blue 2 Lake, Calcium Pantothenate, Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), Chromium Picolinate, Copper Sulfate, Crospovidone, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12), Folic Acid, Gelatin, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Hypromellose, Lutein, Lycopene, Magnesium Stearate, Manganese Sulfate, Medium-Chain Triglycerides, Niacinamide, Nickelous Sulfate, Phytonadione (Vit. K), Polydextrose, Potassium Iodide, Pregelatinized CornStarch, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Red 40 Lake, Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbate (to preserve freshness), Sodium Metavanadate, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Talc, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vit. B1), Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherols (to preserve freshness), Vitamin A Acetate, Yellow 6 Lake, Zinc Oxide. I see corn starch which I know is a "no-no", but I can't see taking 1 tablet 1x a day would sabotage the Whole30 program. If I can't take this vitamin, can you suggest one I can take? Thank you.
  6. I am coming off of birth control for the first time in 7 years this month, and the particular brand of pills that I was on just before quitting are known for being particularly nasty when coming off of them. Hair loss, weight gain, and all sorts of fun things.... Anyway, birth control also inhibits your body's ability to absorb nutrients (I had no idea until I started researching how to come off of them) so it's recommended that you take vitamins for a few months until your body readjusts to it's own hormones. The vitamins that were recommended for coming off the pill are: vitamin B magnesium vitamin D3 vitamin A fish oil primrose oil (I don't have this one) I haven't been taking my vitamins while on Whole 30 even though I said that I would... The reason is because I just want to do the Whole 30 right and only take Whole 30 approved vitamins... And basically I can't tell by looking at my bottles whether they are approved. Can someone please have a look for me and tell me whether this is all good to go? I already know I need to buy a new fish oil and vitamin D3 (we bought these two vitamins at costco in the states and they both have soy in them). All the stuff we bought in New Zealand (where I live) seem to be soy free and might be totally fine, but I would appreciate another set of eyes to have a look please. Also, I'm wondering if I should take cod liver oil over fish oil? I am not yet a fan of liver and although I try, I don't think I will be eating it frequently enough any time soon. But ultimately I do eat fish semi regularly, so the fish oil is just to help with balancing me out while I'm working out all the nasty birth control leftovers out of my body. But then cod liver oil has more vitamin A in it, and that is also recommended... Here are my vitamins: -Magnesium (contains encapsulating aids??): http://www.redseal.co.nz/product/magnesium/ -Vitamin B (contains encapsulating aids and coloring): http://www.redseal.co.nz/product/b-complex/ I've had a look online at some products available at the place I go for vitamins (http://commonsenseorganics.co.nz/) so that I can replace the fish oil, vitamin D3, and get some primrose oil, and vitamin A, but it's hard to tell what I'm actually going for here. I know that I should avoid things with soy or anything obvious like that. But what about trace amounts of soy? Are the encapsulating aids and coloring alright? And also, if there are words that I don't recognize on there (such as Eicosapentaenoic acid) which sound as if they are totally fine for vitamins, and are not things like soy, do I need to be suspicious of these bits? I'm fairly confused with the whole vitamin world in general.
  7. Yikes! I was taking my multivitamin as usual this morning when I casually glanced at the list of ingredients, only for these horrors to jump out at me: -Colours (Titanium dioxide E171, Iron oxide E172) -Purified talc (WTF?!) -Modified starch -Maize starch -Copper sulphate -Mannitol -SUGAR What the hell is all that about? Do I need to reset or is the dose too small to affect my Whole30? Please help... Nicole x
  8. oneafrikan

    Omega's and Vit D

    Hey guys, I live in the UK, so posting about Vitamins we can get here on Amazon / in pharmacies. So, questions: Omega 3, 6, 9 supplement. This one is called Zestlife: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zestlife-1000mg-Omega-High-Strength/dp/B007R3OGEE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441119711&sr=8-1&keywords=zestlife+omega+3+6+9 It has sunflower (290mg), flaxseed and fish oil. I'm concerned about the sunflower oil because it's a seed oil. Does anyone have any views on this? Vitamin D supplemant (we don't get much sun in the UK!): Doctors Best. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CBXG9M/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_2?pf_rd_p=1944687702&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B002SE3E8G&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=01ENPT2W8V54SN9Z1ZFA This one is derived from lanolin (sheep wool) - again, does anyone have any views on this? Thanks in advance! gareth
  9. misskay

    Stevia in Supplements

    Hello, We are starting tomorrow (!! !!) and we are very excited...went through all of our foods, stocked up pantries with Whole30 lists in hand, etc. Even starting ramping down on all non-compliant foods for a few weeks now. Thought we were in GREAT shape but now I'm panicking...I just found stevia leaf as the last ingredient in my liquid, all natural, plant based supplements. I have read all of the suggested supplement brands and searched the forum. And yes, I'm about to be "that person" who says...is this really not okay? But I ask because I have a terrible time with pills so my naturopath & doctor put me on liquid forms of things a few years ago. I've purchased the BEST ones I can find but they all seem to add stevia leaf at the end. So IS this the same as salt containing sugar? Because it's so little? If not, I will buy the capsules. (This is not a doctor>Whole30 situation, I do have a choice, albeit a difficult one due to my issue.) For example (see attached label):
  10. SunshineHazel

    Secretly Sabotaged

    I have been secretly sabotaging myself......with three days left to go..... I was diagnosed a few years ago with two vitamin deficiencies so I take several vitamins everyday (well at least 4 out of 7 days, no ones perfect). So yesterday I went to the pharmacy to pick up some more vitamins that I was running low on and for the first time it dawned on me to read the label. Much to my horrific surprise I discovered that almost all of the vitamins I have been taking contain some form of Soy. Even more shocking some of them even include a form or sugar and/or sulfites. I haven't been seeing the results I was anticipating and now I know why. I feel so disappointed.
  11. Hi, I'm doing my first Whole30 (I'm in the UK) and really confused about drinks. I have a Purdey's multivitamin drink which contains fruit juices from concentrate. Am I right in thinking this makes it non-compliant? Its the same with my coconut water but coconut water from concentrate. Does anyone have any recommendations for complaint cold drinks in the UK other than water with lemon and limes? Thanks
  12. sheilabetsy

    vitamins & prescription meds

    Hi out there! I cannot believe how I stumbled upon this program through a comment post for Larabar on amazon. So I just had to learn more & here I am all set to start on Aug 1. Now for my question: Is it okay to take vitamins (that don't contain imitation sugar) as well as medically prescribed medications? I have been gluten-free for awhile, except when I was on vacation & boy did I notice the difference then! So I am familiar to those allowable foods. Am I to assume then that absolutely no grains that are gluten free are allowed? My last question: Am I allowed to have rice?
  13. tye8277

    Totally Confused

    Helps me!!! Next week I start my first Whole30 journey and I want to do it right...yet I have a few questions here. First and most important to me is supplements. I bought Dr. Mark Hyman's book The Blood Sugar Solution and subscribe to his newsletter...great informative information, however, he definitely recommends vitamins..not just a multi, but quite a few (expensive) vitamins. And I happen to take quite a few that are recommended by him. Multi vitamin/mineral, DHA/EFA,Super B complex, probiotic, digestive enzymes, grapeseed/reservatrol, turmeric, taurine, lipolic acid, zinc, calcium/magnesium/d3...quite the list...question is...should I even be taking these while doing the whole30? Should I even be taking these at all? Some Dr's say a big YES...some say a big NO...CONFUSING. What's a girl to do? (or boy) And second question, what happens after the 30 days? I've read about people being on thier second, third, even 7th "round"?!?!? Do you just continue on after 30 days for another 30 days? Do you slowly reintroduce the foods that were eliminated, obviously not the processed junk, but certain grains, legumes or even dairy? Basically, I want to know what to expect AFTER 30 days...thanks all for any help you can offer, and I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more questions from me, and hopefully some positive input as well. Oh yeah...exersice...yes? no? what, when, how....