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Boots conception support multivits - not for smokers???

(4 Posts)
bluebird68 Fri 21-Sep-12 17:23:34

looking at the multivits today i saw that the above mentioned clearly state on the back of the packet under warning - 'Not to be taken by smokers'
now i'm a non-smoker and i also know that ideally you stop smoking before TTC but why this statement? Is this some weird nanny state thing? if you're a smoker F**k off and don't take our conception vitamins?? or this there really some legit reason you shouldn't mix tobacco with vitamins?

Sillyshell Fri 21-Sep-12 17:25:49

I think I've read somewhere that you shouldnt take vitamin c if your a smoker, but I cant remember why now. Maybe that has something to with it?

akuabadoll Sat 22-Sep-12 05:02:27

I believe this is the most likely connection: in conception vitamins, vitamin A is avoided, limited or confined to beta-carotene (which the body converts to vitamin A and is fine in pregnancy, unlike preformed vitamin A, also called retinol which shouldn't be taken in large amounts). I believe Boots conception contains beta-carotene. Beta-carotene supplementation has been shown to increase lung cancer in smokers (2009 study, I think).

bluebird68 Sat 22-Sep-12 08:23:56

aha, thanks both . you learn something new every day!

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