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Futterby Wed 10-Jul-13 13:00:56

Is Ovaltine safe during pregnancy? It's got quite a high vitamin A content so I'm just kind of wondering how much is safe? I really just can't get enough of it!

EmB1715 Wed 10-Jul-13 13:18:24

It's definitely fine and actually really good for you during pregnancy. I had a sample in my bounty pack. There's not enough vitamin A to do any damage. Enjoy!

Chocolateteabag Wed 10-Jul-13 13:26:43

Depends how much of it you are drinking everyday?

As it's in the Bounty pack I'd doubt it was a real risk, but if you are worried then weigh what you use as a "portion" and check the total amount you have a day against below:
Per the Ovaltine website One mug of Ovaltine* provides over a quarter of your daily vitamin A requirement. *A 25g serving of Ovaltine Original made with 200ml of semi-skimmed milk

Futterby Wed 10-Jul-13 13:32:28

I have about three mugs a day, but I still have no idea if that's too much.

FoofFighter Wed 10-Jul-13 14:18:56

Didn't you ask this already a few weeks back? <baby brain> wink

If it was a concern it'd be on the NHS banned list. And it's not...

FoofFighter Wed 10-Jul-13 14:21:05

Yup you did haha

TarkaTheOtter Wed 10-Jul-13 17:29:05

It's only animal based vit A (such as in pâté and some skin creams) that is a problem in pregnancy I think. Plant based is fine.

TarkaTheOtter Wed 10-Jul-13 17:29:42

It's disgusting anyway grin

Futterby Wed 10-Jul-13 17:31:19

I did, but I felt it too long before going back to it to ask how much is too much.

Thanks Tarka smile

CheeseFondueRocks Wed 10-Jul-13 17:32:41

You had ovaltine in your bounty pack???? I had Tetleys tea. How is that fair?

ChunkyPickle Wed 10-Jul-13 17:36:33

I had Ovaltine in my Bounty pack - TBH it was a mistake on their part because I'm sure it used to taste a lot nicer - after eagerly trying the single sachet I had (super-generous) I will be sticking to normal hot chocolate. It tasted of nothing.

Futterby Wed 10-Jul-13 17:36:56

I had it in my bounty pack too smile got loads of stuff in it! A huge tub on Kenco Millicano (decaf) too, but I don't like coffee sad

CheeseFondueRocks Wed 10-Jul-13 17:52:11

What sort of Bounty packs are these????

Mine only had useless leaflets (if it's not your first baby) and the one stupid tea bag!

Futterby Wed 10-Jul-13 19:13:50

That's rubbish! This is my first, that might be why... I got a wee hooded towel too smile

Excited85 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:31:52

I didn't get a bounty pack, never felt like I'd missed out until now!!!!

Futterby Wed 10-Jul-13 21:35:46

Dunno about you guys but everyone who's had one up here in Scotland got the same stuff smile

CheeseFondueRocks Wed 10-Jul-13 21:37:34

I'm in Scotland and I had the tea bag!

Futterby Wed 10-Jul-13 21:42:53

Maybe it's just my NHS then smile

Chocolateteabag Wed 10-Jul-13 22:26:43

Futterby - if you have digital scales then weigh out what you normally put in one cup. Sound like 3 cups a day should be ok though

I got the Millicano in my pack too - am a coffee addict so it was used up vv quickly and already got through another with the £1 off voucher [Grin]

Futterby Wed 10-Jul-13 23:00:55

I've weighed it out but I'm not sure how much is too much even then :/ thanks though smile

I still have it in my cupboard because I like the look of it grin I know, I know, I'm such a saddo grin

Chocolateteabag Thu 11-Jul-13 18:18:39

The website says 25g is one serving which provides 25% of the recommended daily amount. So 100g a day is your recommended maximum, depends on how much you then use per cup.

But if it really was that risky - there would be more warnings for us.

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