Taking Drugs While Pregnant Lowers Baby’s IQ

Valproate Sodium Lowers IQ in Addition to Increasing Risk of Birth Defects


In a shocking development that caught the entire nation off-guard, the FDA announced this week that approximately a half-dozen migraine headache drugs can decrease children’s intelligence and intellectual capacity if the drugs are taken while the mother is pregnant with the child.

For anyone wondering, the first line did invoke the use of sarcasm, as it has long been my understanding that when pregnant women use drugs, the result as it pertains to the baby developing inside her womb is typically not good. For whatever reason, the FDA was a couple of decades behind the curve in figuring this out.

The drugs, which all contained valproate sodium include such drugs as Depakote and Depacon. While these drugs already came with a warning of birth defects when taken by women who are pregnant, the FDA is adding an additional warning stating essentially that in addition to an increased risk of birth defects, that these drugs also have the potential to reduce the child’s intellectual capacity, or IQ.

Depakote_PregnancyAs a general rule, many women avoid all medications – prescription and over-the-counter alike our of an abundance of precaution and a desire to avoid taking any chances by taking any substances that could potentially have an adverse effect on their unborn children.

Prescription and OTC drugs are not the same thing as vitamins and nutritional supplements. It is recommended that most pregnant women take a prenatal vitamin and mineral supplement while pregnant to ensure that both mother and child are receiving the optimal nutrition the child needs to develop properly and the mother needs to provide an environment that is suitable for optimal fetal development.

If unsure about a prescription or OTC drug while pregnant, check with your doctor. As a general rule though, if you can do without it, don’t take it if it’s a drug. As for prenatal vitamins, talk to your doctor about those too, but the discussion should be oriented around what you should take and in what dosage, not whether or not it should be taken at all.


Diindolylmethane (DIM) Supplements Available at EGAN Wellness

Diindolylmethane Supplements Now at EGAN Wellness

DIM Enhanced diindolylmethane supplements by Douglas Laboratories, widely recognized as among the world’s finest supplement manufacturers, are now available at the e-commerce website of EGAN Wellness Clinic, Anti-Aging and Med Spa. The supplements, which are designed to help promote healthy hormone hormone metabolism and is also believed to help stimulate natural detoxification enzymes, a critical component of the body’s natural detoxification process.

DIM Enhanced Diindolylmethane SupplementsDIM Enhanced is entitled such for a good reason. There is more than just diindolylmethane (DIM) inside the supplement. Each vegetarian capsule contains 125 mg of Curcumin Phytosome, 200 mg of green tea leaf extract and 50 mg of wasabia japonica (rhizome).

The DIM Enhanced diindolylmethane supplements come in bottles containing 30 vegetarian capsules, each containing the above plus 125 mg of a BioResponse DIM complex, which consists of a complex of starch, diindolylmethane,d-alphatocopheryl succinate, phosphatidylcholine
[soy] and silica (standardized to contain
25% diindolylmethane). EGAN Wellness DIM Enhanced supplements sell for $40.80 per bottle, and ship free to destinations across the United States. Shipments to Canada and international shipping is also available for a nominal fee.

The supplements can be found by clicking the link to buy supplements from the supplements page at PamelaEgan.com.

See below for an image of the product label for the DIM Enhanced supplements by Douglas Labs and available at EGAN Wellness.

DIM Enhanced

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