Not Equal

What’s not equal?

Well, people aren’t for a start. Whether we like it or not! Otherwise we wouldn’t have employers and employees (yes, I know I am stating the obvious. Let me build my case!)

Another is prenatal vitamins. “What?” I can hear you exclaim. “How did you make that jump?”

Read on….

According to this site, vitamin supplements, to be taken before and during pregnancy and during postnatal lactation, are not intended to replace a healthy diet. (Surprise surprise) However there are varying standards of products. (Tell me about it!) Imagine going to a shelf of products and picking one out… only to find that it isn’t what it makes out to be. That, I am sad to say, has happened.

You see, vitamin supplements are classified under food acts. That means 10 mg in a tablet can mean 9.8 mg or even 10.3 mg…. and they would still pass the rules that govern sales.

Under a pharmaceutical act however, the supplement has to be exactly as it claims to be…. just as a medicine would need to be. Imagine if you were meant to take 0.05 mg and you took 0.06 instead. That 0.01 mg makes a lot of difference….

And so, before I go on for another lengthy discourse, let me just confirm for you – even vitamin supplements are not equal!

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