💊 Did you know that you have a choice to drink the glucose for your gestational diabetes test when you are pregnant?
This glucose “drink” contains things like:
❌ Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) which is a FLAME RETARDANT 🔥, and BANNED in Europe and Japan
❌ BVO contains Bromine which is known to cause thyroid dysfunction, has been associated with heart lesions, liver dysfunction, impaired growth and behavioral development, and neurological and fertility issues!
❌ Other ingredients include: artificial flavors and colors, and high fructose GMO corn syrup
You have other options mama! Be empowered ❤️Here are some better alternatives:
🤰🏻Hemoglobin A1C test- simple blood test done in your first trimester to assess your risk for gestational diabetes
🤰🏻EAT WELL 🥕🥒 🥑 and do random glucose testing which you can do yourself at home with a simple finger prick
🤰🏻”The Jelly Bean Test” Where you swap the drink out for 28 jelly beans, which provides the 50 grams of sugar required for the traditional test. Be sure to get organic, NON-GMO and naturally-colored jelly beans 🍭
There is absolutely NO reason for you to need to drink this toxic chemical cocktail 🙅🏻 Now that you’re informed, you can better protect you and sweet baby 👶🏼
If you know a pregnant mama 🤰🏻 please tag her in this and let her know SHE 👏🏻 HAS 👏🏻 A 👏🏻 CHOICE 👏🏻
**Edited to add: Not ALL formulations contain BVO. However that doesn't erase the other toxic ingredients. I am in no way telling you not to do the test for gestational diabetes. I AM telling you you have a CHOICE what goes in your body, and that there are SAFE alternatives!**
What is BVO? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brominated_vegetable_oil
What is bromine? https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Dibromine#section=Top
BVO's label of GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by the FDA was removed in 1970 and it was taken off the market, only 7 years later to be reintroduced in soft drinks and put on "interim" status where it still stands.
Toxic effects of brominated vegetable oil in rats: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0
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