Ask The Nutritionist


Hi Rick, My wife and I would like to have a child, but also use some nutritional supplements to maintain our fitness. These supplements, specifically protein powders, contain additions of amino acids, including turin and glutamate. Are there any potentially harmful effects to supplementing protein when having a baby?


Every nutrition book on my bookshelf is very clear on this issue: pregnant women should not supplement Amino Acids. You should contact your wife's physician on this issue - and listen to your doctor. But, as I said, this issue seems to be a done deal... don't do it. The only exception would be if you were advised by your doctor to do so for medical reasons. My best to you and your wife, and your growing family.....