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25 Jul 2005

Query for gynae doc and others re: Blackthorn Berry Elixir
Hello there

I just have a query re: Blackthorn Berry Elixir. After reading everyone's postings about the Jungle Juice, I thought _ "I had better make me some of that". However, when I went to my gynae last week for check-up, I mentioned the tonic to him. He seemed quite put out when I asked if it was safe and then said something to the effect that he cannot say yes to my taking it as he is not in the practice of prescribing tonics that are not registered medicines. He said that I could chat to a naturist regarding its safety in pregnancy. When I told my friend at work, she said that when she asked her gynae about the tonic, he gynae advised her to rather take Vita-Thion for energy.

Please could gynae doc shed some more light on this. I would like to make absolute certain that it is safe before I consider buying it. Also why would my gynae and my friend's gynae both steer us away from using it? Do you think it is because it is a relatively new product?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

The only way doctors nkow whether medications are safe in preganncy is if they are tested. Many thousands of women would have to take the medication and not have any effects and this would be compared with women not taking the medication, then its safety would be proven. Most natural products are not tested in this way, so their safety is not known.

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