Is Protein Powder safe for pregnancy?
This is a difficult question to answer due to the limited research in this area. However pregnancy can be highly demanding of the body and good nutrition is important for optimal health. Your body does need additional protein during pregnancy and our advice would be the addition of around 0.5grams of protein per pound of body weight.
It’s important to note however, that we would never recommend using protein powder as a meal replacement during pregnancy, but as an additional supplement to normal meals. Additional food intake can provide additional protein requirements during pregnancy, however if you have trouble eating enough protein, then protein powder may be useful in moderation.
We would also recommend inspecting the nutritional label to ensure you are consuming a quality product which is ideally free from artificial additives.