Kyani Product Review for Breastfeeding Moms June 16 2015 1 Comment

In my previous post titled Workout Supplements, Weight-Loss Supplements and Diet Supplements While Breastfeeding, I listed out many ingredients found in supplements and if they are or are not safe to take while breastfeeding. In this post, I will use that list to review Kyani products. You can refer back to the first post for reasons why these ingredients are questionable or contraindicated.

I want to remind you that while I am a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, I am not a medical professional and I am not an herbalist. Please use your discretion when considering taking any supplements while breastfeeding, and speak to your doctor if you have any concerns. I do sell this product and therefore there is the potential for bias in the information provided.

 

Ingredients in Kyani Sunrise:

Acai Fruit Extract- a potent Amazonian antioxidant, promotes healthy skin. Lack of scientific evidence on use while breastfeeding (Acai, 2011).

Aloe Vera Leaf Extract- provides immune supporting polysaccharides, supports healthy gastrointestinal tract. the interior leaf is rated B and the leaf skin is Rated C by The Nursing Mother’s Herbal.

Amla Berry Extract- a potent source of Vitamin C, helps regulate the blood glucose

Ashwagandha Extract- promotes vitality and virility, enables effective stress management. It is a galactagogue, but is rated C by The Nursing Mother’s Herbal. You can read more here and here.

Broccoli Powder-antioxidant and minerals that promote heart health. This is simply a food that is fine to consume while breastfeeding.

Cranberry Extract-supports healthy digestion, promotes urinary health. Cranberry is rated A by The Nursing Mother’s Herbal.

Grape Skin Extract-Antioxidant with high procyanins, promotes cardiovascular health. This is rated A by The Nursing Mother’s Herbal.

Inositol- also known as Myo-Inositol or d-chiro-inositol. It is part of the B-vitamin complex. It is found in lecithin and helps to emulsify fats. It is taken by women with PCOS to help with insulin resistance. Many of them take it while pregnant and breastfeeding. We get about 1g of inositol daily in the food we eat. There is no RDA for it since it is also made in our bodies. A therapeutic dose starts around 500 mg per day, and I read here that it should also be taken with choline and other B Vitamins. Here’s a link to an article written by Well-Rounded Mama on PCOS and Insulin Resistance.

Kale Powder-high in iron and antioxidants, supports the immune system. This is simply a food that is fine to consume while breastfeeding.

L-Theanine- This is an essential amino acid.

Mangosteen Puree Concentrate-potent xanthoid and antioxidant content, enhances the immune system. This is a fruit juice that should be fine to consume while breastfeeding.

Maquiberry Concentrate-potent anthocyanin antioxidant, reduces the risk of high blood pressure. This is a fruit juice that should be fine to consume while breastfeeding.

Panax Ginseng Extract-provides energy and stamina, maintains healthy cholesterol. This herb is rated B by The Nursing Mother’s Herbal.

Pomegranate Juice Concentrate- powerful antioxidant-reduces oxidation of LDL cholesterol. This is a fruit juice that should be fine to consume while breastfeeding.

Red Raspberry Juice Concentrate- an anti-inflammatory that helps with pain management. This is a fruit juice that should be fine to consume while breastfeeding.

Spinach Powder- dense in vitamins and nutrients and supports cognitive function. This is simply a food that is fine to consume while breastfeeding.

Taurine- an amino acid, used to increase athletic performance. Not much is known about use during lactation (Web MD, Taurine).

Wild Alaskan Blueberry Juice Concentrate- The king of fruits and an antioxidant powerhouse. This is a fruit juice that should be fine to consume while breastfeeding.

Wolfberry Extract-Promotes healthy heart and enhances mineral absorption. This is also known as Lycium or Goji berry. I couldn’t find any info on using this while breastfeeding, but did find some info suggesting that it not be used while pregnant.

Ingredients Questionable for Breastfeeding:

  • Acai Fruit Extract
  • Aloe Vera Leaf Extract
  • Ashwagandha Extract
  • B1-200% daily value
  • B2-200% daily value
  • B3-200% daily value
  • B6-200% daily value
  • B12-3,333% daily value
  • D-Biotin-200% daily value
  • B5-200% daily value
  • Panax Ginseng Extract
  • Wolfberry Extract

Ingredients Contraindicated for Breastfeeding:

None Found

Ingredients in Kyani Sunset:

Vitamin A- Beta-carotene is an organic compound found abundantly in plants and vegetables. A member of the carotenoids, it can be metabolized into Vitamin A, yielding many compelling health benefits. These include heart health, cell protection, and heightened immunity. This essential nutrient is also beneficial in sustaining optical health and brain function

Vitamin D- Vitamin D is one of several vitamins required for normal growth and development. This essential nutrient contributes to the absorption of calcium, which is an important process for bone development and strength. Vitamin D promotes cellular growth, boosts the immune system, and helps to reduce inflammation.

Vitamin E- helps to maintain healthy blood pressure and reduce blood cholesterol. Contains Tocotrienols which are a much more potent and effective form of vitamin E. You can read more about Tocotrienols here.

Omega 3’s- essential fatty acids required for good health. These omega 3’s come from Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon and other wild fish.

Ingredients Questionable for Breastfeeding:

None Found

Ingredients Contraindicated for Breastfeeding:

None Found

 

Ingredients in Kyani Nitro FX

Noni Concentrate- noni increases the production of nitric oxide in the blood. Nitric oxide is known as the molecule of life. Nitric Oxide repairs, defends and maintains every cell of the body. Rated A by The Nursing Mother’s Herbal.

 

Ingredients in Kyani Nitro Extreme

Chromium- Chromium helps turn carbohydrates, proteins, and fats into energy. This essential mineral also helps the body regulate blood sugar levels, maintain heart health, improve the immune system, and encourage lean body mass.

CoQ10- Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an anti-oxidant produced by the human body. It is required for the basic functioning of cells. CoQ10 helps generate up to 95 percent of the human body's energy. This molecule also promotes cardiovascular health and improved blood flow. CoQ10 levels are reported to decrease with age and chronic diseases.

Magnesium- Magnesium helps convert carbohydrates, protein, sugars, and fats into energy. It also supports muscle relaxation and contraction as well as nerve transmission. Some studies show that increased magnesium is one of the most effective ways to boost energy. The journal of Nutrition reported that low magnesium levels take a significant toll on the body's energy supply.

Niacin- Niacin is an anti-oxidant essential for cellular metabolism. It is involved in over 50 metabolic processes that turn carbohydrates and fats into energy. Niacin also helps maintain heart health, supports the digestive tract, and promotes a healthy nervous system.

Noni Concentrate- noni increases the production of nitric oxide in the blood. Nitric oxide is known as the molecule of life. Nitric Oxide repairs, defends and maintains every cell of the body. Rated A by The Nursing Mother’s Herbal.

Vitamin B1

Zinc- Essential to more than 300 enzymes in the body, zinc plays an important role in maintaining a healthy immune system, energy metabolism, protein synthesis, blood sugar balance, wound healing, and brain function

Ingredients Questionable for Breastfeeding:

None Found

Ingredients Contraindicated for Breastfeeding:

None Found

 

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Other Posts in This Series:

Workout, Weight-Loss and Diet Supplements While Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and Losing Weight

Advocare Products and Breastfeeding

It Works Products and Breastfeeding

References

Acai (Euterpe Oleracea). 2011. Natural Standard. http://www.itsonlynaturalmarket.com/ns/DisplayMonograph.asp?StoreID=559B4D5864C14F0DBE0543F5BAD7FD4A&DocID=bottomline-acai

Humphrey, S. (2003). The Nursing Mother’s Herbal. Menneapolis, MN: Fairview Press.

Web MD. Taurine. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1024-taurine.aspx?activeingredientid=1024&activeingredientname=taurine