Prenatal vitamins are an extremely important part of a pregnant woman’s diet. The fact of the matter is that most people just don’t get enough of certain vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that they need on a daily basis. This is especially true for the pregnant woman, as she needs specific nutrients not only for her own health and well being, but to help her baby grow and develop as he or she should. Two of the most important ingredients in prenatal vitamins are Folic Acid and Iron. Folic Acid, a B vitamin, is known to reduce the chances that a baby will have a neural tube defect such as spina bifida. Iron is necessary because of the extra blood that a woman’s body must produce in order to carry precious nutrients to her baby. Without enough iron, a woman runs the risk of anemia, which is especially dangerous during pregnancy.
The problem with prenatal vitamins is that, very often, they will make a woman feel sick. There are a variety of possible explanations for this. Some prenatal vitamins have artificial colors or flavors that may irritate a woman’s stomach, and trigger morning sickness. For other women, the iron content may be higher than what they need, and also cause nausea. In other cases, it may be the format that the iron is delivered in that causes a problem.
The good news is, there are hope. When you take the prenatal vitamin in the isotonic form, it has none of the artificial color and flavors tablet form prenatal has. It is a powder you can mix with appropriate amount of water, and it will not irritate your stomach.
Iron 20 mg: Iron is an important mineral found in prenatal vitamins and is responsible for helping the mother and the baby’s blood to carry oxygen. Iron deficiencies can lead to severe birth defects for the baby. As an essential mineral, iron is part of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of the blood. The demand for iron, essential for blood formation, is also significantly increased during pregnancy because the mother's blood volume increases and the fetal red blood cells have to be developed. In order to support fetal tissue growth, blood volume and contents must grow to help feed these tissues, including red blood cells. Further, about one-third of the mother’s iron storage will be passed on to her developing baby in order to form its blood and to be stored for future use.
Magnesium (Carbonate) 100 mg: Magnesium, an essential mineral, promotes normal bone, protein and fatty acid formation, cell formation, activation of B vitamins, muscle relaxation, blood clotting, and formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP; the energy the body runs on). Magnesium promotes the health of bones (64 percent of the body's magnesium is concentrated in the bones). It supports normal bone structure and plays an essential role in more than 300 cellular reactions. Magnesium may help maintain normal blood pressure and muscle comfort during pregnancy.
Zinc (Lactate) 7.5 mg: Zinc is an essential mineral that is a component of more than 300 enzymes that support normal healing, fertility in adults and growth in children, protein synthesis, cell reproduction, vision, immune function, and protection against free radicals, among other functions. Zinc supports normal growth and development during pregnancy.
Molybdenum (Sodium molybdate) 50 mcg: Molybdenum is an essential trace mineral that supports the proper function of certain enzyme-dependent processes, including the metabolism of iron, which is extremely important for pregnant women.
As pregnancy creates hormonal changes, and excess hormones needs to efficiently detoxed out of the body. Have a good additional of Digestive Enzyme will be extremely helpful.
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