Along with being the best phase of your life, getting proper nutrition during pregnancy can be challenging. With morning sickness, peculiar aversions, unfamiliar cravings, and hormones going off the charts it's fairly difficult to meet optimum nutritional requirements during pregnancy. It's true that even if you are eating a phenomenal diet and keeping yourself in pace with your meal timings chances are that your nutritional requirements, especially during pregnancy, are not met.
Prenatal vitamins and supplements - Here they come to save the day!
Studies show that vitamins and minerals not only bridge the gap between your diet and optimum nutrient intake but also support the growth and the development of the growing baby in the womb.
Here are 4 prenatal supplements that should make it to your FITAMINAT shopping list even before the baby bottles, breast pumps, rompers, and bibs.
Folic Acid and Iron
According to a study, Folic Acid is a pregnancy SuperHero. During pregnancy, the Folic Acid requirement increases by almost 50%, and the need for Iron increases by 50% as well. Vitabalans FerroFol - C contains 400 micrograms of Folic Acid and 25mg of Iron in a non-irritant combination to prevent bloating during pregnancy.
A study shows that 4000 IU of Vitamin D every day may reduce preterm birth and other pregnancy-associated risks. In the study, it was found that pregnancy-related risks were at least 10 times less in women who took 4000 IU of Vitamin D instead of 400 IU. Vitabalans DMax 4000 IU is perfectly safe to be taken during pregnancy for the optimum levels required and comes in delicious Strawberry-Raspberry flavoured chewable tablets.
Calcium intake is important during pregnancy as the body compensates for the baby’s growth requirements through the reserves in the mother's body. Replenishment of Calcium becomes essential for the health and development of both the mother and the baby. It is recommended to take about 1000 mg of calcium every day apart from the dietary inclusions of calcium-rich foods. Jarrow Formulas Bone-Up contains 1000 mg of Calcium Citrate, however, it also contains 1000 IU of Vitamin D hence getting a gynecologist recommendation is imperative.
Taking DHA supplements during pregnancy may promote and support fetal growth. Studies show that the inclusion of Omega 3 during pregnancy may lower the risk of premature birth. An older research links DHA with improved fertility and reproductive egg health. A review of 2020 also suggested that DHA may reduce stress during pregnancy and early postpartum. A recommended 200 mg of DHA needs to be taken during pregnancy to improve the health and wellness of both the mother and the growing baby inside. Bioglan’s Calamari Gold contains 200 mg of DHA and 500mg of Omega 3 which is as per the recommendations.
Takeaway Prenatal vitamins can help ensure a healthy pregnancy and also a healthy development of the baby, and at FITAMINAT you get premium Vitamins and Supplements that will support growth and development of the baby as well as maintain the wellbeing of the mother. It's essential to always consult your gynaecologist before introducing any new supplements to your daily dietary intake. I would quote an expert before I end this blog on the importance of Prenatal Vitamins and Supplements and also the positive impact it has on the mother and the baby. "Prenatal vitamins are essential to ensure you're meeting the needs of your growing baby, but you should consider starting a prenatal at least three months before you start trying to get pregnant. Additionally, you may want to continue taking it after the baby is born, especially if you are breastfeeding."—Eliza Savage, MS, RD, CDN