Baby-Vitters Pregnancy Support Multivitamin 90 Capsules
To ensure that the baby develops in a healthy way and maintain the well-being of the expectant mother, food supplements play a key role in the diet. Pregnancy is a special time in a woman's life. In addition to all the affective issues involved in generating a new life, the hormonal boiling caused by the preparation of the body for the whole process of gestation and delivery, in the nine months in which the baby is in the womb is the feeding of the mother who will guarantee the essential nutrients for everything to develop perfectly. So while maintaining a balanced menu with fruits, vegetables, meats, and all essential micronutrients, pregnant women often need to supplement their diet with supplements. With experience in the monitoring of pregnant women, nutritionists explain that at the beginning of the pregnancy the mother is in an anabolic state, which is inverted in the period before the birth.
Take 2 capsules per day. Best taken at mealtime with water.
Each serving of 2 capsules provides:
Calcium 200mg (25% NRV)
Magnesium 200mg (53% NRV)
Potassium 200mg (10% NRV)
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 160mg (200% NRV)
Niacin (Vitamin B3) 32mg (200% NRV)
Iron 16mg (114% NRV)
Zinc 15mg (150% NRV)
Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) 12mg (200% NRV)
Manganese 4mg (200% NRV)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 2.8mg (200%)
Vitamin B6 2.8mg (200% NRV)
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) 2.2mg (200% NRV)
Copper 1mg (100% NRV)
Folic Acid 400µg (200% NRV)
Vitamin K2 160µg (213% NRV)
Iodine 150µg (100% NRV)
Biotin 100µg (200% NRV)
Selenium 50µg (91% NRV)
Chromium 40µg (100% NRV)
Vitamin D3 400iu (200% NRV)
Vitamin B12 5µg (200% NRV)
Ginger Root Extract 50mg, Choline 30mg, Inositol 30mg, Beta Carotene 3mg, Boron 1mg, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) Capsule Shell.
*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value, µg = microgram, mg = milligram, IU = International Units.
In the first six months of gestation, the mother has an increase in fat deposits. In the end, the opposite occurs. Rapid fetus growth is supported by the transfer of nutrients from the mother to the fetus and the mother's fat stores will serve as energy for the baby. To get an idea, also according to specialists, comparing the needs related to the vitamins of the complex B - Thiamine, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Niacin, and Cobalamin (B12) - a pregnant woman needs 30 to 40% more than an adult woman. Coordinator of the adolescent's nutrition outpatient clinic, nutritionists explain that a woman can adjust her diet and start supplementation even before she becomes pregnant. In addition to the balanced diet, women who wish to become pregnant can start to ingest, up to three months before pregnancy, folic acid supplementation. This recommendation should also be maintained during the first three months of gestation. This is because folic acid is a much-needed vitamin due to rapid cell proliferation and plays an important role in the closure of the baby's neural tube during the first weeks of gestation formation and closure of the tube neural, which will later develop for the formation of the brain and spinal cord. Deficiency of this vitamin can lead to neural tube defects and generate megaloblastic anemia when, in addition to miscarriage, bleeding, preeclampsia and intrauterine growth retardation. In the first trimester of gestation also happen famous nausea. Caused in part by the hormonal alteration that occurs in the female organism, they may also be related to nutritional deficiency. In the first three months of gestation, the placenta has not yet assumed its role and the fetus steals the B6 stocks from the mother. This vitamin is linked to the central nervous system, so this process can cause this malaise.
Nutritionists recommend that this vitamin is ingested through supplementation. At a dose of 30mg of B6 per day. After this stage, the time comes when the baby begins to develop, grow and make its iron stores for the period of breastfeeding. In the second trimester, the mother's iron stores will be required so the baby can stay healthy. Today it is very common to attend future mothers with anemia. This is because most of the time there was no adequate food before pregnancy and food, even balanced, cannot meet the demand for this mineral. Specialists also point out that iron deficiency in the gestational period is related to increased perinatal mortality and prematurity, as well as alterations in the immune system and impairments in fetal growth and development. To ensure this support, experts recommend iron supplementation.
As the conditions are greatly altered it is recommended between 45 and 60mg of iron per day. Other minerals also complete the list of supplements that should be present between the fourth and sixth month of pregnancy. To form the entire bony system of the baby we recommend the supplementation of 100 to 150mg of Calcium and to fix this nutrient in the body we also use 200mg of Magnesium. According to experts, at the end of gestation, between the seventh and ninth month, the iron should be maintained and the omega 3 can enter. Essential fatty acid, omega 3 is linked to the cognitive and visual development of the baby. Some research also indicates that supplementation with this nutrient helps reduce the incidence of postpartum depression. In this case, the recommendation is 500mg once a day.
What about other supplements? The workout of pregnant women should be performed under reduced load, so there is no recommendation from experts for the consumption of common supplements such as Whey Protein, BCAA, Cardamom Oil or LA, Thermogenics. Such sports supplements have no indication of use by pregnant women. At this stage, the body of the woman undergoes metabolic and nutritional changes that aim at the proper development of the fetus. For sports practice, the specialist indicates carbohydrate-based supplements or non-caffeine-based beverage beverages in her formula. Carbohydrate intake before and during exercise saves on glucose and glycogen stores, and increases the amount of energy directly available, preventing the pregnant woman from hypoglycemia, a drop in sugar levels of blood during physical activity. But the doses should also be adjusted according to the needs of each pregnant woman, since each one presents different eating habits, sports modalities, duration, intensity and also associated pathologies or specific complications, such as diabetes and hypertension, among others.
All these transformations that the female organism undergoes during the nine months of pregnancy cannot support an old excuse of pregnant women: that is losing the line and abusing caloric foods on account of pregnancy. The pregnant woman's diet needs to be balanced and provide the nutrients needed for the baby to develop. This does not mean that she has to eat more, but rather better. Today, we consider it healthy those women who were at an ideal weight before becoming pregnant gain between 9 and 12 kg during pregnancy. For those who were already overweight, the gain should not reach 5 kg.
Nutritionists are even more restrictive about this culture. The story of eating for two should be urgently abolished since it is a pretext to have greater quantitative and qualitative freedom in your diet. The change in diet is in the demand for nutrients and that it is not the fatty foods with high concentrations of carbohydrate or sugar that will guarantee this.
To get an idea, the pregnant woman needs to consume only 300 more calories per day than a woman who is not pregnant. It's worth remembering that vitamins and minerals do not add up to large calories. Exaggerated consumption of these foods will bring excessive weight gain and hinder the process of weight loss after childbirth.