In theory, an expectant mother on a healthy, balanced diet should be ingesting all the nutrients she needs to give birth to a healthy baby. However, with today’s busy lifestyle, it is sometimes difficult to ensure that adequate amounts of all the vital ingredients are being included.
For this reason, it is hard to overstate the importance of the need for all pregnant women to supplement their diets with a prenatal vitamin.
The most important of these prenatal nutrients is folic acid, which is part of the vitamin B family. Numerous studies have shown the importance of folic acid during pregnancy.
Other important prenatal vitamins and minerals include vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, and E; calcium; iron; zinc; niacin; riboflavin; and thiamine. Iron is vital because it facilitates the distribution of oxygen through the bloodstream — essential for both the growing baby and the mother.
Vitamin A is also particularly important for both mother and baby; it not only helps the growth of healthy skin, eyes, and mucous membranes but also helps fight infection. For the mother, it contributes to a healthy reproductive cycle and replaces vitamin A lost during breast feeding. Calcium is an essential ingredient for the healthy development of teeth and bones as well as helping blood to clot.
Vitabase PreNatal Plus includes several natural herbs and supplements to provide maximum benefit to the expectant mother. Examples include raspberry, which has been used for women during pregnancy for hundreds of years. DHA (docosohexaenoic acid), an essential omega-3 fatty acid, is vital to the development of the nervous system and visual abilities during the first six months. Ginger has a history of use as an aid to relieve nausea and vomiting so commonly associated with pregnancy.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take four (4) tablets daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.