Three Best Supplements during Pregnancy

Posted on March 16th, 2009 by by admin

Taking health supplements during pregnancy is of the utmost importance. Many people say that pregnancy is the most natural thing on earth, and that women have been doing it since the beginning of time. While I will agree with both of those statements, I will add that pregnancy is hard on the body, and if your body is weak pregnancy will only further exaggerate the problem. It is essential to not only your health, but the health of your un-born child, that you ensure your body is functioning at its optimal levels during this stressful time. You can do this with the addition of a few daily health supplements.

Below is a complete list of the three prime pregnancy health supplements, and why you should take them during your special time.

Prenatal Multivitamin
Of course the first is prenatal vitamins. Next to eating, prenatal vitamins are the most important part of a pregnant woman’s day. I say this for two reasons, the first is because you have an obligation to your unborn baby to give it the very best head start, and prenatal vitamins contain all the essential vitamins your baby needs to grow and thrive inside you. The second is because you owe it to yourself to stay healthy as possible to enjoy your pregnancy, and to come out of the pregnancy as healthy…if not healthier than you entered it.

During pregnancy your body puts the baby first, if your baby needs any type of mineral, nutrient, or vitamins, which it is not receiving from your diet, it will take it from you and give it to the baby. This means that if you are not taking a prenatal vitamin and your un-born baby needs calcium for the development of strong bones, it will take it from you, which may lead to softer brittle bones and teeth. Many women who do not take prenatal vitamins have experienced serious dental problems after pregnancy for this very reason. Not to mention the fact that your diet may not support all of your needs and your baby’s so it is extremely important to take your prenatal vitamins.

The next is essential fatty acids or EFA. EFA(s) are completely essential during pregnancy because of the extremely beneficial impact they have on the development of the baby’s brain, nervous system, and even the eyes. However, taking these essential fatty acids are also important to maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Omega 3, just one of these essential fatty acids, has shown excellent results at preventing pre-term labor, and pre-eclampsia, as well as minimizing the risk of developing postpartum depression.

Digestive Enzymes
The last wonderful pregnancy supplement is digestive enzymes. Any woman whom has ever been pregnant, or who has even had a friend that has experienced the joys of pregnancy, knows that one of those joys is embarrassing stomach upset. Pregnancy can bring with it A LOT of gas, bloating, constipation, and nausea. Taking a daily supplement that includes a good digestive enzyme is a great all natural way of alleviating these embarrassing common complications of pregnancy.

Taking one or all three of these great pregnancy health supplements is an excellent way to enjoy your pregnancy from start to finish, and keep you and your baby healthy along the way.


One Response to “Three Best Supplements during Pregnancy”

  1. Joseph Regan Says:

    EFA are according to the textooks, Linoleic acid and linolenic acid, and they are supposed to have the status of “vitamins,” which must be taken in the diet to make life possible. However, we are able to synthesize our own unsaturated fats when we dont eat “EFA,” so they are not “essential.” The term thus appears to be a misnomer. [M.E. Hanke, "Biochmeistry," Encycl. Brit. Book of the Year, 1948.]

    When an oil is saturated, that means that the molecule has all the hydrogen atoms it can hold. Unsaturation means that some hydrogen atoms have been removed, and this opens the structure of the molecules in a way that makes it susceptible to attack by free radicals.

    Unsaturated oils are liquid when they are cold, and this is necessary for organisms that live in low temps. For example, fish in cold water would be stiff if they contained saturated fats. These oils get rancid (spontaneously oxidizing)when they are warm and exposed to oxygen.

    A wise man once told me: when everyone is thinking the same thing, you better start looking elsewhere. That’s the thing, when MD’s start telling people to take fish oil, something is fishy…no pun intended.

    The science is there, you just have to really look. Probably not good for business though. You are right to support coconut oil, that’s a saturated fat, so what gives? Saturated fats are stable molecules, they dont OXIDIZE.

    Thanks for following me on twitter

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