RECOMMENDED VITAMINS AND NUTRIENTS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
First of all, we must mention that a healthy diet is the best source of vitamins and minerals.
However, even if you’re eating the right things, there’s a chance of imbalances in some essential nutrients. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, prenatal vitamins cover these deficiencies.
So, let’s see what they are.
- Supplements recommended in pregnancy may contain more folic acid and iron than others for adults. During pregnancy, folic acid, iron and DHA are of major importance. In contrast, about half of the world’s population cannot metabolize folic acid, which accumulates and has harmful effects on health.
That’s why QUATREFOLIC is a form of biologically active folate, the folate that the body uses as such without the need to metabolize it.
- Next we bring up IRON.
Iron helps the development and growth of the child, and in addition, prevents anemia, a condition in which red blood cells do not develop properly, thus preventing proper oxygenation of the tissues.
Common iron preparations can cause gastrointestinal reactions: constipation, diarrhea, metallic taste. Liposomal iron is obtained by nanotechnology and consists of encapsulating iron in liposomes to avoid direct contact with the gastrointestinal mucosa. This technique gives liposomal iron optimal bioavailability.
- DHA is one of the main players and plays an important role in the optimal development of the fetal nervous system and can prevent retinopathy of prematurity.
During the last trimester of pregnancy, which coincides with the most important period of fetal neural and vascular development, there is an increase in DHA in the fetus’s liver and brain. Supplementing the mother’s diet with DHA will increase the concentration of DHA in the newborn baby’s blood.
In conclusion, it is very important to know that vitamins are a supplement to a healthy diet and not a substitute for it. In addition, depending on the needs, the doctor may recommend additional doses of certain nutrients.