During pregnancy, the metabolism of the mother-to-be works for two. Nutraceuticals can therefore be recommended during this period to take care of the health of the pregnant woman and the good development of the fetus. Discover our selection of food supplements suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
pregnancy is an important time for both mom and unborn child . During these 9 months, the body of the pregnant woman undergoes many changes and must adapt to not only meet her own increased nutritional needs , but also to ensure the essential elements of development of the fetus and child after birth. Among the most essential nutrients are the vitamins including folate , vitamin D , or even iron and omega-3 .
Many pregnancy food supplements are recommended and specifically intended for pregnant women.
- Mixes of vitamins : if all the vitamins are essential, vitamin D is particularly recommended because it participates in the development of the child during the in-utero life as well as after birth. There are different forms of vitamin D of animal or plant origin , and available in different strengths. A dosage of 1000 IU makes it possible in particular to suit the whole family, including children from 4 years old.
- Folate : during pregnancy, folate requirements drop from 300 micrograms daily to 400 micrograms. Thus, vitamin B9 supplementation (another name for folate or folic acid) is of interest in meeting these specific essential needs.
- Iron : due to the increase in blood volume during pregnancy, pregnant women are more prone to iron deficiency. In addition to treatment to add to their diet with foods rich in iron (red meat, poultry, fish, green vegetables, legumes, etc.), Nutraceuticals offers solutions specially designed to increase iron intake. It should be noted that iron-based food supplements are most of the time heavily dosed with iron and can thus generate intestinal disorders. It will therefore be necessary to favor more formulas moderately dosed in iron but in which iron absorption is optimized (vitamin C or lactic strain).
- Omega-3s : characterized by essential fatty acids , omega-3s are essential for the proper functioning of the body, especially for cognitive faculties, as well as 'to the development of the baby. Omega-3 dietary supplements are most often derived from fish, and combine the various essential fatty acids ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).
And to extend good pregnancy prevention practices, it is possible to continue supplementing with food supplements after childbirth, and during breastfeeding.
At Nutri & Co, no concessions are made on efficiency or safety! That’s why all of our maternity formulas are carefully developed. For this we only select the best with bio-identical vitamins for better assimilation, iron without its intestinal discomfort thanks to a moderate dosage and optimized absorption, and omega-3 derived from purified natural fish oils and protected from oxidation.