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Less is more when it comes to your pregnancy vitamin

by Bump Plus on Jan 07, 2024

Less is more when it comes to your pregnancy vitamin

A long list of ingredients isn't impressive when it comes to your prenatal.

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We have thought hard about what you actually need, and how we can offer that to you safely.

We are so proud to bring you a quality supplement with ingredients in their most absorbable forms and optimal doses. We are equally as proud of the things we have left out.ย 

Omega-3 fatty acids
(DHA and EPA)

Is it important for Mum's & bub's brain health and development? Yes. Should it be mixed in amongst other ingredients? No.

Omega-3 fatty acids can easily be damaged (oxidised) by light, heat, and air.

Packaging Omega-3s with other nutrients increases the likelihood that the product will oxidise making it ineffective and possibly harmful.

We recommend taking DHA & EPA in it's natural, fatty form (oil or high quality liquid capsules).

Calcium

Aussie adults typically get adequate calcium from their diets.

For this reason we have focused on calcium helper-nutrients like vitamin D3 and magnesium to promote its absorption.

Without their presence, supplementing with more calcium won't necessarily help support bone health.

Did you know a woman's RDI of calcium remains unchanged when pregnant & breastfeeding?

Vitamin C

Vitamin C - of course we love it, it supports a healthy immune system, protects cells and keeps them healthy.

Luckily for us, like calcium, we typically take in adequate amounts through our diets (think citrus fruits, broccoli, spinach, and capsicum).

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and an excess of water-soluble vitamins are excreted as waste.

Over supplementation of vitamin C can impact the absorption of certain other nutrients, like B12.

Iron

Iron requirements change as your pregnancy progresses, and many women simply do not require supplementation at all.

Doses and forms of iron will be an individual need, once size does not fit all.

For those who need to supplement due to iron deficiency or iron deficiency anaemia, it is best to monitor your ferritin levels and take a dedicated iron supplement in a dose that will treatย it properly.

It's recommended to take iron at a different time to your prenatal. Along with the gastro side effects iron can cause like constipation and nausea, it can also block the absorption of key nutrients like B vitamins and zinc.

Excessive iron can also lead to other complications, so best to speak with a healthcare professional about your specific requirement about your specific requirement if you are deficient.ย 

We value quality over quantity every day of the week ๐ŸŒŸ

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