Road to Health 1: Pre-Natal Vitamins
This one will be pretty short and sweet.
A lot of people and articles will say that if you are a sexually active woman in childbearing age, it’s important to take a pre-natal vitamin.
Even the strongest of birth control isn’t 100% effective. So even with the 1% change you get pregnant, you want that baby getting the nutrients it needs to grow from the beginning, not waiting 4 – 8 weeks (longer for some) until you discover it!
My sister-in-law told me about a particular brand called NewChapter Organics and I have no complaints.
What is so important about a prenatal vitamin?
- Folic Acid
- Vitamin B and D
Of course, you want to eat a whole foods diet rich in vegetables and fruits for all those good nutrients so don’t rely on supplements that have to be manufactured as a ticket to health. But most studies point to – YES, pre-natal vitamins are a good thing.
One of the benefits is because it is a whole food multivitamin you can take it on an empty stomach!
You have to take it 3x a day and like most vitamins… it smells.