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
  • Calcium
  • 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.

 

PRO:

One of the benefits is because it is a whole food multivitamin you can take it on an empty stomach!

 

CON:

You have to take it 3x a day and like most vitamins… it smells.

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Posted on August 12, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Did not know this thanks for the info!

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