Saturday, April 14, 2012

What's in Your Prenatal Vitamin?

I know as a mom of four (including twins) I had lots of questions about nutrition and my prenatal vitamins during preconception and pregnancy.  Here are some facts about what is in Promise Prenatal Vitamins Stage One (for preconception and pregnancy wk.1-14) and what makes it different from other prenatal vitamins.
The National Institutes of Health recently updated its nutritional recommendations for women before conception and during their first trimester. These new values are known as Dietary Reference Intakes or DRIs, and they form the basis for Promise Stages - Stage One formula. Stage One prenatal vitamins contain the ideal combination of 20 vitamins and minerals to prepare your body for conception and provide essential nutrients during the first trimester.
What's you need to know about Promise Prenatal Stage One:
Optimal Use of Folic Acid - Exceeds the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) standard for the dissolution of folic acid. This B vitamin can prevent neural tube defects when taken early in pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. A recent study showed that six out of nine prenatal vitamins failed to meet this standard.
Unsurpassed Quality - Manufactured by Biotegrity Corporation, a specialist in women's health care, in an FDA-approved facility
Micro-encapsulated Iron - Reduces interference with other vitamins and minerals and helps minimize morning sickness
Complete Nutrition - Ideal formulation of 20 vitamins and minerals which all play an important role in protecting and maintaining a healthy pregnancy
Avoids Risks of Too Much Vitamin A- High levels of vitamin A can be unhealthy during the 1st trimester of pregnancy. 
Helps Reduce Nausea- We encapsulate & decrease the amount of iron because too much iron can cause nausea during your 1st trimester.  We also increased B6 to help control morning sickness
List of Ingredients for Stage One

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