We try our best to eat right and exercise right, however, given the busy schedules we lead, we tend to miss out on some important nutrients that our body needs from time to time. There comes are time when we need to start using supplements for good health.
Supplements become especially important during pregnancy, when you do not need to only look after the nutrient needs of your body, but also the nutrients that your growing baby needs.
Below listed are a supplements that should be on your nutrient plan.
Folic Acid or Folate
Folate is essential during pregnancy. It helps in the development of red blood cells, it reduces hemocysteine in the blood and also supports the nervous system.
During pregnancy your body needs folate and it helps prevent neural tube defects.
Iron is responsible for making hemoglobin and for carrying oxygen to the mother and the baby. It helps maintain a healthy immune system, and since the heart needs to work harder during pregnancy with more blood circulating, more blood is needed.
Calcium in a nutrient that women are already deficient in. It is extremely important for the formation of the baby’s teeth, bones, heart, nerves and muscles as well.
Vitamin D is important for pregnancy as it helps support the immune system, promotes bone health and also promotes health cell function and division as well. When levels are low, it could be linked with gestational diabetes, autoimmune issues and cardiovascular disease as well.
Magnesium, Iodine, probiotics and healthy fats are important too for a healthy pregnancy. Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist to get your body the right nutrition. You could also speak with a Homeopath to learn the right supplements that your body will do well with during your pregnancy and your baby will grow healthy.