Prenatal Vitamins and Iron Vitamins

Prenatal Vitamins
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Iron Vitamins
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Vitamin Nutrients and Specific Nutritional Needs

Folic Acid Supports

  • Fetal growth and development
  • DNA and RNA synthesis
  • Red blood and immune cell (RBC formation

Deficiency may lead to neural tube effects (NTDs)

Iron Vital To

  • RBC production
  • Building iron stores during first trimester
  • Guarding against iron deficiency anemia during third trimester

Very little iron is absorbed through diet alone, making supplementation important

Calcium Crucial To

  • Bone and teeth formation
  • Nerve and immune function
  • Muscle contraction and strength

Vitamin D is necessary for calcium absorption

Zinc Promotes

  • Cell growth during pregnancy
  • Healthy birth weight
  • Healthy Immune function
  • DNA production and function

Deficiency may cause an increase in preterm births

Essential Fatty Acids Support

  • Fetal brain and eye development
  • Structural formation of vital organs
  • Healthy nervous systems

Algae provides a potent source of DHA without concern of contamination from Mercury or PCBs