What are prenatal vitamins?
Prenatal vitamins are specially formulated multivitamins that make up for any nutritional deficiencies in the mother's diet during pregnancy. While they contain numerous vitamins and minerals, their folic acid, iron and calcium content are especially important.*
Why do pregnant women need high levels of folic acid, iron, and calcium?
Folic acid promotes the development of the fetal central nervous system and healthful diets containing adequate folic acid may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord defect. Folic acid is a B vitamin that promotes normal cell replication and growth. Natural sources of folic acid include green, leafy vegetables, nuts, beans and citrus fruits. It is also found in many fortified breakfast cereals and some vitamin supplements. Calcium supplementation during pregnancy may help an expectant mother maintain her own bone density as the fetus requires calcium for optimal bone growth. Iron helps both the mother and baby's blood carry oxygen. While a daily vitamin supplement is no substitute for a healthy diet, most women need supplements to make sure they get adequate levels of these minerals.*
How long should I take prenatal vitamins?
Isotonix Prenatal can be taken for the duration of your pregnancy. You can also continue taking a prenatal after pregnancy due to its beneficial vitamin and mineral content.*
What are the “activated” ingredients in Isotonix Prenatal Activated Multivitamin?
Activated refers to the active forms of vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid. Using forms other than these activated forms requires that the vitamins be enzymatically activated prior to utilization by the body. Not only does this take time and energy within an expectant mother’s body, there are circumstances in which this reaction is either slowed or inhibited.*
Why is the activated form of folic acid important for pregnant women?
Folic acid is essential for healthy development of the brain stem and spinal cord in unborn children. Pregnant women are able to receive the benefits of folic acid immediately when it is taken in its metabolically active state.*
Why should I take a vitamin-mineral supplement during pregnancy?
Eating a wide variety of healthy foods is very important, but with morning sickness, busy schedules and the changing nutritional demands of the developing baby, it can be difficult to achieve adequate nutritional intake. Regardless of any irregular eating habits during pregnancy, prenatal vitamins are specially formulated to make certain that the mother and her baby receive the right amount of nutrients. With the substantial increased needs for iron, folic acid and calcium during this time, a prenatal vitamin is essential.*
My prenatal vitamin makes me nauseous. What should I do?
Some prenatal vitamins can cause nausea in an already nauseous pregnant woman. If your prenatal vitamins make you sick, talk to your health care provider.
Should I take Isotonix Prenatal only during the first months of pregnancy and toward the end of my pregnancy, or continuously throughout my pregnancy?
It is recommended to take Isotonix Prenatal throughout your entire pregnancy. Vitamins and minerals are needed at different stages of your pregnancy, and for different purposes. For example, multivitamins containing folic acid are crucial before and during pregnancy. Recent studies suggest that a multivitamin containing folic acid may also help maintain normal blood pressure and fluid balance.*
There is only 300 mg of calcium in Isotonix Prenatal; should I take any additional calcium?
It is recommended that pregnant women consume 1,000 milligrams of calcium each day to keep your bones and teeth strong, and for your baby's developing bones. Consuming at least three servings of calcium-rich dairy products daily will support a healthy calcium intake.*
Are there any warnings associated with Isotonix Prenatal?
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult a healthcare professional before using this or any dietary supplement. Also, keep out of reach of children. This product contains iron, which an accidental overdose of iron containing supplements is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under six.
Is this product vegetarian friendly?
Yes. Isotonix Prenatal is a vegetarian product.
How do I take Isotonix Prenatal?
Take your Isotonix Prenatal daily, following the directions of your health care provider or the directions on the label. The recommended daily serving is 6.6 grams, which is two capfuls.
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