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10 Important Nutrients to Look for in a Prenatal Vitamin

10 Important Nutrients to Look for in a Prenatal Vitamin

What to look for in prenatals, when you’re thinking of getting pregnant. Vitamin B12, D3, B6, A, and E. Choline, iron, zinc, probiotics in multivitamins. Folic vs. folate.

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Maureen Setsma
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Why the Type Matters

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Why the Type Matters

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to good health. Did you know that there are three different types of omega-3 fatty acids? Learn what they are and why those differences are important.

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Jeremy Dyen
Folic Acid vs Folate During Pregnancy

Folic Acid vs Folate During Pregnancy

Folic Acid vs Folate. Is folate folic acid? Active form of folate. Why is folate important during pregnancy? MTHFR gene variant, benefits of methylation.

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Brain Health, Immunity, Better Mood—Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Brain Health, Immunity, Better Mood—Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

The benefits of vitamin D, including brain health and immunity. How do we get vitamin? Vitamin D3 vs D2. Vitamin D and pregnancy. How much do I need?

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Probiotics: The Gut-Brain Connection

Probiotics: The Gut-Brain Connection

Do you trust your gut? Have you been told you have good gut instincts? How about a gut feeling? As common as these expressions are, the time has come to think about these phrases more literally.  A growing body of research continues to show the importance of a healthy gut, even calling your gut a “second brain.” The power of the gut-brain connection is so strong that the two “brains” essentially talk to each other. The two signal to each other through multiple neuro and endocrine signal mechanisms. Evidence shows that changes to the health of the microbiome in the...

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Why is iron important?

Why is iron important?

Iron is essential for our bodies, yet low iron is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies. Low iron levels can leave you feeling physically tired and weak, impair mental function, and weaken your immune system.  

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When to Start Taking Prenatal Vitamins: Good Habits Start Early

When to Start Taking Prenatal Vitamins: Good Habits Start Early

Children change the way we look at things in so many ways. The very idea of getting pregnant begins to adjust your focus. Suddenly your nutritional needs matter more than ever as you consider how to best support your fertility goals. You know that every lifestage requires specific nutrition, but when do you make that transition to taking prenatal vitamins? The short answer is as soon as you begin to think about trying.  Start Strong You want to go into this life stage as consciously as possible. By focusing on wellness first, you can improve the entire journey. It’s impossible...

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What vitamins to take postpartum?

What vitamins to take postpartum?

Prenatal vitamins? You were on top of those. But, postnatal vitamins? Many women don’t think to change to them or discontinue use of natal vitamins at this oh-so important time. Now that your baby is born, your body is in need of some different nutrients. These provide benefits like post-pregnancy support, immune support, and lactation support for you and your baby. When starting your postnatal journey, look for supplements that include these ingredients:  Folate Since mothers are no longer supporting the baby in the womb, their bodies no longer need the higher amounts of methylfolate needed for their baby's neurodevelopment...

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