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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

By Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   In this article: What trimester are prenatal vitamins most important? Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy Key prenatal vitamin ingredients How long to take prenatal vitamins during pregnancy? Prenatal Vitamins Vs. Fertility Supplements 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...

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Mama Bird Prenatal Line 2020

Mama Bird Prenatal Line 2020

By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   Prenatal vitamins are literally a “once-in-a-lifetime” chance to provide your future children with their best opportunity to thrive. Prenatal vitamins are for you, your baby and your grandchildren. Excellent nutritional support affects generations to come. That is why we take prenatal vitamins seriously. We invest significant research into crafting our formulations. When you choose Best Nest Wellness, you can rest assured knowing that you’ve made the absolute best choice for your prenatal care. The Mama Bird Prenatal Multi+ line was designed by Best Nest Wellness to provide a comprehensive prenatal formula with a unique blend...

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What vitamins to take postpartum?

What vitamins to take postpartum?

By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   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:  FolateSince mothers are no longer supporting the baby in the womb, their bodies no longer need the higher amounts of methylfolate needed...

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What Are the Best Vitamins for Men?

What Are the Best Vitamins for Men?

  By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   Life gets busy. And the nutrients you get from your food could be lacking. But, with the right supplements, you can enjoy enough energy and support to get through even your busiest days. It’s important to look for vitamins that truly meet your unique needs at this lifestage.It’s important to find supplements that truly deliver the benefits you’re looking for. You may know the obvious things you need, but there are important nuances to look for when choosing your daily vitamins.Beyond the expected, look for options that include these necessary ingredients: Methylfolate Folate supports...

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Lifestage: Pregnancy

Lifestage: Pregnancy

Once you know you’re pregnant, so many things start going through your mind: your diet, doctor or midwife appointments, lifestyle habits, exercise, and, of course, the health of your baby.One thing that may need to be given more thought is the prenatal you choose to take while on this journey. Not all prenatal vitamins are created equal. Choosing a supplement may seem overwhelming, but by looking for one that includes these ingredients, you’ll feel confident about the choice you’ve made.

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Lifestage: Pre Baby & Fertility

Lifestage: Pre Baby & Fertility

By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   When starting the pregnancy journey, diet is very important. Including nutrients that promote vibrant health as you pursue your fertility goals is one of, if not, the most vital steps you can take. Choosing a pre-prenatal supplement can be overwhelming—and not just for the moms-to-be but future-dads too When starting your pregnancy journey, look for supplements that include these ingredients: Methylfolate Your doctor may recommend a supplement with folic acid. But, to get a finished folate, the body can immediately use, look for methylfolate. It not only supports neurodevelopment for your future baby (1, 2, 3), including...

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Lifestage: Women 50+

Lifestage: Women 50+

By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   Living the second half of our lives in an ideal way is important and possible. As women, we often think about beauty regimens and our diet, but we often forget about the specific nutrients that we need to maintain vibrant health as we age. As our bodies change, our supplement needs change as well. Choosing a multivitamin that’s right for you and your lifestage can feel overwhelming or it may just be something you haven’t thought about. As a woman who is 50+, look for supplements that include these ingredients: Methylcobalamin During this lifestage, extra...

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