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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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Probiotics & Pregnancy

Probiotics & Pregnancy

Why you should consider taking a probiotic supplement during pregnancy. Learn the benefits of probiotics for a healthy gut-brain connection and more.

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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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What is the Best Prenatal DHA for Vegans?

What is the Best Prenatal DHA for Vegans?

What are the best vegan DHA supplements? Can I get DHA from my vegan diet? Why is DHA important during pregnancy? No Fish, No Fish Vegan Prenatal DHA

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Prenatal DHA and Why It’s Critical

Prenatal DHA and Why It’s Critical

How much DHA should I take during pregnancy? Why take a separate DHA from your prenatal vitamins. What is the best prenatal DHA? Vegan, omega 3, choline.

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Probiotics: The Gut-Brain Connection

Probiotics: The Gut-Brain Connection

By Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   In this article: The Science Behind the Gut-Brain ConnectionThe Benefits of Probiotics Probiotics for Brain HealthProbiotics for Better MoodProbiotics and Pregnancy   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....

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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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