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Mama Bird Prenatal Line 2020

Mama Bird Prenatal Line 2020

Mama Bird Prenatal Line 2020 By Shannan Garrison   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...

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Lifestage: Postnatal

Lifestage: Postnatal

Lifestage: Postnatal By Shannan Garrison   Prenatals? You were on top of those. But, postnatals? 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 for...

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How Food Affects Your Brain

How Food Affects Your Brain

How Food Affects Your Brain By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   When it comes to your brain health, eating the right foods, and avoiding the wrong ones should be a top priority. The right foods provide energy, optimize your physical health, and improve your body’s metabolism. Eating a diet rich in healthy fats, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other key nutrients is crucial for optimizing your brain health. These foods can positively affect your brain health and mood. There’s also a powerful connection between the gut and the brain. The network of neurons lining our guts is so extensive, some scientists call it the “second...

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Advantages of Iron

Advantages of Iron

Advantages of Iron By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   Iron attaches to red blood cells and brings oxygen to the body and the brain. Without it, the brain doesn’t get enough oxygen to make energy.  Proper iron levels play an important role in  red blood cell production, boosting energy, and supporting attention span.  Iron deficiency rates are highest for young women, infants, and children under the age of two years old.   Common Symptoms of Iron Deficiency Fast or irregular heartbeat Brittle nails Headaches Poor concentration Weakened immune system Leaky gut or IBS   Advantages of Iron Red blood cell production...

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Multitasking and the brain

Multitasking and the brain

Multitasking and the brain By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   Multitasking is problematic and brain-damaging. As parents and members of our modern society, it is sometimes necessary. But for your brain’s sake, it should be used only when absolutely needed. Let’s explore what you can do to heal the damage multitasking does to your brain. Having our brain constantly shift gears, pumps up stress and tires us out, leaving us feeling mentally exhausted. Working on a single task means both sides of your prefrontal cortex are working together in harmony. Adding another task forces the left and right sides of the brain to work independently. Scientists...

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Lifestage: Women 50+

Lifestage: Women 50+

Lifestage: Women 50+ By Shannan Garrison   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,...

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Lifestage: Women

Lifestage: Women

Lifestage: Women By Shannan Garrison   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.  You may know the obvious things you need, but there are important nuances to look for when choosing your daily supplements. Beyond the expected, look for options that include these necessary ingredients:  Methylfolate Folate supports your energy production (1, 2), brain’s processing speed (3), and memory (4). And...

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