Supplements During Pregnancy

Are there any special vitamins that I need to take?

The supplement industry would love for us to believe that there is one formula for hair and nails, another for kidney dialysis, and a special one for pregnancy. Vitamin marketing is a bit like cola marketing, it’s the same cola that they have been selling you for ages, but they package it in different styles, bottles and sizes so that you feel that the one in your hand is really cool, yo! The difference, I must admit, is that while any cola of any size or packaging will take away nutrient assimilation from the food, the vitamins will only add to it.

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The vitamins you need are the exact same that are required for the good health of women during the reproductive age—Vit D, calcium, iron, Vit B, with emphasis on folic acid (B9) and B12. If you have the budget for it, taking that special packaging wala vitamin is not gonna hurt, but if you are already a regular supplement user, then simply continue with your existing ones.

And you must remember that a supplement is just that, a supplement, not a replacement to eating right, exercising, sleeping on time and generally having a positive attitude towards life.

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Nutrition during pregnancy presentation

Nutrition during pregnancy presentation

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