Article from USANA Australia website.
Maintaining optimal health during conception and pregnancy is vital for ensuring the health of your baby. And when it comes to your prenatal health plan, supplements can play an important role.
Why Do We Need Prenatal Supplements?
Becoming pregnant can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. It’s also a time of dramatic change – not just in your lifestyle but in your body’s nutritional needs as well. Pregnancy creates extra demands for certain vitamins and minerals such as folate, B vitamins, iron and iodine. And even a marginal nutritional gap can negatively impact your health and the baby’s development.
That’s why it’s important to eat a healthy and varied diet. But diet alone isn’t always enough. And let’s face it, sometimes you want to give in to that ice cream craving! Nutritional supplements can help fill any nutritional gaps and give your body and your baby the support they need.
Keys to Optimal PRENATAL HEALTH
1. Eat Well
Before and during pregnancy, it’s important to have a balanced diet that includes the right amount of healthy foods from the five food groups. Include plenty of vegetables and legumes, fruit, wholegrain carbohydrates, protein and dairy, and try to limit your sugar intake.
(Don’t go too crazy with that ice cream!)
Making sure you’re at a healthy weight is important too. A 2014 study in the British Medical Journal found that being in a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index) range by adopting a healthy diet and regular exercise, and not smoking, led to an 83% lower risk of gestational diabetes in
2. Get Active
Regular exercise should be on the todo list as well, both before and during pregnancy. It can protect you from high blood pressure, improve your circulation, boost your energy and help you sleep better.
Exercise also prepares and supports your body as it goes through huge changes. For example, yoga can help ease back pain, while swimming or pilates will strengthen your abdominal muscles.
3. Boost Your Nutrition
Taking nutritional supplements both before you conceive and during pregnancy can help fill nutritional gaps and ensure you and your baby get the vitamins and minerals you need for
For example, the American Journal of Epidemiology published a study that found women who took multivitamin supplements before conception halved their risk of preterm birth compared to those who took no vitamins.
For many of us, our standard diets are low in crucial nutrients. Because even a small nutritional deficiency can affect a pregnant woman’s health and the baby’s development, supplements are an important part of your prenatal health plan.
USANA Prenatal Supplements: PROTECT YOUR FUTURE FAMILY
Prenatal Vita-Antioxidant and Prenatal Core Minerals are comprehensive supplements for women and their developing babies. Unlike some prenatal supplements, which provide only minimal amounts of nutrients, USANA’s carefully formulated supplements provide pure, high-potency vitamins and minerals at potent levels. When taken together, these supplements give you balanced and comprehensive nutritional support for the health of your future family.
Prenatal Vita-Antioxidant provides essential vitamins to help support the healthy growth and development of the baby – before, during and after pregnancy. It also provides nutritional support to help mothers maintain their energy levels.
Prenatal Vita-Antioxidant is a high-potency supplement that contains essential vitamins including beta carotene (precursor of vitamin A), folic acid and B vitamins. Ensuring adequate folate (folic acid) may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with a spinal cord defect. B vitamins, which include thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, biotin and pantothenic acid, support energy metabolism and healthy organ development. Folic acid and B12 also support red blood cell formation, which is critical because a woman’s blood volume increases by nearly 50% during pregnancy.
Prenatal Core Minerals
Prenatal Core Minerals provides essential minerals and the nutrition women need to support the healthy growth of their baby and to help support their body after giving birth. It is a high-quality source of supplemental minerals and offers excellent potency.
When you are pregnant, your body requires additional minerals to support functions such as increased blood volume, thyroid hormone production, lactation and the development of the baby’s bones, teeth and muscles.
Prenatal Core Minerals is an excellent source of iron, iodine, magnesium, copper, calcium and zinc – minerals that play a vital role in ensuring healthy foetal development and a healthy pregnancy. It is also formulated with other minerals, such as selenium, chromium and
manganese, which may not be found in other prenatal supplements.
THE SCIENCE OF INCELLIGENCE®
What makes USANA’s prenatal supplements unique? Prenatal Vita-Antioxidant contains USANA’s InCelligence Complex: a blend of antioxidant nutrients that can help your cells protect themselves against oxidative stress which are not found in many other prenatal supplements.
These nutrients include Quercetin, Hespiridin, Rutin, Alpha-lipoic acid, Green tea extract, Meriva® Bioavailable Curcumin and USANA’s patented Olivol® olive-fruit extract.
USANA Prenatal Vita-Antioxidant with the Science of InCelligence and Prenatal Core Minerals are designed to support your body during conception and pregnancy, and help give your baby the very best start in life.
We’re so excited to welcome this precious new addition to our product line. And you don’t have to wait to experience it. USANA Prenatal CellSentials is already available now in USANA Australia approved website: