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Now Foods Prenatal Gels + DHA is a richly composed dietary supplement created especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women. It perfectly complements the daily diet with a complex of the most important vitamins and microelements. Thanks to its unique formula, it helps to cover the daily demand for ingredients necessary for the proper development of the child, both during and after pregnancy.
A lot of elements are needed for proper child development. Their appropriate supply may prevent the occurrence of congenital defects in the fetus, support the functioning of the immune system and also stimulate the development of the skeleton. Breastfeeding women must also ensure the appropriate daily supply of essential nutrients because they are further used to produce wholesome food for the child, which facilitates its balanced development.
The supplement contains all the necessary ingredients in thoroughly tested, highly bioavailable forms, which ensures their maximum effect on the mother’s and child’s body.
A balanced complex of vitamins
The composition of the supplement is based on vitamins which are essential for fetal development and proper functioning of the mother's body. It contains fat-soluble vitamins – A, D, E, K as well as water-soluble vitamins – vitamin C and a complex of B vitamins (including folic acid). Such the composition allows for maintaining systemic homeostasis, as well as covering more than 100% of the daily demand for these important compounds. They are necessary for the occurrence of many biochemical processes crucial for maintaining health and proper growth.
Folic acid is a particularly important compound in the daily supplementation of pregnant women because it affects the normal neural tube development in the fetus. The effects of deficiency of this important vitamin may lead to nervous system malformations and hypoplasia of the placenta, which may further cause problems with pregnancy and the birth of a healthy child.
Replenishing vitamin deficiencies is very important at every stage of family planning – from getting pregnant through carrying the pregnancy to term until delivery. This is because the mother's vitamin deficiencies may result in problems with the proper development of the nervous, bone or blood system of the child. Also, note that the body's demand for vitamins during pregnancy and breastfeeding increases.
Carefully selected minerals with high bioavailability
The manufacturer has also enriched the supplement with all the essential minerals important in the daily diet. Next to the more common elements, such as calcium, iron, iodine, magnesium, zinc, and potassium, the supplement also contains elements that rarely can be found in products of this type, i.e., manganese, copper, chromium, and molybdenum. Just like vitamins, they are an essential element of a daily diet. They affect the course of many metabolic processes occurring in the human body, e.g., they regulate the growth and proliferation of cells, facilitate the maintenance of water-electrolyte homeostasis, and also fulfill building functions, being part of teeth, bones, and skin.
The vast majority of minerals present in this product occur
in the form of highly bioavailable, patented chelates (TRAACS®). As a result, their speed of action on target cells is maximized, whereas the risk of overdose becomes reduced.
The iron contained in this supplement is characterized by very high bioavailability. The element is an essential component of hemoglobin, and its deficiency leads to serious anemia. Anemia due to iron deficiency is a relatively common problem among pregnant women . This is related to, among others, the increased demand for this element in this period. Iron deficiency may have a negative effect on fetal development, especially within the immune and nervous system.
Addition of complementary substances
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) belongs to the group of polyunsaturated fatty acids omega-3. Due to the fact that it cannot be synthesized in the human body, it must be supplied with food to avoid deficiencies. The natural source of DHA are sea algae and fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel. DHA has a number of positive effects on the body – it lowers the concentration of triacylglycerols in the blood, which contributes to the reduction of the risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. In addition, DHA deficiency may correlate with an increased risk of ADHD, hypertension or immune system diseases.
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is also a polyunsaturated fatty acid from the omega-3 group. It is a substrate in the synthesis of DHA, so in periods of its deficiency, EPA can be easily transformed into it. The role of EPA is, among others, transferring information between nerve fibers, which directly affects the knowledge acquisition and concentration.
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), obtained from borage seed oil, belongs to unsaturated fatty acids from the omega-6 group. GLA affects the proper functioning of endocrine glands and also promotes the proper functioning of the immune system. GLA administered via the mother's food may also reduce the child's tendency to allergy.
The choline present in the supplement is characterized by extremely high bioavailability, because, as a tartrate, it is better transferred to the plasma, which helps to maintain its concentration at a high level. Choline shows a positive effect on the nervous system because it is a precursor to acetylcholine – the main neurotransmitter of the cholinergic system. Thanks to this, choline supports concentration, facilitates memorizing and improves the cognitive functions of the brain. It also affects the fetus. Research shows that choline supplementation may reduce the risk of congenital nervous system malformations.
Inositol is a compound that plays an important role in hormone economy. It supports the synthesis of thyroid hormones (thyrotropin) and stimulates the secretion of growth hormone. Moreover, it regulates blood sugar levels by eliminating hyperinsulinemia present in diseases such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Lutein obtained from marigold flowers is a compound that affects the proper development of the child's eyeball. Owed to its antioxidative effect, it protects the retina against the harmful effects of free radicals.
In conclusion, Now Foods Prenatal Gels + DHA is a perfectly balanced, modern dietary supplement recommended to women involved in the process of family planning. It can be recommended not only to pregnant and nursing women but also to those trying for a child to compensate for nutrient deficiencies. The formulation is based
on modern forms of vitamins and minerals, such as chelates, which significantly increases their bioavailability and speed of action.
It is important that the meal during which the capsules will be eaten contains the right amount of fat and water. This will ensure an appropriate environment for the ingredients of the supplement, which in turn will help to maximize their bioavailability and absorption rate. The supplement is an additional support of the daily diet with essential ingredients such as vitamins and microelements.
Now Foods is a company with years of experience in the industry that offers a wide range of nutrients and dietary supplements. Brand is known for its high-quality products designed for hair and nails and supplements supporting the immune system. The offer includes the antioxidant supplements, antibacterial supplements, reducing appetite supplements, products supporting the reduction of body fat and improving digestion. All products are made from natural ingredients.
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|per portion (3 softgels)||amount||%DV|
|Calories from fat||15|
|Total fat||1,5 g||**|
|Vitamin A (100% as Beta-Carotene)||5,000 IU||63%|
|Vitamin C (from Calcium Ascorbate)||120 mg||200%|
|Vitamin D-3 (as Cholecalciferol)||400 IU||100%|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate)||100 IU||333%|
|Vitamin K (as Menaquinone K2 and Phytonadione K1)||35 mcg||**|
|Thiamin (Vitamin B-1) (from Thiamin HCl)||5 mg||294%|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)||5 mg||250%|
|Niacin (Vitamin B-3) (as Niacinamide)||13 mg||65%|
|Vitamin B6 (from Pyridoxine HCl)||10 mg||400%|
|Folate (as Folic Acid)||800 mcg||100%|
|Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)||500 mcg||6250%|
|Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) (from Calcium Pantothenate)||20 mg||200%|
|Calcium [from Calcium Carbonate (Aquamin® Seasweed Derived Minerals), Calcium Citrate and Calcium Ascorbate]||400 mg||31%|
|Iron (from Ferrochel® Iron Bisglycinate)||27 mg||150%|
|Iodine (from Potassium Iodide)||150 mcg||100%|
|Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide, Aquamin® Seaweed Derived Minerals and Magnesium Citrate)||200 mg||44%|
|Zinc (from Zinc Bisglycinate) (TRAACS®)||15 mg||100%|
|Selenium (from Selenium Glycinate Complex) (Albion®)||70 mcg||**|
|Copper (from Copper Bisglycinate) (TRAACS®)||2 mg||100%|
|Manganese (from Manganese Bisglycinate) (TRAACS®)||2 mg||**|
|Chromium (from Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate) (TRAACS®)||120 mcg||**|
|Molybdenum (from Molybdenum Glicynate) (TRAACS®)||75 mcg||**|
|Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)||25 mg||**|
|Fish Oil Concentrate||650 mg||**|
|DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)||250 mg||**|
|EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)||90 mg||**|
|Borage Seed Oil||125 mg||**|
|GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)||25 mg||**|
|Choline (from Choline Bitartrate)||10 mg||**|
|Lutein (from Marigold Flowers)||500 mcg||**|
|Lycopene (from Natural Tomato Extract)||350 mcg||**|
Softgel Capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water, carob), Rice Bran Oil, Beeswax, Soy Lecithin and Natural Lemon Oil.
Contains fish (tuna, anchovies) and soy.
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, milk, egg, shellfish or nuts. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
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