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EVERYDAY HEALTH FOR MOM AND BABY

Platinum Naturals’ Prenatal Line has been carefully formulated to support both mother and baby throughout the perinatal period – preconception, during pregnancy and following the birth of the baby.

Everyday health for mom and baby. The Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada suggests to start taking a prenatal supplement at least 3 months before becoming pregnant. And a daily multivitamin is also recommended for all women who are breastfeeding.1 Did you know that 40% of pregnancies in North America are unplanned? This is a good reason for all women who could become pregnant to consider taking a prenatal multivitamin daily. Prenatal Easymulti is a carefully formulated multivitamin that can help optimize health for both mother and baby.

Reduce the risk of neural tube defects. Folate and vitamin B12 are essential to the normal development of the spine, brain and skull of the fetus, especially during the first four weeks of pregnancy. This is a time when many women are not yet aware that they are pregnant. The recommended daily requirement of folate has recently been reduced to 400 mcg of folic acid every day to reduce the risk of neural tube defects.2-5

Bone Strength and Immunity. Vitamin D and calcium work synergistically together.1  Vitamin D helps the body use calcium to build and maintain strong bones and teeth. And vitamin D requires calcium to enhance immune function.6,7  It is recommended that all women in the perinatal period supplement their dietary intake of calcium and Vitamin D by taking a prenatal calcium supplement.1  Platinum Naturals’ Prenatal EasyCal Calcium contains 500 mg of calcium and 200 IU of Vitamin D3 to supplement mom’s daily dietary intake of calcium and to complement the Vitamin D3 (600 IU) in Prenatal Easymulti.  Prenatal Easymulti and Prenatal EasyCal Calcium are formulated to provide the perfect foundation for a healthy pregnancy when taken together.

Blood Building. Almost two-thirds of the body’s iron is found in hemoglobin. Hemoglobin, found in red blood cells, transports and delivers oxygen to tissues. The mother’s need for iron increases tremendously during pregnancy because of the increase in red blood cell mass during the second and third trimesters. In the third trimester of pregnancy, the fetus begins to build its own iron stores, preparing for the first six months of life.8  Most pregnant women have trouble getting the iron they need through diet alone.  During pregnancy women should take a daily supplement containing 16 to 20 mg of elemental iron. Both Easymulti Prenatal (15mg) and Prenatal EasyIron Extra Gentle (9 mg) contain iron (II) bisglycinate. Recent clinical studies have shown that iron (II) bisglycinate has superior bioavailability and is absorbed 4.5x better than other forms of iron. Iron (II) bisglycinate is also well tolerated with a negligible incidence of stomach upset and constipation.

Morning Sickness.  Morning sickness is common during pregnancy. In fact, it affects 70-85% of pregnant women. It is difficult to prevent but it can be managed.  Clinical trials have demonstrated that ginger is effective at treating morning sickness during all stages of pregnancy with no side effects reported for either the mother or the baby. Vitamin B6 is also effective for controlling morning sickness and has been used as a treatment during pregnancy for over 60 years. Prenatal Anti-Nausea combines ginger extract and vitamin B6 with ginger oil for effective and soothing nausea relief.

Omega-3 fatty acids are incredibly beneficial for both mother and baby. Omega-3’s are essential fatty acids are critical building blocks for the baby’s developing brain and retina.  They may also play a role in determining the length of gestation and in preventing perinatal depression.  The most biologically active forms of omega-3 fatty acids are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).  Prenatal Easymulti and Prenatal EasyCal Calcium both contain high-quality EPA and DHA. Women who would like additional omega-3 can also supplement with Prenatal Omega 3 DHA.10

All of the high quality ingredients found in Platinum Naturals Prenatal Line are suspended in healthy omega oils in a softgel, using our proprietary Omega Suspension TechnologyTM (OST®).  OST optimizes the delivery of vitamins and minerals your body needs far more effectively than either capsules or tablets.  Studies have shown that oil easily passes through cell membranes, helping your body absorb the nutrient more efficiently. Platinum Naturals creates natural products using Omega Suspension Technology for better absorption and results you can feel.

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References
  1. Health Canada: Prenatal Nutrition Guidelines for Health Professionals:  Background on Canada’s Food Guide. (2009) 9 p. Available from http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/alt_formats/hpfb-dgpsa/pdf/pubs/guide-prenatal-eng.pdf
  1. Health Canada: Prenatal Nutrition Guidelines for Health Professionals:  Folate  (2009)  10 p. Available from: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/alt_formats/hpfb-dgpsa/pdf/pubs/folate-eng.pdf
  1. Allen, L.H. (2009) How common is vitamin B-12 deficiency? Am J Clin Nutr 89 (supp): 693S-696S.
  1. Molloy, A.M., Peadar, P.N., Troendle, J.F., Burke, H., Sutton, Brody, L.C., Scott, J. and Mills, J.L. (2009) Maternal vitamin B2 status and risk of neural tube defects in a population with high neural tube defect prevalence and no folic acid fortification. Pediatrics 123(3):  917-923.
  1. Antony, A.C., (2007) In utero physiology: role of folic acid in nutrient delivery and fetal development.  Am J Clin Nutr 85 (suppl):  j598S-603S.
  1. Cantorna M.T. (2004) Vitamin D status, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and the immune system. Am J Clin Nutr 80 (suppl): 1717S-1720S.
  1. Lang, P.O. and Samaras, D. (2012) Aging adults and seasonal influenza: does the vitamin D status (H)arm the body?  J Aging Res  Article ID 806198
  1. Fernandez-Ballart, J. (2000) Iron metabolism during pregnancy. Clin Drug Invest 19 (supp): 9-19.
  1. Health Canada: Prenatal Nutrition Guidelines for Health Professionals:    (2009) 10 p. Available from:  http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/alt_formats/hpfb-dgpsa/pdf/pubs/iron-fer-eng.pdf
  1. Coletta, J.M., Bell, S.J. and Roman, A.S. (2010) Omega-3 fatty acids and pregnancy. Rev Obstet Gynecol 3(4): 163-171.