Basic Prenatal Support For Before and After Pregnancy
Basic Prenatal from Thorne Research is a complete dietary supplement for pregnant and lactating women.
Basic Prenatal, which may also be taken by nursing mothers, contains
- Highly bioavailable nutrients to reduce the risk of stomach upset
- Iron and the bioactive form of folate
- The active forms of folic acid
- Iron picolinate, which is easy on the stomach and non-constipating
Multiple vitamin supplementation before becoming pregnant, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding may support a healthy baby and benefit the mother through labor, delivery, breastfeeding, and postpartum.
Basic Prenatal has been specially formulated to take account of the health and nutrition of the mother and child during pregnancy.
For the mother, the overall nutritional and caloric requirements greatly increase during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
However, particularly when nausea strikes during the first trimester, expectant mothers cannot always obtain the needed calories and nutrients.
Pregnant women who suffer from morning sickness might also benefit from a good prenatal multiple vitamin containing Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin K.
And all women of childbearing age are recommended to take folic acid supplements. Folate levels, which can protect against brain or spinal cord defects in newborns, are most important during the first trimester, when women may not even realize they are pregnant.
The need for other nutrients, such as iron, increases dramatically during pregnancy and is not always compensated for by diet alone.
Basic Prenatal also avoids using high levels of nutrients known to cause stomach upset in pregnant women.
Instead, these nutrients are included in their most active or absorbable forms for superior utilization: vitamins B6, B2, B12, and calcium, as well as the active forms of folic acids - L-5-MTHF and folinic acid.