GNC Prenatal Formula with Iron
-Nutritional support for mother and baby.
-1000mcg of essential folic acid for the mother and her developing baby.
-600mg of calcium for bone strength.
-400 IU of Vitamin D-3 to improve calcium absorption.
Pregnancy is a special time in a woman's life. Not only do you need to meet your individual nutritional needs, but you also need to meet those of your developing baby. Maternal nutrition before and during pregnancy affects both the mother's well-being and the child's growth. As the baby develops through the early stages of life, its nutritional needs will also increase. A balanced diet focusing extra attention on nutrients such as calcium, iron and folic acid is recommended. After delivery, an adequate diet is needed to support nursing and to replace depleted nutrient stores; GNC Prenatal Formula is a multivitamin that provides you and your baby with supplemental levels of essential nutrients.
Provides balanced nutrition with an emphasis on antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to complement a healthy diet.
Provides 1000mcg of folic acid - The first few weeks of pregnancy are critical as this is when the baby's organs are forming. Adequate intake of folic acid in a healthy diet before and in early pregnancy may reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and spinal cord. Necessary for cell growth and DNA formation.
Calcium and bone health
With 600mg of bone-strengthening calcium and 400IU of vitamin D-3 to enhance calcium absorption. Additional calcium during pregnancy is vital, particularly during the third trimester when the fetus's bones begin to calcify. If a mother's calcium level drops, the calcium needed for the baby's formation can be pulled from her bones and as a result there will be loss of bone density.
Necessary to support the needs of the placenta, fetus and a mother's blood volume.
As a dietary supplement, take two (2) capsules daily with food.