Vitanica's unique prenatal and postnatal supplement utilizes the highest quality nutrients in a blend of vitamins, minerals, and herbs that can be used when anticipating pregnancy, during pregnancy, for several months following childbirth and during breast-feeding. Vitanica's vitamins and minerals are in the most bioavailable and digestible form that do not risk additional prenatal nausea and vomiting. Other ingredients have been used to avoid any toxicity such as carotenoids and a dose of vitamin A well below the toxicity level. It is important to note that Vitanica did not use just beta-carotene (a synthetic compound in most nutritional supplements), but used the complete complement of mixed carotenes and use them in their natural forms. Vitanica also used a higher amount of folic acid than most prenatal supplements in order to have an optimal effect on preventing birth defects. Vitanica's herbal selections are based on the best traditional knowledge and experience of herbalists and midwives. In addition, the scientific understanding of their role in the pregnant or lactating woman affirms a safe and optimal pregnancy
Ingredients per 6 capsules: Vit. A (Betatene (r), natural mixed carotenoids) 10,200 iu Vit. D2(ergocalciferol) 390 iu Vit. E ( d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 390 iu Vit. C (calcium ascorbate, buffered) 510 mg Thiamin (Vit. B1, thiamin HCL) 24 mg Riboflavin (Vit. B2, Riboflavin -5- phosphate) 24 mg Vit. B6 (pyridoxine HCL) 48 mg Vit. B3 (inositol hexaniacinate) 24 mg Pantothenic Acid (Vit. B5, d-Cal Panthenate) 48 mg Folate (folic acid) 780 mcg Vit. B12 (cyanocobalamin) 100 mcg Biotin 300 mcg Vit. K (phylloquinone) 150 mcg Calcium (citrate - malate) 510 mg Magnesium (citrate - malate) 255 mg Iron (aspartate, ferrous succinate, ferrous fumarate) 27 mg Zinc (picolinate) 30 mg Manganese (citrate) 5 mg Selenium (selenomethionine) 65 mcg Chromium (polynicotinate) 150 mcg Copper (gluconate) 1.5 mg Iodine (kelp) 150 mcg Boron (boron chelates) 3 mg Ginger root 50 mg Red raspberry leaves 20 mg Nettles leaf 20 mg Partridge berry 20 mg Lemon balm 20 mg Oat straw 12 mg Dandelion root 12 mg
All of the herbs in Maternal Symmetry are safe to use in pregnancy. Partridge berry is one of the best uterine tonics for pregnancy; Ginger for nausea; Raspberry leaf for muscle and uterine tone and to prevent hemorrhage; Nettles nourish, prevent anemia and decrease the potential of hemorrhage at the time of birth; Lemon balm reduces tension and promotes digestion; Oatstraw relaxes the nerves preventing insomnia and cramping; Dandelion root relieves nausea and indigestion and helps to regulate blood sugar and blood pressure.
Key Clinical Concepts: Preparing for pregnancy, during pregnancy, during nursing, for the first 6 months after pregnancy even if not nursing.
Contraindications and Cautions: None
Naturopathic Principles: Proper nutritional habits that assure the entire essential nutrients and adequate calories. Utilize whole foods and natural foods emphasizing a well balanced diet of complex carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. Adequate rest, regular exercise including special pregnancy exercises; support of family and friends. Seek good prenatal health care and the advice from a qualified prenatal health care provider.
Complementary Products: Ginger Extract Plus, Iron Extra