Today I wanted to provide you all with a quick look at the products I’m currently using as a part of my prenatal supplement stack!
I’m still in the process of building my stack and have much more to add to it, such as a probiotic and a collagen supplement, but this is what I have thus far…
mykind Organics Prenatal Once Daily Tablets by Garden of Life
I chose this product as my prenatal multivitamin since it’s full-spectrum and derived from certified organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
I wanted to go with a whole-food option over some of the other more popular brands since some nutrients taken in synthetic form can be highly toxic if taken in too large quantities. (Think vitamin A and folic acid – always best to get these in natural form!) I also wanted a product that contained a generous portion of folate, B vitamins, and nutrients that are essential for thyroid function, such as iodine and selenium.
One of the few drawbacks to this product is that it does not contain choline since it’s a vegan product and is free of synthetic vitamins, however, I eat eggs and organ meats on a regular basis to help achieve my daily choline requirements. Another slight drawback to this product is that it contains somewhat low dosages of certain nutrients that are required in higher dosages for pregnancy, such as vitamin D, but I use my multi more as an insurance policy rather than my sole source for key nutrients – diet is always #1!
I have to say that this is the first multivitamin I’ve ever taken that hasn’t given me heartburn and I love its natural taste!
Concentrated Cod Liver Oil by Nordic Naturals
In addition to my prenatal multivitamin, I’m also taking a wild-caught, omega 3 supplement.
I chose Concentrated Cod Liver Oil by Nordic Naturals since it contains the highest concentration of DHA and EPA that I’ve come across thus far. I decided to take this product in liquid form since each serving offers twice as much total omega 3 fats as compared to the capsule version.
DHA is a must-have for fetal brain development as well as cognitive function in mothers and EPA is crucial for combating inflammation. I’ve had terrible experiences in the past with using other fish or krill oil supplements in respect to digestion but this omega 3 supplement is soooo easy to take and I only have to use 1 tsp for my daily serving!
Also, you can barely taste the cod as the lemon flavor masks any sort of fishy aftertaste.
Are you taking any vitamins, minerals, or supplements to support prenatal or postnatal health? If so, feel free to share the products you’re using by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by commenting below! 🙂