Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
When pregnant or breastfeeding, the body requires many additional nutrients to support foetal development and a baby's growth. The health of the mother as well as child are dependent on the sufficient supply of a range of micronutrients.
Folic acid (folate) is perhaps the most important vitamin to supplement when pregnant or breastfeeding because a folic acid deficiency can negatively impact growth. Those pursuing a predominantly plant-based diet should consider additionally supplementing with vitamin B12 or a B complex.
Vitamin D plays an important role in many bodily processes as a hormone. Vitamin D is passed to the child via breastmilk to meet the child's vitamin D needs during the first few months of life. Specifically supplementing this vitamin can help ensure that breastmilk contains sufficient quantities of vitamin D.
There may be an increased need for trace elements such as iodine and iron during pregnancy and breastfeeding. We offer purely plant-based active ingredients: iodine from organic kelp algae and potassium iodide, and highly bioavailable iron from curry leaf extract.
Calcium is the chief mineral component of bones and teeth. During pregnancy, this mineral is especially important to support foetal growth. A sufficient supply of calcium can form the foundation of nutritional well-being for a lifetime. We offer highly bioavailable, natural calcium carbonate from Lithothamnion algae with 400mg elemental calcium per capsule, as well as natural calcium from sustainably sourced Sango coral, which has a bioidentical ratio of 2:1 calcium to magnesium.