An essential mineral required for the proper function of many of the body’s processes including muscle contraction, nerve conduction and regular heart rhythm. Calcium helps to build healthy teeth and bones for your growing baby and can help reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy.
A fat soluble vitamin, Vitamin K is essential in blood-clotting, adequate amounts of Vitamin K during pregnancy help to prevent excessive bleeding after birth.
During pregnancy your Iron requirements rapidly increase as your body creates a greater volume of blood to support your growing baby. Iron is an essential mineral that not only facilitates oxygen transportation and storage it also supports healthy immune function.
The second most abundant inorganic element in the body, Phosphorus is an important part of DNA and RNA. Phosphorus is essential in combination with Magnesium and Vitamin D to create healthy bones for your growing baby.
Adequate Zinc during pregnancy supports your babies developing neurological system, the formation and maturation of healthy reproductive organs and works to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Zinc is crucial in the growth and development of new tissues, healthy immune response and wound healing.
Known most widely for it’s importance in retina function, Vitamin A is a key component in developing and maintaining healthy vision for both mums and bubs. Vitamin A is also needed for normal immune system function.
Mineral element Manganese is needed for a variety of physiological processes, it is essential in bone and cartilage development for your baby and wound healing.
Magnesium helps your baby to build healthy teeth and bones. Magnesium is important in many biological reactions and is essential for muscle relaxation, protein synthesis and the healthy functioning of the nervous system. Leg and muscle cramping during pregnancy can be a sign of magnesium deficiency.
As well as having specific individual roles, B vitamins are integral in energy production in the body, helping during pregnancy to metabolise carbohydrates, gaining energy from food, assisting brain development and neurological function for your growing baby.
Fatty acids are essential for normal physiological functioning. Fatty acids are a component of cell membranes and assist smooth neurological signalling ensuring healthy nerve conduction for your baby.