WHY IS SUPPLEMENTATION ESSENTIAL DURING PREGNANCY?
While you are pregnant you are in a deficit of your minerals and vitamins because most of them you will transfer to your baby and if you are deficient then your and your baby health is not optimum at all, far from it.
Because giving birth is so physically demanding, it also nutritionally demanding and your stores of vitamins and minerals will have been fully called upon.
All your vitamins and minerals will be stored in the placenta so if placenta stew doesn’t appeal to you, then multivitamin and mineral supplements need to be present in your diet.
Supplementation is especially important during pregnancy as your nutrients needs are even greater than usual – your requirements for folate (folic acid) and other B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, zinc, and magnesium, for example, increase by 30 to 100 percent.