There are a number of vitamin supplements that can support our health, and this is even more important during pregnancy. But how do we know if the utilization is really good?
In the subject dr. Géza Angyal Chief obstetrician-gynecologist, ratkotunde.hu expert is here to help.
We now know that, due to environmental effects, the replacement of vitamins, minerals and trace elements by pregnant women with food alone is mostly not possible. We also know that an adequate supply of nutrients is important for the healthy development of the fetus and the health of the expectant mother, and that the intakes are properly utilized.
Recovery is a complex process
When we introduce a substance into the body, say vitamin D, the substance is absorbed by the body. However, this is not so easy. In order for an organism to be able to utilize a given substance, it must bring it into a biologically active form and then convert it to the appropriate form, depending on where and how it is needed, which is certainly an energy-intensive process, no matter what form we encounter.
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Staying with the example: today, every vitamin D preparation contains so-called vitamin D3 and not vitamin D2 like a few years ago. This is due to significantly better utilization, which tilts the tongue of the scales to the side of vitamin D3.
How do I know?
“Whether a pregnant woman is taking a pregnancy vitamin is mostly out of the question today, with the vast majority of professionals recommending taking such preparations. But as with all vitamin preparations, here too attention must be paid to the forms of bonding, i.e. the proper utilization. If the substances are present in an organic, biologically active binding form in a preparation, the recovery is also better. ” – says dr. Géza Angyal, is an expert at ratkotunde.hu. However, it is not necessary to use these materials in the manufacture, as there is no requirement to do so, and it is true that the use of materials with such a bond is more complicated and expensive.
How do we know that a composition contains the necessary substances in biologically active bonding forms? Unfortunately, this information is often not available on the product packaging or on the manufacturer’s website. But fortunately, this is not always the case. In many cases, the packaging, typically in small print, also indicates the binding forms of the substances in the composition. In this case, it is worth looking for the forms of -citrate and -gluconate (eg zinc citrate, iron gluconate).
Recovery and maternity
Surely there are many things on the altar of utilization, even outside of organic bonds. Such is the complexity that often disappears. When a composition contains a complex of nutrients, it has the advantage that each substance can aid in the utilization of others. Such a relationship exists, for example, between vitamins E and A, between iron and vitamin C, or even between zinc and copper.
The possibilities of utilization are true for all vitamin preparations, be it a pregnancy vitamin, a female vitamin, a male vitamin or a preparation intended for children. However, pregnancy is a special circumstance with special needs!
In addition to the fact that the need for nutrients increases during pregnancy, it must also be taken into account that the body does not always need the same substances and does not need the same distribution. Pregnancy consists of three trimesters, three stages of development with different needs. Accordingly, among pregnant preparations, care should be taken to provide these particular three trimesters as perfectly as possible with nutrients, vitamins, trace elements and minerals.
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