MegaFood | April 2020
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to supplementation, and that is especially true during pregnancy. Not only do your nutritional needs change dramatically, but you may be struggling with appetite loss and nausea, making the thought of taking your vitamins not at all appealing.
With that in mind, we’ve curated a lineup of prenatal and postnatal vitamins plus nausea support supplements made with real food and added nutrients designed to help nourish you and your baby, but soothe your tummy upset.* And while each of these products is designed to meet unique needs, they have a lot in common, especially when it comes to their quality, safety, and purity.
Meet Our Baby & Me™ Family
All of our prenatal and postnatal products are tested not only for over 125 different herbicides and pesticides (including glyphosate), but a host of heavy metals (lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury) and contaminants (yeasts, molds, e. Coli, and more). What’s more, they are all vegetarian, gluten, dairy, and soy-free.
A prenatal vitamin with real food and added key nutrients is your first supplement go-to when you find out you’re pregnant. Not only does a foundational prenatal support your health and well-being throughout pregnancy, it supports the changing nutritional needs of your developing baby, including with key nutrients such as folate and choline.* And, MegaFood multis can even be taken any time of day with or without food.
“This product gave me assurance that both me and my babies were getting healthy nutrients every day. Thank you MegaFood!” - Carolyn V.
The next step is to find the right prenatal vitamin for you! We offer two options to ensure you find a formula and serving size that works for you.
- Baby & Me 2™ - two tablets a day with the active forms of folate and B12, plus choline!
- Baby & Me™ - 4 tablets a day with added botanicals to offer herbal support throughout pregnancy.
A Morning Sickness Solution
Prenatal vitamins are a great first step, but they can’t do it all! In fact, if you’re struggling with morning sickness, you might not be able to stomach your prenatal at all. Not to worry, however, as we’ve combined the nausea-fighting power of ginger with vitamin B6, for those struggling with morning sickness.* Our Morning Sickness Nausea Relief* Soft Chews are doctor-formulated by Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., and are a tasty and convenient way to tackle nausea.*
Each chew has 2 grams of sugar, contains no added colors or artificial flavors, is gelatin-free and vegetarian, tested gluten-free, and features organic ginger from our trusted farm partners. Just pop a chew when you’re feeling nauseous, and let the ginger and vitamin B6 do the rest.*
Don’t Forget Digestion
Probiotics are best known for their role in supporting healthy digestive and immune systems,* and this is no different during pregnancy (a time when you might need that support most!). In fact, evidence shows that when mom supplements with probiotics, baby benefits!Footnote 1
With that in mind, we crafted MegaFlora® Probiotic for Baby & Me with a broad spectrum of our blend of 14 unique strains of 20 billion probiotics plus 10 billion CFUs of HN001 to support baby. FoodState® Ginger is also included to soothe upset tummies and support healthy digestive function* -a MUST during pregnancy! You’ll also notice prebiotics foods in there, which are added to promote the health and wellbeing of pregnant and breastfeeding women.*
Other Supplement Considerations
Another common nutritional concern during pregnancy is low iron. In fact, during pregnancy, a woman's blood volume can double, leading to an increased need in iron intake. It’s best to work with your healthcare practitioner here to determine if your iron levels are adequate, and if not, consider a gentle-on-the-stomach, clinically studied iron supplement like our Blood Builder®, made with real food and added nutrients. Blood Builder was shown in an 8-week clinical trial to increase iron levels in individuals with low iron without causing nausea or constipation, and delivers a gentle and effective 26 mg of FoodState® Iron per serving.*Footnote † It was also shown to combat fatigue and improve energy levels,* and who doesn’t need more of that!
Whatever your nutritional needs during pregnancy and beyond, the MegaFood Baby & Me™ family has you covered with a range of prenatal formulas crafted with you in mind! So congratulations on this wonderful moment in your life and enjoy knowing MegaFood has you and your baby covered. We pair vitamins and minerals with real food because we believe your body recognizes real food. Interested in our process and obsession with quality? Learn more about certifications here.
1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/30430649/#fft ††D'Adamo, C., Berman, B., Chen, K., & Novick, J. (2016). Effects of a commercially-available, low-dose iron supplement (Blood Builder®) on markers of iron status among premenopausal and nonanemic iron-deficient women. (Manuscript submitted for publication.)