At a Glance
- A complete blend of doctor-recommended vitamins, minerals and trace elements to support optimum health of both mother and child
- Provides the essential building blocks for expectant and breastfeeding mothers, including omega-3 fatty acids
- Chronobiological formula ensures delivery of the proper nutrients at the right time of day
Pregnancy and breastfeeding are deeply rewarding phases of a woman’s life – but are also times when great challenges are imposed on both mother and baby. An environment of love, peace and security is essential for the mother’s mental health, and on a physical level, getting plenty of rest and fulfilling the body’s increased need for certain vitamins, minerals and important trace elements is vitally important.
As science advances, we learn more and more about the crucial role nutrition plays in fetal development. In a nutshell, getting the right nutrients while pregnant is the key to a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Although eating a balanced diet is the best way to get the necessary nutrients, it’s easy to fall short on key vitamins and minerals without supplementing with a daily prenatal supplement.
Pregnachron® provides a balanced combination of the most important vitamins, minerals and essential trace elements which are required in higher amounts by both mother and child during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Pregnachron® provides the crucial vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed to help prevent deficiencies during pregnancy and breastfeeding and ensure optimal health of both mother and baby. Because the need for certain nutrients increases during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is easier to become deficient during these times, posing a danger to the healthy development of the embryo.
Pregnachron® contains scientifically validated ingredients, specifically adjusted to meet the special requirements of expectant and breastfeeding women:
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, protects the body’s tissues and cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals, a risk that increases in times of increased metabolic activity, such as pregnancy. Vitamin C also helps your body absorb iron, which supports the baby’s growth and development. A deficiency in vitamin C may also hinder your newborn’s mental development.
Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate), or tocopherol, is a fat-soluble substance most often found in cell membranes that helps protect the body from oxidative stress while also working to eliminate existing oxidative damage. Vitamin E may also help protect against complications in pregnancy.
Carotenoids lutein, lycopene and beta-carotene are natural plant pigments that act as fat-soluble free radical scavengers in the body. These potent plant substances work in tandem with antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E to provide optimal protection from oxidative damage.
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene) has several positive effects during pregnancy; it supports the growth of the placenta and embryonic development, including the growth and differentiation of epithelial and bone tissue, while also promoting a healthy immune system. It also supports healthy postpartum tissue repair.
B-complex vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine) and B12 (cobalamin) are key components of several enzymes that initiate important metabolic processes. B6 and B12 are especially important during pregnancy. Deficiencies are more likely to occur when the body requires more of these vitamins than usual, for instance to support the rapidly-growing embryonic tissue during pregnancy.
The liver needs vitamin K1 for the formation of several coagulation factors, which allow the blood to clot properly. The body also needs vitamin K to synthesize proteins found in the plasma, bones and kidneys.
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) promotes the mobilization of calcium and phosphate in bone tissue and helps maintain proper calcium levels in the blood by increasing the absorption of calcium from food and minimizing its loss through the kidneys. Vitamin D is also essential for proper cell growth. Deficiencies in vitamin D can lead to rickets, abnormal bone growth and delayed childhood development. Vitamin D deficiency has also been connected to a higher risk of complications during pregnancy.
MCHC®, or microcrystalline hydroxyapatite calcium, is a substance that makes up about 40 percent of bone and as much as 95 percent of dental enamel in humans. MCHC® delivers important minerals like calcium and phosphate, plus all other minerals found in healthy bone tissue, in a special microcrystalline delivery form for optimal absorption. Supplementing with MCHC® can help prevent deficiency in the developing baby, which can lead to ske-letal deformation.
Folic acid, or vitamin B9, is a coenzyme that is essential for optimal functioning of all bodily systems and for a healthy pregnancy. A folic acid deficiency may lead to pre-term birth or embryonic malformations such as neural tube defects.
Like folic acid, biotin is a coenzyme involved in several important metabolic processes, and the need for this nutrient increases markedly during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Biotin deficiency, which can increase the risk of birth defects, is evident in as many as 50 percent of pregnant women.
DHA is a crucial omega-3 fatty acid that plays a key role in the development of the baby’s nervous system, eyes, brain and heart. DHA plays an important role in maintaining a healthy pregnancy, and some studies show a correlation between DHA consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding and increased brain development, visual development and higher birth weight.
Coral Calcium®: This substance regulates the pH value of the body; the more balanced the body’s pH, the better its ability to absorb the active ingredients in Pregnachron®.
Bioperine®: This extract, derived from black pepper, boosts the bioavailability of the active ingredients in Pregnachron®.
Pregnachron® also provides important minerals and trace elements required by mother and child: iodine, crucial for cognitive development; calcium, important for both the baby’s skeletal development and the mother’s bone health; magnesium, a deficiency in which can contribute to complications during pregnancy and a higher risk for miscarriage; iron, important for the formation of blood, protecting against anemia and maintaining an optimal supply of oxygen to the growing baby; zinc, necessary for proper cell growth; plus copper, selenium, manganese, chromium and molybdenum to promote healthy energy levels, enhance bone health, support a healthy immune system and more.
Getting the right nutrients while pregnant is the key to a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, both mother and child require higher levels of certain vitamins and minerals. Although eating a balanced diet is the best way to get the nutrients you need, it is easy to fall short on key vitamins and minerals unless you supplement with a daily prenatal supplement.
Pregnachron® was developed to provide complete prenatal support with a balanced combination of the most important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential trace elements, plus the omega-3 fatty acids lacking in most prenatal formulas.
Pregnachron® should be taken on a preventative bases and not when symptoms or states of deficiency are already present. In cases where there is an existing deficiency of an individual substance, whether obvious or concealed, it should be established whether it would be more meaningful to take the specific substance separately. That being said, Pregnachron® may then be taken additionally on a supportive basis, but only under the supervision of a physician due to the risk of overdosage.
in pharmaceutical grade. Other ingredients: magnesium stearate, SiO2, tricalcium phosphate.
in pharmaceutical grade. Other ingredients: magnesium stearate, SiO2.
In normal cases take 2 capsules AM (yellow) in the morning and 2 capsules PM (blue) in the evening with plenty of fluid.