In a wellness webcast we broadcast last week, The Science Behind Prenatal Nutrition, our nutritional scientist Dr. Bruce Daggy discussed the inadequacy of 6 essential nutrients among a significant number of pregnant women.

Nutrient deficiencies in pregnant woman: 
• 95% not getting enough vitamin D
• 34% weren’t getting enough folate
• 30% lacking adequate calcium
• 83% didn’t have enough iron intake
• 50% not getting enough omega 3

This was a shocker!
Dr. Daggy discovered something shocking in a government database where companies who are selling supplements can put the labels in for the products that they’re selling.

There was a total of 12,651 dietary supplements in that database which all contained at least 1 of the 6 key nutrients. Of those, 391 were specifically labeled as prenatal.

But a prenatal should have these 6 key nutrients  

  1. Vitamin A
  2. Folate
  3. Vitamin D
  4. Calcium
  5. Iron
  6. Omega-3

But Look at what they found! Most supplements contained just 1 key nutrient!

They only found 1 that contained all 6 at target levels.

Let that sink in for a moment!

391 were listed as prenatal yet only 1 actually had all the nutritional requirements needed for a pregnant women.

If you or someone you know is looking for a prenatal, this 2 minute video is a great help.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at AND, to see the prenatal vitamin program we recommend, which contains all the key nutrients, check our our Wellness Center!

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