Buried Treasure™ Prenatal Complete is a complete high-potency liquid supplement with added DHA that provides many benefits for mothers-to-be.
This supplement contains natural ingredients that are beneficial for mom and baby, including DHA Omega-3s, bioflavonoids, B complex vitamins.
Regardless of stage – if you are trying to conceive, are currently pregnant, or are breastfeeding – Prenatal Complete may be the perfect multivitamin to help you maintain proper health for yourself and your baby.
Proper nutrition is essential before, during, and after pregnancy
A woman’s health is essential for the good health of her baby before, during, and after pregnancy (1).
It’s important to maintain an optimal maternal nutrition. Having a proper diet during pregnancy will ensure you have enough vitamins and minerals for the fetus and baby’s development. This includes, but not limited to (2):
- Vitamin D
- Folic acid
- Vitamin C
This is also why its highly suggested for mothers to consume prenatal supplements, even before conception.
The beneficial 6 groups of ingredients in Prenatal Complete
Prenatal Complete contains 6 groups of ingredients required for optimal prenatal health.
This includes naturally derived DHA, Bioflavonoids, Natural herbs, B Complex Vitamins, and other essential prenatal vitamins and minerals.
- DHA Omega-3s
DHA – docosahexaenoic acid – is the most complex form of unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids and found in animal products, fish oil, and algae.
During pregnancy, DHA is involved in the development cycle from fetal growth through childhood. DHA is responsible for brain and eye growth, primarily in retinal development. It also reduces the risk of pre-term birth for expecting mothers (3).
Bioflavonoids are naturally occurring antioxidants and protects cells against oxidative stress and damage to keep cells healthy (4).
Bioflavonoids also enhance the action of vitamin C, reduces chronic inflammation, and supports blood circulation and delivering valuable nutrition to the fetus.
- Natural Herbs
Ginger is beneficial for mother during pregnancy because of its effect on the digestive system. It can reduce the symptoms of morning sickness and uterine cramps (5).
Red Raspberry Leaf
Raspberry leaf is also important in reducing cramps, but also has been shown to help in shortening labor and reducing childbirth complications (6).
- B Complex Vitamins
Prenatal Complete contains many important B vitamins – B 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 12 – but vitamins B7 and B9 are some of the most important.
Biotin is a member of the vitamin B family that promotes healthy cell growth and metabolism of protein-building amino acids (7). Amplified cell growth and protein-building is especially important during fetal development as all bodily systems are forming.
Folic Acid (B9)
Folic acid is one of the most important micronutrients for pregnancy. This vitamin is important for producing DNA and building new cells and is required for normal growth (8).
Supplemental folic acid prevents the occurrence of harmful neutral tube defects and improper brain development. Research also suggests it may also help prevent deformations like cleft lip and cleft palate
- Other Essential Vitamins
Vitamin C is an water-soluble vitamin and antioxidant also known as ascorbic acid found in an abundant number of vegetables and fruits. It plays an important role in several functions in the body, like supporting a healthy immune system and iron absorption, which is especially important during fetal development (9).
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects cells against free radicals and oxidative stress. It has the ability to fix and prevent damage. It works in partnership with vitamin C to protect mom and baby from stress, and can improve blood circulation to the placenta (10).
Supplemental can vitamin E (accessed through breast milk) also help pre-term infants by supporting lung function.
Vitamin A – also known as retinol – is an antioxidant and carotenoid that provides many of the same benefits as vitamin E. Vitamin A is responsible for fetal growth and the development of both the visual and immune systems (11).
Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause for visual impairment in infants and young (11).
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin linked to several important functions of the body and comes in two forms – D2 and D3. Vitamin D is found in a variety of natural food sources, including plants and animal products (12).
During fetal growth, vitamin D aids in the development of a healthy immune system and strong bones. It also helps with the growth of a healthy brain both during and after birth.
Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting and preventing excessive bleeding (13).
This vitamin is one babies don’t get enough of from their mothers during pregnancy or after birth from breast milk. This makes it essential for supplementation.
- Essential Prenatal Minerals
Prenatal Complete contains many important minerals – magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, etc – but iron, zinc, and calcium are some of the most important.
Iron benefits red blood cells and increases their ability to carry oxygen. During pregnancy, supplemented iron helps the body make more blood for the baby. Extra iron also helps prevent anemia in the mother.
Calcium is essential for building the brain and developing cognitive capacity and memory during gestation and after birth through breastmilk (14).
Zinc has been shown as an important for fetal development. This nutrient has been shown to be especially beneficial for low birth weight babies to improve rate of growth (15). Also, mothers deficient in zinc tend to give birth to low weight babies.
Is Prenatal Complete right for you?
As shown above, the key ingredients in Buried Treasure™ Prenatal Complete are essential for mothers-to-be, regardless of if you are trying to conceive, are currently pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about adding a new supplement in your daily routine, seek advice from a medical professional.
Author: Allison Lansman, RDN, LD