This week the ADOFitness trainers will be addressing some of the most common things we get asked about. Coach Jennifer talks about what what supplements you can take while pregnant.
( with healthcare providers approval)
So being pregnant I wanted to know the healthiest route to take for me and my growing baby. At the time I found out I was pregnant I was on prep so I was taking BCAA’s, Green tea extract, CLA, ALA, Vitamin C, high volume pump and a multivitamin. After I saw my doctor she told me to quit taking everything I was taking besides the vitamin C and BCAA’s aren’t necessarily bad but many companies don’t test their products so it’s better safe than sorry. If you wanted to keep them in your diet, unflavored would be safest route to take. Fat burners, pre-workouts, and volume pumps are pretty much out of the question.
I started taking a prenatal vitamin and I really liked Garden of life! I also take a probiotic daily from that same company. Probiotics help with a healthy gut, heathy digestion and can help prevent yeast infections.
Calcium is necessary for bone formation and teeth and if you don’t get enough the baby will suck it all out of the mother and make her bones weaker. So make sure you get your calcium in! Nobody has time for weak bones ? I personally like to drink 3 glasses of almond milk each day.
Magnesium which also helps with bone formation but also tissue formation and can help prevent leg cramps! Garden of life has a great Orange magnesium drink you can drink before bed. It also helps relax you and keep you regular.
Vitamin D helps with calcium and phosphorus absorption and is needed for healthy bone formation it also helps with cell growth , reduces inflammation and helps your hormones!
Whey protein is good too! I generally eat Whole Foods but sometimes a bar is good! I love Garden of life vegan protein bars they are delicious! If you’re someone who’s having a hard time getting that protein in supplementing whey could be very beneficial to you to get it in. You could put in anything and drink or eat a bar!
Last two I personally take each day is spirulina and wheat grass. These are both pure nutrient dense nourishment and greens are SO good for you!! I buy wheat grass and take daily shots and put spirulina in things I eat! There’s a GREAT popcorn called Shawnees Green Thumb popcorn that has spirulina all over it and it’s delicious !
Folate or folic acid is also extremely important but good prenatal vitamins should have 800 Mcg of folate ( garden of life) and that is enough unless directed otherwise by your healthcare provider. Also a lot of people don’t know but folate is a water-soluble B vitamin and folic acid is the synthetic version of that. So always try and get folate over folic acid.
A prenatal vitamin is a vital but deficiency can still occur so listen to your healthcare provider and do not exceed the dose that is recommended. Eat lots of Whole Foods, listen to your body and drink all the water. You’re growing a little baby you in that belly and they deserve the best nutrients and love possible. ❤️
I don’t work for Garden of life I just truly love all there products! They never disappoint ??