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Benefits Of Feed Mom & Me Prenatal Vitamins

Benefits of Feed Mom & Me Complete Prenatal with DHA Multivitamin

Written by: Co-Founder Maria Davi

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Nicole Palmer, DO

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Vitamin A (as Beta Carotene) 300 mcg RAE

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. Vitamin A is important for normal vision, the immune system, and reproduction. Vitamin A also helps the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs work properly.”

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN A FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Vitamin A is important for your baby's embryonic and fetal growth.

  • Vitamin A helps in the development of the heart, lungs, kidneys, eyes, and bones.

  • Vitamin A also helps in the development of the circulatory, respiratory, and central nervous systems.

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN A FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Vitamin A helps maintain and supports normal vision and your immune system.

  • Vitamin A helps your body fight infections.

  • Vitamin A helps with postpartum tissue repair.

BEST FOODS RICH IN VITAMIN A FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Fish, such as Salmon. (No more than 12 ounces per week)

  • Green Leafy Vegetables and Vegetables, such as Broccoli, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, and Squash.

  • Fruits, such as Cantaloupe, Apricots, and Mangos.

  • Dairy products

  • Fortified Breakfast Cereals.

Vitamin B2 (as Ridoflavin) 1.4 mg

Riboflavin (also called vitamin B2) is important for the growth, development, and function of the cells in your body. It also helps turn the food you eat into the energy you need.”

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B2 FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Vitamin B2 is important for your baby's growth, good vision, and healthy skin.

  • Vitamin B2 is essential for your baby's muscles, bones, and nerve development.

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B2 FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Vitamin B2 promotes good vision and healthy skin.

  • Vitamin B2 helps your body produce energy by breaking down carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

BEST FOODS RICH IN VITAMIN B2 FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Lean Meats

  • Dairy Products, such as Eggs, and Low-Fat Milk

  • Green Vegetables, such as Asparagus, Broccoli, and Spinach

  • Fortified Cereals, Bread, and Grain Products

Vitamin B3 (as Niacinamide) 15mg

Niacin (also called vitamin B3) helps turn the food you eat into the energy you need. Niacin is important for the development and function of the cells in your body.”

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B3 FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Vitamin B3 is important for your baby’s brain development, cell signaling, making, and repairing DNA(for both of you).

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B3 FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Vitamin B3 helps your body metabolize fat, carbohydrates, and protein in the body to give you energy.

  • Vitamin B3 helps keep the nervous systems, mucous membranes, and skin healthy.

  • Vitamin B3 also improves digestion, eases nausea, and can relieve painful migraines for mom.

  • Vitamin B3 plays a role in cell signaling and making and repairing DNA.

BEST FOODS RICH IN VITAMIN B3 FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Poultry, and Meat.

  • Fish, such as Tuna. (No more than 12 ounces per week)

  • Dairy Products, such as Eggs.

  • Some types of Nuts, Legumes, and Whole Grains.

  • Enriched and Fortified Foods, such as many Breads and Cereals.

Vitamin B5 (as Pantothenic Acid) 5 mg

Pantothenic acid (also called vitamin B5) helps turn the food you eat into the energy you need. It’s important for many functions in the body, especially making and breaking down fats..”

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B5 FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Helps with the growth and development of your growing baby.

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B5 FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Vitamin B5 helps your body convert and metabolize fats, proteins, and carbohydrates into energy.

  • Vitamin B5 helps improve your mood by aiding in the release of stress-relieving hormones.

  • Vitamin B5 is also known to help prevent pregnancy-related muscle cramps, like those horrible leg cramps.

BEST FOODS RICH IN VITAMIN B5 FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Beef, and, Poultry.

  • Fish, such as Salmon. (No more than 12 ounces per week)

  • Dairy Products, such as Eggs and Milk.

  • Vegetables, such as Mushrooms (especially shiitakes), Avocados, Potatoes, and Broccoli.

  • Whole grains, such as Whole Wheat, Brown Rice, and Oats.

  • Peanuts, Sunflower Seeds, and Chickpeas.

Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCI) 1 mg

Vitamin B6 is a vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. The body needs vitamin B6 for more than 100 enzyme reactions involved in metabolism. Vitamin B6 is also involved in brain development during pregnancy and infancy as well as immune function.”

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B6 FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Vitamin B6 is crucial for the development of your baby’s brain, nervous system, and immune function.

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B6 FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Vitamin B6 helps your body metabolize protein, carbohydrates, and maintain blood glucose at healthy levels. It also helps form new red blood cells, antibodies, and neurotransmitters.

  • Vitamin B6 may also help morning sickness by reducing nausea and vomiting. (Source 7)

BEST FOODS RICH IN VITAMIN B6 FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Poultry, and Lean Beef.

  • Fish, such as Salmon, and Tuna. (No more than 12 ounces per week)

  • Starchy Vegetables, such as Potatoes.

  • Leafy Vegetables, such as Spinach.

  • Fruits, such as Papaya and Banana.

  • Dried fruits, such as Apricots and Prunes.

  • Nuts and Seeds, such as Hazelnuts, Pistachios, Cashew Nuts, and Sunflower Seeds.

Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 2.6 mcg

Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Vitamin B12 also helps prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia that makes people tired and weak.”

B12 works together with Folate to produce DNA synthesis and red blood cells.

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B12 FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Vitamin B12 is essential for your baby’s neural tube formation, brain, and spine development.

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B12 FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Vitamin B12 helps the development and functioning of your brain, nerves, and blood cells.

  • Vitamin B12 maintains the normal central nervous system and neurological functions.

  • Vitamin B12 is known to help improve your energy, mood, and stress levels.

BEST FOODS RICH IN VITAMIN B12 FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Meat, and Poultry.

  • Fish, such as Salmon, and Tuna. (No more than 12 ounces per week)

  • Dairy Products, such as Eggs, Milk, Yogurt.

  • Some Breakfast Cereals, and Nutritional Yeasts.

Biotin 100 mcg

Biotin is a B-vitamin found in many foods. Biotin helps turn the carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in the food you eat into the energy you need.”

THE BENEFITS OF BIOTIN FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Biotin is important for your baby's embryonic growth and aids the rapidly dividing of cells for DNA replication.

THE BENEFITS OF BIOTIN FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Biotin helps your hair, nails, skin eyes, liver, and nervous system stay healthy.

  • It is required for metabolizing glucose and amino acids, helping regulate blood sugar levels and giving you energy.

BEST FOODS RICH IN BIOTIN FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Meat, and Poultry.

  • Fish, such as Salmon. (No more than 12 ounces per week)

  • Dairy Products, such as Eggs, and Milk.

  • Nuts, such as Pecans, Walnuts, Peanuts, and Almonds.

  • Vegetables, such as Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Broccoli, Avocados, Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Swiss Chard, and Carrots.

  • Fruit, such as Raspberries, and Bananas.

  • Legumes, such as Black-Eyed Peas, and Soybeans.

Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 60 mg

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient found in some foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals.”

Vitamin C enhances your body’s iron absorption.

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY: 

  • Required for your body to make collagen, a protein that's a crucial component for your baby's skin, cartilage, tendons, and bone growth.

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY: 

  • Vitamin C is necessary for tissue repair, wound healing, bone growth and repair, and healthy skin.

  • Helps your body fight infections.

  • Reacts as an antioxidant helping protect cells from damage.

BEST FOODS RICH IN VITAMIN C FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Citrus Fruits, such as Oranges, Grapefruits, Pineapples, Lemons, and their juices.

  • Other Fruits, such as Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Guava, Papaya, and Kiwi.

  • Vegetables, such as Broccoli, Red, Yellow, and Green Peppers, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Brussel Sprouts.

Calcium (as Carbonate) 200mg

Calcium is a mineral found in many foods. The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones and to carry out many important functions.”

★ Taken together with vitamin D which helps the body to absorb calcium.

THE BENEFITS OF CALCIUM FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Helps your baby build strong bones and teeth.

  • Helps with the growth of a healthy heart, nerves, and muscles.

  • Helps your baby grow a healthy heart, nerves, and muscles as well as develop a normal heart rhythm and blood-clotting abilities.

THE BENEFITS OF CALCIUM FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Supports the musculoskeletal system to help prevent loss of bone density.

  • Necessary for the nervous, and circulatory systems.

★ If you don't get enough calcium during pregnancy, your body will deplete your bones and teeth for your baby. Making you more vulnerable to osteoporosis, a condition causing bones to become weak and brittle.

BEST FOODS RICH IN CALCIUM FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Fish, such as Salmon, and Canned Sardines. (No more than 12 ounces per week)

  • Dairy Products, such as Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese.

  • Leafy Greens, such as Kale, and Chinese Cabbage.

  • Vegetables, such as Broccoli.

Choline (as Bitartrate) 120mg

Choline is a nutrient that is found in many foods. Your brain and nervous system need it to regulate memory, mood, muscle control, and other functions.”

THE BENEFITS OF CHOLINE FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Vital for your baby’s brain and spinal cord to develop properly.

  • Helps form neurotransmitters in your baby’s brain.

  • Influences lifelong memory functions during the third trimester.

THE BENEFITS OF CHOLINE FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Helps your body produce fats that make up cellular membranes and influences DNA synthesis.

  • Known for improving memory and cognition, perfect for pregnancy brain!

BEST FOODS RICH IN CHOLINE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Lean Beef, and Poultry.

  • Fish, such as Salmon. (No more than 12 ounces per week)

  • Dairy Products, such as Eggs.

  • Potatoes

  • Vegetables, such as Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, and Cauliflower.

  • Some Grains, such as Quinoa.

  • Some Nuts, such as Peanuts.

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 125 mcg

Vitamin D is a nutrient found in some foods that is needed for health and to maintain strong bones. It does so by helping the body absorb calcium (one of bone’s main building blocks) from food and supplements.”

★ Vitamin D3 is essential for the absorption of calcium and phosphate.

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D3 FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Vitamin D3 assists with calcium absorption in the body, which is crucial for your baby’s development of bones and teeth.

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D3 FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Vitamin D3 helps you maintain its role in immune function and bone health.

BEST FOODS RICH IN VITAMIN D3 FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Fish, such as Salmon, Tuna, Mackerel, and Canned Sardines in oil. (No more than 12 ounces per week)

  • Dairy Products, such as Eggs, and Fortified Milk.

DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 50 mg

The three main omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). DHA and EPA are found in fish and other seafood.”

★ DHA works together with magnesium to support heart health.

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN DHA FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Helps your baby’s development of their brain, eyes, and nervous system.

  • Supports the development of the cerebrum, which is responsible for thinking, remembering, and feeling.

  • Supports the development of the cerebellum, which is responsible for all motor control, and the development of the brain stem, which is responsible for your lungs, heart, and blood pressure, it keeps the body alive.

THE BENEFITS OF DHA FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • DHA plays a crucial role in your brain, skin, and eyes.

  • Helps support healthy labor and delivery outcomes.

  • Has also been known to support a healthy mood and well-being in the postpartum period.

BEST FOODS RICH IN DHA FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Fish, such as Salmon, Mackerel, Tuna, Herring, and Sardines. (No more than 12 ounces per week)

  • Fortified Eggs

★This is why a good prenatal vitamin with natural DHA will smell a little fishy.

Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate) 15 mg

Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and protects the body tissues from free radicals. These free radicals can harm your cells, organs, and tissues.”

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN E FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY

  • Plays a key role in the early development of your baby’s nervous system.

  • Helps the development of your baby’s eyes and head.

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN E FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Helps protect you against viruses and bacteria by strengthening the immune system.

  • Helps in the formation of RBC (Red Blood Cells)

  • Promotes healthy skin and eyes

BEST FOODS RICH IN DHA FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Dairy Products, such as Eggs.

  • Vegetable Oils, such as Wheat Germ, Sunflower, Safflower, Corn, and Soybeans Oil.

  • Nuts and Seeds, such as Almonds, Peanuts, Hazelnuts, and Sunflower Seeds.

  • Green Vegetables, such as Spinach and Broccoli.

  • Fortified Cereals

Folate (as L-Methyl Folate Calcium) 471 mcg

Folate is a B-vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. Your body needs folate to make DNA and other genetic material. Your body also needs folate for your cells to divide.”

★ Folate works together with Vitamin B12 to support normal DNA synthesis and a healthy heart.

THE BENEFITS OF FOLATE FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Helps form your baby's neural tube, which your baby’s spine and brain develop. 

  • Essential for the rapid cell growth of the placenta. 

  • Helps the development of your baby's spine and brain development.

  • Crucial for the production, repair, and functioning of DNA – our genetic map and a basic building block of cells.

THE BENEFITS OF FOLATE FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Your body uses folate for the production, repair, and functioning of DNA and red blood cells; which helps prevent folate-deficiency anemia.

BEST FOODS RICH IN FOLATE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Beef

  • Vegetables, such as Asparagus, and Brussels Sprouts.

  • Dark Green Leafy Vegetables, such as Spinach and Mustard Greens.

  • Fruits and Juices, such as Oranges and Orange Juice.

  • Nuts, such as Peanuts.

  • Legumes, such as Black-Eyed peas, and Kidney Beans.

Iron (as Ferrous Fumarate)

Iron is a mineral that is naturally present in many foods and added to some food products. Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body, and myoglobin, a protein that provides oxygen to muscles.”

★ Your body can absorb up to six times more iron when taken together with vitamin C.

THE BENEFITS OF IRON FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • It's essential for making more hemoglobin as the blood in your body increases by almost 50 percent during pregnancy

  • It's an important component of myoglobin, which helps supply oxygen to your muscles. 

  • You need extra iron for your growing baby and placenta

THE BENEFITS OF IRON FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Helps maintain a healthy immune system.

  • It's essential for making more hemoglobin as the blood in your body increases by almost 50 percent during pregnancy

  • It's an important component of myoglobin, which helps supply oxygen to your muscles. 

BEST FOODS RICH IN IRON FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Lean Meat, and Poultry.

  • Iron-fortified Breakfast Cereals and Breads.

  • Legumes, such as White Beans, Lentils, Spinach, Kidney Beans, Peas, and Edamame.

  • Dried Fruits, such as Raisins, Apricots, Peaches, and Prunes.

  • Leafy Greens, such as Spinach, Kale, Broccoli, and Collards Greens.

Magnesium (as Oxide)

Magnesium is a nutrient that the body needs to stay healthy. Magnesium is important for many processes in the body, including regulating muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure and making protein, bone, and DNA.”

★ Magnesium works with Vitamin D3 and Calcium for bone health.

THE BENEFITS OF MAGNESIUM FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Strengthens your baby’s bones and teeth.

THE BENEFITS OF MAGNESIUM FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Helps with leg cramps.

  • Magnesium relaxes muscles

  • Plays a critical role in brain function and mood.

  • Helps convert food into energy.

  • Helps create and repair DNA and RNA.

BEST FOODS RICH IN MAGNESIUM FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Legumes, such as Black Beans, Edamame, and Kidney Beans.

  • Nuts and Seeds, such as Cashews, Almonds, Peanuts(also Peanut Butter), Sunflower Seeds, and Pumpkin Seeds.

  • Fortified Breakfast Cereals and other Fortified Foods.

  • Dairy Products, such as Milk, and Yogurt.

  • Vegetables, such as Spinach, and Avocado.

Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 150 mcg

Iodine is a mineral found in some foods. The body needs iodine to make thyroid hormones. These hormones control the body’s metabolism and many other important functions.”

★ Iodine and Iron work together to maintain energy production from oxygen.

THE BENEFITS OF IODINE FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

THE BENEFITS OF IODINE FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Helps maintain the normal function of the thyroid.

  • Maintains the balance of fluids and electrolytes in your body's cells.

BEST FOODS RICH IN IODINE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Fish, such as Baked Cod, Tuna, Seaweed, and Shrimp. (No more than 12 ounces per week)

  • Dairy Products, such as Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese.

  • Iodized Table Salt.

Selenium (as Amino Acid Chelate) 30 mcg

Selenium is a nutrient that the body needs to stay healthy. Selenium is important for reproduction, thyroid gland function, DNA production, and protecting the body from damage caused by free radicals and from infection.”

THE BENEFITS OF SELENIUM FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Supports fetal development.

THE BENEFITS OF SELENIUM FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Regulates your immune system and thyroid function.

  • Protects the body from damage caused by free radicals and from infection.

  • Helps in the production of DNA synthesis.

BEST FOODS RICH IN SELENIUM FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Fish, such as Sardines, and Tuna (canned light).

  • Nuts, such as Brazil Nuts.

  • Grass-fed Beef, and Poultry.

  • Dairy Products, such as Eggs.

  • Vegetables, such as Mushrooms, and Asparagus.

Zinc (as Oxide) 15 mg

Zinc is a nutrient that people need to stay healthy. Zinc is found in cells throughout the body. It helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses.”

THE BENEFITS OF ZINC FOR YOUR GROWING BABY DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Helps with cell growth.

  • Helps with the creation of your growing baby’s genetics.

  • Helps with the rapid growth and development of tissue.

THE BENEFITS OF ZINC FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Structurally supports the proteins that build new cells/tissue and DNA. 

  • Supports your immune system and helps protect you against infections.

BEST FOODS RICH IN ZINC FOR PREGNANT WOMEN:

  • Lean Beef, and Poultry.

  • Nuts, such as Cashews, Almonds, and Peanuts.

  • Fortified Breakfast Cereals.

Organic Ginger Powder 75 mg

Ginger doesn’t provide many vitamins or minerals, but it’s full of antioxidants that help protect your cells from damage and prevent disease.”

THE BENEFITS OF GINGER POWDER FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Helps with Nausea.

  • Helps with Inflammation.

  • Helps with Morning Sickness.

  • Helps aid digestion. 

  • Helps protect your cells from damage and prevent disease.

Organic Agave Inulin Powder (Agave Tequilana) 75 mg

Inulin is a dietary fiber that may benefit gut health. Plants naturally contain inulin, and some manufacturers add it to processed foods.”

THE BENEFITS OF AGAVE INULIN FOR MOM DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Promotes digestive health by serving as a prebiotic that aids the good bacteria in our gut.

★ Supports bone health by increasing the body's absorption of calcium and magnesium.

Peppermint Powder 10 mg

“The herb peppermint, a natural cross between two types of mint (water mint and spearmint), grows throughout Europe and North America. Both peppermint leaves and the essential oil from peppermint have been used for health purposes.”

THE BENEFITS OF PEPPERMINT POWDER FOR YOU DURING PREGNANCY:

  • Helps with morning sickness.

  • Helps soothe an upset stomach.