Preconception (Prenatal) Formula
It is particularly important to use a high quality nutritional supplement preconceptually that does not contain pesticide or heavy metal residues and contains nutrients that are particularly bioavailable. As this is a daily supplement, it is also important that it contains vitamins at levels safe for mother and baby. Metabolics is particularly careful to source very high quality, bioavailable ingredients.
It is recommended that both potential parents take Preconception Formula at least one month prior to conception and preferably for three months.
Preconception nutrition and supplementation is important to maintain good nutritional status prior to conception to help minimize health risks to mothers and their babies.
It is also an important supplement that can be taken by the potential father. A good nutritional status is important for fertility.
Infertility in men
A study showed men with higher levels of certain micronutrientsmight produce sperm with less DNA damage, especially in older men. These nutrients included Vitamin C, E, Beta-carotene, Zinc and Folate.
Fertility in women
A review of studies of micronutrient supplements on female fertility in Current Opinion of Obstetric Gynaecology on April 6 2013 summarised that “Apart from lowering the malformation risk by periconceptual supplementation of folic acid, substitution with different micronutrients particularly folic acid, Vitamins B6, C, D, E, Iodine, Selenium, Iron and DHA.
There are certain nutrients that are particularly important to build up prior to conception. Requirements for folic acid, calcium, iron, and zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin C and Vitamin B increase substantially during pregnancy so it is essential to have an adequate pool of these. Folic Acid is detailed but for details on specific ingredients and their functions please contact us and we will provide you with the further information.
If there is inadequate folic acid in the diet, then anaemia or neural tube defects of the spine (spina bifida) or brain (anencephaly) may occur .It is difficult to obtain enough levels of folic acid in the diet, so recommendations are for 400 micrograms of folic acid daily by supplementation. There is substantial evidence that taking multivitamins with at least 40 0micrograms of folic acid daily may reduce the incidence of other malformations such as cleft lip/palate.
limb deficiencies, cardiac deficiencies and urinary tract defects.
Folic Acid has also been shown to decrease the risk of Downs syndrome
Prenatal folic acid is important for early child development.
Recommended dose - 3 capsules twice per day with food.