Mums, are you and your kids taking the right vitamins?
Whether you are pregnant, a new mother or a busy mum on the go, you need to make sure that your body is getting all the nutrients it needs. And as mums, you need to also ensure your kids are getting the right nutrients. While diet is the best way of doing so, sometimes we may need the additional help from vitamin supplements.
Throughout different stages of your life, you require many different kinds of vitamin and minerals to support your body's changing needs. Also as your child grows, you need to make sure that he is getting the right nutrients to support his proper growth and development.
Eating healthy foods in pregnancy will help the baby to grow and will also keep you well. However, sometimes diet alone may not be enough. Mums may need extra help to get the essential nutrients to support their and their children’s growth.
You need to know what are the right vitamin supplements for you and your child. Blackmores understands the nutrient needs of women and children.
Based on extensive research they have developed a range of specially formulated maternal and kids supplements to ensure that you and your children receive the best possible nutritional support.
Here is our helpful guide to you and your child’s nutritional needs.
Preparing your body for conception
For those who are trying to conceive, it is an exciting step in your lives whether you are just starting a family or plan on adding a new little brother or sister. Studies have shown that taking supplements helps to boost your fertility and your chances of conceiving.
Some of the vitamins you should be taking include: Folic acid which is essential in preventing any birth defects in your future baby, Vitamin C for hormone production and to stimulate normal ovulation, Vitamin D3 helps build and maintain healthy bones, Tuna Oil which is important for the normal function of the brain.
Blackmores Conceive Well™ Gold has been specially formulated to contain all of those nutritional oils and vitamins which will help prepare the body for conception, supports a healthy female reproductive system and helps with a healthy ovulation.
Support for pregnant & breastfeeding mums
Welcome to the wonderful world of motherhood! This is an important time for you to get the right vitamins and minerals to ensure the healthy development of your baby and ensure your well being.
If you are a breastfeeding mum, your need for all vitamins and major minerals will drastically increase so it is important that you get enough to nourish yourself as you breastfeed your child.
As a pregnant or breastfeeding mother, your special nutritional requirements will call for an increase in: Calcium for bone health, Folic Acid to reduce serious birth defects in your child, Iodine for healthy brain and nervous system development, Vitamin B6 and B12 to help form red blood cells, Vitamin D for absorbing calcium, and Zinc to repair cells and produce energy.
Blackmores’ Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Advanced is a premium formulation for mothers to provide optimal support towards your baby’s healthy development. It even contains higher levels of Vitamin D3 and a special low-constipation and low-nausea form of Iron.
Boost your child’s IQ and concentration
In their formative years children need a lot of nutrients in order to thrive and for healthy brain development. Studies have shown that Iodine helps with IQ development and can help improve your child’s concentration.
Other vital nutrients they need include: Vitamin B12 for proper nerve development, Iron which is found in high levels in brain tissue, Magnesium to maintain nerve function, Zinc which helps support concentration, and Vitamin C for growth and repair of tissues.
Blackmores Kids Mineral Minds™ is a mineral formula which may help support healthy brain development, learning and concentration in children. With no artificial sweeteners, this tooth-friendly formula is a tasty, chewable, strawberry flavoured tablet which your child should be able to enjoy.
Improve junior’s learning and behaviour
Every parent wants their child to excel in school and do well in their studies, so a healthy diet with proper nutrition is just as important as a good education. School-aged children require Omega 3 Fatty Acids for brain health and even improve reading skills.
Blackmores’ Kids Fruity Fishes not only have the great taste of raspberry-orange, but the chewable fish oil capsules are easy for children to take. If your child does not eat enough fish or gets the right amount of Omega-3s through their diet, this supplement is essential to maintain normal eye function and may help support healthy mood.
Healthy growth and development for your kids
It is important for growing children to exercise regularly and get a well-balanced diet.
Children can be fussy eaters, and as parents you will naturally worry whether they are getting enough nutrients through their daily diet. It is important that they get the right vitamins and minerals to support healthy growth and development, which include: Vitamin B to help with metabolic process, Vitamin C which is a great antioxidant to protect damage to cells, Vitamin D for the building and maintaining of bone health, and Zinc which supports the immune system and helps children’s cognitive function.
Blackmores’ Kids Multi is specifically formulated with 18 essential nutrients to help support children’s healthy growth and development and is a great tasting chewable, strawberry-vanilla flavoured tablet, with no artificial sweeteners to supplement your child’s daily nutritional requirements.
Blackmores is Australia’s number 1 brand in dietary supplements which offers a wide range from the pre-conception stage, to pregnancy, to child development and provides the best nutritional support for both mother and child. For free health advisory service, call 6225-3933 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or email to [email protected]
Products are available in major pharmacies, departmental stores and Blackmores Flagship Store at Parkway Parade (B1-111).