MamaCare supports your pregnancy nutrition
During pregnancy, the need for certain nutrients such as Folic Acid and Iodine increases.
Despite their best intentions, many women find it hard to meet the additional nutritional needs of pregnancy from diet alone, particularly if suffering from nausea and vomiting, or specific food aversions or cravings.
Introducing MamaCare into your pregnancy diet is important because it has been specifically formulated to help meet the increased nutritional demands of pregnant and breastfeeding mums, by providing essential vitamins and minerals which are beneficial to a mother and her growing baby.
During pregnancy, you and your baby need to acheive and maintain higher levels of certain nutrients.
A Pregnancy Supplement Shake
MamaCare is a scientifically formulated and balanced mix of 26 vitamins and minerals – including Folic Acid, Iodine and Iron – essential for the health of mums-to-be and their unborn babies.
No more tablets
As morning sickness and general food sensitivity can make taking tablets difficult during pregnancy, MamaCare’s pregnancy shake offers a tasty, gentle alternative to pregnancy tablets.
Relief from constipation
MamaCare has a gut-friendly, more balanced amount of Iron, which is gentle on the tummy, so does not cause constipation.
May ease nausea and vomiting
Excessive Iron supplementation may exacerbate nausea. MamaCare has a moderate amount of Iron, which is gentle on the tummy and may be better tolerated.
A liquid supplement
MamaCare is more easily digested, as a liquid allows for faster absorption into the bloodstream – a must for women who tend to vomit frequently.
Doubles as a protein shake
MamaCare is a food based pregnancy supplement which is high in Protein – not achievable from supplements in tablet form.
MamaCare provides you with the key pregnancy nutrients you need in a great tasting vanilla flavoured SHAKE!
Why should you take MamaCare?
During the months prior to conceiving and throughout pregnancy MamaCare helps build and maintain stores of certain vitamins and minerals. It also ensures that any nutritional gaps in your diet caused by nausea, vomiting, food aversions or just a busy lifestyle, are supported. Gentle on the stomach and more readily absorbed, MamaCare replaces the need for many leading brand pregnacy multivitamin tablets. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) recommends supplementation with particular nutrients for pregnant and breastfeeding women that are included in MamaCare. Those considered essential for a healthy pregnancy are:
Folic Acid is essential for the healthy development of babies in early pregnancy as it helps protect against birth defects. In the first four to six weeks of pregnancy, the neural tube closes and fuses. This tube later becomes the baby’s brain and spinal cord. A diet low in folate can increase the chances of the neural tube not closing properly, which can result in a neural tube defect (NTD), such as Spina Bifida. At least 400mcg of Folic Acid daily is recommended for 3 months before conception and for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy to help prevent neural tube defects.
Iodine is an essential nutrient that is vital for the normal growth & development of the brain and nervous system before birth, in babies and young children. During the first two trimesters of pregnancy, babies can’t produce their own Iodine and rely on their mothers Iodine intake to optimize their brain and nervous system development. Supplementation of 150mcg/day is recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Iron is important to help produce extra blood cells to cater for the growth of the baby and placenta. The recommended intake of Iron during pregnancy is 27mg, and whilst you should be able to get all the iron you need from iron rich foods such as meats, leafy greens, legumes, it is recommended to supplement your intake.
Pregnant women are at increased risk of Vitamin D deficiency which is needed to regulate the levels of Calcium and Phosphate in your body, to help build strong bones and teeth in your baby. As very few foods contain enough Vitamin D, in order to obtain the recommended daily dose of 6mcg Vitamin D, it is recommended pregnant women may benefit from supplementation.
Vitamin B12 is known to help in the development of your baby’s brain, muscles & nervous system. It is thought that taking the combination of Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 is more effective than taking Folic Acid alone. The recommended daily intake of Vitamin B12 is 2.6mcg daily.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Your body uses Niacin to turn food into energy as well as for DNA and cell differentiation. In pregnant women it helps assist in the normal development of your unborn baby’s brain .The RDI for pregnancy is 18mg per day.
When you are pregnant your developing baby needs Calcium to help build strong bones and teeth. It is also needed for a healthy heart, nerves and muscles. The RDI for pregnancy is 1000mg calcium daily. Milk is one of the best sources of Calcium and highly recommended for supplying the increased needs of Calcium during pregnancy. MamaCare is milk based.
The amino acids in Protein are the building blocks of human cells, and as your baby’s cells are multiplying rapidly, your Protein intake needs to increase as your pregnancy progresses. Insufficient Protein may impair the development of the placenta and fetus.
Milk is one of natures best and most convenient sources of Calcium, and is recommended to help meet the increased requirements during pregnancy. MamaCare is milk based.
A shake a day
Simply mix 55g (2 heaped scoops) of MamaCare into 200ml of water & shake!
Add fresh fruit for a healthy smoothie
Add your favourite fruits, nuts or seeds to make a smoothie, and MamaCare becomes a perfect meal for those suffering nausea, morning sickness or general food sensitvity.