Pregnancy Glow Formula

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Are nutrients able to support early pregnancy?

 

The Pregnancy Glow Formula is for expecting mothers during early pregnant (1st trimester). It provides crucial nutrients to help support both mother and baby.

 

It is formulated to provide nutrients and vitamins beneficial during pregnancy and to reduce common uncomfortable symptoms during pregnancy.

 

One of the methods by which miscarriage or spontaneous abortion may occur is an increase in oxidative stress [1]. Supplementation with Vitamin C may have a role in reducing this oxidative stress and also may reduce the risk of miscarriage [2]. Although many studies have shown no reduction in miscarriage risk with Vitamin C supplementation. 

 

Vitamin C may also reduce the risk of premature rupture of membranes (PROM) (amniotic fluid leaking before week 37 of pregnancy) [3]. 

 

The formula also includes magnesium which has been observed to decrease the risk of preterm labour and vaginal haemorrhaging [4]. Magnesium is also beneficial in reducing pregnancy-related leg cramps, high blood pressure, and diabetes [5, 6]. 

 

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is an important ingredient in this formula as well as it is more effective at reducing nausea during pregnancy when compared to placebo. Vitamin B6 is useful in the treatment of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy from mild to severe cases [7].

 

A vital mineral, selenium, is also included in the formula. Selenium has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnancy [8]. Interestingly, it has also been observed to reduce the risk of postpartum hypothyroidism in Women who initially had healthy thyroids by about 42% [9]. It can also reduce pregnancy-related hypertension [10]. 

 

Selenium is tremendously important and vital during pregnancy, it helps regulate the level of inflammation and oxidative stress in the body. Selenium deficiency leads to high blood pressure during pregnancy. Selenium is necessary for supporting female fertility as well as healthy growth of the fetus. Selenium deficiency during pregnancy is associated with spontaneous abortions, premature birth, and pregnancy-induced hypertension [10]. 

 

The formula is delivered in a 250-500 mL saline bag which is helpful in hydration as well, particularly for mothers that have vomiting and dehydration. The formula also contains a low dose of additional B-Vitamins and important minerals for pregnancy.

References:

  1. Agarwal A, Aponte-Mellado A, Premkumar BJ, Shaman A, Gupta S. The effects of oxidative stress on female reproduction: a review. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2012;10(1):49. 

  2. Maconochie N, Doyle P, Prior S, Simmons R. Risk factors for first trimester miscarriage-results from a UK-population- based case-control study. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2007;114(2):170–86. 

  3. Rumbold, A., Ota, E., Nagata, C., Shahrook, S., & Crowther, C. A. (2015). Vitamin C supplementation in pregnancy (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9.

  4. Spätling, L. (1993). Magnesium in obstetrics and gynecology. Gynakol Geburtshilfliche Rundsch, 33(2), 85–91.

  5. Rylander, R. (2015). Treatment with Magnesium in Pregnancy. AIMS Public Health, 2(4), 804–809.

  6. Asemi, Z., Karamali, M., Jamilian, M., Foroozanfard, F., Bahmani, F., Heidarzadeh, Z., … Esmaillzadeh, A. (2015). Magnesium supplementation affects metabolic status and pregnancy outcomes in gestational diabetes: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 102(1), 222–229.

  7. O’Donnell, A., Mcparlin, C., Robson, S. C., Beyer, F., Moloney, E., Bryant, A., Vale, L. (2016). Treatments for hyperemesis gravidarum and nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: a systematic review and economic assessment. Health Technology Assessment, 20(74), 1–268.

  8. Xu, M., Guo, D., Gu, H., Zhang, L., & Lv, S. (2016). Selenium and Preeclampsia: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Biological Trace Element Research, 171(2), 283–292.

  9. Negro, R., Greco, G., Mangieri, T., Pezzarossa, A., Dazzi, D., & Hassan, H. (2007). The Influence of Selenium Supplementation on Postpartum Thyroid Status in Pregnant Women with Thyroid Peroxidase Autoantibodies. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 92(4), 1263–1268.

  10. Bizerea, T., Dezsi, S., Marginean, O., Stroescu, R., Rogobete, A., Bizerea-Spiridon, O., & Ilie, C. (2018). The Link Between Selenium, Oxidative Stress and Pregnancy Induced Hypertensive Disorders. Clinical Laboratory, 64(10/2018).

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