As a woman in my childbearing years, I feel it's necessary and responsible to take my prenatal vitamins everyday. I choose to take a prenatal vitamin just in case we are blessed with a surprise pregnancy. Studies have shown that women who have been taking vitamins with the recommended amounts of folic acid have much lower incidents of spinal cord abnormalities when they conceive and that those women who have been taking vitamins for three months prior to conceiving show even less incidents of abnormalities. Researchers are now finding that DHA is an important addition for pregnant and nursing women. Nature Made Vitamins now offers a Prenatal Multi Vitamin with DHA in a liquid softgel. DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid which plays an important role in brain development, especially during the critical period of fetal development and infancy. Pregnant mothers transfer DHA directly to the fetus to support rapid brain and retina development. Some studies show DHA supplementation during pregnancy increases intelligence, cognition, and visual performance in infants and young children. Recommended DHA dose is 200-300 mg/day.
While DHA is a wonderful supplement for both mother and baby, there are precautions that should be taken when ingesting DHA. You can find out more information about these precautions on the Nature Made website along with dosage and directions, ingredients and other available products. Here are the ingredients and supplement facts about the Nature Made Prenatal Multi Vitamins + DHA Liquid Softgels.
Nature Made Prenatal Multi + DHA Liquid Softgels are sold at Costco.com, drugstore.com and walgreens.com so there are a few places where you can get your hands on these vitamins online as well as most major retailers. In fact, Nature Made is offering all my readers a $1.00 off coupon here for any of their products!
I received a 10 month supply of these liquid softgels and I've been taking them everyday with my dinner because most vitamins tend to upset my stomach and I would rather sleep through those feelings. The directions recommend you take them with food and I would agree. They also are great for making your hair and nails grow faster and stronger! My hairdresser comments about how quickly my hair grows every time I get a haircut!
Nature Made has offered to send one lucky reader a 9 month supply of these Prenatal Multi Vitamins + DHA! That's over $50 worth of vitamins for FREE!
Head over to Nature Made and tell me which other vitamins you take or are interested in taking! (Please make sure that I have an email address to contact you if you are the winner either in the comment itself or on your profile.)