Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nature Made Review and Giveaway

When you are pregnant, one of the most important things you can do for your baby is to eat a healthy diet, and to take a daily Prenatal Vitamin to ensure that your growing angel gets all of the nutrients they require. So many people in this economy are without insurance, or cannot afford the copay for prescription prenatal vitamins. Nature Made Vitamins are a quality product from a reliable company, and they sell their Prenatal Vitamin over the counter at an affordable cost. It includes the necessary nutrients such as DHA, which plays an important role in brain and retina development during fetal development and infancy, and is passed directly from the mother to the baby. I take Nature Made Vitamins personally, upon the recommendation of my primary care doctor, so I felt that this product line was a great review match for me to share with you. I have taken their products for years, and can tell a difference in the way that I feel if I miss a day. If you are not pregnant or nursing, their other multi-vitamin products are excellent as well.

Nature Made provided this additional information on this product:

Product Information:
  • Nature Made was the first OTC brand to launch a Prenatal Multivitamin with 200mg DHA in one single softgel so that expecting moms/nursing moms would only have to take 1 softgel per day.
  • One softgel offers:
    • 200mg DHA
    • 800mg Folic Acid
    • Vitamins A,C,D and Zinc
    • Iron
    • B – Complex (Vitamins B6, B12)
    • EPA/DHA, Niacin

What is DHA?

DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that plays an important role in brain development, especially during the critical period of fetal development and infancy. DHA is transferred directly from the mother to the fetus during brain and retina development or to the infants through breastfeeding.  Recommended DHA dose is 200-300 mg/day.

What is Folic Acid?

Folic acid, sometimes called folate, is a B vitamin (B9) found mostly in leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach, orange juice, and enriched grains. Repeated studies have shown that women who get 400 micrograms or more (0.4 milligrams) daily prior to conception and during early pregnancy may reduce the risk that their baby will be born with a serious neural tube defect (a birth defect involving incomplete development of the brain and spinal cord) by up to 70%.

How do the the vitamins, iron, etc. play a part in my overall health?

Vitamins A, C, D & Zinc –  Support Immune System Health

Iron – Supports Blood Cell Production

B – Complex (Vitamins B6, B12) – Supports Energy Metabolism

EPA/DHA, Niacin – Support Heart and Circulatory Health



GIVEAWAY:
Nature Made has graciously offered a giveaway of one Prenatal gift pack for one of my  readers. The giveaway gift pack includes a 9 month supply of Nature Made Prenatal Multivitamin with DHA, two 2-packs of cloth diapers and a "Just for Baby" food processor. To enter, simply fill out the form below with your contact information. You may ENTER ONCE PER DAY. This contest will end at midnight CST on 11/17/2010. The following morning I will select a winner, and forward the contact information to the company so that they may send you your prize.

***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

"I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central on behalf of Nature Made and received the products necessary to facilitate my review and giveaway.”

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