Iodine plays an essential role in the synthesis of thyroid hormones necessary for normal growth, development, and metabolism. Iodine deficiency results in low thyroid hormone production which leads to poor metabolism, reduced intellectual ability, goiter (swollen neck), and many other health problems. This article is a compilation of everything you need to know about iodine deficiency. Read on to equip yourself with essential knowledge and prevention strategies.
Vitamins and supplements are consumed around the world every day. From the common vitamins like C and E to exotic exracts and oils, taken individually or as multivitamins, this multi billion dollar industry exists because people are driven by a natural instinct to protect, preserve, and improve their health and wellbeing. But simply purchasing supplements is a waste of money or even potentially dangerous if they are not consumed properly. What is the best time of day to take vitamins? What are the medication interactions to watch out for? What if you’re pregnant? We address these questions and more to help you get the most from vitamins and supplements.
Omega-3 fatty acids, and DHA in particular, have immense benefits for everyone, but they are particularly important for pregnant women for the baby’s development, and also for the wellbeing of the mother. There are DHA supplements specifically targeted for prenatal use, but looking beyond the marketing, what should we look for in a prenatal DHA supplement? We answer that question, then go on to compare three leading brands: Nordic Naturals, Oceans Mom, and DEVA.
Omega 3 fatty acids and DHA in particular are known to have many benefits, but it’s especially important during pregnancy. Next to folic acid, DHA is a highly recommended prenatal vitamin. Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA packs a great amount of DHA for prenatal needs, but it’s benefits go beyond that.
After spending around nine months growing a human inside your body, you’re now considering feeding that human exclusively with food that you make with your body. Doesn’t that sound tough? It’s okay to find it hard, there’s help out there. In this article, we discuss how lactation supplements can help, what to look for in the best ones, and also include our top-5 product picks so you don’t have to do all the research yourself.
DHA is an important omega 3 with a wide range of benefits and is especially important for prenatal wellbeing. Since vegans avoid fish, obtaining DHA through diet can be hard. Deva’s algae-based DHA supplements to the rescue - and it’s not just for vegans.
There are many health benefits to vegetarian and vegan diets. However, vegans in particular are prone to specific vitamin deficiencies, which is why supplements are strongly encouraged during and preferably before pregnancy. Unfortunately it can be a challenge finding vegan prenatal vitamins. This guide will help you spot animal ingredients, and suggest non-animal alternatives you should look for.
There is no end to the variety in human bodies and their various functions, and lactation is no exception. Some women only need to hear a baby cry and they find themselves soaking through their nursing pads, grabbing handfuls of napkins to hide the dark patches spreading down their tops. At the other end of the scale, there are some women who find it difficult to get their flow started in the first place. For those women, here are some tips on how to induce lactation.
DHA is an important prenatal vitamin. Oceans Mom by Garden of Life hits the brief with 350mg of DHA, and since it only contains DHA + EPA, it’s something we can recommend for men (and non-pregnant women) as well.
Starting a family is one of the big decisions in life. Raising a child requires huge emotional and financial investment. Why not start things off on the right foot by making sure your baby receives all the nutrients it would need from conception to birth? This guide will explain what prenatal vitamins and supplements, as well as preconception vitamins and supplements, are recommended before and during pregnancy. Don’t worry dads-to-be, there’s something here for you too.