How Procare can benefit: Your health and well-being

How Procare can benefit: Your health and well-being

How nutrients can benefit:

  • Preconception health
  • Cover nutrient requirement gaps
  • Long-term bone, teeth & joint health
  • Cardiovascular, metabolic & mental health
  • Antioxidant protection

 

Preconception health

Procare contains natural antioxidants like betacarotene and vitamins C and E. These antioxidants may help protect your eggs from free radical damage. Oxidative stress is a known factor for fertility problems; so many health professionals recommend a good supply of antioxidants to protect egg production and fertilization from harmful free radicals. In addition, vitamin C accumulates in your ovaries to support a healthy ovulation. Other nutrients like zinc, B group vitamins, vitamin D and the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA also support healthy ovulation and early zygote development. The B vitamin folic acid is also important for DNA synthesis and rapid cell division which commences after the egg is fertilized. A diet rich in these nutrients will support a healthy ovulation thus better your chances of conceiving.

Cover nutrient requirement gaps

During pregnancy and breastfeeding the World Health Organization (WHO) along with a number of health authorities increase the recommended daily intake of many nutrients to support fetal/infant development while also fulfilling your own body’s demands. During this time, the increase for some nutrients is so substantial it can be extremely difficult for many women to maintain a diet that will fulfill these nutrient requirements on a regular basis. Procare contains 18 essential nutrients that can boost your ability to cover nutrient requirement gaps on a daily basis, keeping you healthy while also supporting the growth and development of your baby. Particularly during pregnancy, symptoms like nausea and morning sickness can reduce your ability to maintain a well-balanced diet. Taken before pregnancy, Procare can assist with recommendations of increasing folic acid and iron intake prior to conception. In addition, Procare doubles up as an excellent multi-nutrient supplement for women regardless if you are planning to have children or not.

 

Long-term bone & joint health

The entire journey of creating a new life takes its toll on your body. In particular your bones and joints can feel the stress of caring after another life. As calcium is removed from your bones to support fetal/infant bone development, they’re momentarily weakened. If your supply of calcium and vitamin D is good, your diet will eventually deposit back the calcium that was lost, returning bones to their normal strength. If however, your calcium and vitamin D levels are low, it can significantly reduce the ability of bones returning to their former strength and can vastly speed up the process of osteoporosis in years to come. To ensure you are looking after the long-term health of your bones, a regular supply of calcium and vitamin D will help.As pregnancy bump gets bigger and bigger it can place a fair amount of stress on your bones and joints. Omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA are important for keeping joints supple and flexible.

Cardiovascular, metabolic & mental health

As highlighted, the journey of creating a new life can take its toll on your body. It is a critical time that you must be in your best physical and mental condition to ensure that your baby’s development and growth is not compromised by suboptimal pre- and post-natal conditions. During pregnancy many conditions can be exacerbated by pregnancy such as poor cardiovascular, metabolic and mental health. If blood lipid, glucose and calcium levels are not in the normal range, pregnancy can induced health problems such as gestational diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension and preeclampsia. Supplementing a healthy diet with omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, vitamin D and folic acid before, during and after pregnancy has shown to reduce and alleviate the risk of developing these complications which put you and your baby’s health at risk (increased risk of preterm birth). DHA and EPA are important for cardiovascular health in regulating lipid levels reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Another common ailment induced by pregnancy/birth is postnatal depression. This is a condition where the production and control of chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) in the brain has been disrupted leading to uncontrolled feelings of anxiety and depression. While there are several factors that contribute to presentation of postnatal depression, a greater nutritional status of B-group vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA and other various nutrients are linked to a lower incidence of depression as they support healthy neurotransmitter regulation.

 

Antioxidant protection

Free radical accumulation and oxidative stress can cause significant damage to DNA, cells, tissues, proteins, fatty acids and other structures in your body as well as your baby’s. They contribute towards many fertility health problems, congenital defects, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and degenerative conditions. To prevent the accumulation of free radicals in the body and subsequent damage the body requires anti-oxidants, compounds that can neutralize free radicals by donating electrons. Procare contains betacarotene, vitamin C and E which all exert antioxidant abilities. A regular supply of antioxidants will support regular health and development for you and your baby, before, during and after pregnancy. Together with omega-3, these antioxidants also help protect the skin, keeping it hydrated, soft and youthful. Your skin is heavily affected by hormone fluctuations, which occur a lot throughout the pregnancy journey leaving it vulnerable to oxidative damage. A dietary supply of antioxidants is an excellent way to reach the target areas of free radical damage in the skin as opposed to topical creams and lotions in which antioxidants fail to penetrate the top layer of the skin.

Summary Table:

When nutrients of Procare are needed for benefits

Benefit Nutrients Before During After
Preconception health Betacarotene, vitamins C , D & E, folic acid, zinc
Cover nutrient requirement gaps All 18 nutrients
Long-term bone and joint health Calcium, vitamins B12, C & D, magnesium, zinc, DHA & EPA
Cardiovascular, metabolic and mental health DHA & EPA, folic acid, vitamin D
Antioxidant protection Betacarotene, vitamins C & E

 

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