Preggy-Mama Contains –
Active Extrafolate-S (as 5-MTHF), a 3rd generation Folate that does not need to be broken down by the body through a complex enzymatic metabolic process like conventional synthetic Folic Acid. This means that it is ready to be used by the body immediately. It is 7 x more bioavailable than synthetic Folic Acid.
Myo-inositol, which when combined with Folate significantly reduces the incidence of Neural Tube Defects than using Folate alone.
24mg Amino Acid Chelated Iron. This form of Iron is softer on the stomach and has a lower side effect profile that does not give you constipation, black stools or nausea.
Preggy-Mama is suitable for use by Vegetarians and Vegans as it does not contain any animal extracts.
Also suitable for pregnant women who are very nauseous (have morning sickness) as it is only one component and the tablet can be crushed.
Folate vs Folic Acid? Folate is the naturally occurring form of Vitamin B9 (a metabolically active form) whereas Folic Acid is a synthetic form of Vitamin B9 (an inactive form). The body does not convert Folic Acid into active vitamin B9 very well, so un-metabolised Folic Acid may build up in the bloodstream which can have negative health effects. Thus, Folate and Folic Acid are not the same thing.
Some people are poor Folic Acid metabolisers. They usually have a polymorphism of the enzyme MTHFR. In these cases, it is essential that these people take Folate (5-MTHF) as they cannot metabolise synthetic Folic Acid.
Vegetarian and vegan pregnant women should consider taking Flaxseed oil as a substitute for Omega 3 derived from a fish source.