First Trimester Vitamins and Supplements

Zita West supplements and first trimester vitamins contain everything you need to support your body’s nutritional needs throughout the first trimester of pregnancy.


孕初期常见问题解答

Should I be taking vitamins during early pregnancy?

 

The first three months of pregnancy are in many ways the most crucial stage of a baby’s development - the time when all of his or her organs and systems are forming, as well as hands, feet, and limbs. It is now recognised that a mother’s diet immediately before conception and in the first weeks of pregnancy can influence the way that the embryo develops.

 

It is recommended to take 400 micrograms folic acid until you're 12 weeks pregnant. Folic acid can help prevent birth defects known as neural tube defects, including spina bifida.

 

There are a number of additional beneficial vitamins and minerals that are required to help support you throughout pregnancy. We
recommend Vital Essence 1, which has been formulated to support the nutritional needs for the first trimester, including 400mg folate (the more readily absorbable form of folic aicid).

 

We also recommend taking Vital DHA alongside this, which helps protect against DNA damage.

 

These, alongside other key nutrients can be found in our Newly Pregnant Trimester 1 Support Pack.

What supplements should I take in the first trimester?

 

The first three months of pregnancy are in many ways the most crucial stage of a baby’s development – the time when all of his or her organs and systems are forming, as well as hands, feet, and limbs. It is now recognised that a mother’s diet immediately before conception and in the first weeks of pregnancy can influence the way that the embryo develops.

 

The new formulation of Vital Essence 1 supplies all the micro-nutrients that are most important to meet the demands of early pregnancy, including 400ug of Folate (now in the superior L-Methylfolate form and useful for a whole range of cellular activities, not just for helping to minimise the risk of spina bifida) plus lots of protective ingredients such as Beta Carotene (a safe way to help support your intake of Vitamin A), Copper, Magnesium, Manganese and Zinc, all of which support normal cell division and help to protect DNA.

 

We recommend that it should be taken in conjunction with Vital DHA for maximum benefit to your overall nutrition.

 

Vitamin D - Helps your baby's bones, teeth, kidneys, heart and nervous system to develop

 

Pregnakalm – A friendly bacteria supplement can help to build your immunity, help enhance your vaginal health as well as support the child’s development of healthy balanced friendly gut bacteria, which, in turn, can promote healthy digestive function, reduce risk of certain digestive conditions and allergic diseases, and support healthy immune function.

 

Psyllium Husk - This helps to improve bowel movement and feed the friendly bacteria in the gut microbiome

 

All of these products can be purchased individually, or try our Newly Pregnant Trimester 1 Support Pack, containing all, and save too! 

How much zinc is safe to take throughout pregnancy?

 

No more than 30mg of zinc is recommended during pregnancy 

 

What supplements should I take at 5 weeks pregnant?

 

 

We recommend the following supplements at 5 weeks of pregnancy:

 

Vital Essence 1 – a premium multivitamin containing all the vitamins and minerals recommended throughout this phase, including 400mg folate (a more readily absorbable form of folic acid)

 

Vital DHA - Contains EFAs, which are important in the development of healthy cells and body tissue during pregnancy and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), which plays a critical role in the development of a baby’s brain during pregnancy and early infancy

 

Vitamin D - Helps your baby's bones, teeth, kidneys, heart and nervous system to develop

 

Pregnakalm – A friendly bacteria supplement can help to build your immunity, help enhance your vaginal health as well as support the child’s development of healthy balanced friendly gut bacteria, which, in turn, can promote healthy digestive function, reduce risk of certain digestive conditions and allergic diseases, and support healthy immune function.

 

Psyllium Husk - This helps to improve bowel movement and feed the friendly bacteria in the gut microbiome

 

Can I take standard multivitamins in first trimester?

 

Yes, you can take a multivitamin during early pregnancy. However, we recommend taking a trimester specific multivitamin, to ensure that you are not consuming too high a dose of vitamin A.

 

Vital Essence 1 is a premium multivitamin containing all the vitamins and minerals recommended throughout this phase, including 400mg folate (a more readily absorbable form of folic acid)

 

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