Supplemental Nutrition: Prenatal Vitamins and DHA

Supplemental Nutrition: Prenatal Vitamins and DHA

Months ago, I decided to start taking supplements––not because I needed them, but because I figured it couldn't hurt. Well, not if I took the right supplements. Though my daily diet consists of the vital nutrients needed for a healthy, gorgeous life, I do have an iron deficiency that I have to keep a close eye on. So,  aside from my daily leafy green intake, I like to double down with these supplements.

Whole Food Prenatal:

The Honesty Company's daily Prenatal is a godsend. Made with whole food based ingredients, these vitamins do not contain the harmful ingredients and fillers found in most popular brands, such as:

  • gluten
  • soy
  • yeast
  • wheat
  • casein
  • gelatin
  • sodium
  • dairy
  • eggs
  • shellfish
  • sweeteners/HFCS
  • artificial flavors
  • starch
  • dyes
  • preservatives
  • arsenic
  • cadmium
  • lead
  • mercury
  • common nut allergens

Yep! That's a pretty long list, and though you may have never noticed it, most vitamin supplements contain many items on this list. And, yes, arsenic is one of them. You would be surprised how many items in your local grocery or drug store contain arsenic––even jarred baby foods, with Gerber being one of the leaders in arsenic laced "food". But I digress. Here is more about this daily multi-vitamin from The Honest Company's website:

  • Real Food Nutrients. Our bodies are made to digest real, natural foods — so we use wholesome organic fruits and veggies to ensure optimal absorption.

  • Research-Based Potencies. High potency Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Iron and B-complex promote baby's cell development and support mom's immune system, and balanced energy.*

  • Probiotics. Made with 1.5 billion beneficial (CFU) probiotics to support both mom and baby’s digestion, immune system, and overall intestinal health.*

  • No Upset Stomachs. Ginger and Vitamin B6 help calm tummies.

  • Doctor Reviewed and Recommended. We rely on a team of experts to ensure a healthy start — beginning with only the purest, high quality, nourishing ingredients.

  • Purity Matters. Unadultered and HONESTLY FREE of commonly found binders, fillers, allergens, pesticides, and contaminants.

DHA Complete:

Along with the Prenatal vitamin, I take The Honest Company's daily DHA Complete. This Omega-3 supplement is in Triglyceride Form with 1000 IU Vitamin D. The supplement has a natural strawberry flavor and, unlike most fish oil supplements, there is no fishy aftertaste or burps. Thank goodness! This DHA is free of the following:

  • gluten
  • GMO
  • dairy
  • wheat
  • nuts
  • salt
  • colors
  • sweeteners
  • artificial flavors
  • pesticides
  • mercury
  • cadmium
  • lead
  • PCBs
  • dioxins
  • other environmental toxins

And that's another long list of no-no's that The Honest Company does not entertain! According to their website, here are more facts you should know:

  • Women and Moms' Health. Promotes positive mood, brain function, immunity, and cardiovascular health, and reduces inflammation – perfect for before, during, and after pregnancy.*

  • Baby Growth and Development. Critical for fetal and infant brain development, as well as cardiovascular, eye, immune, and nervous system health.*

  • Premium Pharmaceutical Grade Oils. Uses the finest fish oil from smaller, wild (not farmed), cold water fish, including mackerel and sardines, to ensure exceptional purity, freshness, and sustainability.

  • Gentle and Easy to Swallow. Small, unflavored soft gels – safe for sensitive tummies.

  • Purity and Peace of Mind. Molecularly distilled to eliminate impurities, allergens, mercury, PCBs, dioxins, and environmental toxics. 

  • Pure and Unadulterated. HONESTLY FREE of contaminants and allergens commonly found in other fish oil supplements.

In Conclusion:

Most of you come to The Gorgeous Girl's Guide for beauty tips, and most of our beauty tips are health tips because one does not exist without the other. That is the whole premise of The G3

So, if you're looking for a clean, whole food supplement that will support healthy hair, nails, and skin, I highly recommend this duo. Along with a clean-eating, organic diet and plentiful water consumption, you will begin to see changes in your energy levels, overall health, and your beauty.

Get a free sample of these supplements and when you're ready, order your Health and Wellness Bundle from The Honest Company. They have an assortment of vitamins for women, men, and children!

New York Times best selling author, keynote speaker and workshop leader, founder of The Gorgeous Girl's Guide, Steffans Publishing Enterprises, and Karrine & Co.