Vitamin C Supplementation in high doses is on the RISE in the pregnancy world, as many mothers have discovered the benefits for themselves and their growing babies- however- the RIGHT kind of Vitamin C is Crucial.
One of the main benefits that women making vitamin C babies see is improved quality of collagen (thicker, stronger tissues that are more flexible). In the presence of high dose vitamin C, collagen production in the body increases 8 fold with no dietary changes (that's from a study). We humans don't produce vitamin C. In mammals that produce vitamin C, when it comes time to give birth, their bodies soften, flex open like a ripe peach, and the baby swims out. Throughout your pregnancy, by matching in your body the dynamic flow of ascorbate at levels normally flowing in mammals that produce it, you are setting yourself up for the best and easiest birth possible. And every cell that is produced as the baby develops has a stronger, thicker and more flexible cell wall, including brain cells, so they are far more robust at birth. For human moms, C is for Confidence.
First focus on your immune boosting lifestyle by avoiding highly processed, greasy and synthetic non organic foods that stump the immune system from functioning properly. You can take all of the best supplements in the world but if you are contradicting it with food and lifestyle it's a waste.
About Emergen-C and why it is a terrible option for anyone including pregnant women:
•Emergen-C is not naturally derived, it is loaded with toxins and synthetic vitamins- meaning it has syntheic fillers and forms of vitamins that can do more harm to a body and growing baby which cannot properly process these synthetic forms of support. The Placenta cannot properly filter these toxins and fillers. People with MTHFR mutation esp should avoid synthetic vitamins and minerals.
•The product is non-organic, non-natural and contains man-made derivatives the body cannot process and should not be forced to attempt.
•The *other ingredients* listed on the box are all 100% not advised during pregnancy or otherwise. Aside from the concerning main listed ingredients.
So what are your safe supplementary options for immune boosting during pregnancy?!
SO MANY OPTIONS, get ready ♡
Vit c powder:
The morning mineral
Vitamin c drops
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(Also keep on hand for breastfeeding it helps fight mastitis)
Acts as a natural antibiotic. It works by stimulating white blood cell production (our body's infection fighters). Echinacea helps to "wake-up" and activate the immune system, and then works to modulate and regulate the immune response. It works as an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral
Mullein is an effective herb to help alleviate cough, bronchitis, asthma, hay fever and other respiratory issues. It is an excellent expectorant and soother, specific for dry, harsh, hacking coughs, and is the only herb for this that is safe for use by pregnant and breastfeeding women.
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