For today’s Wellness Wednesday I wanted to share the preconception supplements I’m taking. I’m incredibly picky about supplements; a lot of them are complete junk. I want to make it clear that it’s not possible to take supplements to rectify a poor diet. These supplements are meant to be taken in addition to a healthy diet. A healthy diet is the basis of any healthy pregnancy.
In the video I didn’t include the liver supplement simply because I forgot. I actually only take it if I’m not eating liver regularly (which for the most part, I am, because it’s delicious). You can also check out my pregnancy bundle, which includes these supplements here. Be sure to watch the video to find more info on my favorite preconception supplements.
Great Lakes Gelatin – Gelatin boosts gut health. It also promotes strong bones, joints and cartilage and helps prevents wrinkles, cellulite and stretch marks.
Vitamin Code Prenatal – my favorite prenatal. It contains digestive enzymes and probiotics and folate instead of folic acid. Folic acid is poorly absorbed and has even been linked to cancer. When taking any prenatal, it’s important to choose folate over folic acid.
Ancient Minerals Magnesium Lotion – It’s crucial to build up magnesium stores before becoming pregnant. This can reduce morning sickness, leg cramps and fluid retention while boosting your mood and promoting restful sleep.
Prescript Assist Probiotics – probiotics are great for gut health but have also been linked to behavioral disorders. In her book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome, Dr. Campbell-McBride links autism, ADD and ADHD to a lack of beneficial gut flora not only in the child, but also in the mother.
Chlorella – chlorella binds to toxins and flushes them from the body. Particularly, mercury. You’ve likely heard that mercury can cause complications during pregnancy. Chlorella assists in effectively removing mercury and other toxins and heavy metals from the body.
Desiccated Liver – gram for gram, liver is the most nutrient dense food on earth. It is packed with vitamins A, E, D and K as well as iron, calcium, magnesium and so much more. I cannot recommend it enough. When I’m not eating liver regularly, I make sure to take these liver pills. Also a good option if you can’t stomach the idea of eating liver.
Nordic Naturals Cod Liver Oil OR Green Pastures Cod Liver Oil – cod liver oil is a nutrient dense super food that is crucial during pregnancy. It provides vitamins A and D as well as EPA and DHA – which are crucial for a developing fetus. It’s anti-inflammatory and a great addition to basically and diet.