What makes bebe-O Natural Prenatal vitamins so “Natural”?
The best way to explain bebe-O Natural Prenatal vitamins is to say what is NOT in them. The vitamins have no artificial colors, no artificial flavors, and no artificial sweeteners. If it’s artificial, then it doesn’t belong in your prenatal vitamin! Furthermore, there are no petrochemicals, no preservatives, no GMO’s, no bezoates, no chorides, no oxides, and no propylene glycol. There is no gluten in bebe-O Natural Prenatal vitamins and they are 100% hypoallergenic.
So what IS in bebe-O Natural Prenatal vitamins?
Bebe-O Natural Prenatal vitamins are chock full of a host of all natural (and all vegan) ingredients designed to keep mother and baby healthy and happy throughout pregnancy. Each dose contains a vitamin blend of Vitamin A, C, D2, K1, and a blend of B vitamins including vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12. Each vitamin contained in bebe-O offers something unique as your pregnancy develops. Vitamin A, good for eyesight, also helps improve growth and appetite. Vitamin C improves your immune system, since it’s so important to stay healthy as you get ready to bring a new baby into the world. Vitamin C is also a natural laxative and can help keep things running smoothly as your body responds to the strains of pregnancy. Vitamin D, combined with bebe-O’s 250mg of calcium, helps maintain good bone health for the mother and form the building blocks for healthy bones and teeth in the baby. However, I would have liked to have seen more calcium in bebe-O Natural Prenatal vitamins – preferably 750mg. Vitamin K helps aid the normal clotting of blood and is routinely given to newborns. B vitamins provide a long and varied list of health benefits, but perhaps most important is its vital role of helping to develop an unborn infant’s brain and nervous system. Although scientists are not sure why, vitamin B has proven to act as an anti-nausea agent to some pregnant women.
What else is in bebe-O Natural Prenatal vitamins?
In addition to vitamins, bebe-O also provide folic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, and zinc. But that’s not all – a unique antioxidant blend and a proprietary blend are also included in every day’s worth of bebe-O Natural Prenatal vitamins. Antioxidants, always a healthy addition to someone’s diet, are even more important during pregnancy. Some studies have found that a woman who ingests lots of antioxidants during pregnancy may reduce her child’s risk of becoming obese or suffering from diabetes. In bebe-O Natural Prenatal vitamins, all antioxidants come straight from their natural source – the earth! The blend includes rose hips, carrots, ginger, grape seed extract, raspberry leaf, and shitake mushrooms. The proprietary blend includes vitamin B15, which extends the life of cells and helps combat fatigue and help metabolism – perfect for when pregnancy gets you down.
That being said, there are several very important ingredients missing from bebe-O Natural Prenatal vitamins. Unfortunately, bebe-O Natural Prenatal vitamins do not contain choline, inositol, DHA, CoQ10, or probiotics. These five ingredients are real miracle workers during pregnancy, and in my opinion, should be included in every prenatal vitamin.
How do you take bebe-O Natural Prenatal vitamins?
You can take bebe-O Natural Prenatal vitamins throughout all the stages of pregnancy. A daily dose of bebe-O Natural Prenatal vitamins is four capsules. Bebe-O recommends two capsules in the morning and two at night. Personally, I struggle with taking more than one pill a day, and four seems a bit excessive. The choice, of course, is up to you.