Even if you eat a well balanced diet, most doctors recommend a prenatal vitamin to ensure you receive enough folic acid and iron. Folic Acid helps protect the baby from birth defects. Extra iron is needed during pregnancy to protect you from anemia and help the baby grow properly. Other vitamins are important as well such as calcium and vitamin D. Be Well Rounded! is meant to be a complement to eating a healthy diet, eating healthy is still very important.
During pregnancy your body needs extra vitamins and nutrients that are not in (or not in at a high enough level) a regular multi-vitamin. We recommend using a pre-natal vitamin prior to, during and post pregnancy.
Having a separate DHA supplement allows for a more stable and consistent product to ensure all the vitamins and minerals are of the highest quality. Having the ingredients combined with the vitamin may degrade the potency of the vitamins and minerals.
You should not experience any side effects from Be Well Rounded!.
No, Be Well Rounded! contains chelated iron, which is easy on the stomach and will not cause constipation.
It’s very important to continue eating a healthy, well balanced diet during pregnancy. Be Well Rounded! is meant as a complement to your diet.
You should start taking Be Well Rounded! before you try to conceive. Taking Be Well Rounded! before you conceive will give your body the nutrients it needs for the first few weeks of pregnancy – before you receive a positive pregnancy test.
You should take Be Well Rounded! before, during and after your pregnancy if you are nursing. Once your baby is born and you are no longer nursing, it is ok to discontinue taking Be Well Rounded!.
No, if you forget to take Be Well Rounded! for one day, do not double up on the dose.
Be Well Rounded! provides 17 key vitamins and minerals including 100% daily value of Folic Acid, chelated iron (Ferrochel®) for easier absorption and tolerance, plus 450 mg DHA enteric coated softgel supplement, which has been shown to support healthy brain development in babies when taken during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. It also contains Enteric coating to help deliver the omega-3 more efficiently.
Be Well Rounded! is easier to swallow, allows for easier absorption and is better tolerated than other pre-natal vitamins. Be Well Rounded! contains Ferrochel® chelated iron, which is easier on the stomach, does not interact with other nutrients and is safer than inorganic iron supplements such as ferrous sulfate. The DHA supplement has enteric coating, which allows for more absorption into your system and eliminates the fish burp.
Taking folic acid, a B vitamin, before and during pregnancy is important to prevent birth defects of your baby’s brain and spinal cord. Your growing baby needs calcium to build strong bones and teeth, a healthy heart, nerves and muscles. If you do not get enough calcium while you are pregnant, the baby will take it from your bones, which may impair your own health later on. Iron is essential for making the protein (hemoglobin) in red blood cells that carry oxygen to other cells. During pregnancy, the amount of blood in your body increases (to 50% more than usual) – more iron is needed to make more hemoglobin. Iron deficiency during pregnancy can lead to preterm delivery.
DHA is short for docosahexaenoic acid, a fatty acid found in the meat of cold-water fish, whale and seal blubber. DHA is used during pregnancy to help promote better mental development of the fetus.
Although Be Well Rounded! was specifically developed for pregnant women, you can take it even if you are not pregnant, planning to become pregnant or lactating.
Store Be Well Rounded! at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep out of reach of children.
You should show your doctor the Be Well Rounded! ingredient list.This link will bring you to the Be Well Rounded! ingredient list.
In their ordinary form, minerals are difficult for the body to absorb through the intestine. The process of chelation does the stomach’s work in advance by producing low molecular weight mineral compounds in which the minerals are bound to amino acids to produce natural organic chelates that can pass easily through the intestinal wall. It reduces gastro upset and nausea.
Natural coatings can be made from plant-sourced ingredients such as tree fibers and algae and provides a coating over the soft gel. Enteric coating provides an increased absorption of Omega 3 Fatty Acids and reduces the side effects, i.e, the fish burp and reduces instance of gastric upset.