On the way to motherhood
With the anticipation of childbirth and bringing a new family member into the world pregnancy can be one of life’s most exciting moments. It is also a time when many women, wanting only the best for their unborn baby, experience anxiety over health matters. There is really no better time to take extra special care of your body and mind than during pregnancy, especially considering the number of potential discomforts that may arise.
During pregnancy, but also in general, many women suffer from a deficiency in B6 a vitamin essential for good overall health. Vitamin B6 in a form called pyridoxine is needed to support vital bodily functions such as the central nervous system, the production of red blood cells and the cells of the immune system. It also plays an important role in amino acid metabolism, protein absorption and the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels.
Of particular significance for pregnant women is the role of B6 in the treatment of nausea (sometimes called morning sickness). Research has found that supplementation with B6 as pyridoxine was more effective in reducing the severity of nausea than other common remedies, such as ginger, antihistamines, Debenox (a prescription medication for morning sickness) and P6 acupressure.
Jennifer Cherry, President of Everidis Health Sciences, understands all too well the impact of nausea during pregnancy and how it can affect work and family life, in addition to overall well-being. In an effort to combat her own symptoms, she came up with the idea of combining a hard candy-type sugar with an adequate dose of B6. The resulting lozenges, known as B-natal, are a simple and easy way for pregnant women to keep up a sufficient level of B6. B-natal is available as either a cherry-flavoured Therapop or a green apple lozenge, both sweet-tasting and pleasant to take, with no pills to swallow or liquid to drink.
As the main ingredient in B-natal, B6 is doctor-recommended and safe for both you and your baby, giving you the peace of mind you need to get on with your life, your family – and your pregnancy.
Visit bnatal.ca for more information.