Vital Essence 2: Elevating Pregnancy Support with Our Enhanced Formula

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Zita West products have been supporting individuals and couples throughout their fertility and pregnancy journey for over 20 years. We believe that continual improvement supported by the latest clinical research, as well as real-life experience and feedback from customers is vital to ensure you and your growing infant receive the best possible nutrition to support your wellbeing and optimise their first 1000 days.  

We are thrilled to announce an exciting formulation update to our pregnancy range.

Reduced Capsule intake

One major change we've implemented is reducing the capsule intake from 3 capsules to 2 capsules. We understand the challenges many mothers face, especially those dealing with morning sickness. Our aim is to simplify your routine while ensuring you still receive the optimal dosage of essential nutrients, in a high-quality supplement.

In our commitment to provide the best care for you and your growing baby, we’ve taken this opportunity to streamline our range. This ensures that you receive the most crucial vitamins and minerals in the right doses at each unique stage of your fertility journey. Each trimester brings a particular set of needs and challenges for both Mum and baby. During the first trimester, certain nutrients are important for the development and differentiation of various organs, whereas later in pregnancy certain nutrients play a significant role in overall foetal growth as well as brain development.

Our Vital Essence range targets the crucial nutrients at each stage.

Key nutrients during the second trimester

Now, let’s dive into the vital nutrients during the second trimester.

Calcium & Vitamin D: As your baby's bones and teeth continue to develop, calcium and vitamin D remain indispensable. Not only do they support your little one's skeletal growth, but they also ensure your own bone health remains robust. It's a dynamic duo, working to create a foundation for strength and vitality.

Iron: Pregnancy causes a two- to three-fold increase in the requirement for iron. Vital Essence 2 has an increase in iron to facilitate this increasing requirement to help prevent anaemia and ensure a steady supply of oxygen.

Magnesium: Leg cramps are painful musicale contractions that typically affect the calm, foot or both. They are common during pregnancy, often happening at night during the second and third trimester. Magnesium plays a crucial role in muscle function and can help ease muscle cramps. Vital Essence 2 also sees an increase in both Magnesium and Calcium which work closely together to support bone growth.

Vitamin C: Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron, whilst also supporting a healthy immune system. During pregnancy it also helps you and your baby making collagen for your tendons, bones and skin.

Manganese: An often-overlooked nutrient, manganese has an increase in Vital Essence 2 as a vital nutrient to work synergistically with calcium and phosphorus to contribute to bone growth.

Vitamin K2: Vital Essence 2 sees an addition of Vitamin K2, an essential nutrient that has the ability to direct where calcium belongs – in the bones. With the rise in calcium levels in Vital Essence 2, Vitamin K2 ensures the calcium is effectively deposited in the developing bones. Ensuring you’re laying down the foundation for your baby’s bone, but also maintaining your own bone health as you accommodate the demands of pregnancy.

Boron: We have also added Boron to Vital Essence 2. One of the notable benefits of boron is its involvement in the utilisation of calcium and magnesium. During the second trimester, as your baby's bones and teeth continue to develop, boron assists in ensuring optimal utilisation of these essential minerals, contributing to the strengthening of the skeletal system.

Do I need anything else aside from Vital Essence 2?

Alongside Vital Essence 2, we also recommend the following supplements to further support your journey:

Vital DHA: Omega-3 fish oil provides the essential fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Omega-3, particularly DHA, plays a pivotal role in supporting foetal brain and eye development. Its benefits also extend to the mother, helping support mood and overall cognitive function. Vital DHA has been molecularly distilled so it is free of all known contaminates and heavy metals, including mercury.

Vitamin D: Vitamin D is crucial for bone health and immune support. Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in the UK, especially during winter when we have to rely on supplementation. Our Vitamin D spray works as a booster to ensure you have optimal levels throughout pregnancy.

Psyllium husk: During pregnancy, there are several changes that occur in the gut microbiome to facilitate the growth of the foetus. Psyllium husk is a natural fibre that can aid in maintaining gut health and easing constipation during pregnancy.

So you have one less thing to worry about during your pregnancy journey, we’ve put together all of our recommended products in our Trimester 2 Pregnancy Support Pack. 

Specialised nutrients

We understand that every pregnancy journey is unique, and we recognise the need for additional support. Zita West Products offers several additional nutrients that can be added seamlessly into your supplement routine. Including Inositol & Folate for those who are at higher risk of gestational diabetes, NAC for high-risk pregnancies and Folate for those who require a higher dose.

At Zita West Products, we're dedicated to empowering you with a comprehensive approach to prenatal care, delivering the nutrients you need for a healthy and vibrant pregnancy journey.

Before incorporating any supplements into your routine, it is crucial to consult with your healthcare practitioner. They can provide personalised advice based on your individual health status, potential interactions with medications, and specific needs.

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