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What You Want To AVOID In Your Prenatal Vitamins

What You Want To AVOID In Your Prenatal Vitamins

As mamas we spend a ton of time researching which vitamins and minerals are needed for optimal nutritional support during pregnancy. There is less awareness surrounding the common fillers and "non-medicinal ingredients" that accompany those vital nutrients in the capsules we take daily. 

Pregnancy is a unique time in our lives - our hormones have an unparalleled influence over how we feel, especially our digestion. Many of the common fillers used in both pharmaceutical medications and vitamins, while generally safe to consume, can be especially troublesome in pregnancy. Let's learn about one in particular - magnesium stearate. 

Mag stearate is an ideal lubricant, and is found in well over 80% of all supplements. It's used to prevent ingredients from sticking together.

But you won't find it in ours. Here's why: 

  • It has the potential to cause a laxative effect in susceptible women. It may irritate the mucosal lining of the gut, which may aggravate an already sensitive tummy by causing spasm. 
  • Research suggests it may inhibit nutrient absorption rate. It's hard enough to remember to take our vitamins, we don't have to worry about whether we aren't absorbing them as we should! 
  • Sourcing is everything! Mag stearate is commonly sourced from hydrogenated cottonseed oil. There is real concern over pesticide residue - no thanks! 

Go grab your prenatal vitamin and check your non-medicinal ingredients. 

At Rumina, we know pregnancy isn't always easy. With the addition of organic ginger and avoiding the common ingredients which may cause tummy upset, we are confident that you can receive optimal support for you and your baby - without compromising quality and safety!

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