Because we take care in everything we do, the ingredients we use in our formulas have been thoughtfully chosen with rigorous attention to therapeutic effectiveness and safety.
We proudly use only the highest quality sources so moms can rest easy knowing they’re giving their babies the best. We like to think of it as going from nature’s pharmacy to the family nursery.
5- MTHF Activated Folic Acid
Deficiencies of folic acid are linked to neural tube defects and low birth weight infants. The latest research confirms that folic acid must be converted to its active forms to be used by the body. Requirements of this nutrient increase dramatically in pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester. Some people are unable to make the conversion efficiently and up to 30 percent of the North American population may have a genetic enzyme defect that makes it difficult for them to convert folic acid into active 5-MTHF. Given the importance of folate repletion, we only use 5-MTHF in our prenatal multivitamin.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Often referred to as the King of Oils and long revered in traditions around the world, modern science is catching up with ancient wisdom when it comes to the outstanding healing properties associated with frankincense. It promotes cellular regeneration and protects existing healthy tissues. It's particularly well suited to aid in hydration of dry skin and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars. Frankincense as an essential oil can be found in our Totally Tallow.
Ginger Root Powder
Modern research confirms what women for ages have already known: ginger is outstanding at helping alleviate morning sickness. In pregnancy, it's common to experience digestive upset along with a sensitive stomach. Our premium quality Womb to Grow prenatal multivitamin is designed especially for sensitive stomachs with the addition of organic Ginger Root powder. Totally safe, radically effective. Great news for moms-to-be everywhere!
Goat's Rue is one of nature's most valuable herbs for lactating women. It has traditionally been used to dramatically increase breast milk by stimulating the development of mammary tissue. It’s also useful for women who have had previous breast surgeries or did not experience an increase in breast size during pregnancy. Adoptive mothers may also benefit from Goat's Rue. We’ve listened to nursing mothers and we know there is a great need for this herb so we’re proud to offer it as a single tincture.
We have chosen a very gentle, highly absorbable form of iron to use in our prenatal formula. Ideal for the sensitive digestive system of a pregnant woman, iron bisglycinate is a non-constipating form of this essential mineral, which is necessary for red blood cell formation. Low iron in pregnancy may cause a number of symptoms, including weakness, fatigue and shortness of breath.
Sterile, medical grade manuka honey is one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world. Rich in antioxidants, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, medical grade manuka honey helps to rapidly heal injured wounds, making it ideal for irritated and sore nipples. Our manuka honey has been irradiated to destroy any botulism spores and is completely safe to use when nursing a newborn.
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) - not to be confused with Blessed thistle - is an impressive herb used to support lactating women. It quickly and safely promotes the production of breast milk and works synergistically with Shatavari, Vervain and Moringa to complete the formula in our Milk Aplenty. In addition to its long history of traditional use in cultures around the world, it also has strong scientific research that supports its use as well.
Moringa oleifera is one of nature's most potent herbal remedies used to increase breast milk. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, including iron and calcium – offering nursing moms incredible nutritional support to help boost energy and vitality. It's considered to be a very sustainable crop, is easy to grow and thrives in poor soil and drought conditions. We are proud to include it in our Milk Aplenty and The Milky Way lactation formulas.
Myrrh Essential Oil
Myrrh oil is prized for its ability to soothe cracked, chapped skin. Its antimicrobial properties make it a wise choice for those looking to support irritated skin. Myrrh oil's benefits can be attributed to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s perfect for use on sensitive, delicate skin, which is why we’ve made it an essential component of our Baby Rump Rub.
Organic Camellia Sinensis Oil
Derived from the seeds of green tea plants, organic camellia oil boasts remarkable moisture retention ability. Approximately 82 percent of its fatty acids are composed of oleic acid, the main fatty acid in human skin. It’s deeply penetrating and rich in polyphenol antioxidants. It offers outstanding anti-inflammatory qualities, making it ideal for the unique needs of sensitive skin.
This herb has a rich history of use in Ayurvedic medicine to help increase milk supply. Shatavari is easily absorbed and is traditionally known as a potent hormone balancer and overall tonic for women. It possesses powerful phytoestrogen properties. It is a key herb in our Milk Aplenty lactation formula.
You may never try another moisturizer again! Grass-fed tallow is an intrinsically awesome skin remedy. It’s uniquely abundant in fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) as well as CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), a powerful anti-inflammatory. It also boasts the presence of antimicrobial palmitoleic acid. It's rapidly absorbed into the skin, preventing moisture loss while offering protection against irritation and infection. Perfect for use on the delicate skin of a newborn or for those who suffer from sensitive skin.
Traditionally used for centuries in the South Pacific as a cure for a variety of skin conditions, Tamanu oil has recently been researched and boasts some very impressive and unique healing properties. This green oil is a powerhouse for skin. It works as an antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent. It’s the perfect addition to our Baby Rump Rub, which is often referred to as “the green dream cream”!
Exhaustion, sleep deprivation or separation from baby post-delivery can compromise a mother’s ability to maintain a sufficient milk supply. Anxiety and stress may inhibit the let-down reflex. Vervain (Verbena officinalis) offers tremendous benefit to moms during their post-partum period. This herb relaxes and strengthens the nervous system. It may also help prevent depression. It’s truly a supportive herb unlike any other – particularly useful after delivery to restore strength. Vervain is one of the key ingredients in our Milk Aplenty lactation formula.
Not to be confused with Vitamin K1, K2 is often overlooked and typically not found in prenatal supplements. It's found in certain fermented foods and grass-fed dairy. Estimates are that over half of the adult population is deficient in this critical nutrient. While Vitamin K1 is necessary for proper blood clotting, K2 benefits the bones and controls proper utilization of calcium – critical for a developing baby. Given its importance, we are proud to include K2 in our Womb to Grow Prenatal Vitamin.