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The important role Iron plays in breastfeeding & pregnant women

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Research suggests that bone mineral density appears to decline an average of 4 to 6 percent during lactation, especially when it extends to 5 months and longer. This loss may be especially pronounced in the hips and spine. Vitamin K, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium and Copper contribute to new bone formation and increased bone mass.⁣⁣

Iron is critical to healthy red blood cell development, including hemoglobin, the Iron-bearing protein that carries oxygen to tissues throughout the body. Depletion of Iron reserves, even in the absence of anemia, can adversely affect an individual’s energy metabolism and neurological function, producing symptoms of fatigue, apathy and hypo-activity. ⁣⁣
This especially applies to pregnant and lactating women due to the higher demand for nutrients placed on their bodies. It also applies to the child because infancy is a period of increased risk for Iron deficiency due to this rapid period of growth. Iron supplementation may improve physical energy for lactating women, and also benefit their children who will receive this nutrient during breastfeeding.⁣⁣

Protea Nutrition’s Vepro contains 30% of the recommended daily value of vitamin K, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, and copper along with 10% of iron needs in one serving. For pregnant moms who may have an intolerance to meat, or breastfeeding moms who are just busy, this is a great option to supplement these vitamin and mineral needs.⁣⁣
Due to the fact that we do not use artificial colors, preservatives, proprietary blends, or additives/fillers, many physicians approve our protein in pregnancy. As always, consult your physician before supplementation with any dietary products.

The contents of this blog should not be taken as medical advice.  It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health problem-nor is it intended to replace the advice of a physician.  Always consult your physician or qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health.  

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