Multi Vitamin and Pregnancy

Multivitamin May Have Pregnancy Benefits Over Folic Acid and Iron Alone

New research shows taking a daily multivitamin may provide better benefits for pregnant women than supplementation with iron and folic acid alone.  Preterm births were reduced and increases in infant birth weight were seen in this randomized controlled trial. Approximately 45,000 women from rural Bangladesh were recruited to participate in this study.  Each woman was…

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Vitamin B Clinical Trials First to Use Neuroimaging Technology

According to new research supplementing daily with B vitamins significantly increases energy and overall mood in mentally demanding situations, reduces subjective stress and improves general mental health. Two clinical trials studying B vitamins supplementation have been completed and are the first trials ever to use neuroimagaing to examine the effects of vitamins supplementation.  Researchers mapped…

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Multivitamins Can Safely Improve Nutrient Supply and Overcome Problems of Inadequacy

A new review paper has found that a multivitamin/minerals supplement taken daily can help fill nutrient deficiencies without any concern for long-term safety issues. Randomized and controlled studies where participants supplemented with at least nine vitamins and 3 minerals at 100% of the RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) were reviewed and researchers concluded that long term…