Long before I ever dreamed of having kids – mostly because I was young and single and living it up with my girlfriends – I started taking prenatal vitamins. I had heard they made your hair and nails grow faster and stronger, and who doesn’t want longer hair and stronger nails. Count me in!
Well, I was all in until the prental pill vitamins made me totally sick to my stomach! Every time I took one I felt like I wanted to throw up! And I definitely wasn’t pregnant. So immediately my gut reaction (literally and figuratively) was that vitamin pills or capsules were bad. The interesting thing? They aren’t bad perse, but I did realize early on in pregnancy that there was a better alternative – liquid prenatals.
Benefits of Drinking Your Prenatals:
- Your body absorbs liquid vitamins better than its pill counterparts. Think about it logically – pills sit in your stomach and slowly dissolve over time. That kind of concentration is hard on the stomach and even worse on an empty one. If you do take a pill, make sure you take it with a food source – it will result in less nausea!
- The body absorbs approximately 98% of the vitamins and minerals contained in liquid form. However, the body only absorbs between 3 to 20% of the vitamins in a vitamin pill or capsule. When you are growing a baby you want to get as much of the benefit from your prenatal vitamins as possible and liquid is one of the best ways to do that.
- Liquid vitamins bypass digestive processing and go directly into the bloodstream. Sometimes within minutes, instead of the hours it takes a traditional prenatal horsepill to dissolve. Do an experiment and put a tablet vitamin in water. Sit back and wait. How long does it take to dissolve? It’s slightly more time than when that same pill is in your stomach.
The Liquid Solution:
I created Mommi whey protein shakes for pregnancy with my OB/GYN Co-Founder, Dr. Yvonne Bohn. Prior to designing Mommi, I had found a few prenatal vitamins that you mixed with water. I took them religiously—some were good and some tasted really nasty. I did my best to get the proper nutrition while preparing my body for pregnancy, during my pregnancy with my eldest child JoJo, and afterward while breastfeeding. But when the Mommi prenatal protein powder was finished and ready for the shelves it was a game-changer in my prenatal vitamins experience. Want to guess why? The prenatal in Mommi is formulated so when it connects with water, it immediately transforms into a liquid source of the vitamin. And one of the best parts is the whey protein powder is the food source. So it helps absorb and gives your body that extra support that the vitamins need to not make you feel nauseous.
During my pregnancies that I had Mommi prental protein powder to take as my only prenatal vitamins I felt better, had more energy and gained less weight than the pregnancies where all I had was the prenatal pill.
So go on give liquid vitamins a try! We would love for you to feel the difference too. Enter LIQUID10 at checkout and receive a 10% discount on your order. #DrinkYourPrenatals