The Pregnancy Workout Supplements You NEED!
Supplementation is so important during pregnancy, especially if you are working out. But most ladies tend to skip supplements and only take a prenatal vitamin because they have no idea what is safe. I am so excited to show you what is!
First and foremost, a good prenatal multivitamin is a MUST have. It will supply your baby the nutrition it needs in its most critical and early growth periods where all of the vital organs are formed. It will also help cover any basese for you as far as nutrients goes, but should never be substitued for a healthy diet packed with vitamins and minerals. Any brand is typically fine as long as it has all of the vitamins and minerals in a regular multi and as long as it has 800mcg of folic acid which is SUPER important to the closing of your growing baby’s neural tube and spine. Not having enough folic acid in your diet can cause birth defects. I personally take gummies!
Secondly, a whey protein powder that is safe for you and baby is key. Currently pregnant, I use MRM’s Natural Whey which is completely natural and isn’t filled with all of those yucky chemicals that you find in most whey powders. Take 40% off all MRM supplements with code SIA at checkout! Using a whey protein will deliver a good bit of protein super quickly to your muscles after or during your workout for the ultimate recovery.
Thirdly, a fish oil supplement is perfect for you because it supports a healthy metabolism and fat loss during your workouts, as well as being a natural appetite supressant! Also, the DHA from the fish oil will help to fuel your baby’s natural brain developement. I personally use MRM’s Smart Blend. It is safe for pregnancy and I love knowing that it helps my baby. Again, in case you missed the coupon code, take 40% off all MRM product with code SIA!
Fourth, a calcium supplement is a great idea for mommies-to-be! So many people have a deficiency even if they are not pregnant. All of the baby’s bones need calcium so it will take it from you. Later on in the pregnancy your back can actually hurt worse because of the lack of calcium. So remember to take that everyday. Even pre-natal vitamins do not contain 100% of your daily calcium so you will need something extra. Most dairy products contain a lot of calcium and you can also get it from broccoli, baked beans and some nuts. I use MRM’s Bone Maximizer!
Lastly, an optional, but goodie for workout recovery and muscle building during pregnancy are BCAA’s. I use MRM’s BCAA Reload as its 100% natural and safe for pregnancy. BCAAs are the building blocks of muscle and helps to reduce muscle soreness after a workout while also increasing your strength.