For Moms and Moms-to-be
[Generally speaking] at no time in a woman’s life is she more aware of her body then when she first becomes pregnant. Once you realize that there is a baby growing inside of you who is 100% dependent on you and what you put inside of your body, it makes you want to go that extra mile to ensure you are giving him/her the best. From the water you drink to the food you eat, everything goes under the microscope.
This is also the point when most women start (if they haven’t already) to realize the importance of taking their daily vitamins. No matter who you are and how much you do (or don’t) care about your health, as a pregnant woman you know that you have to take your prenatals.
However, what most women don’t realize is that prenatal vitamins are not all the same. Even if they may appear identical on the label, it is how they are initially formulated, and most importantly how they breakdown in your body that makes the true difference.
That is why it is vital to buy from a brand you know and trust – one that has stood the test of time (and lab testing!).
Rainbow Light is one such brand and when it comes to Pre- (and post-) natal vitamins, should definitely be on your list of go-to’s!
The Product: Founded in 1981, Rainbow Light was developed by a team of nutrition scientists and herbalists. Based upon the notion that true health is found in real whole foods and nature, Rainbow Light creates customized wellness solutions (aka vitamins) to help you on your journey towards overall wellbeing.
Having established itself as the preeminent prenatal vitamin brand in the natural channel for more than 20 years, Rainbow Light has vitamins designed specifically for you – including lines that are Organic, Vegan, Gluten-free, Allergy-friendly, and for those 35+.
Besides having a passion for the vitamins themselves, Rainbow Light has a long history of environmental stewardship has been committed to operating sustainably since its inception. In fact, it is the first natural vitamin manufacturer to offer certified organic multivitamins, and the first to convert to EcoGuardTM bottles?made from 100-percent post- consumer recycled material, BPA-free, FDA approved and 100% recyclable, reducing its bottle carbon footprint by 92% each year.
Nutrition-Wise: Developed and formulated by experts in their fields, Rainbow Light’s superior line of food-based supplements deliver uncompromised performance through therapeutic, clinically-researched potencies and combinations. Comprised of enzymes, botanicals, probiotics and superfood concentrates, Rainbow Light’s Prenatal supplements give women the nutrients their bodies need and that their developing baby’s rely on.
With several lines designed specifically for the expectant mother and her personal needs, whether sensitive to gluten, other allergens, are vegan, or are 35+, there is a vitamin designed specifically for her. Plus, since all their products are free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and synthetic ingredients (which are sometimes found in nutritional supplements), there is nothing that your body (or baby) has to worry about.
Where to Buy: Rainbow Light products are available at natural retailers and specialty stores throughout the U.S. including Whole Foods Markets, Super Supplements, MOM’s Markets, Mrs. Greens, Pharmaca, Vitamin Shoppe and Earth Fare. You can also buy them directly from their Online Store.
Synopsis: As an expectant mom, taking your daily vitamins is of the utmost importance. But so is knowing what is in them… Just as not all “healthy” foods are nutritious, not all supplements are going to give you what your body needs.
Here are a couple tips so you can better assess the quality of your supplements:
First, “read the label” and make sure all of the essentials are covered. Then figure out the history on the supplemental company and what kind of research has not only gone into the development of the products, but also the testing after the fact.
Finally, listen to your body and how you feel. Do you get an upset stomach when you take the supplements? If you avoid animal products, are they vegan? Do you have allergies? Do you want to only use supplements that have organic ingredients? Do you have special health concerns, or are you older than the “average” expectant mom?
All of these are real concerns and can be extremely overwhelming when trying to find a prenatal supplement. And that is why I have come to love Rainbow Light and their lines of Prenatal Vitamins for women of all types! They take the guessing game out of the equation and at least make one part of pregnancy a little easier.