How Calcium Can Help with Pregnancy

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How Calcium Can Help with Pregnancy

Calcium helps develop your fetus’ strong bones and teeth. Are you getting enough?


Did you know that calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body? Calcium strengthens your bones, which protects your vital organs from external harm. Women are more at risk of calcium deficiency and other bone diseases; this means that pregnant women are also at risk.   Here are a few ways to enhance your calcium intake for a healthier pregnancy.   Diet Calcium helps develop your fetus’ strong bones and teeth. The recommended daily intake for those aged 19 years and older is 1,000 mg, which can easily be derived from food like:

  • Dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt)
  • Leafy greens (okra, cabbage)
  • Sardines
  • Tofu
  • Fortified bread
  • Soy-based drinks
  • Nuts

Vitamin D and calcium

Did you know that Filipinos are at risk of vitamin D deficiency? Vitamin D plays a vital role in converting the essential nutrients for optimum calcium absorption. The best source of vitamin D is the sun, so it’s important that you get some direct exposure when you are given a chance. This essential nutrient can also be found in salmon, tuna, mackerel, and dairy products.

Calcium supplements

Studies show that taking vitamins are recommended for women to supply the needed calcium during pregnancy. Taking calcium supplements can help prevent preterm births and preeclampsia while improving both infant and maternal bone health.   You can visit our website to check out our list of vitamins, ranging from Vitamin D3, and other Minerals.   If you’re looking for calcium supplements, you may check out Calciumade for your everyday needs.

General disclaimer Always consult your doctor before taking any medicine. Your doctor will be in the best position to give the appropriate medical advice. For suspected undesirable drug reaction, seek medical attention immediately and report to the FDA at www.fda.gov.ph and UNILAB, Inc. at 8-UNILAB-1 or productsafety@unilab.com.ph. Always buy from your trusted drugstores and retailers.  

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