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Supplements for mothers

Anurima
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Updated on Feb 10, 2014

Dear fellow mommies,   I would like suggestions for a good nutritional supplement suitable for mothers- something to give an energy boost and without any side effects.     Thank you :)

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Shikha Batra

| Feb 13, 2014

Hi Anurima! Thanks so much dear. Well I have heard about Wellwoman products but have no first hand experience about these. U need to check about their usefulness as well as their effects on health. Vitabiotics is a UK based company which offers advanced range of supplements for kids, teens, men as well as women. Wellwoman is their advanced range of women's supplements. Do check and please update .

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Anurima

| Feb 12, 2014

Shikha, the running around takes away all our energy, how right you are! Some days are fine but other days I am ready to doze off at 7pm when my kids are full of energy. I havent heard of the product by Amway (Nutrilite). Will surely check it out. I had heard someone use Wellwoman. Have you heard of it? I just dont want any undesired side effects, so will try a mixture of medicines and natural food sources to see how things look. Thanks Shikha, I always look forward to your posts :)

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Anurima

| Feb 12, 2014

Thank you so so much Meenambigai and Shikha! Meenambigai, your post is so detailed, thanks. I try to eat healthy as much as possible, but as you rightly put it, we tend to think of our children first, so in the bargain, I end up neglecting my health. I will try and incorporate those food you mentioned in my diet. Thanks again :)

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Shikha Batra

| Feb 11, 2014

Hi dear Anurima! U have indeed asked a very pertinent question keeping in mind the stress and scarcity of time with mothers to take care of themselves. The daily run leaves them with no energies. So there are many companies working in this area which have brought out products to cater to the needs of mothers such as GSK, Amway, etc. some of the products are women's horlicks which is a health drink beneficial for women. Yakult is a probiotic diary Product which improves intestinal function and builds immunity. Nutrilite women's pack by Amway is again something which offers 24multivitamins and minerals to women. There are many other products too available but how far these are safe and helpful one needs to explore.

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Meenambigai Rajesh

| Feb 11, 2014

For blood health - regular intake of dates/pomegranates/ beet roots, raw onion etc. for bone health - milk, fruits rich in vitamin c. For uterine health - mint, figs, kiwi fruit, brown eggs, soy rich foods etc. for general improvement of metabolism lots of liquids, amla , lemon, fish ( even thrice in one week) etc. for all types of b vitamin goat liver occasionally.... U can include in ur meal plan one fruit, one egg , one veg, one green soup, and needed milk( skimmed) per day so that no artificial supplement is necessary. But we can check now and then for vitamin d deficiency. Though India is a hot country, so many Indians are vit D deficient. So under doctor's guidance we can take supplement pills. If sun shines inside ur house u can apply olive oil on ur skin and sit under sun for sometime. Fresh fruit juices, salads, sprouts, amla juice can be refreshing. Horlicks lite or GRD or Dprotein , woman's horlicks can help. To improve immune system, chawanprakash also can be tried. Of course everyday physical workout of 40 min to one hour or yoga will help.

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Meenambigai Rajesh

| Feb 11, 2014

Dear Anurima, the mother's mind always cares for children and it is ready to give nutritious diet to them. But a healthy mother is very much needed for good parenting. As women in 30's and 40's are prone to vitamin B,D,E , calcium deficiency.

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