Why we put iodine in EverNatal: Nurturing Healthy Beginnings

Why we put iodine in EverNatal: Nurturing Healthy Beginnings

Pregnancy isn't just about growing a baby; it's a profound journey of love, hope, and nurturing. And amidst all the excitement and anticipation, there's one unsung hero that deserves our utmost attention: iodine. It's not just another nutrient; it's the silent guardian of your baby's future.

Embracing the Miracle of Iodine

Close your eyes for a moment, and imagine the miracle unfolding within you. Your body, a sacred vessel, is crafting new life, nurturing a tiny heartbeat that echoes your own. But did you know that amidst this magical symphony, iodine plays a starring role? It's the unsung conductor, orchestrating the dance of thyroid hormones vital for your baby's growth and brain development.

As you journey through pregnancy, you're not alone. Your body is working overtime to nurture and sustain the precious life growing within. But here's the thing: your baby needs iodine just as much as you do.

"It's the cornerstone of healthy thyroid function, ensuring that both you and your babe thrive." Melanie Nolan, Naturopath & Founder, The Natal Naturopath

So, when you start conceiving, or find out your pregnant and looking for a prenatal vitamin, know that they're not just capsules; they're a promise of a brighter future for you and your baby.

Dietary iodine intake

Since 2009, both the Australian and New Zealand governments have mandated the use of iodised salt in bread production, excluding organic bread. This initiative aims to ensure adequate iodine intake for the majority of the population. However, recognising that pregnant and breastfeeding women have heightened iodine requirements, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) advises all women in these stages, as well as those planning pregnancy, to supplement with 150 micrograms (μg) of iodine daily.

It's important for women with pre-existing thyroid conditions to consult their healthcare provider before starting any supplementation regimen. If this is you, our Naturopaths in clinic can help. While kelp and seaweed supplements may seem like viable options, they are not recommended due to the inconsistent iodine levels they contain.

Iodine content in EverNatal

EverNatal contains 270mcg of iodine, meaning your iodine levels are well supported without the need to sit down to a big bowl of seaweed each day!

When looked at in comparison to other prenatal supplements on the market, we can ensure you that we have formulated EverNatal with you and your babies health in mind.

To every expectant mother embarking on the incredible journey of motherhood, know this: you are not alone. As you cradle your precious bump and dream of the days to come, remember the silent hero by your side – iodine. It's not just a nutrient; it's a promise of health, vitality, and boundless love for you and your baby.

So, embrace this journey with open arms, knowing that while you're taking EverNatal with iodine you're making the best choice for yourself and your babe.

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