What's in Baby Booster?
By the time a mother brings a new baby into the world, about two POUNDS of protein are stored in the fetus. Reasons like this show why Increasing protein in a pregnant woman’s diet is SO essential. Proteins are used in building your new baby’s brain cells and are a very critical part in general healthy brain development. Most good protein sources like chicken, beef, and fish unfortunately can be so inconvenient for mommies-to-be, not to mention, all that extra eating can be hard sometimes! However, thanks to Baby Booster, there’s now a safe, OBGYN recommended, simple (and most importantly: DELICIOUS) solution to this problem!
Folic Acid is a B vitamin that prevents serious developmental problems of the brain, spinal cord, and neural tubes of your developing baby. Too little folic acid in a mom-to-be’s diet may also increase the risk of low birth weight and premature delivery.
How much you need: 800 micrograms of folate or folic acid a day before conception and throughout pregnancy.
Calcium is another extremely important nutrient of which an expectant mother really needs to increase her intake. Calcium and phosphorous are essential for your baby’s healthy bone and tooth development. Women should even continue to take higher levels of calcium during lactation as the newborn baby is growing so quickly!
Your body needs vitamin D to maintain proper levels of calcium and phosphorus, which, as we’ve mentioned, help build your baby’s bones and teeth. A vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy can cause growth retardation and skeletal deformities. It may also have a negative impact on birth weight. If you’re lacking vitamin D during pregnancy, your baby may be short on the vitamin at birth. This can put her at risk for rickets (which can lead to fractures and deformity), abnormal bone growth, and delayed physical development. And the results can be long lasting: Researchers believe that a vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy can affect bone development and immune function from birth through adulthood!
What about iron? I’m sure your doctor has also pounded in your head the importance of increasing your iron intake during pregnancy! You need about 30 mg of iron during pregnancy. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to get a good, healthy source of iron; this is why your doctor will usually prescribe an iron supplement. Fortunately, Baby Booster contains a good serving of iron so that your baby is always getting enough of this important nutrient.
What are the benefits of DHA in pregnancy? Recent EU expert conclusions indicate that DHA is important for optimal infant brain and eye development. DHA is important throughout pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester when major brain growth occurs. Increasing DHA intake during pregnancy and nursing significantly enhances the level of DHA available to the developing baby. Some studies have shown that supplementation of DHA in the mother’s diet improves infant developmental outcomes, such as:
- Eye-Hand Coordination
- Motor Skills
- Attention Span
DHA has also been shown to play a part in mommy’s own well-being. Studies show that supplementation of DHA in the mother’s diet can increase the length of pregnancy by six days helping mothers carry to a healthy, full term.
For pregnant women, dietary fiber is an integral component of a balanced diet. Adding dietary fiber to your diet while pregnant will decrease constipation and lower blood pressure. Increasing your dietary fiber during the first trimester especially may also reduce pregnancy risks.
What's NOT in Baby Booster?
Does Not Contain Soy
Problems with Soy:
- Contains trypsin inhibitors that inhibit protein digestion and impair pancreatic function (which in turn causes digestive distress)
- Increases our requirement for vitamin D, which up to 50% of the population is already deficient in
- Contains high levels of phytic acid, which reduces absorption of minerals like zinc and iron and inhibits enzymes we need to properly digest food
- contains phytoestrogens that disrupt endocrine function and have the potential to cause infertility and to promote breast cancer in adult women
- Contains vitamin B12 analogs that is not biologically active and actually increases the body’s requirement for true B12.
Soy is particularly harmful for women and men trying to conceive, for women already pregnant or breastfeeding and for infants.
Does Not Contain Preservatives
Processed and packaged foods are a convenient choice for today’s busy families, but they’re loaded with thousands of additives and artificial preservatives to control color, flavor, aroma, nutrition, texture, and shelf life. (Thus, the impossible to pronounce ingredients lists!) Some are okay and some should be avoided, especially since they can have a disproportionately greater health impact on children compared to adults and have been linked to things like obesity and ADHD.
No Artificial Sweeteners
Does Not Contain Artificial Sweeteners
A fact no one can dispute is that the controversial sweeteners are made from chemicals, some of which are known to be not only harmful, but truly toxic. Whether artificial sweeteners are dangerous for you may come down to how well-defended your own body is against the chemicals they contain.
Does Not Contain Gluten
There are studies showing that individuals with neither celiac disease nor diagnosed gluten sensitivity have adverse reactions to gluten.
In one of these studies, 34 individuals with irritable bowel syndrome were randomized to either a gluten-containing or a gluten-free diet.
The group on the gluten-containing diet had more pain, bloating, stool inconsistency and fatigue compared to the other group (14).
There are also studies showing that gluten can cause inflammation in the intestine and a degenerated intestinal lining
These problems and many more can be seriously compounded in people with celiac disease or an undiagnosed gluten sensitivity.
Our water soluble formulations were designed to be light and refreshing. Think of the consistency of Crystal Light. You won't believe such a light delicious beverage is packed with so much protein and good stuff that your baby needs!
life’sDHA® products are a trademark of DSM. life’sDHA® products are from a vegetarian source of DHA, not fish. You get the benefits of DHA without the worry of ocean-borne pollutants and toxins potentially found in supplements containing fish. From start to finish, life’sDHA® products are produced in an FDA-inspected facility with controls in place to ensure the highest quality product.
Our milk soluble formulations were designed to to be creamy, smooth, and delicious. We think they really compliment milk beverages (cow's milk, almond milk, hemp milk, rice milk, etc.) phenomenally. However, many of our customers choose to simply mix them with water for a beverage lighter in consistency.
We Took The Guess Work Out And Developed A Holistic Approach to Prenatal Nutrition.
Can I have this? What is that?
What will this do for my baby?
Every pregnant woman is concerned with the health of her baby and has asked these questions. We compiled the highest quality ingredients available and the answer is Baby Booster.
The Baby Booster Difference
“So many pregnant women have difficulty attaining optimum nutrition during those important nine months while their baby develops. Using Baby Booster daily makes it easy to get the important nutrients that are often lacking in a pregnant woman’s diet and supplements; its high protein to low carbohydrate ratio also makes it a perfect choice for anyone looking to follow a healthy lifestyle.”
- Dr. Scott Bailey, M.D.