BOX MATERNA includes 1 bottle of NUTRA FOLIC + 1 bottle of NUTRA MAG PLUS.
In the stages of pre-conception and pregnancy it is useful (and in some cases fundamental) to use dietary supplements, in order to improve the state of health of the woman who plans to have a child, as well as at the stage of conception to carry on a pregnancy that is serene and pleasant.
The key elements to improve the chances of conception and ensure adequate pregnancy for the mother are:
- Folic Acid/Folate.
- Magnesium and melatonin.
NUTRA FOLIC is a dietary supplement based on Folate, which contributes to the growth of maternal tissues in pregnancy, the normal hemopoiesis and the normal metabolism of homocysteine. It also intervenes in the process of cell division and in the normal function of the immune system.
Folate or Calcium Methylfolate is the biologically active form of folic acid.
Folates are known for their role:
- In the cellular synthesis of DNA, RNA and proteins.
- In the processes of cellular differentiation and duplication (blood and skin cells).
- In the formation of the embryo.
- In synergy with vitamin B12 and vitamin B6, in the metabolism and in the control of the values of homocysteine, a sulfur amino acid that, if highly concentrated in the blood, is considered a cardiovascular risk factor.
A folate deficiency may result in:
- Risk of serious fetal malformations, such as neural tube defects (spina bifida, anencephaly).
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes (sources of folate) can help reduce the incidence of congenital malformations; however, the only diet is not always sufficient to cover daily needs, so, during a pregnancy, it is necessary to set up a diet with dietary supplements containing folate.
Several studies have shown that folate/folic acid supplementation during pregnancy is effective in preventing neural tube defects, reducing the risk of congenital diseases by up to 70%.
NUTRA MAG PLUS is a dietary supplement based on Magnesium and Melatonin. Magnesium contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, the normal functioning of the nervous system, the normal muscle function, the electrolyte balance. Melatonin contributes to the reduction of the time required to fall asleep. The beneficial effect is obtained with the intake of 1 mg of Melatonin, just before bedtime.
Magnesium is known for its role:
- In the prevention and treatment of stress-related symptoms.
- In the prevention of high blood pressure.
- In the balance of the nervous system.
- In muscle relaxation: it helps to prevent cramps, but above all it regulates the uterine contractions, it reduces the chances of nausea and vomiting and it is fundamental to avert the danger of gestosis and premature birth.
- In attenuating the excitability of nerves and muscles, in reducing the secretion of adrenaline and in the communication processes of nerve cells, helping to regulate the transmission of signals.
In association with Melatonin, Magnesium acts on the nervous system and night hormones, promoting relaxation and a better rest.
In fact, Melatonin is known for its role:
- In balancing the sleep-wake rhythm, in case of psycho-physical stress, characterized by elevated levels of adrenaline and cortisol, capable of generating a disturbed sleep.
- In reducing jet-lag disturbances.
- In improving the quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- In reducing the production of lactic acid after intense physical activity: circulating in the blood, lactic acid prevents the activity from continuing and causes severe muscle pain, however melatonin is able to bind to it, reducing the appearance of the pains.
- In reducing the effects of “overtraining”, that is an excessive training, when the physical activity practiced is too intense.
- In reducing oxidative muscle stress and inflammation induced by intense exercise.
- In stimulating the synthesis of the growth factor (GH).
It is well documented that a magnesium deficiency can lead to:
- Irritability, nervousness, tension, restlessness, palpitations.
- Anxiety, apprehension.
- Difficulty in concentrating.
- General apathy, mental and physical fatigue.
- Premenstrual syndrome.
- Symptoms of the menopause.