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Prenatal Supplement Market Is Booming, Despite Warnings To Expectant Mothers

April 26, 2010: 09:21 PM EST
Though obstetricians, researchers and various health authorities warn of potential health risks to unborn babies and expectant mothers, pregnant women continue to purchase natural supplements, including herbals. A recently published study reported that about 10 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. expose themselves and their unborns to herbal products. Even traditional prenatal vitamin supplementation has come under close scrutiny. A recent British study, for example, cautioned that multivitamins taken late in pregnancy have been associated with premature births. But despite the warnings, and because of publicity about vitamin D and omega-3s, expectant women continue to buy products that make holistic, natural and wellness claims. Natural supplement suppliers are listening. NutraBella, for example, has introduced Bellybar DHA, a supplement that contains 200+ mg of DHA per serving.
Joanna Cosgrove, "Supplements During Pregnancy", Nutraceuticals, April 26, 2010, © Rodman Publishing
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