september 9, 2019

 

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Why is magnesium important for pregnant women and how to use Be Natur during pregnancy

Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting and happiest experiences in a woman's life. However, at the same time it can also be confusing and overwhelming  for expectant mothers. The internet, magazines and advertisements are flooding with advice on how to stay healthy during pregnancy and so often confuse expectant mothers. Organic, natural products without emulsifiers and preservatives, and also with high absorption, are what the body recognizes the fastest, they're always the best option for any organism, not just for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Although most women know that alcohol, cigarettes or seafood with high levels of mercury during pregnancy are unsuitable for consumption, many are unaware that some vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements need to be consumed at much higher doses than before pregnancy.

 

Why Take Dietary Supplements During Pregnancy?

Consuming the right nutrients is important at every stage of life, but it is especially critical during pregnancy as the pregnant woman must feed herself and her growing baby. During pregnancy, women's macronutrient intake increases significantly. Macronutrients include carbohydrates, proteins and fats. However, demand for micronutrients, which include vitamins, minerals and trace elements, is increased even more than the need for macronutrients.

Vitamins and minerals support the mother and fetal growth at every stage of pregnancy and are required to support critical functions such as cell growth and cell signaling.

 

What is the role and importance of magnesium during pregnancy?

Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in hundreds of chemical reactions in your body. It plays a critical role in the immune, muscle and nerve function. Deficiency of this mineral during pregnancy may increase the risk of chronic hypertension and premature birth.

It should be known that magnesium and calcium work combined. It's magnesium that relaxes the muscles, while calcium stimulates the muscles to contract. Scientific research suggests that getting the right dose of magnesium during pregnancy can help prevent premature uterine cramps.

Some studies also suggest that magnesium supplementation may reduce the risk of complications such as restrictions on fetal growth and preterm birth.

 

How much magnesium should pregnant women take during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

The German Nutrition Society (https://www.dge.de/wissenschaft/referenzwerte/magnesium/) recommends a daily intake of magnesium of 310 mg for pregnant women, which is more than the regular daily dose. One reason is that due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, as more magnesium is excreted in the urine. In addition, magnesium plays an important role in cell division and embryo growth. In the late stages of pregnancy, the unborn baby must be supplied with magnesium. In the last three months of pregnancy, the embryo stores up to 7 mg of magnesium in growing bones and muscles.

Breastfeeding women have an even greater need for magnesium at a daily dose of up to 390 mg. They transfer a lot of magnesium to the baby through breast milk, which on average contains 3 mg of magnesium for every 100 ml. The newborn needs it for his biofactor supply.

 

What are the benefits of Be Natur magnesium chloride over other forms of magnesium?

HIGH ABSROPTION. Be Natur is an ionized solution of magnesium chloride which, due to its high pharmaceutical purity and special technology of water preparation, can be applied to the skin in addition to being taken orally. When applied to the skin, it significantly contributes to the local absorption of magnesium, up to 90% through the body hair follicle, which is more than double compared to oral use of any other form of magnesium which have a maximum absorption of 40%. The reason for the low absorption of magnesium taken orally is digestive system. By using Be Natur over the skin, it is bypassed and thus magnesium enters directly where we need it in all the amount we have applied.

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM IS BYPASSED. The digestive system is the reason for the reduced absorption of magnesium when taken orally, and an increased amount of oral intake can lead to an unpleasant laxative effect because magnesium has a relaxing effect. Also, some forms of magnesium taken orally after prolonged use at increased doses can cause heartburn. By spraying Be Natur magnesium on your skin digestive system is bypassed and thus the side effects mentioned above.

 

What is our recommendation for using Be Natur during pregnancy?

PREGNANT WOMEN

Due to the increased need for magnesium, we recommend 3x10 sprayers every day (30 sprayers in total daily). 10 thrusts distribute and spray onto complete arms, legs, and back. After spraying, massage into the skin until it is fully absorbed, as if you are applying a body cream.

We do not recommend spraying directly on the belly due to striae that are caused by skin stretching too fast. Striae (stretch marks) are a damage to the connective tissue and spraying into these areas can cause an annoying tingling sensation because Be Natur is antibacterial.

BREASTFEEDING WOMEN

Due to the even greater need for magnesium, we recommend 3x12 sprayers every day (36 sprayers in total daily). 12 thrusts distribute and spray onto complete arms, legs, and back. After spraying, massage into the skin until it is fully absorbed, as if you are applying a body cream.

In breastfeeding women we do not recommend spraying Be Natur on to the chest.

 

Are dietary supplements considered safe during pregnancy?

Just like medicines, all micronutrients and herbal supplements should be approved and monitored by your doctor to ensure they are needed and taken in safe quantities.

 

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