Notes on vitamin E supplementation during pregnancy

Vitamin E plays an important role in the body, but pregnant women use too much vitamin E leading to cardiovascular diseases in babies. Pregnant women use vitamin additives that increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases in a child.

1. The role of vitamin E in the body

Vitamin E participates in bio-reactions in the body, acts as a catalyst, promotes the metabolism of nutrients. Vitamin E is also resistant to NO free radicals, eliminating excess free radicals, thereby slowing down the aging process, resisting the cell death cycle, helping the body to be healthy, fresh, smooth chestnut skin. Lack of vitamin E, the skin will dry out, wrinkle and hair is also fibrous, easily broken.

Vitamin E also plays a role in cancer prevention, prevention of cataracts, supporting the process of conception and is an essential factor involved in the structure of the 20th blood system, bone muscles, myocardium. With a lack of vitamin E, the muscles will be deficient in nutrients and can lead to muscle weakness, unsteady walking, poor muscle coordination and reduced reflexes.

2. Is it okay to take vitamin E during pregnancy?

Vitamin E has many important roles for pregnant women. Many studies have shown that taking vitamin E in combination with vitamin C has significantly reduced pre-production, especially in high-risk pregnancies such as pregnancy hypertension disorder (gestational intoxication).

Notes on vitamin E supplementation during pregnancy

Is it okay to take vitamin E during pregnancy

Regular supplementation of 400 units of vitamin E and 1,000mg of vitamin C daily in the middle 3 months of pregnancy will help reduce the incidence of pre-maternity seizures. In addition, vitamin E also supports the pregnancy process, contributes to the development of the fetus and reduces the rate of miscarriage or premature birth due to the neutrality of free radicals in the body.

Although vitamin E has many important roles in the body, drinking too much vitamin E, especially in pregnant women causes many adverse effects on both the mother and the fetus. Numerous studies have pointed to an link between high levels of vitamin E in pregnant women's bodies and infant cardiovascular disease. Pregnant women who use vitamin additives increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases in babies by up to 9 times. In addition, taking too much vitamin E can also lead to dermatitis, diarrhea, vomiting, increased risk of hemorrhage, blurred vision …

3. How do pregnant women take vitamin E supplements?

Vitamin E is abundant in vegetable oils, nuts, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, whole grains, peanuts, spinach, kale,… Vitamin E derived from nature is absorbed and transported to the fetus better and more effectively than the synthetic vitamin E.

But in many cases, vitamin E supplements from feed are not enough, it is necessary to use additional synthetic vitamin E from preparations such as Enat 400. Vitamin E is in the form of a paste oil, which is easy to dissolve in oil, therefore it is recommended to take vitamin E together with food or immediately after meals the drug absorbs better thanks to the fat contained in the feed. The demand for vitamin E of pregnant women increases compared to normal. Pregnant women should be supplemented with approximately 10-15 mg daily.

Notes on vitamin E supplementation during pregnancy

Vitamin E is abundant in vegetable oils, nuts, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, whole grains

Pregnant women have higher nutritional and energy needs than the average person. Vitamins and minerals are essential components in the nutrition of pregnant women. Therefore, a proper understanding of vitamins, especially vitamin E during pregnancy will help the mother to have a healthy pregnancy.

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