VeganMomy™ Pre-postnatal Protein

Pregnancy is a dynamic state that requires an increased Protein intake in order to support the growing fetus, placenta and maternal tissues, and hence a successful pregnancy outcome while Postpartum is the phase of recovery for the mother and growth for the breastfeeding infant.

Our formulation contains Organic Plant-based Protein, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphatidylcholine to ensure intake of all the right nutrients during every stage.

Key benefits:

  • Supports a healthy pregnancy and healthy fetal development.
  • Supports a healthy maternal recovery
  • Preserves maternal stores of the nutrients and provides energy.
  • Meets daily minimums of essential Minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium and the phospholipid, Phosphatidylcholine.

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Ingredients Per Serving

Plant-Based Protein Organic Pea Protein Isolate 85% 25g, Algas calcareas 3125mg of Which Elemental Calcium 1000mg of which Elemental Magnesium 75mg, Soy Phospholipids (Standardized to 50% Phosphatidylcholine) 960mg, Magnesium Citrate 714mg of which Elemental Magnesium 100mg

Serving Size

One Scoop

Nutrition Facts

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Benefits

PrePostnatal Protein Benefits

Product Description

Description

Protein plays an important role during pregnancy and during pregnancy the daily protein requirement goes up steadily to support weight gain. Unived’s Pre-Postnatal Protein is made up of Clean Organic Plant-Based Vegan Pea Protein Isolates. Highly digestible, higher PDCAAS score, balanced and complete amino acid Protein for Development, growth and Maintenance of tissues and organs of the developing infant and to supports special needs of the mother throughout gestation and lactation.

Unived’s Prenatal & Post natal range of supplements is based on research and the fact that the maternal nutritional demands increase while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Unived’s Pre-Postnatal Protein is especially formulated to meet the increased protein needs of the mother while providing additional mineral support with Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphatidylcholine. Together it helps build up strength, supports bone and cognitive health and provides energy to ease your journey ensuring minimal risks of complications.

The Pre-Postnatal Protein should be consumed along with our Women’s DHA & Prenatal or Postnatal Multinutrients, depending on the stage or pregnancy you are in.

Additional information

Weight 2.34 lbs
Dimensions 9.06 × 3.15 × 10.24 in

Supplementation Guide

VM Supplement Guide

Why VeganMomy™?

Why VeganMomy

Protein

Among the macronutrients, protein requires more attention during pregnancy, when demand progressively increases to support protein synthesis, in order to maintain maternal tissues and fetal growth, especially during the third trimester[i]. Protein is not gained at a constant rate, the rate at which protein is deposited increases as pregnancy progresses.

The nutritional status of women prior to and during pregnancy plays a key role in fetal growth and development. Undernourished pregnant women may be at increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, including giving birth to low-birth-weight and small for gestational age infants[i].

Getting the recommended amount of protein may also help to promote a healthy birth weight. A baby with a healthy birth weight has a reduced risk for developing diabetes or becoming overweight later in life[ii].

The role of protein during pregnancy enables your baby’s cells to function well from the start. All future growth and development then has a strong foundation to build upon, throughout infancy, childhood and beyond[ii].

Calcium

Calcium is essential for many diverse processes in the body, including bone formation, muscle contraction, and enzyme and hormone functioning. Calcium demands for mothers are higher usually in the later stages of pregnancy. There is evidence that maternal bone density diminishes during the first 3 months of pregnancy to provide an internal calcium reservoir, which is replenished by the later stages of pregnancy[iii]. Breastfeeding also affects the mother’s bones as the growing baby’s calcium needs increase, which is drawn from the mother’s bones[iv]. Women also may lose bone mass during breastfeeding because they’re producing less estrogen, which is the hormone that protects bones.

  1. During pregnancy, maternal calcium homeostasis is integral to supporting fetal bone health and development[v].
  2. Inadequate calcium consumption by pregnant women can lead to adverse effects in both the mother and the fetus and produce osteopenia, tremor, paraesthesia, muscle cramping, tetanus, delayed fetal growth, low birth weight, and poor fetal mineralization.
  3. Hypocalciuria (reduced calcium in the urine) has been associated with pre-eclampsia
  4. Calcium supplementation has shown to produce a beneficial effect in reducing the risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension[iii],[iv]

Magnesium

Magnesium and calcium work in combination: Magnesium relaxes muscles, while calcium stimulates muscles to contract. Research suggests that getting adequate magnesium during pregnancy can help prevent the uterus from contracting prematurely. Magnesium is probably actively transported to the fetus and helps build strong teeth and bones in your baby.

  • Magnesium plays an important role in regulating blood pressure, and through affecting calcium channels in arterial muscle, causes relaxation of muscles within the vessel walls and thus, vasodilatation and decreased vascular resistance as well as decreased vasospasm and blood pressure which are beneficial during pregnancy[vi].
  • Hypomagnesemia leads to hypertension, preeclampsia and preterm birth in pregnancy[vi]
  • In various studies, magnesium supplementation has shown to reduce preterm births, number of cases of maternal hospitalization, pre-delivery bleeding and low birth weight newborns[vi]
  • In various studies, magnesium supplementation has shown to reduce preterm births, number of cases of maternal hospitalization, pre-delivery bleeding and low birth weight newborns[vi]

Phosphatidylcholine

choline is ubiquitously found in the body as a constituent of cell and organelle membranes[vii]. The production of choline by the maternal liver is insufficient to meet requirements, which progressively increase during pregnancy. Phosphatidylcholine is the principal components of neuronal and other cellular membranes required for signal transduction, brain development, and fetal growth[viii]. It is also increasingly recognized that choline has many structural, biochemical, metabolic and neurological roles.

  • Choline contributes to fetal and infant brain development with possible lifelong effects on cognitive function. Maternal choline supply supports placental health and reduces the risk of birth defects[vii]. Choline is involved in gene regulation during growth and development.
  • It is also a component of lipoproteins, which have an important role in lipid metabolism, and is an element in bio-active molecules such as the neurotransmitter acetylcholine[vii].
  • Choline is needed for fetal growth, brain development and placental function[viii]
  • Choline supply is of particular importance for the developing brain because it is a precursor of acetylcholine, a key neurotransmitter for regulating neuronal proliferation, differentiation, migration, maturation, plasticity, and survival, as well as for synapse formation[viii].

 

References

[i] Marangoni F, Cetin I, Verduci E, Canzone G, Giovannini M, Scollo P, Corsello G, Poli A. Maternal Diet and Nutrient Requirements in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. An Italian Consensus Document. Nutrients. 2016; 8(10):629. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu8100629

[ii] https://www.aptaclub.co.uk/pregnancy/diet-and-nutrition/understanding-food-groups/what-is-protein.html

[iii] Williamson, C.S. (2006), Nutrition in pregnancy. Nutrition Bulletin, 31: 28-59. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-3010.2006.00541.x

[iv] National Institutes of Health Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center 2 AMS Circle Bethesda, MD 20892-3676 https://www.bones.nih.gov/health-info/bone/bone-health/pregnancy

[v] Wilson, R.L., et. al., “Vitamin and mineral supplementation in pregnancy: evidence to practice”. J Pharm Pract Res, 48: 186-192. https://doi.org/10.1002/jppr.1438

[vi] Khayat, Samira et al. “Minerals in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Review Article.” Journal of clinical and diagnostic research: JCDR vol. 11,9 (2017): QE01-QE05. doi:10.7860/JCDR/2017/28485.10626

[vii] Caudill, M., et. al., (2020) “Building better babies: should choline supplementation be recommended for pregnant and lactating mothers? Literature overview and expert panel consensus”.

[viii] Caudill, M.A., et. al., (2018), “Maternal choline supplementation during the third trimester of pregnancy improves infant information processing speed: a randomized, double-blind, controlled feeding study”. The FASEB Journal, 32: 2172-2180. https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.201700692RR

FAQ's

Is Protein supplementation required after conception?

Yes. Supplementation is necessary for generation of milk for as long as one may breastfeed. There is also increase in energy requirement and supplementation with protein and other Micronutrients will help provide nourishment to both mother and her breastfed child. In fact the physicians also prescribe protein, vitamins and nutrients as a combination or single ingredient. It is important to make sure one is consuming a healthy balanced diet along with additional postnatal supplements to make sure that they are providing enough for themselves and the growing infant.

What is a Pre-Postnatal Protein? How is it different from regular Protein?

Unived’s Pre-Postnatal Protein is a combination of 20g Organic Pea Protein with Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphatidylcholine, so designed to be taken with Unived Pre or Postnatal Multinutrient and Women’s DHA to provide a complete nutrient package for pregnant women. Our Pre-Postnatal Protein is different from the regular Protein for pregnancy as it is formulated to help supplement the diet of expecting and lactating mothers to reach their nutrition goals while the others may not be capable of doing so.

Why does Unived’s VeganMomy™ Pre-Postnatal Protein not include Vitamins?

Our Pre-Postnatal Protein is formulated to complement our Pre and Postnatal Multinutrients with DHA. With our Pre-Postnatal Protein we wanted to confirm the incorporation of the most neglected yet crucial minerals as most pregnant and lactating women already begin consuming Multivitamins right after pregnancy is confirmed. These Multivitamins are void of protein and deficient of Calcium, Magnesium and Choline. Combining these Minerals with the protein allows serving close to maximum requirement, separates Calcium and Iron and allows flexibility in use and choice depending on individual needs.

How long post deliver should I continue with postnatal supplementation?

We recommend consuming the Postnatal Multinutrient along with Pre-Postnatal Protein & Women’s DHA for a minimum of 6 months after pregnancy or until breast feeding continues.

Should I inform my healthcare provider if I am taking Unived’s pre-postnatal range of supplements?

It is a good idea to discuss with your doctor and let them know that you are already taking these vitamins/minerals or protein, so before writing the prescription they clearly know that you are already taking what is required and they don’t have to over-do it.

How should I take Unived’s Pre or Postnatal Multinutrient with the Pre-Postnatal Protein?

Use exactly as directed on the label. Never take more than the recommended dose of pre-postnatal multinutrient or Protein.

Take 1 serving Pre or Postnatal Multinutrient with a full glass of water on empty stomach, either early morning or before bed time. We recommend maintain half hour gap between the supplement and meal.

It would be ideal to take the pre or postnatal Multinutrient right after bed in the morning and incorporating the pre-postnatal protein in your breakfast. Followed by Women’s DHA to finish the routine.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take it as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.

What are the possible side effects of Unived’s Pre-Postnatal Protein?

As with pregnancy comes slight discomfort like gastric complications, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, headache, unusual or unpleasant taste in mouth etc. one may or may not have these symptoms regardless of the use of Unived’s Pre-Postnatal Protein. When taken as directed, Unived’s Pre-Postnatal Protein along with Our Pre-Postnatal Multinutrients is not expected to cause side effects. However in case of severe discomfort please discontinue the use.

Suggested Use

Add 1 scoop to 300ml of water. Blend using a shaker or blender until smooth and consume post breakfast.

We recommend taking Unived’s VeganMomy™ Pre-Postnatal Protein along with our VeganMomy™ Prenatal Multinutrient Trimester 1, and Trimester 2 & 3, as well as our VeganMomy™ Postnatal Multinutrient, along with the VeganMomy™ Women’s DHA during each stage, for a holistic approach to support the increased nutritional needs throughout pregnancy and lactation.

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