Pregnancy tips: What is the Importance of Vitamins before Pregnancy?

What is the Importance of Vitamins before Pregnancy

If you are trying to get pregnant you may want to consider taking high quality supplements at least a month before conception or even earlier. Why? These vitamins help offer the body the vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly. In today’s world we no longer get all the vitamins and minerals we need from the food that we consume, even for those that only eat organic, non-GMO foods. There are many reasons why our food supply lacks in vitamins and minerals: soil depletion, water depletion, grain-fed meats, conventional/processed dairy, toxin/chemical exposure, and the list could go on. I’m not saying that it’s not important to eat organic, non-GMO foods because it most certainly is. But what you should include on top of a good healthy organic, non-GMO diet is extra vitamins and minerals to create a healthy “home” for your baby while he or she is developing.

Supplements and vitamins recommended for women and men fertility:

For Women:

*Folic Acid- 5-MTHF provides the most biologically active form of the water-soluble B vitamin, folic acid. This specific 5-MTHF (B9) can help increase plasma folate more effectively than a synthetic folic acid. It is the preferred form of folate supplementation due to an array of conditions that can limit conversion or absorption of folic acid. This can help reduce risk of neural tube defects.

*CorticoB5B6- Vitamin B6 is an important nutrient, as it helps us to use and store energy from foods. Significant amounts of B6 prior to conception could cause a reduction in nausea within the first trimester.  

*Ultimate D3-10000 with K2- vitamin D3 is extremely important for not only you and your immune system but also for baby. This can help support healthy bone development for baby. Most ob-gyns or midwifes will check your D3 levels when you have to get blood work done once you are pregnant. (the K2 helps with the absorption of the D3 in the body) (if you purchase the Basic Healthy Lifestyle kit this bottle is included in there)

*Basic Healthy Lifestyle Kit or Ultimate Prenatal Vitamin- these kits of supplements help feed the body with the general basic nutrients it needs to function properly.

*Magnesium Topical 4-Pack Kit or Magnesium & Malate Acid- magnesium is used in many essential bodily functions. Can help you cope better with discomforts related to increased hormonal activity as well as cramping, headaches or muscle pains. Magnesium can also help with irregular heartbeats, heart functioning, and building and repairing body tissue. (your body can only absorb so much magnesium orally so I personally use both topical and oral magnesium)


For Men:

*Basic Healthy Lifestyle Kit- this kit can help reduce sperm abnormalities in healthy males

*Zinc Glycinate- Zinc is known to be one of the most important mineral for male fertility

*Super Potent E- this is a powerful antioxidant that improves sperm count, quality and motility


These are the basic vitamins and supplements I would recommend if you are trying to get pregnant. Also remember ladies the foods you consume now are contributing highly on the baby’s living environment he or she will be in for nine months.  Men remember the foods you consume now can contribute to the quality and count of your sperm.

If you are already pregnant you might want to check out this article: I'm Pregnant! Now What?