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Supplements are really helpful for maintaining our health and vitality. Our bodies begin to lose vigor and nutrients due to stress, environmental factors, illness or aging. Or at times, extra energy is needed when a person is going through a particular phase of his or her life where there is a higher need for energy, such as pregnancy, lactation, sports, studying for exams, etc. If this additional need for energy and nutrients isn’t met or depletion isn’t eradicated then the person falls seriously ill. Consuming nutritional supplements and vitamins in these cases is helpful as they help the person in question gain the require strength but also boost his or her immunity. However, supplements shouldn’t be started on one’s whim but a doctor should be consulted and the provided guideline for the usage should be followed. On should be aware that the excessive and unnecessary use of supplements can even be dangerous for your health.

Four Supplements That Can Help You Sleep Better

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four supplements that can help you sleep better

Sleep plays a vital role in the maintenance of a healthy body. A person needs seven to eight hours of sleep per night. Lack of sleep causes many physical and emotional issues. It hastens the aging process and slows the metabolism, and it can lead to chronic fatigue, lower immunity, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure,…

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Does Home Food Fortification Improve Brain Development? Prenatal Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements Affect Maternal Anthropometric Indicators Only in Certain Subgroups of Rural Bangladeshi Women

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Home food fortification involves adding special nutritional products to home meals. Some commonly used supplements are lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS), multiple micronutrient powders (MNP), and iron and folic acid supplements (IFA). Other examples include fat-soluble soya flour, which contains various vitamins and minerals. The commonly preferred nutrients for home fortification are MNP and LNS. LNS…

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Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements Reduce Maternal and Newborn Malnutrition Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements for Pregnant Women Reduce Newborn Stunting in a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Effectiveness Trial in Bangladesh

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Parenting Research Summaries

The inadequate levels of micronutrients in pregnant and lactating women and their newborn babies are a great concern, especially in developing countries. It is believed that the malnutrition of pregnant and lactating women in these areas is due to the low socioeconomic conditions. Maternal malnutrition contributes to poor delivery outcomes for newborns, including low birth…

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Should I Take Omega-3 Supplements While Breastfeeding? Effects of Maternal Supplementation with Omega-3 Precursors on Human Milk Composition

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Every nursing mother is concerned about what sort of foods she can eat and whether or not she should add any supplements to her diet. There is a lot of information about these issues, but it is sometimes contradictory. So, what should mothers do? A group of French researchers from four university hospitals conducted a study…

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The Effects of Vitamin B12 Deficiency on Breastfeeding Women and Their Children Vitamin B-12 Concentrations in Breast Milk Are Low and Are Not Associated with Reported Household Hunger, Recent Animal-Source Food, or Vitamin B-12 Intake in Women in Rural Kenya

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Parenting Studies Made Ridiculously Understandable
Parenting Studies Made Ridiculously Understandable

It is important to supplement the maternal diet with certain vitamins, such as vitamin B12, during pregnancy and lactation. But in some areas, especially in underdeveloped countries, vitamin supplements are not available, and women cannot acquire them due to a lack of economic resources. In particular, vitamin B12 deficiency is common among people from low-…

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How to Ensure That Your Picky Eater Stays Healthy

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Picky Eating or an Eating Disorder -How to Ensure that Your Picky Eater Stays Healthy
A Picky Eater

Most parents are familiar with toddlers’ fussy and picky eating habits and their general aversion to food (also called food neophobia). Learning to eat is part of a child’s physical, emotional, and psychological development. Usually, picky eating is a phase that toddlers outgrow on their own. Since most of their attention and energy are focused…

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