What is lactawell?
Lactawell supplement contains multivitamins and minerals that are composed of certain vitamins and minerals with a special formulation. Lactawell is an ideal formula for postpartum mothers. This supplement provides a balanced amount of vitamins and minerals, helps produce nutrient-rich milk, and strengthens the immune system.
Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin that modulates calcium metabolism in children and adults. As the need for calcium increases in the third trimester, the status of vitamin D is very important for maternal health, fetal skeletal growth, and favorable maternal and fetal outcomes. Vitamin D deficiency is common in pregnant women (5-50%) and infants (56-56%), despite the widespread use of vitamins during pregnancy, because these vitamins maintain normal levels of vitamin D (≥32 ng in Ml) are insufficient.
Pregnant or lactating people need more of this vitamin C to maintain optimal levels. This need is further due to the active transfer of vitamin C in the placenta. Because of that, the concentration of vitamin C in the blood of the umbilical cord and fetus is much higher than the mother, and also some vitamin C enters the milk. The recommended daily dose for pregnant or lactating mothers is currently 85 to 120 mg per day.
Vitamin E is one of the most important components of human milk. Overweight mothers, people who smoke, and premature births are associated with decreased levels of vitamin E in milk. Breastfeeding mothers may need to supplement vitamin E in their diet to reach the recommended daily dose of 19 mg.
Vitamins B2, B6, B12
Lack of levels of folate, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 causes elevated plasma homocysteine levels, which high homocysteine will lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes. Lack of B vitamins leads to DNA hypomethylation and altered gene expression, and homocysteine causes endothelial cell apoptosis.
Thiamine deficiency during pregnancy can lead to widespread metabolic disorders in pregnant women affecting the placenta and fetus. Some studies have also shown that taking vitamin B1 supplements can help prevent neurological problems.
Folic acid is a B vitamin that plays an important role in cell division, synthesis of amino acids and nucleic acids, so it is essential for growth. It is also essential for the normal growth of the fetus’s spine, brain and skull, especially in the first four weeks of pregnancy. Studies also show that increasing folate intake and higher concentrations of folate in maternal red blood cells reduce the risk of neural tube defects, including spinal and cranial abnormalities.
Selenium is an essential element for many species that is involved in peroxidation activities and the elimination of reactive oxygen radicals.
Zinc is essential for the normal development of the fetus as well as for milk production during lactation, especially in the first years of life when the body is growing rapidly. The concentration of zinc in bone is very high compared to other tissues and is considered as one of the essential components in the calcified substrate. Zinc also enhances the effects of vitamin D on bone metabolism by stimulating DNA synthesis in bone cells.
This vitamin is involved in various energy production pathways as well as for the synthesis of amino acids and fatty acids, which are important for milk production. Niacin supplementation has also been shown to have beneficial effects on growth.
It is a water-soluble B vitamin that plays a key role in metabolism. In lactating women, the amount of biotin needed is 35 mcg per day to meet the amount of biotin needed by the baby through breast milk.
Magnesium is also an element that plays an important role in the body’s metabolism and is secreted in breast milk.
Iron supplementation is usually recommended to compensate for the loss and reduction of iron caused by childbirth. In infants, keeping iron levels at an appropriate level is necessary for the baby’s nervous and physical development. The amount of iron in human milk is very low.
This vitamin is involved in retinal photochemical reactions, is an antioxidant and has antimicrobial properties. Continued breastfeeding reduces the amount of vitamin A in milk. It is recommended that all mothers use supplements containing 200,000 units after the birth of their child.
Newborns have low levels of vitamin K because it is not easily transmitted through the placenta and the bacterial flora of the newborn’s gut is insufficient to synthesize this vitamin in the first days of life.
Calcium is essential during lactation that is a period that involves specific mechanisms that lead to increased absorption, decreased renal excretion, and increased calcium accumulation in the bone.
Copper (Cu) is an essential nutrient that is needed during pregnancy and lactation, and because fetuses and infants are at critical developmental stages during this time, nutrient deficiencies, especially copper, are vulnerable.
Manganese is one of the essential elements present in cellular metabolic processes and in the structure of antioxidant enzymes and promotes fetal growth. However, this substance will turn into a neurotoxin if consumed in excess.
Chromium is essential for the normal metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. It also increases its effect by facilitating the binding of insulin to surface receptors.
Pantothenic acid is an essential vitamin that acts as a metabolic precursor to coenzyme A (CoA). Pantothenic acid, in the form of CoA and as part of a carrier protein, participates in numerous metabolic reactions, including lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates.
Fennel has long been used as an estrogen-producing plant, which due to this property, fennel increases milk secretion and facilitates childbirth.
This plant has the property of galactagogue, which means increasing the flow of milk in the mother. It is said that the stimulant effect of this plant in increasing milk is due to the presence of steroids such as saponins in the seeds of this plant.
How should I take Lactawell?
The recommended dose is two pills a day and it is better to take the medicine in the morning and in the evening.