Vitamin E, or tocopherol is one of the vitamins that is vital for pregnant women. The positive influence of the vitamin on the body and on the reproductive organs of men and women is known for a long time. During pregnancy, vitamin E is prescribed for almost every woman. What is the power of vitamin E and why is it so necessary for pregnant women?
Positive effects of vitamin E
Vitamin E is called an antioxidant, that is, a substance that protects cells from the effects of free oxygen radicals. Free radicals are known to cause oxidative processes that destroy the cell membranes, thereby causing cancerous tumors. During pregnancy, the intake of vitamin E is necessary to protect the fetus from negative effects and to create conditions favorable for the fetus, even with the possibility of impaired blood circulation or hormonal problems.
Dosage intake of vitamin E
Already at the stage of the child's planning the doctor can prescribe vitamin E according to the following scheme: 16-25 days of the menstrual cycle - three capsules a day during meals. Such a scheme allows creating a favorable background for attaching a fertilized egg to the uterine wall, if conception has occurred. Course use of tocopherol will help create the right level of vitamin in the blood, but there will not be an overdose. The child will be conceived with the least risk and in favorable conditions for the organism.
After the 25th day of the cycle - a break in taking a vitamin. The dose in pregnancy can be changed, but only under the supervision of a gynecologist.
After the test for pregnancy has shown a positive result, you need to consult a doctor again about the use of vitamin E. Dosage depends on many factors: on the health of the pregnant woman herself, on her nutrition and lifestyle, on the existing gynecological history. Usually the dose of tocopherol is 3-3r337. two capsules per day .
If a woman eats well and consumes food rich in vitamin E, a break in taking the drug will not do any harm.
Recall that foods rich in vitamin E are as follows: liver pork or beef, eggs, oat and buckwheat groats, olive and sunflower oil, nuts, brown rice, seeds, hips, green vegetables.
Vitamin E perfectly combines with folic acid . Folic acid is necessary for the normal development of the nervous system of the unborn child. The intake of folic acid along with vitamin E should be up to 12 weeks of pregnancy, with occasional short breaks.
As for other vitamins, they need not be taken : in complexes of vitamins for pregnant women contains a large dose of all vitamins, which is needed only in the second half of pregnancy.
It is best to eat natural products containing vitamin E and folic acid, but folic acid is not found in foods so often, so it can be taken continuously as preparations.