This post has been sponsored by Pure Encapsulations through Collectively. All opinions are my own and are honest.

With so many vitamin and supplement brands around, it is
hard to choose which one is best for yourself and for your family.  When you’re dealing with someone with an
allergy or other ailment, choosing the perfect supplement can be even harder,
or is it?  Lately, I’ve been using a few
of the Pure Encapsulations brand of vitamins, which are hypoallergenic and do
not contain any hidden fillers or coatings like some other vitamin brands.
 They’re clean, organic, and free of: preservatives, gluten, color,
and GMO’s.  
Pure Encapsulations vitamins are already sounding like an
excellent choice, right? But, do you need to incorporate vitamins into your
nutritional regimen? Keep reading.
Vitamin supplementation isn’t for everyone, in fact, there
are Dietary Guidelines that recommend specific vitamins for people in various
groups or stages of life:
  • Adults over 50
    are advised to consider a vitamin B-12 supplement or adding foods fortified
    with vitamin B-12 to their diet.
  • Seniors and older
    , people with darker skin, and people who get less than 15 minutes of
    sunlight daily should consider a vitamin D supplement or adding foods fortified
    with vitamin D to their diet.
  • Women who are
    planning to have children
    soon, or who are currently pregnant, are advised
    to supplement their diet with folic acid, which helps prevent birth defects.
 I, as told by my
doctor, needed to incorporate more Vitamin D into my diet, which is why I’ve
been using the Pure Encapsulations Vitamin D. I work indoors in an office
without windows, and I hardly ever get to venture outside because I get that
busy. Plus, the weather is changing, which mean less daylight hours leading to
a decrease in sun exposure, which can help increase Vitamin D levels.  Just adding one drop of this clear, tasteless
liquid to a drink, smoothie or even yogurt provides the Vitamin D that I need.
Also, since we’re not done having children, it’s important
to make sure my body is prepared for conception and pregnancy when the time
comes.  There are specific vitamins that
help with that.
The Pure Encapsulations O.N.E. Multivitamin contains a slew
of vitamins needed when trying to conceive:
  1. Zinc – for
    ovulation and fertility.
  2. Folic acid –
    to prevent neural tube defects, which can develop during the first few weeks of
    pregnancy.  The American Pregnancy
    Association recommends that all women of childbearing age consume about 400
    micrograms of folic acid a day.
  3. Coenzyme Q10 –
    is great for female and male fertility. There is also evidence that CoQ10 can
    increase sperm count. According to the Mayo Clinic, CoQ10 is produced by the
    body and is necessary for the basic functioning of cells. For adults, the
    recommended daily dosage is 30 – 200 mg in divided doses throughout the day.
  4. Iron –
    Women’s recommended iron intake is 18 mg a day, but pregnant women need around
    27 mg daily. Iron is used to make hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of
    red blood cells. If your body doesn’t have enough iron, your body’s tissues and
    organs won’t get the oxygen they need to function properly.

O.N.E. Omega 3  – Omega 3’s are linked to embryo quality, making it perfect for those
going through IVF treatments.
Vitamin B12 –
shown to improve sperm quality and production, and may help to boost the
endometrium lining in egg fertilization, decreasing the chances of miscarriage.
Some studies have found that a deficiency of B12 may increase the chances of
irregular ovulation, and in severe cases stop ovulation altogether. The Pure Encapsulations Vitamin B12 contains the methyl form of B12, the bioavailable
form our body can metabolize better than a synthetic version.
to always check with your doctor or a registered dietitian about which, if any,
vitamin or mineral supplements might be right for you. And remember that while
there are circumstances when it may be appropriate to take vitamin/mineral
supplements, they are not a replacement for a healthful diet.
Read more about Pure Encapsulations and the many vitamins
they offer on their website

This post has been sponsored by Pure Encapsulations through
Collectively. All opinions are my own and are honest.
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Kim is a 30-something-year-old wife and do-it-all mom of two beautiful daughters; her rainbow babies. Kim uses Beauty and the Bump NYC, to share her perspective about the things that she loves most and finds beautiful: family, travel, cars, food and more. As a contributor to A Girl’s Guide to Cars, Kim shares her love for cars through providing helpful tips and car reviews from the perspective of a modern working mom.