Vitamins

Vitamin A:

Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient, necessary to perform a high number of biological functions. It is involved in the maintenance of the mucous membranes and the regulation of immune system cells, increasing or decreasing the number and activity of B cells, T cells, natural killer cells and macrophages.

It is also an antioxidant vitamin and plays an important role in: vision, bone growth, cell functions, immune system… It is also involved in iron metabolism, very important in children.

Vitamin A is included in Ironlact and Ironchild product

Vitamin B1:

Vitamin B1 acts as a coenzyme for enzymes involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates and amino acids. Therefore, the requirements of this vitamin increase in situations where metabolism increases as pregnancy or lactation.

A low concentration of this vitamin in breast milk can cause a deficiency in children, which can manifest as edema, increased blood pressure and even heart problems.

In addition, animal studies suggest that vitamin B1 deficiency in the mother during lactation can cause neurochemical and cognitive problems in their offspring.

Vitamin B1 is included in Ironlact product

Vitamin B2:

It is an antioxidant vitamin, with ability to protect DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage.

It is necessary for proper iron metabolism and reduces tiredness and fatigue.

Vitamin B2 is included in Irongest and Ironlact product

Vitamin B3:

The vitamin B3 is a precursor of important coenzymes involved in a large number of metabolic reactions.

A mild deficiency of this vitamin has many symptoms including insomnia, loss of appetite, weight and strength, indigestion, abdominal pain, headache, mental confusion and memory loss.

Vitamin B3 is included in Ironlact product

Vitamin B6:

It helps to reduce nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It is involved in the synthesis of DNA, proteins, fats…

Like other fat-soluble vitamins, its concentration in milk depends on the nutritional status of the mother.

Numerous clinical studies show that vitamin B is necessary for proper energy metabolism and normal functioning of the immune system.

Vitamin B6 is included in Irongest and Ironlact product

Vitamin B9 (Folic acid):

Folic acid is involved in the synthesis of nucleic acid (RNA and DNA). It also participates in cell division and contributes to protein metabolism.

During pregnancy, folic acid is necessary to increase red blood cells from the mother, the formation of the placenta and the proper growth of the fetus.

According several research studies, it can reduce the risk of having a baby with spina bifida (neural tube defect).

During lactation, the demand for folic acid increases due to the contribution made to the breast milk. Thus it is advisable to maintain adequate levels to prevent anemia for folic acid deficiency.

 Vitamin B9 is included in Irongest and Ironlact product

 Vitamin B12:

This is the only vitamin that contains cobalt, an essential mineral for health.

It contributes to the formation of red blood cells, prevents anemia and is necessary for growth and cell division mechanism.

It helps in the absorption of calcium and the proper assimilation of macronutrients.

It also helps proper functioning of the immune system.

Vitamin B12 is included in Irongest product

 Vitamin C:

Vitamin C as cofactor and catalyst participates in a wide range of reactions and biological processes and acts as a natural antioxidant.

Dietary supplementation with vitamin C improves various aspects of the immune system in humans.

The results of a clinical study suggest that supplementing the mother’s diet with vitamin C could improve atopic skin problems in infants.

 Vitamin C is included in Ironlact product

 Vitamin D:

This vitamin plays an essential role in calcium absorption, its blood levels and its incorporation to bone. It promotes normal skeletal development of the baby.

Maternal vitamin D insufficiency is common during pregnancy and is associated with reduced bone-mineral accrual in the offspring during childhood. This association is mediated partly through the concentration of umbilical venous calcium. Vitamin D supplementation of pregnant women, especially during winter months, could lead to long-lasting reductions in the risk of osteoporotic fracture in their offspring.

On the other hand, the amount of vitamin D in breast milk depends on the levels in the mother. Several studies indicate that adequate vitamin D status is necessary for efficient absorption of calcium, which in turn it is required to mineralize bone.

The synthesis of vitamin D in the skin by sun exposure is insufficient, especially during the winter months. According the experts, vitamin D supplementation during childhood and adolescence is absolutely necessary.

Vitamin D is included in all Irongrowth products

Vitamin E:

It is an antioxidant vitamin and is part of the antioxidant defense system of the body, being able to protect DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage.

It plays an important role in the immune system and metabolic processes that take place in the body.

 Vitamin E is included in all Irongrowth products