Thrive company, the makers of Thrive+ prenatal multivitamins, addresses the safety of many food additives in prenatal vitamins as it launches a new all-natural, additive-free vitamin formula specifically made for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Many prenatal vitamins contain hidden additives such as artificial colors, flavors and preservatives that can compromise the health of the mother and the normal development of the baby in the womb. Sherry Torkos, a holistic pharmacist, author, lecturer and leading health expert warns that even with the most popular brands of prenatal vitamins a pregnant woman may be swallowing hidden toxins, chemicals, dyes and potential allergens along with the essential pregnancy nutrients.
“Many of the best prenatal vitamins contain additives such as binders, coatings, colors, disintegrants, emulsifiers, fillers, flavorings, flow agents, humectants, preservatives, sweeteners and thickeners, artificial colors and fillers,” Torkos explains. “Some of these additives, such as titanium dioxide, a coloring agent and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), an ingredient used to preserve color, odor and taste, have been linked to several adverse health effects such as brain defects in the unborn baby.”
Torkos further adds, “Other additives, such as red dye (FD&C red no. 40), are known potential allergens and may likely cause chromosomal damage in the developing baby or, as some studies suggest, can lead to behavioral problems and a decrease in IQ in children.”
Torkos advises that expectant moms consume real foods in the diet that are free of chemicals and additives to minimize the risk of life-threatening food allergies that can harm the health of both the mother and the developing fetus. Additionally, Torkos recommends that pregnant women should take extra precautions and choose only prenatal vitamins all natural to avoid ingestion of potentially harmful chemical and toxins that might be somewhat hidden in certain brands.
Thrive+ is a healthier vitamin option that is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding moms.
Darla Bush, who is COO of Thrive Plus company, states that, “Thrive prenatal vitamins all natural are made with real, natural ingredients to ensure optimal absorption and provide both mom and baby with real, wholesome nutrients to protect mom’s overall health as well as the baby’s developing body.”
Thrive+ is free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives and other objectionable additives often found in most vitamin products. Thrive prenatal vitamins all natural have no added sugar, lactose/dairy, wheat, gluten or yeast. Thrive+ contains the daily recommended amount of folic acid plus other essential nutrients like iron, calcium, vitamins B6 an B12 needed for a healthy pregnancy. Thrive is available at Amazon.com and comes with a 60-day money back guarantee if not fully satisfied.