Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Viactiv. All opinions are my own. #BeActiv
When you are expecting a new baby, nutrition is very important before, during, and after the pregnancy. Before I got pregnant with both of my girls, I changed my eating by adding in more fresh produce and other key foods and vitamins for their development. During pregnancy, I focused on getting the nutrients that I needed for myself and their development and carried this on after pregnancy since I decided to breastfeed my children. Even though I tried my best to eat well, I didn’t always get the important nutrients that I needed in the foods and drinks that I consumed, especially calcium. I’m not a huge fan of milk, so I made sure I was getting the calcium I needed with Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews.
Why is calcium important during pregnancy? Your baby needs calcium to build healthy teeth, bones, muscles, and heart. You also need calcium to preserve your bone mass while your baby is developing. Adequate intake of calcium will help prevent your body from taking calcium from your bones, thus helping to decrease your risk of osteoporosis. If you are taking a multivitamin, prenatal vitamins, or mineral supplements, these may not include the recommended amount of calcium for women who are pregnant. I recently checked a bottle of prenatal vitamins and it had only 15% of the recommended daily allowance of calcium! I would assume it would have enough calcium, but I was wrong.
Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews are my choice for the extra calcium that I need. They are the #1 doctor-recommended calcium supplement chew. One Viactiv Calcium Soft Chew taken twice daily provides 100% of the daily value of calcium for most women plus vitamins D and K. I usually take one chew early in the morning and one chew mid-day after lunch. If you are on the go, you can place a few of these chews in your purse to have on hand when you are at work in the office, the gym, etc. Nutrition in a little tasty chew? Yes, please! The milk chocolate and caramel flavors are delicious!
Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews are available in milk chocolate and caramel flavors at major retailers including CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, as well as supermarkets nationwide. Save $2 on your next in-store purchase with the Viactiv printable coupon.
This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation on behalf of Viactiv that contains affiliate links. I received Viactiv products for my own personal use. Please speak with your healthcare provider regarding any medical concerns. This post is not intended to address or diagnose any medical conditions. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.