3 Key Vitamins For A Healthy Heart For Mom And Baby

Posted on 17. May, 2012 by in Family

Cardiovascular function is essential to the health of all other organs and systems of the body. Unfortunately, however, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and it is also estimated that by 2020 it will be the leading cause of mortality in the world.1

Nutritional Status is Crucial

In addition to healthy lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise, stress management, and avoiding smoking, there is general agreement within nutrition science and health practitioners that nutritional status can significantly increase or decrease risk of heart disease, in addition to potentially benefiting individuals who already have cardiovascular diseases.

Ensuring your prenatal multivitamin contains the following 3 key vitamins can help ensure both your and your baby’s heart are getting the nutritional support they need for optimal health and function.

  • Vitamin C

An analysis of prospective studies including more than 290,000 adults who were followed for an average of ten years found that those who took more than 700 mg/day of supplemental vitamin C had a 25% lower risk of CHD than those who did not take vitamin C supplements.2

  • B Vitamins

Although further research is needed, several large observational studies have found an association between low vitamin B6, B12, and/or folic acid with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.3–5

  • Vitamin D

Research is still emerging, but current data suggests that the heart benefits of vitamin D likely depend upon intake levels much higher than the current reference intakes of 200–600 I.U./day for American adults.6


Superior Bioavailability with Effervescence

The official prenatal multivitamin of the APA is Prenatal Oxylent®. In addition to a full nutritional panel that includes over 100% of the daily value of these 3 key nutrients, Prenatal Oxylent also offers an effervescent delivery system to ensure your body is able to better absorb the nutrients it needs. Numerous scientific studies have shown that effervescent technology is better absorbed than pills or tablets.7,8

The effervescent delivery system of Prenatal Oxylent eliminates the need to swallow pills or tablets. Convenient packets mix into water to make a delicious sparkling drink that delivers a full spectrum of nutrients you need before, during, and after pregnancy—no pills required. All with no sugar, gluten, lactose, caffeine, or artificial additives.

Call for free samples of Prenatal Oxylent at 1.877.OXYLENT, and visit oxylent.com for more information.


1. Br J Nutr 2009 Apr;101(8):1113–31.

2. Am J Clin Nutr 2004;80(6):1508–1520.

3. Curr Opin Lipidol 1999;10(5):417–428.

4.  J Nutr 1994;124(10):1927–1933.

5. Am J Clin Nutr 2005;82(4):806–812.

6. Curr Atheroscler Rep 2007 Dec;9(6):508–14.

7. Expert Opin Pharmacother 2007;8(15):2449–2457.

8. Clin Ther 2006;28(5):715–724.


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.



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