Regulating the nervous system, pre during and post pregnancy.
Vitamin B3 NRV:
The NRV recommends 16mg of Vitamin B3 per day, Her.9 contains 20mg, 126% of the NRV (this is equivalent to 320g of soybeans)
- Regulates the normal function of the nervous system
- Helps to ensure that food can be properly metabolised and stored as usable energy
Vitamin B3 helps to regulate the normal function of the nervous system, which is vital for human health before, during and after pregnancy. This complex system, made up of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, is responsible for our movement, our balance, how we process the world (via our senses) and even our ability to think.
During pregnancy, there is an additional need for vitamin B3 due to the increased energy intake of the expectant mother. With many pregnant women effectively ‘eating for two’, vitamin B2 helps to ensure that this extra food can be properly metabolised and stored as usable energy.
Preliminary research suggests that vitamin B3 supplementation also has the potential to prevent some miscarriages and birth defects.
- Whole grains
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