If you are looking for a baby or have suffered miscarriages, science has great news for you.
The search for a child is usually a reason for great happiness in a couple, even more so when the pregnancy takes place. But not for many others, who have suffered miscarriages and the search becomes somewhat tortuous. Science advances and brings good news for those looking for a child.
A vitamin that gives hope
According to the Daily Mail, researchers have discovered that vitamin B3, also called niacin, may be the solution to miscarriages suffered by thousands of women around the world. Apparently taking a regular vitamin supplement could significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects.
Specifically, it is vitamin B3 that would have the power to correct a deficiency of a nutrient that would stop the organs of babies when they are developing, causing abortion. This vitamin would alleviate this deficiency and shed light after a decade of research.
The research was carried out in Australia and the country’s Health Minister congratulated the team of scientists, praising the study as a historic medical advance.
How was the discovery
The researchers genetically sequenced families suffering from miscarriages and birth defects, and found that certain genetic mutations affect the production of the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) molecule, which is made from vitamin B3.
Study author Sally Dunwoodie, from the Victor Chang Heart Research Institute in New South Wales, Australia, said: ‘This has the potential to significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects worldwide, and not use those words lightly.
Prenatal vitamin supplements do not contain a sufficient dose of vitamin B3, so scientists are studying how to develop a test that measures the levels of the molecule that causes abortions, to identify who is at greater risk and then receive vitamin B3 supplements .
Where to find vitamin B3 or niacin
According to the Medline Plus site, niacin is water soluble, which means that it is not stored in the body. The water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. Leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body in the urine, which means that a regular supply of these vitamins is needed in the diet.
You can find niacin in:
Healthy eating is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals that the body needs. However, during pregnancy, the doctor may prescribe vitamin supplements when deemed necessary, especially if the pregnant woman does not eat in a varied way or has a health problem that prevents her from eating certain types of foods.
According to the BabyCenter site , prenatal vitamin supplements are important because they provide necessary amounts of nutrients that are not covered in food intake.
Most prenatal supplements provide:
Essential fatty acids
Consult your doctor
If you have suffered spontaneous abortions, consult your doctor about this new discovery, to start a plan where you can ingest more amount of vitamin B3. Also, do not stop taking your prenatal vitamins and eat healthy. Avoid junk foods and try to eat more protein and vegetables. Taking care of your health, you will be taking care of the health of the baby you carry inside.
And you, have you taken vitamin supplements during pregnancy?