The Role of Calcium in the Body:
Calcium strengthens bones and teeth but also keeps a body’s blood and muscles optimised. Lack of calcium can lead to many diseases in a pregnant woman for example preeclampsia.
The Role of Magnesium:
Magnesium is one of the most essential minerals in the body because more than three hundred processes rely on it like insulin control and blood pressure regulation. Apart from it, magnesium helps in the growth of teeth and produces glutathione, an antioxidant necessary for a pregnant body.
The role played by Vitamin D:
Apart from calcium and magnesium, Vitamin D helps in healthy cell division, immune function and bone development.
Synergy of all three nutrients:
All these three nutrients are dependent on each other and help to amplify the effect of the nutrients. Calcium is needed for strong bones and teeth and magnesium is the nutrient which helps to transport calcium into the bones while vitamin D enhances the absorption of calcium. All three nutrients are needed by the body for healthy pregnancy.
What these nutrients become more important during pregnancy?
The period of pregnancy is very crucial and it takes a heavy toll on the body of the pregnant mother. When a woman carries a baby, the body works at full potential to provide necessary nutrients to the foetus, even if it requires draining those nutrients from the mother to the baby. Thus, in most cases either it is that the woman shows deficiency of those nutrients or an already nutrient-defiant body deteriorates to provide for the foetus.