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Hemoglobin Values During Pregnancy

L Leffler, T Leffler, PW Joller

Abstract


It is known that the iron turnover in expectant mothers is up to three times that of an average adult. This is reflected in lower hemoglobin levels. The study showed that hemoglobin levels can be maintained by taking Bio-Strath®, provided that the patients' diet contains adequate fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and dairy products, and the expectant mother abstain from cigarettes and alcohol


The objective of this study is to determine and confirm the benefits of taking the herbal yeast preparation Bio-Strath® during pregnancy, specifically with respect to maintaining hemoglobin (Hb) levels, as well as a feeling of well-being among expectant mothers.


The study showed that Bio-Strath® appears to be able to effectively maintain the hemoglobin levels of expectant mothers throughout pregnancy without additional vitamin or iron preparations. Bio-Strath® also helped to maintain a general sense of well-being and vitality in these women.



Excerpt Report from Schweiz. Zschr. Ganzheitsmedizin, 12, 3270 - 3257 (2000)

Nigerian Medical Practitioner Vol.46(4) 2004: 75-76



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/nmp.v46i4.28732
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