Increased Requirements

Eating for two?

Increased requirement of nutrients

A pregnancy brings along some big changes to your life. From the very first day, your body is the source of life for your child. Therefore, pregnant women’s daily requirements of nutrients are higher, and sometimes twice as high.

Eating better is more important than eating more. The need for calories during pregnancy is not much higher than before. What your body needs now are mainly micronutrients – vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

Normal requirementsAdditional requirements during pregnancyOne portion (20ml) contains
Folic acid (μg)400200400
Iron (mg)151515
Iodine (μg)20030200
Vitamin C (mg)1001060
Vitamin E (mg)1215
Niacin (mg)1325
Vitamin B1 (mg)10,20,8
Vitamin B2 (mg)1,20,30,8
Vitamin B6 (mg)1,20,71
Vitamin B12 (μg)30,5 1
Biotin (mg)30-60No additional requirement 30
Magnesium (mg)3001010
Zinc (mg)733