Pregnancy - Strength Enough for 2
Support the health of you and your baby
Why is getting the recommended amount of calcium each day essential for woman who are pregnant?
Take a look at our calcium Q&A to find out.
Just 2 delicious VIACTIV® Calcium Soft Chews provide 100% of the daily value of calcium plus a unique blend of vitamins D & K!
Why is calcium so important to my health?
Virtually every cell in your body uses calcium. It keeps bones and teeth strong and healthy and the circulatory, muscular, and nervous systems functioning properly. If your body lacks calcium, it will take calcium from your bones to maintain the levels in your blood. If insufficient levels persist over time, your bones may weaken, which could increase your risk of osteoporosis.
How much calcium do I need during pregnancy?
The recommended amount of calcium for pregnant women is 1000 mg for women 19-50 years old and 1300 mg for women 18 years and under.
Why is calcium so important throughout my pregnancy?
Your baby needs the calcium to build healthy teeth and bones. You need it to preserve your bone mass while your baby is developing. Your baby requires calcium to aid in skeletal development.
Won't my prenatal vitamins give me the amount of calcium I need?
Many multivitamins, prenatal vitamins, and mineral supplements provide only 20-30% of the recommended amount of calcium for women who are pregnant.
How can I get the recommended amount of calcium in my diet?
It's easy! Just take 2 delicious VIACTIV® Calcium Soft Chews each day to help you get your recommended amount of calcium. They contain calcium carbonate and each chew provides 500 mg of elemental calcium. VIACTIV® Calcium Soft Chews are best absorbed when taken with food.
Why are vitamins D and K also found in VIACTIV® Calcium Soft Chews?
Vitamin D boosts calcium absorption, while vitamin K plays a role in the body's formation of bone proteins.* Together with calcium, these vitamins create a unique bone support formula in every chew.
Do I need to worry about my calcium intake after I have my baby?
Yes. There are many reasons to take the recommended amount of calcium even when you're not pregnant. Calcium helps keep bones and teeth strong and healthy, and aids in muscular and nervous system functions. Adequate intake of calcium will help prevent your body from taking calcium from your bones, thus helping to decrease your risk of osteoporosis.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.