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Episode #208: How to choose a high-quality prenatal with Ryan Woodbury from Needed

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On today’s episode, Dr. Elana interviews Ryan Woodbury, the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Needed, a nutrition company on a mission to empower women to find real nourishment on their journey to motherhood and beyond. Needed is one of our podcast partners this season and Dr. Elana and Steph both LOVE this company. They have worked closely with Needed helping formulate some of their dream products and asked the co-founder, Ryan, to be a guest to help guide you mamas how to choose a high-quality prenatal multivitamin.  This is a hot topic they get asked often so it was time to dedicate an entire episode to this important topic.  Did you know that 97% of pregnant mamas in the US take a prenatal vitamin, yet 95% plus are still deficient in key nutrients? This is just one of many facts you will learn so pull up a chair and get your notepads out..you’ve got a lot of great info coming your way!

Topics Discussed:

  • 5 Guiding tips how to choose a high quality prenatal
  • Why the recommended daily amounts (RDA) are flawed and why mamas need more
  • Whole food ingredients versus synthetic
  • How to avoid heavy metals in prenatals
  • When to start and stop a prenatal 
  • Other nutrients that can accompany a prenatal and why they are needed
  • Behind the scenes of formulation and distribution 
 

Show Notes: 

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This episode’s guest

Ryan Woodbury is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Needed, a nutrition company on a mission to empower women to find real nourishment on their journey to motherhood and beyond. We partner with doctors, midwives, nutritionists, biochemists, researchers, microbiologists, real mamas, and more to make better nutritional products and information more accessible in order to optimally nourish our mamas. 97% of pregnant mamas in the US take a prenatal vitamin, yet 95% plus are still deficient in key nutrients. I was one of them despite eating a really well-sourced diet based on my environmental science and holistic nutrition training. In this episode we’ll run through some of the reasons why women are undernourished and how Needed designed their 4-Part Nutrition Plan to offer comprehensive nutrition for mamas and mamas-to-be.