FAQs

General Questions:

You subscribe one time for an automatic delivery, at your selected interval of time, of your I Am Nurtured supplements. We’ll bill you automatically, ship automatically, and all you have to do is open your front door and re-stock your stashes of New Mama so you never miss a day of self-care. No more blaming mom brain!

Yes. You can modify or cancel your subscription at any time. No questions asked.

Your package of I Am Nurtured supplements will typically arrive within 3 business days from when you place your order. However, we do have expedited shipping available for an additional fee.

We are currently only shipping I Am Nurtured products within the United States and to Canada. We do not ship to P.O. Boxes. Please let us know if you’d like us to start shipping to your area.

Once you experience the difference, you may not be able to stop yourself from telling all your mom friends about I Am Nurtured supplements! Many of our customers say they are eager to show friends how easy & life-changing it is to nurture themselves. If you‚Äôre interested in becoming an ambassador and earning commission on every sale that comes in because of you, please let us know! On our contact page fill in your information at the top of the contact form, select ‚Äúrefer a friend‚ÄĚ from the drop down, then in the message box, let us know you‚Äôre interested in our ambassador program. We‚Äôll send you a link to sign up and start earning commission on any sales that come in using your unique code!

All I Am Nurtured supplements are made in an FDA registered, CGMP approved facility in the United States. I Am Nurtured, and all supplement companies, must comply with FDA regulations for manufacturing our products. Our product labels and literature must also comply with FDA regulations. The FDA also requires allergen labeling, and reporting of adverse events, which I Am Nurtured complies with.

Our manufacturing partners operate out of CGMP (certified good manufacturing practices), FDA approved facilities in the United States. Many of the vitamins and minerals are created in labs to ensure the highest standards in purity, potency, and environmental sustainability. All botanical ingredients are naturally derived from plants.

I Am Nurtured supplements contain ingredients that are safe for consumption during the intended stage of parenthood - pre-conception, pregnancy, and post-pregnancy. If you have any questions about your medications and their interactions with supplements, you should always contact your doctor for their input.

Yes - our manufacturers run third party testing on all ingredients they use in our products to ensure identity, potency, and purity (free from contaminants such as heavy metals and pesticides). They also provide a Certificate of Analysis - an identification document that shows compliance with the current Good Manufacturing Practice for Dietary Supplements. I Am Nurtured also performs additional third-party testing on all final products to ensure stability and purity.

We offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If there is ANY reason you don’t like your I Am Nurtured supplements, let us know within 30 days of your purchase, and we’ll give you a full refund - no questions asked.

New Mama Questions:

Simply add a stick pack of New Mama drink mix to your water (at least 20 ounces) twice a day, any time of day, and enjoy! The vitamin and mineral blend in New Mama is designed to replace a prenatal vitamin/mineral supplement after you have a baby.

The amounts and forms of vitamins and minerals included were tailored to meet the needs of a postpartum mother - to help her body recover, balance moods, hormones and energy levels, and replenish all the nutrients depleted throughout pregnancy & breastfeeding. In a period of life when meeting nutrition needs through an optimal diet is likely pretty low on her probability/priority list, nutritional support is a necessity for most moms.

The botanicals included in New Mama provide additional support from nature to help calm and soothe the nerves, hormone fluctuations, and anxieties associated with being a new mama, to support lactation if a mother chooses to breast or bottle feed, and to help her settle into more restful sleep...even in the few hours she does get.

As soon as you give birth! Most doctors recommend to continue taking your prenatal vitamins for the first year after birth, and as long as you are considering growing your family. However, prenatal vitamins are designed for a woman growing and supporting life. I Am Nurtured’s Postnatal Supplement Drink Mix, New Mama, is designed for a woman who is supporting life outside of her body, who also requires different nutrient levels tailored to a body healing from childbirth and re-adjusting to a new lifestyle with baby in tow.

Yes. The vitamin and mineral blend in New Mama is designed to replace a prenatal or postnatal vitamin/mineral supplement for the first year after you have a baby. The amounts and forms of vitamins and minerals included were tailored to meet the needs of a postpartum mother. The botanicals included in New Mama are an added bonus on top of what a normal postnatal supplement provides. They help calm and soothe the nerves, hormone fluctuations, and anxieties associated with being a new mama, support lactation if a mother chooses to breast or bottle feed, and help her settle into more restful sleep...in the very few hours she does get.

Along with the vitamins, minerals and botanicals listed on the ingredients facts panel, we use citric acid and natural flavors to get that wonderful citrus taste. We also use stevia and katemfe fruit extract - a natural sweetener derived from the katemfe fruit in West Africa.

Our proprietary blend of botanicals includes Red Raspberry Leaf and Moringa Olifera - two herbs known as galactogogues. Galactogogues are herbs that have been shown in research and in anecdotal reports to increase a mother’s milk production.

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4530286/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6266645/#ref177

B-Vitamins, including B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, and B12, are involved in so many of the body’s processes, and when they are plentiful in the body, aid your body in converting the nutrients from food into energy your body can use. Getting adequate amounts of B vitamins from your diet and supplement helps counteract the fatigue that comes along with being a new mama.

Source: http://www.nanotechnologystore.com/(14)The-role-of-vitamins-and-minerals-in-energy-metabolism-and-well-being.pdf

After birth, it is common for many mothers to have lower levels of ferritin (a form of iron stored in the body), and hemoglobin (a protein that transports oxygen in the blood. Lower iron and hemoglobin levels lead lead to feeling fatigued. The Iron content in New Mama can help alleviate these symptoms.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK379991/

Mothers who are breastfeeding have an even greater than normal need for zinc . Symptoms of low zinc status include low energy and lower mental clarity. The supplemental zinc in New Mama ensures your zinc status stays optimal for the entire postpartum period, supporting your energy levels and needs with or without breastfeeding.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK235579/

Lavender, a widely known plant, acts on the nervous system when consumed to increase slow-wave sleep patterns, leading to improved sleep quality and reduced insomnia.

Chamomile, in addition to reducing afterbirth pains and inflammation, helps with sleeplessness, calms nerves, reduces stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms. 

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26483209

Magnesium activates our parasympathetic nervous system and supports melatonin production, helping your body and brain to relax. A relaxed brain and body allows you to fall asleep more easily, and achieve a more deep, restful sleep (even in the few hours you do get).

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27933574

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12030424

In addition to lavender, chamomile, and magnesium, New Mama includes the following herbs to aid in stress and anxiety relief:

Lemonbalm, a nootropic herb also known as Melissa Officinalis, acts on the brain to calm the nerves and relax the body. It promotes emotional balance, a sense of calmness, and relaxation.

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22207903

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15546807

Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric, responsible for powerful anti-inflammatory actions that reduce pain and inflammation, and encourage healing in the immediate postpartum period. Inflammation is also linked to postpartum depression. Curcumin is shown to support mood balance as hormones level out in the year following birth.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5664031/

Piperine works as adaptogen with curcumin. Curcumin is normally poorly absorbed by our bodies. However, when it is consumed in combination with piperine, the the amount of curcumin our bodies can absorb and utilize increases by up to 2,000 percent.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9619120

Prenatal Questions:

We’ve added ginger to help ease pregnancy nausea. We also recommend taking this vitamin with food. Multivitamins on an empty stomach tend to bother even the strongest of stomachs. That being said, morning sickness is a very common pregnancy symptom. If you find taking this even with a meal makes you a little queasy, try taking it right before bed.

Any time you remember to take it is the best time. If you experience nausea, be sure to take it with a meal or right before bed. There is no 'right time" to nurture your body.

We are so proud of our ingredients and we don’t hide anything! Including the natural color of our high quality ingredients. That blue/green color you might notice is from our organic spirulina, sourced from algae, which contains high chlorophyll content and supports healthy iron levels.

Spirulina comes from blue-green algae, is extremely nutrient dense, and works to support iron levels in your blood. Spirulina has been shown (in research in humans and mice) to increase iron storage and hemoglobin content in the blood, reducing the incidence of anemia during pregnancy and lactation. It has a similar nutritive profile and high chlorophyll content as stinging nettle leaf, making it an excellent choice for supporting healthy iron levels in pregnant women. It also acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and can help boost our immune system!

Ginger Root acts as an antiemetic (anti-nausea/vomiting) and prokinetic (supports movement of the muscles and nerves of your GI tract). Ginger is a powerful antiemetic used to reduce nausea in pregnancy. In addition to morning sickness, many women struggle with decreased gastric motility (aka constipation) in pregnancy. Ginger works as a gentle prokinetic to gently keep the GI tract moving. Appropriate gastric motility decreases reflux (aka heartburn) and constipation, two common complaints in the pregnant population which can reduce our motivation or ability to maintain appropriate oral intake. Finally, ginger supports normal circulation and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

Oat Straw acts as a nervine and is affectionately known in the herbal community as ‚Äúyoga in a bottle‚ÄĚ for its gentle calming and mood supportive actions. It is used for ‚Äúfeeding‚ÄĚ the nervous system under times of stress and exhaustion. Oats are rich in calcium, silica, chromium, magnesium and contain minerals, B vitamins, and phytonutrients like silica which are supportive to the overall nutritional profile. Natural Medicines Database gives oats their highest safety rating.

Calcium needs do not increase during pregnancy and most women consume enough calcium from their diet alone. While industry standard is to provide some amount of calcium in prenatal formulas, research suggests this may not be necessary. Calcium directly interferes with absorption of many other key nutrients, including iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous, and manganese. If your calcium intake is below current recommendations (1000 mg/day), your doctor may advise taking a calcium supplement separate from your prenatal vitamin. 

By excluding calcium and by using supportive data on why calcium should be excluded from prenatals, I Am Nurtured is up to date with the current research and ahead of the bulk of prenatal supplements on the market. In addition to the studies below establishing the lack of need for calcium in a prenatal vitamin, excluding calcium will also prevent the numerous competitive absorption issues between calcium and other minerals and vitamins. Here are a few excerpts from the research: 

  • ‚ÄúAn analysis on calcium intake in Americans (eating a standard American diet - i.e. not healthy foods) found that women aged 19-30 years consume an average of 838 mg of calcium from their diets. This number is even higher in women over 30. In addition, calcium absorption in the intestines doubles during pregnancy, making the calcium from your food easier for your body to assimilate.‚ÄĚ Nichols, L. (2018). Real Food for Pregnancy (1st ed., p. 104). Lily Nichols.
  • ‚ÄúThe evidence indicates that pregnancy and lactation are characterized by physiological adaptive processes that are independent of maternal calcium intake and that provide the calcium necessary for fetal growth and breast-milk production without requiring an increase in maternal calcium intake.‚ÄĚ https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev.nutr.20.1.249#_i3¬†¬†
  • ‚Äú 1) randomized controlled trials of women supplemented with calcium during pregnancy reveal no evidence that additional calcium has any benefit to the mother or fetus, 2) the number of children a woman has does not increase her risk of fracture later in life, and 3) the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy allow for maternal and fetal needs to be met. Additional calcium supplementation during pregnancy appears to have the greatest impact in women who chronically consume <500‚ÄÉmg calcium/day, demonstrating the importance of adequate calcium intake before pregnancy begins.‚ÄĚ Andrea N Hacker, Ellen B Fung, Janet C King, Role of calcium during pregnancy: maternal and fetal needs, Nutrition Reviews, Volume 70, Issue 7, 1 July 2012, Pages 397‚Äď409, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-4887.2012.00491.x
  • ‚ÄúCalcium supplementation does not prevent bone loss during lactation and only slightly enhances the gain in bone density after weaning.‚ÄĚ Kalkwarf HJ, Specker BL, Bianchi DC, Ranz J, Ho M. The effect of calcium supplementation on bone density during lactation and after weaning. N Engl J Med. 1997 Aug 21;337(8):523-8. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199708213370803. PMID: 9262495.
  • Dr. Dianna Minich has put together an exhaustive list of the interactions between vitamins and minerals. Calcium is listed as interfering with the absorption of most of the other nutrients covered. https://deannaminich.com/vitamin-and-mineral-interactions-the-complex-relationship-of-essential-nutrients/

Our blood volume increases by about 50% during pregnancy. This is called delutional anemia. Iron is essential during pregnancy to support healthy blood volume expansion, thyroid health, immune function, energy levels, baby’s neurodevelopment, and healthy birth weights. 

We include low supportive amounts of iron, in combination with herbs and nutrients known to further enhance absorption of iron, and overall blood nutrient volumes. Some women may need higher amounts of iron, however the ‚Äúblood building complex‚ÄĚ of a small amount of iron with spirulina, and vitamin C, which enhance iron absorption, can provide adequate support for most.¬†

We use a form of iron called ferrous bisglycinate (Ferrochel‚ĄĘ), which is iron bound to glycine. This allows for better absorption and prevents the tummy upset and constipation other forms of iron can cause.¬†

We are also conscious of the competitive absorption of iron and zinc when over 25 mg of iron is present. For that reason, we have maintained a low dose of iron (12 mg) and a 1:2 ratio of iron to zinc to ensure any negative consequences on zinc absorption are avoided. 

Depending on your individual iron status, your doctor may recommend additional iron consumption or supplementation.

Reference: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3522825/

We are anti-filler as much as the next scrutinizing supplement consumer, and there is no way we‚Äôd ever include any ingredient that was even questionable, let alone unsafe. These ‚Äúother ingredients‚ÄĚ are not fillers. They are an essential part of manufacturing capsules and ensure even doses of ingredients in each capsule, so what you see on the nutrition facts panel is exactly what you get.¬†

Magnesium stearate is the combination of magnesium and stearic acid. Stearic acid is a long-chain fatty acid found in many foods like coconut oil, beef, salmon, chicken, eggs, or dairy. Magnesium is the essential mineral that works in our bodies to relax muscles and provides so many other health benefits. This is a different form than the optimal magnesium glycinate you see on our nutrition facts panel, but the same mineral. 

The reason magnesium stearate and stearic acid are included in our ‚Äúother ingredients‚ÄĚ list is because they are used to help the ingredients flow easily, preventing them from caking together, and ensuring a consistent blend and dosage of our ingredients in each capsule. They are part of our quality control.

The FDA has approved magnesium stearate as a safe product and allows its use as an additive in foods and supplements. Supplements that do not use magnesium stearate can see quite a large margin of error in their dosages and aren’t able to make any promises about consistency or quality. Alternatives to magnesium stearate, like l-leucine are far less effective.

Silica (silicon dioxide) is a natural trace mineral found in leafy greens, green beans, bananas, and oat straw (one of our superstar prenatal botanicals). It plays an essential role in collagen production. In the manufacturing process, it also acts as a flow/anti-caking agent that helps ensure even distribution of each ingredient in your capsules. It is a natural mineral and as safe for consumption as eating lettuce or oatmeal.