At Amazonia we receive constant feedback from women asking if our proteins are suitable during pregnancy and breastfeeding. We also know that this question is common across the industry. Looking into the market we discovered that there is a very limited range of proteins that are safe to take during this time, that are also organic, plant-based and non-synthetic. Amazonia Protein Pregnancy Plus perfectly fills this market gap by providing an organic, plant-based protein with added wholefood vitamins and minerals to provide natural nutrition to support and nourish mums and bubs when they need it most.
INGREDIENT BENEFITS ORGANIC SPROUTED & FERMENTED GOLDEN PEA PROTEIN (24g per serve)
Our organic golden pea protein is soaked to activate the natural sprouting process. Sprouting decreases the presence of anti-nutrients, such as phytic-acid, that may inhibit the absorption of minerals in the protein powder. Due to the sprouting process, our protein powder is a rich source of bioavailable Zinc, Iron and Phosphorus. Our protein powder is also fermented increasing the bioavailability of nutrients and resulting in a protein powder that is gentle on the digestive system. Pregnancy is a time of rapid growth and development for both mother and baby. Protein is essential for supporting this growth and is required for the building of maternal and fetal tissues. Protein requirements during pregnancy increase by 30% and is particularly important during the last two trimesters as this is when the majority of growth occurs.
WHOLEFOOD VITAMIN & MINERAL BLEND
(Organic Lucuma/Organic Cocoa, Natural Sea Mineral Complex [74+ Trace Minerals], Marine Magnesium, Spinach Extract, Broccoli Extract, Carrot Extract, Beetroot Extract, Tomato Extract, Shiitake Mushroom Extract, Apple Extract, Cranberry Extract, Cherry Extract, Orange Extract, Blueberry Extract, Strawberry Extract)
14 wholefood vitamins and minerals naturally sourced from fruit and vegetables.
Vitamins B1, B2, B3
During pregnancy a mother’s requirement of Vitamins B1, B2 and B3 increases by ~30%. This is to support maternal and foetal growth and to help increase energy and boost immunity.
Vitamin B6 is important for supporting the regulation of the Mother’s hormonal activity as well as boosting her energy levels. Vitamin B6 is also essential for the baby’s brain development and immune system.
Some research has shown that supplementing with B6 may help to relieve and improve the symptoms of morning sickness, particularly when combined with ginger.
Folate is absolutely essential in the very first weeks of pregnancy to help ensure the healthy formation of the baby’s neural tube (brain and spinal cord). The neural tube develops very early on in the pregnancy and often before a woman even knows that she is pregnant. Because of this it is important that she is receiving healthy amounts of Folate in her diet at least a month before she falls pregnant to ensure that she has adequate stores readily available for the baby in those early weeks.
Folate is also essential in the 2nd and 3rd trimester to support maternal tissue growth.
Overall folate requirements during pregnancy increase by 50%.
Beta Carotene is the provitamin form of Vitamin A. This means that it is up to your body to convert the Beta Carotene into Vitamin A, and your body will only convert what is required based on its current Vitamin A stores.
Beta Carotene has several benefits during pregnancy as it has powerful antioxidant properties and helps the body to efficiently metabolise Iron. It is particularly important while breastfeeding as Vitamin A in the breast milk helps to boost and strengthen the infants immune system.
As the body will only convert Beta Carotene to Vitamin A when needed, supplementing with Beta Carotene during pregnancy is safe and not associated with Vitamin A toxicity.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and is particularly important for breastfeeding/lactating Mother’s. During this time nutrient requirements for Vitamin E increase by 57%.
Vitamin C is necessary for the healthy structure of connective tissue, cartilage, bone and skin. It helps the body to absorb Iron and also supports collagen production which may play a role in minimising stretch marks during pregnancy.
Vitamin C is also essential for supporting the immune system as during pregnancy a woman’s immune system is lowered slightly and she can become more susceptible to coughs, colds, flu and viruses.
During pregnancy the body produces more blood in order to support you and your growing baby, Iron is vital in the process of making healthy red blood cells. Iron is also essential for transporting oxygen around the body and delivering oxygen to the baby during pregnancy. Iron is also important for normal neurological development of the foetus.
For the Mother, Iron deficiency during pregnancy is relatively common and receiving adequate amounts of Iron in the diet may help with energy levels, concentration and immunity.
Adequate levels of Zinc in the body may positively affect the early stages of egg development and help boost fertility and reproduction. Because of this Zinc is an important mineral while trying to conceive.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding Zinc is great for supporting normal immune function and helping the body synthesise protein.
Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus & Potassium
Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus & Potassium are all important electrolytes that help with healthy nerve and muscle function. They are great sources of energy and are important for the cell division process. In particular, a developing baby requires significant amounts of calcium, particularly in the 2nd and 3rd trimester, in order to support the development of strong bones.
Organic Ginger (50mg/serve)
Ginger may help to settle the stomach and provide relief from feelings of nausea/morning sickness.
Organic Sprouted Pea Fibre
Constipation is a common complaint during pregnancy.Pregnancy Plus contains a source of fibre to help with regular laxation.
Organic Acacia Gum + Organic Stevia Leaf Extract
Acacia gum is a natural plant based gum that gives the protein powder a smooth, silky texture. Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the leaves of the stevia plant.
Total Serves per Package: 14
Serving Size: 1 Serve (35g)
|Per 35g Serve||Per 100g|
|Energy||574 kJ||1640 kJ|
|Protein||24.8 g||70.9 g|
|Carbohydrate||2.5 g||7.2 g|
|Sugar||0.8 g||2.3 g|
|Fibre||2.6 g||7.5 g|
|Fat||3 g||8.6 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.7 g||2.1 g|
|Thiamin (B1)||0.5 mg||1.3 mg|
|Riboflavin (B2)||0.5 mg||1.5 mg|
|Niacin (B3)||5 mg||14.3 mg|
|Vitamin B6||0.6 mcg||1.7 mcg|
|Beta-Carotene Eq.||899.5 ug||2570 ug|
|Vitamin C||18 mg||51.4 mg|
|Calcium||113.1 mg||323 mg|
|Vitamin E||5 mg||14.3 mg|
|Iron||6 mg||17.1 mg|
|Folate||100.1 mg||286 mg|
|Potassium||8.2 mg||23.3 mg|
|Magnesium||43.1 mg||123 mg|
|Sodium||423.5 mg||1210 mg|
|Phosphorus||246.8 mg||705 mg|
|Retinol Eq.||74.9 ug||214 ug|
|Zinc||1.4 mg||4.1 mg|
Organic Sprouted & Fermented Golden Pea Protein*, Vitamin & Mineral Blend (Organic Lucuma*, Sea Mineral Complex [74+ Trace Minerals], Marine Magnesium, Organic Ginger*, Spinach Extract, Broccoli Extract, Carrot Extract, Beetroot Extract, Tomato Extract, Shiitake Mushroom Extract, Apple Extract, Cranberry Extract, Cherry Extract, Orange Extract, Blueberry Extract, Strawberry Extract), Organic Sprouted Pea Fibre*, Natural Flavours, Organic Acacia Gum*, Organic Stevia Leaf Extract*. *Certified Organic
NOTE: The Nutritional Information & Ingredients is for Smooth Vanilla flavour.
Mix 4 heaped tablespoons (35g) into 300ml of cold water in a shaker. Can also be taken with non-dairy milk or blended into smoothies.
100 Day Returns
100 Day Returns!
• Easy and hassle free
• You can return both opened and unopened product (see below for details)
For up to 100 days from the day that you place your order, you can take advantage of our returns, even if you just change your mind!
Please note, this policy does not relate to items that are damaged in transit, lost or incur an issue beyond your control. In situations like these, we will either refund, credit or send a replacement to you without delay. Our 100 day returns is for your peace of mind if you don't like the product, or simply change your mind.
For any unopened product, just ship the item back and we will refund or replace that item! You can obtain a refund, store credit or product exchange to the same value. Just let us know within 100 days from the date of your order.
For any opened product (Club Z members only), we understand that trying new supplements sometimes carries some uncertainty. Perhaps you’re not sure about a new flavour, or you just bought the wrong product. So if you're not happy with your purchase within 5 scoops (or 5 serves) and 30 days from the date of purchase, you can send it back for a full money-back guarantee! The purchase must have been made when you had an active Club Z membership.
Please note that if your item was purchased as an advertised discounted shortdated item, the above time frames are limited to 14 days. Shortdated items are heavily discounted items due to a sooner expiry date.
If however there was any issue in receiving your order (for example, if your order was lost or damaged in transit) - don't stress! Just contact us and we'll fix things up for you.
Simply contact us by email, phone, chat or visit us in-store to arrange a return. Our returns policy is subject to our standard terms and conditions.
Whenever a problem is incurred that is not your fault, we will be happy to arrange return shipping (if applicable) and the shipment of any replacement goods to you to avoid any further cost and inconvenience. All you need to do is contact us so we can jump on it as quickly as possible.
Here's what we will do in certain situations:
- Your item has been damaged/lost in transit (we'll replace it)
- Incorrect goods received (although rare, we'll ship off the correct item)
- A problem with the actual product or anything else (we'll do what is necessary to fix things for you!)
So we can fix things quickly for you, please let us know of any issues within 48 hours of receiving your goods. In certain situations we may ask for a photograph (for example if the product is damaged in transit, so we can take it up with the delivery company to avoid future issues).
If you do receive an incorrect product, please do not open the actual product so we can arrange a resolution quickly.
In a nutshell, we work really hard on keeping you happy. So if a problem arises, just contact us and we'll do our very best to fix it!