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Ingredients we use in our formulas have been thoughtfully chosen with rigorous attention to therapeutic effectiveness and safety. We are proud to use the highest quality sources – check out a few of our ingredients, featured in our natural baby and mom products.
5- MTHF – Activated Folic Acid
Deficiencies of folic acid are linked to neural tube defects and low-birth-weight infants. The latest research confirms that folic acid must be converted to its active forms to be used by the body. Requirements of this nutrient increase dramatically in pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester. Some people are unable to make the conversion efficiently and up to 30-percent of the North American population may have a genetic enzyme defect that makes it difficult for them to convert folic acid into active 5-MTHF. Given the importance of folate repletion, we only use 5-MTHF in our prenatal vitamin.
Sterile, medical grade manuka honey is one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world. Rich in anti-oxidants, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, medical manuka honey helps to rapidly heal injured wounds – ideal for irritated and sore nipples. Medical grade manuka honey has been irradiated to destroy any botulism spores and is completely safe to use with nursing a newborn. We are proud to use the most healing honey available!
Organic Camellia Sinensis oil
Derived from the seeds of green tea plants, organic camellia oil boasts remarkable moisture retention ability. Approximately 82% of its fatty acids are composed of oleic acid, the main fatty acid in human skin – as a result it is deeply penetrating. Rich in polyphenol antioxidants, it is offers outstanding anti-inflammatory qualities – ideal for the unique needs of sensitive skin.
We have chosen a very gentle, highly absorbable form of iron to use in our prenatal formula. Ideal for the sensitive digestive system of a pregnant woman, iron bisglycinate is a non-constipating form of this essential mineral, necessary for red blood cell formation. Low iron in pregnancy may cause many symptoms, including weakness, fatigue and shortness of breath.
Ginger Root Powder
Modern research confirms what women for ages have already known – ginger is outstanding at helping alleviate morning sickness. In pregnancy, it’s common to experience digestive upset and a sensitive stomach. Our premium quality, Womb to Grow prenatal multivitamin is designed especially for sensitive stomachs with the addition of Ginger Root powder. It’s safe and effective – great news for pregnant Moms everywhere!
Goat’s Rue is indeed one of nature’s most valuable herbs for lactating women. It has traditionally been used to dramatically increase breast milk by stimulating the development of mammary tissue. It is useful for women who have had previous breast surgeries or did not experience an increase in breast size during pregnancy. Adoptive mothers may also benefit from Goat’s Rue. It offers tremendous support for women. We have listened to nursing mothers – and we know there is a great need for this herb so we are proud to offer it as a single tincture.
Moringa oleifera is one of nature’s most potent herbal remedies to increase breast milk. It is ultra-rich in vitamins and minerals, including iron and calcium – offering nursing Moms incredible nutritional support for energy and vitality. The news gets even better for Moringa – it’s considered to be a very sustainable crop – it’s easy to grow and thrives in poor soil and drought conditions. We are proud to include it in our Milk Aplenty lactation formula.
This herb has a rich history of use in Ayurvedic medicine to increase milk supply. Shatavari is easily absorbed and is traditionally known as a potent hormone balancer and overall tonic for women. It possesses powerful phytoestrogen properties. It is a key herb in our Milk Aplenty lactation formula.
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum), not to be confused with Blessed thistle, is an impressive herb to support lactating women. It quickly and safely promotes the production of breast milk and works synergistically with Shatavari, Vervain and Moringa to complete our formula, Milk Aplenty. It has strong scientific research to support its use as well as a long history of traditional use.
Exhaustion, sleep deprivation or separation from babe post-delivery can compromise a Mom’s ability to maintain a sufficient milk supply. Anxiety and stress may inhibit the let-down reflex. Vervain (Verbena officinalis) offers tremendous benefit to Mothers during their post-partum period. This herb relaxes and strengthens the nervous system. It may help prevent depression.
It is truly a supportive herb unlike any other – particularly useful after delivery to restore strength. We are thrilled to have it part of our lactation formula!
You may never try another moisturizer again! Grass fed tallow is an intrinsically awesome skin remedy. It is uniquely abundant in fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) as well as CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), a powerful anti-inflammatory. It also boasts the presence of anti-microbial palmitoleic acid. It’s rapidly absorbed into our skin, preventing moisture loss, offering protection against irritation and infection…perfect for the sensitive skin of a newborn, or anyone for that matter! Our Totally Tallow – before long the whole family will be using it!
Not to be confused with Vitamin K1, K2 is often overlooked and typically not found in prenatal supplements. It’s found in certain fermented foods and grass fed dairy. Estimates are that over half of the adult population is deficient in this critical nutrient. While Vitamin K1 is necessary for proper blood clotting, K2 benefits the bones and controls proper utilization of calcium – critical for a developing baby. Given its importance, Rumina is proud to include K2 in our Womb to Grow Prenatal Vitamin.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Often referred to as the “King of Oils” and long revered in traditions across the world – modern science is catching up with ancient wisdom when it comes to the outstanding healing properties of of frankincense. It promotes cellular regeneration and protects existing healthy tissues. It’s particularly well suited to aid in hydration of dry skin and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars. We are excited to feature frankincense essential oil in our Totally Tallow.
Myrrh Essential Oil
Myrrh oil is prized for its ability to soothe cracked, chapped skin. Its anti-microbial properties make it a wise choice for those looking to support irritated skin. Myrrh oil’s benefits can be attributed to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s an essential component of our Baby Rump Rub. Perfect for sensitive, delicate skin.
Traditionally used for centuries in the South Pacific as a cure for a variety of skin conditions. Tamanu oil has recently been researched, boasting some very impressive and unique healing properties. This green oil is a powerhouse for your skin – working as an antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent…the perfect addition to our Baby Rump Rub – often referred to as “the green dream cream!”