Pregnancy is an exciting time, full of excitement for your little one’s arrival. But it’s also a time when it’s essential to take extra care of your health and nutrition, especially your sugar intake. Just being sat down, eating and putting your health needs to one side can cause pregnancy complications. One of the concerns many expectant mothers have (and some don’t concern themselves enough!) is managing sweet treats, especially when gestational diabetes is a potential risk. This is where Isomum shouldn’t become a factor to track sugar content when managing your sweet tooth.
We use stevia. The reasons for the use of it is the need to remove sugar. But nobody wants to drink something that has all the taste of ‘boring’ and none of the taste of a win. So lets get down to our winning formula of why it tastes great and ticks the hydration boxes when it comes to replenishing and keeping electrolytes topped up.
You can check out our Guide for expectant mums here: Electrolyte Drinks for Pregnancy.
But we need to cover some groundwork on why and how this sugar-free perfect isotonic drink for pregnancy, Isomum, manages this delightful flavour and how it can benefit you during your pregnancy journey.
Isomum’s Sweet Addition: Stevia
Isomum’s sugar-free blackcurrant electrolyte drink is crafted using a delightful natural sweetener – stevia. The sweetener provides the perfect balance of taste and nutrition without the need for added sugar. There’s a lot of controversy surrounding artificial sweetener’s and we knew that these shouldn’t be taken lightly when it comes to looking after you and your soon-to-be new arrival.
We had to make something that we would be proud of and you would know that we have your best intentions when it comes to the perfect isotonic drink during you pregnancy.
So we began making some very clear pointers during its process, with you in mind.
We knew we could make it happen, so we got to work in discovering the best alternatives to sugar. Gives you the flavour that you would love. And gives you the performance of a fabulous isotonic drink without the nasties or unwanted side-effects that sugar creates during your most precious time.
Stevia is a Natural Sweetener
Natural Sweetener: Unlike artificial sweeteners, stevia comes from natural sources – the leaves of the stevia plant. This sweetener offers a delicious taste without the potential health risks associated with artificial alternatives or sugar.
We don’t use any fillers that have been associated with sweeteners and have ensured these have no place in our Isomum drink.
Zero Calorie Sweetness
Zero-Calorie Sweetness: stevia has virtually zero calories, making them an ideal choice for expectant mothers who want to manage their weight gain effectively during pregnancy.
Made with stevia, our electrolyte drink caters to mums-to-be who need a sugar-free solution or those dealing with gestational diabetes. And considering the vast array of possibilities diets have on your pregnancy we knew that this would be a must-have in order to support you in your journey.
Isomum is Safe For Gestational Diabetes
Gestational diabetes can affect any pregnant woman, regardless of their prior health history. While certain factors may increase the risk of developing gestational diabetes, it’s essential to understand that anyone can develop the condition during pregnancy. The reasons why gestational diabetes can occur can be due to many different reasons. I’ll cover that further down.
With no added sugar, Isomum’s sugar-free blackcurrant electrolyte drink is a fantastic option for mums-to-be with gestational diabetes or those at risk of developing the condition.
How Isomum’s Sugar-Free Isotonic Drink Benefits You
By using Isomum’s sugar-free electrolyte drink, you’re not only enjoying a delicious and refreshing drink, but you’re also making a healthy choice for both you and your baby and receiving some energy boosting support. Here’s how our Isomum drink can help you:
Staying Hydrated and keeping your electrolytes in balance
With so many changes happening in your body, it’s essential to take extra care of yourself. One crucial aspect of a healthy pregnancy is staying hydrated and keeping your electrolytes in balance.
Understanding The Importance of Hydration and Electrolytes During Pregnancy
Supports your expanding blood volume:
As your baby grows, your body needs more fluids to support the increased blood volume. Staying hydrated helps in maintaining the proper circulation of blood and nutrients to your baby. It also helps regulate your hydration levels. When someone increases their drinking volume they can also imbalance their electrolyte levels. This can be problematic for you and your little one. So sometimes it’s not just about increasing your drink volume as this can be an electrolyte disruptor.
Keeps you feeling comfortable:
Proper hydration helps to combat common pregnancy discomforts like constipation, swelling, and even leg cramps. This can be massively to do with getting the right nutrients into your body, inclusive of your electrolyte levels.
Regulates body temperature:
Your body temperature tends to rise during pregnancy, and staying hydrated helps keep you cool and comfortable.
Electrolytes for the win:
Electrolytes like sodium, potassium, and magnesium play vital roles in supporting muscle function, nerve transmission, and fluid balance. Maintaining the right balance of these minerals is essential for both you and your growing baby. It can keep down swelling and headaches along with a whole host of problems associated with not having the right electrolyte balance.
The Isomum Advantage Over Sugar
Isomum contains a carefully crafted blend of electrolytes, including sodium, potassium, magnesium, and chloride. These minerals help you maintain the perfect balance during pregnancy. Isomum is a tasty way to stay hydrated. You’ll love sipping on it through the day as it tastes really nice too, making it easy to keep up with your fluid intake. The sugar-free formula is sweetened with natural stevia, making it a guilt-free choice for satisfying your sweet tooth while keeping your sugar intake in check.
The Risk Factors Associated with Sugar During Pregnancy
Hormonal Changes: During pregnancy, hormonal changes can cause insulin resistance, which means that your body is unable to use insulin effectively. This leads to high blood sugar levels, resulting in gestational diabetes.
Pancreas function: The pancreas produces insulin, a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels. During pregnancy, the increased demand for insulin may cause the pancreas to struggle to produce enough of it, leading to gestational diabetes.
Genetic factors: Some women may have a genetic predisposition to developing gestational diabetes. If you have a family history of diabetes or gestational diabetes, your risk of developing the condition may be higher.
Lifestyle factors: Being overweight or obese before pregnancy, having an unhealthy diet, and leading a sedentary lifestyle can increase your risk of gestational diabetes. However, even women with healthy lifestyles can still develop the condition.
Age: The risk of gestational diabetes increases with age. Women over 25 years old have a higher risk of developing the condition than younger women.
Previous pregnancies: If you had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy, your chances of developing it again in subsequent pregnancies are higher.
It’s important to remember that while these factors can increase your risk of gestational diabetes, the condition can affect anyone during pregnancy. Regular prenatal care and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help manage and reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, ensuring a healthier pregnancy for both you and your baby.
Isomum’s Electrolyte Drink
By offering a sugar-free electrolyte drink, Isomum aims to provide a healthy and enjoyable solution for expectant mothers looking to manage their sugar intake, keep their health in check, enjoy a more active pregnancy and help keep complications in check. Our sugar-free blackcurrant flavour is just one of the many ways we strive to support mums-to-be in their journey to a happy and healthy pregnancy.
I hope this has helped in understanding Isomum and how we strive for a more fulfilling pregnancy for you and your little one.