"I couldn't find a good quality prenatal vitamin free of allergens that contained DHA, which I really wanted because of the benefits for my baby."
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 07, 2014
For most of their married life, Kacey Witte had devoted his energies to the home construction business and purchasing commercial real estate, while his wife Kandace a Registered Dental Hygienist. Then they had a baby.
What the Texas couple discovered was that even the most thorough planning cannot prevent serious problems from cropping up. The Wittes’ baby was allergic to dairy and soy proteins, and soy was one of the ingredients in a supplement Kandace was taking during her pregnancy. All are well now but there were many anxious moments.
"I couldn't find a good quality prenatal vitamin free of allergens that contained DHA, which I really wanted because of the benefits for my baby," says Kandace.
Rather than chalk their misfortune to chance and go along with their lives, the Wittes hatched a plan to create their own company with a line of mother-baby nutritional supplements that might save other parents from similar problems. Thus Mother's Select was born.
The two Mother’s Select products are:
- Prenatal & Postnatal + DHA: A supplement containing 15 active ingredients including DHA which is an omega 3 fatty acid that has been shown to aid in the development of a baby’s brain and eyesight among others. Learn more here: http://www.mothersselect.com
- Nursing & Lactation Plus: A breakthrough supplement that helps build and maintain a healthy amount of breast milk in new mothers. The primary vegetarian ingredients -- Fenugreek Seed, Fennel Seed, Blessed Thistle, and Marshmallow Root – each have been shown to support breast milk production naturally. Learn more here: http://www.mothersselect.com
“It’s hard to see the moms and babies hurting because they are allergic,” Kacey says, “So we set out to create the highest quality product we could and cut out all the potential allergens.”
What they produced was a two-product line of supplements for women in the three stages of motherhood: preconception, pregnancy and lactation.
"As a mom you only want the best for your child and for me I was willing to do anything,” says Kandace. “I was frustrated to see a lot of vitamins contain soy ingredients, which is an inexpensive filler and more than 90% of soy products are GMO."
After consulting with more than 30 labs and manufacturers, the Wittes hit on a formula that both subscribes to National Science Foundation’s “good manufacturing practice” guidelines and avoids the eight most common allergy-prone ingredients (wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, fish and shellfish).
“We started from a parent prospective,” Kacey says, “Many people start from the formula stage because it’s cheap and quick. We wanted to make this for the baby and mother’s best interest.”
The Wittes have gone so far as to consider ease-of-ingestion by making the supplements in capsule form rather than solid “horse pills” employed by other companies.
Kacey says the road to acceptance of their new products was not easy.
“When we first set out to create a better formula to help breast-feeding moms, people were skeptical. They told us we were wasting our time and that mothers with low milk flow would have to use formula," he says. “To be honest, we had some doubts as well but after fighting to get our product launched and into homes, we are again believers.”
The products can be purchased online at http://www.mothersselect.com.
Kacey and Kandace Witte