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A 27-year-old female asked:

Are the binders in my prenatal vitamins going to make it difficult for me to digest and therefore difficult to metabolize the ingredients?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Usually not: That's why those particular binders have been used. There are people that may react to different binders differently, but in general, they tend to be well tolerated.
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Don't Worry: Most of those binders are inert and designed to keep the pill solid and together while dry. They disperse when in the liquid/acid environment of the stomach and shouldn't be a problem. Also, best to take vitamins with food which helps them get absorbed. With all that in the stomach, the binders don't amount to much.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: Make sure you take the pre-natal vitamins if you might get pregnant. The pills will dissolve in your stomach and release the vitamins.

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