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Best Prenatal Vitamins
Ideally with 5-MTHF: Most prenatals are fairly similar but there's a subtle yet important difference. About 30% of people can't convert Folic Acid to its active form, l-5-mthf, so to be on the safe side it's best to take one with that form like prenatal nutrients (pure encapsulations) , basic prenatal (thorne) or prenatal pro (designs for health). These also have biotin, which is important, & natural e, not synthetic. ...Read more
What are the best prenatal vitamins that you would recommend for pregnancy? I just found out im pregnant and I was researching the one a day prenatals
Trial and error.: Most of my patients mention that the walgreen's prenatal vitamins cause less nausea - however this is all on a trial-and-error basis for each individual. I think that the centrum specialist prenatal vitamins are a very good product. Make sure you are taking at least 1 mg of Folic Acid daily throughout your reproductive life to prevent preterm labor, spina bifida, heart defects in your offspring. ...Read more
Any w/enough Folate (folic acid): The main thing that distinguishes prenatal vitamins from regular multivitamins is the presence of additional Folate (folic acid) or Folic Acid, consumption of which has been shown to decrease risk of neural tube defects. But because this part of the body develops even before missing one's period, it's imperative to start taking prenatal vitamins as soon as one stops using contraception. ...Read more
No single best but: This is to some degree subjective and the best for one person may not be the best for another but I advise MegaFood Baby and Me, Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal or Thorne's Basic Prenatal as they are all excellent. It is also wise to supplement with DHA (Nordic Naturals is a good choice). See https://labdoor.com/rankings/prenatal-vitamins for rankings of pre-natals. ...Read more
Not much difference: There really isn't much difference in vitamins. I recommend the one that's most convenient and fairly inexpensive. The words 'prenatal' like 'wedding' can cause large upcharges in price that are unnecessary. Even better is trying to get your vitamins from a balanced diet. Studies show that you absorb more from food than from a vitamin. Lots of fruits and vegetables. Folic acid is essential! ...Read more
Dunno - try & see.: I hear all sorts of experiences with prenatal vitamins from my patients; long story short, you should try some and determine which one works best for you (as far as least nausea and maximum tolerability). The most important prenatal vitamin component is not dha or anything else, rather it is folic acid! take 1-5 mg orally daily for all of your reproductive life! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any way: Chewables or tablet form, as long as you can tolerate taking the vitamins, that is what is important. Prenatal vitamins are SUPPLEMENTS to a healthy, well-balanced diet. In addition, if you are planning to conceive, best to start a prenatal or multivitamin supplement (extra folic acid) 2-3 months prior to conception and throughout the first trimester. I personally prefer DHA in the prenatals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best prescribed prenatal vitamin in the market right now, that is small in size? Currently found out I was pregnant.
Internet search: In this format on HealthTap, I can't recommend a specific brand. You can find this information on the internet if you search for it. There are some very small soft-gels that are easy to swallow and contain all the good things that are needed. Best wishes! ...Read more
Is there really a best time on taking medications? Like Claritin (loratadine) and prenatal vitamins?
I want to lose lbs. Im 5'7 & before im 160 and i went up to 190. What is the best and safe for diet pills and im taking prenatal vitamins.
To Lose Weight: Let Wise Woman within you ask: • Reasons for gain in weight- o Unhealthy Diet o Lack of exercise o Stresses in Life? • How Diet pills will make you lose weight • Side effects of Diet pills • Balanced Diet with nutrients and antioxidants 1500 Cal/day • Become Captain over your eating behavior, NOT Victim • See Psychiatrist for Therapy to understand- IT is NOT WHAT you eat It is What is Eating ...Read more
My obgyn say i can take prenatal vitamins good for you if you are not pregnant nor trying can I still take them and which will be best to take?
Good idea- consider:: Yes, i feel it is wise for everyone to take a multivitamin as most americans are deficient in multiple vitamins/minerals! it is hard to say one single one is the best but i recommend perfect prenatal by new chapter or rainbow light certified organic prenatal multivitamin. Look for vitamins with natural e & no additives/artificial colors & ideally with organic ingredients. ...Read more
Many reasons.: The most important ingredient in prenatal vitamin formulations is folic acid, a b-complex agent that has been shown to prevent birth defects (mainlyopen neural tube defects, heart anomalies and preterm birth) and calcium.Vitamin d to assure proper fetal bone growth and avoid maternal bone loss. All reproductive-age women should be taking at least 1 mg folate daily even if they don't plan pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One your body likes: There are many different prenatal vitamins. They have certain things in common but several differences. I would avoid one with artificial colors or flavors. Ginger is often added to prenatals because of its ability to treat nausea. It is safe. Some contain a lot of calcium which is constipating. It is best to get calcium from healthy unprocessed food together with other minerals ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Before pregnancy!: If you are planning on getting pregnant then it is wise to start prenatal vitamins before you are pregnant to assure you are getting adequate Folic Acid to prevent a birth defect called neural tube defect. Most people don't know they are pregnant until the fetus is 2-3 weeks old. It is crucial to have adequate Folic Acid in those initial days of development, so don't wait until you know for sure! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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