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Best prenatal vitamins to take?

Best prenatal vitamins to take?

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

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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

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

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What is the best prenatal vitamin you'd recommend?

What is the best prenatal vitamin you'd recommend?

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

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What is the best prenatal vitamin with DHA included?

What is the best prenatal vitamin with DHA included?

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

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Best OTC prenatal vitamins with dha?

Best OTC prenatal vitamins with dha?

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 more

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What is the best way to take prenatal vitamins?

What is the best way to take prenatal vitamins?

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 more

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Could you please tell me where is the best place to buy prenatal vitamins?

Could you please tell me where is the best place to buy prenatal vitamins?

Prenatal Vitamins: Any pharmacy should be able to supply you with otc prenatal vitamins. However, if you are pregnant, you will need a prescription in order to obtain a prenatal vitamin formulation with an adequate amount of folic acid. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter prenatal vitamins?

What is the best over-the-counter prenatal vitamins?

Trial and error.: You can decide for yourself which brand best suits your needs and causes the least nausea/stomach upset; many of my patients like the walgreen's prenatal vitamins. Centrum specialist prenatal vitamins are probably the best product. ...Read more

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Is there really a best time on taking medications? Like Claritin (loratadine) and prenatal vitamins?

Is there really a best time on taking medications? Like Claritin (loratadine) and prenatal vitamins?

Antihistamines late: It has become more apparent over the past few years that taking an antihistamine in the evening can be better, as it will be in full force working the next day when you wake up. ...Read more