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Can I Take Expired Prenatal Vitamins
See below: Although probably safe and effective, it's best to take fresh vitamins. ...Read more
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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
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
Many things: If you are pregnant, the fetus gets its vitamins from you. If you have low levels, they will become even lower and you will have low energy levels. If the baby has low vitamin levels, it can lead to birth defects, especially low folate (folic acid) levels. This can lead to neural tube defects. Vitamins play a very complex role in the body. If your doctor recommends a pnv, I would take it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is on the label: Take what the manufacturer recommends. Vitamin a is a fat soluble vitamin and can build up to high levels. Babies need a certain amount of vitamin a, but not a high level, as it can cause birth defects. Also, read the labels of anti-aging creams you might have, as they usually contain retinoic acid or isotretinoin, which is vitamin a. Go over them with your ob/gyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Should be: Ok. Just little extra on the vitamins. What your body needs it will use. What it doesn't it will excrete. Talk to you doctors And let them know you are on both ...Read more
Thicker juice: Try swollowing vits with thicker juice such as v-8. Works much better. ...Read more
Decreased dose: By using expired prenatal vitamins, you may not be getting the full dose intended. Talk to your physician. ...Read more
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