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Difference Between Prenatal Vitamins Multivitamins
Both: Are vitamins and they work together in complex biochemical reactions that govern our very survival. ...Read more
No not the same: No it is not equal and you can not substitute flintstones for prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
Yes: There seems to be but many varying opinions on the efficacy. I would check reviews and research the product to hopefully get some answers. ...Read more
Mostly not except...: For the most part synthetic vitamins are chemically identical to the natural vitamins found in foods. One crucial exception is vit. E; natural vit e consists of d-alpha, beta, delta ; gamma tocopherols while synthetic is dl-alphtocopherol, 50% of which is the l isomer which our bodies can't use ; seems to be toxic. Many of the "food-based" vitamins sold are not what they seem-see comment for more:. ...Read more
Could you take prenatal vitamins that contain biotin, choline, inositol, and fumaric acid name of vitamin brand nordic berries?
I do not: Like the formula. They contain 9 grams of carbohydrate and the amount of thiamin (as are the doses of all the vitamins) is too low to metabolize that amount of carb. You can look it up on line. This expresses an incredible ignorance of industry in vitamins and foods. In pregnancy, first you need a pristine diet and the vitamin supplementation should be ordered by your ob/gyn. ...Read more
Varying formats: Generally a multivitamin has many vitamins, minerals and occ. Herbs/auxillary nutrients combined into a single capsule or tablet (though taking several a day may be advised). Vitamin packs usually have the various components segregated- they might have one tablet or capsule with vitamins, one with minerals, one with vit. E, one with herbs etc., though they can be quite variable how they're divided. ...Read more
Vitamin vs. brand: Biotin is one of the B vitamins; it occurs in many foods and is in many different supplements. Biotin Forte is one particular supplement product that has a high dose of biotin, 5 mg, but that dose is safe and some benefits of biotin may require high doses. See https://draxe.com/biotin-benefits/ and http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/biotin for details. ...Read more
Taking Hairfinity and Nature's Bounty "B-Complex with Folic Acid, Vitamin C+Biotin". Does combining the two exceed daily limit of vitamins? Harmful??
No: Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. Can help with anemia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally as long: Generally as long as your not allergic to soy or soy products and if you are not sure consult with your doctor about taking an allergy test. Before taking or consuming soy or soy based products. ...Read more
Not alone: Most prenatal vitamins contain only small amounts of calcium (~300mg) because the calcium molecule is too big to put in a combination pill. You and your doctor will need to review your dietary calcium intake, and see whether you also need a calcium supplement in addition to your prenatal vitamin. Between diet & supplement you need 1000mg calcium/day. Can get in dairy products, leafy greens, etc. ...Read more
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