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Do Prenatal Vitamins Expire
Not usually: They vary a bit, but in general, most contain at least: 400 mcg of folic acid, 400 iu of vitamin d, 200 to 300 mg of calcium, 70 mg of vitamin c, 3 mg of thiamine, 2 mg of riboflavin, 20 mg of niacin, 6 mcg of vitamin b12, 10 mg of vitamin e, 15 mg of zinc, 17 mg of iron, none of these is a hormone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most biologically active substances lose potency over time. The expiration date is not always accurate but unless you know better, you should follow it. By the way, why are you even taking such pills. Unless you are pregnant or plan to be, there is no need. Get what you need from food and sun. ...Read more
Should I take prenatal vitamins before/while we are trying to get pregnant? Which prenatal vitamins do you recommend?
Healthy diet: I recommend a healthy diet with adequate protein, calories and calcium. Be sure to get enough folic acid (in most bread and cereal products) or take a folic acid supplement. You can always take a multivitamin, but focusing on a healthy diet will be better for you and your baby in the long run. ...Read more
Daily: You can start taking vitamins immediately and continue on a daily basis. ...Read more
No don't have to but: It may be a good idea, but you don't have too. Many people do not eat a well balanced diet full of all the micronutrients that their bodies needs. Good nutrian is especially important during pregnancy. Vitamins help make up the difference. If you are getting everything your body needs from the foods you eat, then you do not need prenatal vitamins. Most woman are not so lucky. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There are perfectly good prenatal vitamins available over the counter. Just be sure to check with your doctor that there are adequate levels of vitamins such as folate (folic acid) in them. Also make sure they are labeled as prenatal vitamins...Other vitamins may have concentrations of certain components that are either too high to take or not recommended during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Taking prenatal vitamins do not help you get pregnant faster. Good luck! ...Read more
Drug company profits: Pharmaceutical companies tend to charge a lot of money for their products. There is absolutely no advantage to taking a prescription prenatal vs. An over-the-counter, in fact many non-prescription ones are superior. Excellent brands like new chapter, designs for health ; rainbow light cost $20-30 a month but less expensive yet adequate brands are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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