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Are prenatal vitamins good for skin health?

Are prenatal vitamins good for skin health?

Vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are good in general. We don't generally eat a balanced diet with all the minerals we need.
In particular prenatal vitamins have a high Folic Acid which prevents spinal cord defects in babies.
You can just take centrum sivler or a similar vitamin you buy in the store that is not prescrftption and get the same benefit. ...Read more

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Do prenatal vitamins help with hair skin & nails if I'm not pregnant?

Do prenatal vitamins help with hair skin & nails if I'm not pregnant?

Perhaps: Prenatal vitamins are unique in that they have a higher amount of Folic Acid along with iron, B12 etc to aid in the building of the blood of the fetus. If you happen to be lacking in some of these nutrients due to a poor diet, then they may be helpful. ...Read more

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I am 4 months postpartum and have been losing a lot of hair. I know hair loss after pregnancy is normal but I have noticed bald spots on my temple. Should I resume taking my prenatal vitamins or can I take a hair, skin, and nails vitamin?

I am 4 months postpartum and have been losing a lot of hair. I know hair loss after pregnancy is normal but I have noticed bald spots on my temple. Should I resume taking my prenatal vitamins or can I take a hair, skin, and nails vitamin?

Hair loss.: If you’re continuing in family planning mode, then resume the prenatal vitamins. If not, then the hair and nails formulation would suffice. Regardless, the hair loss is expected, as you mentioned, and is related to rapid hormonal changes that occur at delivery. These changes occur quickly and self-correct very slowly. ...Read more

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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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When should you take prenatal vitamins?

When should you take prenatal vitamins?

Three months before: Three months before your pregnancy if you can anticipate. ...Read more

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When should you start prenatal vitamins?

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 more

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When should you stop taking prenatal vitamins?

When should you stop taking prenatal vitamins?

No rules: There is no benefit to you with the extra cost prenatal vitamins. Not sure why you would be taking them over any other brand of multi-vitamin. ...Read more

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What happen if you take two prenatal vitamins?

What happen if you take two prenatal vitamins?

Nausea?: Some pregnant women get anusea from prenatal vitamins taken during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Otherwise it's harmless. ...Read more

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Is it OK to give Sr citizen prenatal vitamins?

Is it OK to give Sr citizen prenatal vitamins?

Other option better: No harm in it, really, but a prenatal vitamin may not contain the amount of other vitamins and minerals (like calcium and vitamin d) recommended for this age. A multivitamin specifically formulated for older men or women would be a better option. ...Read more

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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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Is taking two prenatal vitamins a day truly unsafe?

Is taking two prenatal vitamins a day truly unsafe?

Its fine: No, it will be fine. It just might upset your stomach. ...Read more

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Are there any risks associated with taking prenatal vitamins?

No: Prenatal vitamins contain the exact amount of daily vitamins that are essential for you and the baby, to the contrary, multivitamins may contain more of some certain vitamins that may not be safe. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins really all that important for women nowadays?

Are prenatal vitamins really all that important for women nowadays?

Good idea.: The neural tube closes during the first few weeks of pregnancy, often before a patient knows they are pregnant. Folic acid (found in prenatal vitamins) is important for correct closure. So I recommend taking them if you are planning to get pregnant. **. ...Read more

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Can there be something else I could take instead of prenatal vitamins?

Can there be something else I could take instead of prenatal vitamins?

Regular multi vit: Try a regular multiple vitamin with minerals
it is about the same thing. ...Read more

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I'm living in the philippines what kind of prenatal vitamins should I need to take?

I'm living in the philippines what kind of prenatal vitamins should I need to take?

One you like: Honestly there is very little difference from one prenatal vitamin to the other beside the color of the box. All have adequate folic acid. Find one you like and take it daily. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins make you spot?

Can prenatal vitamins make you spot?

Not likely: Prenatal vitamins are designed to be safe in pregnancy. They shouldn't make you spot. If you are spotting, you should see your Ob and find out why. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins affect the pill?

Can prenatal vitamins affect the pill?

No: Taking a prenatal vitamin concurrently with an oral contraceptive will not decrease efficacy of the birth control pill. In fact, it is often recommended that women take prenatal vitamins during their child-bearing years, despite birth control measures, because of their significant benefits and relatively low risks. ...Read more

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Why do prenatal vitamins make you tired?

They do not: Prenatal vitamins do not make you tired. ...Read more

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Can I eat prenatal vitamins with fruits?

Can I eat prenatal vitamins with fruits?

Yes: You can take your prenatals and you can also eat fruit ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins with soybeans safe?

Are prenatal vitamins with soybeans safe?

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

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Can prenatal vitamins make you nauseated?

Can prenatal vitamins make you nauseated?

Trial and error.: Sure, many women report that prenatal vitamins increase their nausea. You can decide which pnv brand best suits your needs and causes the least nausea; many of my patients like the walgreen's pnvs. Centrum specialist pnvs are probably the best product. If you cannot tolerate any, you can simply take 1-5 mg of folic acid, 325 mg of ferrous sulfate, and 1-2 grams of calcium daily orally instead. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins make you more fertile?

Can prenatal vitamins make you more fertile?

Maybe: Prenatal vitamins are there in part to reduce your risk of certain types of birth defects and provide things than may be missing in your diet. It is unclear whether the Folic Acid in the pills actually helps you to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Can taking prenatal vitamins give you energy?

Can taking prenatal vitamins give you energy?

Possibly: Depends on your diet - nothing replaces good nutrition, rest and fitness. Some vitamins - b's - and minerals like iron can support energy levels. ...Read more