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What is a good over-the-counter prenatal vitamin?

What is a good over-the-counter prenatal vitamin?

Prenatal Vitamins: Most all otc pregnancy vitamins are ok for your pregnancy. I personally tell my patients to get them at kroger because you get 2 for 1.

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Prenatal Vitamin (Definition)

Prenatal vitamins have most of the constituents of a regualr multivitamin but a higher dose of folci acid (at least 800 mcg). Folic acid is important to the fetus to make sure the neural tube develops ...Read more


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Hi i was wondering what's a good over-the-counter prenatal vitamin for pre pregnancy and is there anything i can do to increase my fertility ?

Hi i was wondering what's a good over-the-counter prenatal vitamin for pre pregnancy and is there anything i can do to increase my fertility ?

Folic acid: Any prenatal vitamin that you like will be fine. All will contain Folic acid which helps prevent certain birth defects. They do not improve fertility though. If you are having trouble getting pregnant see an Obgyn. General healthiness improves fertility -- good diet, exercise, weight loss if needed; avoiding tobacco, drugs and alcohol.

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I take reg prenatal vitamins but I am vitamin d2 def(13.2) is it safe to take a prenatal vitamin and a over-the-counter vitamin d supplement?

I take reg prenatal vitamins but I am vitamin d2 def(13.2) is it safe to take a prenatal vitamin and a over-the-counter vitamin d supplement?

Vitamin d : Yes - it is safe to take a prenatal vitamin and an over the counter vitamin d supplement. You want to make sure, though, that the supplement has a USP stamp on it. That stands for United States pharmacopoiea and ensures that the amount of vitamin d that is supposed to be in a tablet is really in it.

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Can you please recommend a good prenatal vitamin?

Can you please recommend a good prenatal vitamin?

Ideally with L5-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.

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What's a good prenatal vitamin?

What's a good prenatal vitamin?

Prenatal vitamin: Folic and iodine are the ones that everyone should take but you can also take B group of multi vitamin and iron capsules.

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What is a good prenatal vitamin?

What is a good prenatal vitamin?

Many good choices: There are many high-quality prenatal vitamins available but the 2 brands i most often recommend are perfect prenatal by new chapter and prenatal one by rainbow light.

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Which prenatal vitamin fromfrom the drugstore is recommended, or which one is a good choice?

Which prenatal vitamin fromfrom the drugstore is recommended, or which one is a good choice?

One you can tolerate: Any prenatal vitamin with at least 400 mcg of folate (folic acid) is fine. I prefer 800 mcg of folate (folic acid) acid. Just find one you can swallow and tolerate without too much nausea.

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If I have low potassium and vitamin d, what would be a good prenatal vitamin?

If I have low potassium and vitamin d, what would be a good prenatal vitamin?

Prenatal & Vit D &..: No prenatal alone will be adequate. I do not know of any prenatals with more than 1000 iu of d and if you are low in d i advise at lease 5000 iu a day, which you can take with your prenatal. None have much potassium- get that from more fruits & veggies. Also advise a dha supplement. Many good prenatals but i advise basic prenatal by thorne research as it has the optimal form of folate (folic acid) (l-5-mthf).

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Good prenatal vitamin that is gluten and diary free and at the same time small in size?I am 10 weeks pregnant & having a hard time finding a good one.

Good prenatal vitamin that is gluten and diary free and at the same time small in size?I am 10 weeks pregnant & having a hard time finding a good one.

Rainbow Light or...: Rainbow Light Prenatal Petite looks like a good choice: https://labdoor.com/review/rainbow-light-prenatal-petite-mini though Thorne's Basic Prenatal is even better as it has a better form of folate; it has standard sized capsules which you could open up and put in juice if the capsules are too big for you; see https://labdoor.com/review/thorne-research-basic-prenatal-multivitamin

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Is it possible to take too many prenatal vitamin?

Is it possible to take too many prenatal vitamin?

Yes: Prenatal vitamins contain a few vitamins that you can take too much off. Vitamin a is the biggest concern. In addition, most vitamins contain iron which can make you constipated.

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