Essentials: Women's Essentials Prenatal Multivitamin
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Our Women's Essentials Prenatal Multivitamin is the starting point for any Mom-To-Be. It provides the necessary nutrients to help prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy.
Made with ingredients that are easily absorbed by the body
Contains a highly active form of folic acid - Folate 5-MTHFR - to help ensure healthy neural tube formation and methylation.
Higher B vitamins that the many other multivitamins
Contains an easily absorbed form of iron which helps to minimize constipation and stomach irritation.
180 capsules per bottle/2 month supply
Vitamin C (calcium ascorbate) 58.33mg Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) [333.33IU] 8.33mcg Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopheryl acetate)
11.15mgAT Vitamin K (vitamin K1) 33.33mcg Vitamin B (thiamine hydrochloride) 33.33mg Vitamin B2
16.66mg Niacinamide (vitamin B) 16.66mg Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal-5’-phosphate) 16.66mg L-Methylfolate
(from calcium L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate)
333mcg Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) 333mcg Biotin 100mcg Vitamin B5 (calcium D-pantothenate) 33.33mg Calcium (from calcium citrate) 41.66mg Iron (from iron glycinate) 10mg Iodine (from potassium iodide) 50mcg Magnesium (from magnesium citrate) 25mg Zinc (from zinc citrate) 8.33mg Selenium (from L-selenomethionine) 16.66mcg Copper (from copper citrate) 666mcg Manganese (from manganese citrate) 1.66mg Chromium
(from chromium polynicotinate)
(from molybdenum citrate)
16.66mcg Potassium (from potassium citrate) 25mg Boron (from boron citrate) 233.33mcg Choline bitartrate 66.66mg
Adults: Take 3 capsules daily. Take with food. If you are taking other medications, take this product a few hours before or after them.
Cautions and warnings: For adult use only. Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinners.
Keep out of reach of children. There is enough iron in this package to seriously harm a child. Do not use if seal is broken. Keep in a cool and dry place. Ensure lid is closed properly after each use.
1. What Are Essential Prenatal Vitamins?
Prenatal vitamins are important to help prevent nutrient deficiencies in mom and baby during a pregnancy. The best prenatal vitamins will contain easily absorbed forms of the various nutrients needed during pregnancy. In particular it is important that the essential vitamins such as a highly absorbable form of iron, adequate b vitamins including active folate (5-MTHFR) are present.
2. What Do Prenatal Vitamins Do?
Prenatal vitamins have been researched and it has been shown that taking a prenatal vitamin during pregnancy helps to improve health outcomes for you and your baby. By preventing nutrient deficiencies for both mom and baby so we see less preterm infants and overall improved health outcomes for both mom and baby.
3. When Should You Start Prenatal Vitamins?
Ideally you should start taking prenatal vitamins 3 months before trying to get pregnant and continue until the birth of your baby or you finish nursing. This is the time that your egg is developing so we want to ensure proper nutrition right from initial development until live birth.
4. What Kind of Prenatal Vitamins Should Women Take While Pregnant?
When choosing a prenatal vitamin it is important to look at the dosing of your nutrients as well as the form that the nutrients are in. For example iron in a iron glycinate or citrate form will absorb more effectively then a ferrous fumarate form of iron. The form of folic acid is also important as some women have a genetic SNP that doesn't allow them to convert synthetic folic acid to its active from 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHFR). So looking for a prenatal that contains the active form is important. It is also important to look at the delivery method - it is a capsule or liquid that are easier to digest or is it a hard pack tablet that is harder for the digestive system to break down.
5. Which Multivitamin Is Best for Getting Pregnant?
The women's essentials from Enhance Fertility is a great multivitamin for Women when trying to conceiving and during pregnancy. The best multivitamin for trying to conceive will contain active B vitamins and easily absorbed iron. The Women's essentials from Enhance Fertility ticks both these items. Taking a multivitamin before getting pregnant is important so that you can ensure the developing egg is getting the nutrients that is requires.
6. Can I Take Multivitamins And Prenatal Vitamins Together?
There is no need to take a multivitamin at the same time as a prenatal vitamin. They will both contain a multitude of nutrients but the prenatal will have higher amounts of Folate and iron to support the pregnancy.
7. What Should You Avoid When Taking Prenatal Vitamins?
There are no interactions generally with a Prenatal vitamin. You just want to check other supplements you are taking to ensure that you aren't getting too much of any particular nutrient. It is fine to take your prenatal at meals or at night whatever is easier for you to remember. Some women will experience nausea taking a prenatal on an empty stomach so it is generally recommended to take with food.
8. What Happens If You Miss A Day of Prenatal Vitamins?
If you miss your prenatal vitamin one day there is no need to panic. Your prenatal is extra insurance to make sure you aren't missing any important nutrients from your diet. If you miss it for a day there won't be any negative consequences. There is also no need to double up the next day as several of the nutrients are water soluble so your body can only use a certain amount at a time.
9. How Long Does It Take for Prenatal Vitamins To Work?
How long it will take a prenatal vitamins to work will depend on your base level of health and nutrient levels. Prenatal vitamins will start to work by providing nutrients as soon as you start taking them. If you have any specific nutrient deficiencies it can a few months to help correct those depending on the cause and severity of the deficiency. It is best to work with your health professional to decide on your optimal dosing if that is the case.
10. Do Prenatal Vitamins Really Matter?
Research has shown that taking a prenatal vitamins can play an important role in your pregnancy journey. Taking a prenatal vitmain during pregnancy shows improved health outcomes for your baby. It is important to take your prenatal vitamins to ensure that you and your baby don't have any concerns with nutrient deficiencies and can be in optimal health.
11. Are Generic Prenatal Vitamins OK?
Generic prenatal vitamins sometimes use nutrients that are more difficult for your body to absorb or lower doses of nutrients. It is important to read your labels so you know what you are getting to make a proper decision if the product is the right fit for you.
12. Do Prenatal Make You Fertile?
Prenatal vitamins can make you fertility if you had nutrient depletions that were contributing to you not achieving a pregnancy. Nutrients such at B12, folate, iron and vitamin D have been shown that if deficient can make it more difficult to conceive and maintain a pregnancy. So if a prenatal vitamins is able to minimize these deficiencies it can help make conception easier.
13. Why Do Prenatal Vitamins Make Your Hair Grow?
Prenatal vitamins can help support hair growth. Your hair needs nutrients such b vitamins, vit C, D, E and zinc to support its ability to grow. A prenatal vitamin contains these nutrients so can help support healthy hair growth.
14. Why Do Prenatal Vitamins Make You Sick?
Prenatal vitamins can make some women feel sick or nauseous. This can be caused by taking them on an empty stomach. Nutrients such as zinc, iron and certain b vitamins can cause nausea when taken with out food or at higher doses. If your daily dose is 3 capsules a day it is better to separate them to avoid nausea and to optimize absorption.
15. What Are The Side Effects of Prenatal Vitamins?
Some side effects of prenatal vitamins include nausea, stomach upset and constipation. These will usually be dependant on the dosing as well as the form of nutrients that are used. For example iron can cause constipation. If you use a prenatal with iron in the for of iron glycinate this can reduce or minimize the potential side effect of constipation.
16. Where Can I Find Best Canadian Prenatal Vitamins?
The best Canadian prenatal vitamins include ones that use active forms of b vitamins such at 5-methyltetrahydrofolate instead of folic acid, iron glycinate instead of iron fumarate and in easy to dissolve capsules not hard tablets with dyes. One option that fits this criteria is the Women's essentials from Enhance Fertility.