by Ortho Molecular Products
Prenatal Complete with DHA is a comprehensive, hypoallergenic, prenatal multivitamin and mineral blend that provides high-quality nutrients plus high-concentration DHA to support each phase of pregnancy, from preconception to postnatal.
Preconception and pregnancy are periods when it is essential to optimize health and nutrition, both for mother and baby. Research has shown that healthy pregnancies begin with good nutrition during preconception, and it is known that overall nutrition needs rise during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In addition, factors such as first trimester nausea or morning sickness may impede a woman from being able to consume adequate nutrition to support her expanding needs.
Prenatal Complete with DHA provides the full complement of nutrients essential for pregnancy and adheres to the highest standards of purity, formulated to be free of common allergens, artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives and additives. Albion TRAACS chelated mineral complexes and Ferrochel iron are included for enhanced mineral bioavailability and gentleness on the stomach.
Provides Optimal Nutrition for Each Phase of Pregnancy
Protects Against Dietary Nutrient Deficiencies
Protects Against Stress-Induced Nutrient Depletion
Supports Healthy Metabolism During Pregnancy
Folate is needed very early in pregnancy and it is recommended that women take folate when planning to become pregnant, since folate needs are high around the time of conception. Adequate folate nutrition before and during pregnancy supports healthy development of the fetal brain and spinal column, and ensures an overall healthy pregnancy outcome.
Intake of omega-3 fatty acids is critically important during pregnancy for the development of the fetal brain and retina. During mid-to-late gestation, DHA plays an important role in the development of cognitive and motor functions. An ample supply of DHA is beneficial to baby's brain and eye development, however, most women don't get enough DHA in their diets. Thus it is recommended that pregnant and breastfeeding women consume additional DHA daily, particularly during the last months of pregnancy and the first few years of life, when a baby's brain develops rapidly.
Since iron is critical for energy and oxygen delivery to a developing baby, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends routine iron supplementation during pregnancy, though many forms of iron cause constipation and gastrointestinal discomfort. Research shows that about 20% of pregnant women have low hemoglobin and iron levels. Ferrochel iron has been shown to help increase and maintain levels of iron, while being gentle on the stomach and colon. This form relieves the stomach from having to bind minerals to amino acids, allowing iron molecules to pass easily through the intestinal wall at a rate of 3.8 times greater than iron salt forms.
It has long been recommended that pregnant and lactating women take a prenatal supplement containing iodine, for optimal thyroid health. However, only 15 - 20% of pregnant and nursing women currently take supplements containing iodine. A recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics highlights the vital role that iodine plays in the development of a baby's nervous system and brain development. New recommendations reflect this finding, stating that pregnant and lactating women should take a supplement containing iodide, a form more easily absorbed by the body.
Three capsules and one softgel contains: Vitamin A (as Betalene Natural Mixed Carotenoids) 5,000 IU, Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid USP) 250 mg, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 2,000 IU, Thiamine (B1 from Thiamine Hydrochloride USP) 5 mg, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2 USP) 5 mg, Niacin USP 25 mg, Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 50 mg, Biotin 300 mg, Calcium (as DimaCal Dicalcium Malate) 150 mg, Iron (as Ferrochel Ferrods Bisglycinate Chelate) 30 mg, Iodine (from Potassium Iodide) 150 mg, Magnesium (as DiMagnesium Malage) 150 mg, Zinc (as TRAACS Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate) 20 mg, Selenium (as Selenium Glycinate Complex) 100 mg, Chromium (as ChromeMate) 100 mg, Molybdenum (as TRAACS Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate) 25 mg, DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 580 mg, Choline Bitartrate 200 mg, EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) 130 mg, Mixed Tocopherols 25 mg
Other Ingredients: Natural Vegetable Capsules, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Silicate, Silicon Dioxide, Highly Refined and Concentrated Omega-3 Fish Oil (anchovy, sardine, mackeral), Capsule Shell (gelatin, glycerin, purified water), Proprietary Antioxidant Blend (consisting of natural tocopherols, rosemary extract and ascorbyl palmitate).
This product contains NO gluten, yeast, corn, artificial colors, and flavors.
Suggested Use: 3 capsules and 1 soft gel per day or as recommended by your health care professional.
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6-15 capsule and 5 softgel capsule packages