- Therapeutic doses to target the nutritional needs of pregnancy and prenatal development
- 1mg of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate(5-MTHF), the active form of folate
- 45mg of easy to absorb, iron
Prenatal Multi is specially formulated with nutrients critical for pregnant and nursing women. It provides 24 vitamins and minerals, in their co-factor (most absorbable) forms, and in therapeutic doses to support mom and babe.
This includes folic acid (as 5-MTHF), calcium, magnesium and a gentle form of iron to support the developing nutritional needs of both mother and fetus.
Prenatal Multi helps to reduce the risk of neural tube defects when taken daily, before and during early pregnancy and aids in the development of tissues, red blood cells, and bones.
Prenatal Multi contains a high dose of folic acid to help prevent spina bifida (defect of the spine) and anencephaly (defect of the brain) that can happen early in pregnancy when the neural tube, which becomes the brain and the spine, doesn’t fuse properly.
This formula also contains 45 mg of iron to support fetal growth and development and also helps prevent anemia in the mom, a condition when the blood is lacking red blood cells. Selenium aids in thyroid function and can help reduce the risk of miscarriage.
A significant amount of calcium and magnesium is added to support the health of strong bones, and to decrease the risk of common pregnancy-related conditions.
Some research suggests that prenatal vitamins decrease the risk of having a baby who is small for his or her gestational age. It is important to take a prenatal formula before, during and after pregnancy (throughout nursing) to ensure that mom and babe are receiving proper nourishment through every developmental stage.