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Written by: Seeking Health
One of the most widely debated topics in prenatal health is the inclusion of Vitamin A in prenatal supplements.
But just how much is safe?
It is important to understand why Vitamin A is essential to your health and the development of your growing baby. It is also necessary to know the potential risks of Vitamin A deficiency which can include increased occurrence of anemia or lowered immunity to disease and illness for both pregnant and lactating mothers, as well as infant children. Vitamin A deficiency can also lead to slower growth and development in children.
1. Source: U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine - Prevalence and Correlates of Prenatal Vitamin A Deficiency... 2. Source: National Institutes of Health - Vitamin A Fact Sheet for Consumers 3. Source: National Institutes of Health - Vitamin A Fact Sheet for Professionals 4. Source: Genetic Lifehacks - How Well Does YOUR Body Convert Beta-Carotene to Vitamin A? 5. Source: U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine - Defining "mutation" and "polymorphism" in the era of personal genomics
As you can see in the graph the FDA tolerable upper intake level during pregnancy is way above the amount found in Optimal Prenatal. Dr. Ben Lynch formulated Optimal Prenatal with two forms of vitamin A, beta-carotene and retinyl palmitate, because some woman have a genetic SNP that cannot convert beta-carotene into retinyl palmitate as some people can. And remember, the amount of beta-carotene, the vitamin A from plant based foods, has no upper limit intake.
Try the Optimal Prenatal today to support your pregnancy with the correct forms of nutrients needed.
Personally, the Optimal Prenatal Protein Powder goes in my morning smoothies nearly everyday!