Optimal Prenatal - 240 Capsules
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List price: $$59.95 You save: $$$ (%)
Optimal Prenatal Capsules by Seeking Health provide a comprehensive prenatal formula with a unique blend of amino acids, chelated minerals, and vitamins designed to meet the high nutritional needs of women who are pregnant or preparing for pregnancy. While this nutrient blend is specifically formulated to support healthy fetal development and prenatal nutrition, Optimal Prenatal Capsules may also be taken whenever the supplemental need for a potent and pure multivitamin exists.*
This complex formula is made with careful consideration for not only the increased demand for certain nutrients, but also for digestive sensitivity that can occur during pregnancy. This product contains L-5-MTHF, the most biologically available form of folate, which is essential to support healthy cognitive development. Optimal Prenatal also provides folinic acid, a non-methylated form of folate that can be easily converted to coenzyme forms within the body. This optimal blend of folates may work in conjunction with amino acids, chelated minerals, and other B vitamins to support normal cell growth and cardiovascular, neurologic and immune health.*
Optimal Prenatal Capsules also contain two active coenzyme forms of vitamin B12: methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, which may help support healthy fetal development, energy metabolism and methylation. The well-balanced vitamin B complex is complete with active forms of riboflavin and B6, plus additional biotin to support healthy growth and development. Biotin may also help support healthy skin, hair and nails. Both vitamin B6 and ginger extract are special features of this formula, supporting digestive comfort.*
Vitamin A is included in two forms: beta-carotene and retinyl palmitate, to help support those who have trouble converting “provitamin A” compounds (such as beta-carotene) into the active retinyl/retinol forms. Vitamin C and coenzyme Q10 provide antioxidant support, supporting a healthy immune system and cellular integrity. Red raspberry leaf has historically been used as a tonic for pregnant women to help support circulation, uterine comfort and digestion. Trace minerals are included in their chelated forms, as amino acid-chelated minerals are typically well-absorbed and may be more easily tolerated than alternative supplemental forms. Betaine HCl is also added to support healthy digestion and optimize absorption of nutrients.*
Optimal Prenatal does NOT include iron as some women do not process iron well or do not need iron supplementation. If iron supplementation is needed, consider Optimal Iron Plus Cofactors; for a gentle, well-absorbed chelated iron.*
For those who have trouble swallowing capsules, consider our great-tasting, naturally flavored Optimal Prenatal Chewable or Optimal Prenatal Protein Powder – available in creamy vanilla or chocolate.
Milk, Egg, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soy, Gluten, GMO, Artificial Colors, Artificial Flavors
Take 8 capsules daily, with a meal, in divided doses, or as directed by your healthcare professional. Do not take within 5 hours of bedtime.
Children and pregnant or lactating women should consult their healthcare practitioner prior to use. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged. Avoid if allergic to any ingredient. Do not exceed 5,000 IU intake per day of preformed vitamin A. Evaluate total vitamin K intake from food and supplements if you are taking blood-thinning medications. Consult a healthcare professional prior to use if you are taking any medications or if you are undergoing treatment for any medical condition. When taking high doses of nutrients such as B12 and folate, monitor blood levels and use under the supervision of a qualified physician.
Serving Size: 8 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
|Vitamin A (as beta-carotene and retinyl palmitate)||1,500 mcg RAE||115%|
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)||350 mg||292%|
|Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)||50 mcg (2,000 IU)||333%|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)||130 mg||684%|
|Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-7)||100 mcg||111%|
|Thiamin (as thiamine hydrochloride)||5 mg||357%|
|Riboflavin (as riboflavin 5'-phosphate sodium and riboflavin)||20 mg||1,250%|
|Niacin (as niacinamide)||25 mg||139%|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl and pyridoxal 5'-phosphate)||20 mg||1,000%|
|Folate [as Quatrefolic® (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, glucosamine salt and calcium folinate]||1,360 mcg DFE (800 mcg)||227%|
|Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalmin and adenosylcobalamin)||150 mcg||5,357%|
|Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate)||150 mg||2,143%|
|Choline (as choline bitartrate)||250 mg||45%|
|Calcium (as Dicalcium Malate§)||400 mg||31%|
|Iodine (as potassium iodide)||250 mcg||86%|
|Magnesium (as DiMagnesium Malate§)||250 mg||63%|
|Zinc (as Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate§)||20 mg||154%|
|Selenium (as SelenoExcell® High Selenium Yeast)||200 mcg||286%|
|Copper (as Copper Bisglycinate Chelate§)||0.75 mg||58%|
|Manganese (as Manganese Bisglycinate Chelate§)||5 mg||192%|
|Chromium (as Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate§)||120 mcg||267%|
|Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate§)||100 mcg||200%|
|Potassium (as Potassium Glycinate Complex§)||99 mg||2%|
|Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)(leaf)||250 mg||**|
|Betaine HCl||150 mg||**|
|Ginger Extract 10:1 (Zingiber officinale)(root)||100 mg||**|
|Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone)||75 mg||**|
|Milk Thistle Extract (Silybum marianum)(seeds)(80% silymarin)||75 mg||**|
|Mixed Tocopherols||45 mg||**|
|Lutein (from marigold extract)(Tagetes erecta)(flower)||5 mg||**|
|Zeaxanthin (from marigold extract)(Tagetes erecta)(flower)||5 mg||**|
|Boron (as Bororganic Glycine§)||1 mg||**|
|**Daily Value (DV) not established.|
Other Ingredients: HPMC (capsule), ascorbyl palmitate, medium-chain triglyceride oil, silica, and L-Leucine.
§DimaCal®, Albion®, and TRAACS® are registered trademarks of Albion Laboratories, Inc.
Quatrefolic® is a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A. Produced under US patent 7,947,662.
SelenoExcell® is a registered trademark of Cypress Systems, Inc.
Optimal Prenatal Capsules are a comprehensive prenatal multivitamin intended for women of reproductive age who wish to promote health by supporting adequate daily intake of nutrients. This product is beneficial for supporting preconception health, prenatal health, and postpartum health.*
Pregnant women have higher nutritional demands due to the rapid growth and development of the fetus. Taking a daily prenatal vitamin can help to support good health by supplying micronutrients.
Always talk to your doctor before considering the use of this product, especially if you have health conditions or diseases that need to be addressed or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 8 capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. For those new to this product, start with a small dose and work your way up to the recommended serving size.
This product is best taken with meals and may be taken in divided doses. Avoid taking within 5 hours of bedtime as it may interfere with sleep.
If you struggle to swallow capsules, they may be pulled apart and sprinkled on food or in juice.
|Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin K2, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Choline, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Molybdenum, Potassium||Daily nutrients needed to support good health(1)|
|Folate||Supports healthy fetal development and is needed for methylation processes.*|
|Vitamin B12||Supports healthy fetal development, red blood cells, and is needed for methylation processes.*|
|Vitamin A||Necessary for fetal eye, brain, and immune system development.*|
|Choline||Necessary for brain development and cell membrane health.*|
|Chromium||Supports normal metabolism of macronutrients in the body.*|
|Red raspberry||Supports uterine health.*|
|Betaine HCl||Supports natural digestive function.(2)|
|Inositol||Supports normal insulin response and healthy neurotransmitters.(3)|
|L-carnosine||Provides antioxidant support.(4)|
|Ginger extract||Supports digestive health.(5)|
|Coenzyme Q10||Supports cellular energy.(6)|
|Milk thistle extract||Supports liver health.(7)|
|Taurine||Supports magnesium absorption.*|
|Mixed tocopherols||Provides antioxidant support.*|
|Lutein||Provides antioxidant support and supports healthy fetal development.(8)*|
|Zeaxanthin||Supports healthy fetal development.(9)*|
Other ingredients found in this product include:
The ingredients in Optimal Prenatal Capsules are sourced as follows:
Optimal Prenatal Capsules are tested and found free from gluten. Vitamin E and vitamin K are derived from soy but are tested and found to be free from allergens. The vitamin C is from corn. This product also contains ascorbyl palmitate which is derived in part from highly purified corn oil. Due to the processes used to manufacture the finished ingredient, the ascorbyl palmitate is considered non-allergenic. While Optimal Prenatal Capsules have not been tested for corn allergens, it is formulated to be free from corn proteins and common allergens.
Testing verifies that Optimal Prenatal Capsules are free from GMO markers.
Optimal Prenatal Capsules are vegetarian. The vitamin D3 is derived from lanolin from sheep’s wool, so this product is not vegan.
Side effects of this formula may include, but are not limited to:
These side-effects are more likely if the recommended dosage is exceeded.
If you have bipolar disorder, diabetes, bleeding problems, kidney or liver problems, or if you smoke tobacco, consult your healthcare professional before considering the use of Optimal Prenatal Capsules. If you take any medications or are undergoing treatment for any medical condition, consult with your doctor before starting Optimal Prenatal Capsules.
Pregnant and lactating women should consult their healthcare practitioner prior to use. Avoid if allergic to any ingredient. Do not exceed 3,000 mcg RAE of preformed vitamin A daily. Evaluate total vitamin K intake from food and supplements if you are taking blood-thinning medications.
When taking higher doses of nutrients like B12 or folate, monitor blood levels and use under the supervision of a qualified physician.
If you believe that you are experiencing any adverse reactions, please see your healthcare professional immediately and discontinue use. Each individual may react differently to any product or supplement. We always recommend that you consult with your healthcare professional prior to considering the use of Optimal Prenatal Capsules or any supplement, especially when pregnant or breastfeeding.
Consult this helpful chart for a side-by-side comparison of our prenatal formulations, to aid you in selecting the best one that is suitable for your needs.*
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|Cost Per Serving||$2.00|
|Delivery Method||Vegetarian Capsule|
|Storage||Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place out of reach by children.|
|Dimensions (in.)||Length: 3 / Width: 3 / Height: 5.5|
|Return Policy||Learn more about our Return Policy.|
being pregnant second time around I know a bit more about prenatal vitamins. high quality Ingredients are a must. also I love that they don't have IRON in them, because calcium and iron just don't go together. they don't work together. a MUST for me, who has anemia.
I gave this four stars because I think it’s a fantastic prenatal but through my pregnancy I got more and more anxious. I cut down to only 1 per day and still felt off. 48 hours after stopping it the anxiety in my gut (jittery too!) was gone. I have mthfr and am now seeing a naturopath who thought I might have not been ready for methylfolate because of other nutrient deficiencies. I say all that so if others have a similar reaction to the methylated folate/b12 that you stop and work on other nutrients before adding it back in. Don’t suffer or think you’re crazy, just stop for a little bit and see how you feel! Hopefully I can take these again in the future if my body is more in balance.
Nutritionist recommended this to me at 6 pills per day, but I noticed it keeps me awake at night so I moved to 4 a day split between breakfast and lunch. Whenever I get pregnant I will bump it up. It’s got everything you need in a great formula (aka methylfolate). Wonderful that it also lasts 2 months so fantastic price too!
I love this multivitamin and took it for years before we ever got pregnant. I continued taking it during pregnancy and postpartum too. I think this is such a well rounded multi that I recommend it to any woman, regardless of whether she is planning a pregnancy it not. I'll continue to take it even once I'm out of my postpartum period. I love knowing that the Seeking Health formulas are properly methylated for those of us who need it.