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Prenatal Essentials - 60 Capsules

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Prenatal Essentials - 60 Capsules

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Key Benefits and Actions

Key Benefits and Actions

  • 2-capsule serving size provides your prenatal vitamin essentials
  • Bioavailable B12 and folate support healthy methylation and DNA expression
  • Promotes healthy development of baby’s brain, spinal cord, and immune system

Who Needs Prenatal Essentials

Too many prenatals on the market contain too many ingredients. When it comes to growing a healthy baby, more is not necessarily better.

Prenatal Essentials is designed for women seeking an affordable prenatal multivitamin without compromising quality. It contains the essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need to support a healthy more, no less.

Is Prenatal Essentials right for you?

  • You eat a healthy, well-balanced diet
  • Prefer a convenient, 2-capsule serving size
  • Want an affordable, high-quality prenatal vitamin supplement
  • Need just the essential nutrients to support a healthy pregnancy
  • You do not require a high-strength prenatal
Prenatal Essentials contains superior and bioavailable forms of key pregnancy nutrients to support baby’s development.
  • Methylation and Nervous System: Methylated forms of folate and B12 are included, along with TMG (trimethylglycine). These important nutrients act as methyl donors in the body. They provide methyl groups for your MTHFR gene and methylation pathway. Proper methylation is required for baby’s healthy brain and spine development, cognition, and genetic expression.
  • Eyes and Membranes: Active forms of vitamin A support normal development of brain, eyes, mucous membranes, skin, and immune function.
  • Immune system, Cognition, and Mood: Vitamin D (as D3) and vitamin K2 play critical roles in a healthy immune system, bone growth, cognition, and mood.
  • Antioxidants and Immune Defenses: Vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, and selenium support healthy immune and antioxidant defenses for you and baby.
  • Digestive Comfort: Active vitamin B6 (as P-5-P) supports occasional morning sickness or upset stomach during pregnancy.
  • Optimal Genetic Expression: Key nutrients are included that support healthy MTHFR, BC01, and GST/GPX genes, along with many other enzymes and genes that are crucial for cell division, pregnancy, and healthy fertility.
Prenatal Essentials can be taken before, during, and after pregnancy to support:
  • Healthy fertility
  • Pregnancy health
  • Normal fetal development
  • Postpartum recovery
  • Lactation support
Trusted by healthcare practitioners worldwide, Seeking Health prenatals are known as some of the best prenatal vitamins available over-the-counter.

None of our Seeking Health prenatals contain added iron. This makes it easy to customize your intake by supplementing separately with a gentle form of iron. If supplementation is needed, consider Iron Chewable. Each tasty tablet provides 10 mg of iron in a well-tolerated form known not to cause constipation. Take at least 2 hours apart from your prenatals to support optional calcium absorption. All our Seeking Health prenatal vitamins are gluten-free.

We know it can be challenging to find a high-quality prenatal that is also affordable. This is why epigenetics expert Dr. Ben Lynch designed Prenatal Essentials. Are you seeking a prenatal with the foundational nutrients in bioavailable forms? Look no further! Get ready to feel energized and comfortable throughout your day so you can have time for what you need most: a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Customer Review

These Prenatals Have Everything You Need

These Prenatals have everything you need. So many of the prenatal vitamins on the market are missing key vitamins or have the wrong forms of them. This one has it all. I don't love the amounts of some vitamins and I do still have to take other vitamins in addition to these but overall pretty good. I only take a half dose a day.

Key Ingredients In Prenatal Essentials

  • True Folate: Folate is provided as L-5-MTHF (methylfolate) and folinic acid (a methyl-free form). These bioavailable forms are readily recognized and utilized by your body. True folate is required for proper methylation in both you and baby. It supports healthy gene expression, spine and brain development, and DNA/RNA synthesis. We never use the artificial form of folate, folic acid, in any of our Seeking Health prenatals.
  • Bioavailable B12: ‘Adeno’ and ‘Methyl’ forms of vitamin B12 are included in this formula. These bioavailable forms act as coenzymes in your body to power important enzymes. Bioactive B12 supports healthy energy production and is required to utilize folate for methylation processes.
  • Vitamin A: Vitamin A is provided as both the precursor, beta-carotene, and the bioactive form, retinyl palmitate. The latter form accommodates common variations in the BC01 gene. Mutations in this gene can make it difficult to convert vitamin A to its active form. Vitamin A supports health of the brain, eyes, mucous membranes, skin, and immune system.
  • Chelated Minerals: The minerals in this formula are bonded with amino acids. This makes them recognizable by your body for optimal utilization and absorption.
  • Lutein & Zeaxanthin: Marigold flower extract provides these important carotenoids to support healthy vision for you and baby.

Why Prenatal Essentials Works

Doctors recommend folate and B12 during pregnancy. These essential nutrients are well-known to reduce the risk of neural tube defects (e.g., spina bifida), as well as other birth defects and pregnancy complications.

Prenatal Essentials was formulated based on the enzymatic pathways involved in pregnancy and genetic development. Enzymes in these pathways require specific nutrients as cofactors. Arguably the most important of these nutrients are folate and B12 in their most active forms. Your body needs these bioavailable forms for proper methylation, which is essential for healthy fetal development.

Your MTHFR gene converts and produces folate (5-MTHF) from whole foods. However, MTHFR gene variations or lifestyle stress can slow down this gene, causing folate deficiency. It is estimated that over 50% of the population has a mutation in their MTHFR gene.

Folic acid is an artificial form of folate often prescribed to pregnant women. This form can slow the MTHFR gene even more! Folic acid is not included in any of Seeking Health’s dietary supplements. Instead, we use natural and bioavailable forms of folate. These include 5-MTHF (methylated) and methyl-free folinic acid (calcium folinate).

By supplementing with the natural form of folate as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF), you bypass the MTHFR enzyme. Pre-formed 5-MTHF provides a methyl group attached to folate that can be used in the methylation cycle.

The active or methylated form of vitamin B12, methylcobalamin, is essential for proper folate utilization, methylation, DNA expression, and much more.

Prenatal Essentials contains these essential nutrients in their bioavailable, methylated forms. Without sufficient bioavailable folate and B12, the fetus cannot effectively develop and express its genetics.

You have enough to worry about when you’re pregnant. Choosing the right prenatal shouldn’t be an added stressor! Prenatal Essentials has what you need and nothing you don’t. If you’re looking for a formula that covers your bases without the excess, then Prenatal Essentials was designed for you.

Prenatal Essentials
Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30

Vitamin A (as beta-carotene and retinyl palmitate) 1,500 mcg RAE 115%
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 100 mg 83%
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) 100 mcg (4,000 IU) 667%
Vitamin E (as Novatol TM d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 50 mg 263%
Thiamin (as thiamine hydrochloride) 5 mg 357%
Riboflavin (as riboflavin 5'-phosphate sodium) 10 mg 625%
Niacin 25 mg 139%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5'-phosphate) 15 mg 750%
Folate [as Quatrefolic® (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, glucosamine salt and calcium folinate] 1,360 mcg DFE (800 mcg) 227%
Vitamin B12 (as MECOBALACTIVE® methylcobalmin and adenosylcobalamin) 100 mcg 3,571%
Biotin 150 mcg 429%
Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 20 mg 286%
Calcium (as Dicalcium Malate§) 100 mg 8%
Iodine (from potassium iodide) 220 mcg 76%
Magnesium (as DiMagnesium Malate§) 100 mg 25%
Zinc (as Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate§) 13 mg 100%
Selenium (as SelenoExcell® High Selenium Yeast) 50 mcg 71%
Copper (as Copper Bisglycinate Chelate§) 0.75 mg 58%
Manganese (as Manganese Bisglycinate Chelate§) 2 mg 77%
Chromium (as Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate§) 100 mcg 222%
Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate§) 50 mcg 100%
Betaine Anhydrous (trimethylglycine) 150 mg **
LifePQQTM (Pyrroloquinoline Quinone Disodium Salt) 5 mg **
Zeaxanthin (from marigold extract)(Tagetes erecta)(flower) 0.8 mg **
Boron (as Bororganic Glycine§) 1 mg **
Lutein (from marigold extract)(Tagetes erecta)(flower) 1 mg **
Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-7) 100 mcg **
**Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsule (hypromellose and water), ascorbyl palmitate and L-leucine.
Quatrefolic® is a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A. Produced under US patent 7,947,662.
MECOBALACTIVE® is a registered trademark of HealthTech BioActives SLU d.b.a. Ferrer HealthTech.
§DimaCal®, TRAACS®, and Albion® are registered trademarks of Albion Laboratories, Inc.
SelenoExcell® is a registered trademark of Cypress Systems, Inc.

  • Suitable For: Vegetarians
  • Age Suitability: Adults
  • Delivery Method: Capsules
  • How To Store: Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place out of reach of children.

Free Of: Eggs, Fish, Gluten, GMO, Milk, Peanuts, Shellfish, Soy, Tree Nuts, Wheat, Artificial Colors, Artificial Flavors, and Artificial Preservatives

How to Use Prenatal Essentials

Suggested Use

Take 2 capsules daily with a meal, or as directed by your healthcare professional. Do not take within 5 hours of bedtime as it may interfere with sleep.

Dr. Ben Lynch suggests taking 1 capsule with breakfast and 1 capsule with lunch for more consistent nutrition throughout your day.


Children and pregnant or lactating women should consult their physician or OB-GYN prior to use. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged. Avoid if allergic to any ingredient.

It is recommended not to exceed 1,500 mcg (5,000 IU) intake per day of preformed vitamin A (retinol or retinyl forms).

Evaluate your total vitamin K intake from food and dietary supplements. If you are on medications for blood-thinning or any other reason, or undergoing treatment for any medical condition, consult a healthcare professional prior to use.

Consult a healthcare professional prior to use if you are taking any medications, undergoing treatment for any medical condition, or taking additional supplements.

When taking high doses of nutrients such as B12 and folate, monitor blood levels and use under the supervision of a qualified physician.

How to Enhance Prenatal Essentials


Try Prenatal Yoga

It is incredibly important to keep a healthy balance of stress and relaxation during pregnancy. Implementing gentle movement into your routine can help minimize oxidative stress on your genes. It also supports muscle comfort as your body grows and changes. If gentle movement is not possible, practice deep breathing through your nose to help to lower your stress response.


Pairs Well With

Optimal DHA, this DHA supplement offers a clean and pure source of prenatal DHA and EPA. These omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil are essential for healthy brain development and cognition. ProBiota Bifido, a unique one-a-day probiotic that supports a healthy microbiome for you and baby. Bifidobacteria passed along from the mother may support healthy immune system development. Optimal PC, as a source of phosphatidylcholine to support choline synthesis. Choline is required in higher amounts during pregnancy to support healthy brain and neural tube development.


Clean Your Genes

After years of suffering from unexplainable health issues, Dr. Ben Lynch, ND discovered the root cause - "dirty" genes. In his best-selling book, Dirty Genes, Dr. Ben Lynch describes the steps you can take to promote optimal epigenetic health. Ready to get started? Click here to take the Dirty Genes Quiz to find which of your genes are dirty!

Why Choose Seeking Health

Here at Seeking Health, we are committed to providing you the best in bioavailable supplements, methylation support, prenatal vitamins, genetic analysis tools, and more.

We strive to go above and beyond the average supplement company, which is why we allocate significant resources to testing all of our supplements for purity, potency, and label claims.

  • Third-party tested for heavy
    metals, microbials, and potency
  • Scientifically formulated by Dr. Ben Lynch, ND
  • Manufactured in the USA from globally
    sourced ingredients
  • Nutrients in their bioavailable
    forms for optimal absorption
  • cGMP facility registered by NSF International
Purity & Potency Tested & Assured
Scientifically Formulated by Dr. Ben Lynch
Manufactured in the USA from globally sourced ingredients third-party independently tested
Bioavailable Nutrients

FAQs for Prenatal Essentials

What is the purpose of each ingredient in Prenatal Essentials?

Ingredients Purpose
Vitamin A Supports healthy development of baby’s eyes, immune system, skin, and bones
Vitamin C Supports normal formation of bone and collagen; Immune support
Vitamin D3 Supports normal insulin sensitivity, bone formation, immune system
Vitamin E Supports healthy antioxidant defenses
Thiamine HCL Supports normal utilization of carbohydrates and elimination of harmful aldehydes
Riboflavin (R-5-P) Supports proper glutathione recycling, methylation, reduction of amines
Niacin (Niacinamide) Supports normal blood flow and utilization of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
Vitamin B6 (P-5-P) Supports healthy methylation, glutathione formation, nervous system development, reduction of occasional nausea and vomiting from morning sickness
Folate (L-5-MTHF) Supports proper methylation
Folinic acid (Calcium folinate) Supports healthy blood cell formation (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets), DNA production, cell division, cell growth
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) Supports proper methylation
Vitamin B12 (Adenosylcobalamin) Supports healthy energy and mitochondria
Biotin Supports normal carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism
Pantothenic Acid Supports healthy energy production and utilization
Calcium Supports healthy bone formation and electrolytes
Iodine Supports healthy thyroid function
Magnesium Supports over 400 enzymes
Zinc Supports a healthy immune system, cell division, and protein synthesis
Selenium Supports a healthy immune system, glutathione production, and thyroid
Copper Balances zinc, supports normal connective tissue formation
Manganese Supports healthy bone and cartilage formation in developing baby; Supports normal carbohydrate and protein metabolism
Chromium Supports healthy blood sugar levels
Molybdenum Supports normal sulfite elimination
Betaine Anhydrous Supports proper methylation
Lutein/Zeaxanthin Supports eye health and eye development
Vitamin K2 (MK-7) Supports calcium absorption, bone formation, bone development, and healthy blood clotting

Why is Prenatal Essentials not suitable for vegans?

Prenatal Essentials is suitable for vegetarians. The vitamin D3 is derived from sheep’s wool, making Prenatal Essentials unsuitable for some vegans. This vitamin D3, however, is derived from wool that is sheared from live healthy sheep, so no animals are harmed in the process.

Which prenatal is right for me?

Click here to view our Prenatal Supplement Comparison Chart.

This article will help you determine the best prenatal vitamin for you.

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    quality vitamin

    I love this prenatal. I did a lot of research to find an affordable prenatal with most of the recommended nutrients in bioavailable forms and Seeking Health took the cake for sure. This vitamin is only 2 capsules once a day, the capsules have absolutely no smell or taste so they are easy to take and do not cause nausea/GI upset. I also love that they don’t contain iron for those of us sensitive to iron. This vitamin is a little $$, but it’s worth it if you are considering quality.

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    Love these prenatal vitamins!

    Seeking health prenatals came highly recommended by midwives and doulas I know. I love that they cause no sickness which was a problem with previous prenatal vitamins!

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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Great Product

    Easy to swallow, 2 pill prenatal with all the vitamins and minerals needed! Would highly recommend if you’re not a good pill swallower and can’t handle the 8 pill a day regime.

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