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Optimal Prenatal MF - 180 Capsules

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Optimal Prenatal MF - 180 Capsules

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  • High-strength, methyl-free prenatal
  • Supports healthy immune, spine, and brain development
  • Free of methylated B vitamins, choline, betaine, and inositol (methyl donors)

Who Needs Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free

Do you get side effects from methylated nutrients? Some people experience nervousness, headaches, or rapid heartbeat when they take methylcobalamin and methylfolate.

Yet, these active forms of vitamin B12 and folate are required for a healthy and successful pregnancy. For women who are considered higher-risk, bioavailable and well-tolerated sources of B12 and folate are absolutely critical.

Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free is the first non-methylated prenatal vitamin of its kind. It contains a blend of amino acids, chelated minerals, and bioavailable B vitamins. This unique formula provides high-strength nutrition minus the methyl donors.

Have you suffered from miscarriage or high-risk pregnancy and want to support a healthy pregnancy? Do you struggle with nutritional deficiencies? If so, you should talk to your healthcare team about prioritizing a potent and comprehensive daily prenatal.

Most high-strength prenatals on the market contain methylfolate and other methylated nutrients. If you’re sensitive to methyl groups, you may have thought you have no options...until now.

Dr. Ben Lynch designed Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free as a solution for women needing potent prenatal care, but are sensitive to methyl donors.

(Wondering if you’re sensitive to methylated nutrients? This article will help you determine if you need methyl-free supplements.)

Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free includes non-methylated forms of folate and B12. These methyl-free forms take a few additional enzyme steps before they become methyl donors. This slower delivery may provide relief and comfort for women sensitive to methylated nutrients.

Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free contains the key nutrients you need for a healthy pregnancy in bioavailable forms, including non-methylated B12 and folate.

  • Folate, as Folinic acid (Calcium folinate)
  • B12, as Adenosylcobalamin and Hydroxocobalamin
  • Vitamin D3, as Cholecalciferol
  • Calcium, as DiCalcium malate
  • Ginger to support digestive comfort
  • 30+ key nutrients to support a healthy pregnancy
This nutrient-dense prenatal multivitamin is free of:
  • Methylated B vitamins
  • Methylcobalamin
  • Methylfolate
  • S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe)
  • Choline
  • Inositol
  • Trimethylglycine (TMG or Betaine)
Like methylfolate and methylcobalamin, folinic acid (folate) and adenosylcobalamin (B12) provide potent, bioavailable prenatal nutrition. These non-methylated forms may be a better option for those who are sensitive to methyl donors.

Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free provides crucial support in the following areas of fetal development:
  • Healthy spinal and brain development
  • Normal growth and development
  • Immune system support
  • Healthy antioxidant support
  • Digestive comfort for the mother
Folic acid is never included in any Seeking Health prenatals or dietary supplements. This artificial version of folate is not well utilized by the body. In fact, it can even contribute to folate deficiency!

This prenatal vitamin does not include iron. Some women do not process iron well or do not need iron supplementation. This makes it easy to customize your dosage by supplementing separately with a gentle form of iron. All our Seeking Health prenatal vitamins are gluten-free.

Dr. Lynch recommends starting prenatals for several months before trying to conceive. Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free can be taken before, during, and after pregnancy to support:
  • Healthy fertility
  • Pregnancy health
  • Normal fetal development
  • Postpartum recovery
  • Breastfeeding
Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free features well-absorbed, chelated minerals and bioavailable vitamins to nourish both of you through this nine-month journey.

Pregnancy is hard enough. You shouldn’t struggle with side effects related to your prenatal. Now, you can provide your body and baby with potent, bioavailable nutrition...without the headache of methyl donors!

Customer Review

Raving about this prenatal

I just have to write a review after consistently using Seeking Health prenatals for about 2 years now. I am so thankful that Dr. Lynch cares so much about these products. This is my first pregnancy, and overall I feel incredible. I fully believe these prenatals have greatly contributed. Time and time again I see them recommended by various naturopaths, chiropractors, functional medicine doctors, etc. That’s a great feeling! I’m a forever customer! ~Braden

Key Ingredients In Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free

  • True Folate: As folinic acid, a non-methylated folate. Bioavailable folate is essential for baby’s DNA and RNA synthesis. It is also required for healthy genetic, spinal, and brain development. Folic acid is never included in any of our prenatals or dietary supplements. This artificial version of folate is not well utilized by the body and may even contribute to folate deficiency!
  • Bioavailable B12: Adeno- and Hydroxo-cobalamin are non-methylated forms of vitamin B12. These bioavailable forms support healthy energy production and detoxification. Your body requires vitamin B12 to utilize folate for methylation processes.
  • Vitamin A: The bioavailable form of retinyl palmitate supports common BC01 gene variations for optimal eye, mucus membrane, and immune system health.
  • Vitamin D3: Supports a healthy immune system, bone growth, and cognition for you and baby.
  • Chelated Minerals: Well-absorbed forms of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and trace minerals support optimal growth and development.

Why Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free Works

A balanced diet coupled with a high-quality prenatal vitamin can go a long way to promote a healthy pregnancy. Yet most prenatal vitamins on the market contain methylated ingredients like methylfolate...until now.

Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free is formulated to be free from methylfolate and methylcobalamin. This does not mean it goes without these two essential B vitamins! This product contains non-methylated folate in the form of folinic acid (calcium folinate). It also has non-methylated vitamin B12 in two active forms, hydroxocobalamin and adenosylcobalamin.

Your body converts these non-methylated forms into the forms required for methylation. For example, folinic acid undergoes three enzymatic steps before it is transformed into 5-MTHF (methylfolate). Adenosylcobalamin and hydroxocobalamin are both readily metabolized into cobalamin. The body uses this cobalamin to make methylcobalamin that is needed for methylation.

The additional enzyme steps slow the delivery of methylated nutrients to your system. This can significantly reduce or eliminate side effects in those sensitive to methyl groups.

Even though it does not have a methyl group, folinic acid can still act as a building block for the MTHFR enzyme to make methylfolate. Those with MTHFR genetic mutations can still benefit from this non-methylated form.

Adenosylcobalamin (Adeno B12) assists with energy production in the mitochondria. It does this by acting as a coenzyme that assists in converting cholesterol, other fatty acids, and branched-chain amino acids into ATP. Hydroxocobalamin (Hydroxo B12) helps maintain healthy levels of nitric oxide and cyanide to aid in the normal detoxification of these potential harmful compounds.

These methyl-free forms provide bioavailable and naturally occurring forms of folate and B12 that effectively support methylation. With true, sufficient folate and B12 support healthy fetal development and expression of genetics via methylation.

Say goodbye to the side effects of methyl groups and hello to Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free!

Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free
Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 6 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30

Vitamin A (as beta-carotene and retinyl palmitate) 1,500 mcg RAE 115%
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 350 mg 292%
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) 100 mcg (4,000 IU) 667%
Vitamin E (as Novatol® d-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate) 130 mg 684%
Thiamin (as thiamine hydrochloride) 5 mg 357%
Riboflavin (as riboflavin 5'-phosphate sodium) 10 mg 625%
Niacin (as niacinamide) 25 mg NE 139%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5'-phosphate and pyridoxine hydrochloride) 20 mg 1,000%
Folate (as calcium folinate) 1,360 mcg DFE (800 mcg) 227%
Vitamin B12 (as hydroxocobalmin and adenosylcobalamin) 150 mcg 5,357%
Biotin 500 mcg 1,429%
Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 150 mg 2,143%
Calcium (as Dicalcium Malate§) 400 mg 31%
Iodine (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%
Ginger Extract (Zingiber officinale)(rhizome) 100 mg **
Milk Thistle Extract (Silybum marianum)(seeds)(80% silymarin) 75 mg **
Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) 50 mg **
Taurine 50 mg **
Mixed Tocopherols 45 mg **
LifePQQ TM(pyrroloquinoline disodium salt) 10 mg **
Lutein (from marigold extract)(Tagetes erecta)(flowers) 5 mg **
Zeaxanthin (from marigold extract)(Tagetes erecta)(flowers) 5 mg **
Boron (as Bororganic Glycine§) 1 mg **
Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-7) 100 mcg **
**Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsule (hypromellose and water), ascorbyl palmitate, silica, and L-Leucine.
Novatol® is a registered trademark of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company.
§DimaCalTM, TRAACSTM, and AlbionTM 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.

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

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

How to Use Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free

Suggested Use

Take 6 capsules daily, with a meal, in divided doses, or use as directed by your healthcare professional. Do not take within 5 hours of bedtime as it may interfere with sleep.


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.

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 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.

How to Enhance Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free


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 Iron Chewable, each tasty tablet provides 10 mg of iron in a well-tolerated form, if iron supplementation is needed. Take at least 2 hours apart from your prenatals to support optional calcium absorption. Optimal DHA, this prenatal DHA supplement offers a clean and pure source of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, including EPA and DHA, 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.


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 Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free

What is the purpose of each ingredient in Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free?

Ingredients Purpose
Vitamin A (beta-carotene, retinyl palmitate) Supports healthy vision, mucus membranes, and immune system function
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) and Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7) Support healthy calcium utilization, circulation, immune system function, and bone health
Vitamin E (Novatol® d-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate) and Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) Support overall antioxidant levels and a healthy response to oxidative stress
Thiamin (thiamine hydrochloride), Riboflavin (riboflavin 5’-phosphate sodium and riboflavin), Niacin (niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal 5’-phosphate and pyridoxine hydrochloride), Biotin, Folate (as folinic acid (calcium folinate)), Vitamin B12 (hydroxocobalamin and adenosylcobalamin), Pantothenic Acid (d-calcium pantothenate) Support healthy methylation processes, energy production, and genetic development
Iodine (potassium iodide), Zinc (Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate), Selenium (SelenoExcell® High Selenium Yeast), Manganese (Manganese Bisglycinate Chelate), Molybdenum (Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate), Potassium (Potassium Glycinate Complex), Magnesium (DiMagnesium Malate), Calcium (DiCalcium Malate), Copper (Copper Bisglycinate Chelate), Boron (Bororganic Glycine) Essential trace minerals support overall growth and development
Chromium (Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate) Supports healthy metabolism
Mixed Tocopherols Provides antioxidant support
Lutein and Zeaxanthin (Tagetes erecta) Support eye health and development; Provide antioxidant support
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Supports stomach comfort
Raspberry leaf Used historically to support uterine strength and comfort during labor
L-Carnosine Supports healthy brain function
Milk Thistle Extract Supports healthy glutathione production and liver health
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10, ubidecarenone) Supports healthy heart and cellular stress response
Taurine Supports healthy brain, metabolism, hydration, and liver

Why is Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free not suitable for vegans?

Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free is suitable for vegetarians. The vitamin D3 is derived from sheep’s wool, making Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free 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?

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

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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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    So glad seeking health offers this high quality methyl free option! It took a while to pinpoint my sensitivity to methylated forms and I’m grateful my baby and I can still get everything we need with this product

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    Silvia F.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Great Prenatal

    I have been taking these vitamins before conceiving. I love it.

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    Amanda S.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Thankful for options!

    I'm so glad to be able to have the option for no weird by-products and for methyl-free vitamins!

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