I like that this prenatal has less of the extras and is just the basics. The values are a little less than the optimal parental but for now, I want simple since I’m not pregnant yet.
Are you a pregnant mother already eating a healthy, well-balanced diet?
Are you looking for an affordable prenatal that is also high-quality and formulated based upon research?
Prenatal Essentials is a targeted prenatal vitamin formula that provides just the essential vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy baby in an easy 2 capsule dose. It is designed for women who seek a prenatal vitamin that is affordable and utilizes well-tolerated and active forms of nutrients without an overload of nutrition. If you are looking for a formula that has none of the excess and all of the foundational nutrients, then this is perfect for you (men can take it too!)!*
Prenatal Essentials is a synergistic prenatal vitamin that helps the body to grow and develop a healthy fetus. Its bioavailable vitamins and minerals support:*
- Genetic development
- Brain development
- Bone growth and development
- Healthy immune system
You can feel confident taking this research-backed prenatal formula designed to support a number of different genetic variations and contribute to the development of a healthy, beautiful baby. Prenatal Essentials contains nutrients that support MTHFR, BC01, and GST/GPX variations, as well as many other enzymes crucial for cell division, pregnancy, and healthy fertility.*
The following benefits of these key nutrients make this the perfect prenatal multivitamin for you*:
- Folate — Contains active, bioavailable, and methylated folate, as L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, for optimal methylation processes and genetic development. You'll never see man-made folic acid in any of our Seeking Health products.
- Vitamin B12 — Folate needs vitamin B12 in order to properly transport methyl groups through the methionine cycle. The most active and bioavailable forms of B12 are contained in this formula, as methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin.
- Vitamin A — Needed for adequate vision, mucus membranes, and immune support. Vitamin A is provided as both the precursor to vitamin A, beta carotene, and as the bioavailable form, retinyl palmitate to support those who may have trouble converting beta carotene into its active form.
- Vitamin B6 — Supports healthy digestion and stomach comfort for occasional nausea, and is provided in this formula as its active form, P-5-P.
- Lutein and zeaxanthin — Derived from Tagetes erecta L. flower extract for your baby's optimal eye and vision development.
- Chelated minerals — Calcium, magnesium, and potassium in forms that the body recognizes and utilizes for optimal absorption.
- Free of iron — Iron competes with calcium absorption. If you need iron, consider our Optimal Iron Chewable and consume 2 hours separately from your Prenatal Essentials formula for optimal absorption.
We understand that it can be confusing and nerve-racking to find a high-quality prenatal that is also affordable. This is why Dr. Ben Lynch designed Prenatal Essentials. 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. You can feel confident knowing that you have a doctor-formulated and research-backed prenatal that is the result of endless hours of research into critical prenatal and biochemical pathways. Prenatal Essentials delivers what you want most: the foundation for a beautiful, healthy, and joyful baby.*
If you are looking for a similar formula but in a delicious chewable form, consider our Optimal Prenatal Chewable.
If you are looking for a prenatal vitamin that has the full package of nutrition, including antioxidants, herbs, and higher potencies of vitamins and minerals, consider our best-selling Optimal Prenatal or Optimal Prenatal with Plant-Based Protein.
Take 2 capsules daily, with a meal, or as directed by your healthcare professional. Do not take within 5 hours of bedtime.
Dr. Ben Lynch suggests taking 1 capsule with breakfast and 1 capsule with lunch for more consistent nutrition throughout your day. He always recommends following the Pulse Method as outlined in his national bestselling book, Dirty Genes, to find the optimal dose for you.
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.
Allergy & Diet Information
- Prenatal Essentials is suitable for vegetarians
- Prenatal Essentials is free of milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy, gluten, GMOs, artificial colors, artificial flavors
- Prenatal Essentials meets or exceeds cGMP Quality Standards
When taking Prenatal Essentials, consider these complementary products as recommended by Dr. Ben Lynch:
- Optimal DHA - Omega-3's are essential for healthy inflammatory processes and healthy brain development of the fetus. EPA and DHA are difficult to obtain from diet if you are trying to avoid heavy metals and toxins found in fish.* This product is IFOS certified fish oil concentrate, making it extremely clean and pure.
- ProBiota HistaminX - A probiotic without the strains that are known to produce histamine, to support a balanced microflora and gut health during pregnancy.*
- Optimal Electrolyte - Hydration is a must during pregnancy to support the absorption of nutrients into the cell, and to support lost electrolytes that occur during cell division.*
- Optimal Iron Chewable - If iron supplementation is recommended by your health professional, consider this delicious chewable iron with added vitamin C for optimal iron absorption.*
- Optimal PC - Contains phosphatidylcholine for healthy choline levels, which is an essential nutrient during pregnancy for healthy brain and neural tube development.*
- Optimal Vitamin D Drops - Incredibly important for healthy calcium absorption and a healthy immune system. If vitamin D is needed in addition to the amount in Prenatal Essentials, this is a pure vitamin D in an olive oil base for optimal absorption with no fillers, sweeteners, or preservatives.
- Optimal Liposomal Vitamin C - Potent antioxidant support in an optimally-absorbing fatty liquid for a healthy immune system and healthy inflammatory processes*
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 D3 (as cholecalciferol)||25 mcg (1,000 IU)||167%|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)||50 mg||263%|
|Thiamin (as thiamine hydrochloride)||5 mg||357%|
|Riboflavin (as riboflavin 5'-phosphate sodium)||10 mg||625%|
|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%|
|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%|
|Zeaxanthin (from marigold extract)(Tagetes erecta)(flower)||1 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, L-leucine, and silica.
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.
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|Cost Per Serving||$1.00|
|Delivery Method||Vegetarian Capsule|
|Storage||Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place out of reach by children.|
|Dimensions (in.)||Length: 2.375 / Width: 2.375 / Height: 4.25|
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A good alternative to the Optimal Prenatal
I have been taking the Optimal Prenatal (the one where you have to take 8 caps per day) for several years. But due to some budgetary changes, that one became unaffordable. I love that they offer this version so I can continue to get the nutrients I need as a new mother, but without breaking the budget each month. I don't mind taking lots of capsules but I do have to say that only having to take 2 per day is a nice change.