A prenatal vitamin is not just for your baby. It’s for you, your baby and your grandchildren. This is why Dr. Lynch dedicates so much time and research into formulating the best prenatal vitamins - for women and men.
You are in the right place for selecting the best prenatal vitamins for you and your future family.
What is required in a prenatal? Nothing. There are no rules or regulations in the supplement industry when it comes to designing a prenatal vitamin. The only thing that’s commonly recommended in a prenatal vitamin is 800 mcg DFE of folate. However, the folate form most commonly used is the cheapest form: synthetic folic acid. Folic acid costs about $5 per kg. The two forms of folate that Seeking Health uses costs $240 per kg for calcium folinate and $13,000 per kg for L-methylfolate. So when you see ‘Folate’ on your prenatal vitamin, are you using the best forms, or the worst?†
The best prenatal vitamins for a healthy pregnancy are the ones that deliver comprehensive nutrients in bioavailable forms, in sufficient amounts and are third-party tested for purity and label-claim.
Is folic acid the best? No. Far from. Folic acid is well-absorbed but it has no physiological function in the human body until it is transformed by your genes into more active forms of folate. Why rely on potentially problematic dirty genes, like MTHFR, to transform folic acid into more active folate forms when you can just use active folate like L-methylfolate and calcium folinate directly? Cost-savings is the only reason. That’s not a good reason during such an important period of your life.†
Gummy prenatal vitamins or one capsule a day prenatal vitamins are not what you’re going to find here. These types of prenatal supplements are easy, tasty and convenient to use, sure, but they aren’t providing the nutrients you, your baby and your grandchildren depend on.
What you will find are two main types of prenatal vitamins: an essential prenatal and an optimal prenatal. Our Prenatal Essentials provides you the essentials for a healthy pregnancy at only 2 capsules, or 2 chewable tablets, a day. This prenatal is for the woman who is overall healthy, has no prior pregnancy complications and eats a very healthy variety of foods.
Our Optimal Prenatal line is designed for women wanting additional support with a healthy pregnancy or those with prior, or current, pregnancy complications. She needs extra support, additional specialty ingredients and the comfort knowing that she’s taking the best. We offer this in capsule form at 8 capsules per day taken in divided amounts of 2-3 capsules with breakfast, 2-3 capsules with lunch and 1-2 with an afternoon snack. Don’t want to swallow 8 capsules? We offer the exact same formulation in a quality vegetarian pea protein, great tasting powder. Mix 1 scoop in your breakfast smoothie. It’s fast, extremely nutritious and easy to make.†
Use this helpful Prenatal Comparison Chart to identify the perfect high-quality prenatal supplement for you.
A trick often recommended by Dr. Lynch: get a few different of our prenatal vitamins. Use the Optimal Prenatal with Collagen on days you want a breakfast smoothie or don’t want to eat very much. Use Prenatal Essentials Chewable for when you’re busy, on-the-go and need something fast. Use Prenatal Essentials capsules on days you feel quite good energy-wise or you really cannot handle that many pills and don’t want a smoothie. Use Optimal Prenatal capsules on the days you feel really tired and need more support throughout the day.†
Your future child’s life depends on your next decision. Know that any prenatal vitamin you get at Seeking Health is a great decision.