I bought these because I’m trying to get pregnant this year and they came recommended by dietitian and author Lillie Nichols. I started by just taking one with breakfast and it gave me so much energy I literally felt like I was coming out of my skin. I wonder if it’s due to too many B vitamins (over 3,000% B12) or something but I’ve never experienced that from a vitamin before. Totally uncomfortable. I won’t be taking these again.
Prenatal Essentials Chewable offers a specialized prenatal formula designed to help meet the high nutritional needs of women who are pregnant or preparing for pregnancy – or anyone looking for a well-rounded multivitamin in an easy chewable format. This formula contains both folinic acid and L-5-MTHF, the most biologically available forms of folate, which are essential during pregnancy to support healthy brain development. L-5-MTHF works in conjunction with chelated minerals and coenzyme forms of B vitamins to support cardiovascular, neurologic, and immune health and normal cell growth. This formula is iron-free for maximal versatility.
Prenatal Essentials Chewable also contains 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 to support healthy growth and development.*
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. 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 Anhydrous (TMG) is also added for additional methylation support.*
For the comprehensive prenatal nutrient support with additional herbs and amino acids, consider our Optimal Prenatal Capsules or our great-tasting Optimal Prenatal Powder – available in creamy vanilla or chocolate.
Suitable for Vegetarians
Milk, Egg, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Artificial Colors, Artificial Flavors, GMOs, Soy, Gluten
Chew 2 tablets daily after breakfast or lunch and follow with a glass of water, or use as directed by your healthcare professional. Do not take within 5 hours of bedtime as it may interfere with sleep. Use as directed by your healthcare physician.
Children and pregnant or lactating women should consult their healthcare practitioner prior to use. Avoid if allergic to any ingredient. Do not exceed 1500 mcg RAE intake per day of preformed vitamin A (retinol or retinyl forms). Evaluate total vitamin K intake from food and supplements if you are taking blood-thinning medications. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged.
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Serving Size: 2 Chewable Tablets
Servings Per Container: 30
|Vitamin A (beta-carotene and retinyl palmitate)||1,500 mcg RAE||115%|
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)||350 mg||292%|
|Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)||25 mcg (1,000 IU)||167%|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)||67 mg||353%|
|Thiamin (as thiamine hydrochloride)||4 mg||286%|
|Riboflavin (as riboflavin 5’-phosphate sodium)||4 mg||250%|
|Niacin (as niacinamide)||25 mg NE||139%|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5’-phosphate)||5 mg||250%|
|Folate [as Quatrefolic® (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, glucosamine salt and calcium folinate]||1,360 mcg DFE (800 mcg)||227%|
|Vitamin B12 (as MECOBALACTIVE® methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin)||100 mcg||3,571%|
|Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate)||25 mg||357%|
|Calcium (as Dicalcium Malate§)||100 mg||8%|
|Iodine (as potassium iodide)||150 mcg||52%|
|Magnesium (as DiMagnesium Malate§)||100 mg||25%|
|Zinc (as Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate§)||7 mg||54%|
|Selenium (as SelenoExcell® High Selenium Yeast)||70 mcg||100%|
|Copper (as copper gluconate)||0.5 mg||38%|
|Manganese (as Manganese Bisglycinate Chelate§)||2 mg||77%|
|Chromium (as Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate§)||120 mcg||267%|
|Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate§)||75 mcg||150%|
|Betaine Anhydrous [trimethylglycine (TMG)]||150 mg||**|
|Milk Thistle Extract (Silybum marianum)(seeds)(80% silymarin)||75 mg||**|
|Coenzyme Q10 (as ubiquinol)||50 mg||**|
|Zeaxanthin [from marigold extract (Tagetes erecta)(flower)]||2.5 mg||**|
|Boron (as Bororganic Glycine§)||1 mg||**|
|Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-7)||80 msg||**|
|**Daily Value (DV) not established.|
Other Ingredients: Xylitol, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, natural flavors, monk fruit extract, malic acid, potassium chloride, xanthum gum, silica, magnesium stearate, and licorice root powder.
§DimaCal®, Albion®, and TRAACS® are registered trademarks of Albion Laboratories, Inc.
1. Who is Prenatal Essentials Chewable intended for?
Prenatal Essentials Chewable is 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.
2. How do I take Prenatal Essentials Chewable?
As a dietary supplement, adults chew 2 tablets daily after breakfast or lunch, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Follow with a glass of water.
Avoid taking within 5 hours of bedtime as it may interfere with sleep.
3. What is the reasoning for each ingredient in Prenatal Essentials Chewable?
|Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin K2, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Molybdenum||Daily nutrients needed to support good health(1)*|
|Chromium||Supports normal metabolism of macronutrients in the body.*|
|Betaine anhydrous||Supports natural digestive function.(2)*|
|Coenzyme Q10||Supports cellular energy.(3)*|
|Milk thistle extract||Supports liver health.(4)*|
|Boron||Improves use of calcium and magnesium.(5)*|
|Vanadium||Supports healthy glucose metabolism.(6)*|
|Lutein||Provides antioxidant support and supports healthy fetal development.(7)*|
|Zeaxanthin||Supports healthy fetal development.(8)*|
4. What are the ingredients in Prenatal Essentials Chewable derived from?
The ingredients in Prenatal Essentials Chewable are sourced as follows:
- Vitamin A (as beta carotene) is from the plant fungus Blakeslea trispora.
- Vitamin C is from corn.
- Vitamin D is from sheep’s wool.
- Vitamin E is from soy.
- Vitamin K is from natto (fermented soy).
- Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate), thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, biotin, pantothenic acid, calcium, iodine, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, betaine anhydrous, boron, vanadium, and molybdenum are synthetic.
- Milk thistle extract is from the seeds of milk thistle, Silybum marianum.
- Coenzyme Q10 is from fermentation.
- Lutein and zeaxanthin are from marigold extract, Tagetes erecta.
5. Does Prenatal Essentials Chewable contain gluten, soy, or grains?
Prenatal Essentials Chewable do not contain any gluten or gluten-containing ingredients. However, the final product has not yet been tested for gluten content, so it cannot be labeled “gluten-free.” We are working on conducting allergen testing on all products in the Seeking Health line. The vitamin E is derived from soy. If you are allergic or sensitive to soy, consult your allergist and/or healthcare practitioner prior to use. This product does not contain any corn or grain, but the vitamin C is derived from corn. Though our products have not been tested specifically for corn allergens, they are formulated to be free from corn proteins and common allergens.
6. Is Prenatal Essentials Chewable free from GMOs?
Prenatal Essentials Chewable does not contain GMO markers, but testing has not been done to verify whether the ingredients are derived from GMO sources. We are currently working on conducting complete product testing to verify that the finished product is GMO-free.
7. Is Prenatal Essentials Chewable vegetarian/vegan?
Prenatal Essentials Chewable is vegetarian. The vitamin D3 is derived from lanolin from sheep’s wool, so this product is not vegan.
8. What are the possible interactions or side effects of using Prenatal Essentials Chewable?
Side effects of this formula may include, but are not limited to:
- Flushed skin
- Mild rash
- Itchy skin
- Feeling warm
- Leg cramps
- Metallic taste in mouth
- Muscle pain
- Upset stomach
- Mild dizziness
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 Prenatal Essentials Chewable. If you take any medications or are undergoing treatment for any medical condition, consult with your doctor before starting Prenatal Essentials Chewable.
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 daily of preformed vitamin A. 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 Prenatal Essentials Chewable or any supplement, especially when pregnant or breastfeeding.
How do I know which Seeking Health Prenatal is right for me?
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||$1.33|
|Delivery Method||Chewable Tablet|
|Storage||Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place out of reach of children.|
|Dimensions (in.)||Length: 2.5 / Width: 2.5 / Height: 5|
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These side-effects are more likely if the recommended dosage is exceeded, if you are taking too high of a dose when first starting out, or if taken on an empty stomach.
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 Chewable or any supplement. Please reach out to our Optimal Support Team email@example.com for help with our 60 day guarantee policy.
Love this prenatal - highly recommend
I love these chewable prenatals. Super easy to take and taste good.
Flavor takes some time to get used to but feel like they give me more of what's needed than grocery store options