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Optimal Prenatal

240 Capsules

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  • Includes active folates to help support healthy fetal development
  • May help support healthy methylation processes
  • May help support a healthy immune system
  • Includes active B6 and ginger to support digestive comfort

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Suitable for Vegetarians

Free of:

Dairy, Egg, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soy, Gluten, GMO


Optimal Prenatal Capsules by Seeking Health provide a comprehensive prenatal formula with a unique blend of amino acids, chelated minerals, and vitamins designed to meet the high nutritional needs of women who are pregnant or preparing for pregnancy. While this nutrient blend is specifically formulated to support healthy fetal development and prenatal nutrition, Optimal Prenatal Capsules may also be taken whenever the supplemental need for a potent and pure multivitamin exists.*

This complex formula is made with careful consideration for not only the increased demand for certain nutrients, but also for digestive sensitivity that can occur during pregnancy. This product contains L-5-MTHF, the most biologically available form of folate, which is essential to support healthy cognitive development. Optimal Prenatal also provides folinic acid, a non-methylated form of folate that can be easily converted to coenzyme forms within the body. This optimal blend of folates may work in conjunction with amino acids, chelated minerals, and other B vitamins to support normal cell growth and cardiovascular, neurologic and immune health.*

Optimal Prenatal Capsules also contain two active coenzyme forms of vitamin B12: methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, which may help support healthy fetal development, energy metabolism and the methylation process. The well-balanced vitamin B complex is complete with active forms of riboflavin and B6, plus additional biotin to support healthy growth and development. Biotin may also help support healthy skin, hair and nails. Both vitamin B6 and ginger extract are special features of this formula, supporting digestive comfort.*

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. Red raspberry leaf has historically been used as a tonic for pregnant women to help support circulation, uterine comfort and digestion. 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 HCl is also added to support healthy digestion and optimize absorption of nutrients.*

Optimal Prenatal does NOT include iron as some women do not process iron well or do not need iron supplementation. If iron supplementation is needed, consider Optimal Iron Plus Cofactors; for a gentle, well-absorbed chelated iron.*

For those who have trouble swallowing capsules, consider our great-tasting, naturally flavored Optimal Prenatal Chewable or Optimal Prenatal Protein Powder – available in creamy vanilla or chocolate.

Suggested Use

Take 8 capsules daily, with a meal, in divided doses, or as directed by your healthcare professional. Do not take within 5 hours of bedtime.

Warnings

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.

Serving Size: 8 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30

Supplement Facts

AMT %DV
Vitamin A [750 mcg RAE (50%) as beta-carotene and 750 mcg RAE (50%) as retinyl palmitate] 1500 mcg RAE 115%
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 350 mg 292%
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) 50 mcg (2000 IU) 333%
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 130 mg 684%
Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-7) 100 mcg 111%
Thiamin (as thiamine hydrochloride) 5 mg 357%
Riboflavin (50% as riboflavin 5'-phosphate sodium and 50% as riboflavin) 20 mg 1250%
Niacin (as niacinamide) 25 mg 139%
Vitamin B6 (50% as pyridoxine HCl and 50% as pyridoxal 5'-phosphate) 20 mg 1000%
Folate [50% as Quatrefolic® (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, glucosamine salt and 50% as calcium folinate] 800 mcg DFE 133%
Vitamin B12 (80% as methylcobalmin and 20% as adenosylcobalamin) 150 mcg 5357%
Biotin 500 mcg 1429%
Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 150 mg 2143%
Choline (as choline bitartrate) 250 mg 45%
Calcium (as Dicalcium Malate§) 400 mg 31%
Iodine (as 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%
Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)(leaf) 250 mg **
Inositol 150 mg **
Betaine HCl 150 mg **
L-Carnosine 150 mg **
Ginger Extract 10:1 (Zingiber officinale)(root) 100 mg **
Coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone) 75 mg **
Milk Thistle Extract (Silybum marianum)(seeds)(80% silymarin) 75 mg **
Taurine 50 mg **
Mixed Tocopherols 45 mg **
Lutein (from marigold extract)(Tagetes erecta)(flower) 5 mg **
Zeaxanthin (from marigold extract)(Tagetes erecta)(flower) 5 mg **
% DV (Daily Value) based on standard 2,000 calorie daily intake
**Daily Value not established

Other Ingredients: HPMC (capsule), ascorbyl palmitate, medium-chain triglyceride oil, silica, and L-Leucine.

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Cost Per Serving $2.00
Delivery Method Vegetarian Capsule
Capsule Size 0
Storage Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place out of reach by children.
Age Suitability Adult
Manufactured In USA
Case Quantity 24
Dimensions (in.) Length: 3 / Width: 3 / Height: 5.5
Weight (lb.) 0.6500
SKU OP-240-CAPS
Barcode 700580723442
Return Policy 30 Day Returns ― Learn more about our Return Policy.
Reviews
Customer Reviews (156)
This product is perfect!
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This product is exactly what I have been looking for - it contains folate instead of folic acid and the metabolized forms of vitamins B12 and B5. Review by Shawna (Posted on 2/14/2015)
No More Heartburn
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I am 11 weeks pregnant and have had terrible heartburn until I started these vitamins. I attribute this to the HCL that's in the vitamins. I've never seen that ingredient included in other prenatal vitamins. Taking the bottle to show my Ob. today. Review by Rachel (Posted on 2/4/2015)
Healthy baby
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I'm very impressed with the Optimal Prenatal capsules - I'm homozygous C677T and in my mid 30's, and just had my 12-week pregnancy scan - baby is healthy and I'm at the lowest possible risk for all chromosomal abnormalities, which I think is at least in part thanks to these vitamins (which I've been taking for 6 months now). Worth the money! Review by Lara (Posted on 10/28/2014)
Worth it
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These are hard to swallow (smelly), but I have found that taking them with juice helps a little. I love the formula, though I wish they would put it in a capsule that wasn't so wretched. Review by Julie (Posted on 9/9/2014)
Great multivitamin
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Since taking the multivitamin, I have noticed positive changes like increased circulation, more energy, and better sleep. I will say that when starting out on the multivitamin to go slowly. If you have MTHFR mutations, your methylation cycle is probably sluggish, so taking too much of the active form of folate could cause some negative side effects like irritability, insomnia, sore muscles, achy joints, acne, rash, severe anxiety, palpitations, nausea, headaches, and migraines. I had headaches and irritability and extreme tiredness when first starting. You have to remember that once your methylation cycle (MTHFR) is getting what it needs to function, your body has a lot of junk to clear out. Going too fast can put your body under too much stress which can cause negative side effects.

Overall I highly recommend this product. It is one that I think every woman of reproductive age should take. It takes several months to work up to the recommended dosage, so you will definitely want to change to this prenatal at least 6-9 months before trying to conceive.
Review by Kim (Posted on 8/17/2014)
Great formula
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I trust this product. I'm in the 2nd trimester by now. Review by Hedi (Posted on 8/6/2014)
Great vitamin
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I have been taking this for several months and have enjoyed the changes I have observed, I am less tired, need less sleep, and when I do have less sleep I am not cranky in the morning. I attribute part of it to this vitamin as well as the B vitaminsI am taking form Seeking Health.
Review by Caroline (Posted on 8/4/2014)
Optimal Prenatal
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I recently found out I have the MTHFR mutation, I switched to this product to help prepare me as I am trying to get pregnant. I have been taking it for about 3 months. I'm not pregnant yet, but feel I have more energy and just feel better after changing to this prenatal. I know this is helping me get ready to get pregnant, hopefully soon! Review by Amy (Posted on 8/3/2014)
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I started taking Optimal Prenatal as preparation to get pregnant, and during my pregnancy. I am MTHFR A1298C and I was looking for folate containing prenatal.
The capsuls are very big, but I get used to it. This supplement helped my body to get pregnant.
Review by Barbara (Posted on 4/12/2014)
Best multivitamin, smells good.
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This vitamin was suggested to me in an article about the mhftr mutation and the specific nutrition those with the mutation need. It also has the higher B vitamins I need for my migraine disease and red raspberry leaf for my painful periods. This prenatal smells great and I enjoy taking them. The capsules the powder comes in sticks in my throat so I have to take care in swallowing one at a time with plenty of water and a few bites to eat afterwards. This supplement has helped so much with my painful periods. I highly recommend this product and am totally bummed out that it is out of stock right now. Review by Micah'sMommy (Posted on 3/29/2014)
it works!!!!
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I have been taking these for months leading up to our fourth IVF, FET round and this time my uterine lining was the thickest it's ever been and my RE told me it looked great! I also eat very healthy/clean and exercise regularly so when you couple a healthy lifestyle with a good quality prenatal you get results!!! Order number 1310027865 Review by Mel (Posted on 3/4/2014)
preparation for pregnancy
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I started taking this once I found out I had the MTHFR mutation. I am taking these as preparation for my body to get pregnant. I have found that since being on them, I have not gotten sick. I have felt low energy when others have gotten sick. In the past I would have gotten sick and stayed sick.
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Review by Caroline (Posted on 1/13/2014)
Great product
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I have taken many prenatal Vitamins over my last 4 pregnancies, but sure like this one the best. Even though the amount of pills is high and at times paired with a light odor hard to take- the purity and active forms of nutrients outweigh these inconveniences. Especially if you have MTHFR!
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Review by Mel (Posted on 1/12/2014)
Made me feel so much better!
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I have Hemochromatosis and was advised by my doctor to find a prenatal without iron. That's hard to find! This vitamin meets that criteria and even more. My queasiness went away at 7 weeks when I started on this vitamin, and I gained some energy back. I love that it has Betaine HCl in it - I do feel that it helped me absorb the nutrients better. The pills do have a bit of a smell, but not nearly as bad as some other things I have taken. I was able to cut out some other vitamins and minerals I was taking because this one has them in abundance, so even though there are 8 daily pills, I actually reduced the total number of pills I'm taking by switching to this prenatal. SO GLAD to have found it! Order ID 1310019659. Review by Casey (Posted on 11/13/2013)
Not so good for who has morning sickness
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This formula has it all, not too much vit A, good form of B vitamins, folate, choline, iodine and other great ingredients for prenatal care. However, it is a huge capsule, with terrible smell and you have to take 8 after meals and not 5 hours before going to sleep. So that leaves you with about ten hours to take 8 big smelly capsules with meals. Not such a good combination for pregnant women with morning sickness. I can see how we put our baby's health in first place, but when you are feeling sick, these are tough to swallow. I have switched to a regular prenatal vitamin that I take once a day and I take one extra methylfolate because I have MTHFR mutation. I will try to get back to this vitamin in the second trimester. Review by Regina (Posted on 10/12/2013)
well rounded prenatal
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I have been searching for prenatal with higher iodine, choline and b-vitamins as well as proper form of folate for MTHFR mutation. Review by karen s (Posted on 8/28/2013)

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