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Optimal Prenatal - 240 Capsules

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Optimal Prenatal - 240 Capsules

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Key Benefits and Actions

Key Benefits and Actions

  • High-strength prenatal formula supports healthy spine and brain development
  • Digestive comfort from vitamin B6 and ginger
  • Bioavailable folate and B12 support optimal genetic development

Who Needs Optimal Prenatal

Have you experienced preterm birth or other pregnancy complications? Are you concerned about nutritional deficiencies? If so, you may be wondering how to best support a healthy pregnancy.

Pregnancy should be a beautiful and transformative experience. Worrying about your health and baby’s only puts more stress on this delicate time.

Are you seeking a potent and comprehensive prenatal? One that contains key nutrients needed for a healthy pregnancy? Look no further.

Optimal Prenatal is a powerful, nutrient-dense prenatal multivitamin formulated by epigenetics expert, Dr. Ben Lynch.

Optimal Prenatal resulted from years of research into epigenetics, fertility, and pregnancy, including the MTHFR gene variation. It is designed for women who need more intense nutritional support and want to support a healthy pregnancy. This includes those experiencing nutritional deficiencies, pregnancy complications, or difficulty conceiving.

Doctors recommend folate and B12 during pregnancy. These essential nutrients are known to reduce the risk of neural tube defects (e.g., spina bifida), as well as other birth defects and pregnancy complications.

Optimal Prenatal contains B12 and folate in their bioavailable, methylated forms. Your body needs these active forms for proper methylation, which is essential for healthy fetal development.

What you’ll never find in any of Seeking Health’s dietary supplements is folic acid. This artificial version of folate can cause many side effects and may even contribute to folate deficiency!

Optimal Prenatal also contains vitamin D to support baby’s brain development and over 30 important nutrients for pregnancy health. Unlike some other over-the-counter formulas, Optimal Prenatal contains choline, which is required in higher amounts during pregnancy due to accelerated cell division.

It is recommended to start taking prenatal vitamins for several months before trying to conceive. Optimal Prenatal can be taken before and throughout your entire pregnancy to optimize preconception health and to support a healthy pregnancy.

Continue Optimal Prenatal after birth to support breastfeeding and replenish nutrients lost from pregnancy. In fact, anyone seeking a nutrient-dense multivitamin can take Optimal Prenatal, including men looking to optimize their preconception health!

Compared to our Prenatal Essentials product line, Optimal Prenatal is a more potent and comprehensive formula. None of our Seeking Health prenatals contain iron. 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.

Optimal Prenatal has helped thousands of mothers to support healthy fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and postpartum recovery. Women love that they’re easy on the stomach, which is particularly important if you experience morning sickness!

Hundreds of 5-star reviews point to Seeking Health’s Optimal Prenatal as one of the best prenatal vitamins on the market.

Seeking Health prenatals are recommended by doctors worldwide. Now, you can feel confident knowing you have everything you need to optimize your prenatal health and support baby’s development!

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Trust the product & that makes it all worth it!

I feel comfort in knowing this prenatal has what it needs for me and baby during my pregnancy! While I try to eat a balanced diet, this is the extra insurance I need during this crucial time. I trust the source and feel great using Seeking Health's products! ~Rachel H.

Key Ingredients In Optimal Prenatal

  • Vitamin A: The active form of vitamin A, as retinyl palmitate, supports optimal eye, mucus membrane, and immune system health. It also bypasses common BCO1 gene variations that can impact your body’s ability to convert vitamin A into its active form.
  • True Folate: Features folate in its bioavailable, active forms of L-5-MTHF (methylfolate) and folinic acid (calcium folinate). Folate supports spine and brain development, healthy genetic expression, and DNA/RNA synthesis.
  • Bioavailable B12: Active forms of B12 are included to support your body’s utilization of folate. Methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin are known as superior forms of vitamin B12 that your body can readily utilize.
  • Choline: Essential for healthy brain development, methylation processes, and genetic expression during fetal development.
  • Milk Thistle: Key for promoting glutathione production and healthy liver protection.
  • Ginger Root & B6: Support stomach comfort and digestion due to occasional nausea or morning sickness.

Why Optimal Prenatal Works

It’s well known that a healthy diet coupled with a high-quality prenatal vitamin can go a long way to promote a successful pregnancy.

Optimal Prenatal is formulated by epigenetics expert, Dr. Ben Lynch ND, using only superior and bioavailable forms of key nutrients. Its unique formulation is based on the enzymatic pathways involved in pregnancy and genetic development. Enzymes in these pathways require specific nutrients as cofactors. Arguably, the most critical of these nutrients are the active and bioavailable forms of folate and B12.

Your MTHFR gene converts and produces folate (5-MTHF) from whole foods. However, MTHFR gene variations or lifestyle stress can slow down this gene, causing folate deficiency. It is estimated that over 50% of the population has a mutation in their MTHFR gene.

By supplementing with the natural form of folate as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF), you bypass the MTHFR gene. This supports methylation by allowing folate to flow into the methylation pathway via the MTR enzyme.

Ironically, the artificial version of folate that is often prescribed to pregnant women, called folic acid, can further slow the MTHFR gene. This can even lead to folate deficiency! Folic acid is never included in any of Seeking Health’s dietary supplements. Instead, we use natural and bioavailable forms, including 5-MTHF (methylated) and methyl-free folinic acid.

The active or methylated form of vitamin B12, methylcobalamin, is essential for proper folate utilization, methylation, DNA expression, and much more. Without sufficient levels of bioavailable folate and B12, the fetus cannot effectively develop and express its genetics.

Optimal Prenatal contains methylfolate, methylcobalamin, and over 30 bioavailable nutrients to support optimal genetic development.

Pregnancy is hard, but choosing your prenatal doesn’t need to be. If you’re looking for the best prenatal on the market, Optimal Prenatal is for you.

Optimal Prenatal
Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 8 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 D (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 Quatrefolic® (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, glucosamine salt and calcium folinate) 1,360 mcg DFE (800 mcg) 227%
Vitamin B12 (as MECOBALACTIVE® methylcobalmin and adenosylcobalamin) 150 mcg 5,357%
Biotin 500 mcg 1,429%
Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 150 mg 2,143%
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%
Betaine hydrochloride 250 mg **
Inositol 150 mg **
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 (pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt) 10 mg **
Lutein [from marigold extract)(Tagetes erecta)(flower)] 5 mg **
Zeaxanthin [from marigold extract)(Tagetes erecta)(flower)] 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, microcrystalline cellulose, and silica.
§DimaCal®, Albion®, and TRAACS® 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
  • Age Suitability: Adults
  • Delivery Method: Capsules
  • How To Store: Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place out of reach by children.

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

How to Use Optimal Prenatal

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.

Consider taking the product in divided doses throughout the day, such as 3 capsules with breakfast, 2 with lunch, and 3 with a mid-afternoon snack. You may not need the full 8 capsule dose. Adjust accordingly based on your needs.


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


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 and wellness 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 optimal 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

What is the purpose of each ingredient in Optimal Prenatal?

Ingredients Purpose
Vitamin A Supports healthy vision, mucus membranes, and immune system function
Vitamin E and Vitamin C Support healthy responses to oxidative stress and overall antioxidant levels
Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 Support healthy calcium utilization, circulation, and bone health
Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid Essential B vitamins to support healthy methylation processes, energy production, and genetic development
Calcium, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Molybdenum Essential minerals to support overall growth and development of the fetus
Potassium Helps regulate water balance, promotes healthy muscles, and supports the nervous system
Choline Necessary for brain development and cell membrane health
Chromium Supports normal metabolism of macronutrients in the body
Betaine HCL Supports natural digestive function
Inositol Supports normal insulin response and healthy neurotransmitters
L-carnosine Provides antioxidant and metabolism support
Ginger extract Supports digestive health
Coenzyme Q10 Supports cellular energy and healthy cardiac function
Milk thistle extract Supports liver health and glutathione production
Taurine Supports magnesium absorption
Mixed tocopherols Provides antioxidant support
Lutein and Zeaxanthin Provides antioxidant and vision support
Boron Supports healthy bones

Why is Optimal Prenatal not suitable for vegans?

Optimal Prenatal is suitable for vegetarians. The vitamin D3 is derived from sheep’s wool, making Optimal Prenatal 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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    First trimester help

    Love this prenatal. I feel good knowing I am getting bioavailable forms of so many important vitamins, especially in my first trimester when it isn’t easy to eat as nutrient dense as usual.

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