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Prenatal Essentials

  • 2-capsule serving size provides your prenatal vitamin essentials
  • Bioavailable B12 and folate support healthy methylation and DNA expression
  • Promotes healthy development of baby’s brain, spinal cord, and immune system

Who Needs Prenatal Essentials

Too many prenatals on the market contain too many ingredients. When it comes to growing a healthy baby, more is not necessarily better.

Prenatal Essentials is designed for women seeking an affordable prenatal multivitamin without compromising quality. It contains the essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need to support a healthy more, no less.

Is Prenatal Essentials right for you?

  • You eat a healthy, well-balanced diet
  • Prefer a convenient, 2-capsule serving size
  • Want an affordable, high-quality prenatal vitamin supplement
  • Need just the essential nutrients to support a healthy pregnancy
  • You do not require a high-strength prenatal
Prenatal Essentials contains superior and bioavailable forms of key pregnancy nutrients to support baby’s development.
  • Methylation and Nervous System: Methylated forms of folate and B12 are included, along with TMG (trimethylglycine). These important nutrients act as methyl donors in the body. They provide methyl groups for your MTHFR gene and methylation pathway. Proper methylation is required for baby’s healthy brain and spine development, cognition, and genetic expression.
  • Eyes and Membranes: Active forms of vitamin A support normal development of brain, eyes, mucous membranes, skin, and immune function.
  • Immune system, Cognition, and Mood: Vitamin D (as D3) and vitamin K2 play critical roles in a healthy immune system, bone growth, cognition, and mood.
  • Antioxidants and Immune Defenses: Vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, and selenium support healthy immune and antioxidant defenses for you and baby.
  • Digestive Comfort: Active vitamin B6 (as P-5-P) supports occasional morning sickness or upset stomach during pregnancy.
  • Optimal Genetic Expression: Key nutrients are included that support healthy MTHFR, BC01, and GST/GPX genes, along with many other enzymes and genes that are crucial for cell division, pregnancy, and healthy fertility.
Prenatal Essentials can be taken before, during, and after pregnancy to support:
  • Healthy fertility
  • Pregnancy health
  • Normal fetal development
  • Postpartum recovery
  • Lactation support
Trusted by healthcare practitioners worldwide, Seeking Health prenatals are known as some of the best prenatal vitamins available over-the-counter.

None of our Seeking Health prenatals contain added iron. This makes it easy to customize your intake by supplementing separately with a gentle form of iron. If supplementation is needed, consider Iron Chewable. Each tasty tablet provides 10 mg of iron in a well-tolerated form known not to cause constipation. Take at least 2 hours apart from your prenatals to support optional calcium absorption. All our Seeking Health prenatal vitamins are gluten-free.

We know it can be challenging to find a high-quality prenatal that is also affordable. This is why epigenetics expert Dr. Ben Lynch designed Prenatal Essentials. Are you seeking a prenatal with the foundational nutrients in bioavailable forms? Look no further! 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.

Optimizing Lives of Unborn ChildrenTM

Customer Review

These Prenatals Have Everything You Need

This is my second pregnancy using only this product. I’m 38 years old and I got pregnant within a 30 day window. I truly think these vitamins have an effect on a woman’s body to be ready for pregnancy. The first thing I did was place an order to start on these again! Thank you for giving me a product I can trust fully and perfectly healthy babies! ⁓ Jamie S.

Key Ingredients In Prenatal Essentials

  • True Folate: Folate is provided as L-5-MTHF (methylfolate) and folinic acid (a methyl-free form). These bioavailable forms are readily recognized and utilized by your body. True folate is required for proper methylation in both you and baby. It supports healthy gene expression, spine and brain development, and DNA/RNA synthesis. We never use the artificial form of folate, folic acid, in any of our Seeking Health prenatals.
  • Bioavailable B12: ‘Adeno’ and ‘Methyl’ forms of vitamin B12 are included in this formula. These bioavailable forms act as coenzymes in your body to power important enzymes. Bioactive B12 supports healthy energy production and is required to utilize folate for methylation processes.
  • Vitamin A: Vitamin A is provided as both the precursor, beta-carotene, and the bioactive form, retinyl palmitate. The latter form accommodates common variations in the BC01 gene. Mutations in this gene can make it difficult to convert vitamin A to its active form. Vitamin A supports health of the brain, eyes, mucous membranes, skin, and immune system.
  • Chelated Minerals: The minerals in this formula are bonded with amino acids. This makes them recognizable by your body for optimal utilization and absorption.
  • Lutein & Zeaxanthin: Marigold flower extract provides these important carotenoids to support healthy vision for you and baby.

Why Prenatal Essentials Works

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

Prenatal Essentials was formulated based on the enzymatic pathways involved in pregnancy and genetic development. Enzymes in these pathways require specific nutrients as cofactors. Arguably the most important of these nutrients are folate and B12 in their most active forms. Your body needs these bioavailable forms for proper methylation, which is essential for healthy fetal development.

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.

Folic acid is an artificial form of folate often prescribed to pregnant women. This form can slow the MTHFR gene even more! Folic acid is not included in any of Seeking Health’s dietary supplements. Instead, we use natural and bioavailable forms of folate. These include 5-MTHF (methylated) and methyl-free folinic acid (calcium folinate).

By supplementing with the natural form of folate as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF), you bypass the MTHFR enzyme. Pre-formed 5-MTHF provides a methyl group attached to folate that can be used in the methylation cycle.

The active or methylated form of vitamin B12, methylcobalamin, is essential for proper folate utilization, methylation, DNA expression, and much more.

Prenatal Essentials contains these essential nutrients in their bioavailable, methylated forms. Without sufficient bioavailable folate and B12, the fetus cannot effectively develop and express its genetics.

You have enough to worry about when you’re pregnant. Choosing the right prenatal shouldn’t be an added stressor! Prenatal Essentials has what you need and nothing you don’t. If you’re looking for a formula that covers your bases without the excess, then Prenatal Essentials was designed for you.

Prenatal Essentials
Supplement Facts

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 D (as cholecalciferol) 100 mcg (4,000 IU) 667%
Vitamin E ((as d-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate)(Novatol®) ) 50 mg 263%
Thiamin (as thiamine hydrochloride) 5 mg 357%
Riboflavin (as riboflavin 5'-phosphate sodium) 10 mg 625%
Niacin 25 mg 139%
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)
Vitamin B12 (as MECOBALACTIVE® methylcobalmin and adenosylcobalamin) 100 mcg 3,571%
Biotin 150 mcg 429%
Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 20 mg 286%
Calcium (as Di-Calcium Malate)(Albion®) 100 mg 8%
Iodine (from potassium iodide) 220 mcg 76%
Magnesium (as Di-Magnesium Malate)(Albion®) 100 mg 25%
Zinc (as Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate)(Albion®) 13 mg 100%
Selenium (as high selenium yeast)(SelenoExcell®) 50 mcg 71%
Copper (as Copper Bisglycinate Chelate)(Albion®) 0.75 mg 58%
Manganese (as Manganese Bisglycinate Chelate)(Albion®) 2 mg 77%
Chromium (as Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate)(Albion®) 100 mcg 222%
Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate)(Albion®) 50 mcg 100%
Betaine Anhydrous (trimethylglycine) 150 mg **
LifePQQTM (Pyrroloquinoline Quinone Disodium Salt) 5 mg **
Zeaxanthin (from marigold extract)(Tagetes erecta)(flower) 0.8 mg **
Boron (as Bororganic Glycine)(Albion®) 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 and L-leucine.
Quatrefolic® is a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A. Produced under US patent 7,947,662.
DimaCal®, TRAACS®, and Albion® are registered trademarks of Albion Laboratories, Inc.
SelenoExcell® is a registered trademark of Cypress Systems, Inc.

  • Suitable For: Vegetarians
  • Delivery Method: Capsules
  • How To Store: Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place out of reach of children.

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

How to Use Prenatal Essentials

Suggested Use

Take 2 capsules daily with a meal. If desired, you may take 1 capsule with breakfast and 1 capsule with lunch. Take as needed. Do not take within 6 hours of bedtime as it may interfere with sleep. Use as directed by your healthcare professional.


Consult with your healthcare professional prior to use. Do not use if inner tamper seal is damaged.

FAQs for Prenatal Essentials

What is the purpose of each ingredient in Prenatal Essentials?

Ingredients Purpose
Vitamin A Supports healthy development of baby’s eyes, immune system, skin, and bones
Vitamin C Supports normal formation of bone and collagen; Immune support
Vitamin D3 Supports normal insulin sensitivity, bone formation, immune system
Vitamin E Supports healthy antioxidant defenses
Thiamine HCL Supports normal utilization of carbohydrates and elimination of harmful aldehydes
Riboflavin (R-5-P) Supports proper glutathione recycling, methylation, reduction of amines
Niacin (Niacinamide) Supports normal blood flow and utilization of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
Vitamin B6 (P-5-P) Supports healthy methylation, glutathione formation, nervous system development, reduction of occasional nausea and vomiting from morning sickness
Folate (L-5-MTHF) Supports proper methylation
Folinic acid (Calcium folinate) Supports healthy blood cell formation (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets), DNA production, cell division, cell growth
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) Supports proper methylation
Vitamin B12 (Adenosylcobalamin) Supports healthy energy and mitochondria
Biotin Supports normal carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism
Pantothenic Acid Supports healthy energy production and utilization
Calcium Supports healthy bone formation and electrolytes
Iodine Supports healthy thyroid function
Magnesium Supports over 400 enzymes
Zinc Supports a healthy immune system, cell division, and protein synthesis
Selenium Supports a healthy immune system, glutathione production, and thyroid
Copper Balances zinc, supports normal connective tissue formation
Manganese Supports healthy bone and cartilage formation in developing baby; Supports normal carbohydrate and protein metabolism
Chromium Supports healthy blood sugar levels
Molybdenum Supports normal sulfite elimination
Betaine Anhydrous Supports proper methylation
Lutein/Zeaxanthin Supports eye health and eye development
Vitamin K2 (MK-7) Supports calcium absorption, bone formation, bone development, and healthy blood clotting

Why is Prenatal Essentials not suitable for vegans?

Prenatal Essentials is suitable for vegetarians. The vitamin D3 is derived from sheep’s wool, making Prenatal Essentials 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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What our customers say

Real reviews from real customers.

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 339 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 282 Total 4 star reviews: 39 Total 3 star reviews: 9 Total 2 star reviews: 3 Total 1 star reviews: 6
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  • L
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    23 hours ago
    Prenatal Essent

    I enjoy these. The basics at a good price.

  • JG
    Johanna G.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 days ago
    So far so good

    Have only tried these for a month so far. The first couple days I had nausea afterwards but I’ve been taking them pretty much every day and no issues. They aren’t huge either which is nice. My hair seems to be growing a little better too. Will do another review after a few months.

  • C
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 days ago
    Loved taking this one this time.

    I have loved taking this supplement this pregnancy, the capsules are easy to swallow and have clean ingredients. Love that it’s formulated by a doctor, and has good amounts of what I need!

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