Our Complete Prenatal provides optimal supplementation for pregnant women, lactating women, and women wishing to become pregnant. The earlier supplementation begins the better because women need adequate nutrient stores to meet the greater nutrient demands for a growing baby. This prenatal multivitamin contains a proprietary folate blend of active isomer naturally-occurring folates in place of synthetic folic acid.
The minerals chosen for the Complete Prenatal are true chelates, which provide superior absorption compared to those found in standard prenatal vitamins. These minerals are dosed at levels to help achieve optimal results, such as:
- Calcium and magnesium – healthy bone formation
- Ferrochel chelated iron – most bioavailable on the market, non-constipating
- Significant levels of chelated zinc – to reduce risk of pre-term babies
- Iodine – deficiency in infancy can lead to learning disabilities
A daily serving of Complete Prenatal provides adequate amounts of calcium and magnesium for healthy bone and muscle development. The inclusion of healthy amounts of vitamins D and K allow for proper directing of calcium to hard tissues, such as bone and teeth, and not to the soft tissues. Ferrochel chelated iron not only has high bioavailability but also excellent tolerability. It does not cause constipation like so many iron sources do. Iodine is an important mineral for infants and an important inclusion to this formula, as research has shown that iodine deficiency in infancy can lead to learning disability and lowered achievement motivation.
Complete Prenatal now provides 200 mcg of Iodine in each serving, the minimum level recommended during pregnancy and postpartum by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is also designed to prevent the fatigue that is so common during pregnancy. Vitamin B6 in our Complete Prenatal is known to improve pregnancy nausea.