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- Dietary Supplement
A complete nutritional supplement for pregnant and lactating women
- Well-absorbed, tissue-ready vitamins and minerals reduce the risk of stomach upset
- Includes iron and the active form of folate (5-MTHF) to help maintain healthy iron and folate levels
- Manufactured without the additives and coatings usually found in mainstream prenatal tablets
- Contains well-absorbed iron picolinate, which is easy on the stomach and non-constipating
Pregnancy is a critical time for optimizing health and nutrition, both for the mother and her baby. Overall nutritional and caloric needs are greatly increased by pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, especially during the first trimester because of nausea, women are not always able to consume the desired number of calories or variety of nutrients. Several nutrients in a good prenatal multiple vitamin have been found to benefit pregnant women who suffer from "morning sickness," including vitamin C, vitamin B6, and vitamin K.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend folic acid supplementation for all women of childbearing age because the biggest need is during the first trimester, when a woman may not even be aware she is pregnant. A woman who consumes a healthful diet with adequate folate may reduce her risk of having a child with a birth defect of the brain or spinal cord. Folate intake should not exceed 250 percent of the government's recommended daily value (1,000 mcg).
The need for other nutrients, such as iron, increases dramatically during pregnancy and is not always compensated for by diet alone.
Multiple vitamin supplementation - during the year before becoming pregnant, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding - can help produce a healthy baby and benefit the mother through labor, delivery, breastfeeding, and postpartum.
Basic Prenatal is a comprehensive supplement formulated with the special needs of pregnancy in mind. Manufactured with none of the additives and coatings usually found in mainstream prenatal tablets, Basic Prenatal includes only the most bioavailable nutrients.
High-potency multiple vitamins may sometimes be difficult for a woman to "stomach," particularly during the first trimester of pregnancy. Therefore, Thorne does not include large amounts of the nutrients commonly known to cause stomach upset. Instead, these nutrients are included in their most active or absorbable forms for superior utilization. Among these are the active forms of several of the B vitamins – pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (vitamin B6), riboflavin 5'-phosphate (vitamin B2), folinic acid and L-5-MTHF (active forms of folate), and adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin (vitamin B12).
Calcium in large doses may also cause stomach upset. Therefore, a moderate dose in the highly absorbable citrate-malate form is used. Additional calcium and magnesium can be supplemented, especially in the final trimester.
Basic Prenatal may also be taken by nursing mothers.
Take 3 capsules daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose), microcrystalline cellulose, calcium laurate, silicon dioxide.
Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.
Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under six. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or a poison control center immediately.
|Serving Size: Three Capsules|
|Servings per Container: 30|
|Three Capsules Contain:||%DV|
|Vitamin A (3,000 IU From Beta Carotene and 2,000 IU as Palmitate)||5,000 IU||100%|
|Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)||150 mg||250%|
|Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3)||1,000 IU||250%|
|Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl)||50 IU||167%|
|Vitamin K (as Vitamin K1)||100 mcg||*|
|Thiamin (as Thiamin HCI)||5 mg||333%|
|Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium)||5 mg||294%|
|Niacin (as Niacinamide)||30 mg||150%|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate)||12 mg||600%|
|Folate (as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate† from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt)||1 mg||250%|
|Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)||200 mcg||3,334%|
|Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate)||18 mg||180%|
|Calcium (90 mg as Calcium Citrate and 90 mg as Calcium Malate)||180 mg||18%|
|Iron (as Ferrochel Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate)††||45 mg||250%|
|Iodine (as Potassium Iodide)||150 mcg||100%|
|Magnesium (45 mg as Magnesium Citrate and 45 mg as Magnesium Malate)||90 mg||23%|
|Zinc (as TRAACS Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate)†††||25 mg||167%|
|Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine)||50 mcg||*|
|Copper (as TRAACS Copper Bisglycinate Chelate)†††||2 mg||100%|
|Manganese (as TRAACS Manganese Bisglycinate Chelate)†††||5 mg||*|
|Chromium (as TRAACS Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate)†††||100 mcg||*|
|Molybdenum (as TRAACS Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate)†††||50 mcg||*|
|Boron (as Bororganic Boron Glycinate Complex)††††||1 mg||**|
|*Daily Value (DV) not established for pregnant or lactating women. |
**Daily Value (DV) not established.
†This product uses Gnosis S.p.A.'s L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate acid, Glutosamine Salt (Quatrefolic).
†† This product uses Albion's Ferrochel Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate
†††This product uses Albion's Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate, Copper Bisglycinate Chelate, Manganese Bisglycinate Chelate, Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate, and Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate.
††††This product uses Albion's Bororganic Boron Glycinate Complex.
This company has a reputation for making high-quality supplements. I am pregnant and have had a previous miscarriage, possibly due to a clotting disorder I never knew I had (MTHFR) having to do with my inability to absorb Folic Acid from food; so my Naturopath recommended a supplement that contained Folate as 5-MTHF. Thorne was the only company I could find that sold this form of Folate, and I was so pleased to find they include it in their Prenatal. I am entering my Third Trimester and the baby appears to be as healthy as can be. Thank you!
I started taking these vitamins before getting pregnant, continued during the whole pregnancy. My baby is 2 months old now, I am breastfeeding and still take the vitamins! I could feel the difference- I feel great!
Posted by 5755652826382786750 on Dec 04, 2016
Quality pregnancy product
Posted by 5546197770558144505 on Dec 01, 2016
The thing I noticed to be different about this product was the obvious quality of ingredients compared to most commercial store-bought products available to pregnant women. I highly recommend this quality product
Posted by 5348166740197264904 on Nov 30, 2016
Would highly recommend this product. Have loads more energy. My skin and nails look amazing.
Great multivitamin for mothers and mothers-to-be
Posted by 5269072337316217558 on Nov 01, 2016
I've started taking the second bottle of this and found out the color of the viatmins has changed to light green from light pink. So I checked out on Thorn Research website and found they have changed the formula to enhance the absorption and stability of the vitamin and minerals. I'm happy about the formula enhancement and trust Thorne Research products. I only wish it had higher calcium and lower iron a bit.. I'm taking only 2 pills everyday because iron is bit too much.