Thorne Research, Basic Prenatal, 90 Veggie Caps
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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:||Amount Per Serving:||%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||*|
|Thiamine (as Thiamine HCl)||4 mg||264%|
|Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium)||3.6 mg||212%|
|Niacin (as Niacinamide)||30 mg||150%|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate)||10 mg||500%|
|Folate (500 mcg as Calcium Folinate and 500 mcg as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt)||1 mg||250%|
|Vitamin B12 (100 mcg as Adenosylcobalamin and 100 mcg as Methylcobalamin)||200 mcg||3,334%|
|Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate)||16 mg||160%|
|Calcium (90 mg as Calcium Citrate and 90 mg as Calcium Malate)||180 mg||18%|
|Iron (as Iron Picolinate)||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 Zinc Picolinate)||25 mg||167%|
|Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine)||50 mcg||*|
|Copper (as Copper Picolinate)||2 mg||100%|
|Manganese (as Manganese Picolinate)||5 mg||*|
|Chromium (as TRAACS Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate)†||100 mcg||*|
|Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Picolinate)||50 mcg||*|
|Boron (as Boron Picolinate)||1 mg||**|
|Lutein (from Aztec Marigold extract (flower) (Tagetes erecta))||72 mcg||**|
|*Daily Value (DV) not established for pregnant or lactating women.
**Daily Value (DV) not established.
†This product uses Albion's TRAACS Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate chelate.
iHerb Customer Reviews
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!
So far, I'm pleased. Starting taking because my hair is thinning terribly. Vitamin D plus the prenatal vitamins was recommended by a friend. It hasn't been a month, but I'm surprised at how much my hair has grown since I started taking them on March 8th. what I hope is that it thickens my hair. I will defintely order again...soon!
Posted by 4744896158834095499 on May 03, 2016
good price for the ingredients
Wife just gave birth to 4.28kg healthy baby
Posted by 4988089030087197439 on Apr 26, 2016
My wife took this prenatal throughout her second pregnancy. Our daughter was born a healthy 4.28 kg. We are sure this prenatal made a difference to this pregnancy, with its active form of folate and B vitamins and other highly bioavailable nutrients. Well worth the extra cost.
Be careful - thyroid issues
Posted by 5070271199494804179 on Feb 23, 2016
Be carefull with this product if you have thyroid problems. It elevated my TSH hormone to hight levels even dought I took my thyroid medicine regulary.
Good balance, worked fine until week 8, vomiting ever since
Posted by Reviewer1159038 on Dec 22, 2015
I chose this product because it seemed to have a decent balance of vitamins etc. I had been taking them without issue for 3 months prior to conception, and until week 8 of pregnancy. However, they have been systematically causing me to vomit within an hour of ingestion ever since. I know these are the culprit because as soon as I removed them from my daily supplements, I stopped vomiting. Added them back to my daily intake, and vomiting resumed. I do not know why this happens and am rather disappointed, but I'm still switching to another brand. There is no point in buying a product when I cannot hold it down and benefit from it.