I have been with my husband for fourteen years and we have been blessed with an intelligent, beautiful, charismatic 5 year old little girl. She has been absolutely amazing from the start and turned our life upside, in a good way, from day one. After a great deal of discussion and consideration, we decided that we would really like to have another baby.
I contacted my physicians to discuss prenatal vitamins and both my gynecologist and primary care physician recommended that I purchase over the counter prenatal vitamins to take prior to getting pregnant. There was a mention of insurance companies and what they do and do not like to pay for over lengthy periods of time but we won’t get into that. It was as if someone could hear my thoughts because right after having this conversation with my doctors and doing a little research on the vitamins that I should be taking, I was contacted about trying Ultimate Prenatal Multivitamins from The Wellbeing Centre.
First let me note that I am certainly not a physician so if you have questions about your body and vitamin needs/intake, I recommend that you follow-up with your doctor. If you decide to take vitamins, it is important to find one that is suitable for your specific needs.
As I have mentioned before, I am a gastric bypass patient. For the purposes of this review, that means two things. First, I have to take vitamins on a daily basis to make up for things that my body does not produce or process like it did once before. Second, unfortunately, one of the side effects of my surgery is that I have a rather sensitive tummy. Many vitamins and medications make me feel extremely nauseous for a lengthy period of time. When I decided to be proactive and started taking prenatal vitamins, I wanted to be certain that I would find something that would fulfill my daily vitamin needs as well as something that would not make me feel deathly ill and I have found that in my Ultimate Prenatal Multivitamins. It also did not hurt that this vitamin is FDA approved. 😉
If you have been on prenatal vitamins before, especially those that are prescribed, you know that generally they are rather large, leave a strong aftertaste, and have a tendency to upset your stomach and often your bowels. I’m just putting it out there and being honest! Ultimate Prenatal Multivitamins are small, easy to swallow, and have a mild smell; I have not noticed an aftertaste. As a side note, seriously, why would anyone ask women that are pregnant to take a vitamin, daily, that has a horrible odor? Do they not realize how sensitive ones stomach can be when they are pregnant? I digress! My tummy has not felt queasy after taking the vitamin and I have not had stints of constipation of diarrhea. I also love that I am able to take ONE multivitamin a day to get what my body needs.
As an added bonus, prenatal vitamins have a tendency to strengthen hair and nails and as a gastric bypass patient, that is something that I constantly struggle with.
So what is inside? Vitamin A, C, D, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Calcium, Iron & Folic Acid, Zinc, Vegetable Cellulose. Contains <2% of: Calcium Silicate, FD&C Blue No. 1 Lake, FD&C Red No. 40 Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Lake, Titanium Dioxide Color, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Vegetable Stearic Acid. Contains soy and fish (cod, pollock, haddock, hake, cusk, redfish, sole,flounder) ingredients. Not Suitable for Vegetarians No Artificial Flavor, No Preservatives, No Sugar, No Milk, No Lactose, No Gluten, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Shellfish. Sodium Free.
I love that these vitamins do not contain sugar, milk, or lactose. As a gastric bypass patient, I do not tolerate sugar well and I became lactose intolerant right after I had surgery. I also think it is great that this product is free of gluten!
In all honesty, even if you are not pregnant or trying to conceive, there are multiple benefits to taking prenatal vitamins. I recommend you check in with your doctor to see what is right for you and then look into Ultimate Prenatal Multivitamins from The Wellbeing Centre.
ABOUT ULTIMATE PRENATAL MULTIVITAMINS
– SIMPLE TO TAKE – Easy to swallow, Just 1 tablet a day, No horse size tablets here! Mild Smell. Our customers report no nausea, constipation or side effects whilst providing your daily requirements giving you and your baby the correct amount of crucial nutrients that may be lacking in your diet. Healthy & pure with FDA standard approved, NO GMO, NO Wheat, No Gluten, No Sugar, No Milk, No Yeast, No Shellfish, No Artificial Flavors, No Preservatives, Sodium Free. – Helps maintain balanced energy & immune system in preconception, pregnancy & breastfeeding. Ingredients are easy on young infants tummy so Multivitamin can be taken whilst breast feeding to help maintain healthy Mom and Baby.
– COMPLETE FORMULA BENEFITS FOR YOU & YOUR BABY – Iron is needed to make hemoglobin the compound that carries oxygen in blood. It’s also important for skeletal growth & development of the fetus. A lack of iron during pregnancy causes anemia & is linked to premature deliveries & low-birth weight babies. -The requirements for vitamin D & calcium increase in pregnancy too according to MayoClinic.com, especially in 3rd trimester to help baby’s bones that are rapidly growing and strengthening. Calcium also helps prevent anemia whilst Zinc is important for cell division & immunity to help create a healthy fetus.
– BENEFITS FOR BABY – High level Folic Acid 800mcg, the Office of Dietary Supplements say folic acid is needed to make red blood cells, stimulate metabolism and copy genetic material such as DNA. Without enough the risk of neural tube malformations in the fetus like spina bifida is much higher. New report from leading authority on the issue, Professor J Scott, founder of the Vitamin Research Unit, Trinity College, Dublin is vitamin B12 alongside folic acid may be more effective than folic acid alone. He said ‘It is clear adding vitamin B12 brings further significant & worthwhile risk reduction for NTD.’
– THE BEST QUALITY NATURAL & PURE INGREDIENT BENEFITS– Vitamin C is essential for growth & repair as it’s required to make collagen, the elastic-like material in skin, blood vessels & other connective tissues. Vitamin B-6 has a wide range of roles including producing energy, making red blood cells & participating in the synthesis of DNA. B1, B2,B3, B6, B12 develops babies brain and nervous system, Vitamin A, C, D help healthy bones of mom and baby. Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant, meaning it is capable of neutralizing free radicals. Therefore vitamin E helps your body to deal with toxins.
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