Prenatal capsules with Metafolin® calcium L-5 methyltetrahydrofolate and lutein
Prenatal provides a variety of essential vitamins and minerals to ensure adequate intake for both mother and child. This balanced prenatal formula is provided in easy to swallow vegetarian capsules and promotes maternal and fetal health during pregnancy and lactation. Prenatal contains Metafolin®, a patented and natural form of L-methylfolate (5- MTHF). L-methylfolate is the naturally occurring, predominant form of folate commonly found in cells. It is essential for a developing fetus, and helps to reduce the risk of neural tube defects when taken daily prior to becoming pregnant and during early pregnancy. Unlike synthetic folic acid, L-methylfolate can be used directly by the body, without the need for an additional enzymatic conversion. In certain populations, the body’s ability to enzymatically convert folic acid to 5-MTHF may be compromised due to genetic differences. Metafolin® contains only the S isomer of 5-MTHF and is the only form of folate that can cross the blood-brain barrier. Prenatal also contains important vitamins and minerals that help support energy production, antioxidant defense, skin and healthy glucose metabolism, as well as immune, muscle and thyroid gland function.
Helps to reduce the risk of neural tube defects when taken daily at least three months prior to becoming pregnant and during early pregnancy.
Ingredients each capsule contains
- Beta-carotene (from Dunaliella salina) 1500 mcg (2500 IU)
- Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 40 mg
- Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 10 mcg (400 IU)
- Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate) 16.75 mg AT (25 IU)
- Thiamine (thiamine mononitrate) 0.75 mg
- Riboflavin 0.85 mg
- Niacinamide 10 mg
- Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) 1 mg
- Folate (calcium L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, Metafolin) 400 mcg
- Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) 5 mcg
- Biotin 150 mcg
- Pantothenic acid (calcium d-patothenate) 5 mg
- Calcium (calcium citrate) 75 mg
- Iron (carbonyl) 13.5 mg
- Iodine (potassium iodine) 75 mcg
- Magnesium (magnesium citrate) 35 mg
- Zinc (zinc citrate) 5 mg
- Selenium (selenomethionine) 37.5 mg
- Copper (copper bisglycinate) 0.5 mg
- Manganese (manganese citrate) 0.5 mg
- Chromium (chromium nicotinate) 75 mcg
- Molybdenum (molybdenum bisglycinate) 37.5mcg
- Lutein (from Tagetes erecta flower) 1.5 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Hypromellose (capsule), magnesium stearate, cellulose, silica.
Adults Take 2 capsules daily with a meal, a few hours before or after taking other medications or natural health products, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Hypersensitivity has been known to occur, in which discontinue use. People sensitive to nicotinic acid may experience flushing of the skin that is generally mild and transient.
Keep out of reach of children. There is enough iron in this package to seriously harm a child.
Do not use if the seal is broken or missing. Store in a cool, dry place.