Basic Prenatal offers a complete dietary supplement for pregnant and lactating women
* well-absorbed, highly bioavailable nutrients reduce risk of stomach upset
i* ncludes iron and the bioactive form of folate (5-MTHF) to help maintain healthy iron and folate levels
* contains well-absorbed iron citrate, 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 have been found to benefit pregnant women who suffer from "morning sickness," including vitamin C, vitamin B6, and vitamin K.
Folic acid supplementation is recommended 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.
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), 5-MTHF (active form of folate), and methylcobalamin (active 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.
Calcium (Calcium Citrate Malate) 66.6 mg
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 50 mg
Magnesium (Magnesium Citrate, Magnesium Malate, Magnesium Oxide) 33.3 mg
Iron (Iron (II) Citrate) 15 mg
Niacinamide 10 mg
Zinc (Zinc Citrate) 8.3 mg
Pantothenic Acid (Calcium D-Pantothenate) 6.1 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal 5’-Phosphate Calcium) 5 mg
Thiamin (Thiamin Hydrochloride) 1.6 mg
Manganese (Manganese (II) Citrate) 1.6 mg
Riboflavin (Riboflavin 5’-Phosphate Sodium) 1.6 mg
Copper (Cupric Citrate) 600 mcg
Folate (5-Methyltetrahydrofolate) 266.6 mcg
Beta Carotene 499 mcg
Iodine (Potassium Iodide) 50 mcg
Vitamin K1 33.3 mcg
Chromium (Chromium (III) Citrate) 33.3 mcg
Biotin 16.6 mcg
Selenium (Selenomethionine) 16.6 mcg
Molybdenum (Molybdenum Citrate) 16.6 mcg
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) 13.2 mcg
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) (133.3 IU) 3.3 mcg
Vitamin E (d-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate) (16.6 IU) 11.12 mg ATE*
*ATE = Alpha Tocopherol Equivalents
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, L-Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
Adults: Three capsules daily, or as otherwise directed by a healthcare practitioner.
If pregnant, consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.
As vitamin K interferes with the effect of anticoagulant drugs (like Coumadin), the concurrent use of these agents should be avoided.
Folinic acid and 5-methyl-tetrahydrofolate supplementation is not recommended concurrently with methotrexate cancer therapy, as they can interfere with methotrexates anti-neoplastic activity; however, these folate sources have not been shown to interfere with the anti-inflammatory activity of methotrexate. An individual taking methotrexate for psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis can safely take a supplement containing folate.
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 poison control center immediately.
For pregnant and breastfeeding women: Take 1 capsule three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications.
Recommended Use or Purpose
Multi-vitamin and mineral supplement for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
For adult use only. Keep out of reach of children. There is enough iron in this package to seriously harm a child. This product is available in a childproof package. Some people may experience constipation, diarrhea, and/or vomiting. Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are taking a blood-thinning medication.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.