Sunday, January 27, 2013

Over-the-Counter Prenatals for MTHFR

Have you ever asked these questions?:
1) "Which prenatals are best for women with MTHFR?"
2) "Which prenatals have Folate/L-methylfolate instead of synthetic Folic Acid?"
3) "Where do I find these prenatals?"
4) "Can I buy them online?"

I have answered all of your questions in this one blog! I have listed the product details/supplement facts, the stores where you can find them in stock and a link to buy them online. Feel free to show this research to your doctor and compare which one will best suit your health needs (and your budget). Not all prenatals are the same and everyone's needs are different. All prenatals listed below are over-the-counter, but it is always best to seek the advice of your doctor before starting new supplements.




Emerald Laboratories Prenatal


Product details/Supplement facts:
http://www.ultralaboratories.com/EmeraldLabs/Prenatal%20Multi/index.php

Purchase online:
https://www.shopnaturalproducts.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=20_67&product_id=67

Sold at these stores:
Whole Foods Market, Mother's Market and Sprouts Farmer's Market




New Chapter Perfect Prenatal


Product details/Supplement facts:
http://www.newchapter.com/multi-vitamins/perfect-prenatal#supplement-facts

Purchase online:
http://www.swansonvitamins.com/new-chapter-perfect-prenatal-192-tabs

Sold at these stores:
http://www.newchapter.com/store-locator (Includes Vitamin Shoppe and Whole Foods Market)




Thorne Basic Prenatal


Product details/Supplement facts:
http://www.thorne.com/products/womens-health/prd~vmp.jsp

Purchase online:
http://www.needs.com/product/Thorne_Research_Basic_Prenatal_90/vspgb_Thorne_Research

Not sold in stores.




Vitamin Code RAW Prenatal by Garden of Life


Product details/Supplement facts:
http://www.thevitamincode.com/Formulas/MultivitaminFormulas/RawPrenatal/tabid/1821/Default.aspx

Purchase online:
http://www.gardenoflife.com/Where-to-Buy/Catalog-and-Web.aspx

https://www.swansonvitamins.com/garden-of-life-vitamin-code-raw-prenatal-180-veg-caps

Sold at these stores:
http://www.gardenoflife.com/WheretoBuy/FindARetailer/tabid/692/Default.aspx (Includes Vitamin Shoppe)


EMAIL FROM GARDEN OF LIFE
(Their response to my question of why their product was not USDA Organic):

"April,

Thank you for your email and interest in Garden of Life's products. We offer whole food supplements and do not use synthetics in our formulas. The vitamins and minerals included in our Vitamin Code formulas are delivered in a whole food form as RAW Food-Created Nutrients. The vitamins and minerals are produced through a fermentation process prior to going through Grows process as described below.

We "grow" the vitamins via our proprietary dual cultivation process using yeast and probiotics. This process utilizes a single isolated vitamin or mineral that is fed to the yeast or probiotic. A specific peptide designed for that particular nutrient is then introduced in order to allow the nutrient to be metabolized (or absorbed) through the yeast’s cell wall.

This process mimics nature, just like when a plant takes an inorganic mineral salt that is naturally occurring in the soil (selenium for example), and absorbs it into its roots, the plant becomes rich in selenium. This process is conducted with two distinct organisms – S. cerevisiae (baker’s yeast) and L. bulgaricus (probiotic culture used in traditional yogurt recipes which is non-dairy). RAW Food-Created Nutrients™ are delivered "body ready".

We do not have a list of the sources of each of our vitamins and minerals unless otherwise stated on the label. Please click on this link for further information: www.thevitamincode.com

The raw fruit and vegetable juices in the Vitamin Code formulas are certified organic; however the product as a whole is not certified organic. According to the USDA National Organics Program, yeast cannot be Organic if it is recommended for use in human consumption. We are aware of some companies having Organic Yeast, but our USDA expert contact has instructed us that this is not legal unless the yeast is for use exclusively as an agricultural product. Our yeast is grown organically, without the use of pesticides or herbicides.

For information on Garden of Life's New and Innovative products, please visit our websites at www.minamius.com, www.thevitamincode.com and www.gardenoflife.com!

May you be blessed with Extraordinary Health,
Jenna

GOL, Product Support
1-866-465-0051
www.gardenoflife.com"

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for the list of pre-nates. I have had a hard time finding some AFFORDABLE ones.

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    1. You're welcome! So many people ask me which ones are best and these are the ones I ran across.

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  2. Thanks for this!!! I have been looking everywhere for affordable folate and everyone just keeps handing me folic acid. I just ordered two bottles from Swanson for cheap-o! Super pumped :)

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    1. So glad I could help! I'm all about saving money! Make sure you sign up for Swanson emails. They send coupons all the time :)

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  3. Thank you! I knew about the Thorne Prenatals but not about Emerald's, which seem more similar to the Rainbow Light prenatals I had been taking before (just with the correct forms of folate, B-12, etc. in them). I wonder why Dr. Ben Lynch doesn't recommend these on mthfr.net? Are they relatively new? Does he know about them?

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    1. I don't know why Dr. Ben doesn't recommend any. Maybe because he sells his own supplements? He is coming out with a prenatal in a few months!

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