Top Rated Prenatal Vitamins
It is highly advised to begin taking prenatal vitamins prior to conception although it is not critical, as long as you start taking them as soon as you discover you’re pregnant.
I have done some research on prenatals, looking at a variety of factors and testimonies. Below are the top three I would recommend trying out. You should absolutely consult your doctor before trying any vitamins or supplements and this is not a medical opinion.
I’m sure you have seen tons of influencers touting ritual prenatal vitamins. They definitely have some great benefits, including:
- Delayed-Release Capsule Design
- Gluten and Major Allergen Free
- Made Traceable™
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- No Artificial Colorants
They have also incorporated 12 traceable ingredients. What I love about their website is that they very clearly state where their ingredients are sourced from. All the way down to the town/city.
On top of that, they describe the form of the ingredient and how it is produced. For anyone who like to have a clear idea of what they are putting into their body, I highly recommend the ritual prenatal vitamins. Check out their website here.
One con that I have found is that the serving is two capsules. I typically opt for a single capsule serving for any vitamin I take.
One-A-Day Prenatal Advanced
These easy to find prenatal multivitamins are one of the top rated prenatals on the market by physicians.
One thing I noticed about the marketing for this prenatal vitamin is their emphasis on Choline as opposed to the often highly touted Folic Acid. Although this vitamin clearly includes the recommended dose of Folic Acid, they emphasize the importance of choline.
They state that the recommended daily choline intake is met by less than 10% of pregnant women.
I wish they would talk more about how their ingredients are sourced and have a more “natural” type of marketing approach with their product but the ease of sourcing is a huge benefit. Just a “quick” (they’re never that quick) trip to Target or Walmart.
This prenatal is made by women, for women. Instead of cramming everything into one pill, they have formulated packets for every stage of conception and pregnancy. With a packet for conception support to trimester specific formulations, they have it all. And once you are postpartum, they have a packet for that too.
They also have a vitamin for your husband to boost fertility, among other added benefits.
The trimester specific packets always include a multi-vitamin, but depending on the developmental stage of your baby, they add in other supplements. For the first trimester they include a ginger supplement to combat nausea as well as an folate capsule which is highly encouraged, specifically during neuronal development, so they add this capsule for additional folate outside of the multivitamin.
For the second trimester they incorporate calcium magnesium blend capsules as well as Omega DHA + EPA..
For each stage they formulate the package of vitamins to best fit you and your baby’s needs.
One thing I don’t love is the amount of vitamins you have to take. I typically prefer a one stop shop when it comes to this but there are clear benefits to certain nutrients being in different forms best for their absorption so all-in-all probably worth the 2-3 extra pills.
What prenatals do you love? Drop in the comments.