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Prenatal Multivitamin for Women from Whole Foods with Biotin, Iron & Folate not Folic Acid, Probiotics for Immune Support – Vitamin Code Raw by…

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  • PRENATAL MULTIVITAMIN: Specially formulated women’s multivitamin made from nutritious RAW whole foods
  • MOM TO BE: Our prenatal vitamin for women is designed for BOTH mom and baby during pregnancy and lactation
  • PRENATAL MULTI: These prenatals includes probiotics, ginger, vitamin D and zinc for digestive support
  • MULTIVITAMIN WITH IRON: This vitamin supports blood and heart health with iron, vitamin C, E, and B-Complex plus Folate for healthy neural tube development
  • RAW MULTIVITAMIN: Vegetarian, gluten free, and dairy free whole food multivitamin, with NO binders or fillers

Specification: Prenatal Multivitamin for Women from Whole Foods with Biotin, Iron & Folate not Folic Acid, Probiotics for Immune Support – Vitamin Code Raw by…

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

No

Product Dimensions

3.25 x 3.25 x 5.97 inches, 15.36 Ounces

Item model number

101811

Department

Men, women, unisex-adult

Date First Available

August 25, 2011

Manufacturer

Garden of Life

Country of Origin

USA

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13 reviews for Prenatal Multivitamin for Women from Whole Foods with Biotin, Iron & Folate not Folic Acid, Probiotics for Immune Support – Vitamin Code Raw by…

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  1. Sjaneparker

    As previously mentioned, when you see “prenatal” you assume that the supplement contains the correct dosage of vitamin for a pregnant woman – this contains more than twice the recommended amount of vitamin A which can be very dangerous for a pregnancy.

    Also, it tastes terrible and is hard to swallow. It bobbed up and down in my throat for about 10 min.

    I only took it once before leaving a review and noticed what another reviewer pointed out. DO NOT BUY this and stop taking it if you are already using it and are pregnant.

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  2. Ann H

    Be aware this contains Vitex. I have never written a review before but feel obligated to do so. As soon as I started taking this, my perfectly regular 28 day cycle turned into an irregular nightmare and delayed ovulation extensively leading to lots of fertity issues.

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  3. Shiloh

    I felt for a long time that these were the healthiest prenatal out there. I thought it was a coincidence that this has been my hardest pregnancy yet. Horrible nausea even into my second trimester that would never let up, and the most intense fatigue I’ve ever experienced. I’ve always trusted Garden of Life products until recently, when I became skeptical of these prenatals. Going back and reading all the one star reviews had me floored as to how many others are experiencing the same symptoms. Do your research on Vitex, and see that it is contraindicated during pregnancy. It’s toxic. These prenatals are making so many people sick, and I’m appalled that GoL allows this toxic ingredient to be in something that is supposed to nourish a mother and her unborn baby. The moment I stopped taking these my symptoms started to clear up. Coincidence? Not a chance.

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  4. Elizabeth Goodnite

    Nestle bought this company..I didn’t know when I bought this product and will not ever support Nestle. I used to love this product but don’t trust Nestle considering how little they care for our planet. These values don’t align and I do not trust them with my vitamins.

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  5. Archer

    I took 2 tablets a day in my second trimester and didn’t feel any difference (but I felt good). I stopped taking it because I thought I don’t need it and also my baby measured big (not sure, if there is any real connection). Now I am at the end of third trimester and I felt very tired last 3 weeks. I had some blood tests that showed I am iron deficcient. So I started to use 2 tablets again and after 3 days I felt incredible improvement in my energy level! So I am now 38weeks pregnant, but I am able to work all day around our house, go for long walks etc… So very happy with the result.

    I am giving 4 stars only because I think that there is too much of folic acid , vegans usually have a lot in their diet and having too much is not good.

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  6. IAS

    Beware, this company is now owned by nestle.

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  7. H Alsaed

    These supplements are great, they contain all the vitamins you need to help prepare and support a healthy vitamin. A lot of other reviews have commented that Drs are unsure of them, I think that is more to do with their lack of specialised nutrition training.

    Its import to take Folate, rather than Folic acid as its easier to absorb and if you you have the MTHFR your body cant make the enzyme to breakdown Folic acid in to Folate. This leaves you at a higher risk of miscarriage and other complications.

    The other Vitamin the worries health professionals is the Vitamin A. There are 2 different forms, the provitamin and preformed. Beta Carotene which is in this supplement, is safe.

    ‘Unlike preformed vitamin A, beta-carotene is not known to be teratogenic or lead to reproductive toxicity [1]. And even large supplemental doses (20–30 mg/day) of beta-carotene or diets with high levels of carotenoid-rich food for long periods are not associated with toxicity. The most significant effect of long-term, excess beta-carotene is carotenodermia, a harmless condition in which the skin becomes yellow-orange [1,25]. This condition can be reversed by discontinuing beta-carotene ingestion.’ 1.

    1.Johnson EJ, Russell RM. Beta-Carotene. In: Coates PM, Betz JM, Blackman MR, et al., eds. Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements. 2nd ed. London and New York: Informa Healthcare; 2010:115-20.

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  8. Reviewer007

    Ladies, if you came here from the labdoor website, be advised that it has an old picture of the nutritional information, which DID NOT contain vitex.

    The newer version of these pills now contain vitex. My wife and I have been trying to have to get pregnant and after taking only 2 of these, she missed her period. We thought she was pregnant but apparently VITEX causes missed periods in some women.

    The one star is not for vitex, the one star is because these pills caused my wife cramps, upset stomach and headaches. FYI she was only taking one per day…

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  9. Jessica B.

    Copy and pasted from MTHFR group:

    Regarding the warning I give about folate in whole food supplements, this is what you should know before deciding to supplement with folate derived from food, especially if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant:
    We had a member who was a biochemist and he explained that during the process of removing folate from whole foods it becomes oxidated and thus, becomes folic acid. I questioned what he said. I have a background in biology, a keen interest in nutrition, and as a moderator of this group I feel an obligation to make sure the information that is shared is accurate. So I researched the facts for myself. Oh, I also have a background in business and I understand the very fine line many retailers will walk in order to sell their products.
    Folate cannot be separated from food without becoming folic acid. That is how folic acid was discovered, not invented like most “synthetic” nutrients, discovered. Scientists were trying to isolate folate in food so that they could recreate it in a lab. But, they couldn’t. The process always altered the structure of the nutrient So, they began testing folic acid and decided it was superior to folate. That is how folic acid came to dominate the market.
    To understand how and why manufacturers of whole food supplements are able to fool customers so easily, one needs to understand 1) that the names of the four different types of folate contribute to the confusion, and 2) the labeling requirements.
    Four types:
    folate: folate (this is what you get in whole foods)
    folate: folic acid
    folate: folinic acid
    folate: methylfolate
    Labeling requirements: If a product contains folate, then somewhere on that package, could be anywhere and not necessarily anywhere near the word folate, the manufacturer is to tell you what type of folate. Somehow, they have gotten away with saying “derived from whole foods.” They know all the rage is to get nutrients from whole foods and that most consumers won’t look any further into this and assume the folate is folate:folate when, in reality it is folate:folic acid.
    I’ve called 5 different manufacturers of whole food folate and all but one, Garden of Life, eventually admitted that yes, the folate is folic acid. And, I’ve spoken with representatives at Garden of Life several times and I’ve received recorded voice mail messages from other members who think they are proving me wrong because they are easily fooled by what the Customer Service Rep tells them. I’ll tell you what they will say, but first let me tell you what they will never say. They will never say that the folate in their products is not folic acid.
    1) They will say that they don’t add anything synthetic. I can buy that. They aren’t adding folic acid, the folate becomes folic acid. Semantics.
    2) They will tell you that the vitamin B in their product is methylcobalamin. Okay, methylcobalamin is made in nature, but it is a vitamin B12, not folate. That’s flat out trying to fool you.
    What they have never done, to my knowledge, is say or put into writing anything similar to, “the folate in our products in not folic acid.”
    I know of ONE whole food supplement manufacturer who does label the folate in their products as folic acid, and that is Rainbow Light.
    ADDED: Are you familiar with Juice Plus? All they do is sell nutrients derived from whole food and they are honest about the folate in their supplements. It’s folic acid. I appreciate that they’re honest about it. They don’t try to fool people by simply saying it’s folate derived from food. They come right out and say it when asked.
    ADDED: I’ve laid out what I know and the fact that other companies who use the same processes admit that the folate in their products is folic acid. Ultimately, it’s your body and your decision what to put into it. I’m not trying to prove or disprove anything. I just feel a responsibility to share what I know. As a moderator I’ve read so many accounts of women who have relied on supplements derived from whole foods for their folate only to deliver babies with defects related to folate deficiency. If you know the quality of another being’s life depends on what you choose to supplement with, why choose a form that is questionable when you have the option of taking forms that are not questionable like folinic acid and methylfolates?
    As always, I encourage you to do your own research and prove or disprove this for yourself. Trust me, I want to be wrong about this.

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  10. Anastassiya

    Love these, finishing my second bottle in the pregnancy. I am convinced of benefits over the conventional lab derived vitamins and this is sufficient for me to re purchase. Read the ingtidients list and you’ll understand! Too bad UK does not produce anything like this! The taste or smell can be a bit displeasing especially in the 1st trimester, but I swallow with water and juice – imagine this is medicine that is good for you, in any case its not bad as some reviews here describe it!

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  11. Amo

    My wife took these throughout her pregnancy and we had a beautiful little healthy baby. The top most reason to purchase this is because of its wide range of vitamins and minerals coverage along with organic sources. Also it is important to take in folate and not a synthetic chemical like folic acid. So overall this was fantastic although a bit pricey. My wife is taking them even after birth as the baby is exclusively breast-fed. Also my wife didn’t feel sick throughout her pregnancy possibly due to ginger blend that is included in this.

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  12. Whitney

    Partnered with Nestle, can’t be trusted. Will not be purchasing.

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  13. BMV

    I had to chime in here because I see this product getting an influx of negative reviews. I took this with my son who is not only extremely happy and healthy but also advanced for his age. I’m not sure if it was the prenatals but that was a possible contributing factor. The other thing about this vitamin is that it does not make my pee neon yellow like almost all vitamins do which indicates high absorbtion. If you look at the website labdoor.com they do independent testing of vitamins and this was ranked as the highest prenatal. As for people up in arms about vitex….do your research. I know a lot about vitex and I’m currently taking it as I prep to get pregnant for baby #2 and it helps balance hormones. It’s not recommended in high doses in pregnancy but a small amount like 4mg is nothing to be concerned about.

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