Isotonix® Prenatal Multivitamin
While there are plenty of supplements for pregnant women available, Isotonix Prenatal Activated Multivitamin is the only prenatal multivitamin delivering what expectant mothers need utilizing the Isotonix Delivery System.
Isotonix Prenatal Activated Multivitamin delivers vitamins and minerals crucial for a healthy pregnancy in their active forms quicker than other prenatal supplements. This allows the nutrients to be delivered faster, easier and more effectively than any other prenatal multivitamin, as traditional supplements for pregnant women take more time and effort to transform nutrients into ways the body can utilize them.
Not only does our prenatal multivitamin formula provide activated nutrients and the Recommended Daily Allowance of key vitamins and nutrients, it utilizes the revolutionary Isotonix Delivery System. All of this means that our supplement for pregnant women gives expectant mothers the vitamins they need to have a healthy - and happy - pregnancy.
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Unlike any other prenatal vitamin on the market today, Isotonix Prenatal Activated Multivitamin gives expectant moms everything their bodies need, how they need it. Traditional prenatal vitamins take time and effort to transform nutrients into ways the body can utilize them. Isotonix Prenatal Activated Multivitamin provides what mom and baby need for a healthy pregnancy, delivering vitamins and minerals crucial for a healthy pregnancy in their active forms and in an isotonic state. This allows the nutrients to be delivered faster, easier and more effectively than traditional prenatal vitamins.
Bummed there is not an Iron Free Option
I love this Prenatal but don't like the iron. Turns out I get enough iron in my diet and having more in this vitamin is not boding well for my gut. I will buy again when there is an iron free option. For now, I have half a bottle I cannot use. :(
Best product on market! Compare...beats them hands down. Makes being pregnant so much more tolerable!
Amazing.. Best prenatal/vitamin in general ever
I hate vitamins. I hate taking them. I hate the idea of them. UNTIL I found Isotonix. One of my friends is a consultant for Market America and he told me all about the isotonix products - how they work, how they taste, how they're not like regular vitamin supplements. When I became pregnant, I bought Women's One-A-Day Prenatal. I was taking it, but only because I knew my baby needed the vitamins. My friend told me that Isotonix had a prenatal vitamin and he ordered me this one. It's delicious! I was excited to take it in the morning and I felt energized and healthy throughout the day. I highly recommend it to any expectant mama - There's no better prenatal. I assure you. Worth the $$.
These prenatal vitamins are the best
I couldn't have gotten through my pregnancy without this product. It kept me feeling good throughout my entire pregnancy. When I would forget my vitamins I couldn't even function because I was so tired. The vitamins rejuvenated me every day!
Great Great Product..
I will strongly recommend this product. Within a week of taking it my hunger diminished, my acid reflux almost disappeared. Constipation was gone, my energy levels went up 100 percent and my morning sickness was gone shortly after taking it. You can go wrong with this vitamins I love themmmmmm ..
Key Ingredients found in Isotonix® Prenatal Multivitamin:Beta-Carotene 4,000 IU: Optimal vitamin A intake is advisable during the pre-conception period before pregnancy. If you are thinking of becoming pregnant, Isotonix Prenatal Multivitamin would be ideal. Adequate amounts of vitamin A help to promote the health of the baby by promoting normal growth and development of the embryo and fetus, and supporting genes that determine the sequential development of organs in embryonic development. Beta-carotene is a nutrient from plants that the body converts into vitamin A.
Vitamin B1 3 mg: Vitamin B1 is a water-soluble vitamin that supports the bodys ability to process carbohydrates, fat and protein. Every cell of the body utilizes B1 to support the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the fuel the body uses to function. Nerve cells require vitamin B1 in order to function normally. Since energy requirements and production increase in pregnancy, it makes sense that RDAs for these vitamins also increase.
Vitamin B2 3 mg: Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin that promotes the bodys ability to process amino acids and fats, activate vitamin B6 and folic acid, and support the normal conversion of carbohydrates into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the fuel the body uses to function. V itamin B2 promotes energy production and since energy production increases in pregnancy, it makes sense that RDAs for these vitamins also increase.
Niacin 20 mg: Niacin promotes normal energy production. Vitamin B3 works with vitamin B1 and vitamin B2 to support the release of energy from carbohydrates. Since energy production increases in pregnancy, it makes sense that RDAs for these vitamins also increase.
Pantothenic Acid 10 mg: Pantothenic acid, also called vitamin B5, is a water-soluble vitamin involved in the Krebs cycle of energy production and promotes the normal production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Pantothenic acid works together with vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin B3 to support the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the fuel our body uses to function. It also supports normal producing, transporting and releasing of energy from fats.
Vitamin B6 4 mg: Vitamin B6 is the master vitamin for processing amino acids the building blocks of all proteins and some hormones. Vitamin B6 supports the production and breakdown of many amino acids and also promotes the production of the hormones serotonin, melatonin and dopamine, which is vital to your fetus's developing brain and nervous system.
Vitamin B12 12 mcg : Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that supports normal nerve cell activity, DNA replication and production of the mood-affecting substance SAMe (S-adenosyl-L-methionine). Vitamin B12 (consumed during pregnancy) promotes the health of the baby.Folic Acid 800 mcg: Folic acid is one of the most important nutrients found in prenatal vitamins and is an essential nutrient during pregnancy. In addition to being important for the growth of the unborn child, folic acid has been shown to reduce the risk of neural tube defects. Folic acid is a vitamin that promotes normal cell replication and growth. Folic acid supports the normal formation of building blocks of DNA , the bodys genetic information, and building blocks of RNA needed for protein synthesis in all cells. Therefore, rapidly growing tissues, such as those of a fetus, and rapidly regenerating cells, like red blood cells and immune cells, have a high need for folic acid. This vitamin promotes the development of the fetal central nervous system and h ealthful diets containing adequate folic acid may reduce a womans risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord defect. However, routine nutrition does not always supply enough folic acid to meet the requirements of a pregnant woman. Additionally, folic acid intake is necessary in the months before pregnancy and during the first trimester. Biotin 300 mcg: Biotin, a water-soluble B vitamin, acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of protein, fats and carbohydrates. Women have an increased requirement for biotin during pregnancy, and a biotin deficiency may occur in as many as 50 percent of pregnant women. Vitamin C 120 mg : Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that has a number of biological functions. It promotes normal tissue repair and healing. Additionally, vitamin C also supports your immune system. The female body's requirement for vitamin C increases during pregnancy as this vitamin promotes the normal growth of the baby and supports building strong bones and teeth. It also supports absorption of another key nutrient during pregnancy, iron. Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 800 IU : Women have an increased requirement for vitamin D during pregnancy. The main function of vitamin D is to promote the normal regulation of serum calcium concentrations. Vitamin D enhances the intestinal absorption of calcium, primarily in the duodenum and jejunum by supporting the synthesis of calcium-binding proteins to promote healthy calcium absorption and retention . Vitamin E (D-alpha-tocopheryl acetate 30 IU : Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin proven to be a strong antioxidant, and is absorbed by the mother and transported to the fetus. It promotes structural and functional maintenance of skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle. It also supports the formation of red blood cells, promotes healthy cardiovascular function and enhances the immune system. Calcium (Lactate) 300 mg : Another important nutrient in an expectant mothers diet is calcium. Calcium needs increase significantly during pregnancy. Healthy levels of calcium during pregnancy may help the mother maintain normal blood pressure and water balance during pregnancy. A substantial transfer of calcium occurs between the mother and the fetus throughout pregnancy, allowing the baby's bone and teeth formation. In the first six months, the mother stores up calcium in her own bones. When its skeletal growth reaches its peak in the last three months, the fetus draws on the mother's calcium storage. This is when the consumption of high calcium-containing foods such as milk and milk products must be increased since a calcium deficiency could harm the mother's teeth and bones.
Copper (Gluconate) 2 mg: Copper is an essential trace element present both in the diet and in the human body. It promotes the normal absorption and utilization of iron. It is also part of the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase (SOD). Copper promotes the normal creation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy the body uses to function. Copper promotes normal infant development, red and white blood cell maturation, iron transport, bone strength, cholesterol metabolism, myocardial contractility, glucose metabolism, brain development and immune function.
Iron 20 mg : Iron is an important mineral found in prenatal vitamins and is responsible for helping the mother and the babys blood to carry oxygen. Iron deficiencies can lead to severe birth defects for the baby. As an essential mineral, iron is part of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of the blood. The demand for iron, essential for blood formation, is also significantly increased during pregnancy because the mother's blood volume increases and the fetal red blood cells have to be developed. In order to support fetal tissue growth, blood volume and contents must grow to help feed these tissues, including red blood cells. Further, about one-third of the mothers iron storage will be passed on to her developing baby in order to form its blood and to be stored for future use.Magnesium (Carbonate) 200 mg: Magnesium, an essential mineral, promotes normal bone, protein and fatty acid formation, cell formation, activation of B vitamins, muscle relaxation, blood clotting, and formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP; the energy the body runs on). Magnesium promotes the health of bones (64 percent of the body's magnesium is concentrated in the bones). It supports normal bone structure and plays an essential role in more than 300 cellular reactions. Mag nesium may help maintain normal blood pressure and muscle comfort during pregnancy. Zinc (Lactate) 15 mg : Zinc is an essential mineral that is a component of more than 300 enzymes that support normal healing, fertility in adults and growth in children, protein synthesis, cell reproduction, vision, immune function, and protection against free radicals, among other functions. Zinc supports normal growth and development during pregnancy.
Molybdenum (Sodium molybdate) 50 mcg : Molybdenum is an essential trace mineral that supports the proper function of certain enzyme-dependent processes, including the metabolism of iron, which is extremely important for pregnant women.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Isotonix® Prenatal Multivitamin*:What are prenatal vitamins? These are specially formulated multivitamins that make up for any nutritional deficiencies in the mother's diet during pregnancy. While the supplements contain numerous vitamins and minerals, their folic acid, iron and calcium content are especially important. Why do pregnant women need high levels of folic acid, iron and calcium?
Folic acid promotes the development of the fetal central nervous system, and h ealthful diets containing adequate folic acid may reduce a womans risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord defect. Folic acid is a B vitamin that promotes normal cell replication and growth. There are natural sources of folic acid: green, leafy vegetables, nuts, beans and citrus fruits. It's also found in many fortified breakfast cereals and some vitamin supplements. Calcium during pregnancy may help a new mother maintain her own bone density as the fetus uses the mineral for bone growth. Iron helps both the mother and baby's blood carry oxygen. While a daily vitamin supplement is no substitute for a healthy diet, most women need supplements to make sure they get adequate levels of these minerals. How long should I take prenatal vitamins? Isotonix Prenatal can be taken for the duration of your pregnancy. You can also continue taking a prenatal after pregnancy due to its beneficial vitamin and mineral content. Why should I take a vitamin-mineral supplement during pregnancy? Eating a wide variety of healthy foods is very important, but with the episodes of morning sickness, busy schedules and the changing nutritional demands of the developing baby, it can be difficult to receive adequate nutritional intake. Regardless of any irregular eating habits during pregnancy, prenatal vitamins are specially formulated to make certain that the mother and her baby receive the right amount of nutrients. With the substantial increased needs for iron, folic acid and calcium during this time, a prenatal vitamin is essential. My prenatal vitamin makes me nauseous. What should I do? Some prenatal vitamins can cause nausea in an already nauseous pregnant woman. If your prenatal vitamins make you sick, talk to your health care provider. Should I take Isotonix Prenatal only during the first months of pregnancy and toward the end of my pregnancy, or continuously throughout my pregnancy? It is recommended to take Isotonix Prenatal throughout your entire pregnancy. Vitamins and minerals are needed at different stages of your pregnancy and for different purposes. For example, multivitamins containing folic acid are crucial before and during pregnancy. Recent studies suggest that a multivitamin containing folic acid may also help maintain normal blood pressure and fluid balance. There is only 300mg of calcium in Isotonix Prenatal? Should I take any additional calcium? It is recommended that pregnant women consume 1,000 milligrams of calcium each day to keep your bones and teeth strong, and for your baby's developing bones. Consuming at least three servings of calcium-rich dairy products daily will support a healthy calcium intake. Are there any warnings associated with Isotonix Prenatal? Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult a healthcare professional before using this or any dietary supplement. Also, keep out of reach of children. This product contains iron, which an accidental overdose of iron containing supplements is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under six. Is this product vegetarian friendly? Yes. Isotonix Prenatal is a vegetarian product. How do I take Isotonix Prenatal? Take your Isotonix Prenatal daily, following the directions of your health care provider or the directions on the label. The recommended daily serving is 6.6 grams, which is two capfuls.