Post # 1
I was researching supplements and decided on “Rainbow Light Just Once, Prenatal One” vitamins, as the idea of only having to take one pill a day suits me just fine! However I read that prenatal supplements should also contain DHA and CoQ10 which I dont think these do!
Can anyone recommend me a DHA – CoQ10 I can take alongside these? Or if non exist (I’m having trouble finding any!) Can anyone recommend me a prenatal multivitamin that has these incorperated into them already?
Thanks for the help! 🙂
Post # 3
Hm, I haven’t heard of prenatal vitamins needing CoQ10. If that’s true I need to find a new vitamin myself! I’m taking the one a days but they can be really hard on your tummy sometimes.
Post # 4
Thanks! I got the information from this comparison site:
“The only things that prevent Rainbow Light Prenatal One from being the top prenatal vitamin are the lack of calcium, DHA, probiotics, and CoQ10. It is always concerning when a prenatal vitamin does not include enough calcium because this is one of the most crucial nutrients during pregnancy. Your baby needs to grow a skeleton more than one hundred times what it originally was. That takes a lot of the building block calcium. Besides that, if you are not providing your body with enough calcium you risk having your baby draw it out of your body which can leave you with problems like osteoporosis in the future.
CoQ10 is not included in very many prenatal vitamins. It can help to neutralize free radicals which can promote the aging process and can contribute to cardiovascular disease. CoQ10 also helps to reduce the chances of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. Pre-eclampsia is characterized by hypertension and swollen hands and feet. It can cause complications during labor and can even be fatal in some situations. Despite all that Rainbow Light Prenatal One has it is still lacking in a few areas and just comes short of being named the top prenatal vitamin.”
I don’t know what to make of this. Any thoughts?
Post # 5
I’ve been taking CoQ10 for years now, but when I got pregnant, my OB suggested not taking it along with prenatal vitamins, just because CoQ10 is so new and they’re not really sure how or whether it impacts pregnancy.
Post # 6
From “Making Babies: Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility”
This antioxidant is in every cell in the human body. It promotes good blood circulation, so much of the research on CoQ10 looks at heart disease. But good blood flow is important to fertility as well. The body also uses CoQ10 as it produces energy at the cellular level. CoQ10 is difficult to get in significant amounts from food, so we recommend a supplement if you want to boost your levels of this nutrient.
Women: CoQ10 improved pelvic blood flow, especially to the uterus, so it is particularly helpful in phase 1 of a woman’s cycle. Studies have shown that woman taking CoQ10 had higher fertilization rated in IVF with ICSI then women who weren’t taking the supplement. Research links CoQ10 deficiency with miscarriage.
The book also recommends taking multivitamin that you take several times a day instead of the 1 per day. It can be difficult for your body to absorb all the vitamins at once and will just flush it out. So you won’t be getting everything you need.
Post # 7
I would talk to your doctor. You can find supporting evidence for every idea under the sun online. Your doctor will be able to advise you on what you should be taking and what you may not need to take. Good luck!