Post # 1
Hi all I wonder can you please advise me. We will be TTC after our wedding in November. My friend who’s a pharmacist had recommended me taking this supplement about a month ago just for my energy and well being coming up to the wedding. She doesn’t know we will be TTC at the end of the year. She did mention though that they are great to take before preconception. I feel great on these and have lots of energy my hair and nails are growing my skin is good etc so I want to keep taking them. They do contain folic acid. I wonder if you could check the list of ingredients for me and let me know if I’m missing out on anything?
This topic was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by Bettyboo1982.
Post # 2
All you really need pre-conception is folic acid, so these are fine.
Post # 3
These look fine – usually 400 micrograms of folic acid is what is recommended for all women of child-bearing age, and 800 for those TTC or pregnant. Once you’re actually TTC, you may want to add in an extra folic acid supplement or switch to an actual prenatal to bring it up to that 800 microgram level.
Post # 4
My big priorities were
1) folic acid
2) minimal or no vitamin A (very common to find high levels in OTC prenatals)
4) 300mg DHA (From a plant source not a fish source, I do eat meat but find the fish oil gross-tasting. It’s hard to find the right dose also)
I started out taking Citranatal Assure combo pack ($15 out of pocket with my insurance, also had a coupon from the manufacturers website which made it $10!) but then my pharmacy had trouble finding it so I’ve tried two generics with the same exact amounts of everything as citranatal-
NatalVirt Combo Pack: $8 out of pocket for me with insurance. DHA from fish oil with very fishy taste. Vitamin tablet also had odd aftertaste.
Prenaissance Promise (who makes up these names?) $9 out of pocket for me with insurance. It’s a winner. Plant based DHA and doesn’t taste weird!
Here’s the label that shows what’s in it: http://docs.missionpharmacal.com/assets/package_inserts/CitranatalFamily.pdf
From what I can tell, the prescription prenatal are quite expensive without insurance so I’m sure it’s different for everyone. This works for me as I was spending at least $20/month on vitamins+DHA and still not getting everything I wanted in it.
Bettyboo1982: hope this helps!
Post # 4
I’ve tried six times to reply to this thread with a long, thoughful message and my message keeps disappearing.
So to keep it simple: I take a generic of Citranatal Assure called Prenaissance Promise and it’s great. I also tried the generic of that same formulation called NatalVirt and it tasted weird.
Post # 5
HeyJude72: that’s so Strange one detailed reply is showing in my inbox so think I have the long version too! Thanks for your advice 🙂
Post # 6
Since you’re going to be TTC soon I would take an actual prenatal, with at least 800 mg of folic acid.
Post # 7
Iron is also important. Folic acid and iron.