(Closed) Prenatal vitamins with B3 (niacin)

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
1632 posts
Bumble bee

I think people need to be careful when jumping on ‘breakthroughs’ like this that are just sensationalised in the press. It is just one study, by one team, conducted on mice. Claims like this have to – and should – jump through a lot more hoops before becoming established medical advice. 

Even if it was a thing, there would be no clue as to the recommended dose right now or what increased doses could prove harmful (like vitamin A for example), and this is why any one study needs a lot more research. Niacin is already in plenty of foods already. I would follow the advice of your doctors and not get caught up in news claims. 

FWIW I haven’t personally seen any prenatals that contain B3. And those recommended to me by my midwife don’t. 

Post # 3
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am taking Blackmores concieve well gold (from Aus) and I just checked the pack and can see it has 20mg of Niacin (B3). Once you test positive you are supposed to go on normal pre natals I can see they have 7.5mg of (B3). Not sure what other pre natals out there have. 

Post # 5
1519 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I plan on eating a slice of toast with Vegemite a couple of times a week once I get pregnant (Vegemite has B3). However, I’d go on a doctor’s recommendation since other prenatal vitamins may already include B3.

Post # 6
436 posts
Helper bee

I take the Vitamin Code prenatals by Garden of Life. They have 20mg of niacin, which the label says is 100% DV.

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