(Closed) Question about prenatals

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yikes, that’s a lot.  If there’s no specification about when you should take them, I’d assume spacing it out isn’t a problem.  They usually include in the intructions if they’re meant to be taken at once, with/without food, day time, nighttime, etc.  You should be good. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My doctor told me this is fine, as long as you are getting in your daily vitamin quantities regularly you can split them up (I was taking mine after breakfast and after dinner). Now that I’m later in my pregnancy I’m not having an issue taking 3 at once but just do what works for your body!

Post # 6
Hostess
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@hilsy85: First I would ask, how big are the softgels? Some companies like to keep the softgels smaller and opt for a higher number of pills per dosage for swallowing ease.

That being said four softgels is a bit high, but not ridiculous. We have some softgel formulations at our company that require six a day.

You can PM me the product and I can look at it to be sure you are getting a quality product and not a bunch of fill. I have worked for a vitamin and dietary supplement company for five years and have learned a thing or two about the industry, it can be very shady.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wow that is a lot, is it over the counter or is it a prescription for prenatals? I have prescription for mine and it is only 1 pill a day. I would either A.) talk to your doctor or B.) if non prescription call the number on the bottle and question that

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@hilsy85: Then I would find a number or email and question the amount you should be taking. That doesn’t sound right for how many you should be taking a day

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s actually better to be spacing them out throughout the day. Your body can better absorb the nutrients. My prenatals are also 4 per day and I take 2 in the moring and 2 at night.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh my goodness! I can barely remember to take the 1 per day that I have.

 

Post # 13
Hostess
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@hilsy85: If it is from a chain than most likely it can be found on drugstore.com or through other research options we have.

None the less the key is quality ingredients and proper labeling. For example does it have natural or synthetic vitamin E (Dl-Alpha is synthetic D-Alpha is natural)? Are the ingredients listed at the elemental ingredients (Ie: Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin E, etc) or are they listed as Ascorbic Acid 500 mg (example)?

A lot brands list the source material and the dosage misleading consumers in to thinking they are getting the recommended dosage. For example Glucosamine Sulfate 500 mg is not the same as Glucosamine (as /from Glucosamine Sulfate or just Sulfate) 500 mg. One is providing you with the 500 mg of Glucosamine while the other is providing you with 500 mg of the source, which if I remember correctly is something like 33% Glucosamine. In other words the dietary market is hugely misleading and they know it and you end up paying for what you aren’t getting.

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