(Closed) Vegetarian Pre Natals

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh okay gotcha…at first I was like “what is she talking about I have the bottle in my hand right now!” LOL …on the bottle the DHA is derived from DHA Neuromins™ …this is what I got from the DHA Neuromins website…

Neuromins™ is a highly-purified source of DHA from microalgae. It is produced under strict quality control conditions and is free of chemical pollutants and toxins. Neuromins® DHA is a unique fish oil DHA supplement. Martek Biosciences Corporation has developed a special formuation process that extracts DHA from algae, the fish’s actual source for its DHA. This carefully control procedure supplies a very pure form of DHA called Neuromins® DHA.

Now it doesn’t specifically say whether or not it’s from fish, but it doesn’t say it is…but on my bottle it says it’s vegetarian friendly so idk…

Post # 18
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve been using Rainbow Light but I can’t swallow those huge pills – blech – and they just crumble when I try to cut them up.  I’ll be switching to the Buried Treasure liquid.  Thank you for starting this thread – it’s great!

Post # 19
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007 - Bride's family summer home in the Adirondacks

I take Rainbow Light and like them a lot.  They did not upset my stomach at all, like one random other veggie brand I found did.  My doctor checked and said they look great.  I also have trouble with the giant pills though, so I was chewing them, which, um, turns your teeth black!!  A dentist can easily get if off with that baking soda spray, and mine told me it was the iron in the pill (which would be true of any supplement with iron) so just brush your teeth immediately after taking it so the iron doesn’t have time to interact with your enamel.  It has been many months now since that happened and quickly brushing after has prevented any black marks at all on my teeth.  Sorry, gross and random, but I couldn’t find any info on it when it happened to me and flipped the hell out, so I figured I’d offer a warning 🙂

For DHA, I (finally) found an algae-derived one with no gelatin:  http://www.mothernature.com/p/Vegetarian-DHA-90-soft-gels/192478.html?utm_source=frg&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=product&zmam=1000941&zmas=18&zmac=110&zmap=41313

It is kind of hard to find places where it is actually on sale, but it’s called “Spectrum Vegetarian DHA Softgels” and my doctor gave them the thumbs up as well.

Post # 20
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Has anyone tried NutraBella’s BellyBar Chewable Prenatals? It doesn’t say on the website that they are vegetarian, but they are kosher (what I was really looking for) which means if they have gelatin in them (which they might not), it would have to be fish-based.  The DHA is vegetarian, so I wonder if the product might be as well? 

I ordered some, but I am tired of choking on giant pills, swallowing a dozen tiny crush pieces and the liquid vitamins though better for swallowing smell just awful – so awful, I haven’t even been able to convince myself to take them. 

Post # 21
2536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I had problems with prenatals and ended up taking Nature’s Plus Ultra Prenatal. It’s really good, stopped me from being as sick while pregnant, and helped with my bathroom problems while pregnant (TMI, but it’s true). A lot of women take them and love them. I talked with my doc and he said they were really good too.

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