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Does Your Prenatal Vitamin Include DHA and Calcium?

Written in partnership with Prenate®
June 29, 2015

If you are trying to conceive, you may benefit from a prenatal vitamin with DHA and calcium. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a type of omega-3 fatty acid that provides nutritional support for women’s health and fetal growth and development. Calcium is an essential nutrient that women require in substantial amounts, especially when pregnant or breastfeeding. Calcium helps maintain bones, muscles and teeth, as well as help the heart, nerves and muscles work properly. 1

Prenate® Enhance is an advanced prenatal softgel that includes 14 different vitamins and minerals and additional DHA and calcium. While there are other prenatal vitamins with DHA on the market, Prenate® Enhance has 400 mg of DHA the highest DHA of any prescription prenatal vitamin.2 A higher maternal DHA results in enhanced infant and child development.

Additionally, Prenate® Enhance contains 15 mg of calcium formate. Calcium formate is superior to other forms of calcium supplements, including calcium carbonate and calcium citrate, in its ability to deliver calcium to the bloodstream after taken orally.3

Visit to learn more about Prenate® Enhance and for savings on Prenate® Prenatal Vitamins.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


1. University of Maryland Medical Center. April 12, 2011. Calcium. Retrieved from on November 20 2014.
2.CitraNatal Harmony® prescribing information, Mission Pharmacal Company, 2012.Nestabs® DHA prescribing information, Women’s Choice Pharmaceuticals, (undated). Nexa® Plus prescribing information, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., 2012. OB Complete™ ONE prescribing information, Vertical Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 2010. PreferaOB ONE® prescribing information, Alaven Pharmaceutical, 2012.
3.Hanzlik RP, Fowler SC, Fisher DH. Relative bioavailability of calcium from calcium formate, calcium citrate, and calcium carbonate. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2005; 313(3):1217-22.

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