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The Smallest Prenatal Vitamin for Preconception Health
Written in Partnership with Prenate
June 29, 2105
If you are looking for an easy-to-swallow, >small prenatal vitamin, consider Prenate® Pixie. Prenate® Pixie is a once daily, gluten-free and lactose-free supplement formulated to support prenatal nutrition. And it is the smallest prenatal amongst the Prenate Vitamin Family.
But Prenate Pixie’s size doesn’t sacrifice its strength. It was developed to provide nutrient forms selected for high absorbency.
Prenate Pixi provides 11 vitamins and minerals including:
- Folic Acid in the form of L-methylfolate.
- DHA + EPA in the form of Pure Fish Oil.
- Iron in the form of Sumalate®.
All women of reproductive age should take folic acid.1-5 Synthetic folic acid cannot be used by the body, it must be metabolized to a bioavailable form. However, approximately 53% of women have an impaired ability to metabolize folic acid to a bioavailable form.6-7 Prenate® Pixie contains 1 mg of folate in the form of L-methylfolate, a bioactive form of folate, which is the right formulation for all women.
DHA and EPA work together to provide women benefits at every stage from preconception through postpartum. Prenate® Pixie contains Omega-3s from pure fish oil, a more absorbable form, to provide the 200 mg of DHA and EPA that moms and moms-to-be need.
Iron comes in many forms, and the body’s ability to absorb various forms of iron varies greatly. However, Prenate® Pixie contains 10 mg of ferrous asparto glycinate iron (Sumalate) which is much more absorbable than other forms of iron in competing prenatal vitamins.8
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. ACOG. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Practice Bulletin No. 44: Neural tube defects. Obstet Gynecol. 2003; 102(1):203-213.
2. AWHONN. Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. Preconceptional consumption of folic acid. www.awhonn.org/awhonn/content.do?name=07_PressRoom/7C1_FolicAcidAware.htm. Approved June 1999. Reaffirmed June 2007. Accessed January 6, 2014.
3. March of Dimes. Take folic acid before you’re pregnant. http://www.marchofdimes.org/pregnancy/take-folic-acid-before-youre-pregn.... Reviewed September 2012. Accessed December 28, 2014.
4. IOM. Dietary Reference Intakes: Vitamins. Institute of Medicine Website. http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Nutrition/SummaryDRIs/~/media/Files/Activi... Tables%201-4.pdf. Published September 12, 2011. Accessed January 17, 2014.
5. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med. 2009; 150:626-631.
6. Czeizel AE, Dudás I, Paput L, Bánhidy F. Prevention of neural-tube defects with periconceptional folic acid, methylfolate, or multivitamins? Ann Nutr Metab. 2011; 58(4):263–271.
7. Molloy A, Daly S, Mills J, et al. Thermolabile variant of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase associated with low red-cell folates: implications for folate intake recommendations. Lancet. 1997; 349:1591–93.
8. Kamdi SP, Palkar PJ. Efficacy and safety of ferrous asparto glycinate in the management of iron deficiency anaemia in pregnant women.