PreferaOB Uses

How Does It Work?

The PreferaOB line of vitamins contains a variety of different vitamins, minerals, and (in the case of PreferaOB+DHA and PreferaOB ONE) fatty acids. These nutrients are important for a healthy pregnancy, and many pregnant women may not get enough of them for various reasons. The nutrients are also important for women who are trying to conceive and women who are breastfeeding.
Probably most importantly, PreferaOB contains folic acid, which is important to prevent certain birth defects known as neural tube defects (such as spina bifida). In addition to folic acid, PreferaOB products contain a variety of minerals and nutrients.
PreferaOB+DHA and PreferaOB ONE also provide docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid. DHA has been associated with a wide variety of health benefits. There is some evidence that it may decrease the risk of preterm birth (having a baby prematurely) and improve brain function and vision in a developing fetus and a newborn baby.
Fish are the main source of DHA, and the typical American diet is usually deficient in DHA. Also, because many pregnant women are instructed to limit their intake of certain fish due to the potential risks of mercury toxicity, it is likely that many pregnant women are not getting enough DHA through dietary means.
All PreferaOB vitamins contain a special form of iron that is absorbed more effectively, while usually causing fewer side effects, compared to "regular" iron.

Is It Safe for Children to Use PreferaOB?

Like other prenatal vitamins, PreferaOB should not be given to children unless recommended by a healthcare provider. The doses of vitamins and minerals in this product may be too high for children.

Can Older Adults Use It?

PreferaOB would probably not harm an older adult. However, this line of vitamins is specially formulated to meet the nutritional requirements of women around the time of pregnancy. Other vitamin products are better suited to meet the nutritional needs of older adults.
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