Prenate Essential Uses

How Does It Work?

Prenate Essential contains a variety of different vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. These nutrients are important for a healthy pregnancy, and many pregnant women may not get enough of these nutrients for various reasons.
Probably most importantly, Prenate Essential contains folate, which is important to prevent certain birth defects, such as spina bifida. Specifically, Prenate Essential contains two kinds of folate, including:
  • 400 mg of folic acid, which is converted in the body into folate
  • 1.1 mg of Quatrefolic, which is the active form of folate.
Quatrefolic 1.1 mg is about equal to 600 mcg of folic acid, so Prenate Essential contains the equivalent of 1 mg of folic acid.
Prenate Essential vitamins also contain docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid. DHA may provide a wide variety of health benefits, such as:
  • Decreasing the risk of preterm birth (having a baby prematurely)
  • Improving brain function
  • Improving vision.
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.

Is It Safe for Children to Use Prenate Essential?

Prenatal vitamins should generally not be used in children, unless prescribed by a healthcare provider. Prenatal vitamins contain iron in doses that may be too high for children.

Can Older Adults Use It?

While prenatal vitamins are not likely to be harmful for an older adult, they do not necessarily meet the nutritional needs of older adults. Prenatal vitamins are specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women. In addition, the large iron content in some prenatal vitamins could cause constipation in older adults.
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