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NOW Prenatal Gels + DHA, 90 Softgels

  • Plus Borage Oil (GLA)
  • A Dietary Supplement


NOW Prenatal Gels have 250 mg DHA per serving to support Healthy Eye and Brain Development. Prenatal vitamins are supplements formulated for the special needs of women who are trying to conceive or are in the early stages of pregnancy.

In addition to other factors, such as carrying adequate body fat, conceiving and growing a healthy baby requires certain levels of nutrients. Dietary sources of vitamins and minerals are sometimes enough to meet these requirements, but prenatal vitamins can ensure additional health benefits during pregnancy.

Some women who are of childbearing age don’t get enough nutrients from their diets, according to the National Institutes of Health, which sometimes makes getting pregnant difficult. Even if conception occurs, a deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals has a negative impact on the development of the fetus, such as stunted growth or malformations.

Prenatal vitamins are a little different from regular multivitamins because they are designed to “fill in the gap” for certain nutrients essential during pregnancy, especially folic acid, vitamin D, iron and calcium.

Folic acid deficiency in the United States is uncommon, but pregnant women are at higher risk because their requirements are greater due to the needs of the developing fetus, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements.

Folic acid is needed to make red blood cells, stimulate metabolism and copy genetic material such as DNA. Without enough folic acid or folate, especially during the first few months post-conception, the risk of neural tube malformations in the fetus, such as spina bifida, is significantly higher. Pregnant women, or those planning a pregnancy, should take 800 micrograms of folic acid daily. However, prenatal vitamins should be combined with food rich in folate, such as spinach, legumes and asparagus, for the most benefits.

Suggested Usage:

As a dietary supplement for pregnant or lactating women, take 3 softgels daily with food.


Serving Size: 3 Softgels
Servings Per Container: 30
 Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories   15    
Calories from Fat   15    
Total Fat   1.5 g   †  
Vitamin A (100% as Beta-Carotene)   5,000 IU   63%  
Vitamin C (from Calcium Ascorbate)   120 mg   200%  
Vitamin D-3 (as Cholecalciferol)   400 IU   100%  
Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate)   100 IU   333%  
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone K2 and
Phytonadione K1)  
35 mcg   †  
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1) (from Thiamin HCl)   5 mg   294%  
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)   5 mg   250%  
Niacin (Vitamin B-3) (as Niacinamide)   15 mg   75%  
Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl)   10 mg   400%  
Folate (as Folic Acid)   800 mcg   100%  
Vitamin B-12 (as Methylcobalamin)   500 mcg   6250%  
Biotin   300 mcg   100%  
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5)
(from D-Calcium Pantothenate)  
20 mg   200%  
Calcium
[from Calcium Carbonate (Aquamin® Red Algae
Sea Minerals), Calcium Citrate and Calcium Ascorbate]  
400 mg   31%  
Iron (from Ferrochel® Ferrous
Bisglycinate) (TRAACS®)  
27 mg   150%  
Iodine (from Potassium Iodide)   150 mcg   100%  
Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide,
Aquamin® Red Algae Sea Minerals and Magnesium Citrate)  
200 mg   44%  
Zinc (from Zinc Bisglycinate) (TRAACS®)   15 mg   100%  
Selenium (from Selenium Amino Acid
Complex) (TRAACS®)  
70 mcg   †  
Copper (from Copper Bisglycinate)
(TRAACS®)  
2 mg   100%  
Manganese (from Manganese Bisglycinate)
(TRAACS®)  
2 mg   †  
Chromium (from Chromium Chelavite®)
(TRAACS®)  
120 mcg   †  
Molybdenum (from Molybdenum
Bisglycinate) (TRAACS®)  
75 mcg   †  
Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)   25 mg   †  
Fish Oil Concentrate   650 mg   †  
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)   250 mg   †  
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)   90 mg   †  
Borage Oil (Seed)   125 mg   †  
GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)   25 mg   †  
Choline (from Choline Bitartrate)   10 mg   †  
Inositol   10 mg   †  
Lutein (from Marigold Flowers)   500 mcg   †  
Lycopene (from Natural Tomato Extract)   350 mcg   †  

Other Ingredients:

Softgel Capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water, carob), Rice Bran Oil, Beeswax, Soy Lecithin and Natural Lemon Oil.

Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, milk, egg, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.

Warning: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or Poison Control Center immediately.

Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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