Quest Prenatal is a high-quality, well-balanced multivitamin and mineral supplement designed specifically for mothers-to-be. Formulated as a capsule, this supplement is easily absorbed and easy to swallow, and it provides expecting mothers with optimal levels of nutrients to support fetal growth and development, including a daily dose of 1 mg of folic acid to protect the infant from neural tube defects such as spina bifida.
Medicinal Ingredients: Per Capsule:
* Hydrolysed Vegetable (corn, rice) Protein
Non-medicinal Ingredients: Magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, cellulose.
This product does not contain dairy, egg, gluten, shellfish or sulfites.
I like these because they're smaller doses and easier to absorb than the typical multivitamin. I also like that they're made in Canada. Taking 3 pills a day can sometimes be hard to remember, but it's really best in the long run because it's easier on the stomach. I recommend these to everyone, and thanks Well.ca for carrying them! I can't find them in any of the stores near me.
I've been taking these throughout my pregnancy (now 8 months) an I've had no side effects. I like the fact that the dosage is broken up into three pills because I was told by a pharmacist that this helps with absorption. Also another reviewer mentioned that the vitamin A exceeds daily dosage but I asked my doctor and he wasn't concerned.
I have been taking these for a couple of weeks into my pregnancy when I realized they contain more than the recommended safe dosage of vitamin A for a pregnancy!! What the heck??
I've been using these vitamins for just under a year now. The recent studies on folic acid make me a little nervous (ie they say we may be getting too much), however I do like to spread the vitamins out throughout the day - which is why taking 1 vitamin 3x/day is good. I haven't had any cravings throughout my pregnancy, and our neural tube defect tests came back with the results we were hoping for. So... that seems pretty good? :) (ps I have to use a weekly pill container because I can forget if I've taken one or not.)