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Rainbow Light® Prenatal Multivitamin
Rainbow Light® Prenatal Multivitamin120 Vegetarian Capsules
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Whole food, certified organic prenatal multivitamin with antioxidants provides comprehensive support for baby’s healthy development and mother’s core immunity and vitality.
Strength & Energy - whole foods and botanicals, protects mother's core system, tonifies the womb and supports vital immune resistance and natural energy.
Antioxidant Protection - spirulina, blueberry, pomegranate, broccoli, kale, and beet fight against free radical damage, protect cellular integrity for increased vitality and support healthy fetal development.
Digestive & Liver Support Botanicals - soothe the stomach and strengthen digestion with liver-supportive botanicals, plant-source enzymes and bioactive probiotics.
Research-Based Nutrition - longer term health protection including 800 IU vitamin D3, 1,000 mcg folic acid and 18 mg non-constipating iron to support a healthy pregnancy, fetal development and delivery.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
- Supplement Facts
2-4 Capsules daily, iwth or between meals, may be sprinkled on food.
Serving Size 4 Capsules Servings Per Container 30 Amount Per Serving % DV Vitamin A (as Beta-Carotene) 2500.00 IU 50% Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 60.00 mg 100% Vitamin D (as D3 Cholecalciferol) 800.00 IU 200% Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 60.00 IU 200% Vitamin B-1 (as Thiamin Mononitrate) 15.00 mg 1000% Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 17.00 mg 1000% Niacin (as niacinamide) 30.00 mg 150% Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine) 15.00 mg 750% Folic Acid 1000.00 mcg 250% Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 66.00 mcg 1100% Biotin 300.00 mcg 100% Vitamin B-5 (as Calcium Pantothenate) 10.00 mg 100% Iron (as Iron Amino Acid Chelate) 18.00 mg 100% Iodine (from kelp) 150.00 mcg 100% Zinc (as Citrate) 7.00 mg 47% Selenium (as Selenomethonine) 50.00 mcg 71% Copper (as Amino Acid Chelate) 700.00 mcg 35000% Manganese (as Citrate) 1.00 mg 50% Chromium (as Amino Nicotinate) 150.00 mcg 125% Molybdenum (as Amino Acid Chelate) 75.00 mcg 100% Organic Spirulina 1000.00 mg ** Stregth & Energy 180.00 mg ** (equivalent to 520 mg of herbal powder) Organic American Ginseng [root] 4:1 Extract ** Red Rasberry [leaf] 2:1 Extract Organic Mountain Cranberry ** Antioxident Whole Foods 200.00 mg ** Organic Pomegranite Extract Organic Blueberry Organic Broccoli Organic Kale Organic Beet ** Gentle Digestive Support 0.00 ** Lipase ** Cellulase ** Protease 1622.00 HUT units ** Amylase ** Organic Inulin [Chicory Artichoke) 774.00 mg ** Lactobacillus Sporogenes 25.00 billion CFU ** Liver Support Botanicals 160.00 mg ** (equivalent to 640 mg of herbal powder) Organic Ginger [root] Juice 4:1 Extract Organic Artichoke [leaf and flower] 4:1 Extract ** ** Daily Value (DV) not established
- Health Notes
Prenatal Vitamins Support Full-Term PregnancyPrenatal Vitamins Support Full-Term PregnancyMultivitamin use around the time of conception could be a safe and simple strategy to improve pregnancy outcomes
Prenatal multivitamins help pregnant moms to fill gaps in their diet and meet their own-and their baby's-special nutritional needs. Now researchers have found a link between taking multivitamins around the time of conception and prevention of early births and births of babies born smaller than normal for their gestational age.
Nearly 36,000 women participating in the Danish National Birth Cohort, a large ongoing study of pregnant women and their children, were included in the study. All of them reported using multivitamins, just folic acid supplements, or no supplements in the 12 weeks around conception: 4 weeks before the last menstrual period until 8 weeks after.
Multivitamins improve the odds
The women were followed until after delivery and were monitored for preterm births (delivery before week 37 of pregnancy) and births of babies that were small for gestational age (weight, length, or head circumference below the tenth percentile for the number of weeks of pregnancy). These are important measures of newborn health because infants born preterm or small for gestational age are at greater risk for a wide variety of health and developmental problems.
When the researchers looked at birth outcomes and vitamin use, they found the following:
- Taking multivitamins around the time of conception was associated with a 17% lower risk of small-for-gestational-age births in all women. This effect was strongest in women who took multivitamins in the weeks after conception.
- In women who were not overweight prior to pregnancy, taking multivitamins around conception was associated with a 16% lower risk of preterm birth.
- Multivitamin use did not affect risk of preterm delivery in women who were overweight prior to pregnancy. (These women are already less likely to deliver preterm.)
- Taking folic acid alone had no effect on risk of preterm or small-for-gestational-age births.
Having a healthy pregnancy and birth
"It may be that multivitamin use around the time of conception could be a safe and simple strategy to improve pregnancy outcomes," the study's authors said in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, while pointing out that more research is needed to show this definitively.
In addition to a multivitamin, there are a few other key supplements that you can consider taking during pregnancy:
- Omega-3 fatty acids. We get these from eating fish, but due to pollutants like mercury and PCBs, pregnant women should eat fish judiciously (perhaps no more than 2 helpings a week). Supplementing with omega-3 fats during pregnancy has been shown to help ensure full-term births and healthy-sized newborns.
- Vitamin D. Most of us don't get enough sun all year to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D, and some research suggests that pregnant women with low vitamin D levels are more likely to deliver preterm.
- Iron, folic acid, and zinc. Low levels of these nutrients during pregnancy are associated with poor birth outcomes. If you don't take a prenatal multivitamin, remember to stay on top of these nutrients.
(Am J Clin Nutr 2011;94:906-12)Maureen Williams, ND, completed her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle and has been in private practice since 1995. With an abiding commitment to access to care, she has worked in free clinics in the US and Canada, and in rural clinics in Guatemala and Honduras where she has studied traditional herbal medicine. She currently lives and practices in Victoria, BC, and lectures and writes extensively for both professional and community audiences on topics including family nutrition, menopause, anxiety and depression, heart disease, cancer, and easing stress. Dr. Williams is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.
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Comments about Rainbow Light® Prenatal Multivitamin:
I am actually not pregnant, but I wanted to try out the Rainbow Light series for my whole family. At the time GNC only had the prenatal formula specifically for women from Rainbow Light. It's four capsules a day and I can't speak to how it would make a pregnant woman with morning woozies feel. For me, not pregnant, the pills go down easily and make me feel just normal. No strange stomach feelings at all. The one thing I've started noticing now after three weeks of taking it is how much stronger my hair has become. At first I thought nothing of it and was just glad about all these perfect hair days, but I realized the only thing I've changed lately was this vitamin, so it's got to play a role in these good hair days.
I feel this vitamin does a good job at bridging any possible vitamin need I might have while also providing some concentrated vegetable nutrients and probiotics. It's a good product without any chemicals. The capsules are taste and odor free, so not likely to offend anybody. The only problem is that there are four to take in a day.
One of the bottles can feel like a bit of an investment, but wouldn't you want to have the most natural and best product to support a healthy pregancy? This product keeps your body and that of a growing baby free of artifial dies and flavors. If you're expecting, this is the one you should spring for.
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