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GNC Prenatal Formula Without Iron
Dietary Supplement
Nutritional Insurance for Mom & Baby
  • 1,000 mcg of folic acid to support healthy fetal development*
  • 600 mg of bone-strengthening calcium*
  • 400 IU of vitamin D-3 to enhance calcium absorption*
  • Antioxidants to support immune health*


PRENATAL FORMULA WITHOUT IRON
GNC Prenatal Formula is a premium multivitamin that provides nutritional support for both mother and baby before, during and after delivery. Pregnancy is a special time in a women's life and an important time to be mindful not only of your individual nutritional needs, but the nutritional needs of your baby as well. Maternal nutritional before and during pregnancy affects both your well-being and your infant's growth. As your baby develops through the early phases of life, your nutritional needs will also increase. After delivery, you need an adequate diet rich in essential nutrients such as calcium and folic acid to support nursing and replace depleted nutrient stores. This delicately blended multivitamin offers supplement nutritional support for both you and your baby.Nutritional Support
  • Supplies a balanced nutritional blend combining vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to supplement a healthy diet. Emerging research suggests that antioxidants can help protect the body from harmful free radicals that can destroy healthy cells.*
Folic Acid
  • Provides 1,000 mcg of folic acid, critical during the earliest weeks of pregnancy when a baby's organs are forming. Adequate intake of folic acid in a healthy diet before and during early pregnancy may reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and spinal cord. Folic acid is also required for cell growth and DNA fromation.*


Calcium & Bone Health
  • Features 600 mg of bone-strengthening calcium which is vital during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester when fetal bones begin to calcify. If a mother's calcium level drops, her body can pull calcium from her bones resulting in a loss of bone density. Also includes 400 IU of vitamin D-3 to enhance calcium absorption.*

    An iron-free formula for women who prefer to take a separate iron supplement.

    A complete nutritional program should be followed prior to conception through pregnancy and maintained while breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor about adding GNC Prenatal Formula to your daily nutritional regimen.
    * 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
As a dietary supplement, take two caplets daily with food.
Serving Size   2 Caplets
Servings Per Container  30
Amount Per Serving   % DV
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)    4500.00 IU   56% 
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)    120.00 mg   200% 
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol D-3)    400.00 IU   100% 
Vitamin E (as Natural d-alpha Tocopherol Succinate)    30.00 IU   100% 
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1)(as Thiamin Mononitrate)    1.40 mg   82% 
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)    1.60 mg   80% 
Niacin (as Niacinamide)    18.00 mg   90% 
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)    10.00 mg   400% 
Folic Acid    1000.00 mcg   125% 
Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin)    8.00 mcg   100% 
Biotin    35.00 mcg   12% 
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium d-Pantothenate)    7.00 mg   70% 
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate)    600.00 mg   46% 
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide)    290.00 mcg   193% 
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide)    200.00 mg   44% 
Zinc (as Zinc Oxide)    15.00 mg   100% 
Copper (as Copper Gluconate)    1.30 mg   65% 
Selenium (as Selenium Yeast)    70.00 mcg   0% 
Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate)    2.60 mg   0% 
Chromium (as Chromium Yeast)    45.00 mcg   0% 
Molybdenum (as Sodium Molybdate)    50.00 mcg   0% 
Boron (as Boron Citrate)    150.00 mcg   0% 
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate)    550.00 mcg   0% 
 ** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients:  Cellulose, Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener), Vegetable Acetoglycerides

No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors, Sodium Free, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Dairy

Storage Instructions:  Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning:  Keep out of reach of children

General Nutrition Corporation Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Health Notes

Prenatal Vitamins Support Full-Term Pregnancy

Prenatal Vitamins Support Full-Term Pregnancy
Prenatal Vitamins Support Full-Term Pregnancy
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Multivitamin 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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HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001GNC Prenatal Formula Without Iron
 
4.9

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy on stomach (8)
  • Effective (7)
  • Easy to swallow (6)
  • Simple to take (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Women (9)
    • Daily use (4)
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    5.0

    Great multivitamin

    By michael.frovarp

    from Bismarck, ND

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    Pros

    • Easy on Stomach
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Men
      • Women

      Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula Without Iron:

      Got these for my wife when we first started trying to get pregnant. She has iron issues and couldn't tolerate the ones with iron, so we got these and she had no issues after that.

      I take them as well (male) and I believe that they help shorten the life of colds and sinus infections. I figure, if they're good enough for a pregnant mother and supporting two different people at very different stages in life, they should be a good vitamin for anyone. Price is also great.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great if you don't need the extra iron!

      By v_isaacs11

      from Midwest

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      Pros

      • Easy on Stomach

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Women

        Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula Without Iron:

        I used this when I was trying to get pregnant and while I am nursing so I don't overdose on iron. The prenatals I got from my doctor had way more iron than a woman that is not pregnant requires. I can tell if I've stopped taking it for a few days, I seem more tired. It's hard to swallow two at a time, but one at a time is fine.

         
        5.0

        BEST EVER!

        By girlgerms

        from TN

        About Me Health Conscious, Medical Professional

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        Pros

        • Easy on Stomach
        • Easy To Swallow
        • Effective
        • Simple To Take

        Cons

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          • Women

          Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula Without Iron:

          What can I say? Great quality ingredients, no iron = no sickness or constipation. A+ in my book ;)

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Prenatal Vitamin

          By marcia.derigon

          from Jacksonville,FL

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          Pros

          • Easy on Stomach

          Cons

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            • Women

            Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula Without Iron:

            I tried tons of prenatal vitamins including the gummy kind and they all made me sick to my stomach. This is the only vitamin that doesn't cause that problem. I take two at night with food and all is well. Try them. You can always return them with a receipt if you are not happy.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Prenatal

            By Jessica.Bergeron-3

            from Ponchatoula, LA

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            Verified Buyer

            Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula Without Iron:

            I am 16 wks along in my 3rd pregnancy and this prenatal works perfectly for me. I was having a lot of stomach and digestive issues with my regular prenatal vitamins, and I figured it was most likely from the increased iron. After using these iron-free vitamins for just a few days, my stomach is already feeling normal again. Also, I have never been iron-deficient, and my doctor approved my use of iron-free prenatal vitamins, so I am happy to have found these at GNC for such a good price.

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works wonders!

            By jenifer.rose1

            from Las Vegas, NV

            About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

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            Pros

            • Easy on Stomach
            • Effective
            • Simple To Take

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Women

              Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula Without Iron:

              I have a blood disorder (hemochromatosis), so I cannot take any supplements with Iron in them. I went on a search for a multivitamin that lacked Iron, and I was relieved when I came across this one. It's cheap, has everything I need in it, and I noticed that it had given me energy throughout the day. It has also helped in making my hair and skin healthy and shiny. I would definitely recommend this to any woman with my problem, even if they are not pregnant.

               
              5.0

              What you see is what you get

              By str8wrzchick

              from Florida

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              Pros

              • Easy on Stomach
              • Easy To Swallow
              • Effective
              • Simple To Take

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                • Women

                Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula Without Iron:

                I take them in the AM. I nurse and need the extra vitamins this offers!

                 
                5.0

                Great product!

                By beffie71

                from Austin, TX

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                Pros

                • Easy on Stomach
                • Easy To Swallow
                • Effective
                • Simple To Take

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                  • Daily Use
                  • Women

                  Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula Without Iron:

                  It's great to be able to find a prenatal without iron. I've never had iron issues and the extra iron in a regular pre-natal often causes some other issues for me.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Thank God GNC offers the alternative

                  By skylarhazel

                  from Florida

                  About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

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                  Pros

                  • Easy on Stomach
                  • Easy To Swallow
                  • Effective
                  • Simple To Take

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Women

                    Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula Without Iron:

                    These are amazing. I have a blood disorder which causes me to have a bad reaction to iron. My hematologist advised me that I needed to take prenatal pills without iron. I was soo happy to find out that GNC made this product available to its customers. I have so much more energy while taking these that I have continued to take them after my daughter was born. I'm taking them while I nurse my child and I will continue to take them after I wean her. I just wish they offered this product in the prenatal pack or the 60 day bottle.

                    (10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    good prenatal vitamin

                    By twong

                    from San Diego, CA

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Swallow
                    • Effective
                    • I always take it wfood
                    • Simple To Take

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Women

                      Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula Without Iron:

                      good because it's high calcium and D's.
                      good for Thalassemia patients who cannot take iron.

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