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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
  • Iron to support increased blood volume
  • Antioxidants to support immune health
PRENATAL FORMULA WITH IRONGNC 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 woman'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 nutrition 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 and adequate diet rich in essential nutrients such as depleted nutrient stores. This delicately blended multivitamin offers supplemental 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 formation.
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 loss of bone density. Also includes 400 IU of vitamin D-3 to enhance calcium absorption.
Iron
  • Includes iron to support placental and fetal needs and a mother's increased blood volume.

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 60
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 Tocopheryl Succinate) 30.00 IU 100%
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1)(as Thiamin Hydrochloride) 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 B12 (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%
Iron (as Ferrous Fumarate) 18.00 mg 100%
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 100%
Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate) 2.60 mg 130%
Chromium (as Chromium Yeast) 45.00 mcg 38%
Molybdenum (as Sodium Molybdate) 50.00 mg 67%
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: 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.

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 with Iron
 
4.5

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy on stomach (47)
  • Effective (36)
  • Simple to take (36)
  • Easy to swallow (33)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to swallow (6)
  • Complicated to take (4)
  • Bad flavor (3)

Best Uses

  • Women (54)
  • Daily use (33)
  • Supplement A meal (7)
  • Prenatal (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time user (32), Health conscious (30), Medical professional (4)

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1.0

Useless product

By mbirecikli

from Long beach, CA

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      Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula with Iron:

      My wife has been using this product for at least one year staring in the early pregnancy and continued through breastfeeding. Recent test on our infant identified lack of hemoglobin in his blood which is purely related to iron intake of the mom. I looked at the iron content of this product it is ONLY 18mg. A similar product Elevit contains 60mg of iron. This product of GNC is ridiculuous!

       
      5.0

      Good Product

      By mnzhang2012

      from atlanta

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      Pros

      • Easy To Swallow
      • Effective
      • Tastes Good

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        Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula with Iron:

        good

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        5.0

        Good product

        By haojy2013

        from haojy, IN

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            Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula with Iron:

            I bought this for my friend, she likes it!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            It's OK

            By jennyleeortiz

            from Madison, WI

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            Pros

            • Easy To Swallow
            • Simple To Take

            Cons

            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

            • Supplement A Meal

            Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula with Iron:

            I was using organic pre-natal vitamins from New Chapter before trying this and I could definitely tell the difference of both qualities from my energy level. I just don't feel as energized using this product. I gave it a try because it was on sale and I used only a third of it before going back organic. I guess it probably gives you the basics of what you need, I can't tell, but I can surely tell I prefer the organic one. I can recommend it just for the price, but you might need to take extra calcium, vitamin Bs and folic acid along with it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            i love this product especially on sale!

            By wingstm18

            from Pacoima, CA

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            Pros

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

            Cons

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              • Women

              Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula with Iron:

              Right after I started using it I felt more energy especially now that I'm almost 5 months pregnant I could use it. My skin immediately improved and that's that I break out a lot. nails are hard and strong and hair is shiny definitely will continue stocking up on this product.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Vitamin for Women

              By tfftmill

              from Havre de Grace, MD

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

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                • Older People
                • Women

                Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula with Iron:

                It's a excellent source of energy for women over fifty. I take it at night you get more out of the vitamin. I take two tablets daily with food.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good product

                By dushanshan203

                from CHINA

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                Pros

                • Easy on Stomach
                • Easy To Swallow

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                  • Daily Use
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                  Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula with Iron:

                  Good product

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                  5.0

                  good!

                  By hsy1125

                  from SF, CA

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                  • Easy To Swallow

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                    Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula with Iron:

                    im taking it everyday for my baby. And i think it is effective.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love It

                    By h2otiger1

                    from Van Nuys, CA

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                    • Easy on Stomach
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                      • Daily Use
                      • Women

                      Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula with Iron:

                      I used this product before getting pregnant and continued using it after my second child. I find I have more energy and feel better when I take this. Eventually I will change to a regular multi vitamin after I know for sure we are done having children.

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great Product

                      By jxa8942

                      from Dallas, TX

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                      Pros

                      • Easy on Stomach
                      • Effective

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                      • Hard To Swallow

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                      • Daily Use
                      • Women

                      Comments about HEALTH VALLEY NAT. FOODS 1011001 GNC Prenatal Formula with Iron:

                      I have been losing my hair for a while and the doctor recommended I take these vitamis, as I am in my early 20s. I have noticed less hair loss while taking them. I stopped for about a month and noticed that I was losing much more hair once again. It really is a great product if you suffer from hair loss, but your hormone/thyroid tests come back clean as mine always do.

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