Perfect Prenatal Review
What You Should Know
Perfect Prenatal is a supplement designed to support pregnant women. Sometimes doctors will suggest women having trouble conceiving lose weight to increase chances of conception. In this case, dieters should not take stimulants and traditional weight loss supplements as they could negatively affect the pregnancy or fetus during the first few weeks before the woman knows she’s pregnant. Prenatal vitamins are a safe choice for women trying to lose weight to conceive. Perfect Prenatal is a step above other prenatal vitamins as it includes common vitamins and minerals in addition to an herbal blend for pregnancy and breast support. It is best to start taking a folate supplement or supplement containing folate at least two weeks before trying to conceive. Neural tube defects occur within the first few weeks after conception. Folate or folic acid helps reduce the risk of neural tube defects. Perfect Prenatal is created for use before, during and after pregnancy without risk to the fetus.
List of Ingredients
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Vitamin K1, Vitamin K2, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium, Manganese and Mixed Carotenoids.
Prenatal Herbal Blend: Organic Brown Rice, Organic Oats, Organic Blueberries, Organic Prunes, Organic Blackberries, Organic Flame Raisins, Organic Raspberries, Organic Dandelion Leaf, Organic Rose Hips, Organic Lavender, Organic Lemon Balm, Organic Peppermint, Organic Cloves, L. Casei, L. Plantarum, L. Salivarius, L. Acidophilus, L. Rhamnosus, S. Thermophilus, B. Bifidum, B. Infantis, B. Longum and B. Breve.
Breast Support Blend: Organic Broccoli, Organic Cauliflower, Organic Kale, Organic Daikon Radish, Organic Cabbage and Organic Mustard.
There is a strong base of vitamins and minerals in all New Chapter multi-vitamins. There is enough folate or folic acid to help reduce the risk of neural tube defects. The addition of fruit extracts for antioxidant support is a good choice, but there is one ingredient that changes our view of this supplement. In the Prenatal Herbal Blend we find Dandelion Leaf. Dandelion is a diuretic used to reduce water retention. Diuretics can cause potassium loss, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and death. We are not comfortable suggesting a supplement that contains a diuretic for a dieter, let alone a woman trying to conceive or carrying a child.
- All ingredients are listed on the New Chapter website.
- Contains enough folic acid.
- Pregnant women should not take diuretics.
If New Chapter were to remove the Dandelion Leaf this supplement would be ideal for general health support when trying to conceive or during pregnancy. As it is formulated, no pregnant woman or woman trying to conceive should take a supplement containing a diuretic.