I took New Chapter's Prental Vitamin! a "whole foods" vitamin rather than a synthetic vitamin.
Most vitamins today are made with profits first in mind, rather than health. The typical
prenatal vitamin contains about 50 different vitamins and minerals. Clever marketing
often suggests they are “100% Natural.” But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
provides almost no regulation over the term “natural.” NaturalNews.com reports, “This
lack of consistency has led to a wide range of products being claimed as ‘natural,’ claims
that have even sparked some lawsuits.” The fact is that most prenatal vitamins are
synthetically derived, processed with chemicals, and missing quite a few ingredients.
Synthetic Vitamins may Deplete Vital Secondary Nutrients
In “Real or Synthetic: The Truth Behind Whole-Food Supplements,” chiropractic doctor
Daniel Chong states “If parts of your processed prenatal vitamin are missing, those
missing parts will be taken from your body's stored supply.” This means that every time a
pregnant mom ingests those 50 vitamins and minerals without the additional 10,000
secondary nutrients, her body must scramble its own secondary nutrients in order to
balance the system. This may unnecessarily deplete vital secondary nutrients.
Many years of evolution have taught the pregnant body to utilize vitamins as they appear
in real food, not as isolated concoctions. Today’s pregnant mom has already been forced
to muster her nutrient reserves for a growing baby. Isolated vitamins may place additional
demands on those nutrients.
another popular whole foods prenatal is by rainbow lite