Why should I pre-order?
We are working hard to fully optimize our Prenatal Multi for you, and your preorder helps make this happen as we are a young company doing a lot of research and development. We also expect to have extremely high demand once our product is ready to ship, so getting your pre-order in now ensures it will be available for you. We anticipate shipping in early-December, and will keep you updated with an official delivery date.
What makes Needed's Prenatal Multi different from others?
We work directly with practitioners who regularly test mamas' nutrient levels before, during, and after pregnancy to know what's truly needed. Together, we have selected nutrient forms of 24 vitamins and minerals that work best in the body, and dosages intended to help you thrive, not just survive. Most prenatals are designed to meet bare minimum needs, and often contain inadequate nutrient amounts and tough-to-absorb forms.
Why do you offer Iron separately?
We recommend taking Iron away from our Prenatal Multi, as Iron can interact negatively with other nutrients. We also recommend taking only as much as you need (some mamas do not need to supplement), as too much supplemental Iron can generate oxidative stress and alter the gut microbiome. Talk to your health practitioner about testing your Iron status before, during, and after pregnancy, and supplement if you are falling short. Our Iron is bound to Glycine for better absorption and digestive comfort.
Powder allows our Prenatal Multi to deliver all of the vitamins, minerals, and botanicals needed for complete, comprehensive nourishment — many of the best nutrients are bulky and can’t fit into 1- or 2-a-day prenatal capsules. You’ll see that a number of nutrient dosages are quite unique including 550mg of Choline and 400mg of Magnesium. Powder is more easily absorbed into the body. There is no need for additives or coatings. And, it tastes great and is seamless to incorporate into daily meals, drinks, or snacks (like smoothies, protein bites, nut milks, and more).
When should I start taking the Prenatal Multi?
Take it before, during, after pregnancy — and even beyond — for the nourishment you need to feel your best and avoid depletion, and to give your baby everything their body needs to thrive from the very start. We like to stress the importance of preconception nutritional preparation and postpartum recovery, so this product is for you even if you are a few years away from having kids or a few years postpartum.
Why do the amounts of some of the nutrients in Prenatal Multi exceed the percent Daily Value?
We designed our Prenatal Multi to help you thrive, not just survive. Daily Values are set off of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) which most often do not offer enough nutritional value for pregnant and nursing women.
Is your Prenatal Multi vegan, allergen free, and Non-GMO?
Our Prenatal Multi is vegetarian, but not vegan. There are considerable sustainability questions around the common vegan source of Vitamin D3, lichen. Lichen is a moss-like organism that exists as a composite of fungus and algae. It is an important part of the Arctic tundra ecosystem and grows "extremely slowly", less than a millimeter per year. For this reason, we prefer a “mind-fully made” D3 originally sourced from lanolin.
It is allergen free, meaning no milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy, and gluten. It is also free of GMOs, artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, and other additives and fillers.
What "other ingredients" are included in your Prenatal Multi?
We are thoughtful about every ingredient we use, including our OTHER INGREDIENTS.
Citric Acid: Citric acid exists in a variety of fruits and vegetables. We use citric acid to enhance flavor. We source our citric acid from organic mineral salts, not the commonly used corn source.
Medium Chain Triglycerides from Organic Coconut Oil: MCT oil delivers short chain fatty acids providing creaminess, while being easy to digest. This purified oil contains no allergens.
Acacia Fiber: Acacia fiber is a type of soluble fiber harvested from the sap of the Acacia tree. It is well tolerated and supports the texture of the powder.
Natural Vanilla Flavor: Delicious vanilla taste on its own, or a great base to add other flavors like cocoa or berry to suit your taste buds.
Modified Tapioca Starch: Modified tapioca starch is a hydrolyzed starch from the roots of the cassava plant. It is included in one of our vitamins to aid mixability of the powder. We use tapioca to avoid starch sourced from corn or grains.
Monk Fruit Extract: Monk fruit, or Lo Han Guo, is a small round fruit native to southern China. This fruit has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. We use a small amount, about 0.6% by weight per serving, of 100% extract from the fruit to add a little sweetness to the powder. Monk fruit causes no blood sugar spike. (Be careful that many will claim to be using monk fruit, but mix it with erythritol or xylitol.)
Cellulose and Cellulose Wax: Cellulose, the main constituent of plant cell walls and vegetable fibers, form beadlets to encapsulate our Vitamin C for optimal nutrient delivery and protection.
Sunflower Oil: Sunflower oil is the oil pressed from the seeds of sunflower. One of our vitamins contains sunflower oil for stability. Overall, it makes up less than 0.2% of a serving by weight.
Annatto: Annatto extracted from the seeds of the achiote tree provides the pink coloring of our Vitamin C beadlets.
Can I give it to my partner?
Yes, we do. We make a “couples smoothie” almost every morning. We’re working on a specific formula for the men in our lives that will have a few more sperm boosters like CoQ10. In the meantime, our Prenatal Multi paired with our Omega-3 and Collagen Protein is a great start. Conception is a two-way street. (We then separately take our Pre/Probiotic.)
Will the Prenatal Multi make my urine a bright yellow?
It may at times, especially with consistent use. B Vitamins in particular can cause urine to change to a bright yellow hue. Your body is excreting what it doesn’t need. We use nutrients forms that are most easily absorbed by the body, but because we set dosages to be fully supportive, the nutrient amounts may sometimes be more than you need. At our dosages, this is not harmful in any way, but just a guarantee you hit optimal amounts. Less is not more in our mind!
Where is the Prenatal Multi Manufactured?
The Prenatal Multi is manufactured in the United States at a FDA, GMP and QAI Certified Organic facility.
What kind of testing do you do?
We test every batch for performance and quality, including through third parties that test for nutritional content, pesticides and herbicides, heavy metals, microbes, allergens, and other contaminants.
Everything makes me nauseous while I am pregnant, will your product work for me?
Many pregnant mamas find our product more pleasant to take than a pill, and can often find something palatable to mix the powder into, even while nauseated. It is simple to incorporate the powder into the meals or beverages that sound appealing like smoothies, meals, protein bites, etc.
Why do you suggest taking more than just the Prenatal Multi?
Our Prenatal Multi is the most comprehensive available, but some extra support is always needed during this life stage. Our products are designed to be taken together. We recommend pairing the Prenatal Multi with our Omega-3 powder, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic to fully support you and baby before, during, and after pregnancy. Keeping the products separate allows us to maintain quality. For example, we find the Omega-3 (DHA + EPA) is compromised when taken out of the context (our liposomes keep the Omega-3 in their natural context) and mixed into a multivitamin
Why should I start a subscription? How does a subscription work?
Daily, continuous supplementation is needed to maintain optimal levels for you and your baby before, during, and after pregnancy. Our subscription ensures you never miss a day of optimal nourishment. We’ll send you an email each month, a few days before we charge you and ship your next box. You can delay an order, or cancel your subscription at any time, right from your account page.
I’m not yet pregnant or a mama, is your product still for me?
Yes, our product is tailored for before, during, and after pregnancy, but it is beneficial at all stages of life. Research suggests that a mama’s habits prior to conception influence her baby’s well-being not just at birth, but also for its entire lifetime. We recommend taking our Prenatal Multi prior to becoming pregnant to build your stores of key nutrients that are commonly depleted during pregnancy. The more you have prior to pregnancy, the better you may be able to feel during pregnancy.
What happens if I miss a day? Or a few days?
Don't sweat it. We know how busy life can get. We suggest building your Prenatal Multi consumption into an existing routine (like your morning smoothie), to keep the habit strong. Taking your Prenatal Multi every day will provide positive, long-lasting results.
How do I track my package, and what happens if it goes missing?
We've partnered with Route, the leader in package protection and tracking solutions, to guarantee your products make it safely into your hands. We've covered the cost of Route+ on your order so it will be protected from damage, loss*, or theft. In the unfortunate case that your order never comes or is broken upon arrival, you can easily file a claim with Route and receive a replacement or be fully reimbursed. We are excited to offer this service to you at no additional cost!
Claims for packages marked "delivered" must be filed after 5 days and before 15 days from the date the package was marked "delivered." Claims for packages presumed to be lost (where the status is not "delivered") must be filed after 7 (20 for international) days and within 30 days from the last checkpoint.
You will receive an email from Route after your purchase with instructions on how to download Route’s mobile app for iOS from the App Store to visually track your package and receive real-time notifications on its estimated delivery.