Prenatal Multi Essentials
Prenatal Multi Essentials

Prenatal Multi Essentials

Easy-to-take Prenatal Multi capsules with just the essentials your body and baby need.

We get it. You need a quality Prenatal Multi, but can’t stomach a handful of pills (hello first trimester nausea). Gummy vitamins and 1-2 capsules just don’t cut it. 

So, we’ve pared down our most complete Prenatal Multi to just the essentials-24 vitamins and minerals with highly supportive dosages. It’s the most nourishing Prenatal Multi available in just 3 capsules. 

Take it during the first trimester and beyond—when just the essentials are needed.

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I am one of the practitioners who helped formulate Needed’s Prenatal Multi Essentials, and I couldn’t be more excited to have this offer for my patients and community at large. This paired down prenatal highlights the most essential nutrients for mama and baby and is a game changer for women struggling with taking many pills, especially through first trimester nausea. I also recommend it as a multi for the mom who has completed breast-feeding, when nutrient needs aren’t as high.”

— Dr. Ari Calhoun, Naturopathic Doctor

Why a Prenatal Multi Essentials is needed.

Does your prenatal include the nutrient amounts you need?
Needed Prenatal Multi Powder
Needed Prenatal Multi Capsules
Needed Prenatal Essentials
Powder
Capsules
Essentials
2.8 - 10mcg
200mcgneeded.
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500mcg

Supportive level

* Optimal form is a mix of methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin. Typical form is cyanocobalamin or methyl-only (no adeno).
Optimal level supports baby’s DNA synthesis and cognitive development, and mama’s energy. Very high levels have been linked to developmental issues.
2.8 - 10mcg
200mcgneeded.
®
500mcg
* Optimal form is a mix of methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin. Typical form is cyanocobalamin or methyl-only (no adeno).
Optimal level supports baby’s DNA synthesis and cognitive development, and mama’s energy. Very high levels have been linked to developmental issues.
2.8 - 10mcg
100mcgneeded.
®
500mcg

Supportive level

*Optimal form is Choline Bitartrate.
Optimal level is critical for baby’s brain and neurodevelopment, and mama’s metabolism.
* Optimal form is a mix of methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin. Typical form is cyanocobalamin or methyl-only (no adeno).
Needed Prenatal Multi Powder
Needed Prenatal Multi Capsules
Needed Prenatal Essentials
Powder
Capsules
Essentials
0 - 10mg
40mgneeded.
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Supportive level

*Optimal form is Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate.
Optimal level helps minimize nausea, balance blood sugar and mama’s mood.
0 - 10mg
40mgneeded.
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*Optimal form is Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate.
Optimal level helps minimize nausea, balance blood sugar and mama’s mood.
0 - 10mg
15mgneeded.
®

Supportive level

*Optimal form is Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate.
Optimal level helps minimize nausea, balance blood sugar and mama’s mood.
*Optimal form is Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate.
Needed Prenatal Multi Powder
Needed Prenatal Multi Capsules
Needed Prenatal Essentials
Powder
Capsules
Essentials
0 - 75mg
500mgneeded.
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Supportive level

*Ascorbic Acid is a safe and well-absorbed form. Food-derived Vit C lacks potency.
Optimal level is critical for immune response, Iron absorption, and mama’s skin stretching.
0 - 75mg
500mgneeded.
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*Ascorbic Acid is a safe and well-absorbed form. Food-derived Vit C lacks potency.
Optimal level is critical for immune response, Iron absorption, and mama’s skin stretching.
0 - 75mg
75mgneeded.
®

Supportive level

*Ascorbic Acid is a safe and well-absorbed form. Food-derived Vit C lacks potency.
Optimal level is critical for immune response, Iron absorption, and mama’s skin stretching.
*Ascorbic Acid is a safe and well-absorbed form. Food-derived Vit C lacks potency.
Needed Prenatal Multi Powder
Needed Prenatal Multi Capsules
Needed Prenatal Essentials
Powder
Capsules
Essentials
0 - 55mg
400mgneeded.
®

Supportive level

*Optimal form is Choline Bitartrate.
Supportive level is important for baby’s brain and neurodevelopment, and mama’s metabolism.
0 - 55mg
550mgneeded.
®
*Optimal form is Choline Bitartrate.
Optimal level is critical for baby’s brain and neurodevelopment, and mama’s metabolism.
0 - 55mg
150mgneeded.
®

Supportive level

*Optimal form is Choline Bitartrate.
Optimal level is critical for baby’s brain and neurodevelopment, and mama’s metabolism.
*Optimal form is Choline Bitartrate.
Needed Prenatal Multi Powder
Needed Prenatal Multi Capsules
Needed Prenatal Essentials
Powder
Capsules
Essentials
0 - 600mcg
900mcgneeded.
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1,300mcg

Supportive level

* Optimal form is Methylfolate. Typical/cheaper form is Folic Acid.
Too much and too little Methylfolate is problematic for baby’s neurodevelopment and mama’s mood.
0 - 600mcg
900mcgneeded.
®
1,300mcg
* Optimal form is Methylfolate. Typical/cheaper form is Folic Acid.
Too much and too little Methylfolate is problematic for baby’s neurodevelopment and mama’s mood.
0 - 600mcg
900mcgneeded.
®
1,300mcg

Supportive level

* Optimal form is Methylfolate. Typical/cheaper form is Folic Acid.
Too much and too little Methylfolate is problematic for baby’s neurodevelopment and mama’s mood.
* Optimal form is Methylfolate. Typical/cheaper form is Folic Acid.
Needed Prenatal Multi Powder
Needed Prenatal Multi Capsules
Needed Prenatal Essentials
Powder
Capsules
Essentials
0 - 2,000IU
4,000IUneeded.
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Supportive level

* Optimal form is D3 Cholecalciferol. Typical form is D2 (not well-absorbed).
Optimal level is key to immune response, mama’s mood, baby’s cell division and bone development.
0 - 2,000IU
4,000IUneeded.
®
* Optimal form is D3 Cholecalciferol. Typical form is D2 (not well-absorbed).
Optimal level is key to immune response, mama’s mood, baby’s cell division and bone development.
0 - 2,000IU
2,000IUneeded.
®

Supportive level

* Optimal form is D3 Cholecalciferol. Typical form is D2 (not well-absorbed).
Optimal level is key to immune response, mama’s mood, baby’s cell division and bone development.
* Optimal form is D3 Cholecalciferol. Typical form is D2 (not well-absorbed).
Needed Prenatal Multi Powder
Needed Prenatal Multi Capsules
Needed Prenatal Essentials
Powder
Capsules
Essentials
0 - 50mg
200mgneeded.
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Supportive level

* Optimal form is Magnesium Bisglycinate. Typical/cheaper form is Magnesium Oxide.
Getting enough is key for mama’s relaxation, minimizing body aches, stable blood pressure, and baby’s bone development.
0 - 50mg
400mgneeded.
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* Optimal form is Magnesium Bisglycinate. Typical/cheaper form is Magnesium Oxide.
Getting enough is key for mama’s relaxation, minimizing body aches, stable blood pressure, and baby’s bone development.
0 - 50mg
100mgneeded.
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Supportive level

* Optimal form is Magnesium Bisglycinate. Typical/cheaper form is Magnesium Oxide.
Getting enough is key for mama’s relaxation, minimizing body aches, stable blood pressure, and baby’s bone development.
* Optimal form is Magnesium Bisglycinate. Typical/cheaper form is Magnesium Oxide.
Needed Prenatal Multi Powder
Needed Prenatal Multi Capsules
Needed Prenatal Essentials
Powder
Capsules
Essentials
0 - 75mg
200mgneeded.
®

Supportive level

* Optimal form is Di-Calcium Malate.Typical/cheaper form is Calcium Citrate or Carbonate.
Calcium is key for healthy blood pressure, bone health, and full-term gestation. Calcium competes with Iron for absorption, which is why we offer Iron separately from our Multi. Many prenatals omit Calcium instead.
0 - 75mg
400mgneeded.
®
* Optimal form is Di-Calcium Malate.Typical/cheaper form is Calcium Citrate or Carbonate.
Calcium is key for healthy blood pressure, bone health, and full-term gestation. Calcium competes with Iron for absorption, which is why we offer Iron separately from our Multi. Many prenatals omit Calcium instead.
0 - 75mg
100mgneeded.
®

Supportive level

* Optimal form is Di-Calcium Malate.Typical/cheaper form is Calcium Citrate or Carbonate.
Calcium is key for healthy blood pressure, bone health, and full-term gestation. Calcium competes with Iron for absorption, which is why we offer Iron separately from our Multi. Many prenatals omit Calcium instead.
* Optimal form is Di-Calcium Malate.Typical/cheaper form is Calcium Citrate or Carbonate.
Does your prenatal
leave out what you don’t need?
xUnnecessary fillers
xPoor nutrient forms like Folic Acid
xNutrients better taken separately including Omega-3 and Iron
xIngredients sourced unsustainably like Vegan D3
xNutrients you don't need more of like Boron
xHigh heavy metal loads (found in most food-based vitamins)

The right nutrients in bioavailable forms.

We are thoughtful about every ingredient, using exactly what's needed.

Vitamin A

1,500mcg RAE Powder
1,500mcg Capsules
1,500mcg Essentials
as 50% Beta Carotene and as 50% Retinyl Palmitate as 50% Beta Carotene and as 50% Retinyl Palmitate
Retinyl Palmitate is an active form that is more readily usable by the body. Beta Carotene is often poorly absorbed and inefficiently converted into the active form. And, many women have a genetic variation that prevents the conversion completely. Our combination provides enough Retinyl Palmitate to be effective, while still being safe for all mamas and mamas-to-be. Our combination provides enough Active Vitamin A to be effective, while still being safe for all mamas and mamas-to-be.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • immune function
  • healthy skin and vaginal tissues
  • thyroid function
  • production of hormones like estrogen and progesterone
  • pregnancy viability (embryo implantation)
  • placenta development
  • adequate milk supply
  • immune function
  • healthy skin and vaginal tissues
  • thyroid function
  • production of hormones like estrogen and progesterone
  • pregnancy viability (embryo implantation)
  • placenta development
  • adequate milk supply
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • fetal facial feature development including eyes and ears
  • adequate birth weight
  • full-term gestation
  • fetal facial feature development including eyes and ears
  • adequate birth weight
  • full-term gestation

Vitamin C

500mg Powder
500mg Capsules
75mg Essentials
as Ascorbic Acid as Ascorbic Acid
Ascorbic Acid is the main form of Vitamin C found naturally in fruit and other foods. This is a highly efficacious dose of Vitamin C to support mama in pregnancy and postpartum as delivery and labor use extraordinary amounts of Vitamin C. We deliver our vitamin C in plant-based beadlets for optimal nutrient absorption and protection. We deliver our vitamin C in plant-based beadlets for optimal nutrient absorption and protection.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • immune function
  • antioxidant - prevents cell damage
  • healthy connective tissues and skin (collagen synthesis)
  • iron absorption
  • mental health as a component of neurotransmitter biosynthesis
  • metabolism and healthy energy levels
  • immune function
  • antioxidant - prevents cell damage
  • healthy connective tissues and skin (collagen synthesis)
  • iron absorption
  • mental health as a component of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine
  • metabolism and healthy energy levels
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • immune function
  • cell division, i.e. how baby grows
  • building cartilage, tendons, bones, teeth, blood vessels, and skin
  • immune function
  • cell division, i.e. how baby grows
  • building cartilage, tendons, bones, teeth, blood vessels, and skin

Vitamin D

4,000 IU Powder
4,000 IU Capsules
2,000 IU Essentials
as D3 Cholecalciferol as D3 Cholecalciferol
Vitamin D3 is technically not a vitamin, but a prohormone. Prohormones are the building blocks of fully formed hormones. Your skin produces Vitamin D3 when it is exposed to sunlight. But, most mamas don't get enough sun and Vitamin D is difficult to get from food. In addition, many women contain genetic variations that predispose them to lower levels of Vitamin D. Vitamin D3 is more readily used by the body than Vitamin D2. Our dose provides enough to be effective, while still being safe for all mamas and mamas-to-be.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • immune function
  • calcium and phosphorus absorption
  • immune function
  • calcium and phosphorus absorption
  • bind and eliminate toxins
  • healthy blood pressure
  • a healthy full-term pregnancy
  • immune function
  • calcium and phosphorus absorption
  • immune function
  • calcium and phosphorus absorption
  • bind and eliminate toxins
  • healthy blood pressure
  • a healthy full-term pregnancy
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • immune function
  • cell division, i.e. how baby grows
  • forming bones and teeth
  • respiratory function
  • immune function
  • cell division, i.e. how baby grows
  • forming bones and teeth
  • respiratory function

Vitamin E

30mg Powder
30mg Capsules
30mg Essentials
as Mixed Tocopherols as Mixed Tocopherols
Tocopherols are antioxidants that occur naturally in foods such as nuts, seeds, and leafy green vegetables. We source ours from rapeseed oil rather than the more commonly found soybean oil. We provide 64mg of mixed tocopherols overall, with 30mg from d-alpha tocopherols declared as Vitamin E. This dose provides extra antioxidant support to meet the needs of pregnant and nursing mamas. Our Tocopherols are naturally-occurring, and provide extra antioxidant support to meet the needs of pregnant and nursing mamas.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • healthy skin
  • anti-aging
  • healthy neurological function
  • normal cardiac function
  • healthy lipid profiles
  • normal inflammatory response
  • healthy skin
  • anti-aging
  • healthy neurological function
  • normal cardiac function
  • healthy lipid profiles
  • normal inflammatory response
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • healthy neurological function
  • normal cardiac function
  • promoting healthy lipid profiles
  • normal inflammatory response
  • healthy body weight
  • optimal cognitive development
  • healthy neurological function
  • normal cardiac function
  • promoting healthy lipid profiles
  • normal inflammatory response
  • healthy body weight
  • optimal cognitive development

Thiamin (Vitamin B1)

5mg Powder
5mg Capsules
5mg Essentials
as Thiamine HCI as Thiamine HCI
Thiamin HCl is the most commonly used form of Thiamin in prenatal vitamins. Other forms of Thiamin may be better absorbed, but are not therapeutically indicated for pregnant women.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • cardiovascular function
  • energy generation
  • managing stress levels
  • carbohydrate metabolism
  • healthy neurological function
  • cardiovascular function
  • energy generation
  • managing stress levels
  • carbohydrate metabolism
  • healthy neurological function
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • neurological development
  • healthy cognitive function
  • healthy cardiovascular function
  • motor skill development
  • neurological development
  • healthy cognitive function
  • healthy cardiovascular function
  • motor skill development

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

20mg Powder
20mg Capsules
20mg Essentials
as 50% Riboflavin 5-Phosphate and 50% Riboflavin as 50% Riboflavin 5-Phosphate and 50% Riboflavin
Vegan or vegetarian mamas have decreased dietary intake of Riboflavin. Deficiencies observed in clinical practice supports our higher dosage. The Riboflavin family are the precursors of the coenzymes, flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and flavin mononucleotide (FMN). We use both forms to support production of both coenzymes as Riboflavin contributes the flavin to FAD and Riboflavin-5-Phosphate is synonymous to FMN. Vegan or vegetarian mamas have decreased dietary intake of Riboflavin. Deficiencies observed in clinical practice supports our higher dosage.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • energy (ATP) production
  • antioxidant involved in glutathione metabolism
  • metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, fats
  • healthy stress response
  • healthy mood postpartum
  • healthy immune and inflammatory response
  • energy (ATP) production
  • antioxidant involved in glutathione metabolism
  • metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, fats
  • healthy stress response
  • healthy mood postpartum
  • healthy immune and inflammatory response
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • healthy growth and development
  • energy (ATP) production
  • healthy skin and mucous membranes
  • healthy thyroid function
  • normal heart development and function
  • healthy immune and inflammatory response
  • healthy growth and development
  • energy (ATP) production
  • healthy skin and mucous membranes
  • healthy thyroid function
  • normal heart development and function
  • healthy immune and inflammatory response

Niacin (Vitamin B3)

25mg Powder
25mg Capsules
25mg Essentials
as Niacinamide as Niacinamide
Niacinamide is the active form of Vitamin B3 and a component of NAD, a coenzyme that acts as an electron carrier in numerous reactions in the body. Our dosage is especially supportive for vegan or vegetarian mamas, while being safe for all. Niacinamide is the active form of B3 and a component of NAD, an important coenzyme. Our dosage is especially supportive for vegan or vegetarian mamas, while being safe for all.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • decreases likelihood of pre-eclampsia
  • postpartum weight loss
  • involved in cellular energy metabolism
  • reduces inflammation and oxidative stress
  • healthy skin
  • promoting healthy lipid profiles
  • decreases likelihood of pre-eclampsia
  • postpartum weight loss
  • involved in cellular energy metabolism
  • reduces inflammation and oxidative stress
  • healthy skin
  • promoting healthy lipid profiles
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • fetal growth and development
  • healthy skin
  • promoting healthy birth weight and growth
  • fetal growth and development
  • healthy skin
  • promoting healthy birth weight and growth

Vitamin B6

40mg Powder
40mg Capsules
40mg Essentials
as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate
Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate is bioavailable and ready to be used by the body. It's only found in animal products. Many, due to a common genetic variation, are inefficient converters of B6 Pyridoxine into the active form. Our dose is especially supportive for mamas, including for mood imbalance and nausea, and is highly safe. Many mamas are low in B6, as hormonal birth control significantly depletes the body of it. Many mamas are low in B6, as hormonal birth control depletes it. Our dose is supportive and highly safe.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • minimizes nausea
  • blood sugar balance
  • healthy mood through production of several key neurotransmitters
  • increasing Magnesium absorption
  • protein utilization, by interconverting amino acids
  • minimizes nausea
  • blood sugar balance
  • healthy mood through production of several key neurotransmitters
  • increasing Magnesium absorption
  • protein utilization, by interconverting amino acids
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • DNA synthesis
  • brain and nervous system development
  • adequate birth weight
  • healthy skin
  • DNA synthesis
  • brain and nervous system development
  • adequate birth weight
  • healthy skin

Folate

918mcg DFE Powder
918mcg DFE Capsules
918mcg DFE Essentials
as L-Methylfolate, Glucosamine Salt Quatrefolic® as L-Methylfolate, Glucosamine Salt Quatrefolic®
Methylfolate paired with Glucosamine Salt is bioavailable and ready to be used by the body. We avoid Folic Acid, as it is unusable or harmful for many mamas. The unmethylated Folate form found in plants is not readily converted into the usable Methylfolate form. Our dosage provides enough Folate to be effective, especially for those with conversion difficulty, while still being safe for all mamas and mamas-to-be. While too little Folate can lead to mood imbalances, so can too much Folate. Methylfolate is bioavailable and ready to be used by the body. We avoid Folic Acid, as it is unusable or harmful for many mamas. While too little Folate can lead to mood imbalances, so can too much Folate. Our dosage is just the right amount.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • mood imbalances, as it helps produce several key neurotransmitters
  • heart health
  • healthy red blood cells
  • immune support
  • detoxification
  • mood imbalances, as it helps produce several key neurotransmitters
  • heart health
  • healthy red blood cells
  • immune support
  • detoxification
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • normal neural tube development
  • normal midline development including the mouth
  • DNA and red blood cell synthesis
  • cell division, i.e. how baby grows
  • normal neural tube development
  • normal midline development including the mouth
  • DNA and red blood cell synthesis
  • cell division, i.e. how baby grows

Vitamin B12

200mcg Powder
200mcg Capsules
200mcg Essentials
as 50% Adenosylcobalamin and 50% Methylcobalamin as 50% Adenosylcobalamin and 50% Methylcobalamin
Adenosylcobalamin and Methylcobalamin are the two active coenzyme forms that are readily usable by the body. Adenosylcobalamin supports energy and a healthy metabolism, and is often missing in prenatals. Cyanocobalamin, the more common form of B12, consists of a harmful compound that requires additional processing for safe removal from the body. We avoid this form. Our combination provides enough Vitamin B12 to be highly supportive, while still being safe for all mamas and mamas-to-be. Our combination provides enough Vitamin B12 to be highly supportive, while still being safe for all mamas and mamas-to-be.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • energy levels
  • healthy metabolism
  • cognitive health
  • managing stress
  • energy levels
  • healthy metabolism
  • cognitive health
  • managing stress
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • DNA and red blood cell synthesis
  • conduction of nerve impulses
  • works synergistically with Folate to support normal neural tube development
  • cognitive development
  • DNA and red blood cell synthesis
  • conduction of nerve impulses
  • works synergistically with Folate to support normal neural tube development
  • cognitive development

Biotin

350mcg Powder
350mcg Capsules
250mcg Essentials
Biotin is needed to support rapid cell division in a developing baby. The body breaks down Biotin more rapidly during pregnancy and even marginal Biotin deficiency may be implicated in birth defects. Biotin is needed to support rapid cell division in a developing baby.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • active in energy metabolism
  • cofactor for enzymes involved in many metabolic pathways
  • plays a role in fatty acid and carbohydrate metabolism
  • formation of keratin and development of epidermal cells and hair and nails, improving their condition
  • active in energy metabolism
  • cofactor for enzymes involved in many metabolic pathways
  • plays a role in fatty acid and carbohydrate metabolism
  • formation of keratin and development of epidermal cells and hair and nails, improving their condition
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • essential for normal cell division and development
  • essential component of many metabolic processes
  • healthy skin, hair, eyes
  • healthy gut and immune function
  • healthy neurological function
  • essential for normal cell division and development
  • essential component of many metabolic processes
  • healthy skin, hair, eyes
  • healthy gut and immune function
  • healthy neurological function

Pantothenic Acid

150mg Powder
150mg Capsules
150mg Essentials
as Calcium D-Pantothenate as Calcium D-Pantothenate
Calcium D-Pantothenate is the most stable and bioactive form of Pantothenic Acid. Calcium D-Pantothenate is the most stable and bioactive form of Pantothenic Acid.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • cortisol (important stress hormone) and acetylcholine production (important neurotransmitter)
  • formation of coenzyme A, a metabolic cofactor for 100+ metabolic processes, including the production of cortisol, melatonin and acetylcholine
  • healthy sleep cycles
  • healthy cardiovascular function
  • supplementation in combination with Vitamin D supports a health microbiome
  • healthy immune response
  • cortisol (important stress hormone) and acetylcholine production (important neurotransmitter)
  • formation of coenzyme A, a metabolic cofactor for 100+ metabolic processes, including the production of cortisol, melatonin and acetylcholine
  • healthy sleep cycles
  • healthy cardiovascular function
  • supplementation in combination with Vitamin D supports a health microbiome
  • healthy immune response
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • healthy energy production, growth rates, and motor skills
  • promoting development of healthy gastrointestinal flora and GI health
  • healthy cardiovascular function
  • healthy immune response
  • healthy sleep cycles
  • healthy energy production, growth rates, and motor skills
  • promoting development of healthy gastrointestinal flora and GI health
  • healthy cardiovascular function
  • healthy immune response
  • healthy sleep cycles

Choline

500mg Powder
400mg Capsules
150mg Essentials
as Choline L(+) Bitartrate (VitaCholine™) as Choline L(+) Bitartrate (VitaCholine™)
Our Prenatal Multi is the only one to match the full RDA for nursing women. Other research suggests daily Choline intake above 930mg is optimal. On average, pregnant mamas consume just 320mg of Choline in their diet (eggs are the most common dietary source), so our dosage helps to fully fill in what's needed. Most prenatal vitamins contain 55mg of Choline or less as it’s a bulky nutrient that can be difficult to formulate with. Our Prenatal Multi is the only one to match the full RDA for nursing women. Choline Bitartrate is an optimal form for providing a concentrated dose that’s easily absorbed
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • healthy metabolism
  • normal liver function
  • efficient uptake of Omega-3 DHA
  • memory and sleep-wake cycle function, due to its role in synthesizing the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine
  • healthy cell membranes
  • healthy blood pressure
  • healthy metabolism
  • normal liver function
  • efficient uptake of Omega-3 DHA
  • memory and sleep-wake cycle function, due to its role in synthesizing the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine
  • healthy cell membranes
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • normal neural tube development
  • optimal brain development, including cognitive performance
  • proper DNA synthesis
  • countering some of the adverse effects of prenatal stress
  • transporting Omega-3 DHA from mama to baby
  • normal neural tube development
  • optimal brain development, including cognitive performance
  • proper DNA synthesis
  • countering some of the adverse effects of prenatal stress
  • transporting Omega-3 DHA from mama to baby

Vitamin K

90mcg Powder
90mcg Capsules
90mcg Essentials
As K2 menaquinone-7 As K2 menaquinone-7
Vitamin K2 as MK-7 (Menaquinone-7). MK-7 is found in fermented vegetables like natto and produced by healthy colonic bacteria. It lasts longer in the body than other forms of Vitamin K2.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • bone health, especially with skeletal remodeling to prepare for birth
  • blood sugar balance
  • normal blood clotting
  • a normal inflammatory response
  • protecting skin elasticity
  • utilizing Vitamin D3
  • bone health, especially with skeletal remodeling to prepare for birth
  • blood sugar balance
  • normal blood clotting
  • a normal inflammatory response
  • protecting skin elasticity
  • utilizing Vitamin D3
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • forming and strengthening bones and teeth
  • cardiovascular health
  • normal blood clotting
  • forming and strengthening bones and teeth
  • cardiovascular health
  • normal blood clotting

Calcium

400mg Powder
200mg Capsules
100mg Essentials
as Di-Calcium Malate (DimaCal™) and naturally occurring as Di-Calcium Malate (DimaCal™) and naturally occurring
Di-Calcium Malate is absorbed significantly better than other forms of Calcium, such as Calcium Citrate or Carbonate. The RDA for Calcium is 1,300mg. However, Calcium is best taken throughout the day, rather than in a single large dose. Our dosage is supportive for filling in gaps in mama’s diet, especially for non-dairy mamas. Di-Calcium Malate is absorbed significantly better than other forms of Calcium. Our dosage is supportive for filling in gaps in mama’s diet, especially for non-dairy mamas.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • healthy blood pressure
  • cardiac function
  • healthy bones
  • production of hormones like insulin
  • muscle relaxation
  • healthy blood pressure
  • cardiac function
  • healthy bones
  • production of hormones like insulin
  • muscle relaxation
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • forming and strengthening bones and teeth
  • full-term gestation
  • growing a healthy heart, nerves, and muscles
  • forming and strengthening bones and teeth
  • full-term gestation
  • growing a healthy heart, nerves, and muscles

Iodine

290mcg as Potassium Iodide as Potassium Iodide
Potassium Iodide is a well absorbed and reliable source of Iodine. Studies have found wide variations in the content of Iodine sourced from kelp. Our dosage matches the RDA for nursing women. Too little and too much Iodine is harmful. This dose provides enough to be effective, while still being safe for mamas and mamas-to-be that may be getting more from diet. Potassium Iodide is a well absorbed and reliable source of Iodine. Our dosage matches the RDA for nursing women.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • normal thyroid function
  • pregnancy viability
  • normal thyroid function
  • pregnancy viability
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • brain development
  • normal thyroid development
  • full-term gestation
  • brain development
  • normal thyroid development
  • full-term gestation

Magnesium

400mg Powder
200mg Capsules
100mg Essentials
as Magnesium Bisglycinate as Magnesium Bisglycinate
Magnesium Glycinate, specifically Magnesium BisGlycinate, is a mineral chelate where the Magnesium is bound to two glycine amino acids. This form is better absorbed and gentler to digest than other forms of Magnesium. Some other forms, like Magnesium Oxide, can be so poorly absorbed that they can cause loose stools and inhibit the absorption of other nutrients. Our powder form allows us to deliver the full RDA of 400mg in an easy-to-take format. We do not recommend taking more than 400mg at once, as higher dosages may slow the nutrient’s absorption. This form is better absorbed and gentler to digest than other forms of Magnesium. Our powder form allows us to deliver the full RDA of 400mg in an easy-to-take format.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • healthy blood pressure
  • highly supportive for back pain, constipation, headaches, hypertension, impaired insulin metabolism, leg cramps, and nausea
  • promotes relaxation and improved sleep quality
  • healthy blood pressure
  • highly supportive for back pain, constipation, headaches, hypertension, impaired insulin metabolism, leg cramps, and nausea
  • promotes relaxation and improved sleep quality
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • formation of teeth and bones
  • adequate birth weight
  • DNA synthesis
  • formation of teeth and bones
  • adequate birth weight
  • DNA synthesis

Zinc

25mg as Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate (TRAACS™) as Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate (TRAACS™)
This chelated form of Zinc bound to Glycine is easily absorbed and gentle on the stomach. This chelated form of Zinc bound to Glycine is easily absorbed and gentle on the stomach.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • immune function
  • protein synthesis
  • pregnancy viability
  • immune function
  • protein synthesis
  • pregnancy viability
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • DNA synthesis
  • cell division, i.e. how baby grows
  • adequate birth weight
  • full-term gestation
  • DNA synthesis
  • cell division, i.e. how baby grows
  • adequate birth weight
  • full-term gestation

Selenium

200mcg as Selenomethionine as Selenomethionine
Selenomethione is the most well-absorbed form of selenium. Selenium needs are significantly increased in pregnancy. Selenomethione is the most well-absorbed form of selenium. Selenium needs are significantly increased in pregnancy.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • fertility and conception
  • healthy thyroid function
  • fertility and conception
  • healthy thyroid function
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • healthy birth weight
  • full-term pregnancy
  • immune system development
  • healthy neurological development
  • healthy birth weight
  • full-term pregnancy
  • immune system development
  • healthy neurological development

Copper

1mg as Copper Bisglycinate TRAACS® as Copper Bisglycinate TRAACS®
Copper bound to Glycine is the most well-absorbed form. Copper needs are highest during pregnancy, but you don’t want too much as it competes with Zinc. A Zinc:Copper ratio of 25:1 is optimal. Copper bound to Glycine is the most well-absorbed form. A Zinc:Copper ratio of 25:1 is optimal.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • healthy full-term pregnancy
  • promoting normal red and white blood cell profiles
  • healthy immune response
  • blood sugar balance
  • healthy full-term pregnancy
  • promoting normal red and white blood cell profiles
  • healthy immune response
  • blood sugar balance
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • healthy fetal growth
  • energy production (ATP)
  • healthy gastrointestinal function
  • cognitive development
  • healthy immune response
  • healthy fetal growth
  • energy production (ATP)
  • healthy gastrointestinal function
  • cognitive development
  • healthy immune response

Manganese

5mg as Manganese Bisglycinate TRAACS® as Manganese Bisglycinate TRAACS®
Bisglycinate chelates are the most well-absorbed form. Provides adequate level to meet mama and baby’s requirements. Excessive Manganese is associated with maternal hypertension.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • healthy full-term pregnancy
  • decreased risk for preeclampsia
  • cofactor for many enzymes involved in many metabolic processes
  • healthy immune response
  • normal blood clotting
  • healthy full-term pregnancy
  • decreased risk for preeclampsia
  • cofactor for many enzymes involved in many metabolic processes
  • healthy immune response
  • normal blood clotting
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • healthy fetal bone growth
  • normal birth weight
  • cofactor for many enzymes involved in many metabolic processes
  • healthy immune response
  • normal blood clotting
  • healthy hair and skin
  • healthy fetal bone growth
  • normal birth weight
  • cofactor for many enzymes involved in many metabolic processes
  • healthy immune response
  • normal blood clotting
  • healthy hair and skin

Chromium

120mcg Chromium Picolinate Chromium Picolinate
Chromium Picolinate is a well-absorbed and well-studied form. Mamas need higher intakes to due chromium depletion during pregnancy and lactation. Chromium Picolinate is a well-absorbed and well-studied form. Mamas need higher intakes to due chromium depletion during pregnancy and lactation.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • healthy glucose homeostasis
  • healthy lipid profiles
  • May support healthy weight postpartum
  • healthy glucose homeostasis
  • healthy lipid profiles
  • May support healthy weight postpartum
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • glucose homeostasis in preterm infants
  • glucose homeostasis in preterm infants

Molybdenum

100mcg as Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate TRAACS® as Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate TRAACS®
Minerals bound to Glycine are very well absorbed. Mamas following a dairy-free, grain-free, lentil, or bean-free diet may be deficient in Molybdenum. Minerals bound to Glycine are very well absorbed. Mamas following a dairy-free, grain-free, lentil, or bean-free diet may be deficient in Molybdenum.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • healthy glucose homeostasis
  • cardiovascular health
  • activates metalloenzymes to breakdown toxins and sulfites
  • healthy glucose homeostasis
  • cardiovascular health
  • activates metalloenzymes to breakdown toxins and sulfites
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • healthy glucose homeostasis
  • activates metalloenzymes to breakdown toxins and sulfites
  • healthy glucose homeostasis
  • activates metalloenzymes to breakdown toxins and sulfites

Potassium

100mg as Potassium Citrate as Potassium Citrate
Potassium Citrate is a well-absorbed form. Though Potassium is readily available in foods, dietary surveys consistently show that people in the United States consume substantially less Potassium than recommended. This dose provides a bit of extra support, especially with blood volume expansion in pregnancy. Potassium Citrate is a well-absorbed form. Mamas often need extra Potassium due to blood volume expansion during pregnancy.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • helps prevent fluid accumulation in extremities
  • prevents electrolyte imbalance
  • healthy immune function
  • may help with restless legs or leg cramps
  • hormone balance
  • may help maintain normal blood pressure
  • helps prevent fluid accumulation in extremities
  • prevents electrolyte imbalance
  • healthy immune function
  • may help with restless legs or leg cramps
  • hormone balance
  • may help maintain normal blood pressure
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • healthy bone and muscle growth
  • optimal cellular function
  • organ and tissue health
  • healthy blood pressure
  • healthy bone and muscle growth
  • optimal cellular function
  • organ and tissue health
  • healthy blood pressure

Boron

0 mg
We exclude Boron as most mamas consume enough Boron, and too much is harmful. We exclude Boron as most mamas consume enough Boron, and too much is harmful.

Organic Antioxidant Blend (High ORAC)

100mg Grape, Cranberry, Pomegranate, Blueberry, Apple, Mangosteen, Bilberry, Chokeberry, and Goji Berry Grape, Cranberry, Pomegranate, Blueberry, Apple, Mangosteen, Bilberry, Chokeberry, and Goji Berry
Our antioxidant blend contains a similar potency as a serving of acai berries. Foods with a high ORAC score (like acai berries) are the most helpful in combating oxidative damage, which is why we have included an antioxidant blend with an overall ORAC score of 7,500 TE/gram or 750 umol TE per serving. Our antioxidant blend contains a similar potency as a serving of acai berries.
How it supports mama:
How it supports mama:
  • fertility and conception
  • reduce oxidative stress
  • fertility and conception
  • reduce oxidative stress
How it supports baby:
How it supports baby:
  • normal fetal development
  • normal fetal development

Powder or Pills—or just the Essentials?

Powder or Pills—or just the Essentials?

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Powder
Capsules
Essentials

Needed Prenatal Multi Powder

  • Vanilla-flavored, slightly sweet powder. Mixes into smoothies, lattes, oatmeal, and yogurt.
  • Contains 24 vitamins and minerals in optimal forms and dosages including:
  • Choline550mg
  • Magnesium *400mg
  • Calcium400mg
  • Vitamin C500mg

* encapsulated in plant-based beadlets for optimal absorption and nutrient protection

+20 other complete vitamins and minerals

  • No pill fatigue. Easy to take in all trimesters
  • Easily absorbed, no capsules to break down. No unwanted additives.
  • Expertly-formulated. Third-party batch-tested.
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Needed Prenatal Multi Capsules

  • 8 daily capsules. Perfect for those that prefer pills, or for days you don’t make smoothies.
  • 24 vitamins and minerals in optimal forms, and supportive dosages including:
  • Choline400mg
  • Magnesium *200mg
  • Calcium200mg
  • Vitamin C500mg

* non-encapsulated



  • No unwanted additives, clean plant-based capsules.
  • Expertly-formulated. Third-party batch-tested.

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Needed Prenatal Multi Essentials

  • 3 daily capsules. Easiest option for nauseous mamas or when upgrading from gummies.
  • 24 vitamins and minerals in optimal forms with supportive dosing including:
  • Choline150mg
  • Magnesium100mg
  • Calcium100mg
  • Vitamin C75mg

18 other vitamins and minerals, in supportive dosages.

  • Best option for nausea.
  • No unwanted additives, clean plant-based capsules.
  • Expertly-formulated. Third-party batch-tested.

Thoughtful inquiry is needed.

Why did you design the Prenatal Multi Essentials. How is it different from your Prenatal Multi (Powder and Capsules)?
We get it, sometimes taking a handful of pills just won't cut it (hello, first trimester nausea). We pared down our complete Prenatal Multi (eight capsules or powder) to just the essentials you and your baby need. Our Prenatal Multi Essentials is the most nourishing prenatal available in just three pills, with optimal nutrient forms and meaningful dosages of the critical nutrients. Here is a comparison to our more comprehensive products. If you can, we suggest taking our Prenatal Multi at all stages. But, when our Prenatal Multi, doesn’t fit your budget or routine, you will be better supported with our Prenatal Multi Essentials than almost any other prenatal on the market. Like our other products, we worked directly with practitioners who regularly test nutrient levels to select every nutrient form and dose.
When should I start taking the Prenatal Multi Essentials?
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 you offer Iron separately?
We recommend taking Iron away from our Prenatal Multi Essentials, 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.
Why do the amounts of some of the nutrients in Prenatal Multi Essentials exceed the percent Daily Value?
We designed our Prenatal Multi Essentials to help you thrive, not just survive, even why 8 pills isn't an option. Daily Values are set off of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) which most often do not offer enough nutritional value for women, especially while pregnant or nursing.
Is your Prenatal Multi Essentials 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 Essentials?
Our Prenatal Multi Essentials is free of gross additives and fillers. It’s made with vegetable capsules and includes only L-Leucine, an amino acid, to help with flow.
Will the Prenatal Multi Essentials 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 Essentials 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 third party test every batch for performance and quality, including nutritional content, pesticides and herbicides, heavy metals, microbes, allergens, and other contaminants.
Do you suggest taking more than just the Prenatal Multi Essentials?
We designed our Prenatal Multi Essentials to be taken with our Omega-3+, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. Together these products optimally support your preconception and general health. We suggest upgrading to our Prenatal Multi, if you can. And, many mamas may benefit from adding Iron or extra Vitamin D3/K2.
Why should I start a subscription? How does a subscription work?
Daily, continuous supplementation is needed to maintain optimal nutritional levels. 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.
Everything makes me nauseous while I am pregnant, will your product work for me?
We know, even 3 pills can be hard. We suggest taking 1 per meal, if you can. Many pregnant mamas also find our Prenatal Multi Powder to be more pleasant to take than pills, 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.
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 Essentials 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 Essentials consumption into an existing routine (like your morning smoothie), to keep the habit strong. Taking your Prenatal Multi Essentials every day will provide positive, long-lasting results.
UPDATES to 8 cap FAQS
Change “Why Powder to: Why do you offer a Prenatal Multi in Powder and Capsule Form? What is the difference? I see you offer an Essentials version too? We aim to support the nutritional needs and routines of all mamas. Here is a comparison of the products. Many mamas enjoy ordering all three and switching off.
Why do the amounts of some of the nutrients in Prenatal Multi Essentials 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 women, especially while pregnant or nursing.
What “other ingredients” are included in your Prenatal Multi?
Our Prenatal Multi is free of gross additives and fillers. It’s made with vegetable capsules and includes only L-Leucine, an amino acid, to help with flow.
What kind of testing do you do?
We third party test every batch for performance and quality, including nutritional content, pesticides and herbicides, heavy metals, microbes, allergens, and other contaminants.
Do you suggest taking more than just the Prenatal Multi Essentials?
We designed our Prenatal Multi to be taken with our Omega-3+, Collagen Protein, and Pre/Probiotic. Together these products optimally support your preconception and general health. Many mamas may also want to add Iron or extra Vitamin D3/K2. We also offer a number of other need specific products that you may benefit from.
Everything makes me nauseous while I am pregnant, will your product work for me?
We know, 8 pills can be hard. We suggest dividing them up throughout the day. Many pregnant mamas also find our Prenatal Multi Powder to be 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. We also offer a paired down 3 capsule Prenatal Multi Essentials.