Vitafol®-Ultra is Ultra complete with a formula that contains the essential elements of a prenatal supplement. In the table below, you will find the components of Vitafol®-Ultra and also the percentage daily requirement for pregnant woman.
Ultra Complete: Vitafol®-Ultra has 15 essential nutrients and DHA to support a healthy pregnancy.
Ultra Small: One of the smallest all-in-one prenatal vitamins.
Ultra Tolerable: Vitafol®-Ultra is easy on your body. Vitafol®-Ultra contains Polysaccharide iron, which makes the iron more readily absorbed, while minimizing the risk of gastric irritation. It also contains 200 mg plant based DHA with no fish oil, say goodbye to fishy burps.
Ultra Folate: Vitafol®-Ultra contains 1 mg of folate in which 0.6 mg of the folate is provided as Metafolin®. Metafolin® contains the form of folate naturally present in the body1. Metafolin® contains L-methylfolate, the biologically active form of folate in the body, so, no folate conversion is needed1.
Some studies have shown that L-methylfolate (contained in Metafolin®) increases red blood cell folate levels more effectively than folic acid and is also more bioavailable.*,2,3
1. Pietrzik, K, et al:Clin Pharmacokinet 49, 535-48 (2010).
2. Prinz-Langenohl, R et al: Br J Pharmacol 158, 2014-21 (2009).
3. Lamers, Y, et al: Am J Clin Nutr 84, 156-61 (2006).
There are many prenatal vitamins on the market, it may be hard for you to choose which one suits you. The information under the menu "Vitafol®-Ultra" may help determine the differences between prenatal vitamins and the advantages of Vitafol®-Ultra. Talk to your healthcare professional to decide which prenatal vitamin meets your needs.
While there is no specific rule of thumb, it is a good idea for women to begin taking prenatal vitamins before pregnancy, throughout pregnancy and during the postnatal period for lactating and non-lactating mothers. This ensures that the would-be mom has adequate nutrition in order to keep her baby’s health on track during pregnancy and after delivery.
If you are planning to breastfeed your baby you may want to continue taking prenatal vitamin supplements until your baby is weaned from breastfeeding.
Although missing one single dose should not harm your baby, do not take more than the suggested dose. It is best to establish a regular routine and take your prenatal vitamin at the same time every day. This way you’ll be less likely to forget.
Folates are a form of B-vitamins, they are water soluble and play a key role in cell division or cell repair*. Metafolin® and Folic acid are sources of folate.
Metafolin® OR L-methylfolate calcium is the pure crystalline product containing the form of folate naturally present in the body1. Metafolin® contains L-methylfolate, the biologically active form of folate in the body1.
1 Pietrzik, K, et al:Clin Pharmacokinet 49, 535-48 (2010)