It’s finally here! Introducing Prenatal Essentials, our new premium, highly bioavailable vegan formula with key nutrients to support women before, during and after pregnancy.
Why taking a prenatal is important
The period prior to conception and the first eight weeks of pregnancy – before you may even realise you’re expecting – are critical for your baby’s healthy development. Research has shown that key nutrients, like folate and iron, are essential for a healthy pregnancy and can reduce the chance of birth defects. During the gestation period, your baby’s vital organs and nervous system are developing rapidly, so taking a scientifically formulated prenatal supplement lays a strong foundation to support healthy growth and function in utero and beyond.
The significance of folate in pregnancy care
Adequate folate is essential for a healthy pregnancy and is commonly prescribed by doctors for preconception. In an Australian cohort study , 19-46% of pregnant women did not meet the recommended daily intake for folate  highlighting the need for supplementation where diet does not provide adequate nutrients.
In addition to supporting neural tube development for unborn babies, folate is also essential for the health of the pregnant mother. Folate is involved with DNA methylation (a process related to gene expression) and supports red blood cell formation and is commonly found in the form of folic acid, a synthetic form of folate .
Did you know? Over 30% of women worldwide may not be able to easily absorb Folic Acid.
Up to one-third of women might not be able to use folic acid efficiently, which means some women may not be getting as much folate through supplementation as they thought. To ensure you’re getting adequate folate, look for prenatal supplements with Methylated Folate - a bioavailable form of folic acid as it’s easily absorbed and utilised by your body.
Why choose Vitable’s Prenatal Essentials
Vitable’s Prenatal Essentials includes 22 nutrients you need to support a healthy pregnancy, in their cleanest and most absorbable forms. All in one small capsule daily. Our formulation is unique, including:
- Methylfolate: The most bioavaialable form of folate.
- Choline: Choline is a mineral that helps your body break down and store fats, carbohydrates, and protein. Choline is critical for a number of physiological processes during the prenatal period with roles in membrane biosynthesis and tissue expansion, neurotransmission and brain development, and methyl group donation and gene expression. 
- Inositol: to support general healthy pregnancy when taken in combination with Choline.
- Activated Vitamin B12: Low Vitamin B12 levels cause a reduction in red blood cell formation and prevent them from developing properly. Vitamin B12 also plays a vital role in helping your body produce red blood cells, when your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells to transport oxygen to your vital organs. This can cause symptoms like fatigue and weakness. 
- The first vegan-certified Vitamin D3 + Vitamin K2: which supports the absorption of Calcium into bones, assisting with bone health and bone development during pregnancy.
- A gentle chelated Iron: for easy digestion and to support transporting oxygen to cells, maintain energy levels and make blood for mum and baby.
- Chromium: a mineral that helps your body break down and store fats, carbohydrates, and protein. Chromium also promotes the building of proteins in your developing baby's growing tissues.
Our team of health experts has made sure to include all the essential nutrients your body needs before, during and after pregnancy, including trace minerals and essential ingredients that other brands often leave out. Plus, we left out all the nasties and our Prenatal Essentials is TGA-listed, 100% vegan, non-GMO, free from soy, gluten and dairy. You can rest easy knowing that The Prenatal Essentials has been formulated with you and your future bub in mind.
Vitamin and/or mineral supplements should not replace a balanced diet. If symptoms persist, seek the advice of a healthcare professional. Advise your doctor of any medicine you take during pregnancy, particularly in your first trimester. If you are concerned about the health of yourself or your baby, talk to your health practitioner.This medicine contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150 micrograms for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded. If you have pre-existing thyroid conditions, seek advice from your medical practitioner before taking this medicine.
Learn more about our Prenatal Essentials here.
Livock M, Anderson PJ, Lewis S et al (2017) Maternal micronutrient consumption periconceptionally and during pregnancy: a prospective cohort study. Public Health Nutr 20(2): 294-304.