PRENATAL PRO™120 CAPSULES Designs for Health


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Prenatal Pro™ provides optimal supplementation for pregnant women, lactating women, and women wishing to become pregnant. This prenatal multivitamin contains active isomer naturally-occurring folates in place of synthetic folic acid; also it contains Ferrochel chelated iron, which is the most bioavailable on the market and non-constipating. The minerals chosen for Prenatal Pro™ are true chelates, which provide superior absorption compared to those found in standard prenatal vitamins.

Product Tech Sheet (PDF): prenatal-pro-techsheet

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Prenatal Pro™ is a four-a-day multivitamin/multimineral designed to provide a broad foundation of
nutrients to augment and complement an average diet. Its formulation was guided by established
Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) and Adequate Intakes (AIs), average nutrient consumptions and common insuciencies in typical Western diets, and intensive support for a healthy pregnancy and optimal fetal development.
Prenatal Pro™ is unique as it contains a blend of gamma and delta-tocotrienols, which are more
potent antioxidants than alpha-tocopherol and have unique health benefits. (See the tech sheet for
Annatto-E™ for details.) It also includes a bioidentical form of folate with superior bioavailability
compared to folic acid, which may mitigate eects of common genetic polymorphisms on increased
risk of birth defects.
The optimal intake of vitamins and minerals for pregnant women or women trying to conceive is a
topic of ongoing research. This includes evaluation of the diet that humans evolved on for millions
of years1-4, as well as research that proposes to redefine the minimum levels of nutrients that support healthy DNA replication (also referred to as genomic stability). This is relevant to pregnant
women’s health and to fetal development.5-8 The newly proposed Australian RDA for folate (700
mcg) is higher than the US RDA (600 mcg dietary folate equivalents) but similar to the estimated
average evolutionary intake of dietary folate of 736 mcg.
In addition, beyond nutrient intakes recommended for broad swaths of general populations, it is
sensible to take into account clinical status, age, and genetics when estimating required nutrient
intakes. For example, as one study points out, polymorphisms related to the folate/homocysteine
pathway may contribute to increased risk for a number of pregnancy-related pathologies.9 The
levels of vitamins B2, B6, B12 and folate found in Prenatal Pro™ are adequate for maintaining healthy
homocysteine (Hcy) levels for a large section of the population but not for those with single nucleotide polymorphisms in particular Hcy metabolic pathways and/or folate receptor activity.10-12


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Designs For Health

About Designs for Health

Our Company Since 1989, Designs for Health has been the health care professional's trusted source for research-backed nutritional products of superior quality. By providing comprehensive support through our extensive product line, ongoing clinical education, and practice development programs, we are able to maximize the potential for successful health outcomes. Our wide array of added-value services not only set us apart, but indicate the depth of our commitment to you. Jonathan and Linda Lizotte, RD, CDN, founded Designs for Health in 1989 with a local team of nutritionists. Managing 22 Northeastern offices, the company's initial focus was to provide nutrition counseling services for the treatment of a variety of health conditions. The success of this endeavor grew, as did the demand for nutritional products to satisfy the specific treatment needs of the company's clinical nutritionists. Realizing that a genuine need existed for a line of nutritional supplements designed by health care professionals, for health care professionals, Designs for Health focused its efforts in this direction. Of utmost importance to the health professionals served by Designs for Health was ?? and still is ?? quality ingredients, efficacious doses, and company integrity. The formation of a Designs for Health branded supplement line led to mass requests from clinicians for further education and support. Advanced training courses were offered, dealing with nutritional approaches to chronic disease. To better serve its customers, Designs for Health responded in 1996 by directing its resources toward the establishment of 3 primary divisions: Professional Products, Research and Education, and Practice Development. With its roots in education, Designs for Health remains committed to providing the latest scientific nutrition research via innovative seminars and conferences. To this day, nutritionally-minded clinicians with ongoing clinical experiences shape the direction of the company. By holding itself to extremely high standards and delivering results, Designs for Health has established itself as one of the fastest growing manufacturers and distributors of nutritional supplements, selling exclusively to the health professionals market. Led by a talented and committed team of professionals whose ultimate goal is to help people lead healthier lives, Designs for Health delivers on its promise to provide the highest quality nutritional products available ?? and the dedicated relevant support needed to ensure optimal results.