Friday, September 21, 2012
My Pre-Natal Vitamins
One is a pill; the other is a capsule. I'm grateful for their small, easy-to-swallow size.
The brand is Prefera OB + DHA.
My nutritionist at the health food store would probably be upset at me for settling for what he would surely call a money-hungry drug company's synthetic rendition that the body won't absorb anyhow. He'd scold me for taking something that probably has other ingredients that are poisonous or cancer-causing, because the FDA permits such things in small amounts.
And while I loved the prenatal vitamins he gave me and do credit them for priming my body for conception, my doctor was concerned about the other, herbal ingredients -- and was definitely against Vitamin A, explaining how such a thing is hard for a baby's body to process and should not be contained in a prenatal vitamin.
The all-natural, organic, and expensive vitamins that I've gotten from the health food store are fantastic, but they certainly rev my body up. They'd be great if I were about to run a marathon or retake the SAT, but otherwise I usually don't appreciate the heightened awareness and ability to think and process things so rapidly. Those, to me, feel like racing thoughts, and I prefer not to have them.
So the little purple pill and tiny red capsule are my prenatal vitamins of choice. :)
Posted by Lisa at 11:31 AM