- Product Description
- Usage Guide
Optimal Prenatal Protein Powder by Seeking Health provides a comprehensive prenatal formula with a unique blend of amino acids, chelated minerals, and vitamins designed to meet the high nutritional needs of women who are pregnant or preparing for pregnancy. While this nutrient blend is specifically formulated to support healthy foetal development and prenatal nutrition, Optimal Prenatal Powder may also be taken whenever the supplemental need for a potent and pure multivitamin and supplemental protein exists.
This complex formula is made with careful consideration for not only the increased demand for certain nutrients, but also for digestive sensitivity that can occur during pregnancy. This product contains L-5-MTHF, the most biologically available form of folate, which is essential to support healthy cognitive development. Optimal Prenatal also provides folinic acid, a non-methylated form of folate that can be easily converted to coenzyme forms within the body. This optimal blend of folates may work in conjunction with amino acids, chelated minerals, and other B vitamins to support normal cell growth and cardiovascular, neurologic and immune health.
Optimal Prenatal Protein Powder also contain two active coenzyme forms of vitamin B12: methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, which may help support healthy foetal development, energy metabolism and the methylation process. The well-balanced vitamin B complex is complete with active forms of riboflavin and B6, plus additional biotin to support healthy growth and development. Biotin may also help support healthy skin, hair and nails. Both vitamin B6 and ginger extract are special features of this formula, supporting digestive comfort.
Vitamin A is included in two forms: beta-carotene and retinyl palmitate, to help support those who have trouble converting "provitamin A" compounds (such as beta-carotene) into the active retinyl/retinol forms. Vitamin C and coenzyme Q10 provide antioxidant support, supporting a healthy immune system and cellular integrity. Red raspberry leaf has historically been used as a tonic for pregnant women to help support circulation, uterine comfort and digestion. Trace minerals are included in their chelated forms, as amino acid-chelated minerals are typically well-absorbed and may be more easily tolerated than alternative supplemental forms. Betaine HCl is also added to support healthy digestion and optimize absorption of nutrients.
Optimal Prenatal includes only a small amount of iron, which is naturally occurring in the vegetarian protein blend, as some women do not process iron well or do not need iron supplementation. If iron supplementation is needed, consider Optimal Iron Plus Cofactors; for a gentle, well-absorbed chelated iron.
Blend, shake or briskly mix one scoop of Optimal Prenatal Protein daily in filtered water or beverage of choice, or as directed by your healthcare professional. Alternatively, you may divide the dose, half scoop twice daily, in the morning and afternoon. Do not take within five hours of bedtime. Adding organic fruit, berries, leafy greens, healthy oils and chia seeds provides additional nutrition and taste.
Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place out of reach by children.
Children and pregnant or lactating women should consult their healthcare practitioner prior to use. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged. Avoid if allergic to any ingredient. Do not exceed 5,000 IU intake per day of preformed vitamin A. Evaluate total vitamin K intake from food and supplements if you are taking blood-thinning medications. Consult a healthcare professional prior to use if you are taking any medications or if you are undergoing treatment for any medical condition. When taking high doses of nutrients such as B12 and folate, monitor blood levels and use under the supervision of a qualified physician. Do not ingest excessive amounts of protein while pregnant or breastfeeding. Individual needs for protein intake may vary. Consult with your healthcare professional to determine a suitable daily protein intake for your individual needs.