Optimal Prenatal
EUR 69.95

Optimal Prenatal

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  • Category: Pregnancy & Vitamins
  • Prenatal multivitamin
  • Contains vitamin B6 & ginger
  • 800 mcg of Quatrefolic® per dose
  • Benefits the cell division process*1
  • Contributes to tissue growth*2
  • 240 capsules
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SH-13
EUR 69.95
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Optimal Prenatal by Seeking Health

Seeking Health Optimal Prenatal is a comprehensive prenatal formula with a unique blend of minerals, vitamins and amino acids. The formula has been specifically designed to meet the increased nutritional needs of women who are pregnant or preparing for pregnancy. Also taken into account are the digestive sensitivities that may occur during pregnancy. For example, this product does not contain iron, because not all women can process this equally well and not all women can use it. L-5-MTHF has been added as the patented enzyme Quatrefolic®, the most bioavailable and a methylated form of folic acid, which has a beneficial effect on the cell division process.

Packed with potent ingredients

This complex Optimal Prenatal formula is packed with powerful ingredients. The supplement not only contains the methylated form of folate (L-5-MTHF), it also contains folinic acid, the non-methylated variety that can be converted by the body. This blend of folates works well with amino acids and in minerals such as copper, magnesium and iodine. Iodine is added to support the synthesis of the nerve cell structure while magnesium benefits the muscles and state of mind. The formula also contains vitamin A, indeed in two forms (beta-carotene and retinyl palmitate), as well as B vitamins (including the active forms of riboflavin and B6) which help fight fatigue, contribute to mental resilience and support the immune system. Also unique to this formula is the addition of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and the spice ginger, which supports digestion*3 as well as proper stomach functions during periods of morning sickness*3.

Evolution of epigenetics

To this day there is debate about the extent to which we as humans are 'pre-programmed' or rather shaped by our environment. The relatively new science called epigenetics bridges these two extreme positions. It examines changes in gene expression which take place in the 'epigenome', without the DNA sequence changing. The difference between genetics and epigenetics can be thought of as the difference between writing and reading a book. Once a story is on paper, this information will be the same in all printed copies of the book. However, each individual reader has a different interpretation of the story, and experiences different thoughts or emotions. Likewise, our DNA is interpreted, as it were, and switched 'on' or 'off' by epigenomes. For example, the story of our DNA can take different twists, depending on the way in which the epigenomes influence the story. More and more researchers are convinced that epigenomes can in turn be influenced by diet and lifestyle. This is of course a very interesting field of research. The methylation processes that occur constantly in our bodies and what role they play in epigenetics, are currently particularly widely researched by epigeneticists.

Benefits

  • Crafty composite prenatal multivitamin offering quality vegetarian proteins, amino acids, vitamins and minerals
  • Contains the active, methylated L-5-MTHF in the form of the patented enzyme Quatrefolic®, which aids the cell division process and contributes to tissue growth
  • B vitamins help fight fatigue, contribute to mental resilience and support the immune system
  • Copper, magnesium and iodine support the construction of nerve cells
  • Magnesium benefits the muscles and state of mind
  • Ginger supports digestion*3 and supports proper stomach functions during periods of morning sickness*3
  • Free from milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, nuts, wheat, soy, gluten, GMOs and artificial colors and flavors; suitable for vegetarians

The Methylation Process

The methylation process is one of the most important and most intriguing biochemical processes in our body. Currently a lot of research is being done with several studies pointing out that there is a probable link between the ability to methylate and health. The process of methylation takes place trillions of times every minute in all cells of our body and affects, among other systems, energy production, DNA regeneration, hormone production and repair work. Technically, methylation is a controlled transfer of a methyl group to primarily proteins, amino acids, enzymes and DNA. In addition, substances able to donate a methyl group are called methyl donors, including B vitamins, vitamin C, biotin, zinc, folic acid and betaine. Methyl groups facilitate the on-and-off switches of our DNA and thus play an important role in the gene expression of our DNA. This makes them one of the most researched molecules in epigenetics.

Epigenetics & Seeking Health

The term epigenetics was coined in 1942 by biologist Conrad Waddington in an attemot to interpret the phenomenon in which genes, under the influence of environmental factors, can be switched on and off. In epigenetic modifications, the function of a gene changes without changing its code, as when a piece of music is played by different musicians; the same notes are on the sheet, but they sound different. For example, two people who are genetically identical can still be very different epigenetically. This has been a guiding principle for Seeking Health’s Dr. Ben Lynch. By detecting the markers around the DNA that can turn genes on or off and influence them with the help of nutrition, supplements and lifestyle adjustments, Lynch argues that we can 'clean up our dirty genes', as it were, and can influence our gene expression.

About Seeking Health

Seeking Health was founded by Dr. Ben Lynch, who in 2018, after years of research, wrote the book Dirty Genes. Lynch received his doctorate in natural medicine from Bastyr University in Washington, DC, and helped thousands of clients, doctors and health professionals worldwide gain insights from epigenetics to optimize their health the holistic way. Lynch, currently the most consulted expert in epigenetics, is convinced that our genetic destiny is not fixed. Rather, through the right diet and lifestyle we can interact with our genes to realize our body’s full genetic potential.

* 1 Calcium, folate, magnesium, zinc, and vitamins A, B12 and D benefit the cell division process

* 2 Folate contributes to tissue growth during pregnancy

* 3 Health claim pending European authorization

More Information
Product Name
Optimal Prenatal
Brand
Seeking Health
Content
240 capsules
User Instructions
  • Take 8 capsules daily, with a meal, in divided doses, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
  • Do not take within 5 hours of bedtime.
Ingredients per Serving
  Amount per serving % DV
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene and as retinyl palmitate) 1500 µg RAE 115%
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 350 mg 292%
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) 50 µg (2000 IU) 333%
Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 130 mg 684%
Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-7) 100 µg 111%
Thiamin (as thiamine hydrochloride) 5 mg 357%
Riboflavin (as riboflavin 5'-phosphate sodium and as riboflavin) 20 mg 1250%
Niacin (as niacinamide) 25 mg 139%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl and as pyridoxal 5'-phosphate) 20 mg 1000%
Folate (as Quatrefolic® (6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate, glucosamine salt and as calcium folinate) 1360 µg DFE (800 µg) 227%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin) 150 µg 5357%
Biotin 500 µg 1429%
Pantothenic acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 150 mg 2143%
Choline (as choline-bitartrate) 250 mg 45%
Calcium (as dicalcium malate§) 400 mg 31%
Iodine (as potassium iodide) 250 µg 86%
Magnesium (as dimagnesium malate§) 250 mg 63%
Zinc (as zinc bisglycinate chelate§) 20 mg 154%
Selenium (as SelenoExcell® High Selenium Yeast) 200 µg 286%
Copper (as Copper Bisglycinate chelate§) 0.75 mg 58%
Manganese (as TRAACS® Manganese Bisglycinate chelate§) 5 mg 192%
Chromium (as TRAACS® Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate chelate§) 120 µg 267%
Molybdenum (as TRAACS® Molybdenum Glycinate chelate§) 100 µg 200%
Potassium (as potassium glycinate complex§) 99 mg 2%
Red Raspbeery (Rubus idaeus)(leaf) 250 mg **
Inositol 150 mg **
Betaine HCl 150 mg **
L-Carnosine 150 mg **
Gingerextract 10: 1 (Zingiber officinale)(root) 100 mg **
Coenzym Q10 (ubidecarenone) 75 mg **
Milk Thistle Extract (Silybum marianum)(seeds)(80% silymarin) 75 mg **
Taurine 50 mg **
Mixed Tocopherols 45 mg **
Lutein (from marigold extract) (Tagetes erecta) (flowers) 5 mg **
Zeaxanthin (from marigold extract) (Tagetes erecta) (flowers) 5mg **
Boron (as Albion® Bororganic Glycine§) 1 mg **

** % Recommended Daily Allowance not established.

Quatrefolic® s a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A. Geproduceerd under US Patent 7,947,662.

§DimaCal®, TRAACS® and Albion® are registered trademarks of Albion Laboratories, Inc.

SelenoExcell® is a registered trademark of Cypress Systems, Inc.

EU Norm
*RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance
Other Ingredients

HPMC (capsule), ascorbyl palmitate, medium-chain triglyceride oil, silica, and L-Leucine.

Diet
Vegetarian
Allergens
None
Instructions
Storage: see label. Keep out of the reach of children. Consult an expert before use in case of pregnancy, breastfeeding, illness or medication.
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  1. Great buying experience as always!
    Overall rating
    80%
    I love this product so much and the formulation behind it, literally one of the best prenatal supplement there is in the market if not the very best! Few prenatal supp out there that has choline which is basically a brain vitamin, FOLATE and not the sinthetic acid folic that your body sometimes can’t absorb. Really great for pre-pregnancy, during and breastfeeding and anyone looking for a potent multivitamin.

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