Whether you’re contemplating pregnancy or already growing a little one, you really want to be sure you’re giving your body and your little one’s body the best nutrition possible. Hopefully every mama-to-be knows that she should be taking prenatal vitamins, but how many actually research which multivitamin is the best for your body and the developing life inside you? I know I didn’t do much research when I was pregnant with my first. I asked my doctor if one vitamin was better than another, and she just told me to make sure whatever I took had enough folic acid. So I found the cheapest vitamin that had the highest amount of folic acid in it. Did they work okay? Yes. Could they have been better? Most definitely.
I recently was asked if I would like to review one of the vitamin forumlations from Delta Labs. I chose to review their Prenatal Multivitamin as we are currently TTC. The first thing I did was look at Delta Labs website to learn about why their vitamins might be different or better than the cheap ones I was previously taking. I must say that I actually learned quite a few new things about vitamins. Did you know there are synthetic and natural vitamins? I hadn’t ever even thought about it. Guess which ones are better for your body?
“The American Pregnancy Association has cautioned expecting mothers that consuming inappropriate amounts of synthetic vitamins may be harmful to you and your baby.”
(from Delta Labs website)
I also compared the label of my previous prenatal vitamins with Delta Labs version and found it interesting that while they differed only a bit on which vitamins and minerals they each included, they differed a lot on how much of each vitamin and mineral they each included. There is also a short video on the Delta Labs website about their particular prenatal formula and the reasoning behind the vitamins and minerals they chose to include. I love that I feel more informed now about what I am putting in my body and why.
Now on to my experience taking the Prenatal Multivitamin! I know it’s not important health-wise, but I wanted to mention that I really love the look of the bottle these come in. The only downside of the pretty bottle is that it does not have a child-proof cap. That being said, I’m very careful to keep all medicine out of reach of my little guy anyhow, child-proof cap or not.
I was surprised to see that the pills are actually gel caps. All of the other prenatals I’ve used in the past were coated/un-coated pills. I love that these are gel caps as I find them easier to swallow. You do need to take 2 pills per day. One in the AM and one in the PM. I had a hard time remembering the evening one until I got into the habit. (My other pills were once a day formulas.) I am guessing that by taking them twice a day you are getting your body to absorb more of the helpful vitamins and keeping a consistent dose heading through your body at all times.
I cannot really comment on how easy these are on morning sickness tummies since I’m not currently pregnant, but they do claim to be gentle on the stomach. I personally didn’t have any tummy issues while taking these with or without food in the morning or evening. I love that they are all-natural as it truly makes so much more sense to be taking a natural product vs a synthetic one. They are also gluten free for those with gluten sensitivities.
I really like these vitamins as I think they really will give me better nutrition than the ones I was previously using, and I plan to continue using them although they are more expensive. I think a higher quality product in this case is definitely worth the price.
Another neat thing about Delta Labs is their bottle return program. In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint Delta Labs reuses their bottles. Each bottle you receive comes with a pre-paid return label sticker which you simply place on the empty bottle then put it in the mail. You then get a $5 credit on your account to be used for your next order.
Delta Labs was founded by Debbie Morgan who wanted to offer a selection of high quality vitamins and supplements specifically formulated to meet a woman’s specific needs in the varying phases of her life from before pregnancy to menopause. The Prenatal Multivitamin is $22.95 for a 30 day supply. There is also a 30 day, money-back guarantee on all Delta Labs products.
“At Delta Labs, our mission is to develop the highest quality, most affordable and comprehensive line of women’s health and wellness formulas founded on scientific research. We’re committed to helping every woman feel renewed, empowered, and excited about life, and strive daily to provide unsurpassed customer care to help every woman achieve her best.”
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