Garden of Life Vegetarian Prenatal Multivitamin Supplement with Folate – Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal Whole Food Vitamin for Mom and Baby, 90 Capsules

By | March 9, 2018
Garden of Life Vegetarian Prenatal Multivitamin Supplement with Folate - Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal Whole Food Vitamin for Mom and Baby, 90 Capsules

As a pregnant woman, you want only the best for your unborn baby-and so does garden of life. Specifically designed to meet the unique needs of women during pre-conception, pregnancy and lactation, vitamin code raw prenatal is raw, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free. Taking care of you and your unborn baby is of utmost importance during this amazing journey. Your body, and the tiny developing body inside you require the finest, high-quality, prenatal supplementation available. Isn’t it time you started taking Vitamin Code RAW Prenatal?

  • PRENATAL MULTIVITAMIN: Specially formulated women’s multivitamin made from nutritious RAW whole foods
  • MOM TO BE: Our prenatal multivitamin for women is designed for BOTH mom and baby during pregnancy and lactation
  • PRENATAL WITH PROBIOTICS: This prenatal women’s vitamin includes probiotics, ginger, vitamin D and zinc for digestive support
  • MULTIVITAMIN WITH IRON: This vitamin supports blood and heart health with iron, vitamin C, E, and B-Complex plus Folate for healthy neural tube development
  • RAW MULTIVITAMIN: Vegetarian, gluten free, and dairy free whole food multivitamin, with NO binders or fillers

3 thoughts on “Garden of Life Vegetarian Prenatal Multivitamin Supplement with Folate – Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal Whole Food Vitamin for Mom and Baby, 90 Capsules

  1. Gal Anonim
    270 of 275 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Buyer Beware! Not all sizes of bottles have the same ingredients., December 8, 2016

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    This review is from: Garden of Life Vegetarian Prenatal Multivitamin Supplement with Folate – Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal Whole Food Vitamin for Mom and Baby, 90 Capsules (Health and Beauty)
    Amazon sells these with options of 30 capsules, 90 capsules, and 180 capsules (listed under the same product name). If you look closely, you’ll see that that they all have different ingredients, so basically, they are slightly different products.

    Specifically, the 90 capsule bottle (which is the one I ordered most recently, prior to that I was using the 180 capsule bottle), has the information written in English and French. The package is slightly different, and I couldn’t find that same product on the Garden of Life’s website. What I did find on their site was a 90 capsule size bottle that is completely different than the one Amazon sells. The one sold on Amazon is obviously produced for export, and is not the same as the product Garden of Life sells in the US. Most vitamin content is the same, with the exception of Protein which is not listed on the list of ingredients on the 90 capsule bottle. The 90 capsule doesn’t contain probiotics or vitex. It doesn’t have the Raw Organic Sprout Blend either (which I guess is where the protein comes from in the 30 and 180 capsule pills). Worst of all, it contains fillers (silicon dioxide, hypromellose) which I bet is the reason why so many people get nauseous if they are using the 90 capsule size bottle that they bought on Amazon.

    The 30 capsule bottle doesn’t list Vitex either, and it has a slightly different list of ingredients as well.

    The different size capsules are in reality different products, but they are listed as the same product that only differs in the number of capsules per container; which is not only very misleading, it also means that the product reviews or answers to questions written for those various products are listed all together on Amazon, and it’s impossible to tell whether people were describing their experience with the 30 capsule, 90 capsule or 180 capsule bottle. For example, how do you know if the person writing a review was using the 90 capsule bottle with the fillers and without vitex or protein or the 180 capsule bottle that has vitex, protein and no fillers or the 30 capsule bottle that doesn’t have vitex, but has brewer’s yeast that the others don’t have (they have regular yeast), and which can be a problem to people with gluten allergies.

    I first purchased the 180 capsule bottle. I studied the list of ingredients, I liked the product and felt good after taking it, so I went back to re-order it, but this time I decided to buy the smaller bottle. Since I had already used this product, and I clicked on the link that was listed for it under my Order History, I thought I was getting the same thing but smaller. I had no idea that what I was buying was essentially a different product. After taking just one pill I started feeling sick (nausea, headache, overall brain fog and tiredness). I pretty much felt like I was experiencing “morning sickness” typical for the first trimester of pregnancy (I’m not pregnant). I started being suspicious of those vitamins when I once took two pills at night, and I woke up feeling awful. I came back to the Amazon page just to discover that the bottle I bought (90 capsules), had fillers and binders, and was missing protein, probiotics and vitex (although I’m not crazy about vitex) that the 180 capsule bottle has. I felt very misled and angry.

    If I were to write a review for the 180 capsule bottle, it would’ve been a five star review. The 90 capsule bottle gets only one star. They way I see it, those are two completely different products, and the product in the 90 capsule bottle is significantly inferior to the product in the 180 capsule bottle.

    I know that many women who purchase this product like it because it claims to be all natural. Well the 90 capsule bottle isn’t all natural, and it made me really sick because of the fillers and binders in it.

    Someone asked a question about this product regarding its gluten status, and the answer was that it doesn’t contain gluten. Well, the 90 and 180 capsule product doesn’t, but the 30 capsule bottle contains brewers yeast which is a gluten containing substance. I just don’t see why they all can be listed as the same product…

    Just read carefully the description of the bottle size you are buying and take the reviews with the grain of salt. They are not all for the the same product.

  2. Leopold Smith
    460 of 484 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Prenatals- but you will need to add other supplements!, September 18, 2016
    Leopold Smith (Tucson, AZ USA) –

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    Great Organic/Non GMO Prenatals- but you will need to add other supplements!
    Pros: This is a great product and one of the only food based, organic, non-GMO prenatals I could find. Food based is vital for baby!
    Cons: They do have a slightly strange flavor (just while you are swallowing them) so I usually try to take them with juice and not water to avoid noticing it.
    Note: These prenatals are good but are not 100% complete for many moms. They lack many nutrients you need to grow a healthy baby. I did a ton of research on nutrients needed for optimal fetal development and this is what I came up with. (Note: I am healthy woman with no preexisting medical conditions- each mom is different and you should talk with your doctor/ midwife to decide what is best for you).

    Vitamins recommended in pregnancy (upper limits): — how much is in the Garden of Life prenatals:
    Calcium: 1000mg (<2500) – 125mg
    Choline: 450mg (<3500) — 0
    DHA: 300mg –0
    Folate (better than synthetic Folic acid): 600mcg – 800mcg
    Iodine: 250 (<1100mcg) – 150mcg
    Iron: 27mg (<45mg) – 18mg
    Potassium: 4700mg –0
    Riboflavin: 1.4mg –1.7mg
    B6: 1.9mg –2mg
    B12: 2.6mcg –6mcg
    C: 85mg (<2000mg) –60 mg
    D: 600IU (<4000) –1,400IU
    Zinc: 11mg (<40mg) – 7.5mg
    Biotin: 30mcg –300mcg
    Magnesium 360mg –38mg

    Based on this information, I still needed the minimum of the following nutrients each day:
    Calcium: 875mg
    Choline: 450mg
    DHA: 300mg
    Iodine: 100mcg
    Iron: 9mg
    Potassium: 4700mg
    C: 25mg
    Zinc: 3.5mg
    Magnesium 322mg

    Note: You get some of this with a healthy diet, but I wanted to ensure I was getting all of it daily for me and my developing baby. So I also take the following supplements each day with this prenatal:
    1. New Chapter Whole Mega Alaskan Salmon Oil (wild caught) for my DHA (220mg)
    2. Garden of Life Raw Calcium (food based) for Calcium: 756mg; Vitamin C: 50 mg; Magnesium: 386mg
    3. IntraNaturals Choline for Choline 550mg
    4. Dr. Berg Organic Sea Kelp Supplement (Pure Icelandic Sea Kelp) for Iodine: 500mcg
    5. Garden of Life Healthy Blood (food based) for Iron: 28mg (note this is more iron than you need when coupled with this prenatal but when you are making 4-5 pounds of extra blood many women need it – this is different for each woman and you should get your iron tested)

    After all these supplements, I am still short:
    DHA: 80mg
    Calcium: 119mg
    Potassium: 4700mg
    Zinc: 3.5mg

    I do get most of this in my healthy diet each day, but just to be safe (and ensure I grow the best baby I possibly can) I also take the following “nonessential” but beneficial supplements each day:

    6. Garden of Life raw B-Complex (food based) for extra B vitamins (these give you energy so best to take in the am and you pee out what you don’t need)
    7. Chlorella Spirulina 50/50 Tablet Mix for cleaning out my blood.
    8. World Organics Ultra Concentrated Liquid Chlorophyll: to give me extra green nutrients, also it has been linked to decreasing blood loss during labor:

    Note: I don’t work for any of these companies and am not getting anything for this review. I am just an expecting mom that did A LOT of research of prenatals and nutrients needed for optimal development and wanted to share what I learned. Please talk with your doctor/ midwife to determine what is best for you. Hopefully I can help another expecting mom and you will find this information useful! Best of luck with your pregnancy : )

  3. Taking Our Health Back
    41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Has Folate instead of synthetic Folate (Folic Acid)/Great Product!!!, April 2, 2016
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    I feel GREAT on this prenatal as opposed to the cheaper one I used to buy at Whole Foods which was “food based”. I will explain why I found out later I didn’t feel well on the other one too. This one has lots of good things in it and also Folate rather than Folic Acid which is the synthetic form of Folate. It’s estimated that half the population may have the MTHFR gene mutation and can’t process folic acid. So it’s super important to make sure you take a good vitamin with folate (and methyl folate if you do have it). Folic acid otherwise just pools in the body since we have a hard to converting it like the real thing and it ends up becoming toxic. Also, can cause miscarriages and issues with brain development if taking the synthetic Folic acid due to lack of folate being absorbed and passed on to baby. Make sure you find a physician who is familiar with MTHFR. SO MANY MISCARRIAGES AND OTHER DEFECTS ALONG WITH MENTAL ISSUES HAPPENING THAT COULD EASILY BE AVOIDED IF ONLY MORE PHYSICIANS TESTED FOR THIS FIRST AND WOMEN STARTED PROPER TREATMENT FIRST. Do the best you can by at least getting a good vitamin like this one with the actual form of folate in it.

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