Choosing prenatal vitamins can be complicated, as the world of supplements is difficult to navigate. My criteria for selecting the best prenatal vitamins is as follows:
- Nutrient levels – how much of each individual vitamin and mineral is in a daily dose?
- Absorbability of nutrients – are the vitamins and minerals found in their most absorbable form?
- Form of folate – folic acid or methylated folate? This is essential if you carry a defect in the MTHFR gene.
- Fillers and other additives. It’s amazing what you find when you read the fine print!