Completia Prenatal Multivitamin


According to the Food and Drug Administration, adequate folate (folic acid) in healthful diets may reduce a woman's risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord defect. Sources of folate include fruits, veggies, whole grain products, fortified cereals and dietary supplements. Folate intake should not exceed 250% of the daily value (1,000 mcg).

Eye and Brain Development—Choose a brand with a 100 mg daily dose of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an essential building block of eye and brain tissue. A study published in the official journal of the American Acadamy of Pediatrics shows that supplementation of DHA during pregnancy benefits the baby's visual development.

Neural Development—Get the full daily recommended allowance of Folic Acid (800 mcg) for healthy neural tube development. Also look for the appropriate daily levels of Vitamin B6 (2.5 mg) and Vitamin B12 (8 mcg) for development and maintenance of the central nervous system.

Iron Absorption—Keep the right level of Iron in your blood. 45 mg a day is a good dose, as iron is often low in women during pregnancy. Look for Beta Carotene, Nettle and Vitamin C to enhance iron absorption. And, don't choose a supplement that exceeds 600 mg a day of Calcium—as it can interfere with iron absorption.

Pleasant Aroma and Botanical Support—During times of morning sickness, a prenatal tablet gently scented with Peppermint is soothing. The addition of Diatomaceous Plant provides over 70 trace minerals to help reduce cravings during pregnancy that may be caused by the body's need for more minerals.
Product: Completia Prenatal Multivitamin
Brand: Nature's Way (More Products)
Size: 240 Tablets
Dosage: 4 Tablets
Retail: $25.99
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8 Customer Reviews


rotten fish and herbal tea taste
by Anna

I'm sure it works fine but it makes me at least gag, at worst actually throw up each time I take them. I had to stop taking them during the first trimester because it was just about the easiest way to sabotage my morning. I took a gelcap of a different brand with absolutely no taste (and only one a day instead of 4) in the mean time. Now I am back to these and am SOOOO sad about it. Each morning and evening I dread the moment when the taste of rotten fish poorly masked by herbal tea hits my tongue. The part that kills me is that it says on the package "pleasant aroma." Far from it! Even my husband who has a weak sense of smell finds these vitamins repulsive.


So far okay...
by Genevieve Yan

These smell like minty dried fish, which is actually very unpleasant; however, despite that, they don't seem to have any adverse affect on my nausea. That said, they aren't any worse smelling than some "ultra" or "mega" type daily vitamin suppliments, which don't smell fishy, but do smell awful just the same. These are pretty big and hard, so if you have difficulty taking pills, these may give you trouble. My sister would never be able to swallow these. They also have a lot of iron in them, so I have to take Benefiber to keep from getting constipated. I also like that these are all "natural" which is another reason why they are big and weird smelling!

I used Nature's Way Prenatal Multi during my first pregnancy because my nausea was so bad, and they were the only vitamin I could keep down. They don't smell bad, and they are a capsule rather than a tablet, making them much easier to swallow and digest. They may be an option for those looking for a good prenatal vitamin. However, they are not quite at nutrient rich. I never had constipation problems with these either.


Great Vitamin, but Smell and Taste Awful
by Tab

These are great vitamins, but they are huge and hard to swallow, so I always end up tasting them as they go down, and it's pretty awful. The smell is also pretty upsetting. That being said, they have planty of iron and all the good stuff my baby needs. They're affordable, too! Just hold your nose and try not to choke on them.


DO NOT Buy This Stuff - It Stinks- Literally!
by IfICouldGiveItZeroStarsIWould

If I could give zero stars, I would have. The vitamins come in large, hard pills. The type that studies have found in septic tanks (if you catch my drift) and are not coated with anything smooth to help. They are hell on the gag reflex, which doesn't need any assistance in my rough first trimester! There are omega fatty-acids in this product, which is evident by the strong fishy odor which they try to mask with a powerful mint odor. The result is a minty fish smell that you burp all day. These have actually MADE me throw up, which was actually a relief to stop smelling them. DO NOT buy this product. Get a gel-cap or liquid.


Love this vitamin
by Deanna

I really like these vitamins. I am a vegetarian and have always taken vitamins with a lot of nutrients. When I started taking prenatal vitamins, I was surprised at how few things most of them had in them. This had everything I was looking for, including DHA, which seems to be recommended more and more. They are big, but I was used to that. I also don't mind taking them twice a day.



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