1) What organization certified your products Kosher?
Complete Prenatal Multivitamin
and 300mg life’sDHA™
softgel received kosher certification from OK Kosher. OK Kosher is one of the world’s most respected symbols of kosher approval and is recognized as the leader in cutting-edge kosher technology. OK Kosher provides certification for food industry giants and products such as Kraft, ConAgra, Keebler, IFF, Costco, Snapple, Tropicana, Post and Maxwell House. OK Kosher operates on six continents and certifies more than 300,000 products created by over 1,500 companies.
2) What organization certified your products Vegan?
Complete Prenatal Multivitamin
and 300mg life’sDHA™
, sold separately and together in the COMBO Pack
, have been certified as "Vegan" by the non-profit educational organization Vegan Action. Vegan Action is dedicated to helping animals, the environment and human health by educating the public about the benefits of a Vegan lifestyle and encouraging the spread of Vegan food options through public outreach campaigns. In addition to vitaMedMD’s commitment to providing the highest quality ingredients in our products, we have a commitment to developing prenatal supplements that contain no animal products and have not been tested on animals.
3) Why do I need DHA?
provides health benefits for people of all ages. DHA serves as a primary building block for the brain, eyes and nervous system.* Studies have shown that increased availability of DHA
during pregnancy and lactation enhances the development of the visual and nervous system of babies and may play an important role in postpartum maternal well-being.*
Some Benefits of DHA During Pregnancy
vitaMedMD Prenatal-1 with 200mg of DHA
- May support infant mental development*
- May promote infant visual development*
- May result in higher birth weight*
- May result in the increased length of gestation*
- May help promote full-term delivery*
- May enhance postpartum maternal well-being*
, vitaMedMD 300mg Prenatal DHA
and vitaMedMD Combo Pack featuring 300mg of DHA
are all formulated with life'sDHA™
. life’sDHA™ is 100% Vegetarian and fish-free, with no ocean-borne contaminants such as Mercury or PCBs.
4) If life'sDHA™ is 100% fish free, where does it come from?
comes from a vegetarian algae. Most people mistakenly believe that fish produce their own DHA, when, in fact, it’s the algae they feed on that makes them a rich source of DHA. Martek Biosciences Corporation, the makers of life'sDHA™
produce this algae under an FDA-inspected process in large stainless steel fermentors commonly used in the pharmaceutical, food and biotechnology industries. life'sDHA™ is added to over 95% of US infant formulas. It is also used to fortify a wide range of foods, beverages and dietary supplements.
5) Should I continue to take vitaMedMD prenatal multivitamins after I have my baby?
Taking a quality multivitamin
and a DHA supplement
is encouraged for all women during their postpartum period.* For women who breastfeed, DHA is particularly important during the infant’s first 5 years of life, when brain and eye growths occur.* DHA also provides additional heart benefits to women during their non-pregnant state.*
6) I think the vitamins may be binding my stomach, what can I do?
vitaMedMD works in conjunction with medical providers who recommend vitaMedMD products. As such, vitaMedMD has a policy of not providing any medical opinions and suggests that you defer to your doctor’s recommendations.
In general, the state of pregnancy often causes constipation, not the vitamins. Consider asking your provider about recommending a stool softener or another method.
7) Why don’t vitaMedMD prenatal vitamins contain vitamin A?
With the popularity of multivitamins, it is becoming increasingly important to be aware of the possible teratogenic effects (malformations) of vitamins during pregnancy. Vitamins are essential for maintaining good health, but consumption of large amounts of certain vitamins, particularly A and D, poses a teratogenic risk.
Vitamin A is essential for the normal functioning of the retina and for the growth and differentiation of epithelial tissue, as well as necessary in embryonic development, reproduction and bone growth. However, vitamin A has been shown to produce malformations of the face, head, heart and nervous system when administered in varying doses.
The CDC, Teratology Society and Council for Responsible Nutrition recommendations for the daily allowance of preformed vitamin A in pregnancy is 2,700 IU/day or 8,000 IU of beta-carotene. The March of Dimes recommends limiting vitamin A intake to less than 5,000 IU/day. These recommendations were made because malformations appear to occur at some undetermined level above 5,000 IU and pregnant women in the United States do not seem to benefit from additional vitamin A as the average person gets more than the recommended daily amount on a regular basis from their diet alone.
In fact, the average American diet provides an abundance of vitamin A since it's widely available in meat, dairy, fish, eggs, and fortified cereals as well as in most fruits and vegetables in the form of beta-carotene (which gets converted to vitamin A by your body as needed). 75% of people in developed nations ingest more than the recommended daily amount for vitamin A on a regular basis.
Accordingly, the average American diet provides more than enough vitamin A in pregnancy and additional supplementation may only pose unwanted risks to the pregnancy itself.
8) What is the difference between the Complete Prenatal Combo Pack and vitaMedMd One?
vitaMedMD Complete Prenatal Combo Pack
consists of our Complete Prenatal Multivitamin
, delivering 16 vitamins and minerals per each single tablet serving, and 300mg life’sDHA™
,providing 300 mg of 100% fish-free DHA per single softgel serving. Both are taken together once daily. The Complete Prenatal Combo Pack is vegetarian and certified vegan and kosher.
vitaMedMD One is a convenient daily multivitamin that contains 14 vitamins and minerals and 200 mg of plant-based life’s DHA™
per each single softgel serving. vitaMedMD One is not certified vegetarian as it is in a gelatin capsule.
1) Can vitaMedMD Stretch Mark Body Cream be used on older stretch marks?
Yes, vitaMedMD Stretch Mark Body Cream
may help reduce the appearance of older stretch marks
.* Rich in naturally-derived ingredients, including Peptides, Shea Butter and Fruit Extracts, vitaMedMD Stretch Mark Body Cream also helps soften and smooth your skin.*
2) Can vitaMedMD Scar Reduction Body Cream help reduce the appearance of both new and older scars?
Yes, vitaMedMD Scar Reduction Body Cream
may help reduce the appearance of both new and older scars.* It contains Vitamins A, C and E, Peptides and Glycerin to help give skin a smoother appearance.*
1) Will Menopause Relief make me gain weight?
2) Can I take Menopause Relief while taking another menopause supplement? Can I take more than one Menopause Relief per day?