Is the Smarty Pants PhD Prenatal the ultimate prenatal multivitamin?

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With all the options out there, it’s hard to decide which multivitamin is best for your developing baby. Searching on Amazon you will find scores of name brands and unknown brands, all with a lot of similar ingredients. Which ones should you consider? And which companies are the most reputable and are using the best … Read more

Prenatal vitamins mechanism of action

prenatal vitamins mechanism of action

Everybody knows that you should take a prenatal vitamin if you are expecting a new baby. But why? What is the prenatal vitamins mechanism of action? Well, different vitamins and minerals in a prenatal vitamin work in different ways. There is no one single thing that makes it work. The main point of a prenatal … Read more

Best prenatal vitamins for MTHFR

best prenatal vitamins for MTHFR

No, it’s not street slang. MTHFR is also known as “methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.” It’s an important enzyme in the metabolic pathways for breaking down the amino acid homocysteine. MTHFR is involved where folate and other B vitamins are important. Ever hear the term “B complex?” MTHFR is part of that picture. After all, the “F” in … Read more

How to pick a prenatal vitamin

How to pick a prenatal vitamin

So, your OB told you to take a prenatal vitamin, even though you’re not pregnant. Wait, what? Yeah, so it turns out that these days a lot of OBs are suggesting that even women who are just thinking about becoming pregnant go ahead and take a prenatal vitamin. This is good advice!  After all, it … Read more

Convert IU to mg or mcg with our easy calculators for Vitamins A, D, and E

To convert IU to mcg, or from mcg to IU, simply type the number in either box and hit enter. We’ve pre-populated the boxes with some common values, but you can enter any value you like. Please note that these conversions are relevant for the US and Canada, and may differ for other countries. This … Read more