Though this product is intended for pregnant and breastfeeding women, you should always consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use as you may be especially sensitive to dietary supplements, and each individual may react differently to any product depending on lifestyle, preexisting conditions, and genetic factors.
Do not exceed 1500 mcg (3,000 mcg RAE) intake per day of preformed vitamin A (retinol or retinyl forms). Evaluate total vitamin K intake from food and supplements if you are taking blood-thinning medications. Consult a healthcare professional prior to use if you are taking any medications or if you are undergoing treatment for any medical condition.
When taking high doses of B12 and folate such as the amounts in this product, monitor blood levels with a qualified healthcare professional to stay within your healthy ranges.
Always take this product with food.
Side effects of this formula may include, but are not limited to:
- Flushed skin
- Mild rash
- Itchy skin
- Feeling warm
- Leg cramps
- Metallic taste in mouth
- Muscle pain
- Upset stomach
- Mild dizziness
These side-effects are more likely if the recommended dosage is exceeded, if you are taking too high of a dose when first starting out, or if taken on an empty stomach. Always take this product with food and in divided doses throughout the day. Dr. Ben Lynch recommends starting with a small dose and only working your way up if needed.
If you believe that you are experiencing any adverse reactions, please see your healthcare professional immediately and discontinue use. Each individual may react differently to any product or supplement due to lifestyle, genetics, and preexisting conditions. We always recommend that you consult with your healthcare professional prior to considering the use of Optimal Prenatal or any supplement, especially when pregnant or breastfeeding.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.