Folic Acid v. Folate v. Methylfolate

Adequate nutrition combined with a quality prenatal vitamin is SO IMPORTANT for a healthy mama and developing baby.

Did you know prenatal health starts BEFORE you become pregnant?⁣

It’s recommended that any person in their child bearing years take prenatal vitamins up to a year before trying to conceive. ⁣🤰🏼



It can be super overwhelming trying to understand the differences between which type of Vitamin B9 you should be taking during preconception and pregnancy.

That's why I've gathered several articles from some of my favorite sources (#Harvard #WebMD #Healthline) to help educate and empower you to make an informed choice about the #prenatal vitamin that's right for you.

I have so many thoughts I'd like to share on this topic, but for the sake of brevity I've created a synopsis below for those who don't have the patience to read along for the estimated 6 minutes of blog post ahead. Hopefully it makes sense and you enjoy it! Please also let me know what you think in the comments at the bottom.


Preconception nutrition is #HELLA important.

Here are 5 early steps you can take to make sure your body is healthy when it's time to conceive:

1. Make yourself familiar with the differences between folic acid, folate, and methyl folate.

2. Aim to consume your primary form of folate from whole foods in your diet.

3. Be sure to supplement with a prenatal formula that has methyl folate.

4. Consult with your Doctor if you have any questions about which vitamins might be the right ones for you.

5. Want a free consultation and a personalized recommendation?

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Once you login, we'll connect to discuss your health concerns and then I’ll send you a personalized recommendation for the formula that’s best for you.

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