Product Type: Sanatogen health products
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Not a bitter pill to swallow.
Sanatogen Pro Natal
Member Name: reddanni
Sanatogen Pro Natal
Advantages: Quick way to get folic acid
Disadvantages: Tablets are quite large to swallow
For new parents who plan to have a baby, reading lots of magazines and books on conception and pregnancy quenches a thirst for knowledge to make sure you are prepared and doing everything right. One piece of advice that is very important is taking folic acid. This is important for a babies development in the womb and health professionals will always ask expectant mums whether they have been taking it and for how long. It is recommended that it is taken 3 months before conception and throughout pregnancy.
You can get folic acid tablets on there own, I know Holland and Barrett sell them as I have brought these in the past. Then I discovered Sanatogen do these tablets that are also a multivitamin pill. The packaging states each tablet contains 18 vitamins and minerals including folic acid and call them 'mother to be'. The nutritional information list includes vitamin D,E,C,B1,B2,B6,B12, iron,zinc,copper and niacin amongst others. The folic acid in each tablet is your full daily recommended amount of 400mg. I'm not sure if this is a good idea for it to be the full amount as I eat a lot of green vegetables such as broccoli so am possibly going over the recommend amount. One massive plus I have found is since taking these multivitamins is I have noticed a significant drop in the amount of colds etc that I use to pick especially around the winter/Christmas period. Once I don't need folic acid I will convert to taking Sanatogen multi vitamins.
The packaging is very striking with a pink screw top lid that needs squeezing when turning but not as child safe as medication tablet bottles, worth noting if you already have children! There is a picture on the front of a pregnant women and its immediately obviously on a chemist shelf what these are for and easily spotted. They come in various different bottle sizes. The one I have at the moment is the one in the picture on Dooyoo that comes with a bottle of 'mother to be' and a bottle of 'omega 3 ' tablets. There were on offer and wouldn't of bothered with the omega 3 otherwise as I eat a lot of fish. The omega 3 is for the babies brain and eye development and in each of the 2 bottles you get 30 tablets. One to be taken with your main meal each day.
The tablets themselves are quite a size to swallow compared with the contraceptive pill so if you find it hard to take tablets I would stick with finding just folic acid tablets as these are very small without all the other ingredients in them. .
For all you men thinking these pills are sexist Sanatogen has also brought out a father to be tablet that my husband takes!
Also they have brought out a 'new mother' tablet for breast feeding. The original 'mother to be' tablet use to be for after pregnancy as well but have obviously decided to distinguish between the 2 different needs for mum.
Overall for me they are piece of mind I'm giving our new baby the best start before they are even born.
Priced at approx £12 depending on where you buy and what offers are on e.g. boots often do a 3 for 2 on vitamins. Available in many chemists and supermarkets.
Summary: Giving baby best start before even being born.