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- Multivitamin formulated specifically for women in their childbearing years, pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and throughout lactation or breastfeeding
- 100% or more Daily Value (DV) of 12 essential vitamins and minerals.
- Features multi-kingdom ingredients inspired by TCM (Traditional Chinese Method)
- Supports prenatal health†
- Supports healthy fertility†
- Supports healthy sleep and energy levels
- Boosts blood folate concentration†
- Adults take 3 capsules per day with 8 oz of water or your favorite beverage.
- Can be taken with or without food.
If you’re a woman of childbearing age, are pregnant or have recently given birth, you should be taking a prenatal multivitamin worthy of this stage of life. Ancient Multi Prenatal Formula packs vitamins and minerals that are vital for women’s energy, immune system function, thyroid health and fertility in body-ready forms. Even if you aren’t intending to conceive in the near future, the powerful ingredients in this prenatal formula are worth your attention.
21 Vitamins and Minerals
Our immune-supporting formulation features a blend of 21 vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K in fermented, methylated or coenzymated forms designed to support overall healthy absorption and ease on the body. This prenatal multi contains some of the best vitamins for women.
This includes a patented form of methylated folate. Ancient Multi Prenatal Formula is specially formulated for this special time of life — for women prior to conception, during pregnancy and post-pregnancy while lactating to promote prenatal health while supporting energy and nutrition for Mom.
Organic Ginger Root Extract
Perhaps the most important botanical for pregnant women, this warming spice has been traditionally used to help deal with settling the tummy in pregnant women.
Healthy blood levels of iron are critical, particularly when pregnant. (Not to mention that adequate iron helps reduce fatigue.) Although iron is typically upsetting to the digestive tract, the iron in our prenatal multi is gentle on the stomach.
Full List of Ingredients
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Manganese, Chromium
TCM Prenatal Blend
Chicken Bone Broth, Organic Ginger Root Extract, Organic Cinnamon Bark Extract, Beef Bone Broth, Bovine Liver, Wild Hake Roe
Saccharomyces cerevisiae, gelatin
Servings Per Container:
|Amount Per Serving:||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin A (as beta-carotene*)||2925 mcg||225%|
|Vitamin C*||60 mg||50%|
|Vitamin D*||25 mcg (1000IU)||167%|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol succinate)||24 mg||126%|
|Vitamin K (as menaquinone-7)||90 mcg||100%|
|Riboflavin (as riboflavin-5 phosphate)||2.9 mg||181%|
|Niacin (as niacinamide*)||12 mg||67%|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal-5 phosphate)||7.9 mg||395%|
|Folate (as (6S)-5-methyltetrohydrofolate, glucosamine salt)||864 mcg DFE||144%|
|Vitamin B12 (as methycobalamin)||6 mcg||214%|
|Pantothenic acid*||10 mg||143%|
|Calcium (from organic eggshell)||56 mg||4%|
|TCM Prenatal Blend||847 mg||+|
% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Daily Value not established.
A formulation based on 2,000 years of tradition and built using the TCM (Traditional Chinese Method) of formulation, Ancient Multi Prenatal features the time-tested superstars of TCM to bring a holistic approach to your daily multivitamin. Using the traditional Chinese approach to wellness, the intent is to tap into centuries-old ingredients and practices to support the body as a complete system rather than separate organs, a larger concept known as “Qi.” TCM ingredients aim to balance and support qi, also known as life force.
Balancing, 3-Kingdom Approach
Honoring TCM, Ancient Multi Prenatal features specific superfood and botanical combinations time-tested through the ages. This includes a broad-spectrum of potent, TCM-approved ingredients joining together to include superfoods and superherbs from both the Plant and Animal Kingdoms.
Body-Ready Vitamins and Minerals
We did the work so your body doesn’t have to. Ancient Multi Prenatal contains bio-friendly vitamins, herbs and minerals while offering a gentle, “body-ready” form of each ingredient, such as methylated vitamin B12 and other B vitamins.
Ancient Multi Prenatal contains select ingredients with a wide range of health benefits, including folate to support prenatal health and fertility, vitamin D to support healthy immune system function, methylated vitamin B12 to support healthy energy levels and cognitive health† and more.
How to Use
Can take with or without food at any time of day. Pick a time of day and stick with it!
Make the most of your Ancient Multi Prenatal by focusing on consuming a nutrient-dense diet full of phytonutrients and anti-inflammatory foods — while avoiding overly processed foods.
Pairs Well With
If you’re looking for extra gut support, try adding SBO Probiotics - Ultimate into your daily routine. With 50 billion soil-based CFUs*(at time of manufacture) and fermented organic botanical blend, this probiotic is an excellent addition to your gut routine.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Axe Answers
Ancient Nutrition co-founder, chiropractor, clinical nutritionist and certified doctor of natural medicine is here to answer your questions!
What is the complete list of prenatal vitamins and minerals in this supplement?
Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene)
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes from two sources: preformed retinoids and provitamin A carotenoids. These retinoids are found in animal sources such as eggs, liver and dairy products like whole milk, while provitamin A carotenoids come from colorful plant foods like fruits and vegetables. Beta-carotene typically leads the pack in most efficiently making retinol, a pre-formed, active form of vitamin A.
Probiotic-Fermented Vitamin C
Found mostly in fruits and vegetables, this essential vitamin is known for its powerful antioxidant properties and for its general benefits for supporting a healthy response to stress.†
Probiotic-Fermented Vitamin D3
Vitamin D plays a role in up to 2,000 genes and in every single tissue and cell of the body, yet 75 percent of American teens and adults don’t get enough. The immune-supporting vitamin D3 in this formulation is your body’s preferred form compared to vitamin D2.
Natural Vitamin E
A fat-soluble vitamin with many important processes in the body, this bioavailable, natural vitamin E also functions as an antioxidant.
Soy-Free Vitamin K (MK-7)
Vitamin K belongs to compounds called naphthoquinones and that includes vitamins K1, K2 and K3. Overall, vitamin K plays a strong role in bones and normal bone metabolism. Vitamin K2 also generally functions to ensure calcium gets to the right places in the body, such as the bones and teeth and not in the arteries or brain.
Generally speaking, vitamin K2 also functions to activate at least three proteins in osteoblasts, the cells that generate bone, while inhibiting the breaking down of bone. Vitamin K2 occurs in several forms, but two primary types are menaquinone-4 (MK-4) and menaquinone-7 (MK-7). MK-7 is a preferred form of vitamin K2, and the vitamin K2 in MK-7 form in Ancient Multi Prenatal is soy-free.
Fermented and Coenzymated B vitamins
B vitamins serve as essential helpers in the conversion of food to energy. And while they do not directly provide that energy, they do assist the process. In fact, the vitamin B complex includes eight water-soluble vitamins: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B-12, biotin and pantothenic acid.
This well-rounded vitamin B complex offers individual health benefits but work together in several ways. B vitamins are also water-soluble, so they need to be replenished often (if not every day) through diet and/or supplementation. The vitamin B-12 in Ancient Multi Prenatal is in the preferred methylcobalamin form, the form that’s typically the easiest for the body to use.
Ancient Multi Prenatal features a patented form of methylated folate. Why is folate so important? It’s one of the B vitamins and functions to support the proper production and maintenance of new cells. It’s especially important during times of rapid cell division and growth — like during pregnancy and fetal development. Why methylated folate? Methylated folate is considered the natural, active form of folate that the human body uses.
An organic source of calcium derived from organic, U.S.-produced eggshells, this form of calcium is body-friendly.
Traditionally a blood-building mineral, iron used in supplements sometimes tends to trigger digestive distress. Luckily, this formula utilizes iron that’s gentle on the digestive tract.
Our iodine is derived from an enzymatic process which bonds amino acids to minerals: chelation. Chelated minerals, such as our iodine, generally have easier absorption rates.
One of the most crucial minerals, magnesium is involved in more than 300 biochemical functions in the body, such as regulating heartbeat rhythms and helping neurotransmitter functions.
An essential mineral that’s second only to iron in its concentration in the body, zinc is often referred to as the “intelligence mineral.” Functionally, the liver also needs zinc in sufficient amounts so it can mobilize and release stored vitamin A into the bloodstream.
An essential mineral to support thyroid health†, selenium is an important mineral in supporting women’s overall health.
As an essential nutrient that’s usually tied to iron and other minerals, manganese plays a role in numerous chemical processes, including synthesis of nutrients like cholesterol, carbohydrates and proteins.
A hard and brittle metal, chromium is a trace mineral needed by the body.
What is the complete list of superfoods in TCM Prenatal?
Organic Ginger Root Extract
Considered a warming wellness spice treasured by pregnant women, ginger extract is packed with antioxidants and therapeutic compounds like gingerol, shogaol, paradol and zingerone.
Organic Cinnamon Bark Extract
Considered one of the longest-existing spices in human history, cinnamon bark features cinnamaldehyde, eugenol, and linalool.
Our ancestors simmered bones, marrow, feet, skin, tendons and ligaments for days to create bone broth containing collagen, proline, glycine and glutamine. Our chicken bone broth comes from U.S. sources we trust, while our beef bone broth is derived from Europe.
An ancient nutritional powerhouse, liver is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet and typically contains vitamins A, D, B12, B2, B3, B5, B6, omega-3s, iron, folate, zinc and more. This liver from pasture-raised New Zealand cattle is amazing.
Wild Hake Roe
One of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, fish eggs are high in phospholipids. Fish eggs are an excellent source of protein and essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins. The Omega 3s are often higher in roe than the fish itself. Our wild hake roe is sourced in New Zealand and is Marine Stewardship Council Certified.
What is TCM?
The Traditional Chinese Method (TCM) is a system of wellness that dates back more than 2,000 years and is still practiced today. It works on the belief that Qi (which loosely translates to “vital energy” and is pronounced “chee”) is essential for overall health. TCM principles adhere to the idea that proper Qi is needed to keep all systems in balance. This ties into the concept of yin and yang, defined as opposing but complementary energies. According to TCM, like Qi, yin and yang negatively affect your health when they’re out of balance. That being said, a primary goal of TCM involves balancing their equalizing relationship. One of the ways to do that involves using specific superfoods and herbs. TCM superfoods and superherbs aim to support the overall health of the systems of the body. TCM aims to create balance in the body as a whole to promote wellness and Qi. When the yin and yang aspects of Qi are harmonized and balanced out, a person typically experiences wellbeing.
How is TCM different than Ayurveda?
Both TCM and Ayurveda approach the body in a balancing way. They both address energy flow, circulation and balance in the body. For instance, that energy is referred to as “Qi” in TCM and “prana” in Ayurveda. While there is overlap in some of the botanicals used in both TCM and Ayurveda, each tradition also utilizes specific plants and foods. Ayurveda was born out of India, so often recommends traditional herbs and foods widely available in that region. TCM often focuses on botanicals and fungi more readily available in China. While TCM may utilize more animal products, Ayurveda does tend to recommend more dairy, like ghee, compared to TCM. In essence, TCM and Ayurveda are different ways to approach wellness and balance from different regions of the world.
Who is this product intended for?
This product is for women of childbearing age and is considered a “Mom-to-Be and Baby Formula.” With a patented form of methylated folate, Ancient Multi Prenatal Formula is specially formulated for this special time of life — for women prior to conception, during pregnancy and post-pregnancy while lactating to promote prenatal health while supporting energy and nutrition for Mom.
Can I take this with other supplements?
Yes, you can take this prenatal multivitamin with other supplements. As with any supplements containing iron, please be aware that accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children.
Why are prenatal vitamins a good idea?
Consider the amazing process of how the brain develops.
At conception, 60 percent of genetic energy is dedicated to developing the brain of the growing child, and it only takes off from there. Three to four weeks after conception, neuronal proliferation is at its zenith — 250,000 neurons per minute — a frenzy that results in a whopping 100 billion brain neurons total at the time of birth.
These neurons become neatly organized into about 40 differentiated areas that govern language, vision and muscle movement. They’re still immature, largely inactivated and weakly connected to one another, but that soon changes. Almost immediately following birth, the newborn’s brain forms trillions of connections between neurons, which enable the baby to see, hear, smell, learn and reason while inaugurating learning and memory.
Brain development continues long after birth, and parts of some neurons continue to grow well into old age, but research indicates that there are specific “windows of opportunity” for brain development. These include 0 to 2 years for emotional development, 0 to 4 years for logic and math, 0 to 10 years for language and 3 to 10 years for music.
Did you know the brain seems to favor certain nutrients? Even when in utero, the brain requires proper nourishment. When the embryo is developing its neural tube, the foundation for the brain, skull and spine, folate is a must.
Additionally, folate is necessary for making DNA and RNA, the building blocks of cells, including the brain’s cells. B vitamins, including B12, are also crucial.
That’s why it’s important to take a quality prenatal multivitamin like Ancient Multi Prenatal Formula, which has a patented form of methylated folate, fermented and co-enzymated B vitamins plus much more.
How is this different from Women’s Fermented Multi?
This product is specifically developed for women of childbearing age, while Women’s Fermented Multi isn’t considered a prenatal vitamin.
How is this different from the other Ancient Multivitamins in the line?
Ancient Multi Prenatal is formulated to specifically target the needs of women of childbearing age, women who are planning to become pregnant or are pregnant and women who are nursing, while our other products are not specifically focused on this special time of life.
Why aren’t your products labeled as being “dairy-free” or “nut free"?
Our products do not contain dairy, grains, nuts or soy; however, they are manufactured in facilities that may carry these allergens. This being said, all of our manufacturing partners are required to have and follow a thorough Allergen Program. The Allergen Program is to prevent the cross contamination of raw materials and processing of finished goods, where allergens may be present. Simply put, when it comes to our products and our suppliers, we follow industry best practices for full transparency and accuracy concerning our products. Therefore, where applicable for our products, we use the wording “made without dairy" and "made without nuts"