Celebrate Prenatal utilizes a 50/50 blend of retinyl palmitate and beta-carotene. This means higher-quality vitamin A supplementation over the competing products. The 1,500 mcg RAE dose is comfortably below the 3,000 mcg tolerable upper limit but high enough to be effective for bariatric patients. Professionals should still carefully monitor vitamin A intake. Folate is included in the form 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, which is preferred for mother’s carrying the MTHFR gene mutation.
- Folate: In the form of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, the best form for women with the MTHFR mutation.
- Iron: 45mg dose is within range with major research recommendations/guidelines for pregnant bariatric population. Ferrous fumarate has also been considered the best form for this population.
- Iodine: Meets ACOG recommendations of 220mcg (which is also the RDA).
- Choline: The AMA has communicated a need for prenatal vitamins to include choline. Our product contains 55mg choline.
*Appropriate for: Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y
- Excess vitamin A intake can lead to birth defects and a possible risk of osteoporosis. If you are pregnant, or considering becoming pregnant, consult your healthcare provider.
- Excess vitamin D intake can cause non-specific symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and poor appetite. If you are taking
- a vitamin D supplement contact your healthcare provider for monitoring.
- Taking Copper or Zinc by mouth in higher doses should be monitored. Contact your healthcare provider if you are taking a supplement that contains copper or zinc, and if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you are experiencing persistent nausea, vomiting, GI upset, or other symptoms contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Warning: Patients should follow the instructions of their bariatric surgeon regarding proper supplementation. Proper supplementation should be viewed as an individualized regimen based on each patient’s individual medical history, laboratory studies, and current medication use.