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Metagenics - Wellness Essentials Pregnancy

Metagenics - Wellness Essentials Pregnancy

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Info: 30 Daily Packets

This monthly kit from Metagenics includes several different types of nutritional supplements to greatly improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy, including vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Info: 30 Daily Packets

This monthly kit from Metagenics includes several different types of nutritional supplements to greatly improve the chances of a healthy pregnancy, including vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Product Notes:

To reduce the risk of premature birth, low birth weight, developmental problems, neural tube defects, or other problems in your offspring, or preeclampsia (high blood pressure), fatigue, muscle cramps, or other challenges to your own health, it's important to have not only minimally adequate nutrition, but also optimal amounts of key micronutrients such as folate which you need more of at this time but might not be present in or readily absorbable from your regular diet. The supplements Metagenics includes in their Wellness Essentials Pregnancy kit can help.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” as the saying goes, and it's probably most applicable here. If there's ever a time to seek a nutritional supplement, particularly one as high quality and comprehensive as this, surely it's when you're planning to conceive or are already in the family way, given both the increased nutritional demands and the very real risk of long-term problems if there are nutritional deficiencies during pregnancy.

And while some prenatal multivitamin and/or Omega-3 formulations only contain a fraction of what the latest science recommends to avoid outcomes such as premature birth or developmental problems or birth defects in your offspring or high blood pressure or muscle cramps in yourself – especially if they try to cram it all into one pill! – or require you to purchase and coordinate the consumption of several different types of products,

Metagenics has assembled all the supplementary Wellness Essentials for both mother and child together into individually wrapped daily packets, to make it easy to stay on top of the very best prevention money can buy. This includes highly absorbable forms of folate; enhanced levels of vitamin D; ample amounts of the two key types of purified omega-3s; plenty of calcium and magnesium to build strong bones and help ease pregnancy-associated leg cramps; and choline for added fetal brain development and cellular health support.

Related Products: Also see Once Daily Prenatal Probiotics, Prenatal Once Daily Multivitamin, Pure Encapsulations PreNatal Nutrients.


Each daily packet contains 4 kinds of supplements, with a total of 7 items in each sachet:
- 2 multivitamin tablets (which are green in colour);
- 2 calcium/magnesium tablets (white);
- 1 choline softgel (opaque brown), and,
- 2 OmegaGenics EPA-DHA 720 softgels (yellow).

Each yellow OmegaGenics EPA-DHA 720 softgel contains:

1,250 mg of fish oil, derived from a blend of: mackerel, sardine, or anchovy; providing:
- 430 mg EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid); and,
- 290 mg DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)

Non-medicinal ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, purified water, contain 2% or less of natural lemon flavour, natural lime flavour, rosemary extract, tocopherols, and ascorbyl palmitate.

Each opaque brown Choline softgel contains:

460 mg Choline Bitartrate, providing 175 mg of choline

Non-medicinal ingredients: Safflower oil, gelatin, water, lecithin, coconut oil, sorbitol, glycerin, silicon dioxide, and carob powder.

Each white Calcium/Magnesium tablet contains:

200 mg Calcium (calcium citrate)
150 mg Magnesium (magnesium oxide)

Non-medicinal ingredients: Cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable source), croscarmellose sodium, silicon dioxide, and coating (hypromellose, hydroxypropylcellulose, medium-chain triglycerides).

Each green Multivitamin tablet contains:

250 mg Vitamin C (ascorbic acid, niacinamide ascorbate)
33.5 mg AT Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) (50 IU)
25 mg Inositol
17.5 mg Niacinamide (niacinamide ascorbate)
15 mg Iron (iron bisglycinate)
12.5 mg Zinc (zinc citrate)
10 mg Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl)
10 mg Pantothenic Acid (calcium d-pantothenate)
1.7 mg Thiamin (thiamin mononitrate)
1.7 mg Riboflavin
1,200 mcg Beta-Carotene (2,000 IU)
1 mg Copper (copper citrate)
0.6 mg Manganese (manganese citrate)
500 mcg Folate (calcium L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate)†
225 mcg Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) (750 IU)
150 mcg Biotin
100 mcg Selenium (HVP†† chelate)
100 mcg Chromium (chromium citrate)
87.5 mcg Iodine (potassium iodide)
60 mcg Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin)
45 mcg Vitamin K (phytonadione)
12.5 mcg Molybdenum (HVP†† chelate)
12.5 mcg Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) (500 IU)

Non-medicinal ingredients: Cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid (vegetable source), silicon dioxide, and coating (hypromellose, hydroxypropylcellulose, medium-chain triglycerides, and sodium copper chlorophyllin).

This product is non-GMO.

†Metafolin® is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany
††HVP= Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein

Suggested Usage:

Adult females: Consume all the contents of 1 packet daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Take with food, either a few hours before or after taking other medications (if applicable).

The Neurological Health Foundation (NHF) of Arizona State University (ASU, which is responsible for the above video and the first two references below to underpin their recommendations) recommends taking prenatal supplements starting several months before conception (when it's planned), or as soon as you find out you're pregnant.


Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to using Metagenics Pregnancy Wellness Essentials if you are taking blood thinners, or have a history of non-melanoma skin cancer. Keep out of reach of children: there is enough iron in this package to seriously harm a child.

Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80049785.

Supporting Science:

“Evidence based recommendations for an optimal prenatal supplement for women in the US: vitamins and related nutrients.” Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology, 2022.

“Evidence-Based Recommendations for an Optimal Prenatal Supplement for Women in the U.S., Part Two: Minerals.” Nutrients, 2021.

“Impact of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake in pregnancy on maternal health and birth outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis from randomized controlled trails.” Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 2023.

“Neurodevelopmental effects of maternal folic acid supplementation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2023.

“Prenatal Folic Acid Supplements and Offspring's Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Meta-analysis and Meta-regression.” Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2022.

“The importance of nutrition in pregnancy and lactation: lifelong consequences.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2022.

UPC / Barcode: 755571937513