SmartyPants - Prenatal Complete Multivitamin - 180 Gummies
SmartyPants Prenatal Multivitamin is a multivitamin for expecting moms that combines the premium ingredients and delicious taste that fans of SmartyPants have come to adore. The gummies in Prenatal Multivitamin include three flavors: yummy orange, lemon, and strawberry-banana. Prenatal Vitamin has a 4-in-1 value including l-methylfolate, a multivitamin, omega 3 EPA and DHA, and vitamin D3 and vitamin B12. Prenatal Multivitamin is gluten free, eco-friendly, is free of artificial additives and high fructose corn syrup and excludes iron due to overdose risk. SmartyPants Prenatal Multivitamin is good for you and great for your baby!
Prenatal Multivitamin Benefits:
- Supports overall health for expecting moms and their babies
- Omega 3 EPA and DHA for healthy brain development
- Excellent source of vitamin A, D, C, E, B3, B6, B12, iodine and folate
- Delicious tasting gummies
- No high fructose corn syrup, synthetic colors, flavors or preservatives
- Made in California in a GMP-certified facility
- Every batch is 3rd party lab-tested
This is the form of folate that's most easily used by the body. It is absolutely essential both before and during pregnancy, as it helps your baby's brain and nervous system develop while reducing the risk of neural tube and other birth defects.
A woman's diet during pregnancy can be some what unpredictable. This is why it's important to supplement with a full multivitamin, so you can be sure both you and your baby get all the nutrients you need every day.
Babies need a lot of omega-3s, particularly DHA and EPA, for their neurological and visual development. But moms need them too! Taking a multivitamin with DHA and EPA helps ensure you have enough of these critical nutrients to share.
Vitamin D3 + B12
Mothers and babies need vitamin D3 to absorb calcium and build strong bones and teeth, while B12 helps promote mental and emotional wellbeing and produce your growing baby's DNA and RNA.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does my child or I really need a multivitamin?
Vitamins are not a magic bullet, but they are helpful to fill in the gaps when you or your child is not always able to eat a balanced meal. They view their SmartyPants gummies as an insurance policy that ensures their bodies are not going to be deficient in the nutrients they need to thrive. They always recommend checking with your healthcare professional before giving your child or taking any supplements yourself to make sure any specific deficiencies are being addressed. They encourage you to print their label and share it with your healthcare professional and see how they measure up against other vitamins available on the market.
Do you know what's in your child's vitamin?
Here at SmartyPants a lot of thought has gone into what ingredients belong in the vitamins they feed to children. More and more they heard that Omega 3 and Vitamin D might be key nutrients all their children, despite their best efforts, were deficient in. In fact, the main reason they started their company was because they were not satisfied with the choices they all faced as parents, entrepreneurs and healthcare practitioners trying to find a suitable children’s supplement. So they’ve compiled what they think are the Top 6 questions worth asking when choosing a supplement for your child:
- Did you know that vitamins come in different forms and that this form can make all the difference in the quality of the vitamin and your child’s ability to absorb it?
- Do you know what form of Vitamin D and B12 your children is taking?
- Where does your Omega 3 supplement source its Fish Oil from? How much DHA vs. EPA Omega 3 Fatty Acids do they contain?
- How much sugar would your children be ingesting when getting 100% RDI of Vitamin D, Fish Oil and other traditional multi-vitamin ingredients if they must take multiple gummies? And why aren’t the most important ingredients commonly bundled into one vitamin?
- Where does the sweetener come from?
- Does the product contain artificial colors or dyes?
What is Vitamin Angels and how does my purchase of SmartyPants help?
Vitamin Angels’ mission is to mobilize and deploy private sector resources to advance availability, access and use of micronutrients, especially Vitamin A, by newborns, infants and children in need. Vitamin Angels reduces child mortality worldwide by connecting essential nutrients, especially Vitamin A, with infants and children under five. Essential nutrients enable young immune systems to fight infectious diseases, helping children attain good health and the opportunity to lead meaningful and productive lives. SmartyPants is proud to donate a one-for-one nutrient grant to Vitamin Angels for every bottle they sell.
Is this product safe to take for children with allergies?
Any child with known fish allergies should consult with a qualified healthcare professional before taking their product as their product does contain Omega 3 powder derived from small fish (though SmartyPants does not contain the more allergenic fish protein). The vitamins and minerals in their product are not known to be allergenic. SmartyPants is free of yeast, wheat, milk, eggs, gluten, salt, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, artificial colors, artificial flavors, and salicylates and are produced in a certified allergen-free facility.
Why does SmartyPants use DHA and EPA from small fish only? Why is that more eco-friendly?
Because smaller fish are lower on the food chain, they bio-accumulate a small fraction of the toxins found in the larger fish used by most vitamin manufacturers. Fish like tuna and salmon can have much higher concentrations of environmental contaminants (PCBs, dioxin, mercury), and they don’t want those things in anyone’s body. Their Fish Oil supplier has a USP certified facility that uses a vacuum filtration process and then third-party lab tested to filter out toxins that are present in the small fish. Also, they wanted to make a vitamin that was as planet friendly as it was kid friendly. Tuna populations are being fast depleted and small fish are considered the eco-friendly way to get your Omega3s. They only use sustainably harvested anchovy & sardine to source their Omega 3 DHA and EPA, and SmartyPants are an excellent source of both of these important essential fatty acid Fish Oils. In addition, a 3:2 ratio of EPA to DHA is highly recommended and it is only available from a fish source.
Small fish are harvested in a sustainable way; ensuring production will not lead to extinctions or the collapse of ecosystems. Large fish harvesting (tuna, salmon) are now threatening some species with extinction, and they want their company to be as planet friendly as it can be. SmartyPants is an excellent source of Omega 3s without adding to the serious problem of overfishing in our oceans. That way you can feel good about every gummy you and your children eat, just like they do.
How are SmartyPants made?
SmartyPants sources their best-in-class nutrients and top-of-the line Fish Oil from leading nutritional manufacturers who are USP and GMP certified. SmartyPants are made in California according to Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP) safety standards. They do not cut corners in sourcing or manufacturing their products because they designed their product for their own children and they want them to have only the best ingredients available on the market.
Are SmartyPants safe?
They make safety a priority – that’s why they test every batch they make for purity. They do not use any artificial dyes or flavors or artificial sweeteners. They only use natural colors and flavors from natural sources. For sweeteners, they use organic cane sugar and organic tapioca as well as chicory root inulin in their fiber products. Omega 3 DHA, and EPA are sourced from sustainable small fish sources so they’re eco-friendly and don’t have the same heavy metal, mercury or PCB’s that larger fish sources (such as salmon and tuna) often have. Additionally, as iron is the leading cause of supplemental overdose, they chose not to include it in their product. They didn’t feel good about providing a product that tasted great and yet could be harmful if someone decided to eat a whole bottle in one sitting.
How SmartyPants Got Started!
SmartyPants co-founders, Courtney and Gordon, were seeing a common problem. How to get kids all the nutrients they needed every day without all the expense and worry. All parents know the obstacles that stand in their way no matter how committed or how good their intentions: picky eaters, school lunches, little time, constrained budgets, veggies and fruits grown in less nutrient dense soil and overwhelming choice.
Visit any health food store or pharmacy. The shelves are lined with vitamins! But which ones were truly good for kids? Which ones would they eat? And would they take 3 different ones? SmartyPants knew vitamins weren't a cure all or a replacement for good eating, but faced with all the hurdles, they knew vitamins were an important insurance policy on their kids health. Courtney and Gordon went looking for a solution: an all-in-one vitamin that had all the good stuff with none of the bad in one easy serving they could feel good about giving to kids. The problem? There wasn't any such thing. And since that isn't a good enough answer, they decided to make one themselves.
Courtney and Gordon started this journey looking for a solution for the kids in their lives but the more they learned, the more frustrated they grew on behalf of all parents. High Fructose Corn Syrup? Blue # 5? Aspartame? Artificial sweeteners that have been linked to headaches, nerve damage and even seizures. Not exactly what you are looking for from your daily vitamin! Courtney and Gordon started buying separate vitamins, minerals and fish oils that they agreed belonged in their children, but the cost was outrageous.
Courtney and Gordon took the best vitamins in the right forms and proportions (no cyanocobalamin B-12, thank you, Courtney and Gordon don't need toxic cyanide in their children's bodies!), they took the best minerals and they took rigorously third-party tested, USP verified non-toxic fish oil derived from eco-friendly and sustainably harvested small fish - and they combined them into one delicious gummy vitamin.
And when many of their parent customers started asking if they could take them too, Courtney and Gordon launched SmartyPants for GrownUps, safe enough for children in a dose effective for adults.
Lack of nutrition effects those that can least afford it, so for every bottle you buy, SmartyPants makes a matching 1-for-1 nutrient grant to a child in need through their partnership with Vitamin Angels. SmartyPants hope you'll join them on their mission to help people everywhere get the nutrients they need.