Vitafol-OB Caplets are a safe prenatal vitamin to take while you are pregnant, that will offer you some of the benefits of a prenatal vitamin.

Vitafol-OB Caplets are the smallest vitamin on the market, and are packaged in an easy to swallow film-coated caplet that makes it easier for pregnant women to take.

What Is Vitafol-OB?

Vitafol-OB Caplets are a prenatal vitamin that is safe for both mom and baby before, during, and after pregnancy. Vitafol-OB Caplets are prescription only, and contain 1 mg of folic acid in each serving as well as 14 other vitamins and minerals.

Vitafol-OB Caplets are the smallest vitamin on the market, and are packaged in an easy to swallow film-coated caplet that makes it easier for pregnant women to take.

Vitafol-OB Caplets Ingredient Profile

Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Folic acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Niacin, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Copper, Gluten, lactose, iodine and sugar free Does Vitafol-OB Caplets Contain all of the Key Prenatal Vitamins and Nutrients?

Sadly, Vitafol-OB Caplets do not contain any of the key prenatal ingredients such as CoQ10, DHA, Choline, Inositol, Ginger Root or probiotics.

In each serving of Vitafol-OB Caplets, there is 1 mg of folic acid. When folic acid is present in the blood stream, it can help break down harmful amino acids and alter genetic information that may be harmful to your baby. This may explain why when folic acid is taken 2-3 months prior to conception; it can reduce the risk of a NTD by 50-70%. But, when inositol is also added, it can significantly reduce those numbers even lower.

The levels of calcium are also way below the recommended daily amounts. Calcium is very important for the growth and development of the foetus’s bones and teeth especially during the last trimester of pregnancy.

If calcium levels are too low in the pregnant woman, the placenta will extract the calcium from the mother’s own bones to make sure the baby has sufficient amounts. This can lead to osteoporosis and loss of bone mass. Therefore, you should definitely take an additional calcium supplement as well if you take Vitafol-OB Caplets.

Vitafol-OB Caplets Pros

  1. Prescription strength- is regulated by the FDA
  2. 1 mg of folic acid in each serving
  3. Easy to swallow film-coated caplet
  4. Small caplets help with compliance
  5. Adequate levels of iron
  6. 1 serving daily

Vitafol-OB Caplets Cons

  1. Prescription Strength only
  2. GI upset and unpleasant taste may occur
  3. Does not contain any high-quality ingredients
  4. Lacks probiotics

My Professional Opinion

Vitafol-OB Caplets are a safe prenatal vitamin to take while you are pregnant, that will offer you some of the benefits of a prenatal vitamin, but not all of them. Just remember that you are supplying everything your baby will need during pregnancy for its growth and development.

Why not make sure that you are taking a supplement that will provide you with all of these needs? You can!! It is my professional opinion that Vitafol-OB Caplets will not deliver the same long-term benefits that Prenatal Vitamins will.