|Rainbow Light Complete Prenatal System, Food Based, Tablets, 180 tablets
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Our Complete PreNatal System multivitamin is the #1 selling prenatal formula in the health foods industry. Its the perfect multiple for pregnant and nursing women, providing essential nutrients childbearing women and growing babies require for excellent health. Designed to be especially gentle on the stomach, this formula also features fresh ginger juice extract.
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- #1 Seller in Health Stores
- Complete Energizing Nutrition
- Gentle on the Stomach
- Pills way too big to swallow
While I had heard rave reviews forthis product I was really very disappointed. What mother in her early pregnancy can stomach 6 of those huge pills without everything coming back up? I also did not like the gas that was associated with the pills (!)....more info
- Okay, but not really food based and contain lead
I took these while breastfeeding my daughter. I thought they were pretty good at the time, I never had any problems with this vitamin. I hear from a lot of people who really like these. However, I don't like that they claim to be "food-based". Yes, they have food in them, but the vitamins themselves are just the same as what you'd find in a normal multivitamin. Other food-based vitamins, like New Chapter and Mega Foods, are different. The vitamins themselves are from cultured food which is supposedly more easily absorbed. The only other possible issue is the lead levels in this vitamin. It contains more lead than many other multivitamins. These levels are still considered safe, but it is something to consider (source: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/pbvitami.html)...more info
- Feel good vitamins.
I've been taking these for a few weeks now and have noticed a big difference in my energy. I haven't had any stomach problems with these at all but imagine that if your body is not accustomed to superfoods such as spirulina, alfalfa, and wheat grass, than you might have issues only because these foods will help get rid of icky things in your system. After a few days, you should be feeling really good. In fact, one of the main reasons I chose this multi-vitamin is because it contained a "superfood vitality blend" since I don't always eat as many vegetables as I should. I also love the fact that it is a food based vitamin. Be sure you take the vitamins throughout the day. I take 2 around breakfast, 2 around lunch, and 2 around dinnertime. Overall, I'm really pleased with this product and feel good about the company. ...more info
- Excellent Vitamins
These vitamins are excellent. They are food based so you can take them on an empty stomach. I would have been lost without them. I have been extremely sick everyday, and these vitamins have some herbs that help with morning (or all day) sickness. Much cheaper on Amazon than in the expensive health food store I was buying them in....more info
- BEST PRENATAL I'VE FOUND
Rainbow Light's Complete Prenatal System is the best prenatal I have found. I am pretty picky when it comes to quality vitamins, and having the proper dosage, and this particular one satisfies me, esp since it's food based. Not only does it have a few "extras" in it (L. sporogenes - a probiotic - and more), I actually like that it takes 6 tablets to get a full serving so I can break it up throughout the day (your body can only process so much of certain vitamins at a time). I already eat very healthy, but I wanted a good vitamin as an extra cushion. I only take half the dose (3/day) and take one with each of 3 main meals (it also saves on the cost). The first day I actually felt better (I've been very tired and stressed lately). I am AMAZED!! They have not caused any side effects either (i.e. no constipation, etc). I wholeheartedly recommend these!!...more info
- Excellent product
These are just excellent! you are doing favor to yourself and to your little one. These are the best Vitamins. I had in my first pregnancy and I felt much better. Often you forget to take and keep a count but even if you do 4 a day..its great! Go for it!...more info
- Rainbow Lite 4th time around
I'm on my 4th pregnancy and am back to order these vitamins once again. I've used them with my previous 3 pregnancies and would hesitate to go any other route. I tried those doctor-perscribed prenatal vitamins--they made me ill even before I was pregnant! But then, who wouldn't get ill on a pill full of synthetic chemicals? These are food based, and get spaced out through the day to make it a little easier on the tummy and to absorb better than those taken in one whalloping gulp. ...more info
- The very best pre-natal vitamin I've found!
I first tried a different common supplement brand, as I was already making an order with them for my fish oil, and found them huge and hard to swallow. I also experienced constipation from the iron used in them, which was not fun. My midwife and a couple of others had recommended trying the Rainbow Light brand, and I also know them to have a really good reputation, so I decided to give them a try. After reading several reviews online and checking out the full list of ingredients, I decided the Complete Prenatal System was the right choice for me. I would rather take 6 smaller vitamins spread out throughout the day, than one huge one each morning. Also, these include enough probiotics and calcium that I don't need to supplement with anything extra (except Omega 3's of course!).
Quite a few reviews mentioned the taste or smell of these vitamins. From my own experience, I would guess they are people who have never taken a vitamin supplement before. So if you are at all used to taking any sort of vitamins, these shouldn't be a problem for you at all! Nothing out of the ordinary, they smell and taste just fine to me. And the best part is...no pre-natal vitamin caused constipation at all!! ...more info
- Great vitamin! Causes no nausea and gives great energy.
I've been taking this vitamin throughout my pregnancy, and I credit it with keeping my energy high and lessening my nausea, especially in the first few months. People may complain about taking pills three times a day, but this is the best way for your body to absorb the most nutrients. This vitamin might be more expensive than others, but you're retaining more of it in your body because you're not overloading your body with all the vitamins and minerals at once. Not to be gross, but my urine has remained pretty clear throughout, which means that I am absorbing almost all of the vitamins in these pills. I always notice at the OB's office that other women have incredibly dark urine--this means that they're absorbing very little of their prenatal vitamin, which affects the baby in the end, regardless of how inexpensive the pill was, or how easy it was to swallow. If you truly care about the health of your fetus, then you won't mind taking these vitamins several times a day. They're great....more info
- great product
The vitamins are very effective. I have more energy and am more focused through out the day. I think any woman who feels she needs to boost her immune system can use it....more info
- Excellent Pre-Natal!
I've tried other pre-natals in the past and had various side-effects (tummy aches, weight gain, and an overall, blah feeling). These are food-based, and I have had no problems with any of the above symptoms. I was only nauseased my first trimester, but now that I'm in my 2nd, I feel great! They give me energy and I plan on taking them the remainder of my pregnancy.
- Not ideal for sensitive stomachs
I bought this prenatal because I love that it is a whole-food vitamin. I don't even mind that you have to take 6 pills a day. What I do mind is that it exacerbates my pre-existing digestive issues.
I stopped taking the Raibow Light vitamins and have since switched to New Chapter Organics. Their prenatal contains probiotics (like acidophilus) that help digestion rather than cause it to act up. I have had no issues since the switch. If you have a sensitive stomach (think IBS), you may want to consider New Chapter Organics. ...more info
- 6 Tablets a day!
Before you buy, make sure you realize that with the "complete prenatal system" you are supposed to take 6 tablets a day, in order to get all the RDA of the vitamins and stuff. I didn't realize that when I ordered, and I probably won't order again for that reason (I'm going to go with the Rainbow Light Just Once prenatal). BUT, if you are okay with taking that many vitamins a day, and it isn't a nuisance, this system is great, and I believe it helped the swelling in my feet and toes too. They didn't bother my stomach at all, or give me heartburn. Expensive, but a really great brand that can be trusted....more info
- Great product!!!
After researching a lot of different pre-natal pills I chose this and am so glad I did. Before I got pregnant I had been taking another brand that just made me feel to think about it - I don't what it was, the smell, the taste or what but it did not sit well in my stomach. I started taking the Rainbow Light system a month or so before I got pregnant, I am now 9 months pregnant and during the entire 40 weeks I have never had a problem with an upset stomach or keeping the pills down.
What I love about this complex is that in addition to being a prenatal pill with all of the needed supplements it had the digestive support, superfoods and special prenatal blend to ease discomfort (ex. swelling, etc.) I have had an extraordinarily easy pregnancy and I certainly cannot say whether or not it was a result of taking this system but I am quite sure it helped. I never had morning sickness, swelling or any other discomfort other than the occasional heartburn that was eased quickly by Tums.
Now, having raved about this product I must say that taking these pills are not a piece of cake. While the idea of taking 6 a day seemed like an easy proposition at first and made sense that it would help the nutrients absorb into my system better if space throughout the day it was often difficult to remember to take them. I spaced the 6 out by taking 2 with each meal and that worked most of the time but I would sometimes have to catch up and take 6 at the end of the day because I had forgotten.
I also expected that since there were so many that the pills would be smaller, they are not. They are the size of the once a day I was taking before. :P
Lastly, I had trouble getting them down some days with just water because while they don't taste terrible, they really don't taste great. I found though that if I drank any sort of flavoured drink (like juice) then I was just fine.
So, choosing this system certainly represents a commitment and most people thought I was crazy for taking 6 pills a day but I have to say that I have and still feel great and will be sure to take this brand with each successive preganancy.
Good luck!...more info
- great product
I took these throughout my pregnancy with my healthy son (now 2) and have already started taking them with my current pregnancy.
6 pills, sure, but I never once got sick from them. I've heard stories from friends who had to take their prenatal at night or it made them sick. I'd rather take 6 (I split them up over the day...3 in the morning, 3 at night... or else 2 at each meal) and feel fantastic! :)...more info
- Rainbow light prenatal complete
This product give me more energy and also help me to have a good night rest....more info
- THE BEST Prenatal Vitamin Available
With my first pregnancy, I tried just about every prenatal vitamin on the market. Everything made me sick. Even half a pill. Even with a full meal. Even at night. I tried everything and it still came right back up. So I quit taking vitamins!
With my second pregnancy (twins), I knew couldn't possibly survive without a supplement. Sicker than ever (I swear everything was ten times worse), I stumbled upon the Rainbow Light Complete Food-Based Prenatal System and let me tell you it was a life saver! It NEVER ever makes me sick (I still take it since I'm nursing the twins now).
If you have a problem with the idea of swallowing six pills a day, think of it this way: you are actually consuming nutrition your body will absorb and use. Regular commercial vitamin supplements are nearly entirely indigestible by your body (they pass through mostly whole) and on top of that are made up of chemicals your body can't use. If we are so used to taking medication and will take pain killers whenever we feel like it, why can't we take these healthy vitamins?
What I did that made me feel the best was I took two vitamins with breakfast, two with lunch, and two with dinner. They are GREAT, they actually gave me ENERGY (when I skipped/forgot I couldn't manage even the easiest of days) and I highly recommend them!...more info
- Will look for another
My body reacted very well to this protect. My bathroom routine was the most normal ever. My skin was wonderful. My pms was calmer. I didn't feel sick from taking the pills.
The pills are huge and they smell funny. It makes me want to puke but I hold my nose or I take it with orange juice. Something strong to mask the smell and taste.
After I finish the bottle, I will be researching again for another product. ...more info
- a great prenatal vitamin
I've used these prenatal vitamins through two pregnancies and subsequent nursings and I really like them. I started taking them within six weeks of conception. They're large pills but I swallowed them carefully and drank lots of liquid with them. If you're not a great pill taker I'd recommend chopping them up a bit to make downing them easier. I'm nursing right now and I've found that if I don't take the pills for a few days that I feel tired and after taking them again my energy returns. I don't know if this is due to the placebo effect and I don't really care. I just know that taking these pills makes me feel like I'm giving myself and my baby the best insurance I can that we're getting the nutrition we need. ...more info
- Horrible vitamin - big with sharp edges, expensive
I have one bottle of these vitamins and I just can't bring myself to finish it after two months. First, you have to take SIX a day, three in the morning and three in the evening. They are large, uncoated vitamins with sharp edges going all the way around them. I choke on at least one a day, and sometimes I feel like I just can't get it down regardless of how much water I drink.
I chose these vitamins because they had the nutrients I was looking for, but I had no idea of their size and shape. I was suffering through these vitamins when I asked my midwife if there was any way I could take a one-a-day vitamin instead of these ridiculous six-a-day horse pills. She said "Of course! Go to Longs/Safeway/Walgreens and pick up their prenatal vitamins." The chain store vitamins (which run around $20 a bottle for a 10 month supply) don't have all the extra minerals and supplements of the Rainbow Lights, but I just try to eat more nutrients in real food instead. It's so much better to take one coated vitamin a day instead of these horrible Rainbow Lights six times a day.
What is Rainbow Light thinking??? Most of us who take prenatals are PREGNANT, prone to gagging, and we don't want to be terrified that we're going to choke to death trying to get the vitamins we need. At least coat the darn vitamins and remove the sharp edges so we can swallow them!...more info
- I won't use anything else!
This is my first time reviewing, and I chose to do it to put in another positive voice about this vitamin to help encourage anyone who is considering trying them to do so.
I've tried a few brands of prenatal vitamin and the effects were not great. They made me feel uneasy or nauseated. One more expensive brand I picked up claimed it was easy on the stomach but was so volatile that even cutting the pill and taking an almost miniscule dose caused me to be physically sick.
The Rainbow Light prenatal vitamins were so easy on my system that not only was I never sick from them, but I even felt healthier. After four nights of sicking up on other brands once I had been using when my Rainbow Light vitamins were used up, I immediately ordered my second bottle and will never use another brand again or suggest any other brand to a friend. ...more info
- Prenatal Vitamins
The pills are huge, but they are not bad for the price and they are very easy on my stomach. No side effects!...more info
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