Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Take just three capsules a day. We suggest taking WeNatal after breakfast or lunch to enhance absorption of fat soluble vitamins and we recommend taking with food to prevent vitamin-induced nausea. Complete taking before 2pm as many B vitamins can be stimulating and disrupt sleep.

     

    Also, consider taking it at the same time each day so you can create a habit out of it.

     

    You can take it all at once, but if you need to split up dosing that’s ok as well.

  • This is caused by Riboflavin (P5P) and vitamin B12. This is normal and nothing to worry about

  • WeNatal is an effective replacement for traditional multi-vitamins, vitamin D, iron, zinc, and a B-complex, unless otherwise specified by your healthcare practitioner.

    We recommend stopping any vitamin or mineral that is also found in the WeNatal formula. Be especially careful to stop any additional vitamin A, E, K, and copper, unless otherwise specified by a licensed healthcare practitioner.

  • If you are taking a blood thinner such as Warfarin, vitamin K can make this drug less effective by making the blood clot more slowly. The important thing is to take the same amount of vitamin K consistently rather than remove all vitamin K from diet or supplements. If you are on this medication, speak with your doctor about adjusting the dose of the medication to account for the vitamin K. It is especially important to take WeNatal consistently every day when on this type of medication.

  • We utilize an independent third-party laboratory for testing raw materials and potency of finished goods. You can be confident in the label claims, efficacy, and quality of our product—from its inception to its completion.

     

    Our procurement team seeks out the highest professional-grade ingredients available. Every raw material that enters our manufacturing facility is initially quarantined before undergoing testing by an independent third-party laboratory. Once cleared for production, it is stored on-site in our facility and maintained by our Quality Assurance team. We are committed to complete transparency about the quality of our raw materials.

  • Absolutely. WeNatal is packed with naturally-occurring nutrients our bodies need, but because of diet or lifestyle, are often depleted. Our Chief Medical Officer, a fertility and prenatal expert, developed our formula, and every ingredient and dose is verified by clinical research.

     

    Also, WeNatal is non-GMO and free of fillers, colors, gluten, dairy, soy, and nuts. Every single ingredient in every batch undergoes rigorous third-party testing.

     

    As with all things related to your health, please consult with your physician before starting WeNatal.

  • Almost, but not quite. Our Vitamin D is from lanolin, which is the most studied source for that nutrient. We could’ve opted for vegan Vitamin D, but there’s simply not enough research to support its effectiveness. Although we adore our vegan friends, we felt it was most important for every one of our ingredients to have scientific backing.

  • WeNatal is designed to optimize your reproductive health. Sadly, genetic abnormalities and loss can still occur—even if you’re taking the best supplements, managing stress, eating well, and getting plenty of sleep and exercise. If you’ve experienced fertility challenges or miscarriage, please know our hearts are with you.

  • All good stuff. No junk. See our Supplement Facts For Him, or Supplement Facts For Her, and get all the science-y details over here.

  • WeNatal is a best-in-class supplement, suited for long-term use in most people. Since everybody is different, please consult with your physician.

  • 1. Omega 3 fatty acids: We recommend adding a docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplement. We’ve not included it in WeNatal because the most common source of DHA loses effectiveness when combined with other ingredients. We recommend taking a combined DHA/EPA, either from fish oil or a vegan source.

     

    2. A probiotic supplement to support a healthy gut microbiome. Probiotics may reduce inflammation and regulate blood sugar.

     

    Before beginning WeNatal or any additional supplements, please consult with your physician.

  • We don’t recommend it. WeNatal is formulated with research-backed dosages to optimize conception and pregnancy.

  • You can manage your WeNatal subscription by logging into your WeNatal Account. From the My Account menu click on Subscriptions. You will be taken to a subscription page where you can cancel your subscription. If you only need to temporarily stop your subscription, you can also postpone the date of your next shipment.

  • Yes! We’ll be happy to take care of that for you. Just email us at care@wenatal.com at least 3 days before your next shipment and we’ll convert your Together subscription to either a WeNatal for Her or a WeNatal for Him single subscription.

  • Daily Values and percentages have been established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The values listed on nutrition labels reflect the levels of nutrients needed to prevent deficiency and disease. They do not reflect how much a person needs to establish optimal levels. Additionally, in functional medicine we understand that every person’s nutrient needs are different. We have chosen to include higher doses of nutrients that are likely to meet the optimal needs of most people while remaining within a safe level.

  • If you’ve already subscribed or purchased, then you most likely checked out as a guest so your account is still unregistered. Not to worry. You can register and activate your account at any time. Just click here to be taken to the account registration page. Simply enter the email address associated with your order and create a password. That’s all there is to it!

  • Yes! The two packets included with your are vitamins are the desiccant pack and the scent pack. The desiccant pack safely absorbs humidity and odor and the scent pack provides a non-toxic, refreshing masking of any residual odors.

     

    All multivitamins will naturally have an odor. This can make it very difficult to take vitamins, especially if you are pregnant and already nauseous.

    Many prenatals include additives and fillers which only partially mask odors and provide no nutritional benefit. WeNatal ensures you only ingest ingredients that are good for you and your baby.

  • Unfortunately we are not able to accept HSA and FSA cards as payment.

    The IRS regulations state that nutritional supplements are not HSA/FSA eligible medical expenses unless they are prescribed by a doctor. If you have been prescribed WeNatal by your doctor you may be able to submit the prescription and receipts directly to your HSA/FSA for reimbursement. Please contact your HSA/FSA provider for more information on supplement eligibility and reimbursement.

For Her
  • WeNatal for Her includes key nutrients you need to support a healthy pregnancy, such as methylated B vitamins, methylfolate, iron, iodine, calcium, zinc, magnesium, and choline, in their most absorbable forms. Additionally, our formula provides a higher dose of vitamin D and choline than several other prenatal supplements currently available.

     

    Many prenatals on the market use synthetic ingredients such as folic acid which many people can’t absorb and can actually be harmful for those with a certain genetic profile. Doses of ingredients are all based on clinical research and backed by science. These are functional doses that make a difference! Our formula is non-GMO, free of major allergens (gluten, dairy, soy, eggs and nut) and free of synthetic fillers and colors.

     

    We make it easy on you with just three capsules designed to be easy on your stomach. Our prenatal is delivered to your door for just $49/month.

  • We recommend you start taking WeNatal for Her at least 3-6 months before trying to get pregnant. However, it is generally a good idea for most women of reproductive age to take a prenatal supplement, and thus can be started long before conception.

  • Yes! We have included key nutrients to support healing after birth and breastfeeding – iron, calcium, B complex vitamins, choline, vitamin D, and antioxidants. We recommend remaining on your prenatal for at least 3 months after giving birth, and at least 12 months if you are breastfeeding. Staying on the prenatal a few months after you have weaned can help replenishing stores in your body. If you plan to get pregnant again, you can continue to stay on the WeNatal as a daily support.

  • Yes! Nutrients such as vitamin A, C, D, E, zinc, methylfolate, selenium, and iron are all immune-supporting nutrients, especially for women.

  • Vitamin A has important roles in genetic expression, embryonic development, organ formation during fetal development, normal immune function, and eye development and vision.

     

    We combine two forms of vitamin A – mixed carotenoids (the family of vitamin A compounds found in nature including beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, etc.) and preformed vitamin A, palmitate, which is easily absorbed.

     

    Some people have a difficult time converting carotenoids to palmitate vitamin A, but too much of the palmitate can become toxic, and research shows it may increase the risk of birth defects at levels above 5,000IU (1,500mcg RAE) daily. Mixed carotenoids have not been linked to birth defects, but giving carotenoids alone is not sufficient to maintain optimal vitamin A levels. Therefore, WeNatal included 1,000mcg RAE of mixed carotenoids and 1,200mcg RAE of palmitate which is also recommended in this research study. We use a bit of both to meet the increased needs of vitamin A in pregnancy for all women while staying within a safe level for baby. We also caution women taking WeNatal to limit concentrated sources of vitamin A from their diet, especially liver, so they do not exceed the safe levels of preformed vitamin A.

     

    For more on Vitamin A and Pregnancy see this study. 

  • Pregnant women need at least double the amount of iron compared to non-pregnant women. However, unless advised by a licensed healthcare professional due to your individual needs, you should not supplement with additional iron.

     

    And don’t worry, we use a form of iron that is gentle on your stomach!

  • Supplementing with higher doses of vitamin D in pregnancy has been correlated with improved bone mineralization of the baby compared to those with standard dosing.

  • About 40-60% of the population presents with genetic variants (MTHFR) that inhibit the body’s ability to convert folic acid into the active form of folate (5-methyltetrahydrofolate). Since folic acid has well-known and well-studied benefits in pregnancy, we use the form of folic acid that is bioavailable to all women, no matter their genetic uniqueness. 5-MTHF will not harm those who do not present with any genetic variants (MTHFR).

  • Preconception: Supports energy production, mood, and builds nutrient reserves so that mom and baby are both sure to have what they need. Key nutrients that are often low in women of childbearing age include vitamin D and iron, both of which you want at optimal levels before pregnancy. Having enough B vitamins, especially folate, is key for supporting a healthy pregnancy. Also, inositol may support a healthy conception if taken before and during the process of getting pregnant.

     

    1st trimester: Folate and choline support healthy neural tube development and facilitate healthy brain development in the critical 28 days after you conceive. Also, increasing blood supply makes iron especially important during the first trimester. Vitamin C not only supports bone and tissue development, but also enhances the absorption of iron.

     

    2nd trimester: Nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D, B vitamins, and copper will support the continual development and growth of your baby’s newly formed organs and tissues.

     

    3rd trimester: Helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels when used as part of a healthy diet. Supports baby with nutrients through delivery. Nutrients such as vitamin C, D, calcium, magnesium, and antioxidants are especially important in the maintenance of healthy blood pressure already within the normal range. Adequate choline in the 3rd trimester has been associated with better cognitive function late in baby’s life.

     

    Postpartum: To help mom with the healing process postpartum, as well as promote a healthy milk supply, iron, B complex vitamins, choline, vitamin D, and antioxidants are key.

  • This is common due to the high dose riboflavin (P5P) and vitamin B12. This is normal and nothing for you to worry about.

For Him
  • We recommend taking it 3-6 months before trying to conceive because it takes sperm about 70 days to mature and WeNatal for Him can optimize sperm quality.

     

    We also recommend taking it as a multivitamin after your partner conceives.

  • Yes! Similar to WeNatal for Her, nutrients in this formula that support optimal immune function include vitamins A, C, D, E, zinc, methylfolate, selenium, and NAC.

  • This is not necessary, nor recommended! Although the goal is to support optimal male reproductive health, WeNatal for Him continues to be an excellent formula to support overall health.

     

    Here are the top benefits of taking it beyond conception.

  • Some research shows it can take up to 2-3 months for significant impact, depending on the person’s level of nutrient reserves. For this reason, it is recommended you start taking WeNatal at least 3-6 months before trying to conceive.

  • Yes! And in fact, if you are taking a multivitamin/mineral supplement, you should replace it with WeNatal for Him so that you do not get excess fat-soluble vitamins.

  • L-Carnitine may make thyroid and blood thinning medication less effective. Speak with your doctor about any adjustments that might need to be made and be sure to consistently take your WeNatal for Him to keep the levels in your system the same from day to day.

     

     

    If you are taking a blood thinner such as Warfarin, vitamin K can make this drug less effective by making the blood clot more slowly. The important thing is to take the same amount of vitamin K consistently rather than remove all vitamin K from diet or supplements. If you are on this medication, speak with your doctor about adjusting the dose of the medication to account for the vitamin K. It is especially important to take WeNatal consistently every day when on this type of medication.

     

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