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How did you choose a which vitamin to go with?

(6 Posts)
user1469464325 Wed 03-Aug-16 12:07:28

There's so many out there! what should I look for? Or is there any great websites other than boots where should I look for a high-quality supplement? Or any recommendations?

ftmsoon Wed 03-Aug-16 12:11:16

I bought Tesco's own as I shop there and they were on 3for2.

DomesticAnarchist Wed 03-Aug-16 12:15:10

I chose Boots as they have the equivalent of 2g ginger extract which has some evidence to support it helping with pregnancy sickness (biscuits, teas, etc all don't provide enough to be effective. When taken in the right quantities evidence suggests it's as effective as vitamin B6 which is apparently one of the first things GPs try before the hard drugs - which I am thankful to never have needed!) I read a lot of journal articles and the cochrane reviews.

From my sample of one (me) I felt SO much better second time around and I put it down in part to these multivits. (It's likely just coincidence though)

DomesticAnarchist Wed 03-Aug-16 12:16:13

I think the most recent info is that multivitamins probably aren't needed if you've got a varied diet - in which case it's just folic acid and vitamin D.

But most people I know eat mainly crisps and orange juice in early pregnancy!

BeardMinge Wed 03-Aug-16 12:48:37

Whiechever were on special offer. I wouldn't overthink it too much. Next time around I'll just take folic acid & vit d.

GashleyCrumbTiny Wed 03-Aug-16 14:14:36

As people said, the only ones you need are folic acid (first trimester only) and vitamin D. Iron if you're told you need it based on blood tests. And I think vitamins are like painkillers - vitamin D is vitamin D, whether it's in a shiny branded packet or a value pack. The active ingredient is no different no matter what you pay! I've gone value.

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