Boston Functional Nutrition Prenatal Formula

To all of the moms, and moms-to-be,

I designed this product after years of making compromises with every other prenatal on the market - even the professional lines. I decided it was time to make a prenatal that I could confidently use to support my own pregnancies, and would also recommend to my clients, friends, and family without hesitation.

I wanted a prenatal that:

  • Did NOT compromise the quality of ingredients, effectiveness, or the proper amounts or forms of nutrients
  • Did NOT have unnecessary ingredients simply added for marketing purposes
  • Did NOT raise questions about whether it contained heavy metals, pesticides, or other contaminants  

What I came up with is the culmination of years of research and work in the field, combined with a desire to do better by women and the future generations they are nourishing.

cheers to you mama!

  Ayla

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What makes Boston Functional Nutrition’s Prenatal different?

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  • It uses eco-friendly components. Its nourishing vitamins and minerals are derived from organic, sustainable sources and are packaged in a glass, fully recyclable bottle.
  • It prioritizes usability. The gentle prenatal blend provides optimal nutrition. strategically divided into 3 doses to enhance absorption, digestibility, and tolerance. expert-chosen forms and ratios of nutrients are designed to be easily utilized by the body.
  • It is formulated specifically for mothers. Its research-backed, unique blend of nutrients is designed to meet the high nutritional demands of pregnancy and support your baby’s development while protecting your health throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
  • It was created with high-quality nutrients at the forefront.
    • It does not contain iron to allow for maximum versatility 
    • It contains 4,000 IU of Vitamin D which is an evidence-based, safe and effective dose for both mom and baby during pregnancy
    • It sources Vitamin C from organic, Acerola cherry fruit
    • It incorporates an optimal blend of B vitamins designed to support methylation, normal cell growth, energy metabolism and cardiovascular, neurologic and immune health*
    • Folate is found as methylfolate, the most biologically available form of folate, which is essential to support healthy brain development and to prevent neural tube defects*
    • It uses strategically combined forms of Vitamin B12 as methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, to provide high bioavailability while decreasing the risk of anxiety as a side effect*
    • It incorporates Vitamin A in two forms, both beta-carotene, and provitamin A (retinyl palmitate) for those who have difficulty converting beta-carotene into its biologically active form*
    • It includes Betaine HCL to support healthy digestion and optimize absorption of nutrients*
    • It uses Magnesium chelated and bound to the amino acid glycine, for maximum bioavailability without the digestive distress that other forms of magnesium can cause*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Suitable for Vegetarians

Formulated to be free of: Dairy, Egg, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soy, Gluten, GMO, heavy metals, pesticides, artificial colors and ingredients, and all other harmful contaminants.

Suggested Use: Take 3 capsules daily, with food, in divided doses, or as directed by your healthcare professional.

Designed by Registered Dietitian and women’s health expert, Ayla Barmmer, MS, RD, LDN

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