Examples of "Synthetic" prenatal Vitamins
Rainbow Prenatal Vitamin (Synthetic)
Here is the Brand Rainbow. This prenatal vitamin contains cellulose. Which is a form of plastic made from packing peanuts. It also has PABA in it, which is toxic and is also found in sunscreen.
PABA vitamin/supplement is chemically man made from a lab- however there are food resources that NATURAL Para-aminobenzoic Acid comes from, this PABA is extremely toxic to the liver. Below is a sheet on Para-aminobenzoic Acid. Recent studies this century indicated that PABA is extremely toxic. Because PABA is stored in the tissue, it will gather. PABA Toxicity- While 100mg of PABA is the high end of the daily suggested amounts naturally, treatment dosages may be higher. Taking more than 400mg of PABA per day will lead to near toxic levels in the body. Fever, dizziness, nausea and vomiting are side effects of PABA overdose. Eczema that is moist to the touch is also a symptom. Skin rashes and lesions also occur when PABA reaches toxic levels.
To identify if your prenatal vitamin has a synthetic form of B12 look for methylcobalamin , adenosylcobalamin. and hydroxocobalamin and Cyanocobalamin.
Natural B12 is called coenzyme B12 , which is simply put B12 on vitamin bottles. Coenzym is natural from plant/animal resources. Not chemically made from labs.
Why are synthetics put in our Prenatal Vitamins?
Simple, the synthetic is cheap to make. Our labs can mass produce a chemical faster than we can grow it to extract it in the natural form. Is what is alarming about the synthetic form of our vitamin resources, is that our bodies cannot break up these because they are identified as "toxins" in the body. Once these toxins build up over time, we start to have problems such as; Liver Damage, bowl issues, growth, abnormal tissues, and cysts. A lot of women depend on prenatal vitamins for a resource for their unborn child. So pick the right choice-