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I posted about this in the OTC prenatal thread, but needed to get an answer before my hubby went to whole foods, so thought I would do a separate thread.<br><br>
I assume the 6 a day is better than the one a day, as far as better assimilation of vitamins?<br><br>
Also, what does the pill look like? I want to be sure it's not like most vitamins that come out of the body the same way they go in: whole. I'm assuming since there are herbs that it would easily dissolve in water and therefore, in the stomach.
 

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The pills are huge and I don't believe they dissolve in water...but you don't just have water in your stomach.<br><br>
The six a day is better because it has more stuff in it, specifically a full dose of calcium (which no one-a-day has space for). Both are made to food nutrients for easier assimilation.
 

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I take the one-a-day because that's all I can stomach. I figure it's better than nothing. But like the pp said, I'm sure the 6 a day has more stuff in it.
 

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I only use the Rainbow Light one-a-day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks, mamas.<br><br>
I was taking promise prenatal, since it was in capsule form and I knew it would be absorbed. But, I really like the ingredients in this better.<br><br>
I just read that it's a whole food vitamin. I guess that's what I was wanting to know. I didn't want one of those white pills that is entirely chemical and you pass whole the next day .
 

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I have taken the one-a-day prenatal with both pregnancies and had no problems. I supplement with fish oil too.
 

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I too take the one a day. wouldnt remember to do 6x per day! I also take a high quality fish oil supp.<br><br>
Although, I do NOT get mine at WF- they sell them at evry Target in my area, and they are quite a bit less expensive there... and then I found them on drugstore.com for even LESS for the 90 day supply, and free shipping! that's my go-to now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> overall I really like them. if I take right before my breakfast, seems they get totally absorbed-<br><br>
no typical fluorescent yellow pee like with other OTC vitamins.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I liked the 6 a day with my first two pregnancies (third pregnancy I couldn't keep down water, let alone any vitamins). I just took two with each meal, so it wasn't hard to remember. They are normal sized, and have a lot of extras in them that you just can't get in one pill a day, and cut out other supplements (I would have taken alfalfa, probiotics and RRL separately if they were not in the prenatal).
 

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I take the one a day...it makes me cringe to think of taking 6 pills a day! I do get some bright yellow pee though! I like the rainbow light brand so that's why I went with them. I have previously used their vitamin c and liked it a lot.
 

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I take the one a day and I really, really like them. I started with Puritan's Pride but the taste and smell of those made me sick in early pregnancy. Bleh.<br><br>
The Rainbow lights seem to be absorbed better if you eat them before or after a meal- no bright yellow pee. But I also like that I can take them on an empty stomach and not feel sick at all. I have no complaints about Rainbow lights and I'll probably keep taking them long after this baby gets here.<br><br>
They do have probiotics and RRL in them- but the amounts are so small that I supplement with RRL tea and active yogurt every day. I also take additional calcium and fish oil supps and add alfalfal powder to some orange/carrot juice every day. On this regimen I feel great.
 

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Just FYI, Rainbow Light also recently released an organic prenatal in capsule form. I still gag on the smell of the one-a-day, and am going to try the capsule in hopes it will help me not get sick!
 

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Thanks, Heather! I did not know that. I'll check it out.<br><br>
I started taking these last night and I swear I already feel a difference. I also like that I can take 2 at a time, as it's easy to remember to take with meals. With taking 6 times a day, I'd be up a creek <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">.
 
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