One A Day Women's Prenatal

Consumer Health Advocacy: Product Analysis

What business, after all, does Bayer have producing a prenatal vitamin? Is this not a multinational pharmaceutical company? A close look at their formula reveals profound ineptitude, if not worse. Vitamin A acetate, for instance is a form of vitamin A linked to birth defects in both the animal model and human studies. Applying the precautionary principle, no such ingredient should ever be used in a prenatal formula.


IngredientsToxicity LevelCumulative KnowledgeAbstract Count
Calcium Carbonatepossibly19821
Cellulosenone100
Ferrous Fumaratepossibly398
Magnesium Oxidenone2442317
Ascorbic Acidnone46871149
Dicalcium Phosphatenot determined
dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetateprobably9115
Croscarmellose Sodiumnot determined
Maltodextrinnot determined
Niacinamidenone29653
Gelatinnot determined
Acacianone33
Polyvinyl Alcoholnot determined
Zinc Oxidepossibly180
D-Calcium Pantothenatenot determined
Corn Starchnot determined
Titanium Dioxide (color)probably440
Polyethylene Glycolpossibly120
Magnesium Stearatepossibly133
Talcpossibly133
Cupric Sulfatedefinitely540
Silicon Dioxidepossibly44
Pyridoxine Hydrochloridenone786108
Calcium Silicatenot determined
Riboflavinnone32160
Thiamine Mononitratenone33558
Hypromellosenot determined
Beta-Carotenenone46989
FD&C Red #40 Lakeprobably42
Folic Acidnone1047168
Vitamin A Acetatedefinitely100
Biotinnone6010
Potassium Iodidenone16028
Cholecalciferolnot determined
Cyanocobalamin.none1269177

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