When I was younger I thought Flintstone vitamins were practically candy. I always wanted the purple one. I have a thing for grape flavoring.
At my most recent appointment the doctor asked if I was taking my prenatal vitamins… and I lied. I don’t know why. I really don’t like them. They make me feel sick, no matter when I take them. And I can’t stand the DHA pills. They make me burp a lot, and burps taste like fish, which makes me want to throw up. So I have been rather lax with taking them. Of course I feel guilty – but I don’t enjoy feeling sick all of the time.
I read another blog where her doctor had recomended Flintstones vitamins… and I was curious. How could they be as good as a prenatal vitamin? How could they have enough folic acid? Why am I not taking them instead!? So I looked it up, and sure enough:
I’m still trying to figure out how the percentage values are valid for ages 4 – adult… but it is the same amount (mcg) of folic acid in prenatal, and all of the other vitamin levels are also comparable. But, unlike prenatals… which cost about $15 for 30 pills, these are about $8 for 60. You do the math.
I’ll admit… I’ve only eaten the purple ones, but at least they aren’t making me sick!