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Smarty Pants Prenatal Formula
Smarty Pants is one of the best gummy vitamins on the market in part due to their high-quality sourcing standards. Smarty Pants has been in business for over 10 years and has carved name for themselves with a wide range of organic and non-organic gummy vitamins ranging from kid’s vitamins through prenatal vitamins. Read on to see why we put Smarty Pants Prenatal Vitamins in our number 3rd top prenatal spot.
“What’s in Smarty Pants Prenatal Formula?”
The goal when taking a prenatal vitamin is to fill the nutritional gaps in your diet while focusing on specific vitamins and minerals that support mom during pregnancy and help support baby’s development in the womb. Smarty Pants Prenatal Formula contains methylated forms of B Vitamins, Vitamin D3, Choline and Iodine. These ingredients are fairly standard for a prenatal vitamin but the price point for Smarty Pants if budget friendly. Smarty Pants come in the gummy form making this a good option for anyone that has a strong capsule or pill aversion.
One of the biggest problems that we have with the Smarty Pants Prenatal is the low level of choline. Choline is arguably one of the most important nutrients for a baby’s development and the low level of choline will not be enough to be a useful level. Gummy vitamins in general are not as easily absorbed as a capsule for so you do risk not getting enough vitamins and minerals as the label claims you are getting.
“How Are ON’s Flavors?”
I think all gummy vitamin enthusiasts can agree that Smarty Pants Vitamins do have a good flavor compared to other gummy vitamins. User be aware that their good flavor does often come from added sugar. The Smarty Pants Prenatal Formula touts an added 6g of sugar. That means with just one prenatal vitamin you are getting roughly 25% of your suggested daily sugar intake. Overall, the taste of Smarty Pants Prenatal Formula is easy to take and easy on the stomach and suitable alternative if someone is having a tough time with taking pill or battling morning sickness.
The Bottom Line
Smarty Pants is a good option if you need to take a gummy vitamin. They use clean ingredients and high-quality forms of each ingredient. Just beware that you might be missing some key vitamins and consider supplementing those through diet or additional supplements.