Prenate® Vitamin Family Vs. Generic Prescription Prenatal Vitamins
May 14, 2015
Not all prescription prenatal vitamins are created equal. Typically expecting mothers consider three factors when choosing which prenatal vitamin is right for them: quality, price and trustworthiness. We’ll take a look at these factors and see how Prenate® Vitamin Family stacks up to the generic prescription prenatal vitamins on the market today.
Quality of Ingredients
With the increase in nutritional awareness in recent years, people are becoming more educated and conscientious about what they put into their bodies. For certain, expecting mothers feel the ingredients in their prenatal vitamin are extremely important, even more so for women with particular dietary restrictions. All Prenate® Vitamin Family products are gluten free. Some of the newest products, Prenate Mini® and Prenate® Pixie, are small pills with more DHA than other popular prescription prenatal vitamins on the market today. Plus, each Prenate® pill is thoughtfully formulated so that it contains ingredients that are more bioavailable, ensuring greater absorbability. Two examples of such ingredients are Sumulate®, a more absorbable form of iron and L-methylfolate, a bioavailable form of folic acid. Detailed ingredients are listed clearly on each Prenate® product package to keep patients informed.
Unfortunately with generic prescription prenatal vitamins, very little information is readily available on the exact ingredients in the pill. The actual bottle does not contain specific ingredient information. You may not even be able to immediately determine the manufacturer of the generic pill. While you may receive a slip sheet of side effects or warnings that accompany the generic prescription bottle, the ingredient list may not be included. Without a detailed list of ingredients, expecting mothers cannot be sure about the types and quantities of each vitamin and mineral contained in their generic prescription vitamin.
The Price of Prenatal Vitamins
Price is another consideration of expecting mothers, and the biggest for those on limited incomes. For patients that utilize the Savings & Support Program offered by Prenate® Vitamin Family, the Prenate® vitamins are just as affordable as most generic brands, with savings up to $40 off 12 prescriptions. Prenate® Vitamin Family of products is typically covered under tier three statuses under most insurance plans. However, check with your insurance provider for your exact coverage and co-pays. With more absorbable and bioavailable ingredients in a higher grade, expecting mothers get excellent value.
While insurances plans vary greatly, the cost of generic prescriptions varies too. A number of plans offer $10 generic prescriptions, while others may be as low as a few dollars. But when you compare the price of the Prenate® vitamins after utilizing the savings cards, the generic prescriptions may only be a few dollars less expensive. The small difference in price is nominal for the quality of product patients receiving.
A Brand You Can Trust: Longstanding History of Value
The Prenate® Vitamin Family has over a 30 year history of providing superior nutrition to mothers and their babies. For that entire time, the makers of Prenate® have invested time, money and energy into innovative product research to continually improve each product.
With a generic prescription prenatal vitamin, the manufacturers are re-creating an imitation using comparable ingredients, not necessarily in the exact quantities, ratios or performance. You don’t always know exactly what you’re getting when you go for the cheapest or generic product.
Is Prenate® Vitamin Family Right for You?
With a wide range of products in the Prenate® Vitamin Family line, women can choose which vitamin is best for their personal needs as an expecting or breastfeeding mother. All of the Prenate® vitamins have once daily dosing. Therefore, you do not have to worry about remembering to take a second pill throughout the day like some generics. Prenate® even has options for women that have trouble swallowing the larger generic prenatal vitamins. Prenate® also allows for a much more customizable take on prenatal vitamins. So talk with your doctor today to see which Prenate® product is best for you!