Prenatal FAQs

WHY IS THE SERVING SIZE EIGHT CAPSULES PER SERVING?

Eight capsules may seem like a lot, especially compared to many other prenatal supplements on the market, but there are a few important reasons for this protocol. FullWell Prenatal contains more choline, magnesium, and calcium than most prenatal options. These three critical nutrients are necessary for pregnancy, but it can be difficult to reach healthy thresholds in our diet. In fact, approximately 90%–95% of pregnant women consume less choline than the Adequate Intake (AI) levels.* Our mission in creating FullWell Prenatal was not to compromise on the amounts, forms, or quality of the nutrients we know are supportive for fertility health. And the good news: FullWell Prenatal is made to be very well-tolerated and can be taken in divided doses, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.

PRO TIP: You can open and mix capsules into a smoothie or cool beverage; discuss this option with your health practitioner.

Brunst KJ, Wright RO, DiGioia K, Enlow MB, Fernandez H, Wright RJ, et al. Racial/ethnic and sociodemographic factors associated with micronutrient intakes and inadequacies among pregnant women in an urban US population. Public Health Nutr 2014;17:1960-70.

WHY DOESN'T FULLWELL PRENATAL CONTAIN IRON?

It’s by careful design. Iron needs and tolerance vary significantly by individual. Getting enough iron is critical for a healthy pregnancy, and iron needs to increase as a pregnancy progresses.* But not all women will need to supplement with iron to keep their levels in a healthy range, and it may be best to match the form and dose of iron to your specific needs. Because of this, we suggest that you monitor your iron status with your healthcare practitioner and if you do need supplemental iron, take it separately in appropriate doses at their recommendation. This will help avoid unnecessary digestive distress or result in consuming too much or too little iron overall.

WHY DO THE AMOUNTS OF SOME OF THE NUTRIENTS IN FULLWELL PRENATAL EXCEED THE PERCENT DAILY VALUE?

We have carefully calibrated our levels based on a combination of the best available evidence, safety, and ability of the body to absorb the nutrient. In fact, the percent daily values set may not align with typical recommendations on the amount of the nutrient needed during pregnancy, either because a level has not been reliably established, or because it is based on outdated RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) levels. Many nutrients also rely on optimal digestive functioning to be absorbed well.The amount of the nutrient that can be absorbed by an average, healthy person may also be limited by normal factors affecting digestive health. (For example, only about 10 mcg of a 500 mcg oral vitamin B-12 supplement is actually absorbed by healthy people.* In cases where the amount of the nutrient exceeds the RDA, it has been safe at the level included.

WHY DOESN'T FULLWELL PRENATAL CONTAIN DHA?

We believe the stability of DHA is compromised when mixed into a multivitamin, that’s why we’re working hard to create our own! In it, you’ll find DHA and EPA together, because research shows that there is a strong benefit for both mom and baby * Stay tuned for our launch in spring 2022.

DOES FULLWELL PRENATAL CONTAIN ACTIVE B VITAMINS?

Yes, the forms of B vitamins included in our formula were strategically selected for their ability to be bioavailable and well-tolerated.

WHY DOES FULLWELL PRENATAL CONTAIN 4,000 IU'S OF VITAMIN D?

Vitamin D can help optimize l fertility and support fetal development and pregnancy outcomes . A double-blind, randomized clinical trial found Vitamin D supplementation of 4,000 IU/day for pregnant women safe and the most effective way to achieve sufficiency in all women and their babies regardless of race or climate (even the sunniest climates).*

Hollis BW, Johnson D, Hulsey TC, Ebeling M, Wagner CL. Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy: Double-blind, randomized clinical trial of safety and effectiveness. J Bone Miner Res. 2011;26:2341–57.

WHAT IS THE LEMON SCENTED YELLOW PACKET INSIDE MY BOTTLE?

We have added a new fresh scent of organically grown lemons in our prenatal multivitamin. This is a premium, certifiably organic lemon essence packet to help balance the smell of our nutrient dense prenatal. We know that pregnancy and breastfeeding can heighten our senses and so we are delighted to offer this supportive addition at no extra cost, and without compromising the formula. In fact, our lemon essence packets will help keep your prenatal fresher, longer.

Vitality + Virility FAQs

WHY VITALITY + VIRILITY FOR MEN?

The role of fertile, healthy sperm goes beyond just conception. Sperm quality, motility (movement), and morphology (shape and size) all contribute to an overall healthy pregnancy and the health of baby over the long term. FullWell’s Vitality + Virility is an evidenced-based formula designed to support optimal sperm production, hormone health, and overall male fertility. Several of the nutrients can work synergistically to support sperm parameters (motility, quality, and structure), healthy free-radical defenses, hormone levels, and overall wellness.

WHEN SHOULD I START TAKING VITALITY + VIRILITY?

In order to better prepare your body and sperm for conception, you should ideally start taking Vitality + Virility at least three to six months prior to trying to conceive. The average man produces 50-100 million sperm daily, but it takes about 2-3 months for them to fully mature. During this period, it’s critical to support developing spermatids with optimal nutrients that support free-radical defenses.* This is a supportive formula for men’s preconception, but can also be used to continue to support overall health and vitality over the long term.*

Nourish Nerves FAQs

WHAT IS THE SERVING SIZE AND HOW MANY SERVINGS ARE IN A BOTTLE?

The serving size is 1.4 ml or approximately 2 dropperfuls. Each 2-ounce bottle has approximately 42 servings.

WHAT DOES ONE DROPPERFUL MEAN?

A dropperful is the amount of liquid that fills the glass tube when the rubber bulb is squeezed and released. One dropperful is equivalent to half a serving for the Nourished Nerves tincture.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TAKE THIS?

1 serving (2 individual squeezes of the dropper bulb) 1-3 times daily or as recommended by your health practitioner. If you need more sleep support, Nourished Nerves can be taken as 2 droppersful 1 hour before bedtime and 1 dropperful just before bedtime or if you wake during the night. Alternative dosing strategies may be recommended by your qualified herbalist or health practitioner.

CAN I USE THIS PRODUCT LONG TERM OR SHOULD I TAKE A BREAK?

This product is supportive for both short & long term use as needed to help support stress & sleep.

WHEN SHOULD I TAKE THE TINCTURE?

Nourished Nerves can be helpful anytime of day, whether you’re looking to calm an excited nervous system or looking to help support a smooth transition to bedtime.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CONSUME NOURISHED NERVES?

Our tincture can be taken in a variety of ways—straight into your mouth, in a bit of sparkling or still water, in hot water as a tea, or in your favorite beverage. Feel free to experiment.

WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF THE TINCTURE?

Nourished Nerves, when stored properly, will stay fresh for 2 years. To keep your tincture safe from bacterial contamination, do not place the dropper directly on the tongue and then return it to the bottle.

HOW SHOULD I STORE MY TINCTURE?

It is recommended to store the bottle in a cool, dark place, to ensure quality and longevity. The small amount of alcohol included in this tincture acts not only to extract the herbal constituents but also as a natural preservative.

WHAT IS A NERVINE?

Nervines are herbs that may support the nervous system. There are three categories of nervines: (1) Nervine stimulants that enliven and awaken the nervous system, like ginger, (2) Nervine relaxants that calm the nerves, like lemon balm and chamomile, and (3) Nervine tonics that nourish and support the nervous system, like milky oats.*

WHAT IS A TINCTURE?

A tincture is a concentrated liquid extract of an herb that is made by soaking plant material in alcohol for a period of time. For our Nourished Nerve tincture, we infuse dried herbs in organic high proof alcohol for one month.

Nourish Nerves Ingredient FAQs

WHY DO YOU INCLUDE ALCOHOL IN THE TINCTURE?

The alcohol is needed to help extract the supportive herbal constituents from the herbs and to help preserve the formula. Ultimately, Nourished Nerves contains less alcohol than most breads, juices, and ripe bananas.

IS YOUR ALCOHOL ORGANIC?

Yes, it is certified organic and derived from sugarcane.

ARE YOUR HERBS ORGANIC?

Yes, all of our herbs are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF).

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS NON-GMO?

Yes, our raw ingredients are GMO-free.

WHAT IS YOUR GLYCERIN MADE FROM? IS IT SUSTAINABLY SOURCED?

Our glycerin is sustainably sourced from flaxseed.

IS YOUR TINCTURE VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN?

Yes, it is both vegetarian and vegan.

WHERE ARE YOUR HERBS GROWN?

Most of our herbs are grown organically and sustainably in the United States. All of our herb suppliers must go through a rigorous verification process to be approved.

CAN I USE THESE PRODUCTS DURING PREGNANCY?

Yes, our tincture is safe to use during pregnancy. However, as with any supplement, it is recommended that you consult with a trained herbalist or other qualified health practitioner to determine if this product is appropriate for you.

IS IT SAFE TO USE THIS PRODUCT WHILE BREASTFEEDING GIVEN THAT IT CONTAINS ALCOHOL?

Yes, the amount of alcohol in the finished product is less alcohol than most breads, juices, and ripe bananas.

CAN I TAKE THIS PRODUCT WITH MY MEDICATION?

We recommend that you discuss with your healthcare provider whether Nourished Nerves can be taken along with your medication. If you are taking thyroid medication, use caution with taking any dietary supplements at the same time as your medication as they may interfere with their effectiveness. While lemon balm can interact with thyroid medication at large doses, the amount of lemon balm included in our blend is not expected to alter the effectiveness of your thyroid medication.

Other FAQs

WHAT SIZE ARE THE CAPSULES?

The capsules are a standard 00 size.

WHY IS MY URINE A BRIGHT YELLOW?

Our Prenatal Multivitamin and Vitality + Virility products both contain Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin). The "flavin" component to riboflavin is a bright yellow color and responsible for the change in urine color. So what you are seeing is a normal and natural bi-product of this water-soluble B vitamin. It does not mean that you are not absorbing the nutrients you need, or that it is too much for you. In fact, this is not harmful in any way.

WHERE ARE FULLWELL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED?

All of our products are manufactured in the United States at a FDA, GMP, and UL-certified facility. These facilities are operating with the highest safety standards and quality control that are seen in the industry, anywhere in the world. In other words, we don't mess around. We only work with the best, and are involved in every step of the process.

WHAT IS THE SHELF-LIFE OF FULLWELL PRENATAL?

For unopened bottles, the shelf-life is two years from the manufacture date. There is no need to refrigerate your FullWell products, but we do recommend storing them in a cool, dry place.

WHERE CAN I FIND YOUR CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS (COA)?

We test every lot in house and then verify those results via an independent, certfied, 3rd party lab and, as always, we are happy to share the COA for your product upon request. Please get in touch through our contact form and include your product lot number list on the bottom of your bottle or on the label itself.

Fish Oil

IS YOUR FISH OIL VEGAN?

No, our fish oil is ethically and sustainably sourced from anchovies and sardines and is delivered in a bovine-derived gelatin capsule. While there are vegan essential fatty acid products available, we chose to utilize this natural, bioavailble fish oil from a trusted and highly vetted source.

CAN I TAKE MY FISH OIL AT THE SAME TIME AS MY PRENATAL?

Yes, it can be taken at the same time as your prenatal without any negative impact on absorption. It also can be taken separately, with or without food or as recommended by your healthcare provider.

DOES YOUR FISH OIL SMELL OR TASTE FISHY?

No, our fish oil is flavorless and odorless. There never should be a fishy aftertaste to a high quality fish oil!

DOES YOUR FISH OIL CONTAIN ALLERGENS?

FullWell fish oil is free of soy, corn, nuts, dairy, wheat, gluten, rice, sweeteners, artificial colors or flavors. FulWell Fish Oil should not be taken by those with a seafood allergy. Consult with your physician if you are allergic to iodine or are taking blood thinner medications.

SHOULD I BE WORRIED ABOUT MERCURY, OR ANY OTHER CONTAMINANTS IN YOUR FISH OIL?

We third-party test each batch through a reputable, certified lab to ensure that mercury and other heavy metals, dioxins, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are all below detectable levels. This is a non-negotiable on every batch to ensure quality and safety.

CAN I TAKE FISH OIL WITH MY MEDICATION?

We recommend that you discuss with your healthcare provider whether FullWell Fish Oil can be taken along with your medication. If you are taking blood thinning medications, use caution as fish oil may decrease platelet activity.

CAN I TAKE A FISH OIL SUPPLEMENT IF I AM ALLERGIC TO FISH?

If you have a fish allergy, we recommend speaking with your healthcare provider before taking a FullWell Fish Oil.

AT WHAT POINT SHOULD I START TAKING FISH OIL?

Ideally before trying to conceive. Research shows that 80% of U.S. women of childbearing age have low levels of omega-3 fatty acids for a variety of reasons - diet, genetics, and chronic illness to name a few (source). Because moms are the primary source of EPA and DHA, getting enough before, during, and after pregnancy is important. EPA and DHA promote a happy and healthy pregnancy, support fetal and newborn development, and offer much-needed mood and immune support for moms in the postpartum period.*

FISH OIL BENEFITS

HOW MUCH EPA AND DHA IS INCLUDED?

FullWell Fish Oil contains an optimal essential fatty acid profile with a daily serving size of 120mg of EPA and 430mg of DHA.

WHY DO I NEED EPA AND DHA?

EPA and DHA play different roles. Much of the research supporting DHA in pregnancy and lactation are related to baby’s brain and early visual development.* However, newer research shows that EPA is needed to help DHA pass through the placenta to baby.* FullWell Fish Oil achieves that balance with two gelcaps daily. Additionally, both DHA and EPA coexist together in nature. Rather than isolate just DHA, research supports the importance of having a combination of both of these fatty acids.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING FISH OIL DURING PREGNANCY?

The needs for omega-3 fatty acids are higher in pregnancy than other periods of life because moms are the primary source for developing babies. Research shows that consuming omega-3s during pregnancy can increase the length of pregnancy and birth weight by altering the balance of eicosanoids involved in labor and promoting fetal growth by improving placental blood flow*.

CAN MY MALE PARTNER ALSO TAKE FULLWELL FISH OIL?

Yes! Omega-3 fatty acids are important for both female and male fertility.* For men, a higher intake of omega-3s is positively related to sperm morphology.*

SHOULD I CONTINUE TO TAKE FULLWELL FISH OIL WHILE BREASTFEEDING?

The short answer is yes! If you are still breastfeeding, your nutrient needs for omega-3 fatty acids are higher for you and baby.* Studies show that higher levels of DHA in breast milk are easily absorbed by babies and raise their DHA levels.* So optimal amounts of DHA and EPA mean that you have sufficient amounts for your health and recovery during the postpartum period, and the growing needs of baby.* At birth, the average baby's brain is about a quarter of the size of the average adult brain, so getting enough omega-3s can help support baby’s brain development during those early months and years.*

SHOULD I CONTINUE TO TAKE FULLWELL FISHOIL POSTPARTUM IF I AM NOT BREASTFEEDING?

Yes! There’s supporting evidence showing that omega-3s help with mood, especially during the postpartum period.* Omega-3s have also been researched to show benefits for heart health, immune and inflammatory responses, metabolism, and the health of skin, hair, nervous system, joints, eyes, and brain.*

AT WHAT POINT SHOULD I START TAKING FULLWELL FISH OIL?

Ideally before trying to conceive. Research shows that 80% of U.S. women of childbearing age have low levels of omega-3 fatty acids for a variety of reasons - diet, genetics, and chronic illness to name a few (source). Because moms are the primary source of EPA and DHA, getting enough before, during, and after pregnancy is important. EPA and DHA promote a happy and healthy pregnancy, support fetal and newborn development, and offer much-needed mood and immune support for moms in the postpartum period.*

FISH OIL STORAGE

HOW SHOULD I STORE FULLWELL FISH OIL?

Store your fish oil in a cool, dark place. FullWell Fish oil is highly stable but like all fresh, fish oil products, heat and light will degrade it over time. During warmer months, consider storing your bottle in the refrigerator. Please note: it is not necessary to ship this product on ice, even to very warm climates. We recommend checking your tracking and retrieving your package within 24 hours of delivery. This is the responsibility of the customer.

WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF FULLWELL FISH OIL?

Our Fish Oil has a 2 year shelf life and you can find the expiration date on the bottom of the bottle.

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