161: What’s the best prenatal nutrition?

Masterjohn Q&A Files Episode 161


Question: What’s the best prenatal nutrition?

The things that sort of stick out to me are, you don't want to be Vitamin A deficient or Vitamin A toxic, so you're right in the middle of the range. You really don't want to be deficient in anything. Everyone knows about folic iron which is really important, but there's not really a good nutritional status test for choline. Biotin is very important. One third of mothers spontaneously become biotin deficient from pregnancy. And so I think that you want to be at least getting the RGA for biotin. DUS test of biotin status, is beta-hydroxyisovaleric acid, which is found on a blood panel but it is kind of pricey, but is the best. I think all of the nutrients are important, but I would single out those as being the most important to look at.

This Q&A can also be found as part of a much longer episode, here:

078: Ask Me Anything About Nutrition, August 19, 2020

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