SOURCE: Kirkman Group, Inc.

Kirkman Group, Inc.

September 02, 2015 18:19 ET

Kirkman® Introduces PreNatal Advanced Care Vitamin and Mineral Formula with 5-MTHF

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - September 02, 2015) - There isn’t a more important time to maintain proper nutrition then during pregnancy. Improper nutrition can lead to a variety of complications. For that reason, Kirkman®, an Oregon based nutraceutical company, has developed a full-line of supplements specially formulated to support optimal nutritional care during the preconception and prenatal period.

The most recent addition to Kirkman’s Before Baby™ family of products, is Before Baby™ PreNatal Advanced Care Vitamin and Mineral with 5-MTHF Formula.

This product contains 23 different nutrients. In this new formulation, special attention has been given to folates -- which are a class of B vitamins.

Folate is the nutrient recommended most by doctors during pregnancy because inadequate levels during pregnancy can lead to serious complications. Kirkman’s Before Baby™ PreNatal Advanced Care Vitamin and Mineral with 5-MTHF Formula contains 100 percent of the recommended daily dose of folate.

The form of folate usually prescribed has been folic acid. However, studies have shown that up to 20 percent of women have a genetic variant, which makes them unable to completely metabolize conventional folic acid. Certain gastrointestinal conditions can also prevent folic acid metabolization. 5-Methyltetrahydrafolate (5-MTHF) is an activated form of folate, making it far more bioavailable than folic acid.

In one study, subjects who were given 5-MTHF had 700 times the amount of total folate level in their blood as compared with those who were given an equivalent amount of folic acid.

Kirkman’s Before Baby™ line is patterned after the Foresight Study done in the United Kingdom in the early 1990s, which investigated optimizing nutrition and avoiding toxic compounds before and during pregnancy. Scientists who conducted this study reported an amazing absence of complications compared to the British national averages of couples not in the study.

About Kirkman®:

Kirkman® is the leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements for individuals with special sensitivities and dietary requirements. Founded in 1949, Kirkman® is also the oldest nutritional supplement company serving the special needs community. This experience has allowed Kirkman to pioneer effective products in many areas of nutritional supplementation for individuals with special health needs.

Kirkman® is a pioneer in the area of supplement purity testing. Its Ultra Tested® protocol calls for analyzing every raw ingredient in every nutritional supplement it produces for more than 950 environmental contaminants. No other nutritional supplement company comes close to this level of commitment to producing pure, contaminant free supplements. To learn more about Kirkman®, visit the company’s website at

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