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Do Doctors Recommend Moriamin Forte for Pregnant Women?

Do Doctors Recommend Moriamin Forte for Pregnant Women?

It’s common knowledge that most pregnant women need supplementation. Experts say they need folic acid, iron, calcium, choline, vitamins B, C, and D, and omega 3 fatty acids¹. And since they need many vitamins and minerals, some pregnant women may think about choosing a multivitamin brand that already contains numerous micronutrients. One such brand is Moriamin Forte. But, do doctors recommend Moriamin Forte for pregnant women? Find out here.

What is Moriamin Forte?

Moriamin Forte is classified as a dietary supplement containing multiple vitamins and minerals.

Some of the micronutrients in Moriamin Forte are²:

  • 2,000 IU Vitamin A
  • 0.2 mg Folic acid
  • 5mg Vitamin B1
  • 3 mg Vitamin B2
  • 20 mg Nicotinamide (water-soluble form of vitamin B3)
  • 2.5 mg Vitamin B6
  • 1 mcg Vitamin B12
  • 20 mg Vitamin C
  • 200 IU Vitamin D
  • 1 mg Vitamin E

On top of these vitamins, Moriamin Forte also contains several essential amino acids – building blocks of protein that play critical roles in the body.

Moriamin Forte for Pregnant Women: Does It Contain The Nutrients For a Healthy Pregnancy?

Moriamin Forte contains folic acid and vitamins B, C, and D. However, they don’t quite reach the recommended intake for pregnant women.

For instance, women need 400 micrograms (about 0.4 mg) of folic acid daily before conceiving and up to the 3rd month of pregnancy. She might need more once she reaches the 2nd trimester³. Moriamin Forte contains 0.2 mg – only half of what’s recommended.

The brand also does not contain iron, calcium, choline, and omega 3 fatty acids.

This “inadequacy” is not exactly a bad thing, considering Moriamin Forte is only meant to supplement a person’s diet. However, it shows that this brand is not specifically formulated for pregnant women.

Safety of Moriamin Forte for Pregnant Women

Now that we know more about the brand, let’s talk about the safety of Moriamin Forte for pregnant women.

Unfortunately, we don’t have enough information about this supplement and its effects on pregnancy and the baby before, during, and after birth. For this reason, it’s best to steer clear of this multivitamin if you’re expecting a baby.

Do Doctors Recommend Moriamin Forte for Pregnant Women?

Generally, doctors do not recommend dietary supplements to women when they are pregnant⁴.

Dietary supplements are not as regulated as medicines for their safety and effectiveness. This means they might contain chemicals, pesticides, metals, or even bacteria that might put the mother and baby at risk.

Another thing to remember is that dietary supplements are not thoroughly studied. This is the reason why we don’t know enough about its possible effects on pregnancy and fetal development.

Another reason why doctors might not recommend Moriamin Forte for pregnant women is that it contains multiple vitamins in one pill. Taking more than necessary may be detrimental to the pregnancy.

Supplementation During Pregnancy: What’s Allowed?

If doctors do not typically recommend multivitamins or Moriamin Forte for pregnant women, what supplements are allowed?

After consulting your doctor, they might prescribe you folic acid to avoid neural tube defects. They might also recommend iron and iodine supplementation⁵.

However, each woman is different, so recommendations might vary depending on the patient’s (and baby’s) needs.

The bottom line: never take any supplement or medicine unless your doctor gives you a prescription.

Key Takeaways

Moriamin Forte is a dietary supplement containing multiple vitamins and essential amino acids. However, it’s not formulated for pregnancy.

Generally, doctors do not recommend Moriamin Forte for pregnant women. In fact, they don’t generally recommend dietary supplements at all, save for folic acid, iron, and iodine. If you’re pregnant, never take any supplement or medicine without a prescription.

The best way to obtain all the other nutrients (vitamins A, C, E, omega 3 fatty acids) is still through proper diet and nutrition with the guidance of your doctor.

Learn more about Pregnancy here.

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Sources

1. Nutrition During Pregnancy, https://www.acog.org/womens-health/faqs/nutrition-during-pregnancy#:~:text, Accessed January 10, 2022

2. Moriamin Forte, https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/moriamin%20forte, Accessed January 10, 2022

3. Vitamins, supplements and nutrition in pregnancy, https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/keeping-well/vitamins-supplements-and-nutrition/, Accessed January 10, 2022

4. Should women take supplements while pregnant?, https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/should-women-take-supplements-while-pregnant, Accessed January 10, 2022

5. What supplements should I take during pregnancy?, https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-events/news/supplements-vitamins-for-pregnant-wome, Accessed January 10, 2022

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Written by Lorraine Bunag, R.N. Updated 2 weeks ago
Fact Checked by Bianchi Mendoza, R.N.