The Next Generation Prenatal Vitamin

What is BumP DHA?

BumP DHA is a next generation prenatal vitamin that contains the essential ingredients needed during pregnancy and was developed to maximize the production of red blood cells and DNA.

  • Are all prenatal vitamins the same?
    “Prescription multivitamins should contain at least 100% of the requirement for three key nutrients: folic acid, vitamin B12, and iron. It is nearly impossible to meet these needs through diet alone... One important difference among prenatal vitamins is the source of folic acid. Taking the bioavailable form of any nutrient guarantees that adequate amounts are being provided...supplementation with L-methylfolate may be the best option to avoid blood folate deficiencies.”6 - Reviews in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Stacey Bell
  • What makes BumP DHA a better choice than another prenatal?
    Unlike most prenatals, BumP DHA is all-natural. It was designed by an OBGYN specialist (MFM) to give the exact ingredients in the specific amount and forms needed to provide the best outcomes for both healthy and high risk pregnancies.
  • When should I start taking BumP DHA?
    It is always recommended to take a prenatal as early as three months before getting pregnant. If pregnant, it is encouraged to begin taking a prenatal as early in the pregnancy as possible. You should continue taking BumP DHA 3-6 months after delivery.
  • How do I get it? Is it covered by insurance?
    • Visit our Online Store now! • BumP DHA is covered by some insurance plans.
  • Does BumP DHA work for both normal and high risk pregnancies?
    Whether your pregnancy is considered normal or high risk, the goal of every pregnancy is the same- produce more red blood cells and DNA synthesis. BumP DHA was designed in order to achieve these goals while minimizing side effects by using bioavailable and natural ingredients.
  • What if I have a hard time swallowing BumP DHA?
    BumP DHA is an average-sized softgel, smaller than many daily multivitamins. If needed, you can puncture the softgel and pour the liquid over yogurt or oatmeal.
  • Do I need to take an additional prenatal with BumP DHA? Do I need additional folic acid?
    BumP DHA satisfies the needed vitamin and nutrient indications for your pregnancy. An additional prenatal vitamin is not needed while taking BumP DHA. Always consult with your doctor to determine the amount of certain nutrients you need during your pregnancy; however, BumP DHA has the recommended amount of natural folate and there is no need to take additional folic acid during pregnancy..
BumP DHA is like a prenatal on steroids, which is great for me and my growing baby! I love this product and have recommended it [on my infertility and pregnancy FB pages] to lots of other moms, whether they have MTHFR or are just looking for a high quality prenatal!
- Kristina, Birmingham, Alabama

Is All Folate Created Equal?

What if what was intended to help actually hurts in the long run? It is universally agreed, folate is an important nutrient during pregnancy.

  • Studies show it helps reduce Neural Tube Defects (NTDs), recurrent miscarriages, infertility, premature births, and  intrauterine growth retardation to name a few.
  • However, there are 3 forms that are all called folate but have very different effects on the body.
Folate Forms L-methylfolate Folinic acid Folic acid
Does not lead to unmetabolized folic acid (UMFA) 1 * *
Does not mask B12 deficiency/ pernicious anemia 2 * *
No Upper limit dose * *
Not linked to increase in asthma 3 , cancer 4 , allergies 5 * *
Metabolically active * *
Found in Nature * *
*synthetic made in the lab in 1943 **1 mg / day
  • “Taking the bioavailable form of any nutrient guarantees that adequate amounts are being provided.” 6
  • “40 – 60% of the population has genetic polymorphisms that impair the conversion of supplemental folic acid to its active form L-methylfolate.” 7
  • “My advice is to prescribe prenatal vitamins containing L-methylfolate instead of folic acid for women with a family history of NTDs or preterm births.” 8
  • A retrospective study comparing L-methylfolate and folic acid showed a lower incidence of anemia in those taking L-methylfolate. 9
1 Obeid, Rima,, Is 5-methyltetrahydrofolate an alternative to folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects? Journal of Perinatal Medicine. 2013; 41(5): 469-483. 2 Ibid. 3 Whitrow, Melissa,, Effect of Supplemental Folic Acid in Pregnancy on Childhood Asthma: A Prospective Birth Cohort Study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2009. 170 (12) 1486-1493. 4 Kim, YI. Folic Acid Supplementation and Cancer Risk: Point. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prevention 2008; 17(9): 2220-5. PMID: 18768486. 5 McStay, Catrina, et. al., Maternal Folic Acid Supplementation during Pregnancy and Childhood Allergic Disease Outcomes: A Question of Timing? Nutrients. 2017; 9, 123. 6 Greenberg, James, MD. Bell, Stacy, DSc, RD; Multivitamin Supplementation During Pregnancy: Emphasis on Folic Acid and L-Methylfolate. Reviews in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2011, 4, 126-127. 7 Ibid. 8 Ibid. 9 Ibid.

Unmetabolized Folic Acid: Is it a big deal?

Folic acid, the synthetic form of folate, was introduced in US food supply fortification in 1998 in an effort to prevent NTDs (also the form in OTC and prenatal vitamins)

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SNPs: What are they? Why do they matter?

Your Genetic Code is contained within your DNA. This code is a blueprint that tells your body how to build proteins and enzymes that can alter everything from your physical appearance..

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