Solgar® Prenatal Nutrients is a proprietary formula that provides 100% Daily Value of most of the essential vitamins and minerals for pregnant and lactating women. Nutritional requirements significantly change during this time, and diet alone my not always be enough to meet those needed levels. This supplement provides a balanced combination of nutrients such as Calcium, Iron, Folic Acid and potent antioxidants Vitamins C and E and Beta-Carotene to help fight the cell damaging free radicals.* Free radicals that can contribute to oxidative stress and in turn may contribute to the premature aging of cells.* Adequate folate in healthful diets may reduce a womans risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord defect.