Do Prenatal Vitamins Have Benefits, Even If You’re Not Pregnant?

In the past, taking prenatal vitamins to support healthy hair, skin and nails has become popular, but is it really the best option? In my professional opinion, taking prenatal vitamins for hair growth and strong nails is not the optimal choice. That said, knowing which ingredients to look for can make finding an alternative easier.

In addition to a well-rounded diet with adequate protein and healthy fat intake, supplementing with extra biotin (vitamin B7), silica, and vitamins in the antioxidant family (think vitamins A, C, K, and B2—aka riboflavin) are good places to start if you’re looking for holistic beauty benefits.* A high-quality supplement like mbg’s ultimate multivitamin+ (which has all of these nutrients, plus 17 additional vitamins, minerals, and botanicals) is a fantastic option.*

As a registered dietitian, I would be remiss if I didn’t also note that it’s not just the food and supplements that you put into your body, but how effectively they’re digested and assimilated as well—so proper digestive function is also key! Therefore, I always emphasize the gut as ground zero—supporting a healthy gut promotes health from the inside out.

In that vein, a high-quality collagen peptide powder is another great addition to your daily routine to support skin elasticity and moisturization, plus the added benefit of promoting healthy intestinal lining integrity and function.* These powders mix in great with liquids (like coffee and smoothies), as well as oatmeal and baked goods. 

If you’re looking to truly support strong, healthy hair, skin, and nails, mbg’s beauty & collagen+ features grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine collagen peptides, plus an array of other beauty- and gut-supporting ingredients—like glutamine, biotin, vitamins C and E, and turmeric.*

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