Introduction

As previously mentioned, use of MVMM during pregnancy is very common in the United States. In addition, programs to distribute MVMM in developing countries are thought by some to be desirable for the purposes of increasing birth weight and decreasing perinatal mortality. In this section, we summarize the evidence for benefit of the consumption of these multinutrient supplements during pregnancy.

  1. 14.1. Simplified illustration of the relationship among nutrient intake levels, Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA), Adequate Intake Levels (AT), and Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (UL). The Institute of Medicine recommends that dietary intake (including that from supplements) for most healthy individuals fall between the RDA or AI and UL values
  2. 14.1. Simplified illustration of the relationship among nutrient intake levels, Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA), Adequate Intake Levels (AT), and Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (UL). The Institute of Medicine recommends that dietary intake (including that from supplements) for most healthy individuals fall between the RDA or AI and UL values
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