Ideally, pregnant women should get the vast majority of their micronutrients from foods. Supplements are added with a healthy diet for ensuring adequate vitamin and mineral intakes. But it is crucial to avoid supplements with high levels of certain nutrients, which could lead to toxicity or other harmful effects. Dr. Fuhrman has thoroughly reviewed the medical literature to verify that the contents of his original Gentle Care Formula are appropriate to protect against mineral deficiencies without being potentially toxic. Gentle Prenatal contains the same carefully designed combination of vitamins and minerals present in his Gentle Care Formula, but has been uniquely tailored to the needs of pregnant women.