Q: What does Bellamins taste like? Does it taste the same all 3 trimesters?
A: Bellamins has a natural, light, strawberry lemonade flavor. Out of over a thousand taste testers, 99.25% said that Bellamins is something they would enjoy drinking every day. Each trimester blend has been carefully formulated to taste the same for your entire pregnancy. A very discerning palate may taste a subtle difference due to the changes in nutrients from one trimester formula to the next. However, most people will not notice any flavor differences between the 3 versions. Bellamins tastes much better than any other prenatal vitamin on the market. If you are concerned about flavor variation, please note that we have an unconditional happiness guarantee. If you don't LOVE Bellamins for any reason, we refund 100% of your purchase price, including shipping.
Q: What makes Bellamins different? Why should I take it instead of other prenatal vitamins?
A: Bellamins is different in many ways. The first is that it has different formulas for each trimester. There is no point in life where a body goes through as much change as it does when it's forming. All those changes mean different nutrients are needed at different times. But more is not better when it comes to vitamins in pregnancy! Too much of some nutrients can be worse than too little. What makes it even more complicated is that the amount of some nutrients that is good for a baby's development at the beginning of pregnancy can actually cause issues at the end of pregnancy. And the same is true the other way around.
Many people feel that the best source of nutrition is high-quality food. We do, too! But the nutrient values of many foods have been depleted by modern farming and processing methods. Even when you choose organic and eat the rainbow and stay close to the land, you can't know for sure that your food is providing optimal nutrition. Supplementing with vitamins can help replace what has been lost in our food. This is especially important during pregnancy, when what a woman eats determines whether her baby gets the nutrients critical for brain and body development. The problem is that not all vitamins are equal. Many are synthetic and contain hyper-amounts of some nutrients that no one would ever consume via real food. Taking those kinds of vitamins during pregnancy can flood the baby's delicate system with way too much of certain nutrients - amounts that can actually be toxic.
At Bellamins, we went to the research to find out what the right nutrients at the right times are for a woman and her developing baby. We put together 3 trimester-specific formulas so that mom and baby get what they need - not too much, not too little. And we sourced top-quality nutrients, most of which are food-derived. (Because food-derived nutrients are the best quality available!)
No other product compares to Bellamins' quality, innovation, and customer service.
Q: How much water do I use to mix Bellamins?
A: Bellamins is formulated to mix in as little as 2 ounces of water or more, depending on your taste preference. We suggest starting with 2 ounces (a quarter cup) and then adding a little water until you find the amount that works best for you. You can experiment with mixing Bellamins into juices or smoothies, too. Check out our recipe section for ideas.
Q: How do I mix Bellamins?
A: Get cold water or juice. Most women choose between 2 and 4 ounces. Tear open a packet of Bellamins. Pour it on top of the water. Mix and enjoy! And that's all there is to it.
Q: I don't want anyone to know I'm pregnant yet. How obvious is the packaging that Bellamins ships in?
A: We absolutely understand the need for privacy during this special time. Our products ship in regular padded Priority Mail envelopes from the USPS. That way you can be the person to reveal your news when you are ready.
Q: What countries is Bellamins available in?
A: Currently Bellamins is available in the United States.
Q: I've just miscarried. Should I still continued to take Bellamins?
A: First, we are so sorry. Pregnancy loss is incredibly unfair. You can continue to take Bellamins to help replenish and nourish your body. However, if you find even looking at the package causes distress, please email: email@example.com or call or us: 1.800.512.9170 and we will issue you a full refund.
Q: Who can take Bellamins? I'm a guy but I like the ingredients. Can I take them?
A: Actually, yes. Bellamins is fine tuned for pregnancy but would be a great multivitamin for anyone. You'll just get some special nutrients that you don't typically find in a regular multivitamin. We recommend the 2nd trimester blend for this purpose.
Q. Can my child take Bellamins?
A: Yes. For children 2 - 10 years old, we recommend a half packet of Bellamins 2nd Trimester blend per day. Children over 10 years of age can take a full packet each day.
Q: Where can I see the ingredients?
A: On each product page, scroll down to the images to see the Supplement Facts panel including all the ingredients.
Q: How long after giving birth should I continue to take Bellamins?
A: You should continue to take Bellamins at least until you finish your current box. However, we suggest you continue to take Bellamins for at least 3 months post-partum to help replenish and nourish your body. If you are breastfeeding, we recommend Bellamins as an excellent daily supplement for the entire time you are nursing.
Q: Are Bellamins FDA approved?
A: Vitamin supplements are regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) through the DSHEA (Dietary Health and Education Act of 1994). The FDA does not approve supplements as part of their regulation. This is why it is so important for consumers to research the supplements they are taking. Premium ingredients are not inexpensive, so be wary of companies promising the moon and charging practically nothing.
Q: How many servings are in one box?
A: There are 30 packets in each box. One packet is all you need per day.
Q: How is Bellamins sweetened?
A: Bellamins is sweetened with stevia leaf extract, a natural plant-based extract, and a very small amount of fruit based fructose.
Q: I see the weeks overlap on the trimester boxes. Which one should I take?
A: The formulas support the gradual changes of pregnancy, so you can take either one during the overlapping weeks. If you are purchasing during or just before the overlapping weeks, buy the next trimester up so that you will get a full month's use out of the box you receive. For example, if you are 15 weeks into your pregnancy, you can take either the first or second trimester blend, but it's better to order the second trimester blend because you can continue using it past the 16 weeks that is recommended for the first trimester.
Q: Is Bellamins vegetarian or vegan?
A: All 3 Bellamins formulas are vegetarian, however they are not vegan.
Q: Are there allergens in Bellamins?
A: There are natural, food-based nutrients in Bellamins powder that contain milk, corn and soy. The facilities we utilize are GMP-certified and follow safe practices, but please note that these facilities also process and package eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, and peanuts.
Q: I mixed Bellamins in water but didn't drink it right away and it turned a different color. Why is that?
A: Bellamins' natural nutrients in a powdered form begin to be reconstituted once water is added to them, so they are ready for your body to absorb. The color change you see is a natural reaction of the nutrients in water. We recommend drinking your Bellamins within 10 minutes of mixing it for the best flavor experience.
Q: Where is Bellamins manufactured?
A: Bellamins is manufactured and packaged in the USA in state of the art facilities that are GMP certified and contain Certificates of Analysis. The health and safety of you and your baby are critically important to us and we've gone the extra mile to ensure that you receive high quality, safe products.
Q: Prenatal vitamins usually make me vomit. Will these upset my stomach, too?
A: Bellamins is designed to be very gentle on your stomach and we have heard women say that when they are nauseated, Bellamins is the only thing they can keep down. Also, because the nutrients are in a liquid form when you drink them, they absorb very quickly into your system - there are no pill coatings, fillers or binders to break down. Within just a few quick minutes your body has already absorbed the majority of the nutrients in Bellamins.
Q: Are the flavorings and colors used in Bellamins natural?
A: Bellamins uses a proprietary blend of only natural fruit extracts to create our signature lemon-berry flavor. We use only natural fruit and vegetable based colors. Nothing artificial.
Q: Does Bellamins contain folic acid or folate?
A: A great deal of research has come out about the overuse of folic acid and its effects on the developing baby. This is a critical nutrient to understand. Bellamins is the only prenatal vitamin that tiers the amount of this nutrient as the pregnancy progresses. Bellamins is also one of very few prenatal vitamins that utilizes methylfolate thru Quatrefolic™, the most highly absorbing form of this critical nutrient.
Q: How long does it take to receive my vitamins once I order them?
A: Orders are processed and packaged within 24 hours on weekdays. You should receive your vitamins within 7 business days after ordering them.
Q: How can I return Bellamins?
A: Simply call or email us within 30 days of your order and we will send you a postage paid label to return the unused portion of your order. Once we receive your returned product we will credit your account. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there was anything we could have done to make your experience better.
Q: My question isn't answered here. How can I get an answer?
A: Please feel free to email us or call our customer support number.
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