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Perelel specializes in third-party tested supplements for people at various stages of the reproductive cycle. Healthline editor and dietitian shares her experience using Perelel’s Trimester Prenatal Packs.
Perelel is a supplement manufacturer that offers products designed to support health at every reproductive stage, starting even before conception.
With their convenient packaging and extensive product selection, Perelel has recently emerged as one of the most popular prenatal brands on the market.
However, their supplements also come with a steep price tag, causing many consumers to wonder whether they’re really worth the investment.
This article will take a deep dive into the brand’s offerings, along with how they work and who they may be a good fit for.
Perelel is a company that offers vitamin packs for people at various stages in their reproductive journey.
They were founded in 2018 by content expert Alex Taylor and her obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN), Dr. Victoria Thain Gioia.
The brand was born after the pair realized that prenatal supplements shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all and grew frustrated with the lack of high quality, sustainably sourced products available.
Perelel offers daily multivitamins for men and women, vitamin packs formulated to support conception, and prenatal supplements designed specifically for each trimester.
All supplements are third-party tested, non-GMO, and free of gluten, soy, and artificial colors and fillers.
- offers a wide selection of products for various reproductive stages
- provides daily vitamin packs for added convenience
- supplements are third-party tested and produced in CGMP-certified facilities
- all products are non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, and free of artificial colors and fillers
- free shipping included for most subscriptions
- offers free recycling program
- Trimester Prenatal Pack subscriptions automatically update as pregnancy progresses
- no “fishy burps” with omega-3 supplement
- easy-to-swallow capsules
- 1st Trimester Prenatal Vitamin pack now available in powdered form
- supplements are not suitable for certain dietary restrictions, including vegan or vegetarian diets
- ingredients in certain products are not recommended for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding or are supported by limited research
- some online reviewers note unpleasant taste or smell of supplements
- many packs contain multiple capsules to take each day
- tester found trimester packs to be constipating (though, packs contain a form of iron that’s less susceptible to constipation)
To get started with Perelel, you can take a brief online quiz on the company’s website. This provides personalized product recommendations based on your reproductive stage, medical history, and overall health.
You can also view the full list of products available on their website without taking the quiz.
You can purchase supplements individually or opt for a monthly recurring subscription, which includes a 15% discount.
For the trimester packs, you can also enter your due date while placing your order to automatically update your subscription as your pregnancy progresses.
Most of Perelel’s daily vitamins include 30 individual packs which should be taken once daily. However, a few of their other products — such as their Daily Probiotic and Libido Support — are packaged in a regular bottle.
Most subscriptions also include free shipping and can be easily canceled directly on the company’s website.
Plus, the company offers a free recycling program and will provide a free shipping label so you can return empty sachets to be upcycled or repurposed.
Perelel provides several daily vitamin packs formulated to support health before, during, and after pregnancy.
In addition to their daily vitamin packs, Perelel also offers a range of other products, including:
- Mom Multi Support Pack: This supplement is designed to provide support throughout motherhood, with convenient once-daily packs that provide a blend of essential nutrients, including a multivitamin, omega-3 fatty acids, collagen, and biotin. Keep in mind that this supplement also contains ashwagandha and L-theanine, which haven’t been proven to be safe during breastfeeding. Because of this, Healthline does not recommend it for people who are breastfeeding.
- Men’s Multi Support Pack: This supplement is designed to promote male fertility, with a multivitamin and ingredients like omega-3 fatty acids and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).
- PCOS Support: This product is formulated to balance hormone levels and promote reproductive health, thanks to ingredients like myo-inositol, D-chiro-inositol, and alpha-lipoic acid (
7, 8, 9).
- Egg Freeze Support Pack: Formulated to support overall health throughout the egg freezing process, Perelel’s Egg Freeze Support Pack contains a multivitamin, omega-3 fatty acids, CoQ10, and iron.
- Recovery Support Pack: This supplement is intended to support the healing process after reproductive loss. It contains a multivitamin, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, and a “recovery support blend” with stress-easing herbal ingredients like ashwagandha (
- Urinary Tract Support Powder: Available in raspberry mango-flavored powder form, this product contains ingredients like D-mannose, a type of sugar that may help prevent recurrent urinary tract infections (
- Sleep Support: This supplement contains three forms of magnesium to support better sleep. However, while observational studies suggest that increased magnesium intake may be linked to improved sleep quality, clinical trials have turned up mixed results. Also, lemon balm has not been shown to be safe during breastfeeding and should be avoided by people who are nursing (
- Daily Iron Ease: Designed to help increase iron levels before, during, or after pregnancy, this supplement pairs iron with vitamin C, vitamin B12, and magnesium.
- Libido Support: Made with a “sexual arousal blend,” this product contains herbal ingredients like maca and L-arginine, which could help promote a healthy libido (
- Bloat Relief: This supplement contains a blend of ingredients to ease gas and bloating and reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and indigestion, including ginger root and licorice root extracts (
Prices for Perelel can vary, depending on the specific products you select and whether you opt for a recurring subscription.
Most of their daily vitamin packs — including their trimester packs, Conception Support Pack, and Mom Multi Support Pack — cost $58.24 for a 1-month supply, or $49.50 with a monthly subscription.
However, other products — such as the Men’s Multi Support Pack and Women’s Daily Vitamin Trio — are slightly less, at $46–$50 for a one-time purchase or around $40–$42 with a subscription.
Prices for the other supplements can vary quite a bit, ranging from $22.50–$55.50 per month.
Shipping is free for one-time purchases over $58.50 and subscriptions of at least $35.
Perelel notes that all supplements are third-party tested to ensure safety and quality, though it does not disclose the specific lab or testing facility.
Perelel also claims that their supplements are manufactured in facilities that are
Each product on their website includes detailed information on the specific ingredients it contains, with the purported health benefits of each and why it’s important during your specific reproductive stage.
While most of the ingredients included in their supplements are backed by a good amount of evidence, a few ingredients are not as well-supported by research.
For example, many of their supplements contain a “beauty blend” with biotin, which plays a role in hair, skin, and nail health (
However, despite its abundance in over-the-counter supplements for hair and skin health, research generally suggests that biotin supplementation is unlikely to be beneficial, unless you have a deficiency or certain underlying health conditions (
Still, though there is limited evidence to support the use of certain ingredients, Perelel’s supplements are still likely safe for healthy adults when used as directed.
Finally, keep in mind that none of Perelel’s products have been studied to ensure effectiveness.
Not all of Perelel’s supplements are suitable for pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Specifically, several of the company’s products feature ashwagandha, including:
- Mom Multi Support Pack
- Recovery Support Pack
- Libido Support
These supplements should not be used by people who are pregnant, as it could have negative effects on fetal health in high doses (19).
Ashwagandha is also not recommended for people who are breastfeeding, as there is limited research on its safety. It can also interact with several medications, including some sedatives, blood thinners, thyroid supplements, anxiety medications, high blood pressure medications, diabetes medications, and others (
Be sure to talk with a doctor before starting any supplementation to address any concerns, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have underlying health conditions.
Editor here! After finding out I was pregnant with baby number two, I started doing my research to determine which prenatal vitamin would be best for me. I ultimately decided on Perelel’s Trimester Packs and have been taking them for nearly 4 months.
While I still have another 19 or so weeks to go, here are my 6 main takeaways from Perelel thus far:
1. The trimester packs offer a great value
As a dietitian and editor of dietary supplement content (including prenatal vitamins), when I found out I was pregnant, I thought I knew the exact prenatal that I was going to purchase — and it wasn’t Perelel.
While I liked Perelel, FullWell was at the top of my list because it offers more choline and vitamin D. However, when I factored in the cost of shipping and buying the accompanying omega-3 supplement, the monthly cost added up to over $80, which was more than I was comfortable spending.
The more research I did, the more I kept coming back to Perelel.
Yes, Perelel might also seem pricy at first, but because the packs include high quality forms of the nutrients that I was looking for, and because I felt confident that I would consume enough choline in my diet, I ultimately came to the conclusion that Perelel’s daily packs offered the best value for my needs.
2. The signup and delivery services are straightforward and convenient
Getting started with Perelel was straightforward. Because I was in my first trimester, I simply selected the First Trimester Prenatal Vitamin Pack, clicked the Subscribe & Save option, entered in my due date, and added the product to my cart.
My first shipment arrived approximately 7 days later, and subsequent orders have arrived about 1 week before I need them, which is really handy as I never have to worry about going a day or two without my prenatal.
3. The daily packs are surprisingly helpful, but 5 pills a day is a lot
I was skeptical about whether daily packs would be more convenient than a standard vitamin jar. While I probably wouldn’t pay more for daily packs, it’s definitely a nice bonus.
Especially during pregnancy when you might have multiple supplement bottles, the daily packs have come in handy for weekend trips to the mountains and longer vacations.
Not only do I like not having to lug multiple bottles around, but the packs also make it easy to remember whether I’ve taken my prenatals — which, between “pregnancy brain” and chasing around a 2-year-old, isn’t always the easiest thing to recall.
The biggest downside of Perelel, so far, has been the number of pills. I don’t mind swallowing pills, and Perelel’s capsules are relatively easy to swallow. However, there are days when gulping down 5 capsules makes me feel a bit nauseated.
4. Don’t keep the omega-3 tablet on your tongue for too long
I’m happy to report that the omega-3 tablet doesn’t cause the infamous “fishy burps” that can occur with some fish oil supplements. However, the tablet definitely has a fishy taste that becomes more apparent the longer it sits on your tongue.
5. The multivitamin contains iron, which made my constipation worse
Iron needs are higher during pregnancy to support an increased blood supply. For that reason, many prenatals, Perelel included, contain iron. However, a not-so-fun side effect of supplemental iron is constipation (
Because constipation is already a common symptom of pregnancy, some people may find that an iron-containing supplement, like Perelel, makes their constipation worse.
While it’s important to note that Perelel’s prenatals contain a form of iron that is less likely to cause constipation than other forms, I still found that I was getting constipated and needed to switch to an iron-free prenatal for a few weeks until my bowel habits started to normalize again.
Since then, I’ve been able to keep things moving by drinking lots of water, eating plenty of soluble fiber-rich foods, and alternating between Perelel and an iron-free supplement every few days.
Because iron needs vary by individual, its important to talk with your OB-GYN or other healthcare professional about whether an iron or iron-free prenatal is right for you.
6. A quality prenatal seems to make difference
During my first pregnancy I wasn’t as picky about the prenatal I chose and went with an inexpensive (though third-party tested) option from my local pharmacy. While my son was perfectly healthy, I didn’t experience some of the positive side effects that are often associated with prenatals, like thicker hair and stronger nails.
While I’m only a little over half way through my second pregnancy, I’ve already noticed subtle differences: my hair is thicker and shinier, my nails don’t break as easily, and I feel overall more energized, despite going through pregnancy with a toddler at home.
Founded in 2018, Perelel is a relatively new company, but has steadily gained traction among consumers.
As of the time of publication, Perelel is not currently listed with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and has not been involved in any lawsuits.
Most products are rated positively by customer’s on the company’s website.
For example, their Conception Support Pack has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which is based on 117 ratings. Similarly, their Second Trimester Prenatal Pack holds an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars, which is based on 74 ratings.
Online reviews of Perelel’s supplements are also generally positive and are listed publicly on the company’s website.
Many reviewers express satisfaction with the convenience of the once-daily packs, along with the effectiveness of the products.
Some also state that certain ingredients included in the formulations, such as ginger, can help with nausea and morning sickness.
Meanwhile, less favorable reviews report that certain supplements have a fishy taste and odor or note dissatisfaction with the high price tag of products.
A few also state that the number of pills in each pack can be overwhelming and may be difficult to keep down.
There are many companies that offer supplements designed to support reproductive health and pregnancy. Here is a closer look at how Perelel compares with a few of its competitors:
|Products||Price per month for a prenatal||Dietary restrictions||Third-party testing|
|Perelel||• conception support|
• prenatal packs
• specialty blends
• fertility products
• specialty blends
|Natalist||• prenatal packs|
• single nutrients
• specialty blends
• fertility products
• protein powder
Perelel may be a good option for people who are looking for a streamlined supplement routine that’s tailored to their needs before, during, and after pregnancy.
In particular, it might be a good choice for:
- people at various stages in their reproductive journey
- those interested in a convenient, once-daily supplement pack
- individuals seeking personalized product recommendations
- people with specific health concerns, such as PCOS or a low libido
- those seeking a simple subscription option
On the other hand, Perelel may not be the right fit for:
- people following a vegan or vegetarian diet
- those on a tight budget
- people who have difficulty swallowing pills
- those who dislike taking multiple pills each day
Is Perelel FDA approved?
The FDA does not approve dietary supplements. However, Perelel states that their products are manufactured in
The company also notes that their supplements are third-party tested to ensure purity and potency, though the name of the testing organization isn’t disclosed.
Do Perelel prenatal vitamins contain folic acid?
Yes, each Perelel daily trimester pack contains 117% of the daily value for folate in the form of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) — the biologically active form of vitamin B9. To support early development, the 1st Trimester Pack includes an additional folate supplement.
Perelel is a supplement manufacturer that specializes in providing vitamin packs specifically curated for various reproductive stages.
In addition to their extensive selection of third-party tested supplements, the brand’s once-daily packs and recurring subscriptions — which are automatically updated as you progress through your pregnancy — may make it a convenient alternative to other prenatal vitamins.
However, it’s also expensive, not suitable for certain dietary restrictions, and requires you to take multiple pills per day, which might not be ideal for everyone.