Frequently Asked Questions

There are differences in the way people with kidney disease absorb and eliminate many vitamins and minerals. This can lead to elevated levels of some vitamins and deficiencies in others. In addition, statements by the National Kidney Foundation and the American Dietitians Association agree that people with kidney disease are at risk for malnutrition, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies. ProRenal+D® multivitamins are designed to support nutritional health with the right blend of vitamins and minerals at appropriate doses while avoiding those ingredients that may cause harm to people with kidney disease.
Many leading multivitamins contain ingredients such as potassium, phosphorus that may be harmful to people with kidney disease. Kidney doctors often restrict the amount of potassium and phosphorous in their patient’s diets. Common over-the-counter vitamins, however, contain these potentially harmful ingredients. Additionally, some vitamin supplements include ‘proprietary blends’ which have substances that are not well studied in people with kidney disease and could potentially cause harm. ProRenal+D® multivitamins are formulated using the best available scientific evidence to support nutritional health in patients with kidney disease.
Yes. ProRenal+D® multivitamins are specifically formulated for people with kidney disease and contain the essential nutrients recommended by numerous guidelines including those published by the National Kidney Foundation. ProRenal+D® multivitamins contain ingredients such as vitamin D, copper, selenium and zinc that research shows may be beneficial for dialysis patients. Other dialysis vitamins often exclude some of these ingredients even though they may be vital to support kidney health. The National Kidney Foundation’s guidelines, Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI), recommends optimal kidney dietary requirements and stresses the need to detect and address vitamin D deficiency. ProRenal+D® kidney vitamins have been specially formulated for CKD patients, including those receiving dialysis.
There are differences in the way people with kidney disease absorb and eliminate many vitamins and minerals. This leads to elevated levels of some vitamins and deficiencies in others. In addition, statements by the National Kidney Foundation and the American Dietitians Association agree that people with kidney disease are at risk for malnutrition, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies. ProRenal+D® with Omega-3 kidney and heart health vitamin are designed to support nutritional health by having the right blend of vitamins and minerals at appropriate doses while avoiding those ingredients that may cause harm to people with kidney disease.
Many leading multivitamins contain ingredients such as potassium, phosphorus, or vitamin A that may be harmful to people with kidney disease. In many cases, kidney doctors often restrict the amount of potassium and phosphorous in their patient’s diets, however common over-the-counter vitamins contain these potentially harmful ingredients. Additionally, some vitamin supplements include ‘proprietary blends,’ which have substances that are not well studied in people with kidney disease and could potentially cause harm. ProRenal+D® with Omega-3 are formulated using the best available scientific evidence to support nutritional health in patients with kidney disease.
Vitamin C is a classic example of the ‘Goldilocks’ phenomenon in vitamins, where it is essential to take just the right amount for your needs. Too little vitamin C results in a disease called scurvy, but too much vitamin C can increase your risk for kidney stones, which are unhealthy for people with CKD. ProRenal+D® with Omega-3 kidney and heart health vitamins have the recommended daily dose of vitamin C consistent with the leading publications, including the KDOQI guidelines.
Yes. ProRenal+D® with Omega-3 is designed to be a complete multivitamin for people with kidney disease. Remember, before taking any new supplements or changing your supplement regime please speak with your healthcare provider.
There is a nominal amount of soybean oil (150mg per softgel) to help with manufacturing and binding in the product.
Every batch of ProRenal+D® with Omega-3 is tested for mercury, PCBs, toxins, pesticides and other microbial contaminants to assure purity. The certificate of analysis for the fish oil shows that it has negligible amounts of mercury.

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There are differences in the way people with kidney disease absorb and eliminate many vitamins and minerals. This can lead to elevated levels of some vitamins and deficiencies in others. In addition, statements by the National Kidney Foundation and the American Dietitians Association agree that people with kidney disease are at risk for malnutrition, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies. ProRenal® multivitamins are designed to support nutritional health with the right blend of vitamins and minerals at appropriate doses while avoiding those ingredients that may cause harm to people with kidney disease.
Many leading multivitamins contain ingredients such as potassium, phosphorus, or vitamin A that may be harmful to people with kidney disease. Kidney doctors often restrict the amount of potassium and phosphorous in their patient’s diets. Common over-the-counter vitamins, however, contain these potentially harmful ingredients. Additionally, some vitamin supplements include ‘proprietary blends’ which have substances that are not well studied in people with kidney disease and could potentially cause harm. ProRenal® multivitamins are formulated using the best available scientific evidence to support nutritional health in patients with kidney disease.

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Yes. ProRenal® multivitamins are specifically formulated for people with kidney disease and contain the essential nutrients recommended by numerous guidelines including those published by the National Kidney Foundation. ProRenal® multivitamins contain ingredients such as vitamin D, copper, selenium and zinc that research shows may be beneficial for dialysis patients. Other dialysis vitamins often exclude some of these ingredients even though they may be vital to support kidney health. The National Kidney Foundation’s guidelines for care of people with CKD, Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI), stresses the need to detect and address vitamin D deficiency. ProRenal® kidney and heart health vitamins have been specially formulated for CKD patients, including those receiving dialysis, with vitamin D, trace minerals of copper, selenium and zinc, while avoiding other ingredients such as phosphorus, potassium and vitamin A, which may be potentially harmful for people with CKD.
Yes. People with kidney transplants often have similar nutritional requirements as people with kidney disease. Because the specific medications you take can impact your transplanted kidney, it is important to talk to your kidney doctor before starting any supplement regimen.