Product Description & Features
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A premium pregnancy multi vitamin which has been specially formulated to provide many of the recommended dietary intake (RDI) of essential vitamins, plus minerals and oils a woman requires when planning conception and during pregnancy as well as when breast-feeding.
Two capsules per day provides:
Iodine which is important for baby's normal brain development, eyesight and hearing.
Folic acid which may reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and/or spinal cord (such as spina bifida).
DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, which is particularly important for infants or baby's brain and visual development.
Vitamin D3 to help baby absorb calcium more effectively to build healthy bones.
Blackmores regularly tests tuna oil for mercury to ensure you can take Blackmores with confidence.
How it works
Australian Health Authorities now recommend that all women planning to get pregnant should take at least 400 mcg of folate (folic acid) daily from 3 months prior to conception. In the early stages of pregnancy, folate may play a vital role in reducing the risk of brain and spinal cord defects such as spina bifida.
Iodine is an essential nutrient required for normal thyroid function, growth and development and adequate levels of iodine are important for a healthy pregnancy. Iodine plays an important role in developing foetal brain development. An adequate iodine supply in utero and shortly after birth is important for physical and mental development.
Vitamin D3 is both a hormone and a vitamin. Vitamin D3 is consumed in the diet and also synthesised by the action of sunlight on cholesterol in the skin and so became known as the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D3 is best known for its ability to stimulate the absorption of calcium and phosphate from the small intestine and decrease urinary excretion of calcium thus improving bone density and strength.
Recent research has shown that omega-3 long chain fatty acids are essential for babies' health. DHA - the main long chain fatty acid in breast milk and also present in tuna oil - is particularly important for the normal function of the brain and nerves and for development of normal eyesight.
Fish oil - natural (Tuna oil)
containing omega-3 marine triglycerides 160mg as:
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)125mg
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 25mg 500 mg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine nitrate) 500 mcg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 750 mcg
Nicotinamide 7.5 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride) 750 mcg
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 1.5 mcg
Folic acid 250 mcg
Vitamin E (d-alpha-Tocopherol 3.5 mg) 5.2 IU
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 30 mg
(Cholecalciferol 6.25mcg) 250 IU
(as Dunaliella salina (natural source) extract equiv. to fresh cell 72mg) 2.88mg
• (as calcium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous 200mg) 45.6mg
(as magnesium oxide - heavy 49.8mg) 30mg
(as ferrous fumarate 15.7mg) 5mg
(as zinc sulfate monohydrate 22.2mg) 8mg
(as potassium iodide 164mcg) 125mcg
Iodine may interfere with treatment for thyroid conditions. Consult your healthcare professional before use if being treated for thyroid diease.
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An opaque orange, unprinted, oblong shaped soft gelatin capsule.
Directions For Use
Adults - Take 2 capsules daily with food, or as professionally prescribed
Warnings and Disclaimers
• Do not exceed the stated dose of folic acid. If you have had a baby with a neural tube defect you should seek specific medical advice.
• Consult your healthcare professional before use if suffering from a thyroid condition.
• Always read the label. Use only as directed.
• Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
None noted in the literature at the recommended dosage