Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Gold Formula 180 capsules
Features & Benefits:
Provides 20 important nutrients for pregnant and breastfeeding women and their babies, including 12 vitamins, 7 minerals and odourless omega-3 fatty acids
Low-constipation and low-nausea form and dose of iron (ferrous bisglycinate)
Iodine dose based on recommended New Zealand pregnancy supplementation guidelines. Iodine promotes healthy development of baby's brain, eyesight & hearing.
Provides vitamin D3 to support calcium absorption to assist with healthy development of baby's bones.
Odourless fish oil with high purity and quality without fishy aftertaste.
Omega-3 essential fatty acids promote healthy development of baby's brain & eyesight.
Contains betacarotene (no vitamin A)
Smaller, easier to swallow, vanilla flavoured capsules
Research shows many New Zealand mothers do not consume sufficient amounts of the right nutrients during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
The latest national nutrition survey found inadequate intakes of iron, calcium, selenium, B group vitamins and vitamin A amongst women of childbearing age. In a study of pregnant New Zealanders in 2009, almost all participants were found to have intakes of vitamin D, folate, iron, and selenium below the estimated average requirement.
Adequate nutrition during pregnancy has been shown to influence pregnancy outcome. Normal growth and development are dependent on key nutrients such as folic acid, iodine, iron, omega-3 fatty acids and zinc.
Healthy gestation and birth weight, healthy development of a baby's brain, visual motor skills and hearing and healthy hormone levels, energy and vitality in pregnant women can all be influenced by nutrition.
Digestive disturbances and discomfort can be common during pregnancy. Choosing an iron supplement which is low constipation and low nausea, such as ferrous bisglycinate, can minimise digestive discomfort., Digestive discomfort can also be minimised by choosing a supplement which contains odourless fish oil, without a fishy after taste, and small, easy-to-swallow capsules.
2 capsules dose Contains:
Concentrated Omega-3 triglycerides fish
Fish oil - natural
containing omega-3 marine triglycerides 300 mg as:
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 250 mg
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 50 mg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine nitrate)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
(Cholecalciferol 18 µg)
Natural vitamin E (d-alpha-Tocopherol 7 mg)
Calcium panththenate (pantothenic acid)
Betacarotene (equivalent to 800 retinol equivalents)
Calcium carbonate (Calcium 100 mg)
Chromium picolinate (chromium 30 µg)
(selenium 65 µg)
(as magnesium oxide - heavy 116.2 mg)
Iron (II) glycinate
(iron 10 mg)
(as zinc oxide 13.64 mg)
(as potassium iodide 196.6 µg)
Directions & Precautions
Do not exceed the stated dose of folic acid. If you have had a baby with a neural tube defect/spina bifida, you should seek specific medical attention.
Not to be taken with Blackmores Conceive Well™ Gold, Blackmores I-Folic®, Blackmores Folate, or other folic acid containing supplements.
Do not exceed the stated dose except on medical advice.
Not for the treatment of iron deficiency.
This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150µg for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded.
Drink plenty of water.
Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
Always read the label as use only as directed.
Calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron may decrease absorption efficiency of some medications. If taking tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics, bisphosphonates (osteoporosis drugs), thyroid hormone, methyldopa, carbidopa or levodopa or penicillamine separate doses by at least 2 hours.
Vitamin D3 may cause hypercalcaemia (high calcium levels) if taken with thiazide diuretics. Consult your healthcare professional before use if taking a diuretic (fluid tablet).
Iodine may interfere with treatment for thyroid conditions. Consult your healthcare professional before use if suffering from a thyroid disease.
Folic acid may decrease the effectiveness of methotrexate in the treatment of leukaemia
Adults – Take 2 capsules a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.