Vitabiotics Pregnacare® 30 Tablets: From pre-conception to pregnancy and lactation, Pregnacare® is the most popular and trusted supplement for mothers-to-be to safeguard their diet, from those who are planning for pregnancy or already pregnant, right through to the end of breastfeeding. This is more than just a folic acid supplement, Pregnacare® includes 19 important nutrients for overall support, including zinc which contributes to normal reproductive health.
Pregnacare® is a scientifically developed formulation of 19 important vitamins and minerals. Pregnacare® vitamins contain vitamin B12, and also include folic acid at exactly the levels recommended for the development of the unborn baby. Pregnacare tablets also contain other essential vitamins and minerals shown to help maintain a healthy pregnancy are also included.
Key Ingredients of Pregnacare®:
- Folic Acid: Contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy
- Zinc: Contributes to normal fertility and reproduction
- Vitamin D: Vitamin D has a role in the process of cell division
- Magnesium, Iron and Niacin: Contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- Vitamin B2 & B12: Contribute to maintenance of normal red blood cell formation
- Vitamin B1 & B6: Contribute to normal energy release
Directions: As a food supplement, take one Pregnacare original tablet daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional. Take with your main meal and swallow with water or a cold drink. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed the recommended intake. To be taken on a full stomach. You can take Pregnacare during all stages of your pregnancy. This comprehensive formula replaces other Pregnacare multivitamins. There is no need to take an additional multivitamin. This product is designed for women of child-bearing age. The beneficial effect is obtained with a supplemental folic acid daily intake of 400µg for at least one month before and up to three months after conception.
Made in a site that may handle nuts. This product contains vitamin K. Those taking oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) should not not take this product except on the advice of a doctor. This product contains iron, which if taken in excess, may be harmful to very young children. Store below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.
Maltodextrin, Magnesium Oxide, Bulking Agent: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid [Carriers: Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose & Tartaric Acid]), Ferrous Fumarate, Tablet Coating (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Capric/Caprilic Triglycerides, Colours [Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides], Glycerin, Purified Talc), Zinc Sulphate, Anti-Caking Agents: Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid & Magnesium Stearate, Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl), Betacarotene (Carriers: Starch, Water, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol), Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Salt), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin [Carriers: Maltodextrin, Trisodium Citrate, Citric Acid]), Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate) (from Soya), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol [Carriers: Acacia, Sucrose, Corn Starch, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol]), Thiamin (Vitamin B1 as Mononitrate), Riboflavin, Copper Sulphate, Vitamin K (Vitamin K1 [Carriers: Acacia & Sucrose]), Folic Acid (as Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid), Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Sodium Selenate. Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.
Why has Vitabiotics Pregnacare® been developed?
During pregnancy, your baby is totally reliant on what you eat as their only source of nourishment. So even with a good diet, extra specific nutrients may be very important around the time of pregnancy. Pregnacare has been specially formulated so mothers-to-be can safeguard their extra dietary requirements without confusion about which supplements to take. Pregnacare contains a careful combination of 19 vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12 and folic acid.
When is Vitabiotics Pregnacare® recommended?
Pregnacare is recommended as soon as you start trying to conceive to help safeguard your nutritional needs before you find you are pregnant; throughout the whole of your pregnancy and also whilst breast-feeding when extra demands are placed on your body. Pregnacare can be used for as long as required and can be started at any point during pregnancy.
What do I need to know before I start taking Vitabiotics Pregnacare®?
As a general rule, Pregnacare can be taken alongside medications because it contains only moderate levels of vitamins and minerals. However, if you are already taking prescribed supplements or medications, seek advice from your doctor or health professional first. As Pregnacare contains vitamin K, if you are taking oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) do not take Pregnacare except on the advice of a doctor.
How and when should I use Vitabiotics Pregnacare®?
One tablet per day is recommended with or immediately after your main meal, with water or a cold drink. Taking the tablet with a large meal maximises the absorption of the nutrients and can reduce nausea which is sometimes experienced if multivitamins are taken on an empty stomach. Pregnacare should only be taken on a full stomach. Always ensure that Pregnacare is taken with plenty of liquid to wash down the tablet. We do not recommend chewing the tablets because they have not been formulated as chewable preparations. Chewable tablets usually include flavourings, sweeteners and/or added ingredients to help break the tablet up in the mouth. Pregnacare tablets are suitable for vegetarians.
Are there any side effects of Vitabiotics Pregnacare®?
Pregnacare has no known side-effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended tablet intake. In case of overdose, seek medical advice immediately.
What are the nutrients included in Vitabiotics Pregnacare®?
The key nutrients found in our Pregnacare Original product includes Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B3, Folic Acid, Biotin, Magnesium, Iron, Iodine and Zinc.To see the full list of ingredients for this product please click on the nutritional information tab found on this listing.
Some NVRs are above 100%. Is it safe to take Vitabiotics Pregnacare®?
NRV levels are calculated to help prevent the most basic vitamin and mineral deficiency states. The levels contained in Pregnacare are specific to normal requirements in pregnancy. This is why some levels of nutrients in Pregnacare are higher than the NRV (e.g. folic acid, the recommended level is 200% NRV). Importantly, all levels are safe for pregnancy and well within upper safety guidelines for daily self-supplementation.
Does Vitabiotics Pregnacare® have Vitamin A included in it. I believe it is not safe to take Vitamin A whilst pregnant.
Pregnacare does not contain any vitamin A in the multivitamin tablet which has been carefully formulated specially for pregnancy to contain a moderate (non-excessive) level of betacarotene (provided as natural mixed carotenoids) instead of vitamin A. Betacarotene (pro-retinol) is converted into vitamin A naturally by the body as required, it is safe and suitable for pregnancy.
Please explain Folic Acid levels to me and what I can take.
It is perfectly safe to take 400µg of folic acid per day throughout the whole of pregnancy. The U.K. Department of Health's Chief Medical Officer recommends that women planning a pregnancy should take a supplement containing 400µg folic acid daily, from the start of trying to conceive until the 12th week of pregnancy. Folic acid plays a role in the process of cell division and contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. Folic acid on its own or within Pregnacare may therefore be taken throughout pregnancy. Pregnacare gives the advantage of not only providing folic acid, but other essential nutrients as well.
What happens if I forget to take one day?
A regular intake is recommended, but don’t worry, this will not have done any harm. Simply take Pregnacare on the next day when you remember and take as directed. You should not take more than the recommended amount on subsequent days to make up for any day(s) that you have missed. Whilst it is important to take a supplement every day, if you miss one day this is fine because the beneficial effects of the vitamins and minerals build over time.
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