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Zita West

90-Tablets

Suitable for Vegans

£29.99
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Zita West Vital Essence 1 is a premium pregnancy vitamin supplement for the first trimester ( 0-12 weeks ).

The first three months of pregnancy are in many ways the most crucial stage of a baby's development - the time when all of his or her organs and systems are forming, as well as hands, feet, and limbs. It is now recognised that a mother's diet immediately before conception and in the first weeks of pregnancy can influence the way that the embryo develops. Investing at this stage in the best nutrition may not only help support your baby's start to life, but also give you a better chance of a healthy pregnancy.

The new formulation of Vital Essence 1 supplies all the micro-nutrients that are most important to meet the demands of early pregnancy, including 400ug of Folic Acid (useful for a whole range of cellular activities, not just for helping to minimise the risk of spina bifida) plus lots of protective ingredients such as Beta Carotene (a safe way to help support your intake of Vitamin A), Vitamin D, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese and Zinc, all of which support normal cell division and help to protect DNA.

It is recommended that Vital Essence 1 be taken alongside Vital DHA for maximum benefit to overall nutrition.

Support your second trimester with Vital Essence 2 and third one with Vital Essence 3.

Directions:Take one capsule, three times a day (with food), alongside a good quality diet, to help support the changing demands of your body during the first three months of your pregnancy

Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of young children. 

Food supplements are not to be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the daily dose.

Three tablets of Zita West Vital Essence 1 a day typically provide: Vitamin D 25ug, Vitamin E 18iu 12mg, Vitamin C 180mg, Thiamin (Vitamin B1) 10mg, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)10mg, Niacin (Vitamin B3) 36mg, Vitamin B6 10mg, Folic Acid 400ug, Vitamin B12, 200ug, Biotin 200ug, Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) 25mg, Vitamin K 40ug, Calcium 400mg, Phosphorus 200mg, Iron 14mg, Magnesium 200mg, Zinc 15mg, Iodine 150ug, Manganese 1mg, Copper 1000ug, Selenium 100ug, Chromium 10ug, Beta Carotene 4mg, Lutein 1mg, Lycopene 1mg, Inositol 10mg, Coenzyme Q10 10mg, Choline Bitartrate 40mg, Alpha Lipoic Acid 33mg, N-Acetyl Cysteine 50mg, Pomegranate extract 60mg,Grapeskin extract 25mg.

Who is Vital Essence 1 for?
The first three months of pregnancy are in many ways the most crucial stage of a baby’s development – the time when all of his or her organs and systems are forming, as well as hands, feet, and limbs. It is now recognised that a mother’s diet immediately before conception and in the first weeks of pregnancy can influence the way that the embryo develops. Investing at this stage in the best nutrition may not only help support your baby’s start to life, but also give you a better chance of a healthy pregnancy.  The new formulation of Vital Essence 1 supplies all the micro-nutrients that are most important to meet the demands of early pregnancy, including 400ug of Folate (now in the superior L-Methylfolate form and useful for a whole range of cellular activities, not just for helping to minimise the risk of spina bifida) plus lots of protective ingredients such as Beta Carotene (a safe way to help support your intake of Vitamin A), Copper, Magnesium, Manganese and Zinc, all of which support normal cell division and help to protect DNA. Take one capsule, three times a day (with food), alongside a good quality diet, to help support the changing demands of your body during the first three months of your pregnancy.  We recommend that it should be taken in conjunction with Vital DHA for maximum benefit to your overall nutrition.  We also have supplements for the second (Vital Essence 2) and third (Vital Essence 3) trimesters  All Zita West products are developed in response to the very latest research and are regularly reviewed and reformulated to remain at the cutting-edge of clinical and nutritional thinking for optimum reproductive health.

My GP says if I am eating a good diet, I do not need to take vitamins?
In our experience, even if you have a healthy diet – which many people don’t these days, given missed, hurried or convenience meals – growing numbers of mothers-to-be want the added reassurance of knowing they are getting all the most important vitamins and minerals they need. Not least because intensive food production and processing has stripped many foods of a lot of their nourishment. In our opinion, a good multi vitamin and mineral supplement is essential during pregnancy, if only as an insurance policy.

Is it OK to keep on taking Vital Essence 1 when I am into the 2nd Trimester?
It’s perfectly fine to keep on using Vital Essence 1 for a few weeks after the end of the 1st trimester, for example to finish off a bottle that you have only just started. The differences in the formulation of Vital Essence 2 are not huge, and have just been made in order to fine-tune the formulation to make it as specific as possible to the particular needs of your body as you move into this middle stage of pregnancy.

What is “RDA” and why are so many of the ingredients in Vital Essence 1 higher than 100%?
“RDA” is an abbreviation of “Recommended Daily Allowance.” The RDA was devised by the Dept of Health in the UK in 1979 to provide guidance on the intake of a limited number of specific vitamins and minerals that an average adult should have daily in order to avoid a deficiency that may lead to disease or general ill-health. Whereas this was, and remains, a useful benchmark for judging the contribution that any supplement may make to reaching those minimum requirements, it wasn’t intended to represent an indication of optimum intake. You will probably have noticed that many supplements, particularly premium priced ones such as our own, contain daily levels that are frequently many times higher than the RDA, sometimes substantially so. This is because the vitamins and minerals concerned have been set at therapeutic levels in an attempt to boost the body’s store of the nutrients concerned, often for a particular and limited period of time, the need for which can of course vary depending on factors such as general health, age etc. It is universally recognised that pregnancy, and preparing for pregnancy, for example, benefit from special attention to nutrition on the part of both partners. All of the formulations within the Zita West range are well within the Government’s guidelines for what represents the upper safe limit (USL) for long term daily supplementation of any given nutrient.

What supplements should I take in first trimester?
The first three months of pregnancy are in many ways the most crucial stage of a baby’s development – the time when all of his or her organs and systems are forming, as well as hands, feet, and limbs. It is now recognised that a mother’s diet immediately before conception and in the first weeks of pregnancy can influence the way that the embryo develops. 

Should I be taking vitamins during early pregnancy?
Yes, it is recommended that women take prenatal vitamins during early pregnancy to ensure that both the mother and the developing foetus receive adequate nutrition. Prenatal vitamins are specially formulated with higher amounts of certain vitamins and minerals that are important for foetal development, such as folic acid, iron, and calcium.

What supplements should I take at 5 weeks pregnant?
It is recommended to take a prenatal multivitamin and a folic acid supplement in the first trimester, as well as vitamin D.  Zita West Vital Essence 1 contains all of the vitamins and minerals recommended for the first trimester, as well as folic acid, in the more absorbable form of folate.  We also recommend taking Zita West Vital DHA, to support foetal development too.

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