Contains the full recommended dietary intake of folic acid for pregnant women which reduces the risk of birth defects of the brain and/or spinal cord (spina bifida) when taken as recommended
Contains long chain fatty acids from tuna oil, which are necessary for brain and visual development of the baby
The body's iron needs increase during pregnancy and if it is deficient, not only will the mother feel tired and run down, but the baby may not be receiving all the oxygen it needs for healthy growth and development
Contains zinc - vital for a baby's growth, particularly in the early stages of pregnancy, and to promote healthy skin and help prevent stretch marks and cracked nipples during breast-feeding
Calcium is essential during both pregnancy and breast-feeding for a baby to develop strong teeth and bones. When calcium is deficient in the mother's diet, her body will take it from calcium stored in her bones, which may lead to losses of stored calcium of up to 7% during pregnancy, increasing the risk of osteoporosis in later life
Pregnancy also creates higher than normal demands for other nutrients including the minerals iodine and magnesium, carotenoids, the B group vitamins, vitamin C and vitamin E.
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 plays a vital role in the prevention of brain and spinal cord defects such as spina bifida.
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. Studies show that there has been a decline in the DHA levels in breast milk of approximately 35% over the last decade.
Take two capsules daily with a meal, or as professionally prescribed. Not recommended for children under 12 years.
Active Ingredients per capsule:
Fish oil - natural (tuna oil) 463mg;
containing omega-3 marine triglycerides 167mg as:
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 125mg;
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 32mg;
Thiamine nitrate 500mcg;
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 750mg;
Vitamin B6 750mcg,
Vitamin B12 1.5mcg;
Folic acid 200mcg;
Vitamin E - natural 5.2IU,
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 30mg;
Mixed carotenoids 2.88mg,
(as calcium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous 200mg);
extract equiv. to fresh cell 72mg.
(as calcium hydrogen phophate anhydrous 200mg);
(as magnesium oxide - heavy 49.8mg);
(as ferrous fumarate 15.7mg);
(as zinc sulfate monohydrate 22.2mg);
(as potassium iodide 98mcg).
Do not exceed the stated dose of folic acid. If you have had a baby with a neural tube defect you should seek medical advice.