Microgenics Pregnancy Support Multivitamin 200 Capsules
Microgenics Pregnancy Support Multivitamin contains nutrients that support healthy foetal development, including Folic Acid to help prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly when taken for at least four weeks before conception and during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Supplementing with fish oil prior to and during pregnancy can be beneficial for the baby, as fish oil is necessary for the child’s brain development1. Research has also shown that children of mothers who had a DHA-rich diet during pregnancy have enhanced stereoscopic vision (perception of depth and 3D vision) at age 3.5 years, irrespective of the child’s postnatal diet2. Supplementation with EPA and DHA during pregnancy and lactation has also been found to enhance children’s IQ at four years of age15.
Folic acid to prevent neural tube defects
It is well known that low levels of folate in the mother-to-be have been linked to birth defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly in the baby, and that supplementing with folic acid can help reduce the risk on this3. Studies have shown that beginning with folic acid supplementation before conception significantly reduces the incidence of these birth defects4,5. That is why folic acid supplements are recommended for women who are trying to conceive.
Iron to support red blood cell production during pregnancy
Iron is used by the body to carry oxygen as part of the haemoglobin in the red blood cells. There is an increased demand for red blood cells during pregnancy because both mother and growing baby need blood. Having low iron levels may result in the pregnant woman feeling tired and having poor concentration. Very low iron levels can affect the baby’s growth and increase the risk of premature birth6. It can be difficult to obtain the extra iron required during pregnancy solely from food, and supplements are often needed. Vegetarians may need up to 80% more iron to compensate for poorer absorption7.
Iodine to support thyroid function
Iodine requirements are increased during pregnancy due to an increased thyroid hormone production. Unfortunately, iodine deficiency is becoming more common in Australia, with research showing that nearly half the population of Australia and New Zealand is iodine deficient8. Low thyroid function in the mother is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes9, a lower IQ and impaired motor and visual perceptive abilities in the baby10,11.
Zinc for a healthy immune system
It is estimated that over 80% of pregnant women have inadequate zinc intake. Zinc plays an important role in pregnancy to help regulate the immune response in the baby. Zinc supplementation in pregnancy has been shown to improve the immune system of the newborn and the infant12.
All B-vitamins have been included in this formula because requirements increase during pregnancy13.
Vitamin D for healthy, strong bones
There is a 4-5-fold increase in demand for vitamin D during pregnancy as the growing baby needs Vitamin D for the development of healthy bones and a healthy immune system14. It is important that the mother maintains an adequate vitamin D levels during pregnancy to ensure her bone health and immune system aren’t compromised.
▪ Convenient 1-a-day dose
▪ Contains 500mg fish oil
▪ Comprehensive formula with 19 carefully selected
ingredients to support healthy pregnancy
APPROVED LABEL CLAIM
Microgenics Pregnancy Support Multivitamin contains nutrients that support healthy foetal development. It contains 500micrograms of Folic Acid. Folic Acid supports maternal health and healthy pregnancy. Folic Acid also helps to prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly when taken for at least four weeks before conception and during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Microgenics Pregnancy Support Multivitamin contains Zinc which maintains skin integrity and structure and supports female reproductive system health. Riboflavin and Vitamin C support absorption of dietary Iron and B Vitamins. Iron supports energy production and energy levels.
INGREDIENTS (per capsule)
Concentrated fish Omega-3 trigylcerides 500mg
Equiv. to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 120mg
Equiv. to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 180mg
Thiamine hydrochloride 5mg
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 5mg
Calcium pantothenate 10mg
Pyridoxine hydrochloride 50mg
Equiv. to Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) 41.13mg
Folic Acid 500micrograms
Calcium ascorbate dihydrate 75.47mg
Equiv. to Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 62mg
Colecalciferol (Vitamin D3 200IU) 5micrograms
Calcium (from Calcium citrate tetrahydrate) 20mg
Chromium (from Chromium picolinate) 2.5micrograms
Iron (from Ferrous fumarate) 5mg
Magnesium (from Magnesium amino acid chelate) 10mg
Manganese (from Manganese amino acid chelate) 1mg
Iodine (from Potassium iodide) 250micrograms
Selenium (from Selenomethionine) 16.25micrograms
Silicon (from Silica colloidal anhydrous) 4.67mg
Zinc (from Zinc amino acid chelate) 12mg