Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold is specially developed to provide 20 essential nutrients, including iodine, that may be beneficial for a mother and her developing baby. 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 Provides a daily dose of 500 µg of folic acid that may reduce the risk of brain and/or spinal cord birth defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly if taken daily for 1 month prior to conception and during pregnancy. 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.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS A 2 Capsule 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 500 mg 12 Vitamins Vitamin B1 (Thiamine nitrate) 1400 µg Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1400 µg Nicotinamide 18 mg Pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B6) 2.32 mg 1900 µg Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 2.6 µg Folic acid 500 µg Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 60 mg Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol 18 µg) 360 IU Natural vitamin E (d-alpha-Tocopherol 7 mg) 10.44 IU Calcium panththenate (pantothenic acid) (Vitamin B5) Biotin Betacarotene (equivalent to 800 retinol equivalents) 5.46 mg 5 mg 30 µg 4.8 mg 7 Minerals Calcium carbonate (Calcium 100 mg) Chromium picolinate (chromium 30 µg) 250 mg 242 µg Selenomethionine (selenium 65 µg) 162.6 µg Magnesium (as magnesium oxide – heavy 116.2 mg) 70 mg Iron (II) glycinate (iron 10 mg) 38.44 mg Zinc (as zinc oxide 13.64 mg) 11 mg Iodine (as potassium iodide 196.6 µg) 150 µg
DOSAGE Adults – Take 2 capsules a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.
WARNINGS 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 advice. 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. Use only as directed. Medicine Interactions: Calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron may decrease absorption and efficacy 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 syffering from a thyroid disease. Folic acid may decrease the effectiveness of methotrexate in the treatment of leukaemia