Pregnacare Plus Omega Tablets - 56 (2x28)
Dual Pack Pregnacare prenatal 400mcg folic acid tablets. Plus High Purity Omega 3 with DHA
Pregnacare® Plus is the ideal formula for every stage of pregnancy - from before conception, throughout pregnancy and whilst breast-feeding. The dual pack provides the original fully comprehensive multivitamin tablet, which delivers all the essential nutrients for pregnancy including the recommended level of 400mcg folic acid.
Pregnacare® Plus also offers an additional Omega-3
capsule to provide a rich source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic (EPA) for healthy foetal brain and eye development and Arachidonic Acid (AA). Each 600mg fish oil capsule contains
Pregnacare® Plus has been specially developed so that mothers-to-be can safeguard their extra dietary requirements, without confusion about which supplements to take.*
*Tablet and capsule images not actual size
• No artificial colours
• No preservatives
• No gluten
• No lactose
• No salt or yeast
• Not tested on animals
Pregnacare® has been carefully developed by experts so that all ingredient levels are within safe levels for pregnancy and are moderate rather than excessive
Pregnacare® has been specifically formulated with an ideal, moderate level of iron and avoids high doses
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Directions for Use:
One tablet and one capsule per day with or immediately after your main meal. Swallow with a full glass of water or a cold drink. Pregnacare® should only be taken on a full stomach.
Pregnacare® does not contain any drugs or hormones and is produced in accordance with high pharmaceutical standards of quality control, beyond those normally required for food supplements.
Why has Pregnacare® Plus 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® Plus dual pack provides the original fully comprehensive Pregnacare® multivitamin tablet including 400μg folic acid plus a specially developed Omega-3 capsule to provide a rich source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and arachidonic acid (AA) for healthy foetal brain and eye development. Pregnacare® Plus contains the recommended* 300mg DHA for pregnancy and lactation.
Why are Omega-3 fatty acids important?
Adults can obtain DHA and EPA indirectly through the conversion of the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), present in vegetable oils such as linseed but this process is very inefficient. Fish oils provide a much more reliable, direct source of DHA, EPA and AA. The foetus and infant in early life need to receive these fatty acids directly as they only have a limited capability to convert essential fatty acids to more active long chain fatty acids such as DHA. These fatty acids are especially important during pregnancy as they form the building blocks of the baby's eyes.
When is Pregnacare® Plus recommended?
Pregnacare® Plus 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 when specific nutrients are vital to the healthy development of your baby; and also whilst breast-feeding when extra demands are placed on your body. Pregnacare® Plus can be used for as long as required, and can be started at any point during pregnancy.
How pure is the fish oil in Pregnacare® Plus?
What the mother consumes has the potential to be passed on to the developing child, therefore only the purest pharmaceutical grade fish oil produced in Norway, has been used in Pregnacare® Plus capsules. To ensure maximum benefit the oil is carefully concentrated to increase its DHA and EPA content and further purified. Each batch is rigorously tested, certified, and fully compliant with stringent EC and WHO rules on environmental pollutants.
What do I need to know before starting to use Pregnacare® Plus ?
Pregnacare® Plus has been carefully developed by a team of medical experts including highly qualified pharmacists and medical consultants, and is based upon solid scientific research evidence, as a nutritional safeguard for women from before conception, throughout pregnancy and whilst breast-feeding. Pregnacare® Plus is a multivitamin,mineral dietary and fish oil supplement formulated to safeguard the nutritional needs of mother and baby. Pregnacare® Plus replaces your usual daily multivitamin. Your doctor may wish to prescribe an additional iron supplement after the 13th week of pregnancy, which may be taken with Pregnacare® Plus.
Can Pregnacare® Plus be used alongside medicines?
As a general rule, Pregnacare® Plus 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® Plus contains vitamin K, if you are taking oral anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin) do not take Pregnacare® Plus except on the advice of a doctor. Vitamin K is not known to specifically interact with the action of aspirin or heparin.
How many tablets and capsules does one pack of Pregnacare® Plus contain?
Pregnacare® Plus contains 28 prenatal micronutrient tablets and 28 Omega 3 DHA capsules. It is recommended to take one of each per day.
How and when should Pregnacare® Plus be used?
One tablet and one capsule per day is recommended with or immediately after your main meal, with a full glass of water or a cold drink. Taking Pregnacare® Plus with a large meal maximises the absorption of the nutrients, and can reduce nausea which is sometimes experienced if supplements are taken on an empty stomach. Pregnacare® Plus should only be taken on a full stomach. Always ensure that Pregnacare® Plus is taken with plenty of liquid to wash down the tablet and capsule. We do not recommend chewing the tablets or capsules because they have not been formulated as chewable preparations.
Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Pregnacare® Plus ?
Pregnacare® Plus has no known side-effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended tablet intake. In case of overdose, seek medical advice immediately.
Is Pregnacare® Plus suitable for vegetarians?
No Pregnacare® Plus is not suitable for vegetarians as it contains a fish oil capsule. Adults can obtain DHA and EPA indirectly through the conversion of the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), present in vegetable oils such as linseed but this process is very inefficient. Pregnacare® Plus contains fish oil as it provides a much more reliable, direct source of DHA, EPA and AA. The foetus and infant in early life need to receive these fatty acids directly as they only have a limited capability to convert essential fatty acids to more active long chain fatty acids such as DHA.
Some Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) levels are above 100%. Is this safe during pregnancy?
RDA levels are calculated to help prevent the most basic vitamin and mineral deficiency states. The levels contained in Pregnacare® Plus are specific to normal requirements in pregnancy. This is why some levels of nutrients in Pregnacare® Plus are higher than the RDA (e.g. folic acid, the recommended level is 200% RDA). Importantly, all levels are safe for pregnancy and well within upper safety guidelines for daily self-supplementation.
Does Pregnacare® Plus contain Vitamin A (retinol), because excess may be harmful during pregnancy?
No. Pregnacare® Plus has been carefully formulated to contain betacarotene in preference to vitamin A. Betacarotene (pro-retinol) is converted into vitamin A when and if the body requires it, and is non-toxic. The Omega 3 capsule in Pregnacare® Plus is produced from fish oils that are free from Vitamin A and therefore safe to take throughout pregnancy.
Why does Pregnacare® Plus not include calcium, which is important during pregnancy?
Calcium is an essential mineral especially during pregnancy to help maintain healthy strong bones for mum and baby. However it has not been included in the Pregnacare® Plus formula since it is not possible to include a meaningful amount in the one-a-day multivitamin tablet. Rather that including just a token amount of calcium, as some products show on the label, Pregnacare® Plus has been designed so that it can be used with the Vitabiotics® Osteocare® range of calcium products
I have been recommended by my midwife/G.P. to take a supplement containing 400 mcg of folic acid per day, only for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Is it safe to take a supplement containing folic acid (like Pregnacare® Plus ), after this time?
It is perfectly safe to take 400 mcg 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 400 mcg folic acid daily, from the start of trying to conceive until the 12th week of pregnancy. Folic acid is vital during this period for the normal, healthy development of your baby's neural tube and nervous system. However, folic acid can be taken throughout pregnancy, not just up to the 12th week of pregnancy, since it plays other important roles later in pregnancy such as helping blood formation in both mother and baby. Folic acid on its own or within Pregnacare® Plus may therefore be taken throughout pregnancy. Pregnacare® Plus gives the advantage of not only providing folic acid, but other essential nutrients as well.
What happens if I forget to take my Pregnacare® Plus and miss a day?
A regular intake is recommended, but don’t worry, this will not have done any harm. Simply take Pregnacare® Plus 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.