Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold is especially formulated to provide 17 essential nutrients, including iodine, that may be beneficial for both mother and baby during and after pregnancy.
Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-feeding Gold contains the following essential nutrients:
Iodine is required for the normal functioning of the thyroid gland, and is a crucial nutrient involved in the normal synthesis of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones interact with almost every cell in the body and regulate cellular metabolism including oxygen use. Thyroid hormones level are important for normal child growth and normal development of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Adequate supply of iodine is crucial during and after pregnancy, as iodine plays an important role in the development of your baby's brain, eyesight and hearing, as well as mental development and physical motor skills.
Tuna fish oil is a naturally rich source of omega-3 long chain fatty acids, especially DHA. DHA is found in high concentration in breast milk and plays an important role in the normal function of the brain and nervous system, as well as the development of normal eyesight.
Folic acid plays a critical role in cellular division and DNA and RNA synthesis. Cells need adequate folic acid in order to divide properly. The development and growth of a foetus can put increased demands in the mother for folate, since cell division is constantly happening.
Supplementing folate for at least one month prior to conception and during pregnancy is highly recommended and may reduce the risk of neural tube defects in your unborn child.
Vitamin D3 is essential for building bones and maintaining bone health as it supports calcium absorption. It is common for women to experience low vitamin D levels during pregnancy.
The minerals calcium and magnesium play an essential role in maintaining healthy muscle and nerve function, and are essential for bone health.
Iron is a building-block of haemoglobin, an essential component of red blood cells. Responsible for transporting oxygen around the body, optimal haemoglobin levels ensure cells in the whole body receive sufficient oxygen.
The delivery of oxygen to cells typically decreases without adequate dietary iron levels, and energy production may suffer. Overall iron requirement is higher during pregnancy, with increased needs for red blood cell formation and foetal growth.
Zinc is a mineral essential to good health, involved in many enzymatic reactions in every cell of the body. Adequate zinc levels are of vital importance to a healthy baby's normal growth and development, as well as B group vitamins.
Adults – Take 2 capsules a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.
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- Formula gives overall nutritional support with 17 nutrients including 10 vitamins, 6 minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Iodine promotes healthy development of baby's brain, eyesight and hearing.
- 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.
- Vitamin D3 supports calcium absorption to assist with healthy development of baby's bones.
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids promote healthy development of baby's brain and eyesight.