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.
Each capsule contains:
Concentrated omega-3 triglycerides fish 250 mg
- containing omega-3 marine triglycerides 150 mg as:
- Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 125 mg
- Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 25 mg
Nicotinamide 9 mg
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 30 mg
Calcium carbonate (calcium 50 mg) 125 mg
Biotin 15 µg
Iron (II) glycinate (iron 5 mg) 19.22 mg
Zinc oxide (zinc 5.5 mg) 6.82 mg
Magnesium oxide heavy (magnesium 35 mg) 58.1 mg
Selenomethionine (selenium 32.5 μg) 81.3 µg
Chromium picolinate (chromium 15 µg) 121 µg
Thiamine nitrate (vitamin B1) 700 µg
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 700 µg
Calcium pantothenate (pantothenic acid, vitamin B5 2.5 mg) 2.73 mg
Pyridoxine hydrochloride (pyridoxine, vitamin B6 950 µg) 1.16 mg
Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) 1.3 µg
Cholecalciferol (vitamin D 360 IU) 9 µg
Folic acid 250 µg
d-alpha Tocopherol (natural vitamin E 5.22 IU) 3.5 mg
Potassium iodide (iodine 75 µg) 98.3 µg
Betacarotene (as Dunaliella salina extract equiv. to fresh cell 60 mg) 2.4 mg
Adults – Take 2 capsules a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.
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.
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