Pregnacare Max is our ultimate pregnancy supplement which includes L-Methylfolate, an advanced form of folic acid, and calcium. It also provides a high-purity Omega-3 capsule with 300mg DHA for normal foetal brain and eye development. When you’re a parent or about to become one, you know nothing less than the best will do. Pregnacare is also the UK’s No.1 pregnancy supplement brand.
• Provides recommended levels of 400µg folic acid and 10µg vitamin D.
• With 300mg DHA to contribute to normal foetal brain and eye development
• Includes 500mg calcium to help maintain normal bones and teeth
• Iron and vitamins B6 & B12 to help contribute to normal red blood cell formation.
• Wide range of supporting micro-nutrients including Inositol, L-Arginine and Betacarotene.
• Gluten free, No Lactose, Not tested on animals, Certified by the Friend of The Sea
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PREGNACARE MAX | 84 Tablets/Capsules
The ultimate support in the Pregnacare range
Pregnacare Max offers the ultimate formula in the range for mums-to-be who want the maximum nutritional support from Pregnacare. The dual pack provides 400µg folic acid the exact level recommended by the UK Department of Health, incorporating the special, readily bioavailable form L-Methylfolate. Supplemental folic acid intake increases maternal folate status*. Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus.
It includes other essential vitamins and minerals, including 10µg vitamin D as advised by the UK Department of Health during pregnancy and breast-feeding and 500mg calcium. The pack also contains a 300mg Omega-3 DHA capsule for normal foetal brain & eye development**.
High Purity Omega-3 capsule
Research increasingly shows the importance of essential fatty acids in the development of babies and infants. Each capsule provides 300mg DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), the level recommended by international experts†† (ISSFAL). Maternal intake of DHA contributes to normal foetal brain and eye development.** Pregnacare Max contains high quality GMP grade fish oil, certified for sustainability by Friend of the Sea.
Size/Form: 56 Tablets + 28 capsules (DHA Fish oil)
Directions: Two tablets and one omega-3 capsule daily. Swallow with water or a cold drink. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed the recommended intake. To be taken on a full stomach. This comprehensive formula replaces other supplements and multivitamins. There is no need to take an additional multivitamin. It is important to follow the directions and take the recommended TWO Pregnacare Max tablets per day, to ensure that you obtain the recommended level of 400µg folate (folic acid).
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. As with other food supplements, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using if you are under medical supervision, have epilepsy, a thyroid condition, haemochromatosis, suffer from food allergies, or are allergic to any of the ingredients. Contains high purity fish oil.
Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold. Made in a site that may handle nuts. As Pregnacare® contains vitamin K, if you are taking anticoagulants (blood thinners) do not take Pregnacare® except on the advice of a doctor. This product contains iron, which if taken in excess, may be harmful to very young children.
Store below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.
††Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol. 18, No. 5, 487-489 (1999)
** A beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200mg DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids for adults.
* The beneficial effect is obtained with a supplemental folic acid daily intake of 400µg for at least one month before and up to three months after conception.
†EFSA Health Claims:
• Supplemental folic acid intake increases maternal folate status. Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus.
• Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the foetus and breastfed infants.
• Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) intake contributes to the normal visual development of infants up to 12 months of age.
• Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal development of the eye of the foetus and breastfed infants.
|Nutritional Info – Tablets|
|2 tablets contains:||%DV|
|N-Acetyl Cysteine||50 mg||*|
|Betacarotene (Natural Source)||2 mg||*|
|Vitamin D (as D3 400 IU)||10 µg||200|
|Vitamin E||4 mg α-TE||33|
|Vitamin K||70 µg||93|
|Vitamin C||80 mg||100|
|Thiamin (Vitamin B1)||5 mg||455|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)||2 mg||143|
|Niacin (Vitamin B3)||20 mg NE||125|
|Vitamin B6||10 mg||714|
– as L-Methylfolate 200 µg
– as Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid 200 µg
|Vitamin B12||9 µg||360|
|Phantothenic Acid||6 mg||100|
|Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Bulking Agent: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid [Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose & Tartaric Acid]), Magnesium Oxide, L-Carnitine Tartrate, Inositol (Carrier: Acacia Gum) Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate) (from Soya), Maca Extract, Zinc Sulphate, Tablet Coating: (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Glycerin, Colours [Iron Oxides]), Crosslinked Cellulose Gum, Pine Bark Extract, Anti-Caking Agents: Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate & Silicon Dioxide, Thiamin (Vitamin B1 as Mononitrate [Carrier: Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose]), Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Ferrous Fumarate, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Salt), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl), L-Arginine, Vitamin A (as Acetate [Carriers: Acacia, Starch, Maltodextrin, Antioxidants: DL-Alpha Tocopherol]), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol [Carriers: Acacia, Sucrose, Corn Starch, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol]), Siberian Ginseng Extract, Riboflavin, Octacosanol (Rice Bran), Copper Sulphate, L-Glutathione, Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), Manganese Sulphate, Lycopene Extract, Folic Acid (as Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid), Sodium Selenate, Chromium Trichloride, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin).|
|Nutritional Info – Capsules|
|1 capsule contains:||%DV|
|Omega-3 Fish Oil||600 mg||*|
|DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)||300 mg||*||EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)||60 mg||*|
|Ingredients: Omega-3 Fish Oil (Docosahexaenoic Acid Concentrate) (from Fish), Capsule Shell: Pharmaceutical Grade Gelatin (Halal Bovine Source), Glycerin & Natural Flavour Lemon Oil.
For Allergens – See ingredients in bold.
Directions: Take one capsule and two tablets one time daily, with a main meal.
Pregnacare Max FAQ
Q: For whom has Pregnacare Max been developed?
A: Pregnacare Max has been developed for mums-to-be who want maximum nutritional support from Pregnacare. This advanced formula helps to safeguard daily intake of nutrients important during pregnancy. It provides 400μg folic acid, incorporating the special, readily bioavailable form L-Methylfolate, together with other essential vitamins and minerals, including 10μg vitamin D, 500mg calcium, plus 300mg DHA.
It is important to follow the directions and take the recommended two MAX tablets per day, to ensure that you obtain the recommended level of 400μg folate (folic acid).
Q: What is the difference between Pregnacare Max and Pregnacare Plus?
A: Pregnacare Max is the ‘next generation formula’ for maximum support throughout pregnancy. With L-Methylfolate, a specially efficient form of folic acid, making this the ultimate formula in the Pregnacare range. Pregnacare Max also includes 500mg calcium with supporting nutrients, vitamin D3 and magnesium.
Q: Why are Omega-3 fatty acids important?
A: 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 and EPA. 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 maternal intake contributes to the normal foetal brain and eye development.
Q: How pure is the fish oil in Pregnacare Max?
A: 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 Max 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.
Q: Can I use Pregnacare Max during Breast-feeding?
A: Pregnacare Max is suitable to use throughout pregnancy, however, we would recommend using our Pregnacare Breast-feeding supplement which has been carefully formulated for postnatal wellbeing. Pregnacare Breast-feeding formula includes higher levels of calcium to help safeguard mums nutrition.
Q: Can Pregnacare Max be used alongside medicines?
A: As a general rule, Pregnacare Max 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 Max contains vitamin K, if you are taking oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) do not take Pregnacare Max except on the advice of a doctor.
Q: Does Pregnacare Max contains Vitamin A (retinol), because excess may be harmful during pregnancy?
A: Pregnacare Max does not contain any vitamin A either in the multivitamin tablet or the special fish oil DHA capsule. The multivitamin tablet has been carefully formulated specially for pregnancy to contain a moderate (non-excessive) level of betacarotene instead of vitamin A. Betacarotene (pro-retinol) is converted into vitamin A naturally by body as required, and is safe and suitable for pregnancy. The Omega 3 capsule in Pregnacare Max is produced from fish oils that are certified free from Vitamin A and therefore safe to take throughout pregnancy.
56 tablets + 28 capsules (84 pcs)