Pregnacare Plus Omega-3
Pregnacare Plus Omega-3 combines a comprehensive multivitamin with Omega-3 fatty acids providing 300mg DHA, which contributes to normal brain and eye development of the foetus. Pregnacare Tablets contain a careful formulation of 19 nutrients important for both mother and baby. Pregnacare has been carefully developed by experts so that all ingredient levels are within safe levels for pregnancy and are moderate rather than excessive. These include vitamin B12, plus vitamin D and folic acid at the exact level recommended for the development of the unborn baby.
• Provides recommended levels of 400µg folic acid and 10µg vitamin D.
• With 300mg DHA to contribute to normal foetal brain and eye development
• Iron and vitamins B6 & B12 to help contribute to normal red blood cell formation.
• Gluten free, No Lactose, Not tested on animals, Certified by the Friend of The Sea
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PREGNACARE PLUS Omega-3 | 28 Tablets + 28 Capsules
Nutritional support during pregnancy
Pregnacare Plus Omega-3 dual pack provides the original fully comprehensive multivitamin tablet, which delivers the essential nutrients for pregnancy including the recommended level of 400µg folic acid and 10 µg vitamin D as advised during pregnancy and breast-feeding, plus an additional Omega-3 capsule to provide a rich source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which contributes to normal brain and eye development of the fetus**.
Maintaining Maternal Health
During pregnancy, the growing fetus and placenta can increase certain maternal nutritional requirements. As it can be difficult to maintain this requirement through diet alone. Pregnacare is proud to work in partnership with the Royal College of Midwives to support the health of mothers and babies by raising awareness of the benefits of good nutrition.
Pregnacare multi-nutrient tablets with 400µg Folic Acid*
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 fetus.
Omega-3 capsules with 300mg DHA
The capsules contain high purity fish oil, which are a rich source of the important Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. DHA is especially important during pregnancy as it contributes to normal brain and eye development of the fetus**. One Pregnacare Omega-3 capsule per day provides 300 mg DHA, the exact level recommended by international experts in lipid nutrition*** for pregnant and lactating women, plus 60mg EPA.
The Pregnacare Plus Omega 3 capsule contains the purest pharmaceutical grade fish oil, certified for sustainability by Friend of the Sea. The capsules do not contain fish oil sourced from tuna, shark, marlin or swordfish. The UK FSA advises pregnant women, and women intending to become pregnant to avoid shark, marlin and swordfish and not to eat large amounts of tuna.
Vitamin D in Pregnancy
The UK Department of Health advises a supplement of 10µg vitamin D during pregnancy and breast-feeding, which is the exact amount found in Pregnacare.
Vitamin E in Pregnancy
Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Pregnacare contains a low recommended dietary intake of 4mg. This is present in the natural form which is better absorbed by the mother than synthetic vitamin E.
The Importance of Omega-3 fatty acids
Adults can obtain DHA and EPA indirectly through the conversion of the essential fatty acid alpha-linoleic 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 fetus 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.
Brain and eye development
DHA** is the predominant fatty acid in the central nervous system, found in the structural walls of brain cells. Amazingly, the fetal brain is made up of 60% fats of which 40% is DHA. There is a large increase in DHA uptake by the fetus and a corresponding increase in cerebral DHA content during the last trimester of pregnancy and the first post natal months.1,2 At birth the baby’s brain weight is about 70% of an adult’s brain weight; 15% of brain growth occurs during infancy and the pre-school years.
DHA is important throughout this period of development.3 DHA is found in even greater concentrations in the retina, where it contributes up to 60% of the fatty acid content.
Size/Form: 28 Tablets + 28 capsules (DHA Fish oil)
Directions: One tablet 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.
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.
* 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.
** 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.
†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 fetus.
• Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) maternal intake contributes to the normal brain development of the fetus 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 fetus and breastfed infants.
|Nutritional Info – Tablets|
|1 tablet contains:||%DV|
|Vitamin D (as D3 400 IU)||10 µg||200|
|Vitamin E||4 mg α-TE||33|
|Vitamin K||70 µg||*|
|Vitamin C||70 mg||88|
|Thiamin (Vitamin B1)||3 mg||273|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)||2 mg||143|
|Niacin (Vitamin B3)||20 mg NE||125|
|Vitamin B6||10 mg||714|
|Folic acid||400 µg||200|
|Vitamin B12||6 µg||240|
|Phantothenic Acid||6 mg||100|
|Betacarotene (Natural Source)||2 mg||*|
|Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Magnesium Oxide, Bulking Agent: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid [Carriers: Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose & Tartaric Acid]), Ferrous Fumarate, Tablet Coating (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Capric/Caprilic Triglycerides, Colours [Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides], Glycerin, Purified Talc), Zinc Sulphate, Anti-Caking Agents: Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid & Magnesium Stearate, Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Vitamin B6 (PyridoxineHCl), Betacarotene (Carriers: Starch, Water, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol), Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Salt), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin [Carriers: Maltodextrin, Trisodium Citrate, Citric Acid]), Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate) (from Soya), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol [Carriers: Acacia, Sucrose, Corn Starch, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol]), Thiamin (Vitamin B1 as Mononitrate), Riboflavin, Copper Sulphate, Folic Acid (as Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid), Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Sodium Selenate, Vitamin K (Vitamin K1 [Carriers: Acacia & Sucrose]).|
|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 one tablet, one time daily, with a main meal.
Pregnacare Plus Omega-3FAQ
Q: Why has Pregnacare Plus been developed?
A: During pregnancy, your baby is 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 an Omega-3 capsule to provide a rich source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). DHA contributes to normal brain and eye development in the foetus**. Pregnacare Plus contains the exact level recommended by international experts in lipid nutrition*** for pregnant and lactating women, plus 60mg EPA
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 Plus?
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: When is Pregnacare Plus recommended?
A: Pregnacare Plus is recommended as soon as you start trying to conceive to help safeguard your nutritional needs before you find you are pregnant and throughout the whole of your pregnancy. Pregnacare Plus can be used for as long as required, and can be started at any point during pregnancy.
Q: Can Pregnacare Plus be used alongside medicines?
A: 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 (blood thinners) do not take Pregnacare Plus except on the advice of a doctor.
Q: What do I need to know before starting to use Pregnacare Plus?
A: 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 and throughout all of pregnancy. Pregnacare Plus is a multivitamin 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.
28 tablets + 28 capsules