Pregnacare Original provides a careful formulation of 19 essential vitamins and minerals with specific nutrients that play an important role during pregnancy. It includes 400mcg of folic acid, which contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. A supplemental folic acid daily intake of 400mcg increases maternal folate status. Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus*. It also includes 10mcg vitamin D, as the UK Department of Health advises a supplement of 10mcg vitamin D during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Each pack contains 30 one-a-day tablets.
Pregnacare Original Liquid
New Pregnacare Original Liquid is an ideal alternative to tablets; a great tasting orange flavour liquid that is gentle on the stomach. The comprehensive formulation provides 18 vitamins and minerals including 400mcg of folic acid and 10mcg vitamin D, the exact daily levels as advised by the UK Department of Health during pregnancy and breast-feeding. It also includes vitamin B12, iron and zinc. Take two 5ml teaspoonfuls daily, each bottle provides 20 daily doses.
Pregnacare Plus combines Pregnacare Original tablets with an Omega-3 capsule providing 300mg of DHA which contributes to the normal brain and eye development of the foetus**. Each pack contains 28 days’ supply (one tablet and one capsule per day).
Pregnacare Max is the ultimate pregnancy support in the Pregnacare range. It contains the recommended 10mcg of vitamin D and 400mcg of folic acid (which) incorporating the advanced form called L-Methylfolate, which contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. Pregnacare Max includes 500mg calcium to help maintain normal bones and teeth, plus a high purity Omega-3 capsule providing 300mg of DHA which contributes to the normal brain and eye development of the foetus**. It also contains other nutrients including inositol and l-arginine. Each pack contains 28 days’ supply (two tablets and one capsule per day).
*This product is intended for women of child bearing age and the beneficial effect is obtained with a supplemental folic acid daily intake of 400 mcg for at least one month before and up to three months after conception. **A daily intake of 200mg DHA is required in addition to the recommended daily intake of 250mg DHA/EPA for adults.
The Pregnacare range includes Pregnacare Conception and Pregnacare His & Her Conception to provide nutritional support when trying for a baby. For nutritional support throughout pregnancy there is Pregnacare Original, Liquid Original, Plus and Max. Additionally, the range also includes Pregnacare Stretch Cream and Stretch Mark Lotion to help protect stretching and contracting skin. For postnatal health there is Pregnacare Breast-feeding and New Mum.