Pregnacare® is the most popular and trusted prenatal supplement by mums to safeguard the diet of those who are planning for pregnancy or are already pregnant.
A scientifically developed formulation of 19 important vitamins and minerals, Pregnacare® contains vitamin B12 and folic acid at exactly the level recommended by the Department of Health.
Pregnacare® has been carefully developed by experts so that all ingredient levels are within safe levels for pregnancy and are moderate rather than excessive.
The Department of Health recommends women planning a baby should take a supplement containing 400mcg of folic acid from the start of trying to conceive until the 12th week of pregnancy.
This is the exact amount of folic acid contained in Pregnacare®.
Folic Acid is also beneficial beyond 12 weeks as it contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy.
Many studies show the importance of ensuring the correct intake of various vitamins and minerals throughout the entire pregnancy and as part of an aftercare plan.
Pregnacare® provides a range of nutrients for overall support, all at sensible, carefully balanced levels.
Unlike many prenatal iron supplements, Pregnacare® has been specifically formulated with an ideal, moderate level of iron.
High levels of iron are not recommended unless there is a particular requirement as identified by your healthcare professional.
Pregnacare® is recommended before conception to build up the stores of nutrients such as iron in women who are trying for a baby.
Good nutrition is important to help prepare a woman's body for the additional demands placed on it during pregnancy.
Certain nutrients, like folic acid, vitamin B12 and zinc are also of particular importance from the very first moment of conception.
Zinc contributes to normal fertility and reproduction whilst vitamin B12 contributes to normal red blood cell formation and also has a role in the process of cell division.
Good nutritional intake is vital throughout pregnancy, not just the first 12 weeks.
Pregnacare provides essential nutrients throughout pregnancy including folic acid which plays an important role during the full nine months, such as contributing to normal blood formation.
You can start taking Pregnacare at any point during pregnancy.
Pregnacare® contains the following active ingredients per tablet: Vitamin D (400 IU) 10 mcg; Vitamin E 4 mg; Vitamin C 70 mg; Vitamin B1 3 mg; Vitamin B2 2 mg; Niacin 20 mg; Vitamin B6 10 mg; Folic Acid 400 mcg; Vitamin B12 6 mcg; Natural Mixed Carotenoids 2 mg; Vitamin K 70 mcg; Iron 17 mg; Selenium 30 mcg; Magnesium 150 mg; Zinc 15 mg; Iodine 140 mcg; Copper 1000mcg; Pantothenic Acid 6mg; Biotin 150mcg. Pregnacare® is free from artificial colourings, gluten, preservatives and yeast. Pregnacare® is not tested on animals.
One tablet per day is recommended with or immediately after your main meal, with water or a cold drink. Taking the tablet with a large meal maximises the absorption of the nutrients, and can reduce nausea which is sometimes experienced if multivitamins are taken on an empty stomach. Pregnacare® should only be taken on a full stomach. Always ensure that Pregnacare® is taken with plenty of liquid to wash down the tablet. We do not recommend chewing the tablets because they have not been formulated as chewable preparations. Chewable tablets usually include flavourings, sweeteners and/or added ingredients to help break the tablet up in the mouth. Pregnacare® tablets are suitable for vegetarians.