One capsule of Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Formula provides: 200mcg of folic acid whic may help reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and/or spinal cord (spina bifida)
DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, which is present in breast milk and is particularly important for children's brain and visual development
Iron for red blood cell formation and oxygen transport
Calcium for strong bone development and maintenance
Iodine which is important for baby s normal mental development.
Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Formula provides folate which is recommended one month prior to conception for all women planning pregnancy. This should continue through the first 3 months of pregnancy. In the early stages of pregnancy, folate plays a vital role in the prevention of brain and spinal cord defects such as spina bifida.
Recent research has shown that omega-3 long chain fatty acids are essential for babies health. DHA - the main long chain fatty acid in breast milk and also present in tuna oil - is particularly important for the normal function of the brain and nerves and for development of normal eyesight.
Active Ingredients Per Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Formula capsule
Omega-3 Fish oil - natural (tuna oil) 500 mg ,containing omega-3 marine triglycerides 160mg as: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 125mg ,Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 25mg
9 Vitamins .Vitamin B1 (Thiamine nitrate) 500 mcg , Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 750 mcg
Nicotinamide 7.5 mg ,Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride) 750 mcg ,Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 1.5 mcg ,Folic acid 200 mcg ,Vitamin E (d-alpha-Tocopherol 3.5 mg) 5.2 IU ,Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 30 mg
Mixed carotenoids 2.88mg ,(as Dunaliella salina (natural source) extract equiv. to fresh cell 72mg) 6 Minerals.Calcium* 59mg ,Phosphorus* 45.6mg ,*(as calcium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous 200mg) ,Magnesium 30mg (as magnesium oxide - heavy 49.8mg) Iron 5mg (as ferrous fumarate 15.7mg) ,Zinc 8mg ,(as zinc sulfate monohydrate 22.2mg)
Iodine 75mcg (as potassium iodide 98mcg) .
Adults - Take one Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Formula capsule daily with a meal, or as professionally prescribed.
If taking tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics, biphosphonates (osteoporosis drugs), thyroid hormone, methyldopa, carbidopa or levodopa or penicillamine separate doses by at least 2 hours.
Calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron may decrease absorption and efficacy of these medications.
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