Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold
Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold
Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold provides an ideal dose of 20 important nutrients for mother including folic acid, iodine and vitamin D3, with supporting nutrients for baby.
With omega-3 DHA to support baby’s brain and nervous system development, it also contains a lower constipation iron which is gentle on the digestive system.
Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold provides 20 important nutrients in total including a daily dose of:
- 500 microgram of folic acid which, if taken daily for one month before conception and during pregnancy, may reduce the risk of having a child with spina bifida/neural tube defects
- 150 microgram of iodine for baby's brain and hearing development
- Lower constipation iron
- Odourless and concentrated fish oil, rich in DHA for baby's brain and nervous system development
The Blackmores difference
All nutrients are important during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The following provides additional information on some special nutrients important during pregnancy and breastfeeding, that are in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Gold.
Folic acid – According to guidelines in Australia* this product contains 500 micrograms of folic acid, as it is recommended that women of childbearing age take 400-500 μg of folic acid per day for at least one month before pregnancy and for the first 3 months of pregnancy.
*Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice, 8th edn. East Melbourne: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 2012.
Iodine - Requirement for iodine is increased during the whole pregnancy, especially the first 20 weeks.
Australian women are typically not receiving enough iodine. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends that pregnant and breast-feeding women take an iodine supplement containing 150 microgram* daily.
*NHMRC Public Statement: Iodine supplementation for pregnant and breastfeeding women. NHMRC, 2010.
Iron - Approximately one quarter of pregnant women report getting constipated when taking high doses of supplemental iron. That is why Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Gold contains a low-constipation, low-nausea, gentle on the tummy form of iron.
Omega-3 fatty acids - During pregnancy there can be an increased sensitivity to tastes, especially in the first trimester. Odourless fish oil means pregnant women can get the benefits of omega-3s without the fishy aftertaste.
Vitamin D - Vitamin D supports healthy foetal development. A review of nutrient intakes in pregnant Australian women suggested that dietary intakes were below recommended levels for vitamin D, while surveys of Australian neonates have shown approximately 40-57% of neonates have insufficient vitamin D levels
B group vitamins - Vitamins B2 and B12 support a healthy pregnancy by helping the body to use folic acid.
Adults – Take 2 capsules, once a day, or as professionally prescribed. Take with food.
- Always read the label
- Follow the directions for use
- Supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate
- Contains fish, sulfites and soya bean products
- Do not exceed the stated dose of folic acid. If you have had a baby with a neural tube defect / spina bifida, seek medical advice
- This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150 microgram for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded
- If you have any pre-existing conditions, or are on any medications always talk to your health professional before use
- Some products should be ceased at least two weeks before any elective surgery, please confirm with your health professional
Oblong, opaque brown capsule
|Active ingredients per capsule
|Concentrated omega-3 triglycerides fish
|containing omega-3 marine triglycerides
|Nicotinamide (vitamin B3)
|Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
|Calcium carbonate (calcium 50 mg)
|Iron (II) glycinate (iron 5 mg)
|Zinc oxide (zinc 5.5 mg)
|Heavy magnesium oxide (magnesium 35 mg)
|Selenomethionine (selenium 32.5 microgram)
|Chromium picolinate (chromium 15 microgram)
|Thiamine nitrate (vitamin B1)
|Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
|Calcium pantothenate (pantothenic acid, vitamin B5 2.5 mg)
|Pyridoxine hydrochloride (pyridoxine, vitamin B6 950 µg)
|Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)
|Colecalciferol (vitamin D 500 IU)
|d-alpha-Tocopherol (natural vitamin E 5.22 IU)
|Potassium iodide (iodine 75 microgram)
Always read the label and follow the directions for use. Use only as directed.
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