Preparing for Pregnancy May 20 2020

Starting a family can be an exciting journey, but sometimes a little overwhelming too.  Despite your best efforts, it can be difficult to adequately meet your body’s increased nutritional needs through diet alone during this time.

Whether you are trying to conceive, already pregnant or breastfeeding, Elevit with Iodine can help meet your increased nutritional needs. Taken once daily, this small tablet contains the key vitamins and minerals essential for supporting the healthy development of your baby, including:

Folic Acid (Vitamin B9/Folate)- 800mcg

A woman’s nutritional folate status can play an important role in neural tube development, which forms your baby’s brain and spinal cord, essential to their central nervous system. 

Iodine- 250mcg

Iodine is an essential nutrient for growth and normal development of your baby’s brain.

Elemental Iron- 60mg

Iron is a mineral needed for the formation of red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body.  Your body requires more iron while pregnant due to the rise in maternal blood volume and growth of the foetus and placenta.

Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide)- 19mg

This meets the National Health and Medical Research Council's (NHMRC) current recommended daily intake for pregnant women in New Zealand.

Elevit also contains additional vitamins and minerals to help support your baby’s development.  Building a higher level of nutrients in your body can take time, which is why it is important to begin taking Elevit daily at least 1 month before you start trying to get pregnant. 

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The information on this page is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease. The information provided does not replace the individual advice and consultation of a doctor or pharmacist.