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Pregnacare Max

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Specially formulated by experts to be our most optimal and comprehensive pregnancy supplement - ideal for mums-to-be who want the maximum nutritional support during pregnancy. Pregnacare is also the UK’s No.1 pregnancy supplement brand.
  • An advanced and trusted source of important nutrients such as L-methylfolate (an advanced form of folic acid), vitamin D, omega-3 DHA and other essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Provides levels of calcium to help maintain normal bones and teeth.
Over 20 Nutrients, including:
Folic Acid

Contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy

Vitamin D

Vitamin D has a role in the process of cell division


Specifically formulated with an ideal, moderate level of iron


Needed for normal growth and development of bone in children


Contributes to normal production of thyroid hormones and function

Omega-3 DHA

Maternal intake contributes to normal foetal brain & eye development

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Pregnacare Max Formula

Pregnacare® vitamin & mineral tablets with calcium plus Omega-3 capsules

Nutritional Information Average per 2 tablets % EC NRV*

N-Acetyl Cysteine

50 mg



100 mg



100 mg


Betacarotene (Natural Source)

2 mg


Vitamin D (as D3 400 IU)

10 µg


4 mg α-TE


70 µg


80 mg


Thiamin (Vitamin B1)

5 mg


Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

2 mg


Niacin (Vitamin B3)

20 mg NE


Vitamin B6

10 mg


400 µg


Amount provided by:


200 µg

Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid

200 µg

9 µg


150 µg


Pantothenic Acid

6 mg


500 mg



150 mg


17 mg


15 mg



1000 µg



0.5 mg


55 µg



150 µg


*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value, µg = microgram
mg = milligram, IU = International Units.


Tablet Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Maltodextrin, Bulking Agent: Microcrystalline Cellulose, L-Arginine, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Tablet Coating (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Colours: [Calcium Carbonate, Iron Oxide Yellow & Copper Chlorophyllin (Natural Source)], Polydextrose, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Glycerin), Inositol, Anti-Caking Agents: Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid & Magnesium Stearate, N-Acetyl Cysteine, Ferrous Fumarate, Zinc Sulphate, Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin), Betacarotene (Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin (Vitamin B1 as Mononitrate), Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Salt), Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate (from Soya), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol), Copper Sulphate, Riboflavin, Vitamin K (Vitamin K1), Manganese Sulphate, Folic Acid (as Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid & Calcium-L-Methylfolate), Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Sodium Selenate.

Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.

Nutritional Information Average per capsule % EC NRV

600 mg


DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)

300 mg


EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)

60 mg


*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value,
mg = milligram.


Capsule Ingredients: Omega-3 Fish Oil (Docosahexaenoic Acid Concentrate) (from Fish), Capsule Shell: Pharmaceutical Grade Gelatin (Halal Bovine Source), Glycerin & Natural Flavour Lemon Oil.

Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.



Swallow each with a cold drink and take with a main meal. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed recommended intake. Pregnacare tablets and capsules should only be taken on a full stomach. You can start taking Pregnacare® Max at any point during pregnancy.

This comprehensive formula replaces other Pregnacare® multivitamins. There is no need to take an additional multivitamin.

  • Free from artificial colours, preservatives, lactose and yeast. Gluten free
  • Pregnacare is not tested on animals

For Allergy Advice and other usage information see Nutritional Information

Pregnacare Max FAQ

Why has Pregnacare Max been developed?

Pregnacare Max has been developed for mums-to-be who want maximum nutritional support from Pregnacare. This advanced formula helps to safeguard daily intake of nutrients important during pregnancy. It provides 400μg folic acid, incorporating the special, readily bioavailable form L-Methylfolate, together with other essential vitamins and minerals, including 10μg vitamin D, 500mg calcium, plus 300mg DHA.

It is important to follow the directions and take the recommended two MAX tablets per day, to ensure that you obtain the recommended level of 400μg folate (folic acid).

What is the difference between Pregnacare Max and Pregnacare Plus?

Pregnacare Max is the 'next generation formula' for maximum support throughout pregnancy. With L-Methylfolate, a specially efficient form of folic acid, making this the ultimate formula in the Pregnacare range. Pregnacare Max also includes 500mg calcium with supporting nutrients, vitamin D3 and magnesium.

Why are Omega-3 fatty acids important?

Adults can obtain DHA and EPA indirectly through the conversion of the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), present in vegetable oils such as linseed but this process is very inefficient. Fish oils provide a much more reliable, direct source of DHA and EPA. The foetus and infant in early life need to receive these fatty acids directly as they only have a limited capability to convert essential fatty acids to more active long chain fatty acids such as DHA. These fatty acids are especially important during pregnancy as maternal intake contributes to the normal foetal brain and eye development**

How pure is the fish oil in Pregnacare Max?

What the mother consumes has the potential to be passed on to the developing child, therefore only the purest pharmaceutical grade fish oil produced in Norway, has been used in Pregnacare Max capsules. To ensure maximum benefit the oil is carefully concentrated to increase its DHA and EPA content and further purified. Each batch is rigorously tested, certified, and fully compliant with stringent EC and WHO rules on environmental pollutants.

Can I use Pregnacare Max during Breast-feeding?

Pregnacare Max is suitable to use throughout pregnancy, however, we would recommend using our Pregnacare Breast-feeding supplement which has been carefully formulated for postnatal wellbeing. Pregnacare Breast-feeding formula includes higher levels of calcium to help safeguard mums nutrition.

Can Pregnacare Max be used alongside medicines?

As a general rule, Pregnacare Max can be taken alongside medications because it contains only moderate levels of vitamins and minerals. However, if you are already taking prescribed supplements or medications, seek advice from your doctor or health professional first. As Pregnacare Max contains vitamin K, if you are taking oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) do not take Pregnacare Max except on the advice of a doctor.

How many tablets and capsules does one pack of Pregnacare Max contain?

Pregnacare Max contains 56 prenatal micronutrient tablets and 28 Omega-3 DHA capsules. It is recommended to take 2 tablets and one capsule per day.

Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Pregnacare Max?

Pregnacare Max has no known side-effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended tablet and capsule intake. In case of overdose, seek medical advice immediately.

Need help swallowing a tablet or capsule?

Difficulty in swallowing tablets and capsules is quite a common experience. Vitabiotics have researched this extensively and recommend after chewing some food (e.g. banana), just before you swallow, pop it into your mouth and swallow it together with the chewed food, followed by some liquid. The throat opens up wider to swallow the chewed food and so it should go down with greater ease. Alternatively, it may be swallowed with thicker liquids such as yoghurts or smoothies.

Is Pregnacare Max suitable for vegetarians?

No, Pregnacare Max is not suitable for vegetarians as it contains fish oil in a pharmaceutical grade gelatin capsule. Adults can obtain DHA and EPA indirectly through the conversion of the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), present in vegetable oils such as linseed but this process is very inefficient. Pregnacare Max contains fish oil as it provides a much more reliable, direct source of DHA and EPA.

What Are The Nutrients Included?  

The key nutrients found in our Pregnacare Max product includes Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, Folic Acid, L-Methylfolate, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Omega-3 DHA, L-Arginine and Inositol.To see the full list of ingredients for this product please click on the nutritional information tab found on this listing.

Some Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) levels are above 100%. Is this safe during pregnancy?

NRV levels are calculated to help prevent the most basic vitamin and mineral deficiency states. The levels contained in Pregnacare Max are specific to normal requirements in pregnancy. This is why some levels of nutrients in Pregnacare Max are higher than the NRV (e.g. folic acid, the recommended level is 200% NRV). Importantly, all levels are safe for pregnancy and well within upper safety guidelines for daily self-supplementation.

Does Pregnacare Max contain Vitamin A (retinol), because excess may be harmful during pregnancy?

Pregnacare Max does not contain any vitamin A either in the multivitamin tablet or the special fish oil DHA capsule. The multivitamin tablet has been carefully formulated specially for pregnancy to contain a moderate (non-excessive) level of betacarotene instead of vitamin A. Betacarotene (pro-retinol) is converted into vitamin A naturally by body as required, and is safe and suitable for pregnancy. The Omega 3 capsule in Pregnacare Max is produced from fish oils that are certified free from Vitamin A and therefore safe to take throughout pregnancy.

I have been recommended by my midwife/G.P. to take a supplement containing 400µg of folic acid per day, only for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Is it safe to take a supplement containing folic acid (like Pregnacare Max), after this time?

It is perfectly safe to take 400µg of folic acid per day throughout the whole of pregnancy. The U.K. Department of Health's Chief Medical Officer recommends that women planning a pregnancy should take a supplement containing 400µg folic acid daily, from the start of trying to conceive until the 12th week of pregnancy. Folic acid is vital during this period for the normal, healthy development of your baby's neural tube. However, folic acid can be taken throughout pregnancy, not just up to the 12th week of pregnancy and Pregnacare Max gives the advantage of not only providing folic acid, but other essential nutrients as well.

If flour in the UK is fortified with folic acid, do I still need to take an additional folic acid supplement before and during pregnancy?

Yes, you will still need to take a supplement as fortification is only to improve the folic acid contribution from the normal diet. The government announced in September 2021 the good news that folic acid will be added to UK white flour in the future (the new rules will exclude gluten-free and wholemeal flour). This is to help increase the amount of folic acid in maternal diets, as low folic acid status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects (NTDs), such as spina bifida. This will, however, not replace the need for mums-to-be to take a folic acid supplement, as the UK Department of Health continues to recommend that all women trying to conceive until the 12th week of pregnancy should take a daily supplement containing 400µg folic acid.

What happens if I forget to take my Pregnacare Max and miss a day?

A regular intake is recommended, but don’t worry, this will not have done any harm. Simply take Pregnacare Max on the next day when you remember, and take as directed. You should not take more than the recommended amount on subsequent days to make up for any day(s) that you have missed. Whilst it is important to take a supplement every day, if you miss one day this is fine because the beneficial effects of the vitamins and minerals build over time.

How to subscribe to Pregnacare Max?

Each Pregnacare Max pack contains 28 days supply (4 weeks). We recommend subscribing to 1 pack every 4 weeks.

 When you’re a parent or about to become one, you know nothing less than the best will do. Pregnacare Max is our ultimate pregnancy supplement which includes L-Methylfolate, an advanced form of folic acid, and calcium. It also provides a high-purity Omega-3 capsule with 300mg DHA for normal foetal brain and eye development.

When you’re a parent or about to become one, you know nothing less than the best will do. Pregnacare Max is our ultimate pregnancy supplement which includes L-Methylfolate, an advanced form of folic acid, and calcium. It also provides a high-purity Omega-3 capsule with 300mg DHA for normal foetal brain and eye development.

Certified by Friend of the Sea

No artificial colours or preservatives

Gluten Free

No yeast or lactose

Pregnacare is not tested on animals

Number 1

The UK's No.1 Pregnancy Supplement Brand

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Government Recommendation
This product contains 400µg of folic acid
The UK Dep. of Health recommends all women planning a baby should take a supplement containing 400µg of folic acid, the exact amount contained in Pregnacare Max. It is recommended that 400µg of folic acid be taken from the start of trying to conceive until the 12th week of pregnancy.
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Pregnacare includes essential Iodine
As widely reported, a study published in The Lancet, reveals that Iodine intake is essential in pregnancy. Pregnacare has always included a sensible, balanced level of essential Iodine. - Published online May 22, 2013

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