Pregnacare Original
Pregnacare Original

Pregnacare Original

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Trusted by mums for generations, Pregnacare Original is an ideal tried and tested way to safeguard the diet you and your little one depend on.

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Trusted by mums for generations, Pregnacare Original is an ideal tried and tested way to safeguard the diet you and your little one depend on.

  • 19 important nutrients, specially formulated by experts for during pregnancy
  • Includes 400µg Folic Acid and 10µg Vitamin D
  • Folic acid contributes to maternal tissue growth
  • The UK’s No.1 pregnancy supplement brand

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19 Vitamins and Minerals, including
Folic Acid

Contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy

Zinc

Which contributes to normal fertility and reproduction

Vitamin D

Vitamin D has a role in the process of cell division

Magnesium, Iron and Niacin

Contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

Vitamin B2 & B12

Contribute to maintenance of normal red blood cell formation

Vitamin B1 & B6

Contribute to normal energy release

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Pregnacare Original Formula

Vitamin & mineral tablets for pregnancy.

Nutritional Information Average per tablet % EC NRV*

Vitamin D (as D3 400 IU)

10 µg

200

Vitamin E

4 mg α-TE

33

Vitamin K

70 µg

93

Vitamin C

70 mg

88

Thiamin (Vitamin B1)

3 mg

273

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

2 mg

143

Niacin (Vitamin B3)

20 mg NE

125

Vitamin B6

10 mg

714

Folic Acid

400 µg

200

Vitamin B12

6 µg

240

Biotin

150 µg

300

Pantothenic Acid

6 mg

100

Magnesium

150 mg

40

Iron

17 mg

121

Zinc

15 mg

150

Copper

1000 µg

100

Selenium

30 µg

55

Iodine

150 µg

100

Betacarotene (Natural Source)

2 mg

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

Ingredients

Maltodextrin, Magnesium Oxide, Bulking Agent: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid [Carriers: Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose & Tartaric Acid]), Ferrous Fumarate, Tablet Coating (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Capric/Caprilic Triglycerides, Natural Source Colours [Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides], Glycerin, Purified Talc), Zinc Sulphate, Anti-Caking Agents: Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid & Magnesium Stearate, Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl), Betacarotene (Carriers: Starch, Water, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol), Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Salt), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin [Carriers: Maltodextrin, Trisodium Citrate, Citric Acid]), Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate) (from Soya), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol [Carriers: Acacia, Sucrose, Corn Starch, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol]), Thiamin (Vitamin B1 as Mononitrate), Riboflavin, Copper Sulphate, Vitamin K (Vitamin K1 [Carriers: Acacia & Sucrose]), Folic Acid (as Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid), Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Sodium Selenate. Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.

Directions

TAKE ONE TABLET PER DAY WITH YOUR MAIN MEAL

Swallow with water or a cold drink. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed the recommended intake. To be taken on a full stomach. You can take Pregnacare during all stages of your pregnancy. This comprehensive formula replaces other Pregnacare multivitamins. There is no need to take an additional multivitamin.

  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Free from preservatives, artificial colours, yeast and gelatin
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • Pregnacare is not tested on animals

Food Supplement

Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. As with other food supplements, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using if you are under medical supervision, have epilepsy, a thyroid condition, haemochromatosis, suffer from food allergies, or are allergic to any of the ingredients.

Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold. Made in a site that may handle nuts.

As Pregnacare contains vitamin K, if you are taking oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) do not take Pregnacare except on the advice of a doctor. This product contains iron, which if taken in excess, may be harmful to very young children

Store below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.

Pregnacare Original FAQ

Why has Pregnacare been developed?

During pregnancy, your baby is totally reliant on what you eat as their only source of nourishment. So even with a good diet, extra specific nutrients may be very important around the time of pregnancy. Pregnacare has been specially formulated so mothers-to-be can safeguard their extra dietary requirement without confusion about which supplements to take. Pregnacare contains a careful combination of 19 vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12 and folic acid.

When is Pregnacare recommended?

Pregnacare is recommended as soon as you start trying to conceive to help safeguard your nutritional needs before you find you are pregnant; throughout the whole of your pregnancy and also whilst breast-feeding when extra demands are placed on your body. Pregnacare can be used for as long as required and can be started at any point during pregnancy.

What do I need to know before starting to use Pregnacare?

As a general rule, Pregnacare 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 contains vitamin K, if you are taking oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) do not take Pregnacare except on the advice of a doctor.

How many tablets does one pack of Pregnacare contain?

Pregnacare is available in 30 tablet (1 month's supply) and 90 tablet (3 month's supply) packs. It is recommended to take one tablet per day.

How and when should Pregnacare be used?

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.

Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Pregnacare?

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

What are the active ingredients?

Please see nutritional information

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 are specific to normal requirements in pregnancy. This is why some levels of nutrients in Pregnacare 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 contain Vitamin A (retinol), because excess may be harmful during pregnancy?

Pregnacare does not contain any vitamin A in the multivitamin tablet which has been carefully formulated specially for pregnancy to contain a moderate (non-excessive) level of betacarotene (provided as natural mixed carotenoids) instead of vitamin A. Betacarotene (pro-retinol) is converted into vitamin A naturally by the body as required, it is safe and suitable for 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 ), 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 plays a role in the process of cell division and contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. Folic acid on its own or within Pregnacare may therefore be taken throughout pregnancy. Pregnacare gives the advantage of not only providing folic acid, but other essential nutrients as well.

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

A regular intake is recommended, but don’t worry, this will not have done any harm. Simply take Pregnacare 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.

Difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules is fairly common - do you have any advice?

Difficulty in swallowing tablets is quite a common experience. Vitabiotics have researched this extensively, trying different methods and hope that our tips will help you swallow tablets with ease.

The usual advice for those who have difficulty in swallowing tablets, is to break the tablets into 2-3 pieces, before swallowing with plenty of liquid. For capsules (which contain liquid), and in cases where people have more difficulty in swallowing tablets we recommend after chewing some food (e.g. banana), just before you swallow, pop the tablet into your mouth and swallow it together with the chewed food, followed by some liquid. The throat opens up wider automatically to swallow the chewed food and hence the tablet should go down with greater ease. Alternatively the tablets or capsules may be swallowed with thicker liquids such as yoghurts or smoothies. We hope these tips are of help.

How to subscribe to Pregnacare Original 30 tablets pack?

Each Pregnacare Original 30 tablets pack contains 30 days supply (1 month). We recommend subscribing to 1 pack every 1 month.

How to subscribe to Pregnacare Original 90 tablets pack?

Each Pregnacare Original 90 tablets pack contains 90 days supply (3 months). We recommend subscribing to 1 pack every 3 months.

From the very first pregnancy test to their very first breath, Pregnacare Original has been trusted for over 30 years. A scientifically developed formulation, that puts years of research on pregnancy and nutrition in a single tablet

Vegetarian

Gluten Free

No artificial colours

Pregnacare is not tested on animals

No Yeast

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clinical trial
Pregnacare Original tablets shown to benefit pregnant mums and babies
Carried out by the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition at LMU and Homerton University Hospital, and widely reported in the UK national press, the groundbreaking study investigated the effect of multiple-micronutrient supplementation on maternal nutrient status, infant birth weight and gestational age at birth. British Journal of Nutrition (2010), 104, 437-445.
Studies
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. - www.thelancet.com Published online May 22, 2013
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