Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold

Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold

Supporting mother & baby during pregnancy & breast-feeding.

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Overview

IMPROVED Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold provides a daily dose of 20 important nutrients for mother and baby including folic acid, iodine, DHA and vitamin D3. With a low-constipation iron. Now in a smaller capsule. Halal Certified.

Why use

Provides 20 important nutrients in total including a daily dose of:
  • Low-constipation, low-nausea iron
  • 720 IU of vitamin D3
  • 500 µg of folic acid to support healthy development of baby's nervous system - especially during the early stages of pregnancy
  • 150 µg of iodine for baby's brain, visual motor skills and hearing development
  • Odourless and concentrated fish oil, rich in DHA for baby's brain, eyesight and nervous system development
  • Now in a smaller capsule

The Blackmores difference

When pregnant, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is more important than ever.

A healthy diet and lifestyle optimises a mother’s wellbeing and that of her baby, and also helps prepare a mother for labour.

All nutrients are important during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The following provides additional information on some nutrients important during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Iron - Pregnant women and new mums commonly feel fatigued. Healthy iron levels are important in pregnancy to help support energy levels. Iron is necessary for formation of haemoglobin in red blood cells, which transports oxygen to the tissues.

Many New Zealand women of reproductive age have dietary intakes of iron below the RDI. Low iron levels are common during times of increased iron requirement due to growth and increased blood volume, such as pregnancy. However, approximately one quarter of pregnant women report getting constipated when taking high doses of supplemental iron. 

Why the bisglycinate form of iron?
Iron bisglycinate is a low constipation, low nausea form of iron that is well tolerated and gentle on the digestive system. This form of iron has been shown to be more bioavailable than some other forms of iron including ferrous sulphate, when taken with food.

Iodine - Iodine is essential for the production of thyroid hormones, which in turn, are critical for the development of baby’s brain, visual motor skills and hearing. Iodine supports the development of normal intelligence and IQ. Requirement for iodine is increased during the whole pregnancy, especially the first 20 weeks.

In New Zealand, widespread iodine deficiency has led the Ministry of Health to recommend iodine supplementation of 150ug to pregnant and breastfeeding women

Folic acid – Folic acid (also known as folate) plays a role in the synthesis of genetic material (DNA and RNA), and is required for cellular division. Foetal cells undergo constant cell division, so women require increased levels of folate during pregnancy, and especially in the early days after conception, which are critical for the healthy development of baby’s nervous system 

In the early weeks of foetal development, folic acid plays an essential role in the formation and closure of the neural tube which becomes the brain and spinal cord.

Omega-3 fatty acids - Fish oil is a natural source of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA. DHA is essential for normal development of the baby’s brain, nervous system and eyesight. DHA supports more sound sleep in newborns. 

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. 

B group vitamins - B vitamins support cellular energy production, with vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B5 all involved in cellular energy production. Vitamins B2 and B12 help the body use folic acid.

Vitamin D - Vitamin D supports the development of healthy bones and teeth. 

A systematic review of nutrient intakes in pregnant New Zealand women found intakes were below recommended levels for vitamin D3, while surveys of New Zealand populations have shown approximately 40-57% of neonates have insufficient vitamin D levels and that breastfed infants are at an increased risk of vitamin D insufficiency. Breast-feeding remains the natural way to provide nutrients to babies and contributes to optimal short and long term health for mother and baby.

Zinc, vitamins C & D and betacarotene for immune health support.


Active ingredients per capsule

Fish oil

containing omega-3 marine triglycerides 150 mg as: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 125 mg Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 25 mg

Nicotinamide

Also called niacin; nicotinamide (vitamin B3) is a water-soluble nutrient involved in energy production and carbohydrate metabolism. Legumes, peanuts, wheat bran, and fish are all sources of vitamin B3.

Vitamin C

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a water-soluble antioxidant nutrient involved in many biological processes in the body. Vitamin C is found in a number of fruits and vegetables, great sources are capsicums, blackcurrants, oranges and strawberries.

Calcium carbonate
(calcium 50 mg)

125 mg

Biotin

Biotin is a water-soluble nutrient belonging to the B group vitamins. Food sources of biotin include cheese, cauliflower and eggs.

Iron

Iron is an essential mineral and an important component of proteins, such as haemoglobin, involved in oxygen transport and metabolism. Iron containing foods include lean red meat, poultry, fish, oysters, dried fruit, legumes, beetroot, whole grains and tofu.

Zinc

Zinc is an essential trace element that plays a role in every living cell in the body. There are also around 300 enzymes that need zinc for healthy function. Zinc containing foods include meat, eggs, seafood- especially oysters, whole grains and seeds.

Magnesium oxide-heavy (magnesium 35 mg)

58.1 mg

Selenium

Selenium is a trace element that acts a cofactor of antioxidant enzymes. Selenium makes it's way into the food chain through incorporation into plants from soil, leading to a variation in the amount of selenium in human adults around the world depending on the selenium content of the soils and crops in different locations. Selenium food sources include brewer's yeast, wheat germ, fish, seafood, Brazil nuts and garlic.

Chromium

Chromium is an essential trace mineral needed for carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism. Chromium is found in brewer's yeast, wholegrain breads and cereals, cheese, eggs, bananas, spinach and mushrooms.

Vitamin B1

Thiamine (vitamin B1) is a water-soluble nutrient required for converting carbohydrates into energy. Food sources include whole grains, beans, nuts, sunflower seeds, pork and beef.

Vitamin B2

Riboflavin (vitamijn B2) is a water-soluble vitamin involved in ATP production and the metabolism of many of the other B group vitamins. Food sources include almonds, mushrooms and wild rice. Vitamin B2 supplements may change urine colour to bright yellow.This is harmless and temporary.

Vitamin B5

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is involved in the metaboloism of fats and carbohydrates for energy production. Vitamin B5 is found in sunflower seeds, peas, beans (except green beans), poultry and whole grains.

Vitamin B6

Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6) is a water-soluble nutrient involved in the production of proteins, neurotransmitters and haemoblobin. Whole grains, legumes, bananas, seeds, nuts and potatoes are good sources of vitamin B6.

Vitamin B12

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) is an essential water-soluble nutrient needed for protein and DNA synthesis, folate metabolism, and red blood cell production. Food sources of vitamin B12 include egg yolk, fish, beef, milk and cheese.

Vitamin D

Cholecalciferol (vitamin D) is a fat-soluble nutrient that is manufactured in the skin through the action of sunlight. Vitamin D regulates calcium and phosphate metabolism which is important in the maintainence of bone health.

Folic acid

A water-soluble B group vitamin, folate is involved in the synthesis of DNA and RNA and the activation of vitamin B12 into it's active form. Folic acid is found in fresh green leafy vegetables, broccoli, mushrooms, legumes, nuts and fortified cereals.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient that exists in 8 different isomers (forms) of vitamin E alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol; and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol. It's main action is as an antioxidant which is responsible for many of it's functions in the body. Vitamin E is found in cold-pressed vegetable oils, nuts and seeds.

Iodine

Iodine is an essential trace element and is an integral part of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine, required for normal growth and metabolism. An adequate intake of iodine is particularly important for pregnant and breastfeeding women when infants are entirely dependent on their mother's intake of iodine for normal growth and brain development. Foods containing iodine include seawater fish, shellfish, seaweeds and iodised salt.

Betacarotene

Betacarotene is a fat soluble antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables- particularly carrots. Also called provitamin A, betacarotene is converted into vitamin A in the body.

Dosage

Adults – Take 2 capsules a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.

Contraindications and cautions

  • If you have had a baby with a neural tube defect you should seek specific medical advice
  • Consult your healthcare professional before use if suffering from a thyroid condition
  • Always read the label. Use only as directed
  • Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet
  • Drink plenty of water

Medicine interactions

This product may interfere with certain other medications you may be taking. Click here to learn more.


Physical description

Oblong, opaque brown capsule
Always read the label. Use only as directed.