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Nutritional Insurance for Mom & Baby
  • 500 mg of DHA to support healthy brain and eye function development*
  • 1,000 mcg of folic acid to support healthy fetal development*
  • 600 mg of bone-strengthening calcium*
  • 400 IU of vitamin D-3 to enhance calcium absorption*
  • Iron to support increased blood volume*
Women's Prenatal Formula with DHAGNC Prenatal Formula with DHA is a premium multivitamin that provides nutritional support for both mother and baby before, during and after pregnancy. Pregnancy is a special time in a woman's life and an important time to be mindful not only of your individual nutritional needs of your baby as well. Maternal nutrition before and during pregnancy affects both your well-being and your infants growth. As your baby develops through the early phases of life, your nutritional needs will also increase. After delivery, you need an adequate diet rich in essential nutrients such as calcium and folic acid to support nursing and replace depleted nutrient stores. This delicately blended multivitamin with DHA offers supplemental nutritional support for both you and your baby.Nutritional Support
  • Supplies a balanced nutritional blend combining vitamins, mineral and antioxidants to supplement a healthy diet. Emerging research suggests that antioxidants can help protect the body from harmful free radicals that can destroy healthy cells.*
DHA
  • Features 500 mg of DHA, an important omega-3 fatty acid. DHA plays a vital role in supporting the healthy development of a fetus brain, eyes, and nervous system.
Folic Acid
  • Provides 1,000 mcg of folic acid, critical during the earliest weeks of pregnancy when a baby's organs are forming. Adequate intake of folic acid in a healthy diet before and during early pregnancy may reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and spinal cord. Folic acid is also required for cell growth and DNA formation.*
Calcium & Bone Health
  • Features 600 mg of bone-strengthening calcium which is vital during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester when fetal bones begin to calcify. If a mother's calcium level drops, her body can pull calcium from her bones resulting in loss of bone density. Also includes 400 IU of vitamin D-3 to enhance calcium absorption.*
Iron
  • Includes iron to support placental and fetal needs and a mother's increased blood volume.*

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

As a dietary supplement, take three softgel capsules daily with food.

Serving Size 3 Softgel Capsules
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 15.00
Calories from Fat 15.00
Total Fat 1.50 g 2%
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide) 200.00 mg 44%
Iron (as Ferrous Fumarate) 18.00 mg 100%
Vitamin A (as Beta-Carotene) 4500.00 IU 56%
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 120.00 mg 200%
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol D-3) 400.00 IU 100%
Vitamin E (as DL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) 30.00 IU 100%
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1)(as Thiamin Mononitrate) 1.40 mg 82%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 1.60 mg 80%
Niacin (as Niacinamide) 18.00 mg 90%
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 10.00 mg 400%
Folic Acid 1000.00 mcg 125%
Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 8.00 mcg 100%
Biotin 35.00 mcg 12%
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium D-Pantothenate) 7.00 mg 70%
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate) 600.00 mg 46%
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 290.00 mcg 193%
Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) 15.00 mg 100%
Copper (as Cupric oxide) 1.30 mg 65%
Selenium (as Selenium Yeast) 70.00 mcg 0%
Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate) 2.60 mg 0%
Chromium (as Chromium Chloride) 45.00 mcg 0%
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 500.00 mg 0%
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) 550.00 mcg 0%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Soybean Oil, Gelatin, Glycerin, Caramel Color, Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener)

No Sugar, No Starch, No Preservatives, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Dairy.

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

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Distributed by: General Nutrition Corporation Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Health Notes

Prenatal Vitamins Support Full-Term Pregnancy

Prenatal Vitamins Support Full-Term Pregnancy
Prenatal Vitamins Support Full-Term Pregnancy
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Multivitamin use around the time of conception could be a safe and simple strategy to improve pregnancy outcomes

Prenatal multivitamins help pregnant moms to fill gaps in their diet and meet their own-and their baby's-special nutritional needs. Now researchers have found a link between taking multivitamins around the time of conception and prevention of early births and births of babies born smaller than normal for their gestational age.

Nearly 36,000 women participating in the Danish National Birth Cohort, a large ongoing study of pregnant women and their children, were included in the study. All of them reported using multivitamins, just folic acid supplements, or no supplements in the 12 weeks around conception: 4 weeks before the last menstrual period until 8 weeks after.

Multivitamins improve the odds

The women were followed until after delivery and were monitored for preterm births (delivery before week 37 of pregnancy) and births of babies that were small for gestational age (weight, length, or head circumference below the tenth percentile for the number of weeks of pregnancy). These are important measures of newborn health because infants born preterm or small for gestational age are at greater risk for a wide variety of health and developmental problems.

When the researchers looked at birth outcomes and vitamin use, they found the following:

  • Taking multivitamins around the time of conception was associated with a 17% lower risk of small-for-gestational-age births in all women. This effect was strongest in women who took multivitamins in the weeks after conception.
  • In women who were not overweight prior to pregnancy, taking multivitamins around conception was associated with a 16% lower risk of preterm birth.
  • Multivitamin use did not affect risk of preterm delivery in women who were overweight prior to pregnancy. (These women are already less likely to deliver preterm.)
  • Taking folic acid alone had no effect on risk of preterm or small-for-gestational-age births.

Having a healthy pregnancy and birth

"It may be that multivitamin use around the time of conception could be a safe and simple strategy to improve pregnancy outcomes," the study's authors said in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, while pointing out that more research is needed to show this definitively.

In addition to a multivitamin, there are a few other key supplements that you can consider taking during pregnancy:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids. We get these from eating fish, but due to pollutants like mercury and PCBs, pregnant women should eat fish judiciously (perhaps no more than 2 helpings a week). Supplementing with omega-3 fats during pregnancy has been shown to help ensure full-term births and healthy-sized newborns.
  • Vitamin D. Most of us don't get enough sun all year to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D, and some research suggests that pregnant women with low vitamin D levels are more likely to deliver preterm.
  • Iron, folic acid, and zinc. Low levels of these nutrients during pregnancy are associated with poor birth outcomes. If you don't take a prenatal multivitamin, remember to stay on top of these nutrients.

(Am J Clin Nutr 2011;94:906-12)

Maureen Williams, ND, completed her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle and has been in private practice since 1995. With an abiding commitment to access to care, she has worked in free clinics in the US and Canada, and in rural clinics in Guatemala and Honduras where she has studied traditional herbal medicine. She currently lives and practices in Victoria, BC, and lectures and writes extensively for both professional and community audiences on topics including family nutrition, menopause, anxiety and depression, heart disease, cancer, and easing stress. Dr. Williams is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.
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