Conception and Pregnancy Care
Conception and Pregnancy Care
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Description
Oriental Botanicals Conception & Pregnancy Care is a broad-spectrum multivitamin and mineral supplement with 25 nutrients to support women’s nutritional needs prior to conception, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding

Features and benefits

  • Contains 25 nutrients to support new mothers and mothers-to-be
  • Supports preconception health, including supporting women’s reproductive health by reducing free radical formation in the body, and maintaining healthy hormone balance during the menstrual cycle
  • Supports a healthy pregnancy, including aiding healthy red blood cell production and maintaining healthy iron levels, which can be lower than recommended during pregnancy
  • Supports healthy development of the growing foetus
  • Contains activated forms of folic acid and vitamins B2, B6 and B12, which means they don’t require the same degree of metabolic processing to reach the form utilised by the body
  • Includes iodine, adequate levels of which are needed in the diets of mothers-to-be for normal foetal development
  • Contains vitamin D3 to help support bone health and mineralisation
  • Supports the increased nutritional requirements of women who are breastfeeding
  • Supports healthy stress responses in the body
  • Maintains healthy immune system function

How it works

During pregnancy, your nutritional status plays a key role in your own health and that of the baby you’re carrying.

For example, folate is involved in several aspects of conception and pregnancy including red blood cell production, foetal growth and the healthy development of your baby’s organs.

Taking a folic acid supplement also helps prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly.

In order to be utilised by the body, folic acid from supplement and folate from food need to be converted into 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF).

Oriental Botanicals Conception & Pregnancy Care provides 500mcg per day of activated forms of folic acid (250mcg folinic acid and 250mcg 5-MTHF as Quatrefolic®).

These forms of folic acid don’t require as much metabolic processing as regular folic acid before they can be utilised by the body.

Women with certain genetic profiles (including up to half of those of Caucasian and Asian backgrounds1) may have difficulty metabolising regular forms of folic acid. Due to their activated status, folinic acid and 5-MTHF are considered more suitable forms of folic acid for people affected by these genetic issues.

Oriental Botanicals Conception & Pregnancy Care also contains activated vitamin B2 (riboflavin sodium phosphate), vitamin B6 (pyridoxal 5-phosphate) and vitamin B12 (mecobalamin).

As with folic acid, taking vitamin B12 helps prevent neural tube defects in women whose dietary intake is inadequate, including those who are vegetarian and vegan.

Other nutrients that may be beneficial for women in the lead up to pregnancy include zinc, which maintains healthy hormone balance during the menstrual cycle. Along with other antioxidants such as selenium and vitamins C and E, zinc also supports preconception health by helping reduce free radical formation in the body.

Many women in Australia have low dietary intakes of iodine, so the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends supplementation with 150mcg iodine per day for women who are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding2. Adequate intake of iodine is required in the diets of mothers-to-be for normal foetal development, and in particular for healthy development of your baby’s brain, nervous system and cognition.

Similarly, many women in Australia who are in their childbearing years have inadequate levels of vitamin D3. Babies born to mothers with insufficient vitamin D are also likely to be low in this important nutrient, which is required for healthy foetal development and building healthy bones.

Oriental Botanicals Conception & Pregnancy Care also contains nutrients to support healthy red blood cell formation, immune function and stress responses in the body.

Additionally, this comprehensive multivitamin and mineral supplement provides a broad spectrum of nutrients to support the increased nutritional requirements of women who are breastfeeding.

During breastfeeding, Oriental Botanicals Conception & Pregnancy Care is suitable to use alongside Oriental Botanicals Breastfeeding Care, which contains herbs used to enhance breast milk production in traditional Western herbal medicine.

 

References:

  1. NSW Govt Health. About MTHFR – information for GPs. 2017: genetics.edu.au/health-professionals/mthfr-dna-test
  2. NHMRC. Iodine supplementation for pregnant and breastfeeding women. 2010: nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/new45_statement.pdf 

 

Ingredients

Each tablet contains

Calcium folinate (Calcium folinate) 270mcg
equiv. folinic acid 250mcg
as Quatrefolic® (Levomefolate glucosamine) 451mcg
equiv. levomefolic acid (5-methyltetrahydrofolate, 5-MTHF) 250mcg
Mecobalamin (activated vitamin B12) 500mcg
Thiamine hydrochloride (Vitamin B1) 31.8mg
equiv. thiamine (vitamin B1) 25mg
Riboflavin sodium phosphate (activated vitamin B2) 6.6mg
equiv. riboflavin (activated vitamin B2) 5mg
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 20mg
Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) 50mg
Calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B5) 27.3mg
equiv. pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) 25mg
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate monohydrate (Pyridoxal-5-phosphate monohydrate) 15.7mg
equiv. pyridoxine (activated vitamin B6) 10mg
Pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B6) 15mg
Choline bitartrate (Choline bitartrate) 250mg
Biotin 200mcg
Betacarotene (Betacarotene) 6mg
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 60mg
Colecalciferol (Colecalciferol) 25mcg
equiv. vit D3 1000IU
d-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate (d-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate) 7mg
equiv. d-alpha-Tocopherol (vitamin E) 8.5IU
Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone 7) - MenaQ7® 30mcg
Calcium (as glycinate) 50mg
Iron glycinate (Iron) 5mg
Iodine (as potassium iodide) 105mcg
Chromium (as picolinate) 30mcg
Selenomethionine (Selenium) 50mcg
Magnesium (Magnesium glycinate) 25mg
Manganese (Manganese glycinate) 2mg
Zinc (Zinc glycinate) 15mg

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

NO articial colours, avours, sweeteners or preservatives, gluten, wheat, nuts, dairy or animal products.

Directions

Directions for use

Recommended Dosage:

1 tablet once daily

Cautions

Cautions

Vitamin and mineral supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Advise your doctor of any medicine you take during pregnancy, particularly in your first trimester. Consult a healthcare professional if symptoms persist, or if you’re concerned about your health or your baby’s health. Do not exceed the stated dose except on medical advice. If you have had a baby with a neural tube defect/spina bifida, seek specific medical advice. WARNING: This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses; adults shouldn't take more than 150mcg a day from dietary supplements.

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