How do vitamins benefit your baby?

How do vitamins benefit your baby?

This article may help answer:

Why do I need a pregnancy multivitamin?

How can I help protect my baby from neural defects?

Which vitamins are important for my baby?

Did you know that the recommended dietary intake of some nutrients increases by 50 percent when you are pregnant1?

Getting all those extra vitamins and minerals into your body through diet alone can be hard. That’s why it’s recommended that you start taking a pregnancy supplement, such as Elevit, from at least one month before you start trying for a baby.

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    Although small, there is a risk during early pregnancy that the neural tube (which later becomes the brain and spinal cord) doesn’t form properly. This risk is greatest in the first month of pregnancy, which is often before a woman even knows she is pregnant.
    Neural tube defects are defects of the brain, spine and spinal cord, most commonly spina bifida. However, the risk of neural tube defects is reduced if you have enough folate at the time of conception.

    • green leafy vegetables

    • citrus fruits

    • berries

    • bananas

    • some cereals and breads

    The demand for folate increases during pregnancy, and the easiest way to ensure you’re getting enough is to take a pregnancy supplement such as Elevit Pre-conception & Pregnancy, which contains 800 mcg of folic acid, which is a form of folate.

    Pregnancy increases your need for iodine because is is an essential nutrient for the growth and normal development of your baby’s brain and nervous system. Guidelines recommend that all pregnant women take an iodine-containing supplement throughout pregnancy to support the needs of their developing baby. Elevit Pre-conception & Pregnancy multivitamin contains 220 mcg of iodine.

    The demand for iron increases during pregnancy due to a rise in your blood volume and the growth of your baby and placenta. Iron is important to help prevent dietary iron deficiency and has benefits for your baby’s development. While red meat is the best dietary source of iron, it can also be found in:

    • fish
    • chicken
    • leafy green vegetables
    • legumes
    • enriched cereals
    • supplements (Elevit Pre-conception & Pregnancy contains 60 mg of elemental iron)

    The first 1000 days of a baby's life, from conception to their 2nd birthday, is a critical period for brain and nervous system development. While DHA & Choline plays a key role in this, most pregnant and breastfeeding women do not get enough of these important nutrients through diet alone as they can be cautious about eating fish during this time or may have diet restrictions.
    During pre-conception, pregnancy, and breastfeeding, it is recommended to supplement to reach adequate levels of DHA & choline and in turn support your growing baby.

    To reach the optimum level of Omega-3 DHA each day you would need to eat around 15 grams of salmon and for Choline you would need to eat around 3 boiled eggs each day.

    Find out more about how Elevit DHA & Choline Pregnancy can support your journey.

    Elevit Pre-conception & Pregnancy contains 19 essential vitamins and minerals and meets the reccommended daily intake for folic acid (folate), iron and iodine.

    No other pregnancy supplement contains more folic acid (folate) and iron than Elevit Pre-conception & Pregnancy.*

    Together with a healthy diet, taking Elevit Pre-conception & pregnancy every day will help provide you and your baby with the nutritional support you need during your pregnancy.

    *Compared to leading pregnancy multivitamins at August 2022

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