Elevit Pre-conception & Pregnancy Multivitamin: Elevit Australia

Elevit Pre-conception & Pregnancy Multivitamin

Elevit is a pre-conception and pregnancy multivitamin and mineral supplement that has been specially formulated to help meet the increased nutritional needs of women who are trying to conceive, pregnant and breastfeeding.

Elevit Pre-conception & Pregnancy Multivitamin

    Critical development of vital organs takes places within the first eight weeks of pregnancy. In order for your body to be able to fully support these developments, it requires higher levels of certain nutrients.

    Building up these levels can take time, which is why it’s important to start taking Elevit at least one month prior to getting pregnant. That way, your body is ready to support your baby’s health from the moment of conception.

    Elevit is a small once daily tablet that can be taken any time of the day. It is best to take Elevit from at least one month prior to conception and throughout pregnancy. For more tailored nutrition during breastfeeding, switch to Elevit Breastfeeding.

    Elevit is available in two convenient pack sizes:
    • Elevit 30’s for 1 month supply.
    • Elevit 100’s for over 3 months supply.

    Elevit is a comprehensive multivitamin and mineral supplement specifically formulated to support women trying to conceive, pregnant or breastfeeding. Elevit helps meet your increased nutritional requirements and supports your baby’s healthy development.

    No pregnancy multivitamin contains more folic acid and iron than Elevit. Elevit is Australia’s most trusted and No.1 pregnancy multivitamin* that meets the Australian recommended dietary intakes for folic acid, iron and iodine

    Find out how Elevit compares to other pregnancy multivitamins.

    *Elevit is most trusted pregnancy multivitamin, Kantar Australia October 2020. IQVIA MAT$ 20.02.21.

    Elevit ingredients

    Elevit contains the recommended daily intake of a range of important vitamins and is an easy way to help ensure you are supporting the healthy development of your baby at all stages in your pregnancy.

    Head of green brocolli

    Folic acid

    Elevit contains 800 mcg

    Folic acid (the supplemental form of folate) is a B group vitamin which aids development and growth. Increasing the amount of folate in your diet in the lead up to and during pregnancy can help prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida.

    Pile of spinach

    Iron

    Elevit contains 60 mg

    Iron is a mineral that supports our immune system, energy levels and helps transport oxygen in our blood. A lack of iron can lead to symptoms of fatigue, tiredness and a less robust immune system. Low levels during pregnancy can have an impact on the baby’s development.

    Cup of fresh milk

    Iodine

    Elevit contains 220 mcg

    Iodine is a mineral required for thyroid hormone, which is essential for healthy growth and development. Iodine is essential for cognitive development in children and therefore adequate iodine intake is an essential part of the pre-pregnancy and pregnancy diet.

    Bran flakes

    Magnesium

    Elevit contains 100 mg

    Magnesium is a mineral and plays an important role in the healthy structure of bones and teeth. It also assists in hundreds of other bodily functions. As with many other micronutrients, magnesium is required at a higher level during pregnancy. A supplement such as Elevit can help meet those increased needs.

    Brazil nuts

    Selenium

    Elevit contains 50 mcg

    Selenium is an essential mineral with antioxidant properties – it plays a vital role supporting immune system function. Selenium is also necessary for the production of thyroid hormones, which are crucial for the development of your baby’s brain and nervous system.

    Hard boiled egg

    Vitamin D

    Elevit contains 200IU

    Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps your body absorb the calcium it needs to support muscle strength and bone health. It also promotes immune function and cell growth and development.

    Grilled Salmon on asparagus

    B Group Vitamins

    Elevit contains B Group Vitamins

    There are eight B group (or B-complex) vitamins that the body needs to help it use the fuel we get from foods, such as carbohydrates, protein and fat. Without these vitamins the body can lack energy.

      Ingredient Quantity
      Folic acid 800 mcg
      Iron 60 mg
      Iodine 220 mcg
      Thiamine (B1) 1.4 mg
      Riboflavin (B2) 1.4 mg
      Nicotinamide (B3) 18 mg
      Pyridoxine (B6) 1.9 mg
      Cyanocobalamin (B12) 2.6 mcg
      Pantothenic acid 6 mg
      Biotin 30 mcg
      Ascorbic acid (C) 85 mg
      Colecalciferol (D) (200IU) 5 mcg
      dl-alpha tocopheryl (E) 18.7 mg
      Calcium 125 mg
      Zinc 11 mg
      Selenium 50 mcg
      Magnesium 100 mg
      Copper 1 mg
      Manganese 1.9 mg

      FAQS

      From the moment you decide to start trying for a baby you will no doubt have questions. Elevit can inform you and help you feel confident about why a pregnancy multivitamin is suitable for you.

        Elevit pre-conception & pregnancy multivitamin is a pregnancy supplement which has been specially formulated with 19 vitamins and minerals to help meet the increased nutritional needs of women who are trying to conceive or who are pregnant.

        Elevit pre-conception & pregnancy multivitamin is specially formulated to meet the needs of women who are trying to conceive or who are pregnant, helping provide baby with the best possible nutritional support. It contains 800mcg folic acid, which is clinically proven to reduce the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida2 , iron to help prevent iron deficiency and iodine to assist in the development of baby’s brain. Along with these key ingredients, Elevit also contains a range of vitamins and minerals to help support baby's development such as vitamin B3 (nicotinamide), vitamin D and minerals such as zinc, magnesium, selenium and B complex vitamins, in quantities aligned to the current Australian recommended daily intakes for pregnancy.

        No other pre-conception or pregnancy multivitamin contains more folic acid or iron for baby’s healthy development than Elevit. This is why it's only available from pharmacies. It is also a convenient one small tablet a day compared to many supplements which require 2 large capsules or tablets to be taken daily.

        *IQVIA MAT $ 20.02.21

        The original Elevit formulation (Elevit Pronatal) contained 800mcg folic acid. This formula was used in a large study1 that looked at the prevention of first occurrence of neural tube defects. Elevit has maintained 800mcg of folic acid based on this study and has been updated over time to include other key nutrients such as iodine.

        A subsequent clinical study2 demonstrated that protective levels of folate were achieved after supplementing with Elevit for just 4 weeks

        Folic acid has been widely studied for over 30 years. It is this form that has been clinically proven3 to reduce the effects of neural tube defects such as spina bifida. For this reason, government guidelines4 recommend all planning and pregnant women take a supplement containing folic acid.

        A recent Japanese study5 demonstrated that regardless of a woman’s MTHFR gene status, a daily multivitamin containing 800mcg folic acid (the same dose contained in Elevit) achieved protective serum folate levels after four weeks of supplementation.

        Elevit pre-conception & pregnancy multivitamin, taken in conjunction with a healthy diet, helps you meet the increased nutritional demands of pregnancy. Even with the best intentions, it can be difficult to meet these increased nutrient requirements from diet alone. For example, the recommended intake of iron increases 50% during pregnancy, and pregnant women are at risk of iron deficiency. Elevit helps prevent iron deficient anaemia. Similarly, there is an increased need for folic acid and iodine throughout pregnancy. Other vitamins and minerals that are required at higher levels throughout pregnancy include zinc, calcium, vitamin C, B6 and B12.

        Take one tablet daily while trying to conceive and throughout your entire pregnancy. It takes time to build up nutrient levels which is why it is important to take Elevit daily for at least 4 weeks prior to conception (or as directed by your healthcare professional).

        Take the whole tablet with water and preferably a meal. If suffering morning sickness it is recommended to take Elevit at midday or in the evening.

        Constipation is common symptom in pregnancy. Discuss treatment options with your health professional. We have put together some facts and tips to help with constipation here.

        Elevit pre-conception & pregnancy multivitamin is only available through pharmacies. In some states you will need to ask the pharmacist for it.

        Elevit pre-conception & pregnancy multivitamin does not contain gluten.

        Elevit pre-conception & pregnancy multivitamin does not contain lactose.

        Elevit pre-conception & pregnancy multivitamin contains a small amount of sucrose.

        No. Elevit pre-conception & pregnancy multivitamin does not contain any egg products.

        Elevit pre-conception & pregnancy multivitamin does not contain peanuts.

        Yes, Elevit pre-conception & pregnancy multivitamin is halal certified. It is not kosher certified.

        The only animal derived ingredient contained in Elevit pre-conception & pregnancy multivitamin is Vitamin D which is derived from sheep wool.

        Yes. Elevit Morning Sickness Relief is suitable to use during pregnancy and should be used in combination with Elevit pre-conception & pregnancy multivitamin, if you experience symptoms of morning sickness such as nausea and vomiting.

        Yes, Elevit Probiotics can be taken with Elevit pre-conception & pregnancy multivitamin. It is not a replacement.

        Yes, Elevit DHA can be taken with Elevit pre-conception & pregnancy multivitamin. It is not a replacement.

        Yes, it is suitable to take during breastfeeding. It is advised however to finish your pack and switch to Elevit Breastfeeding after the baby is born as Elevit Breastfeeding Multivitamin is tailored to the specific nutritional requirements for this stage to support your baby’s brain eyes and ongoing development.

        There are some reports that not all women can properly absorb folic acid, due to a common genetic variant known as MTHFR polymorphism. A polymorphism is a variation in a gene, which doesn’t necessarily affect how that gene works. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners guidance is clear6 that regardless of a woman’s MTHFR status, a supplement containing clinically proven folic acid is recommended for all planning and pregnant women. Some high-risk groups of women (e.g. women diagnosed with epilepsy) may have additional supplementation requirements, and this should be managed by their doctor. Bayer is committed to ensuring that its products keep pace with the body of science and current clinical guidelines. Please feel free to reach out to our Medical Information team if you have further questions.

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