Elevit, in conjunction with a healthy diet, helps to meet the increased nutritional requirements that occur throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding. Despite even with the best intensions it can be difficult to meet these increased nutrient requirements from diet alone. For example there is an increased requirement for iron during pregnancy, and Elevit can help prevent dietary iron deficiency. Likewise, 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.