Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold

Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold

Formulated with essential nutrients for mother and baby

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Overview

Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold provides an ideal daily dose of 20 important nutrients for mother and baby including folic acid, iodine, DHA and vitamin D3. With a low-constipation iron.

Why use

Provides 20 important nutrients in total including a daily dose of:
  • 500 µg of folic acid which, if taken daily for one month before conception and during pregnancy, may reduce the risk of having a child with spina bifida/neural tube defects
  • 150 µg of iodine for baby's brain, visual motor skills and hearing development. Iodine supports the development of normal intelligence and IQ
  • Low-constipation iron
  • 1000 IU of vitamin D3
  • Odourless and concentrated fish oil, rich in DHA for baby's brain, eyesight and nervous system development

The Blackmores difference

All nutrients are important during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The following provides additional information on some special nutrients important during pregnancy and breastfeeding, that are in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Gold.

Folic acid – According to guidelines in Australia* this product contains 500 μg of folic acid, as it is recommended that women of childbearing age take 400-500 μg of folic acid per day for at least one month before pregnancy and for the first 3 months of pregnancy. 

*Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice, 8th edn. East Melbourne: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 2012.

Iodine  Requirement for iodine is increased during the whole pregnancy, especially the first 20 weeks.
Australian women are typically not receiving enough iodine. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends that pregnant and breast-feeding women take an iodine supplement containing 150 μg*daily.

*NHMRC Public Statement: Iodine supplementation for pregnant and breastfeeding women. NHMRC, 2010

Iron - Approximately one quarter of pregnant women report getting constipated when taking high doses of supplemental iron. That is why Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Gold contains a low-constipation, low-nausea, gentle on the tummy form of iron.

Omega-3 fatty acids - During pregnancy there can be an increased sensitivity to tastes, especially in the first trimester. Odourless fish oil means pregnant women can get the benefits of omega-3s without the fishy aftertaste.

B group vitamins - B vitamins support cellular energy production, with vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B5 all involved in cellular energy production. Vitamins B2 and B12 help the body use folic acid.

Vitamin D - Vitamin D supports the development of healthy bones and teeth. A review of nutrient intakes in pregnant Australian women suggested that dietary intakes were below recommended levels for vitamin D, while surveys of Australian neonates have shown approximately 40-57% of neonates have insufficient vitamin D levels

Zinc, vitamins C & D and betacarotene for immune health support.

Active ingredients per capsule

Fish oil

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containing omega-3 marine triglycerides 150 mg as: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 125 mg Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 25 mg

Nicotinamide

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Also called niacin; nicotinamide (vitamin B3) is a water-soluble nutrient involved in energy production and carbohydrate metabolism. Legumes, peanuts, wheat bran, and fish are all sources of vitamin B3.

Vitamin C

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Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a water-soluble antioxidant nutrient involved in many biological processes in the body. Vitamin C is found in a number of fruits and vegetables, great sources are capsicums, blackcurrants, oranges and strawberries.

Calcium carbonate
(calcium 50 mg)

125 mg

Biotin

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Biotin is a water-soluble nutrient belonging to the B group vitamins. Food sources of biotin include cheese, cauliflower and eggs.

Iron

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Iron is an essential mineral and an important component of proteins, such as haemoglobin, involved in oxygen transport and metabolism. Iron containing foods include lean red meat, poultry, fish, oysters, dried fruit, legumes, beetroot, whole grains and tofu.

Zinc

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Zinc is an essential trace element that plays a role in every living cell in the body. There are also around 300 enzymes that need zinc for healthy function. Zinc containing foods include meat, eggs, seafood- especially oysters, whole grains and seeds.

Magnesium oxide-heavy (magnesium 35 mg)

58.1 mg

Selenium

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Selenium is a trace element that acts a cofactor of antioxidant enzymes. Selenium makes it's way into the food chain through incorporation into plants from soil, leading to a variation in the amount of selenium in human adults around the world depending on the selenium content of the soils and crops in different locations. Selenium food sources include brewer's yeast, wheat germ, fish, seafood, Brazil nuts and garlic.

Chromium

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Chromium is an essential trace mineral needed for carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism. Chromium is found in brewer's yeast, wholegrain breads and cereals, cheese, eggs, bananas, spinach and mushrooms.

Vitamin B1

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Thiamine (vitamin B1) is a water-soluble nutrient required for converting carbohydrates into energy. Food sources include whole grains, beans, nuts, sunflower seeds, pork and beef.

Vitamin B2

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Riboflavin (vitamijn B2) is a water-soluble vitamin involved in ATP production and the metabolism of many of the other B group vitamins. Food sources include almonds, mushrooms and wild rice. Vitamin B2 supplements may change urine colour to bright yellow.This is harmless and temporary.

Vitamin B5

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Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is involved in the metaboloism of fats and carbohydrates for energy production. Vitamin B5 is found in sunflower seeds, peas, beans (except green beans), poultry and whole grains.

Vitamin B6

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Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6) is a water-soluble nutrient involved in the production of proteins, neurotransmitters and haemoblobin. Whole grains, legumes, bananas, seeds, nuts and potatoes are good sources of vitamin B6.

Vitamin B12

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Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) is an essential water-soluble nutrient needed for protein and DNA synthesis, folate metabolism, and red blood cell production. Food sources of vitamin B12 include egg yolk, fish, beef, milk and cheese.

Vitamin D

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Cholecalciferol (vitamin D) is a fat-soluble nutrient that is manufactured in the skin through the action of sunlight. Vitamin D regulates calcium and phosphate metabolism which is important in the maintainence of bone health.

Folic acid

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A water-soluble B group vitamin, folate is involved in the synthesis of DNA and RNA and the activation of vitamin B12 into it's active form. Folic acid is found in fresh green leafy vegetables, broccoli, mushrooms, legumes, nuts and fortified cereals.

Vitamin E

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Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient that exists in 8 different isomers (forms) of vitamin E alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol; and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol. It's main action is as an antioxidant which is responsible for many of it's functions in the body. Vitamin E is found in cold-pressed vegetable oils, nuts and seeds.

Iodine

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Iodine is an essential trace element and is an integral part of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine, required for normal growth and metabolism. An adequate intake of iodine is particularly important for pregnant and breastfeeding women when infants are entirely dependent on their mother's intake of iodine for normal growth and brain development. Foods containing iodine include seawater fish, shellfish, seaweeds and iodised salt.

Betacarotene

Betacarotene

Betacarotene is a fat soluble antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables- particularly carrots. Also called provitamin A, betacarotene is converted into vitamin A in the body.

Dosage

Adults – Take 2 capsules a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.

Contraindications and cautions

  • Not recommended for children under 12 years
  • Do not exceed the stated dose of folic acid. If you have had a baby with a neural tube defect / spina bifida, seek medical advice
  • This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150 μg for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded
  • Drink plenty of water

Medicine interactions

This product may interfere with certain other medications you may be taking. Click here to learn more.


Physical description

Oblong, opaque brown capsule
Always read the label. Use only as directed.

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HI,what is the production date of this Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold if I buy it now?
wang
wang 23 Jul 2016
Hi,

May I know what is the difference between AUST L 260743 and AUST L 218462 printed on the product label?

Thanks.
Marcus
Marcus 19 Jul 2016
Hi,
I bought a bottle of pregancy breast-feeding gold.

Can i get an answer whether my products are halal certified?

Batch 276439 exp. 19/05/17

Thanks very much.
Justin
Justin 13 Jul 2016
Hello,
I bought 3 bottles of pregancy breast-feeding gold. Here are some questions for you:
First,can i get an answer whether my products are halal certified? Batch 277098 exp. 07/01/18. Second, If they aren't halal certified, can pregnant woman take them? Third, what are the differences between the products which are halal certified and the products which aren't halal certified?
Thanks very much.
Biying
Biying 12 Jul 2016
Hi, I started to take the capsules from beginning of June. It's twins when I first had my ultrasound, and I read an article that i need to double up the dosage of the product. I finished a bottle recently and I re-visited the ingredients of the product and I realize that I might have overdosed? What is the best dosage for twins? Two capsules a day or it could be more? Also, would you please check for me if batch 276666 exp. 03/01/18 has halal certification?
Hi, on the ingredient list fish oil and Vit. E are listed as 'natural'. Are these the only ingredients that are naturally sourced? Are the rest all man-made chemical compounds?
Hi, can i get an answer whether my products are halal certified?

Batch 270750 exp. 14/09/16
and 275265 exp. 30/04/17
thanks very much.
Hi, I took this formula overseas as a gift to a cousin who is trying to get pregnant. Should she wait to start taking when she get pregnant or is it better to start straight away? Note that we cannot by any preconception formulation here. Regards,
Marina
Marina
Marina 24 Jun 2016