Features & Benefits
Ingredients in Pregnancy Care Advanced have been shown to:
- Provide vegan-friendly specialised nutrition to support the health of mother and baby during preconception, pregnancy and lactation.
- Support healthy foetal development, as well as bone, brain and central nervous system health.
- Provide digestive-friendly, bioavailable minerals and activated B-vitamins to support energy levels and maternal health.
Iodine is critical for maternal thyroid health, foetal brain and central nervous system development, and is a common deficiency in pregnancy. Low levels of iron have also been linked to low birth weight and premature birth, while vitamin C requirements increase due to the larger blood volume in the mother and the unborn baby, which is implicated in blood vessel health.
Lutein, the predominant carotenoid in the infant brain, plays a key role as an antioxidant and in the development of vision, the brain and the nervous system. Choline is also important for foetal brain and central nervous system development. Studies have shown choline intake is insufficient in pregnant women, while common genetic variants may increase requirements for choline beyond current recommendations.
This formula features active B vitamins including B6, B12 and 5-MTHF for enhanced bioavailability. This formula also contains the highly absorbable bisglycinate forms of Meta Zn® (Zinc) and Meta Fe® (Iron), which are bound to the amino acid glycine for efficient uptake, minimising risk of side effects, such as constipation and/or nausea.